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Rudy Valvano

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since Aug 15, 2013
Toronto, Ontario
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paul wheaton wrote:

Rudy Valvano wrote:So I heard there was a way to store Gift Codes in with My Stuff. But I don't have that tab among my options, below DM threads - I own.



When I click on "my stuff" and i look to the left i see "DM threads - gifts I manage" - not sure if you have that too.


It wasn't  there this morning but it is now. Thanks.
1 month ago
So I heard there was a way to store Gift Codes in with My Stuff. But I don't have that tab among my options, below DM threads - I own.
1 month ago

Shawn Klassen-Koop wrote:

Rudy Valvano wrote:I pledged $120 and planned to get all ebooks.
But on second thought, may I have 1 paper copy please? Thanks
Rudy V in Canada



Hi Rudy, we can do that. It looks like we'll need another $5 in shipping to square up. This link will allow you to do so:

https://permies.com/pp/5/rudy-valvano-kickstarter-fix


I thought shipping one book to Canada was $15usd.
I pledged $100 Glory +$20.  Backer #103.
And I'll  have to correct my address when the I get the final survey.
1 month ago
I pledged $120 and planned to get all ebooks.
But on second thought, may I have 1 paper copy please? Thanks
Rudy V in Canada
1 month ago
I notice Kickstarter is linking people to a pre-order page: https://permies.com/t/112519/Building-World-Backyard-angry-bad
The price is $7.99 but doesn't clearly state that it is an eBook.
1 month ago

Tim Bermaw wrote:

Sarah Theo wrote:Is there an option to pledge/pay $100 with 0 shipping for 0 physical
books?


Yes.  If you don't want any physical copies, just select Virgin Islands, U.S. as the "Shipping Destination" when you make your pledge.  Your shipping fees will be reduced to zero.

and then I can pledge $15 ($40 with shipping) for one physical book.


Yes, but you'll need to use a different Kickstarter "account" (with a different email address) for this one.  One Kickstarter "account" cannot have two different pledges for the same Kickstarter at the same time.

Shawn Klassen-Koop wrote:Can someone who has actually done this verify?


After you came up with the idea I did a bit of testing.  There's no way for a single Kickstarter account to record two pledges for the same Kickstarter, so if you want to make two pledges you need two accounts.  Each Kickstarter account can be accessed via either an email address or a Facebook account.  One email address can only be used to log into one account, so a person wanting to make two pledges needs to use either two different email addresses, or one email address and one Facebook account, or two different Facebook accounts.



I can confirm, as someone who also did it.
1 month ago

paul wheaton wrote: Two days ago I was telling fred that the kickstarter wasn't going to bring in enough money so we could get a well up at the lab - because the kickstarter would have to get to something like $150,000.  And this morning .... based on all the activity yesterday?  It's possible .... !


That's great news. I can't imagine how you make money after paying for all the bonuses. Must be a sweet deal maker.
When the dust settles might be time for a debriefing podcast, if people what to hear about those details.
1 month ago

Carlos Gomezvelandia wrote:
I’m going now for extra 20$ please come Join!!!


Okay, me too.  In for a penny; in for a pound.
1 month ago

Pfaffke van Oilsjt wrote:Less than 10 hours left!

I am wondering tho, for someone keen on dominating the world, its strange to see soo many American only stretch goals. The majority of the 'world' lays beyond America's borders ya know... (this is actually making me a bit sad and disappointed).


I don't  think trips to Wheaton Labs are American only but the Retirement book sure is.
As a Canadian I can understand feeling a tiny bit left out.
But I accept that some stretch goals will not appeal to everyone. I upgraded from 25 to 100 when the bonuses outweighed the $75usd increase. And did they ever!
Also, bonused to the Lab keep more money in projects that I want to see documented there. It could be the main reason about 1000 of us support all his kickstarters in the first 48 hours.
1 month ago

Shawn Klassen-Koop wrote:

Rudy Valvano wrote:
I just cringe at money being diverted from important projects on The Lab.



The trick is that the major expense is not in shipping the books to Paul. I'm driving them to him. The big expense is shipping that signed copy across the ocean. The unsigned copies will be printed one at a time overseas. And there is no way to get those ones signed.


Oh I see, it's print on demand. Can you send a digital signature, with a personalized message for each, as part of the print file? Not as nice as hand drawn ink but it's  good enough for Margaret Atwood.  ;)

P.S.
I hope you don't  have trouble with customs at the US boarder while carrying all those books. I had trouble coming home from US with a few books from a conference. My fault for not declaring them.
1 month ago