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From: "Arch Yeomans" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] FTDNA promotion
Date: Thu, 26 Jun 2008 01:33:28 -0700
Darn it! I should have waited, I have over 80 markers tested and still
haven't learned a thing. I think it's nice that FTDNA is reducing the price,
however, I think it would have been more of a benefit to just automatically
include DeepSNP testing rather than discounting packages of additional
markers. I can't see much of an increase of 37 marker matches and definitely
67 marker matches to be of any benefit for the average customer. The odds of
finding elusive marker matches at higher resolutions are not good even with
large discounts. At least with DeepSNP we have data that is immediately
useful. DeepSNP testing should be automatic with the initial purchase of a
package and that should stir up more interest with the public who might be
interested in their ancient origins. We need new customers so we have more
data, especially DeepSNP data, and not more markers discounted for current
On Wed, Jun 25, 2008 at 11:25 AM, Max - Family Tree DNA <
> I am quoting this from our letter just so that we can clarify this
> > The offer will be from June 20th to June 30th. During this time,
> > Family
> > Tree DNA will reduce all of our Y-DNA upgrade prices. On average, the
> > reduced prices will be 25% lower than the original upgrade price.
> In other words, the promotion is for all FTDNA upgrades, for
> everybody: upgrades from 12, 25 and 37.... to 25, 37 and 67.
> As always, we appreciate your continued support!
> E-mail me anytime!
> Max Blankfeld
> Vice-President, Operations and Marketing
> http://www.FamilyTreeDNA.com <http://www.familytreedna.com/>
> "History Unearthed Daily"
> On Jun 25, 2008, at 12:38 PM, Sue Waite-Langley wrote:
> > I seem to remember that this was just to upgrade either 25-marker
> > kits or
> > kits without any matches yet. But, I could be wrong. sue
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Didier VERNADE" <>
> > To: <>
> > Sent: Wednesday, June 25, 2008 12:30 PM
> > Subject: [DNA] FTDNA promotion
> >> List,
> >> It's not to late to mention that as co-administrator of the R1b1c6
> >> project
> >> I received the mail below, this mail was forwarded to the members
> >> of the
> >> project. When I checked for an update (for me) I didn't see this
> >> price
> >> reduction.
> >> mail from Bennett Greenspan :
> >> Dear R1b1b2(a2)d Administrator,
> >> Family Tree DNA has been an industry leader in helping families
> >> find lost
> >> connections. As a result, the size of our database is unmatched and
> >> has
> >> achieved critical mass, allowing more and more family members and
> >> even
> >> adoptees or descendants of adoptees to find their biological paternal
> >> lines, including the surname of the original family. Are there
> >> missing
> >> R1b1b2(a2)d's among these adoptees looking for their connection to
> >> this
> >> direct paternal line?
> >> In an effort to help answer that question Family Tree DNA is
> >> offering, for
> >> the first time ever, a discount on all Y DNA upgrades! We will be
> >> notifying each participant in the database who qualifies for this
> >> offer by
> >> email, and will provide them a direct link they may use to take
> >> advantage
> >> of this upgrade. There will be no need for participants to contact us
> >> directly in order to receive the reduced price; our prices will be
> >> adjusted in the system accordingly.
> >> The offer will be from June 20th to June 30th. During this time,
> >> Family
> >> Tree DNA will reduce all of our Y-DNA upgrade prices. On average, the
> >> reduced prices will be 25% lower than the original upgrade price.
> >> This is a great opportunity to increase the data in your surname
> >> project.
> >> Are there members who have been hesitant to upgrade due to price?
> >> This
> >> rare discount is an opportunity for them to upgrade and help both
> >> their
> >> group and potential lost relatives at the same time. When encouraging
> >> members to upgrade, you may wish to note that genetic matches allow
> >> people
> >> to find their biological lines rather than a specific individual.
> >> This promotion is for upgrades only and does not apply to new kit
> >> orders.
> >> It's our way to thank past customers for their patronage.
> >> As always, we appreciate your continued support.
> >> Family Tree DNA
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