But don't forget your date with me...
As you know from my previous story, (09.20.04 NEWS: BIG BOWIENET DISCOUNT FOR 2005 OFFICIAL CALENDAR) both versions (signed and unsigned) of the 2005 Official David Bowie Calendar go on sale at 8:00pm UK time this evening.
At that time you need to return to this page and click on the image above (link now live) to get to the order page. Although the calendar is only available to BowieNetters right now, the sale is actually being handled by an outside company. So, I thought I should post a couple of helpful hints here to hopefully help your transaction go more smoothly.
It is important that you read and understand this information if you want be in with a chance of being among the first 100 orders.
The signed calendar is signed by both Mick Rock and David Bowie and will be strictly limited to just 100 copies for BowieNet members only. To this end, you will need to supply your BowieNet username to purchase a copy and you may only order one copy per member account.
Here's how it works. At 8:00pm UK time this evening, click on the image above to get to the order page. Which looks something like the grab below, only much bigger:
Click on the first 'ORDER' button if you are after a signed calendar. This will take you to the "CalendarMart Shopping Cart" page... see below:
At this point you can also add an unsigned calendar to your order, (as many as you like in fact) by hitting the 'CONTINUE SHOPPING' button, which will take you back to the previous page. It's up to you if you want to do this, but bear in mind that any delay may lose you a place in the first 100 orders.
If you don't wish to take that risk, then enter your BOWIENET USERNAME in the 'Ordering Instructions' box. If you don't enter a valid BowieNet Username your order will not be processed.
Then be sure to select your payment method (Visa or MasterCard only) and if your billing and shipping addresses are the same be sure to uncheck the "Use separate shipping address" box. If you don't do this you will waste valuable time filling in your address twice.
Be sure to hit the 'FINALIZE THIS ORDER' button instead of the 'CONTINUE SHOPPING' button to commence with your order.
(Please note the conditions clause, but don't be panicked by it: "Conditions: The customer agrees that this transaction takes place in the United Kingdom under United Kingdom law." I think this means you are simply ordering from a UK company, even though all prices are in USD.)
After you hit the 'FINALIZE THIS ORDER' button you will be taken to the page where you enter your personal details: Name, address, e-mail contact and credit card details. At the top of the page is a "Comments / More Information" box where you should enter your BowieNet username again, thus:
Obviously your username isn't TotalBlamBlam, but you get the idea!
If you are hopelessly slow at typing you may want to type out your personal details in advance and just copy and paste them. This way you can also double check you have the correct info (particularly card number) before you send it.
Once you are certain your details are correct, hit the Proceed button to complete your order. You will be given an order number and you will receive a confirmation order via e-mail.
Post any concerns you may have regarding this sale on the MBs before 8:00pm and I will do my best to address them. Good luck.