December 23, 2015
Last Chance for Gift Subscriptions
Our Holiday Sale has been interrupted by the continuing, cascading problems with the Tracinski Letter website, but I've come up with a workaround for those who want to buy gift subscriptions before Christmas.
First, a note about my problems, which I have finally traced back to my very own web hosting service, Network Solutions. Don't do business with this company, ever. Seriously. They have spent the past three weeks handling my site with an incompetence that borders on malevolence. Last Sunday night, they suspended my Web hosting based on unspecified security concerns which, as far as I can tell, have no basis whatsoever. Now they're offering me no information or help in fixing the problem, so my solution is going to be to take my backed up version of the site and put it up at a new host. Fortunately, all of the site's data seems to be intact, so information on your subscriptions and expiration dates has not been lost. (As for your security, I never keep any of my customers' payment information on file, so you are not at risk.)
But getting the full site back up is going to take until after Christmas, at which point the Holiday Sale will resume, as will my countdown of the year's top stories. But I know that some of you will want to buy gift subscriptions for your friends, and I want to be able to accommodate that, so I've come up with a workaround.
If you want to buy a gift subscription, send me an e-mail at rwt@TracinskiLetter.com (or just reply to this e-mail). Give me the name and e-mail of the gift recipient and any gift message you want to include, and specify whether you want the gift subscription to be for six months ($32.30), one year ($62.90), or two years ($122.40). You can, of course, send gifts to more than one person. I can then e-mail you an invoice using Paypal, which will allow you to pay with a credit or debit card or from your Paypal account.
Paypal, by the way, is one of the few things that has continued to work brilliantly throughout this ordeal. So has my e-mail sending service, Constant Contact, so I can send your recipient a notice of their gift, as well as their first edition of The Tracinski Letter, which is the first installment of my Top Stories of the Year countdown.
Thanks for your patience, and Merry Christmas.