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Patch
Posted 2016-10-28 11:30 AM (#529547)
Subject: Time to place your orders for the 2017 OFC Calendar.



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Well, the time has come everyone! The first draft of the 2017 OFC Calendar is off to the editors. Of course, in order for this project to fly at all, I need to know how many to order. So here's the deal:


The cost for the calendars in the continental United States will be $21. This includes the calendar, shipping fees, and Paypal fees with the exception regarding international shipping detailed immediately below.

 

I know many of our overseas members have inquired about shipping, but I can only provide a ballpark figure based on the U.S. Postal Service website. I can estimate the size and weight of course, but beyond that it is pure guesswork. From what I can tell, shipping to Europe and Australia will run about $13 extra to send it via First Class mail. Of course, I can try to combine orders and ship for those who can easily get them around to each other. So when you order, please be sure to remind me if you are overseas so I can budget everything accordingly.

 

I anticipate picking up the calendars sometime in early to mid-December and usually ship them the same day or the next at the latest. If it is early enough in the day, I usually stuff the envelopes at the printers (They are nice enough to let me use their conference room table.) and go straight to the post office. What this means is that the sooner I receive payment the better, so I can have the envelope/box addressed and ready to go the minute I pick up the calendars.

 

This is important!

 

The spreadsheet I use to track everything is sorted by your OFC user name. Please be certain to include it in however you contact me so I can keep records straight. This is especially important if you communicate via email.


Payments can be made via Paypal to:
ofc-calendar@patchworkmcg.com


I would prefer not to post my mailing address on an open internet forum. So if you prefer to send a check or money order, please contact me via email and let me know. Email is best; as last year I could not empty my PM box fast enough to keep up with the orders. Again, use ofc-calendar@patchworkmcg.com. It goes without saying that if you are paying via snail mail, the sooner you send the check, the better.


Be certain of course to include your shipping address when you order

 

You would be amazed how often people forget that last part.

 

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Damon67
Posted 2016-10-28 1:38 PM (#529549 - in reply to #529547)
Subject: Re: Time to place your orders for the 2017 OFC Calendar.



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$ sent for 3

Thanks again Patch
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guiguite
Posted 2016-10-28 3:08 PM (#529551 - in reply to #529547)
Subject: Re: Time to place your orders for the 2017 OFC Calendar.


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Sent for one (with 13$ more for shipping to France)
Thanks Again for all.
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Old Man Arthur
Posted 2016-10-28 3:45 PM (#529552 - in reply to #529547)
Subject: Re: Time to place your orders for the 2017 OFC Calendar.



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Ordered two. Thank You
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Jonmark Stone
Posted 2016-10-28 3:58 PM (#529553 - in reply to #529547)
Subject: Re: Time to place your orders for the 2017 OFC Calendar.


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Done. Thanks Patch.
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standing
Posted 2016-10-28 4:06 PM (#529554 - in reply to #529547)
Subject: Re: Time to place your orders for the 2017 OFC Calendar.



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Order placed, thanks again Patch!
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bburg
Posted 2016-10-29 12:02 AM (#529556 - in reply to #529547)
Subject: Re: Time to place your orders for the 2017 OFC Calendar.



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Patch, shipping for two to Germany is $13 twice?

Bernie
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DetlefMichel
Posted 2016-10-29 7:38 AM (#529558 - in reply to #529547)
Subject: RE: Time to place your orders for the 2017 OFC Calendar.



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"shipping to Europe and Australia will run about $13 extra .."

so I sent about 34$

and look forward to my new calendar.
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Patch
Posted 2016-10-29 7:53 AM (#529559 - in reply to #529556)
Subject: Re: Time to place your orders for the 2017 OFC Calendar.



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I'm afraid so Bernie. I used to be able to put two in an "express mail" box to make it less expensive, but the postal service has jacked up the overseas price for that to....wait for it....over $60!!!!!

So now I have to ship each one separately to save what I can.

I know, I know....It kind of stinks how much shipping costs anymore. It's part of the reason I eventually stopped buying and trading like I used to. (That and the recession caught up to me.)

To be honest, I might go a little negative with just $13 dollars per envelope. I hate to say it, but it depends on the postal clerk I get. You see, in the past, some have used the spiral binding to declare that the envelope is now, magically, a package....which costs more of course. It has led in the past to going from one post office to another until I find someone too busy to care...or decent enough not to care.

(Now you all know one of the little hidden hassles of doing the calendar every year. "Christmas Queue At the Post Office" would be a good title for a song don't you think?)

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DanSavage
Posted 2016-10-29 11:42 AM (#529567 - in reply to #529559)
Subject: Re: Time to place your orders for the 2017 OFC Calendar.



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Patch - 2016-10-29 5:53 AM

To be honest, I might go a little negative with just $13 dollars per envelope. I hate to say it, but it depends on the postal clerk I get. You see, in the past, some have used the spiral binding to declare that the envelope is now, magically, a package....which costs more of course.

Patch,

It might be too late for this year, but I thought I'd speak up. Just because the calendars have (always) been spiral bound, doesn't mean they have to be spiral-bound forever.

I'm okay with a folded calendar. If it saves $$$ to print and makes it easier (read: cheaper) to ship, so much the better.

Dan

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DanSavage
Posted 2016-10-29 3:24 PM (#529569 - in reply to #529547)
Subject: Re: Time to place your orders for the 2017 OFC Calendar.



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Money for 3 paypaled to your account. Thanks again!
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Patch
Posted 2016-10-29 4:35 PM (#529571 - in reply to #529567)
Subject: Re: Time to place your orders for the 2017 OFC Calendar.



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I'm starting to think the same thing Dan. My past reasoning was that spiral bound looks nicer with the same price. We'll see next year.

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seesquare
Posted 2016-10-30 11:39 AM (#529576 - in reply to #529547)
Subject: Re: Time to place your orders for the 2017 OFC Calendar.


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Done, & dusted, for one.
Thanks, Patch!
Yeah, Screw The Spiral. Could be another good song title....
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bburg
Posted 2016-10-30 1:15 PM (#529578 - in reply to #529547)
Subject: Re: Time to place your orders for the 2017 OFC Calendar.



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Patch, don't worry. I just want to know it.

Money for two is gone via PayPal.... and thank you very much!!


Bernie
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Damon67
Posted 2016-10-31 1:50 PM (#529590 - in reply to #529571)
Subject: Re: Time to place your orders for the 2017 OFC Calendar.



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Patch - 2016-10-29 2:35 PM

I'm starting to think the same thing Dan. My past reasoning was that spiral bound looks nicer with the same price. We'll see next year.

 

Spirals do look nicer. They hang flat much better too.

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FlySig
Posted 2016-10-31 5:58 PM (#529599 - in reply to #529547)
Subject: Re: Time to place your orders for the 2017 OFC Calendar.



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Money sent for 2. Thanks for taking on this project yet again!
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jay
Posted 2016-10-31 9:03 PM (#529602 - in reply to #529547)
Subject: Re: Time to place your orders for the 2017 OFC Calendar.



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Patch, just paid for 2.
Thanks again for doing this.
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Patch
Posted 2016-11-02 4:07 PM (#530636 - in reply to #529547)
Subject: RE: Time to place your orders for the 2017 OFC Calendar.



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Thanks to all who have ordered so far. It's greatly appreciated as this is always the time I start to get nervous.

First, the final draft for printing went in yesterday. I'm always afraid I've missed a detail.

Secondly, I always sweat getting enough orders to cover all of the costs. So far, we have made good progress, but we have a ways to go yet.

Keep those orders coming!

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adamkrz
Posted 2016-11-02 4:13 PM (#530637 - in reply to #529547)
Subject: Re: Time to place your orders for the 2017 OFC Calendar.


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sent money for 2 calendars, Thanks..
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Bradf4rd
Posted 2016-11-02 4:28 PM (#530638 - in reply to #529547)
Subject: Re: Time to place your orders for the 2017 OFC Calendar.


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Just paid for two but may order more later if they are not already sold out.
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Patch
Posted 2016-11-07 10:17 AM (#530668 - in reply to #529547)
Subject: RE: Time to place your orders for the 2017 OFC Calendar.



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Okay then!

Between my full-time job, my part-time job, and my graduate studies, I finally got around to getting the spreadsheet up to date. So far, 29 calendars have been purchased. Please keep those orders coming in.

And of course, thanks...big thanks...to all who have ordered already.

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arumako
Posted 2016-11-08 8:56 AM (#530686 - in reply to #529547)
Subject: Re: Time to place your orders for the 2017 OFC Calendar.



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Thanks as always Patch! Just sent the payment! Whoohoo! Gonna be a great Christmas!
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MWoody
Posted 2016-11-08 12:13 PM (#530692 - in reply to #529547)
Subject: Re: Time to place your orders for the 2017 OFC Calendar.



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Just ordered two and included a small tip.

Thank you sir!
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Designzilla
Posted 2016-11-08 5:50 PM (#530698 - in reply to #529547)
Subject: Re: Time to place your orders for the 2017 OFC Calendar.


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Hey Patch. money sent! I'm looking forward to another great year of Ovations!

Thanks!
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Patch
Posted 2016-11-10 10:26 AM (#530728 - in reply to #529547)
Subject: RE: Time to place your orders for the 2017 OFC Calendar.



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Thanks Woody, you're the best.

Little by little the supply is dwindling. Order while you can.

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MatureWolf
Posted 2016-11-10 4:27 PM (#530733 - in reply to #530728)
Subject: RE: Time to place your orders for the 2017 OFC Calendar.



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Hi Patrick!

Payment for two calendars just sent.

Thanks for all your efforts!

Best,

Alex

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Jimmer
Posted 2016-11-11 5:20 PM (#530743 - in reply to #529547)
Subject: Re: Time to place your orders for the 2017 OFC Calendar.


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Patch

Just sent PayPal for the usual three calendars for me, my daughter and my buddy Brian.

Thanks as always!

Jim
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Mark in Boise
Posted 2016-11-13 8:11 PM (#530765 - in reply to #529547)
Subject: Re: Time to place your orders for the 2017 OFC Calendar.


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I finally remembered to order one, but forgot to add my shipping address, so now I'll send a separate email.
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Phil Wong
Posted 2016-11-14 7:59 PM (#530768 - in reply to #529547)
Subject: Re: Time to place your orders for the 2017 OFC Calendar.


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Order Placed. Note section includes item ordered and mailing address. Thank You Patch
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dvd
Posted 2016-11-15 3:09 PM (#530776 - in reply to #529547)
Subject: Re: Time to place your orders for the 2017 OFC Calendar.



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PayPal sent for one, thanks again for all the effort, Patch!
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Geostorm98
Posted 2016-11-15 5:38 PM (#530778 - in reply to #529547)
Subject: Re: Time to place your orders for the 2017 OFC Calendar.



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Payment sent for 2. Thank you Patch.
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Patch
Posted 2016-11-17 10:09 AM (#530796 - in reply to #529547)
Subject: RE: Time to place your orders for the 2017 OFC Calendar.



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I just spent some time updating the spreadsheet and want to thank everyone who has ordered again.

The calendars are officially getting low, with about 25 left. Get one before they're gone!

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SOBeach
Posted 2016-11-20 6:54 PM (#530815 - in reply to #529547)
Subject: RE: Time to place your orders for the 2017 OFC Calendar.


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Paypal sent Patch.

As always, thanks for all your time and effort on these.

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Patch
Posted 2016-11-24 8:37 AM (#530886 - in reply to #529547)
Subject: RE: Time to place your orders for the 2017 OFC Calendar.



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Still some calendars left. Order while you can on this crazy shopping weekend!

 

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Patch
Posted 2016-11-30 1:43 PM (#530970 - in reply to #529547)
Subject: RE: Time to place your orders for the 2017 OFC Calendar.



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I should be hearing from the printer soon, and every year I have people wait just a bit too long to get a copy of the calendar. So be sure to get you order in before they are all gone!

As always, thank you to everyone who makes this work out each year.

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Nancy
Posted 2016-11-30 4:14 PM (#530972 - in reply to #530970)
Subject: RE: Time to place your orders for the 2017 OFC Calendar.



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Thank YOU Patch for doing this Labor O' Love for us!!!
We know how much work it is, and you already have your hands full, and then some!
We really do appreciate the time and effort you put into this for us!!
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360Ovation
Posted 2016-12-02 3:01 PM (#531013 - in reply to #529547)
Subject: Re: Time to place your orders for the 2017 OFC Calendar.


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Just placed a very tardy order ... assuming there's still one left, since you haven't said "nada mas" yet...!

Looking forward to seeing these after that sneak peek at the cover!
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Patch
Posted 2016-12-03 7:59 AM (#531019 - in reply to #529547)
Subject: RE: Time to place your orders for the 2017 OFC Calendar.



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Thanks 360. You are still ahead of the curve.

Who else wants a Calendar?

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Patch
Posted 2016-12-08 9:39 AM (#531143 - in reply to #529547)
Subject: RE: Time to place your orders for the 2017 OFC Calendar.



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I hope I'm not being a pest, but I want to bump this again as a reminder. If you want a calendar, now's the time to order. There are 20 left, and once they are gone, they are truly gone. Every year, folks PM me in January looking for one...or three...but there is not much I can do.

So if you are thinking of getting one, or giving them as gifts, let me know ASAP.

And BTW, I should be picking them up sometime next week, although the exact day is a mystery. (It's a busy season for printers I'm told.) With any luck, they will start showing up at your homes and businesses in less than two weeks. I've already started preparing labels, envelopes, and boxes so I can just fill'em and ship'em.

Thank you everyone for keeping this project alive every year. We always seem to cut it close, but we always seem to pull it off as well.

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Patch
Posted 2016-12-14 9:15 AM (#531251 - in reply to #529547)
Subject: RE: Time to place your orders for the 2017 OFC Calendar.



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It's officially time to get excited!

The calendars are ready to be picked up, and I will take the drive to get them tomorrow. With any luck, everything will be mailed by Friday afternoon.

So who else wants one?

 

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Lonnie
Posted 2016-12-14 5:50 PM (#531257 - in reply to #529547)
Subject: Re: Time to place your orders for the 2017 OFC Calendar.



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I would love one! (better late than never).... Merry Christmas to ME!
PayPal sent, Thanks Patch!
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arumako
Posted 2016-12-15 8:09 AM (#531262 - in reply to #531251)
Subject: RE: Time to place your orders for the 2017 OFC Calendar.



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Patch - 2016-12-13 11:15 PM

It's officially time to get excited!

The calendars are ready to be picked up, and I will take the drive to get them tomorrow. With any luck, everything will be mailed by Friday afternoon.

So who else wants one?

 


Thanks Patch! Safe journeys, and thanks for your generosity! Merry Christmas to you and yours!
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Phil Wong
Posted 2016-12-20 11:18 AM (#531366 - in reply to #529547)
Subject: Re: Time to place your orders for the 2017 OFC Calendar.


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Great Job as always Patch. Thank you
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DanSavage
Posted 2016-12-31 11:36 AM (#531592 - in reply to #529547)
Subject: Re: Time to place your orders for the 2017 OFC Calendar.



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Ordered another one. Threw a little bit more dough in for your time and trouble.
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Patch
Posted 2017-01-06 9:37 AM (#531742 - in reply to #529547)
Subject: RE: Time to place your orders for the 2017 OFC Calendar.



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The last few orders are all on their way. Some have probably already reached their destinations.

I still have 18 calendars left, so don't be bashful about ordering more.

Thanks again to all involved!

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jawjatek
Posted 2017-01-31 8:37 AM (#532405 - in reply to #529547)
Subject: RE: Time to place your orders for the 2017 OFC Calendar.



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Sent paypal for one calendar. Thanks.
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Patch
Posted 2017-01-31 12:03 PM (#532412 - in reply to #529547)
Subject: RE: Time to place your orders for the 2017 OFC Calendar.



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I got it yesterday and put one in the mail for you on my lunch break. Let me know what you think.

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