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    Exclamation CDI OFFICIAL PRE ORDER FOR 2011

    First of all, let me thank everyone that has bought our products and wish everyone a Merry Christmas! Alright, we will be kicking off our official Pre Order Sale on Monday, December 27. All of our pricing is posted at:

    http://www.creativedisplays.com/Site...=Announcements

    I would like to address a few things before I get inundated with PM's:
    Earlier this season we alerted everyone to expect higher costs for the upcoming season. We are seeing prices for 2011 increasing by up to 25%. We factor in all things and take everything into consideration.

    The following are some of the reasons:
    Prices are based on the U.S. Dollar exchange rate in China which is down 8% to date and falling!
    The international copper cost going from US$7000/ton up to US$9400/ton, increasing 34%.
    The labor cost in China has increased 12% this last year and 30% over the last 3 years. The packaging costs are up 14%.
    There is a natural phenomenon that happens every year! The China factories shut down for the last 2 weeks in February for the China New Year. When they return from their celebration the costs always go up. We place our orders in early February to lock in the best possible prices.
    Now, are we the cheapest vendor out there? No, but we have been in business almost 20 years because we try to offer a premium product at a fair price. We have seen a lot of vendors come and go because they thought they could make a quick buck and didn't anticipate all the challenges that are out there. I realize we have another new vendor out there this year with lower costs. I sure hope they have factored in the cost of import duties and the escalating freight costs - there might be a rude awaking come April! I have been working with the boards since 2006 to allow participation in our Pre Sale. You might see some verbiage about a $1,000 minimum - this is for my commercial customers only.

    Also, please don't PM me as I don't always see these right away. I can be reached at paul@creativedisplays.com for fastest responses.
    We won't be taking orders until Monday, December 27 but for your planning purposes, our pricing can be found at:

    http://www.creativedisplays.com/Site...=Announcements
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails -pre-sale-pricing-11.pdf  

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    Default Re: CDI OFFICIAL PRE ORDER FOR 2011

    Great news, thanks Paul.

    This sounds like what my boss said last time i asked for a raise:

    The following are some of the reasons:
    Prices are based on the U.S. Dollar exchange rate in China which is down 8% to date and falling!
    The international copper cost going from US$7000/ton up to US$9400/ton, increasing 34%.
    The labor cost in China has increased 12% this last year and 30% over the last 3 years. The packaging costs are up 14%.
    There is a natural phenomenon that happens every year! The China factories shut down for the last 2 weeks in February for the China New Year. When they return from their celebration the costs always go up. We place our orders in early February to lock in the best possible prices.
    Now, are we the cheapest vendor out there? No, but we have been in business almost 20 years because we try to offer a premium product at a fair price. We have seen a lot of vendors come and go because they thought they could make a quick buck and didn't anticipate all the challenges that are out there. I realize we have another new vendor out there this year with lower costs. I sure hope they have factored in the cost of import duties and the escalating freight costs - there might be a rude awaking come April! I have been working with the boards since 2006 to allow participation in our Pre Sale. You might see some verbiage about a $1,000 minimum - this is for my commercial customers only.
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    Paul's pricing list...


    -pre-sale-pricing-11.pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by wbottomley View Post
    Paul's pricing list...


    -pre-sale-pricing-11.pdf
    ie, all the files from Paul's website put together in one handy dandy .pdf file for your easy reference!

    Thanks, William!! Great job!!!
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    For the guys in this area who are placing orders with CDI. If one of you in the Raleigh area would not mind adding on a small order for me. I don't have any where near $1000 minimum, so would appreciate the help. I can pay you any time...

    I want 100 of the DIMMABLE C-9 Retro Bulbs in BLUE. Paul's part number is C-9LEDBDIM These have 5 LEDs in each C9 bulb.

    After seeing how gorgeous Paul's C7 blue bulbs were in the wireframes last year, they made the incandescent C-9s on the house look turquoise !
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    Quote Originally Posted by kidcole View Post
    I don't have any where near $1000 minimum, so would appreciate the help. !
    Denny, you don't NEED a $1000 minimum order. That is for his commercial customers only.

    Paul lets us order with NO minimum dollar amount.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paulsessel View Post
    You might see some verbiage about a $1,000 minimum - this is for my commercial customers only.
    What John and Paul said!!! At the same time, if you want to combine on shipping, maybe we can do that, too. I need to sit down and get my order together soon. I have the first set of ideas, just need to implement them...
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    Quote Originally Posted by paulsessel View Post
    [FONT="Arial"][SIZE="3"][COLOR="blue"]First of all, let me thank everyone that has bought our products and wish everyone a Merry Christmas! Alright, we will be kicking off our official Pre Order Sale on Monday, December 27. All of our pricing is posted at:

    http://www.creativedisplays.com/Site...=Announcements

    I would like to address a few things before I get inundated with PM's:

    <snip>

    You might see some verbiage about a $1,000 minimum - this is for my commercial customers only.

    <snip>
    From Paul's announcement in post #1


    EDIT: Scott posted while I was typing
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    Jynx! buy me a coke! better yet, a strand of pixels!

    lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by scottmcl View Post
    Jynx! buy me a coke! better yet, a strand of pixels!

    lol
    I don't know if you are worth a strand of pixels! But I will go for a red cup drink!
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    Heads up. Last day of the pre-order!

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    Paul you have a great reputation in the Christmas community. As the old saying goes, "You Get What You Pay For".
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    Mine is in ..
    Thanks,

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    Quote Originally Posted by kidcole View Post
    Mine is in ..
    Got mine in yesterday, too. Many thanks to Denny for his last minute advice!
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