Here is what I think, but am open to ideas:
I spoke with Patrick today (SPSfrags)- he mentioned that he will give the same 10% off the entire order and might be able to do something on the shipping for softies only. He won't be able to move on the shipping for SPS.
The February date is a TENTATIVE date to give everyone an opportunity to get their ducks in order. If we have our ducks in order before then, we can order sooner. Ducks in order means that the reefers who want to buy will make it on a day that's agreeable. Unfortunately, that will mean that somewhere someone will have to give up walking their dog - otherwise, a day for pick-up will never be good. due to too many excuses.
In terms of the $$ transaction, I think an incentive for Patrick is to not have to process the individual orders one by one - and to process one order which we will manage the $$.
Since I have dealt with just about everyone here on a trading (or otherwise) level, I think we can paypal to one person, perhaps the website owner and the order can be placed then. Or it can come to me and I can place the order on my Credit Card? If Patrick has Paypal, perhaps we can pick a day that we are all going to order and all order on that day and also pick a day for delivery so he can set our pieces aside? I wil ask and see if he has this and is willing.
What is everyone comfortable with?
Right now we are tentatively at $190 bucks and its only been a day. If we pick a total (say $250)then, we can order sooner. What does everyone think of that?