24 deals in 24 days. Let the countdown begin …

By Shayne Tilley
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SitePoint Christmas Sale!With the festive season just around the corner, and the close of another year looming, we wanted to finish 2009 on a high. Last year we released a special hard cover edition of The Principles of Beautiful Web Design, which were all snapped up in a week. This year we’ve got something bigger up our sleeve…

We’re very excited to present:

The 2009 SitePoint Christmas Advent Calandar.

For those who have never had the pleasure of owning an advent calendar, this is the way it works. For each day of the calandar, you open up a little door and receive a special gift. Usually the surprise is in the form of a trinket, or sweet treat.

But this webby advent calendar is a little different. Every day, from December 1st until Christmas Eve, we’ll unveil a new 24-hour-only deal on SitePoint goodies. Each day’s deal will be different, with a grand finale on the 24th.

Signing up to our email updates will guarantee that you don’t miss out on this December to remember. It will ensure the latest deal is delivered to your inbox the moment it’s available.

To give you a taste of what’s up for grabs, our top selling 5-PDFs-for-the-price-of-1 deal is sure to make a return at some stage, as will our 2-kits-for the-price-of-1 deal. But you’ll also see huge discounts on some of our most popular titles, and bundles so cheap, that resistance will be futile. :)

Make sure you don’t miss out on a bargain — sign up now!

For more information, or to see the countdown, visit: http://sale.sitepoint.com

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  • pistachiojoe

    I’m excited to see what you have to offer. Unfortunately, your sale.sitepoint.com page defaults to day 2 and doesn’t display today’s sale altogether.

  • Thanks pistachiojoe, the page has been fixed.

  • I got error when want to continue paying with paypal.

  • jrm.robert

    As it was told in the email we received from sitepoint, the first deal in the 24 days/24 deals series promised to be a craker ! Too bad I didn’t even had a chance to grab it (I’m probably not the only one). The advent calendar wasn’t working right on 1st of december, and now the offer has ended… I hope there will be more such great offers during the countdown, otherwise I will be very angry guys !

  • A friend of mine gave me “The Principles of Beautiful Web Design”, and loved it. Now you have my attention :)

  • @akmal — I had a chat with our customer support team and it’s the first they’ve heard of a paypal issue — might be worth giving it another shot.

    @jrm.robert — making people angry couldn’t be further from what this campaign is about. So given we had a little 2 hour outage on the landing page, if anyone wants the Day 1 deal, drop books@sitepoint.com an email.

  • Anonymous

    problem solved. i forgot to enable back my cookies. my bad. i have successfully pay it. thanks.

  • AndyDH

    This is a pretty cool idea, however, I was shopping on the site yesterday for the book “Build your own database driven website,” but I went to the actual book page. No where on there was a link or mention about the advent special yesterday that apparently offered the book and pdf with the php chart for $19.99 as opposed to $49.99 on the books actual page, and now that I have seen the advent calendar today, the deal is closed. I would have most likely bought it for $20, that is a great deal.

    Also, for yesterday’s and the December first’s deals (now closed) it says “Sorry, this offer is now closed – for now.” Does that mean that the offer will be available again? For the same prices?

    Another question I thought of, what if there is more than one deal I am interested in, is there any way to combine orders/shipping on multiple deals, making them even better deals? For example, I am interested in a number of books SitePoint offers, the previously mentioned one and a few others. If the other ones I am interested in become available in a later deal, will I have to pay multiple shipping charges?

    thanks, hopefully I’ll be able to take advantage of some of these deals.

  • Hi AndyDH — lots of good questions, let me go through 1 by 1

    1. Books page — good point, not something we factored, but when you put it that way, I agree and we’ll see what we can do
    2. ‘the for now ;)’ means that you probably want to make sure you check back on the 23rd if you missed a deal you want. Unfortunately though sold out deals won’t make a return (which yesterday was one) — that’s all I’ll say :)
    3. The deals are unfortunately 1 day only deals, so you can’t combine them. That said — there are a couple coming up that include two printed books, which will automatically give you free shipping. Shipping is pretty expensive, I don’t think we pass on 100% of what it cost us normally. So with the huge discounts were offering, if I was to give free shipping, we’d actually be loosing money with some of the international orders.

    Hope that answers all your Q’s

  • AndyDH

    Thanks, I understand about the 1 day only and not being able to combine shipping, would have been nice, but these are some pretty significant discounts, so that would make it too good to be true.

    I’ll be checking back frequently thanks for the info!

  • Anonymous

    I though these offers were great, so I purchased the Simply SQL + PDF offered at $19.95 and to qualify for free delivery another book + pdf.

    On purchasing I have charged the full amount:

    1 Simply SQL $34.95
    1 PDF Download: Simply SQL $9.95
    1 Deal-a-day 2009 Bonus Christmas Gift Basket $0.00
    1 Deliver First Class Web Sites: 101 Essential ... $39.95
    1 Deliver First Class Web Sites: 101 Essential ... $9.95

    Subtotal: $94.80
    Shipping: $0.00
    GRAND TOTAL (USD): $94.80

    How can you trust the offers?
    I hope this is an error and will be rectified.