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 Post subject: Shapeways black friday - 20% off orders $75 and up!!
PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 3:39 am 
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Today, black Friday, Shapeways is giving 20% off all orders $75 and up. The coupon code is:

tdzmu

The offer is valid until midnight tonight (EST). For the Europeans that's 6AM Saturday morning. You should check out the list of Shapeways puzzle stores. This is a good chance to pick up my brand-new Open Pentultimate.

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To make everybody happy, I've uploaded two variants of my Switch Box puzzle to Shapeways so you can all take advantage of Shapeways' great offer. You can either purchase the original variant or a new variant which has all corners open (I think this one will be more fun, the original was a bit too difficult for my taste).

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 Post subject: Re: Shapeways black friday - 20% off orders $75 and up!!
PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 9:03 am 
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And there's another deal: you can also choose to use v9v7r to get free shipping on any order of $75 or more. I think this may be beneficial to use over the 20% coupon if you're making a small order and shipping to your country is expensive.

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 Post subject: Re: Shapeways black friday - 20% off orders $75 and up!!
PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 10:24 am 
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Great News :)

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 Post subject: Re: Shapeways black friday - 20% off orders $75 and up!!
PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 3:49 pm 
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I've noticed that this 20% discount does not affect mark-ups so the shop owners get the mark-up they specified. This automatically allows the following trick: shop owner creates a model with $1 cost and $1000 mark-up. His partner buys it and pays only $800 due to the discount, the seller getting his $1000 mark-up. Thus the couple gets $200 profit for nothing as a gift from Shapeways. What do you guys think about it? :D

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 Post subject: Re: Shapeways black friday - 20% off orders $75 and up!!
PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 4:02 pm 
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In the past the discount codes only subtracted from the print cost and not the markup. So a $100 item with $100 of markup (in the shop for $200) would cost $180 after discount.

Of course this exposes the markup to buyers.

If Shapeways has made a mistake and instead is setting the price to $160 while still paying the designer the full markup, please don't abuse it. In the end they'd probably end up canceling a bunch of orders, possibly all of them. In addition to making a ton of work for Shapeways, it would probably ruin the discount for many others and possibly make Shapeways never offer a discount again.

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 Post subject: Re: Shapeways black friday - 20% off orders $75 and up!!
PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 4:19 pm 
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In the past there was one instance where Shapeways gave 10% off the full price but they've (wisely) stopped doing that. In that case it would have indeed been possible to conduct such an arbitrage but if it was too exorbitant they would have canceled the order.

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 Post subject: Re: Shapeways black friday - 20% off orders $75 and up!!
PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 9:48 pm 
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Awesome I just printed 5 puzzles can't wait!

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