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Dusty
11-14-2005, 08:21 PM
Just wanted to give you guys a heads-up in case there are still people on the fence about the Exclusive Leia. We just posted on the site that less than 50 are now available as of 6:00 PM (PST) 11/14/05!

http://www.sideshowtoy.com/cgi-bin/category.cgi?category=search&item=71191

We'll try to give warnings like this as often as possible on fast-selling items from now on! :duff

TheWitchKing
11-14-2005, 08:25 PM
Someone say Warning?? :joy

WARNING!!!! WARNING!!!! WARNING!!!!!!

Hurry before Leia disappears into a galaxy far far away...........

Shai
11-14-2005, 09:24 PM
Just wanted to give you guys a heads-up in case there are still people on the fence about the Exclusive Leia. We just posted on the site that less than 50 are now available as of 6:00 PM (PST) 11/14/05!

http://www.sideshowtoy.com/cgi-bin/category.cgi?category=search&item=71191

We'll try to give warnings like this as often as possible on fast-selling items from now on! :duff


GREAT IDEA DUSTY, THANKS
A LOT TO SIDESHOW

Daveyjaro
11-14-2005, 11:16 PM
Thanks for the warning, already ordered my Exclusive Leia days ago though.

Shadow King
11-15-2005, 09:18 AM
Already ordered.
Great to see her doing well.

Thanks for the warnings Dusty.

Darth Waller
11-15-2005, 10:27 AM
We'll try to give warnings like this as often as possible on fast-selling items from now on! :duff

You guys are doing an awesome job regardless of what some people think. :banana

kierbaudy
11-15-2005, 11:59 AM
Dusty, can you fix my newsletter, it always arrives late? :confused:

Dusty
11-15-2005, 12:21 PM
Dusty, can you fix my newsletter, it always arrives late? :confused:

We are very keenly aware of the problems with the newsletter, and believe me, we wish that we could send out all 20 million (well, not that many, but it's still a lot :p) newsletters and have them arrive instantaneously in inboxes around the globe! The problems come with your ISPs (AOL, etc). Since we blast out thousands upon thousands of newsletters at the same time, some ISPs only let a few in per hour from our mail delivery system because they may think it is spam. The newsletters leave our server in a timely manner (we have checked, and re-checked to make sure), but they are getting held up before being delivered to everyone, for various reasons. Chicky has posted on this matter in the 12" Luke thread:

http://sideshowcollectors.com/forums/showpost.php?p=77599&postcount=232

She mentions some newsletter upgrades - for instance having it available on our website when it's published, which would require a log-in to read, instead of delivering it to your inboxes. Stay tuned for more info! I just want everyone to know that it's a problem we are aware of and that we are trying our hardest to find a solution to it!

:duff

thamesvalidude
11-15-2005, 12:52 PM
Thanks for that Dusty. My newsletter didn't arrive until Sunday evening last week (it usually always arrives first thing Saturday). Fortunately, the Star Wars section came on time and I was able to get an exclusive Luke. Phew!:banana

Minimodel
11-15-2005, 01:54 PM
Mine came at exactly the same time!!:horror

But the newsletter does nt bother me enormously because(and i might be the only one thinking this)it does nt contain a lot of...well...news.I can find everything i need to know,and more,through the good folks on this forum.

tomandshell
11-15-2005, 02:37 PM
Log in with your password to read is a GREAT idea. That way we aren't all held at the mercy of our ISPs.

Viking28
11-15-2005, 03:20 PM
That would be cool to log in and see the newsletter for the week. ALSO I really love the quanity show icon that is now up! I hope we see more of those on other products.

Darth Waller
11-15-2005, 03:22 PM
Ordered it on the first day, but this icon rules! :banana

http://www.sideshowtoy.com/placed/low_04.jpg

Polystoner
11-15-2005, 06:15 PM
Ditto for the login newsletter, because I always get mine late, and I still have not gotten my newsletter at all for last week. But I wonder if login would just create another set of problems of a slow server with everyone logging in at once trying to read the newsletter. because you know, once we have the options all the SSF will want to know the exact time the newsletter is posted etc...

Also, the thermometer low quantity alert is a very cool marketing gimmick. I'll have to remember that if I ever get back into product marketing.

kierbaudy
11-15-2005, 08:03 PM
Thanks for your reply Dusty. I know some of the timing also depends on when you signed up for the newsletter, but mine looked like it got rolled back a full day from it's usual appearance. I signed up in Jan 2004. Log in's are a good idea but server overload will make it difficult.

Minimodel
11-16-2005, 02:41 AM
Feel free to shoot me down for this as i have nt got a clue as to the logistics involved,but what about Text messaging?Otherwise,everythings going to be a mad scramble is nt it?

Unique Soul
11-16-2005, 12:56 PM
According to the graphic it looks like maybe only 5 are left.

Darth Waller
11-16-2005, 03:32 PM
She's gone now. Another SW exclusive sold out. :banana

Polystoner
11-16-2005, 05:45 PM
So how many days was it? Was it Nov 4th it went up for order? So, 13 days?

wookilar8
11-16-2005, 06:18 PM
Ah no, more like 12 days.

lcummins
11-19-2005, 10:36 AM
And now the regular version is gone! Hope everyone got one who wanted one! :google

elwood49
11-19-2005, 10:56 AM
And now the regular version is gone! Hope everyone got one who wanted one! :google

Wow, the 1,250 ES for the regular is nice! :joy

I'll definitely be keeping my order for the exclusive now that the flood on Ebay for the regular should be a lot less. I don't see these going that low after this announcement. Probably around $190 or so.

Darklord Dave
11-20-2005, 06:28 PM
Why does Leia have such a low edition size? She's half of any of the guys and sold out pretty quick. Perhaps they got a bit burned with the Lukes returning to 2nd Chance so often, but I think Leia will be one of the most collectible of them all due to this low edition.

Protozaius
11-20-2005, 10:45 PM
They got "burned" by Luke because they made 500 more, long after it had sold out, as a SDCC exclusive. I'm sure a lot of people bailed out after seeing that exclusive.

I think it was a mistake to make so little of Leia.