piranha: red origami crane (Default)
[personal profile] piranha
These popular resources are almost gone forever!

From must-have magazines to favorite books - get them before they disappear!

so claims today's email from interweave press (a crafting magazine publisher).

dear interweave.

i actually like a lot of your offerings. ok, so you still haven't realized that some of us are fat, which limits the usefulness of your patterns for me, but that's besides the point here.

the point is that you're sending me email pushing your offerings. EVERY.SINGLE.DAY. yes, i subscribed originally, but i am about to unsubscribe. i am not actually paying attention anymore because email every single day about something that is not urgent news is too damn much. i bin most of it. which means i almost didn't see this. ironically, that would have been better for you.

what the hell, interweave? we live in the digital age, and you actually caught on fairly quickly, and i can now get a lot of crafting information, whether written or video, by downloading it from you. all very painless, and you might have noticed that this inclines me to purchase more.

but not when you throw pretend-scarcity in my face. these popular resources are almost gone forever? really? in the past, if a resource was popular, the publisher would eventually do another print run. now that is a whole lot less effort -- scan the thing if you haven't already (hey, google might do it for you! would you prefer that?), and format it nicely into a pdf/epub, and you're done. if indeed the resource is so very popular, and some people want to hold it in their lanolin-softened hands, you can do a print-on-demand offer just for them. so don't give me this bull to hasten me into purchasing something because it might be gone otherwise.

my urge to buy pretty knitting candy is all gone for today because i hate being manipulated. funny how that works.

on 2012-10-23 22:28 (UTC)
jesse_the_k: Alan Cummings, all glammed up in blue eyeshadow and filmy red dress vamps in lime green room under the words "drama quee (Alan the drama queen)
Posted by [personal profile] jesse_the_k
Word. I'm a beader and almost drowned in their constant promotional stuff. Even the ones they claimed were "once a week" appeared daily.

on 2012-10-24 10:01 (UTC)
firecat: red panda looking happy (Default)
Posted by [personal profile] firecat
They are definitely trying too hard in the advertising department.

on 2012-10-24 10:51 (UTC)
benedict: Kitten meows (rawr! by fritters)
Posted by [personal profile] benedict
I've had the same problem with coffeecup software, sort of. I bought *one* thing from them and daily emails that I kept because maybe something interesting. Eventually unsubscribed and ran away.


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