Tuesday, January 13, 2009

In the Hands of a Child - Kit Pack - Sale Announcement

*This is the 4th or 5th small homeschool business I know that is deeply affected by the upcoming passage of CPSIA. Jeff and Kate Estes are discontinuing the sale of their Hands & Hearts History Discovery Kits. I LOVE these kits. This legislation means well but I don't believe the consequences of the bill were clearly thought out. Kate Estes has written more about the act, including steps you can take to get this ammended here.

Please note I've never used In the Hands of a Child's Kit Packs....If you have used these would you care to comment as to the difference between a project pack and a kit pack? If I buy a kit pack, why would I need the matching project pack? I AM looking for lapbooks for the rest of this year. LOL

Without further comment....below is a letter from In the Hands of a Child:

January 12, 2009

Dear Valued Customers,

Due to the new CPSIA law In the Hands of a Child, for the time being, is discounting our Kit Pack inventory in order to lessen our possible loss in the event that an exemption is not granted.

While we are still praying for this situation to work out for all small businesses we feel that it is in our best interest to lessen our possible loss. And what better way than to pass the savings on to you, our wonderful customers, who are praying with us through this difficult situation!!

Please help us clear our shelves and enjoy a 35% savings on all Kit Packs!! Savings will be automatic! Spread the word and help us empty the shelves!!

This sale will continue until our Kit Pack inventory has been exhausted, so purchases will be on a first-come-first-served basis.

Once they are gone, they are gone!

In the event the law is modified, In the Hands of a Child reserves the right to bring back Kit Packs in the future at full price without any discount, implied or expressed, during this sale.

Cannot be combined with any other offer, special, discount, coupon or sale.
Super Member discount DOES NOT apply to this sale.
Tax and Shipping not included in calculating discount price.
Not valid toward prior purchases.
No rainchecks.


Help us spread the word by posting the above notice on your blog. Then place an order for at least 1 Kit Pack, email us the link to your blog where the notice is posted along with your order number and your choice of Kit Pack and we’ll add it to your order. How easy is that?*

*Please note customer is responsible for shipping costs for free Kit Pack, shipping will be combined with original order if email is received same day as order is placed notifying us of blog posting

Choosing Joy!
©2009 D.R.G.


Stephanie said...

It just makes me so sad to hear of more companies affected by the CPSIA. I have a knot in my stomach when someone mentions a hs company for fear that it means that they are shutting down too. I don't think people realize how far this will reach, and how many ripples that stone is going to create when it gets thrown in the pond on Feb 9th. I'm trying to figure out how to buy some of Kate's kits as we speak... er... well. type. ;)

DeEtta @ Courageous Joy said...

I agree, Stephanie. I want to buy their kits...I LOVE the Hand and Heart History Kits.....but I have to figure out how much room I have to be hauling things around this summer...this comes at a time when I'm trying to cut back.

Gilda said...

I, too, would like to purchase some packs but we just do not have the finances right now. I am trying to juggle some things to see if I can order. Did you ever figure out the kit packs?

Wild Homeschool Family said...

A kit pack is just all the graphics and booklets already printed out for you. You still need to buy the actual lapbook wit instructions. Kit packs are sometimes used by groups and co-ops where a whole class will be building the lapbook together. The teacher has the lapbook itself and each kid needs to have a kit pack.