Fine Games for Players &
Collectors, 2078 Madrona St., North Bend, OR 97459-2143
(541) 756-4711 10am-9pm PST (-8 GMT), email: M.Dean@FineGames.com website: www.FineGames.com
It's that time of year again: time for Fine Games' biggest & best sale of the year, Round 1 of our Annual Clearance Sale, with exactly 1,000 games at very special prices. You can get up to a 46% discount on top of our already discounted prices on any of 1,000 games, magazines, gaming supplies, etc. But don't delay; the hottest items sell quickly, and this offer expires after Monday, 6 December.
1. Round 1 of Fine Games Annual Clearance Sale
We are pleased to announce our biggest & best offering on games this year, Round 1 of Fine Games Annual Clearance Sale. 1,000 items are included, we have increased the maximum effective discount beyond prior years, AND we have lowered the base price on many items. All to offer you a great deal you just can't resist. We'd very much like to put a bundle of games in your hands in time for the holidays.
This is the first of two rounds (three counting the preliminary sale just ended). In Round 1, we offer you FREE games when you buy a certain number of other games at our normal selling price. You can get a FREE game by buying as few as two games; get up to 6 FREE games if you buy 7. And there is no limit to the number of FREE games you can get. Just follow the rules included in our Annual Clearance Catalog (PDF), and remember that your FREE games are the lowest priced items among each discrete bundle.
You can follow our ongoing ever-changing Clearance offers from our Annual Clearance Web Page. This includes a weekly special on all our sports, family & Euro-style games in stock. Special prices on all games in those categories.
New this year is a spreadsheet tool to help you review our Clearance Catalog. This is a preformatted table withing an Microsoft Excel spreadsheet you can use to sort, select, filter by publisher or historical era, etc., to best serve your needs. Available in both a Excel 2007 XLSX (in a ZIP file), and a Excel 1997-2003 XLS formats, most of you will be able to make use of this. However, this is the first year we have attempted this tool, so consider it to be a prototype. We welcome your suggestions on how to make it useful to you.
FYI, Round 2 of our Annual Clearance will begin in early December, and includes simple pricing on most of the items you see in Category 2 which remain when this sale ends.
Remember, things sell quickly on this sale, so don't delay in looking it over. And Round 1 ends after 6 December — mark your calendar. Finally, all items must ship this year to qualify for clearance pricing.
2. Fine Games Christmas Shipping Deadlines:
To insure that you receive by Christmas any games you may order in the last half of December, we offer these guidelines for last minute ordering. We do have many options at our disposal, so if you have any doubts or questions, please contact us about your specific needs. And if you don't tell us when you need a package, we can't insure that it gets to you in time; just tell us what you need. And remember that all games ordered under this Clearance Sales must ship this year to qualify.
For Delivery To: Order By: Eastern & mid-Western USA Thursday, 15 December West Coast & Rocky Mtn States USA Monday, 20 December Last Minute USA (via UPS 1,2,3 day or Priority Mail) by Wednesday, 22 December International Addresses incluidng APO/FPO late November (delivery date uncertain)
Fine Games will closed for the balance of the year — goin' campin' — after the last package ships out on Thursday, 23 December. We will reopen about Tuesday, 4 January.
3. Print a Listing Of Our Complete Inventory
You can print a catalog of the FULL BREADTH of our game inventory. This catalog shows ALL the games, magazines, supplies, parts, etc, we offer (omitting only redundant listings). Download it anytime as PDF Acrobat file:
4. UPS Announces a 5.9% Increase in Ground Shipping Rates for 2011
Continuing a decade-long pattern, UPS announced this week that its rates for 2011 will reflect a price increase of 5.9%, far above the rate of general inflation or that of gasoline.
As a simple percentage, that would translate into an increase in our own price for standard shipping of $0.75. However, we likely will absorb a portion of this added cost; our standard shipping price for boxed shipments is projected to be $14.00. However, our beloved postal service, the USPS, has not yet announced what it plans for the coming year.
5. Get Special Offers on Games for YOUR Birthday Next Year
Beginning in January of 2011, Fine Games will offer you special deals for your birthday. Just tell us your birth month & day, and when your birth month rolls around, we'll make you an offer by email that will hopefully will give you the gift of games for your birthday. Just send us an email with your full name, city (so we know who's writing) and your birth month & day.
6. Gift Certificates
Gift certificates are always available in any denomination. They make great gifts for the gamers in your life, relieving you of the chore of selecting games for them. Just tell us what denomination you'd like, and we'll then mail the 'gift of games' to you or to your lucky gift recipient.
Fine Games gift certificates never expire, and can be used in part or whole towards the purchase of everything we offer including shipping.
Thanks for your business and support, !*FirstName*!.
Fine Games for Players & Collectors
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