I know what the website says,   I also know what my hard earned money
says... I just purchased manuals about 2 months ago and had to pay full
price.    Read my last post again , The IPC will not accept your coupon
unless you are full member of the IPC,  however they did honor the coupon
from the designer's council  in previous years.

Mike Reagan




----- Original Message -----
From: Abd ul-Rahman Lomax <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: Protel EDA Forum <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Tuesday, July 10, 2001 1:38 AM
Subject: Re: [PEDA] Layer Stackup Info.


> At 08:55 PM 7/9/01 -0400, Mike Reagan wrote:
>
> >I would like to correct you about the discount IPC offers. The coupon
they
> >issue to the designers council members is not redeemable, you must be an
IPC
> >member not a member of the designers  council.   They must have started
this
> >policy this year because I redeemed my coupons in the past, but his year
> >they did  not honor it when I purchased additional manuals.  Have they
> >honored yours?  I had to pay full price.
>
>  From the Designer's Council web site:
>
> "Free Designers Council Membership!
>
> Did you know that when you join or renew your IPC Designers Council
> membership we give you a $50.00 coupon to be used towards attending a
> workshop or seminar or the purchase of IPC documents? This is like getting
> your IPC Designers Council membership for free! Also, up to three coupons
> can be saved up to use towards seminars or workshops. That's $150.00 off
> the price of a class! These are just some of the value added benefits that
> Designers Council members receive."
>
> The DC site implies that one may "Save money on design by using IPC design
> standards," listing this as a benefit of membership, but it is not
explicit
> that one receives the same discount as IPC members on publications.
>
> However, on the page about the certification packages, there is a list of
> IPC publications for use in study for the exam, with "member" and
> "nonmember" prices. The non-member prices are the same as are advertised
to
> the public. The member prices are half the nonmember prices. When I
joined,
> I got the $50 coupon plus I paid the member prices. I was told that this
> was a benefit of membership.
>
> Perhaps only those specific publications are offered to DC members, which
> would be a tad misleading....
>
> [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> Abdulrahman Lomax
> P.O. Box 690
> El Verano, CA 95433
>

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