I'm writing to you today for a couple of reasons. To those who have
already signed on with the new server and may receive two copies of this
note, I apologize in advance.
1. First and foremost, I'm writing to give those who have not yet
signed up with the new email list server one last chance to do so. Due
to increasing computer "issues", I will be uninstalling the software
that ran the old list later *today*. This will be the final message
that is passed through that address, and from this point on all
newsletters and updates will be sent to the new list only. If you have
not yet signed up with the new newsletter list, *please do so now*. It
is very simple to do, only takes a moment, and can be done several ways:
Go to http://www.gazehound.com/pets/acnewslist.html and follow the
instructions there. There is a link as well as a sign-up box.
Send an email (it can be blank) to
If the above give you problems, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
and I will add you to the list directly.
Once any of the above are done, you may be sent a short note from the
server (yahoogroups) asking you to confirm your request (all you have to
do is either reply to the message they send or click a link provided in
it). This is primarily to make sure they have your address correct.
Once done, you'll be all set, and should receive a welcome message
letting you know you are successfully subscribed.
After today, the next message that will go out (barring anything
unforeseen) will be my December newsletter, which will include a gift
certificate promo code. That will only be sent to the new list address,
so don't miss out!
2. I'm writing, also, to announce a couple of policy and price changes
that are either going into immediate effect or coming up soon.
a. As of now, the preferred method of payment for sessions will be
PayPal. Although PayPal takes a small fee, I find the reliability and
convenience well worth the price. If you would like to use PayPal after
having a session with me and are not sure of the process, email me and
ask that I invoice you, and that way a message will be sent to you with
a link that makes the procedure quite simple.
b. As of now, the second preferred method of payment will be money
orders. While I still will be accepting personal checks if that is the
only convenient option, I'm afraid I have to stress that any returned
checks will be charged back to the client plus all fees that have
accumulated as a result. I guess it is a sign of the times that a lot
of folks are having financial difficulties right now, and I certainly do
empathise, but this has led to an increase in the number of personal
checks from clients that are not clearing, and an increase in the
chargeback penalties I've been having to pay.
c. After five years of never having raised my rates, as of January 1,
2006, there will be a slight increase applied to all sessions. I will
be going with the rate used by many other animal communicators, of
$30/half hour. It is not a huge increase, and I hope it will not be a
great inconvenience to anyone, but I'm finding it necessary to help meet
expenses. All percentage-based discount policies will still apply, as
well as my "satisfaction" policy that states you only send payment if
you feel the session has been helpful.
As the holiday season approaches, I hope it finds all of you and your
animal friends content and in good health. Please email me with any
questions or concerns regarding the above.
Animal Communication Consultant
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