deals48-hour "blackout" sale at despair.com

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[But wait, there's more:]

And guess what? We’re also introducing an entirely new product line- Mousepads for $9.95! (That’s $3 off their future retail price of $12.95 each!)

And- as awesome as all that is- we’re going even further! Not only have we discounted all of our Build-Your-Own-Calendars by 35% for 48-hours, we’ve also updated them to include Summertime Start Months! That means you can now order fully-customized Demotivators Calendars for all the gift-giving holidays that are quickly coming up in the months ahead!

Also please note: Did you make it all the way to the end? I’m so impressed! I’m going to reward you for your diligence by telling you a secret… I lowered the price for Pessimist’s Shot Glass to $0 for the first one you add to your cart. (Any subsequent ones added to your cart will be full-price.) So go ahead, treat yourself to a freebie! My only request: please limit your shot glasses to one-per-order if you can.

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Try Code: "freeride"on US orders higher than $40 for free shipping.

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@heymo: this is a really interesting site. They have some funny t-shirts. I love this one: http://www.despair.com/knockknock.html

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@prettywootprincess: Tried using "freeride" and it said it was expired. Still should get all 4 freebies though :)

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@mfladd: Glad you like it! My favorite is the Quality Desktopper, which sits proudly on my bookshelf at work:

"The race for quality has no finish line- so technically, it's more like a death march."

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use coupon code: goodtip to get an additional 15% off of your order!

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@rudawg10: Thank you for the promo code! It does work for another %15 off.

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Well, I was just going to order a laptop skin, but they're $12.95 and the site has a minimum order of $15.00.

Way to lose sales guys.

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With last year's blackout sale it took months to receive my entire order. They charged my credit card but didn't actually ship the order for a couple of months. After about 6 weeks I'd written them that I was pissed they'd charged me without shipping the order and they wrote back that they were waiting on a couple of the Free items to come in. Eventually they did end up sending my order sans a couple of the freebies, which came later. Just sayin'...

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Am I missing something here? Most of the shirts are MEH and the website is so poorly done, you can't read most of the small print (punch lines) on the shirts. With so many good shirt websites, I think it best to pass.

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@ashfamily: I'm with you on the shirts; woot's T's are cheaper and just as funny.

Where Despair's real genius lies is in their "Demotivator" line. They're a take-off on those gawd-awful "Successories" posters that bad managers employ to mask their lack of management skills. See www.successories.com if you have been lucky enough never to have encountered one of these.

The best part is that they are nice glossy lithographs that look just like the "real" Successories. People read them, expecting an "inspirational" bit of treacle, and WHAM!

Let's compare their perspectives on "teamwork."

Successories: It is a fact that in the right formation, the lifting power of many wings can achieve twice the distance of any bird flying alone.

Despair: A few harmless flakes working together can unleash an avalanche of destruction.