It was with more than a little trepidation that I posted our fund raising idea last week. While a one day sale with proceeds going to the American Red Cross seemed like a way that Mrs.C and I could make a larger donation than what we can do personally, I worried that it might look more like a Comstock PR stunt than the gesture of goodwill to the people of the Gulf Coast we intended. I closed my last post by saying “I’ll leave it to each of you to decide for yourself if this feels like an appropriate gesture. If it does please pass this along or repost as you see fit.”
Well it seems that a few of you think this is the right thing to do, and I’d like to take a moment to thank Violet Blue, Fleshbot, Wilful Damage, Lauren Dane, Freya, Perfect Marriage, Freddy and Eddy, Adult DVD Talk, Dirty Talkin’ Girl, Housewyfe Wendy, Thomas Roche, Vivianne, Sam Sugar, Lumpesse, Silly Old Bear, Fred and Wilma, The Porn Hater, Autumn, and Indie Nudes for helping to get the word out. (If I’ve missed you, please let me know!)
Here’s how it’s going to work:
The Hurricane Relief/Red Cross benefit is going to run tomorrow, Wednesday September 14th at 12:00AM EDT till September 15th 3:00AM EDT.
In plain English, that’s all of Wednesday, from midnight on the East Coast till the next midnight on West Coast, 27 hours total.
Comstock Films will donate the purchase price, not the profits or a portion of the profits, but the full purchase price on all DVD orders ($24.95) and DVD pre-orders ($12.95) made during this time to the American Red Cross. Our ISP is offering to match donations to the Red Cross dollar for dollar, so we will be using their “portal” to maximize the contribution. (Pre-orders made during this fund raising event are non-refundable.)
What that means is that if you buy a copy of “Xana and Dax” for $24.95, nearly $50 dollars will be donated to the Red Cross. If you pre-order a couple of our upcoming titles, more than $50 will be contributed to hurricane relief.
Will tomorrow be a big success, raising hundreds or even thousands of dollars? I don’t know. If only a small fraction of the new visitors who’ve come to the site in the past week come back tomorrow and make a purchase, we’ll be sending a surprisingly large contribution on to the Red Cross, far far more than what we could make on our own. I’d really like to see that happen. I’d really like all of you to help us make it happen.
So if you’ve already got one of our DVDs and you liked it, come by tomorrow and buy another or pre-order one of the great titles we’ve got in the works. If you’ve been telling a friend how much you’ve enjoyed Xana & Dax or Marie & Jack, tell them tomorrow’s the day they need to go and get a copy of their own. Or better yet, just go ahead and buy the DVD for them as a gift. It won’t cost any more to make the purchase tomorrow, but tomorrow your purchase will mean a lot more.
And of course, please tell everyone you think might be interested about our fund raiser. With your help, we can make this a huge success.
Yours very sincerely,