Bad news, folks. US Games, Inc., one of the two major publishers of tarot card decks, is increasing the price of their card decks. As of April 1, 2016, the manufacturer's standard retail price (MSRP) of tarot cards is increasing 9.75%, from $20.00 to $21.95. That means our wholesale cost is going up by the same percentage.
Why the price increase? US Games cites the rising costs of production and overhead, which is perfectly understandable - even if we wish it weren't so.
A Silver Lining
The good news is that we are not raising prices until we run out of our current stock of tarot card decks. We knew this was coming, so we ordered what we could before the price increase. Also, we often offer our newest tarot decks at a reduced rate for a limited time anyway.
So if you've had your eye on a particular deck, get it now before the price goes up!
Well, another year has passed and boy, was it an eventful one! When we took over Tarot Totes six months ago we were a little scared, a lot excited, and wholly determined to maintain the level of quality in product and service that you've come to expect. We've had a couple of hiccups along the way, and it took a long time to get in the groove, but we think we've done a pretty good job.
In the coming year, we plan to hold a lot more contests and giveaways, bring back a few beloved products (like padded cases!), expand our selection of silk products, and add many more articles and fun stuff to our website. Most of all, we want to interact a lot more with our favorite people - all of you!
We sincerely hope that all of you had a wonderful holiday season and we wish you all a most joyous, happy 2016!
A very merry Mabon to all! Today is Mabon, better known as the Fall Equinox, when day and night are of equal length. Starting tomorrow, night will be longer than day (at least for those of us in the northern hemisphere).
Congratulations to the winners of our first "Name a Bag, Win a Bag" Contest!
We received more than 50 entries for each bag. They were all so great we had a really difficult time deciding the winners. But after much debate, we settled on a single name for each. Thanks to everyone who participated!
The three names chosen for our new bags are:
Mists of Avalon
Again, thanks to all who entered and congratulations to the winners!