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Author Topic: cthorpe has agreed to be Discount Coordinator: thank you!  (Read 7010 times)

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cthorpe has agreed to be Discount Coordinator: thank you!
« on: May 04, 2007, 03:29:09 PM »
Carl Thorpe (cthorpe) has very generously agreed to act as Discount Coordinator at DC for an indeterminate amount of time (until he gets sick of it).

If you have a program you'd like us to inquire about getting a discount on for DC members, feel free to send Carl a message through the forum, although i think it's always more helpful to make a post about the idea and then contact carl separately, that way he can see if there is additional interest in it.  Feel free to remind him of past discount requests that never materialized.

And if you are a software author who wants to offer a good discount to DC members, carl is now the person to talk to.

Three cheers for Carl, let him know you appreciate him volunteering his time  :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup:

« Last Edit: May 04, 2007, 03:30:44 PM by mouser »

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Re: cthorpe has agreed to be Discount Coordinator: thank you!
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2007, 03:37:44 PM »
That's very decent of you, Carl.  Thanks very much for assuming that role!

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Re: cthorpe has agreed to be Discount Coordinator: thank you!
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2007, 03:51:41 PM »
Yes, thanks Carl. I'd actually forgotten that the call had gone out for someone to do this but having been reminded of it, I'm glad you've taken it on!
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Re: cthorpe has agreed to be Discount Coordinator: thank you!
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2007, 04:29:30 PM »
I'm glad that I can help out.   :D

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Re: cthorpe has agreed to be Discount Coordinator: thank you!
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2007, 06:12:25 PM »
For c's a jolly good fel-low.
For c's a jolly good fel-low.
For c's a jolly good fel-l-ow.
Get fifty percent off 'til June.  :P

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Re: cthorpe has agreed to be Discount Coordinator: thank you!
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2007, 06:17:38 PM »
Haha, nice lil' song tinny :)
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Re: cthorpe has agreed to be Discount Coordinator: thank you!
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2007, 06:34:35 PM »
 ;D that's excellent tinjaw! :greenclp:
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Re: cthorpe has agreed to be Discount Coordinator: thank you!
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2007, 02:10:45 AM »
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Re: cthorpe has agreed to be Discount Coordinator: thank you!
« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2007, 08:40:38 AM »
Well done Carl for taking on the job - we DCers appreciate it.

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Re: cthorpe has agreed to be Discount Coordinator: thank you!
« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2007, 01:48:24 AM »
Well done Carl for taking on the job - we DCers appreciate it.
Yes, we do!

Out of curiosity, how do you usually go about getting discounts? Do you follow some official DC guidelines of some sort?

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Re: cthorpe has agreed to be Discount Coordinator: thank you!
« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2007, 04:42:20 AM »
If Carl follows the route that Mouser and I used... we write to the software author, using an email that follows a template, and ask for a discount!

The email...
  • describes the ethos of DonationCoder
  • explains that we are not asking for a percentage of the sales
  • links to any appropriate reviews / discussions of the software on the DC site
  • gives a few stats about our membership
  • invites the author to become a part of our community
  • gives guidelines on the size / type of discounts that we like to offer
  • explains that the discount will be published in our newsletter - and gives the latest readership figures

I found that response was generally very good, most authors wrote back, and around 50% showed interest in offering a discount, and many offered free copies for the monthly give-away.

However, it is hard work! There are lots of details to iron out and it all takes time and dedication; so please support Carl and wish him success...

His work is for our benefit!


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Re: cthorpe has agreed to be Discount Coordinator: thank you!
« Reply #11 on: May 06, 2007, 07:55:35 AM »
ah, cool. Thanks for enlightening me, Ampa!

btw, since there's been some talk about how to spend our DC Credits, I suppose this is another worthy cause :)

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Re: cthorpe has agreed to be Discount Coordinator: thank you!
« Reply #12 on: May 06, 2007, 08:14:53 AM »
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btw, since there's been some talk about how to spend our DC Credits, I suppose this is another worthy cause

*Absolutely* it is.  cthorpe doesn't get paid for this, so send him a few credits to show him you appreciate his effort please  :up:

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Re: cthorpe has agreed to be Discount Coordinator: thank you!
« Reply #13 on: May 06, 2007, 08:32:19 AM »
ps. Ampa did an incredible job as previous discount manager  :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup: