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 Posted: Sat Mar 31st, 2018 10:15 pm
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Hello Tarot friends & fellow collectors. Happy news to share. Pholarchos Tarot is now in Pre-Order phase.
78-Card Deck Set, created by Carmen Sorrenti and published by Arnell's Art, only $40. + P&H. Each Pre-order includes wee gifties & chance to win cool, handmade & unique Pholarchos Tarot offerings. For details please visit: http://www.arnellart.com/carmen-tarot.htm
Thanks everyone!

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 Posted: Mon Apr 2nd, 2018 09:33 am
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Arnell - where will they be mailed from ? If from the US, we in the UK have MAJOR issues with customs fees (well, more with the fee the post office charges to collect those...)

Is it perhaps possible for some to go through the Museo ?

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 Posted: Mon Apr 2nd, 2018 03:00 pm
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Good hearing from you Gregory.
Well...Carmen, the artist is currently in the States until at least June (doing various art gigs, etc.) but says she'll look into setting something up with a shop there when she gets home. I adore the Tarot Museum folks & enjoy working with them...however they're not sooo great at selling 'outside merch', alas. I sent them a few of Ellen's decks to sell last year (Dark Goddess, Tarot of Crone & Minoan) but they've never posted them to their site or anything. May be an Italian tax issue, not sure but they don't share them on the site with a way to purchase. So prolly not a great option.
But...I can post a message here when Carmen finds a shop willing to mail decks (outside the U.S.), sometime after June. Hope that helps.
It's such a beautiful deck set...I love the imagery and fresh takes on many of the cards. Hope you get a chance to check it out. :) Have a great week. Spring should arrive here in Chicago...eventually.

Warmly,
Arnell
http://www.arnellart.com/carmen-tarot.htm

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PS: So just to be clear, the Pre-orders will be mailed from the U.S. And I'll be the main distributor. But yes, hopefully Carmen can set something up for international orders later.

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 Posted: Wed Apr 4th, 2018 08:14 pm
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You could try Littlered....

http://littleredtarot.com/product-category/tarot-cards/

She manages to sell a lot of indy decks.

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 Posted: Fri Apr 6th, 2018 01:45 pm
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Oh yes, good idea Gregory. I noticed once Ellen uses Little Red for her decks. Carmen can look into it with her inventory (in Italy) when she returns around June.

Hope you & everyone at the Forum have a lovely weekend (even if Spring is late coming again this year).

xoxo

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 Posted: Sat Apr 7th, 2018 11:47 pm
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I hope she'll find a way to ship from Europe. A gorgeous deck, afordable price, but over $36 shipping oversea plus custom fee = you end up with almost $90 (more than double price to pay for the deck). It's a stopper although I jumped to buy the deck when I saw it.

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 Posted: Tue Apr 10th, 2018 03:02 pm
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Thank you Rylla...good hearing from you & appreciate your feedback on Pholarchos Tarot (1st impression).
Carmen promised to look into Little Red when she returns to Italy around June (most likely after pre-order phase.)
It would be helpful if those who want the shop to carry this deck, to request Pholarchos Tarot by name or webpage: http://www.arnellart.com/carmen-tarot.htm so they recognize there is demand for this new deck by Carmen Sorrenti.

And yes, totally agree...mailing internationally is too expensive, especially if there is also custom's tax. I wish I had control over such things. I prefer using 'Priority Mail' because it insures full value of deck in transit & is also supposed to arrive that much quicker. But by stating full value (for insurance), the customs tax is based on that value as well I suppose, tho I do tend to list as 'gift' (& include wee gifties). After the chaotic pre-order phase, I could possibly send 1st Class which would save a few dollars but then, it is not insured...and if something happened during it's travels...?
That said, I've only had an issue mailing 1st class a handful of times over the years. Best solution ~ if Carmen can arrange for it to be available at a shop there. Hope so & thanks for your interest.
Warmly, Arnell

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 Posted: Tue Apr 10th, 2018 09:09 pm
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In the UK, they also charge on postage and packing (NO idea how they work out packing) so a deck that costs $22.50 to mail will attract duty on that as WELL..... And then the post office charges £8 to collect the duty etc....

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 Posted: Wed Apr 11th, 2018 02:25 pm
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Yeah that's ridiculous Gregory... Am guessing your Postal system in UK has gone Private? I remember Frank Jensen often complaining about Denmark ever since privatization happened. No longer house drop off of packages of any size...had to pick up at PO for a fee plus pay a tax/customs. Well at least you have affordable healthcare there, right? Yeah they keep threatening to privatize the PO here too, which will just make it so much worse.

Anyway this is such a beautiful deck & potent too...hope you'll be able to check it out at Little Red a bit later. I think you'll love it...very unique & special. Have a good one. :cool:

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