Discount on PDFs?


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Is there any discount available for physical copies of Pathfinder Adventure Path issues purchased through a local hobby store?

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Vyvyan Basterd wrote:
Is there any discount available for physical copies of Pathfinder Adventure Path issues purchased through a local hobby store?

No because they have no way of knowing who has or has not really bought copies in the store.

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

Dark_Mistress wrote:
Vyvyan Basterd wrote:
Is there any discount available for physical copies of Pathfinder Adventure Path issues purchased through a local hobby store?
No because they have no way of knowing who has or has not really bought copies in the store.

For that matter, we don't even offer discounts on the PDF to people who purchased the print edition *here*.

We *do*, however, offer people who subscribe to our Pathfinder lines FREE PDFs of their subscription products.


Vic Wertz wrote:
Dark_Mistress wrote:
Vyvyan Basterd wrote:
Is there any discount available for physical copies of Pathfinder Adventure Path issues purchased through a local hobby store?
No because they have no way of knowing who has or has not really bought copies in the store.

For that matter, we don't even offer discounts on the PDF to people who purchased the print edition *here*.

We *do*, however, offer people who subscribe to our Pathfinder lines FREE PDFs of their subscription products.

Excuse me for resurrecting an old thread but it seems easier all round.

Is this still the case?

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Grifta wrote:


Excuse me for resurrecting an old thread but it seems easier all round.

Is this still the case?

Yes, subscribing to a relevant PF line gives you a free pdf.

If you sign up for an adventure path subscription, for instance, that adventure path will be given to you as pdf the day each issue ships.

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Fiendish Dire Weasel wrote:
Grifta wrote:


Excuse me for resurrecting an old thread but it seems easier all round.

Is this still the case?

Yes, subscribing to a relevant PF line gives you a free pdf.

If you sign up for an adventure path subscription, for instance, that adventure path will be given to you as pdf the day each issue ships.

It is slightly more complicated than that, in that we now have subscriptions for a couple of products lines (such as cards, comics, or miniatures) for which no PDF is available, so the subscription benefit for those lines is necessarily something other than a PDF. Check the Subscriptions page for a list of the various subscriptions we offer, and click through to the full descriptions for the ones you're interested in to read about the full subscriber benefits.


Woops, I can see how my question wasn't clear.

Is it still the case that there are no discounts for purchasing a PDF of a physical book that you own?

In this case, the Rise of the Runelords Anniversary Edition.

Sczarni

Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure, Companion, Lost Omens Subscriber

Yes, there is still very little way to ensure that you actually bought it and didn't borrow it from a friend, as most game stores do not give out recepts that have product names on them.. they have looked into things like peelaway codes, but then for a $50 book if someone peels off the code in the store, that's a loss to the store, paizo , and the person who eventually purchases the book without said code. Also many gaming stores don't like the idea as paizo is one of the biggest online gaming retailers online, so the stores don't always like to point their business to other stores


Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber; Pathfinder Maps, Pathfinder Accessories, PF Special Edition Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber; Starfinder Superscriber
Grifta wrote:

Woops, I can see how my question wasn't clear.

Is it still the case that there are no discounts for purchasing a PDF of a physical book that you own?

In this case, the Rise of the Runelords Anniversary Edition.

There isnt any way to get a free copy of a PDF once the item in question is no longer the currently shipping item in a subscription (that specific example was a little different, but it nonetheless remains true that it's too late to get a free PDF for it).

The only way you can get a discount on a PDF "after the fact" is via the Pathfinder Advantage - amongst other things, this gives you a 15% discount on Paizo PDFs (from any product line) for as long as you remain a subscriber to the Adventure Path line.

From the Pathfinder Subscription Ongoing Subscription product description.

Pathfinder Advantage wrote:

Pathfinder Adventure Path subscribers also receive the Pathfinder Advantage: 15% off of suggested retail price of all products on paizo.com, with the exception of non-Paizo downloadable files. (In the case of collectible products, the 15% discount will be taken off of Paizo's regular offering price.) This discount even applies to other Paizo subscriptions that aren't normally discounted! (If you already subscribe to these products, you need do nothing—appropriate discounts will be applied automatically.) With the Pathfinder Advantage, you can save on over 20,000 gaming products in the paizo.com store.

The Pathfinder Advantage does not stack with other subscription or sale discounts. This means that if a product is already on sale for 10% off of suggested retail, you'll get an extra 5% off. (Of course, if a product is already on sale for 50% off, you'll still get 50% off.) The Pathfinder Advantage discount will automatically be applied to all new paizo.com orders as long as you remain an active subscriber.

To qualify for the Pathfinder Advantage, the most recent volume of the Pathfinder Adventure Path must have been shipped to you (or, if you have multiple subscriptions with combined shipments, the most recent volume must be waiting to ship with your other subscription products). Any items ordered at the same time as your subscription, and any orders placed before that volume is shipped, do not qualify for the discount.


Hokay, well $42 (or $35) for the PDF of something I already own isn't something I can justify. Thanks for all the info, but I'll definitely skip the PDF


Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber; Pathfinder Maps, Pathfinder Accessories, PF Special Edition Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber; Starfinder Superscriber

No worries. Being a subscriber is definitely good value if you think it's likely you'll want free PDFs in the future. The benefits are predominantly geared towards upcoming products rather than those that have already been released.

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