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#1 NEprairiemom

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 11:40 AM

right now the Homeschool CO-OP is offering 20-50% off the price of Math Mammoth if enough people buy the program...but there are a few things I dont understand or wonder about....maybe someone here can help me...

1) do we have to wait until the end of the offer (March 31st) to receive the product we want?

2) is there any way of knowing how many people have bought and where the percent off is?

3) is there anyway to "change our order" if the percentage off goes up? Or is that the risk involved with this offer??

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 11:54 AM

right now the Homeschool CO-OP is offering 20-50% off the price of Math Mammoth if enough people buy the program...but there are a few things I dont understand or wonder about....maybe someone here can help me...

1) do we have to wait until the end of the offer (March 31st) to receive the product we want?

2) is there any way of knowing how many people have bought and where the percent off is?

3) is there anyway to "change our order" if the percentage off goes up? Or is that the risk involved with this offer??

thanks.

Yes, you have to wait until the end of the offer. It usually takes a few days beyond that to process all the orders.

It lists on the page how many orders there are currently and what the current group price is.

You commit to ordering at a certain percentage off, so you can choose to only buy if the discount reaches 50% (or whatever percentage works for you). For the past several years, I believe it has always gotten to 50% off.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 11:56 AM

right now the Homeschool CO-OP is offering 20-50% off the price of Math Mammoth if enough people buy the program...but there are a few things I dont understand or wonder about....maybe someone here can help me...

1) do we have to wait until the end of the offer (March 31st) to receive the product we want?

2) is there any way of knowing how many people have bought and where the percent off is?

3) is there anyway to "change our order" if the percentage off goes up? Or is that the risk involved with this offer??

thanks.


1) yes. When the sale is complete they give you a link in your subscriptions page to get your download.

2) Under current quantity ordered it is listed there. Conditional orders I don't think count toward it because the %off might not be reached. I could be wrong. With MM, the last few days everyone buys. It can be a nail biter to make sure it hits 50%, but 125+ orders really isn't that many.

3) If you order and the % gets increased then you get that % off. Nothing is finalized until the sale ends. I conditionally ordered the everything bundle, so I have some time to think and let it sit to see if I really need the whole thing. I can always cancel or change the % for that order before the final sale if I change my mind or it doesn't look like it will hit 50% off.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 12:37 PM

right now the everything package and the light blue series is at 20% off...now if I were to comit to buying both packages at 50% off...then I would have to buy both packages, right? But what if I only commit to one of the 2 packages and the OTHER one hits 50%...did I lose then?

Does that question make sense? If I were buying outright, I would only buy the lt blue books...but if I could get the whole thing at 50% off...I might consider that....but I don't want to be forced into buying 2 packages, nor do I want to have to buy one package at full price, when I could have at least reeived 20% off.

Hmmmm.....not sure what to do. suggestions please???

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 12:45 PM

right now the everything package and the light blue series is at 20% off...now if I were to comit to buying both packages at 50% off...then I would have to buy both packages, right? But what if I only commit to one of the 2 packages and the OTHER one hits 50%...did I lose then?

Does that question make sense? If I were buying outright, I would only buy the lt blue books...but if I could get the whole thing at 50% off...I might consider that....but I don't want to be forced into buying 2 packages, nor do I want to have to buy one package at full price, when I could have at least reeived 20% off.

Hmmmm.....not sure what to do. suggestions please???

In the past, orders for all products have been grouped together (so 100 everything, 10 light blue, and 15 dark blue would get all products to 125), and all products get the same discount. I'm pretty sure it is the same this time (if you look currently, "Current quantity ordered" is 15 for all products, though the number of conditional orders varies on each one).

Does that make sense?

I'd email the co-op if you want to be sure they haven't changed policies.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 12:53 PM

if that's the case, that makes it easier...then I just need to make a decision and go with it...thanks.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 01:10 PM

Personally, I don't think the "Everything" bundle makes sense unless you're dealing with a bunch of different needs (ie. one kid who needs a full curriculum, and another who only needs focused review in different subjects). Light blue and dark blue are the same content, just arranged differently, so there's no real benefit to having both. Green and gold are extra practice without the teaching (and go up to a higher level), but most people find that the blue workbooks provide more than enough practice in themselves, and the green/gold are best for supplementing a different curriculum. You can also generate extra practice sheets for free using the included Soft-pak software or the online worksheet generator Maria runs (http://www.homeschoolmath.net/). "Make It Real" looks cool, but it's still cheaper to buy one of the blue series plus that than the "Everything" package. The "States by Numbers" workbooks are, to my understanding, the same (or very similar) content with the numbers varying by state, so you're going to be better off just buying an individual state from the MM webstore rather than buying all 50 unless you're teaching a class or something.
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 01:48 PM

THAT was VERY helpful...thank you for breaking it down that way...now I totally understand all that is offered and I KNOW that what I am going to need is just the Light Blue series. thanks.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 02:17 PM

Personally, I don't think the "Everything" bundle makes sense unless you're dealing with a bunch of different needs (ie. one kid who needs a full curriculum, and another who only needs focused review in different subjects). Light blue and dark blue are the same content, just arranged differently, so there's no real benefit to having both. Green and gold are extra practice without the teaching (and go up to a higher level), but most people find that the blue workbooks provide more than enough practice in themselves, and the green/gold are best for supplementing a different curriculum. You can also generate extra practice sheets for free using the included Soft-pak software or the online worksheet generator Maria runs (http://www.homeschoolmath.net/). "Make It Real" looks cool, but it's still cheaper to buy one of the blue series plus that than the "Everything" package. The "States by Numbers" workbooks are, to my understanding, the same (or very similar) content with the numbers varying by state, so you're going to be better off just buying an individual state from the MM webstore rather than buying all 50 unless you're teaching a class or something.


Oh sure.... Change my mind for me. :tongue_smilie:
I already have blue (bought for GB's math gaps) but I'm tired of trying to line up what she has for light blue using Blue for JJ and H. GB also needs Gold Worksheets to use with Pre-A and Algebra for extra practice. It's not that much more at 50% of than buying just Gold 7B and Algebra. Since he needs loads more practice and to be taught different ways, I thought Real Life Math might help him, so I added that in. At this point, I may as well buy the whole package since I have JJ and H using it from 1st grade up and basically I'm getting the States bundle and Blue (which I already have) for free. That is, if it hits 50%.

I love MM and I'd like to not have to worry about the sales anymore and just be done with it. At least that's how I convinced myself at the time. ;)

I did see that there was a way to change the conditional % right in the my orders page.

Edited by Plum Crazy, 08 March 2013 - 02:57 PM.


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Posted 08 March 2013 - 03:05 PM

I just thought of something else...with all of the other books I bought, I consider the resale value when I buy them...I can't resell downloads...so what do you do with them when you are done...just delete them? That just seems weird to me...am I missing something??

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 03:10 PM

I just thought of something else...with all of the other books I bought, I consider the resale value when I buy them...I can't resell downloads...so what do you do with them when you are done...just delete them? That just seems weird to me...am I missing something??


Well, you can't really do anything with them once you are done. PDF's can't be sold like books. But you are getting 6-8 grades worth of math in one purchase for a really affordable price.

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Actually, I don't see a cancel option, so maybe for MM, they don't offer it. As I said, I can change my conditional % off from My Orders. Maybe you can only cancel certain sales. If you have any questions about it, you can always email them or ask the question in the box when you order. They are pretty good about responding back.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 03:23 PM

So if you do a conditional order, you still have to enter your cc info right? And then if it doesn't get as low what you wanted, you're not charged?

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 04:03 PM

Your cc is not charged until the end of the sale. And yes, that is exactly how I interpret it.

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 01:25 AM

Your cc is not charged until the end of the sale. And yes, that is exactly how I interpret it.

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