Prosaic waiting-for-my-"in preparation"-shipment thoughts...I was thrilled to see E02 come in at $25 and a smaller size, as that would make it more accessible. I struggle a bit with it; $50 is not a tiny amount for me.
I hesitated this time around too, entirely due to price. My question on S01E03's page about whether price would continue to fluctuate went unanswered, except by someone else speculating that price indicates the relative value of the juice -- er, that seems not have been borne out by E01 and E02's pricing.
I only caved when OpenSky sent me enough credits to bring the price down, and I hustled for a few more (I think my E03 ended up at $36 including shipping -- not ideal, but since this is my last month with a firm shipping address for a bit, I justified it to myself).
What I learned:
- OpenSky sends random ("Thank You" "Spotlight") credits worth $8, $12, etc. off via email periodically.
- You can get $5 off any item just for sending a link to three Facebook friends' Walls (the links can be deleted from their Walls almost immediately -- I did this with sympathetic friends in the UK, and I don't think they even saw the links before I deleted them). You can't recommend a bunch of different items to rack up credits (I tried) -- the credit applies only to the recommended item, up to $5.
- If you have Facebook friends who are also on OpenSky, whenever they buy something you get a $5 credit (again, time limit of $48 hours). So theoretically if one had OpenSky addict friends (or other Untitled Series buyers), one could trade credits back and forth that way, too.
- If you recommend a friend signup for OpenSky, you get $15 when they make their first order. (seems like a great way to alienate friends to me, but your mileage may vary)
It's a little tricky to combine these, since almost all of them have time limits, but if you're looking to get into the Untitled Series and $50 is a bit too much but $25-35 is more palatable, a little careful timing can get you there. I should also note that credits often do NOT apply for under $40 purchases, and if you're only buying the Untitled Series, you will get hit with shipping.
My tiny professor-salary would love it if this "experience" had a lower bar to entry!