Hey Carol, I have to say... I think this is mean. This is for a good cause, right? But it seems you are encouraging your most loyal customers to pay full retail price, pay full shipping in the order, each rabbit for themselves instead providing of a decent way to combine our funds, and then Looney Labs gets to save money by combining on the shipping! And with each rabbit for themselves, there's no co-ordination on what gets shipped. What if lots of people bought treehouse and no-one bought fluxx? The soldiers get their games, we pay full price, and Looney labs makes a profit from retail and also gets to pocket the extra shipping they don't pay. Sorry, but that seems mean. If the company can't afford to give a discount on games for the cause, then that's understandable. But to make a special program that makes it look like a good thing, but actually looking closer, it appears to be simply a way to encourage sales while making people feel all warm and fuzzy about it. What I would have liked to have seen is something like: "Hey, if you donate money to Looney Labs, we'll use that money to pay for a discount order, and once we know how much money we have, we can nicely split the funds to make sure we get a nice cross section of our games out to the soldiers there, and we can use your dollars to best effect" I'm not expecting you necessarily to not make any money at all from the program, but without a discount, I have no incentive to go to Looney Labs over my FLGS. Indeed, without any financial incentive, I'm more tempted to go to my FLGS as I have a wider selection of games to choose from. Yes, as was pointed out, there are bulk discounts available from LL, but I can't afford an order that size. If Rabbits were able to donate to LL somehow, and have you guys figure out how much product that money would buy at cost (or just above cost, but certainly below full retail), I would be HAPPY to support the program. Timothy On 4/19/07, Carol Townsend <rabbit-support@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Hi folks! If you look on the Looney News today: http://www.looneylabs.com/index.html ... then you'll see some cool new stuff - including some information about Ziggurat Con - the first Gaming Convention happening in a war zone. The largest problem with running a Con in Iraq, of course, is that there are no local stores or game publishers. So we decided to help our fans send some games to the Troops!