< Piro >
Saturday - October 8, 2005
Ok, i have two news items to touch on today, one of them being something we've been planning for over a month, the other is something completely unexpected.
First the bad stuff. It appears that a major upgrade installed by our shopping cart vendor has unfortunately broken International Shipping. At this time, we are not able take international orders in the MegaGear store, and we are unsure as to when this issue will be resolved. This is a big deal because the holiday season is approaching, and those of you outside of the US have to order things fairly early to ensure you'll have them for Chirstmas. They are working on it, but we are also looking at various other solutions.
The biggest change in the upgrade was a new and revised checkout system. The new system does not seem intuitive to us, so please make sure you pay close attention to the various steps in the new interface. Yay for fixing things that weren't broken. ^^;;
The second news item today is about a little trip Sarah and I will be taking towards the end of this week - Sarah has finished pulling together all of the gift purchases of art and school supplies all of you have made to the Pine Ridge Reservation. It's quite impressive what all of you have enabled her to pull together, and we decided that the best way to get it to them is to fill the van and drive it out there ourselves. Besides, we haven't had any kind of vacation since our honeymoon two years ago.
The trip is kind of like a super long weekend trip - October 13th to October 19th. For the MegaGear store, please be aware that all orders placed after 1pm on Wednesday, October 12th will not be shipped until October 20th. You can place orders while we are away, but we will be unable to respond to email inquires or process orders until we return. Kinda hard to ship things when we aren't even in the state :P
Sarah is working on a rant with all the details, so look for it in the next few days :)
I'm pushing hard to try to NOT miss any comics because of this trip (an attempt thwarted by the shopping cart issues this week) I have a horrible track record with getting ahead, but i'm gonna see if i can beat the odds this time. Story is rolling along too nicely now to have any huge gaps in it. Worst case there will be a DPD or SGD or something in the mix. Wish me luck :)