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Found Deals and Discounts / Re: The BitsDuJour Bundle
« on: December 13, 2010, 12:29 PM »
Hi DonationCoders!

Again thanks for supporting BDJ, we know that there are a lot of fans on here. So a lot of changes went up last night, and the big one is that we're now Mac & PC, with one of each every day, or a cross-platform app like we see with the bundle.

Yes we're already talking about a Developer bundle, that one will probably have to be platform specific. We are also featuring our every-day deals on the new Dashboard, expanding out the deals you can get at BDJ.

Just wanted to say thanks for the continued support.

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FYI: In Australia we use NAB (National Australian Bank).

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The point is that unless the local currency check is issued by your LOCAL bank or the LOCAL branch of the Foreign bank, you are still at the mercy of your local bank and the foreign bank involved.

Thanks so much for posting this, I want to clarify everything, and I just had a long conversation on the phone with the head of RebateDelivery so that I know I'm saying the right thing.

For the following countries we send you get paid directly using electronic funds transfer or bank transfer in local currencies from a local bank:

Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Guadeloupe, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Martinique, Netherlands, Poland, Réunion, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, United Kingdom

For the following countries we send you get paid directly by check in local currencies from a local bank:

Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Cyprus, Denmark, France, Gibraltar, Greece, Guyana, India, Ireland, Malaysia, Malta, Monaco, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden

So in Singapore, for example, the consumer gets a Singapore bank check (from ABN AMRO Bank, a Singaporean Bank) in Singapore Dollars.

In Australia, you're being paid in Australian dollars, from an Australian bank, not an Austrailian branch of a US bank.

So for all these countries listed above there should be no bank fees, and there is no currency conversion, and you're being paid from a bank in that country.

The only International case where we do send out a USD check is to the "Limited Support Countries", which are those not listed above, they're on the FAQ and a very long list which I don't want to spam here. As you can see, these probably represent only a small fraction of purchasers.

I'll be updating our FAQs to properly reflect this. Thanks for raising such an important point, I hope I've clarified it.

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Guys, please check the FAQ. For the majority of European countries, and many more, including Germany, France and the United Kingdom, you will be paid in your local currency:

http://www.boomerapp.com/about/#rb2

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I wasn't trying to cast any shadows on Bits - I have used your site for some time now, purchasing many of my apps there. Very respectable web site. It's the rebate issue in general that gives me heartburn.

I'm very glad you hold us in good regard, hopefully we can change your perception on rebates. Heck, I'll go one better, if anyone has any problem whatsoever with a rebate from BoomerApp I'll personally write them a check.

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Not to rain on your parade, but mail-in rebates?? Mail-in rebates have to be one of the worst possible deals for consumers....

You're right that some mail-in rebate companies refuse or make the rebates hard to get, that's why we've partnered with RebateDelivery. This is a new company and was set up by the former owner of SwiftCD and earlier RegSoft, which were since sold to Digital River. I've known the owner personally for several years. They know the software industry inside out, and have built the infrastructure and organization from the ground up to do it right.

I've tried the process myself and it's quick, painless, and just plain works.

We've run BitsDuJour off of the support and trust of independent software vendors and software enthusiasts, we're not about to wreck it by partnering with a fly-by-night organization that doesn't have the same values that we have.

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The rebate deals only last one week so you'll need to act fast to make the most of them.
hopefully the postal service is good :)

He means that the *deal* is only good for one week, I think.  From the site FAQ, you have 30 days in which to mail in the rebate.

Correct, the deal is avialable for a week, but you have 30 days to post your rebate form.

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It all works with mail-in rebates. You pay the retail price up-front, and then print out the special rebate form. After you've posted it to one of our worldwide locations we'll send you your payment within two business days.
does that "worldwide" mean that this software can be bought from any country in the world?
Yes it does, you can purchase in any country (apart from those on the US trade embargo list i.e. Cuba)

The rebate deals only last one week so you'll need to act fast to make the most of them.
hopefully the postal service is good :)
Depends on your country, but we've tested it and it works great in the US and Europe.

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By now we hope you've all seen BitsDuJour.com the daily software discount website, well, we've gone one better!

We're thrilled to announce the launch of our newest software discount website:
http://BoomerApp.com

So, what makes BoomerApp unlike all the other software websites out there? We think a lot. Firstly we can offer software deals that are up to 100% OFF of the regular retail prices.

It all works with mail-in rebates. You pay the retail price up-front, and then print out the special rebate form. After you've posted it to one of our worldwide locations we'll send you your payment within two business days.

What's more, after you've made your purchase, you may be offered another software application which you can choose to get instead of redeeming your rebate, the choice is yours.

We're excited to feature some great software vendors to bring you some really excellent software, at prices lower than we've ever been able to get on BitsDuJour. Our software roster is invite-only at the moment, and hope to feature some of the best software out there. The rebate deals only last one week so you'll need to act fast to make the most of them.

We know that a lot of DonationCoder visitors are BitsDuJour fans, we want to thank you for your continued support and welcome you to visit the new website.

The rebate deals go live right now, so stop by or follow us on Twitter:

http://BoomerApp.com
http://twitter.com/BoomerApp


--
Nico Westerdale
http://www.BoomerApp.com - The NEW Software Rebates Website

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We're very happy to announce the re-launch of http://www.SoftwareMarketingResource.com .

After a two-year hiatus we've renovated the entire website, with a bold new look and many more features.

Our popular resources sections now allows voting so you can instantly see which download site, registration service or press release distribution service the community has rated the highest. You can also add your own URL instantly.

http://www.SoftwareM...source.com/resources

We've revamped our articles section, moving to a blog format with comments allowed, and we've got a host of new articles coming up so stay tuned for more updates or subscribe to our RSS feed. We also welcome your article submissions.

http://articles.Soft...arketingResource.com

Software Marketing Resource offers a number of premium services for ISV’s looking to connect with potential partners, develop marketing strategies, and subcontract or outsource various marketing tasks.

These services include our daily deals promotions that you can find on http://www.BitsDuJour.com, allowing you to ratchet up your sales and product visibility by running a 24-hour discount promotion. We also have several affiliate promotions and a developer partner program where we can sell your software on http://www.iconico.com.

See our Service Center to find out more:

http://www.SoftwareM...nect/vip/center.aspx

Our marketing forums have now been re-opened too:

http://www.softwarem...ngresource.com/forum

So please stop by and start contributing, we'd love to have you back.

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Thanks Jim, looks like we're in the clear

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Thanks for the reply Jim, you should get emails tonight at midnight, if you could let me know then that would help.

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Nico from BDJ here, we've had some email problems starting last week, and today we think we resolved them. What happened was that spammers were using out 'Send to a Friend' form to relay spam, clogging up our servers. Today we plugged the holes and normal service should have been resumed.

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Deozaan,

We're more interested in getting great writers, if you can be in NYC then that would be preferable, but if not then it's ok.

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No you can work from anywhere.

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We're branching out, and we need additional writers to help us keep up with writing an increasing number of software reviews that we feature on bitsdujour.com. If you or someone you know has a good writing style coupled with a savvy tech know-how then please click below and respond to the ad.

Job Ad here:
http://newyork.craig...h/wri/772856878.html

Thanks also to the DonationCoder community for your continued support.

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Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Bits Du Jour and GAOTD one-day deals
« on: February 01, 2008, 09:26 AM »
Screen Measurement Pack (Screen Calipers, Screen Protractor and Screen Compass) was mentioned in his first post almost a year ago. I for one would sure like to see this bundle offered at Bits du Jour again!  :up:

We will certainly have the Iconico products up on Bits du Jour again, we did a few over Christmas but we'll have the pack up at some point. I coded the measurement tools and most of what you see on Iconico, some of the apps date back to 2000. Nice to be here too guys.

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Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Bits Du Jour and GAOTD one-day deals
« on: January 31, 2008, 11:01 PM »
First off let me thank you all for your continued support of Bits du Jour. I'm the owner of the site and it's great to see it discussed here and we really thank the community for making it what it is. I just wanted to make a quick plug for our latest endeavor: Daily Deal Affiliate Web-Stores. In a nutshell you can now place all our deals and reviews, rss and newsletters on any website, seamlessly branded and easy to set up. All info is here:
http://www.bitsdujou...x?page=partners.aspx

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Thanks for posting Tinjaw. We're actually holding our 50% off coupon code open until after the weekend.

The coupon is valid for the PC and Mac versions of the Screen Calipers and also the PC and Mac Screen Measurement Pack, containing the Calipers, Protractor and Compass.



Get the coupon code here: http://bitsdujour.co...og2/wordpress/?p=334

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