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Old 08-25-2019, 09:37 AM   #16
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Old 08-25-2019, 10:24 AM   #17
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Sorry, I still disagree.

I don't think the Delphi email is "so ridiculous and so funny". I think it's a pretty normal announcement-of-a-sale email, with perhaps a smidge too much of a "marketing" subject line, although I personally don't even feel that crossed the line. And I don't demand "originality" from emails telling me about a sale - I just want to know about the sale: what's on sale, when, how and how much. And the Delphi email provides that information.

The reason I'm continuing to object is that I have enjoyed and respect Delphi's books, and I'm not sure why they deserve an entire thread of their own to beat them up. And especially a thread that goes on to list sins (e.g. "personalized" emails that aren't...) that Delphi's email didn't commit, but which a casual reader might reasonably assume it did.

Since clearly we are going to continue to disagree on this, I'm not going to argue it anymore. But, for those who may not have received the email, here's the text of the email and also the accompanying image in the thumbnails, so you can decide for yourself.

NOTE: I have no affiliation with Delphi, other than liking their products.

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Special Offer: 3 for the Price of 2 on Thrillers, Adventure and Fantasy eBooks

Catch the last of the Summer sun this weekend, with 3 for the price of 2 on Thrillers, Adventure and Fantasy titles, including the latest releases. There's no coupon required, just start adding to your cart. Whether its a swashbuckling adventure, a spine-chilling thriller or a journey to a magical land, don't miss out on this generous offer!

Explore our range of Summer Reading titles for 2019 here.

Offer expires Midnight 27/08/2019 GMT


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I think we all realize it's marketing hype, but that's what makes it so ridiculous and so funny. It's all hype, or'hype-talk', without one shred of originality.

Sure, I too think they make very good ebooks, but that's about all.

In the meantime, can I interest you in a two-story house located on some prime real estate? Comes with a sheltered parking garage at no extra cost. This is a limited-time offer, so act now!
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Old 08-25-2019, 10:33 AM   #18
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Old 08-25-2019, 01:14 PM   #19
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We can certainly agree to disagree, I would hope.

However, I do stand by my quote on their email to me:


Their email to me - AND I QUOTE - is:

A special offer we just had to tell you about...


This still cracks me up, even though I continue (and will continue) to buy some of their often fine products.
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Old 08-25-2019, 01:21 PM   #20
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We can certainly agree to disagree, I would hope.

However, I do stand by my quote on their email to me:


Their email to me - AND I QUOTE - is:

A special offer we just had to tell you about...


This still cracks me up, even though I continue (and will continue) to buy some of their often fine products.
Well, the you could be the collective you of their email list.
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Old 08-25-2019, 01:46 PM   #21
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Old 08-25-2019, 05:51 PM   #22
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Wait, there's more! Fifteen (15) titles are on the free downloads page.
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Is this a Veg-O-Matic commercial?!
I missed the 15 titles completely, but I'm glad that someone saw them!

* * * * *

Sounds like a Billy Mays (R.I.P.) commercial: "But, wait! If you call in the next 30 minutes, we'll throw in this Veg-O-Matic absolutely free!"
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Is this a Veg-O-Matic commercial?!
I thought the "there's more" line was one that Steve Jobs always used at their conferences when he was announcing new stuff. But I think his line was "one more thing" or some such.
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I thought the "there's more" line was one that Steve Jobs always used at their conferences when he was announcing new stuff. But I think his line was "one more thing" or some such.
I wasn't aware of Steve Jobs using that line. He was a master pitchman, too, though an appropriately much more subdued one than the venerable Billy Mays.
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I thought the "there's more" line was one that Steve Jobs always used at their conferences when he was announcing new stuff. But I think his line was "one more thing" or some such.
Don't forget Columbo. He sure did irritate the suspects.
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At least his suspects were already guilty.
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Sorry, I still disagree.

I don't think the Delphi email is "so ridiculous and so funny". I think it's a pretty normal announcement-of-a-sale email, with perhaps a smidge too much of a "marketing" subject line, although I personally don't even feel that crossed the line. And I don't demand "originality" from emails telling me about a sale - I just want to know about the sale: what's on sale, when, how and how much. And the Delphi email provides that information.

The reason I'm continuing to object is that I have enjoyed and respect Delphi's books, and I'm not sure why they deserve an entire thread of their own to beat them up. And especially a thread that goes on to list sins (e.g. "personalized" emails that aren't...) that Delphi's email didn't commit, but which a casual reader might reasonably assume it did.
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I hate those "just for you" emails - as if a giant store is really going to send me a special email. Yeah right.

Much better are the ebay special offers directed to me and "a few others" offering discounts on items on my watch list. Sometimes the discount isn't worth the bother but a few times it's been pretty good and prompted me to go ahead and buy.
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