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An illustrated version of "Yesterday was Weird..." Benny's viral post about his own death, and the love that conquered it.
An illustrated version of "Yesterday was Weird..." Benny's viral post about his own death, and the love that conquered it.
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Posted by John Pointer (Creator)
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Hi everyone, I've been posting a lot of updates over on Benny's facebook page – https://facebook.com/Benny.Pointer – but wanted to make sure I checked in here in case anyone wasn't getting those.

Here's the latest:

I've been actively shipping since early April, but if you ordered a shirt, yours were delayed. I had some challenges getting the shirts printed, so I started with plain book orders. All of the domestic orders for books without shirts have shipped. Please let me know if you haven't received yours yet.

The Super B shirt design came in a few weeks ago and I shipped most of the domestic orders. I just got the "I Gotcha" design back, so we're shipping those out this weekend. All domestic orders should be in the mail Tuesday or Wednesday of this coming week.

International orders posed an extreme logistical challenge, but it is solved and those orders will begin shipping this week. My first quote for international shipping was $97 per book (!!!). At that price, I considered personally flying the bulk of the international shipments to Australia, the UK, Europe, and Canada, but finally found a deeply discounted rate through Shipstation.com - $17 per book, which is close to the original shipping cost I charged backers - $15. I also get much better pricing on multiple books, so if you ordered 4 books, it won't cost $68 just to ship them.

I signed up for that service almost two weeks ago, but they told me it could take as long as two weeks to activate. I am watching the dashboard for that option to pop up and then I will crank through those orders and the Kickstarter phase of this adventure will officially draw to a close!

If you have any questions at all, please comment here, or better yet, email me: john@johnpointer.com or info@bennypointer.com (I get both in the same place, so there's no functional difference).

I can't thank you enough for all of your patience. This has taken a *very* long time. I had no idea what I was getting myself into, and I wouldn't have gotten through it without your kindness and understanding.

If you're in Austin this week...

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Here's the video of all the books arriving!!!

Posted by John Pointer (Creator)
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The packing party will be on Mar 2nd! I'll be pre-sorting everything between now and then, and can't WAIT to send these to you! From the bottom of my heart, thank you for your patience.

Today is the day!

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I’ll go live on Benny Pointer’s Facebook page this afternoon (http://Facebook.com/Benny.Pointer) when the books arrive. Since it’s a public page, you shouldn’t need a Facebook account to view it.

Packing party/performance/potluck will be Mar 2nd. If you’re in the area and want to help, I’ll give you one with a white cover as a thank-you. Message me for more details on that.

I’ll ship them out shortly thereafter. Thank you so much for your patience. I can’t wait for you to have yours!

P.S. printed a few extras that may be available here http://is.gd/TheBennyBook

P.P.S. If you have friends who might find solace in the story, you can always share the original post here: http://is.gd/TheBennyPost

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The Shipment Has Cleared Customs and is On Its Way to Texas!

Posted by John Pointer (Creator)
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Guys! After what has felt like an absolute eternity, the books have cleared customs and are on their way from California to Texas! That will take about a week, and then it'll take another week to move from the Texas distribution center to the garage, where I'll stage them for the packing party! Send me a message if you want to join me there!

If you need to update your order or shipping information, click on the image below and sign in. If you have any questions, just send me an email or comment here!

YES!
YES!

Thank you for your patience and support through this whole process.

Sincerely,

John, aka Benny's Person