Nhu Nguyen xerantheum@gmail.com
Mon, 09 Jan 2012 16:42:41 PST
Hi everyone,

I have received a few comments about why the book offer is not extended to
members who are not in the US.

Please allow me to expand on what Arnold wrote in the original message (see
below). Arnold spent a lot of time sourcing and pricing the book. The Board
had an in-depth discussion about how we can fairly provide this benefit to
all members. The conclusion we came up was that shipping the book from
South Africa to the US then to another country would make the book more
expensive than if you were to order it from the source (in this case,
Rachel Saunders). The US postal system has a mailing category for "media
mail" which includes books. This is really advantageous because we can ship
within the US for a very cheap price. This is one of the many reasons that
made this book offer so affordable.

I hope that clarifies any concerns you may have. Feel free to email me if
you have any comments/questions.

Happy gardening!

PBS President

On Mon, Jan 2, 2012 at 1:19 PM, <arnold140@verizon.net> wrote:

> The Board of the Pacific Bulb Society has organized a group book order for
> Graham Duncan's book Grow Bulbs.
> PBS Membership Director Jane McGary has a review of Graham's book in the
> Bulb Garden Spring 2011 Vol. 10 issue 2
> Our forum member John Grimshaw has a note about the book on his Blog.
> http://johngrimshawsgardendiary.blogspot.com/2010/…
> The book will be available to US based members only who are paid through
> 2012 and have NO BX payments due.
> Overseas postage would make the book offer to expensive
> Cost of book delivered to US addresses only will be $45.00.
> The book offer will be prepaid only.
> You may pay via PayPal to pbs.treasury@verizon.net or via check to the
> address indicated below. Please mark you PayPal payment or check memo as
> Grow Bulbs.
> Closing date will be  12:00 AM January 31, 2012.
> Books will be mailed to US addresses via Media Mail to lower postage costs.
> Regards and Happy New Year
> Arnold Trachtenberg,
> Treasurer, PBS
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> Leonia, New Jersey 07605
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