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Re: Is this Ancestry DNA offer just for Americans?
« Reply #9 on: Sunday 04 November 18 17:36 GMT (UK) »
I've orderd a couple at 59 pound two days ago

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Re: Is this Ancestry DNA offer just for Americans?
« Reply #10 on: Sunday 04 November 18 17:52 GMT (UK) »
I've orderd a couple at 59 pound two days ago
I was offered that, but only as a previous DNA customer when I logged in and out of the DNA test account.

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Re: Is this Ancestry DNA offer just for Americans?
« Reply #11 on: Sunday 04 November 18 20:05 GMT (UK) »
Well, I tried that and its only offering me a kit for 69 + shipping as part of this Christmas sale which ends before Decemeber even starts!!!

It seems a cockeyed way of pricing - seemingly, different people get different prices. Do you think they had help from a 5 year old before setting their pricing?  ::)

It makes me not want to bother!
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Re: Is this Ancestry DNA offer just for Americans?
« Reply #12 on: Sunday 04 November 18 22:09 GMT (UK) »
My Ancestry page here in Aus has the offer AUS $139.. postage inc is $30 so its probably shipped from USA,  which is on todays rate 76 pounds..
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Re: Is this Ancestry DNA offer just for Americans?
« Reply #13 on: Sunday 04 November 18 22:23 GMT (UK) »
Well, I tried that and its only offering me a kit for 69 + shipping as part of this Christmas sale which ends before Decemeber even starts!!!

It seems a cockeyed way of pricing - seemingly, different people get different prices. Do you think they had help from a 5 year old before setting their pricing?  ::)

It makes me not want to bother!
Could be Aled had it in their basket from an earlier offering, if you keep it in the basket you pay that price even if the price goes up elsewhere.

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Re: Is this Ancestry DNA offer just for Americans?
« Reply #14 on: Monday 05 November 18 18:12 GMT (UK) »
no, it was advertised as xmas sale on my homepage

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Re: Is this Ancestry DNA offer just for Americans?
« Reply #15 on: Tuesday 06 November 18 12:21 GMT (UK) »
So where's the pricing consistency? madness!

Unless.... aled23 and melba_schmelba... were you both born under Scorpio, in the pike position with Mercury rising?  ::) :-\

Just a thought...
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Re: Is this Ancestry DNA offer just for Americans?
« Reply #16 on: Thursday 08 November 18 17:06 GMT (UK) »
Yesterday afternoon (7th) I received an email from ancestry.com TO A CO.UK EMAIL ADDRESS offering me 59 dollars.  I've done anc dna but used a different email address so they probably see me as fair game.  Can't get the email to load on this tablet but if I remember tomorrow I'll see where the link takes me.

The link works, definitely 59 dollars, and buy 3 get one free to boot!  Pre-populated details for the ancestry account I used for my test a year ago to the day - special anniversary offer?

I would suggest that anyone who wants an ancestry dna test should contact them and negotiate - 4 for 3 at 59 dollars a throw is ?????  Someone do the maths for me!

Jane :-)
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Re: Is this Ancestry DNA offer just for Americans?
« Reply #17 on: Thursday 08 November 18 18:02 GMT (UK) »
Yesterday afternoon (7th) I received an email from ancestry.com TO A CO.UK EMAIL ADDRESS offering me 59 dollars.  I've done anc dna but used a different email address so they probably see me as fair game.  Can't get the email to load on this tablet but if I remember tomorrow I'll see where the link takes me.

The link works, definitely 59 dollars, and buy 3 get one free to boot!  Pre-populated details for the ancestry account I used for my test a year ago to the day - special anniversary offer?

I would suggest that anyone who wants an ancestry dna test should contact them and negotiate - 4 for 3 at 59 dollars a throw is ?????  Someone do the maths for me!

Jane :-)
Is the postage not much higher though from UK to US? You also will also usually get charged a conversion fee by the bank card you are using, up to 5% in some cases. I'd check that you are allowed to buy from .com as a UK resident.