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Lowering the cost of shipping

by on Sep.08, 2018, under News

Hello my lovely ghoul-friends.

I just wanted to pop in for a quick chat and let you know something wonderful that has happened on our web store.

The ever industrious Media Minion spent many hours armed with a calculator, a computer and many visits to the US Post Office and has managed to restructure the way that Macabre Mercantile ships products.

In the past we utilized the basic post office interface which calculated priority mail prices based on weight. This quite often ended up presenting you with very high shipping charges. I know I’ve been told that a few folks were dissuaded from ordering because of that. Well we learned a lesson from Amazon and have lowered our shipping costs.

There are several tiers of shipping which will be automatically calculated as you shop.

Small items which do not weigh much will only cost $3 to ship. Medium sized items like our statuary will be $5 and very large or heavy items such as our decanter sets would only cost $10 shipping. In the past the post office would calculate these items for as much as $20 to ship.

BUT WAIT

The Minion realized that wasn’t enough incentive. All items which cost $100 or more are automatically free to ship. So if you order a $100 item – free shipping. If you order a $100 item and a book – the book is the only thing you’ll pay shipping on.

THAT STILL WASN’T ENOUGH

As a final perk to you, our favorite wickedly decadent shoppers, any order that totals $150 or more automatically gets free shipping.

Now to do this we didn’t jack prices through the roof. Nope, we still have amazingly affordable prices. A tiny bump here and there offsets the change to our shipping prices but still allows you to get the best items for the best prices. Now is the best time to indulge you craving for that steampunk statue or designer purse.

 

Happy shopping.

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Macabre Mercantile vs Clowns

by on Aug.30, 2018, under News

The Macabre Mercantile staff decided to take a road trip on Wednesday; 223 miles each way no less. Why such a long trip you ask? Was it to secure new wickedly decadent items for the store? Was it to visit some well heeled client?

Nope. It was a trip to see a Clown Motel. I know, creepy huh?

The Macabre Van traveled to Tonopah, NV in search of a site we had heard of but couldn’t believe was real. Along the way we discovered an Area 51 gas station, the (mostly) ghost town of Goldfield, NV and finally the crowning achievement the Clown Motel.

Goldfield was quite the place to visit. We could have taken hundreds of pictures but we didn’t have the time to really wander about. Media Minion suggested if he ever wanted to really got a good site for a horror story and do his own version of Stephen King at the Overlook Hotel, he’d rent a room for a week or so at one of the scary motels and start writing – frankly we think he’d become desert cannibal food.

Here’s some pictures of our journey.

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Pictures from our cross country trip – finally

by on Aug.20, 2018, under News

The Macabre Mercantile team is now safely ensconced in Las Vegas and Media Minion has remembered that he was taking photos along the way.

Of course he was driving so the photos are kind of limited. But we captured a shot of our last household goods gently and spaciously packed in the trailer; our cat Ramses at first thinking he could make a leap to freedom out the passenger window only to settle down and become #dashcat. We visited the big meteor crater in Arizona – that was really neat.

Most of our trip was straight, flat road surrounded by desert landscape. We occasionally saw a fun sign like the Brown Squirrel Furniture (which made us laugh thinking about the movie Rat Race with the lady selling squirrels). For some reason in Oklahoma they’re really worried about us knowing where baby is.

Finally upon arrival our dog and Goddess of Death, Kali, managed to somehow get her pillow and the floor of the crate OUT of the crate without opening the door. Don’t ask me how she did it, that’s why she’s the death goddess.

Like I said, not a lot of images but just a few to show where we were and document the trip.

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Click to open the full size panorama shot, it’s worth the bandwidth.

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Macabre Mercantile vs a Ghost Town

by on Aug.12, 2018, under News

The Macabre staff went exploring their new area today. We were in search of ghost towns near Las Vegas and we found a doozy.

When I say doozy I don’t mean it was great.

The Chloride Mining Town in Chloride, AZ is listed as a ghost town. Well it is definitely a dead town. There are very few inhabitants and  not much to really see for a tourist destination. There were some really old (early 1900) buildings like the Post Office and an Antique store but the highlight of the visit was an old west main street (totally fake BTW). It was something right out of a bad spaghetti western as imagined by a bunch of high school students who weren’t that great at set building.

We saw that they have a ‘gunfight’ every 2nd and 3rd Saturday – unfortunately it was Sunday so we didn’t get a show but Kali (our black dog and goddess of death) enjoyed wandering around.

Our Crypt Queen had to pose in front of the Mercantile, of course…..

While disappointing as a ghost town, it was still a fun outing. We bought some souvenirs so we never need to go back.

 

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The web store is OPEN!

by on Aug.11, 2018, under News

Hello my lovelies.

The Macabre staff has finished moving to Las Vegas NV and  have managed to find all our treasures including yours truly, Mercy Macabre.

Of course I’m a bit worse for wear. One of my hands seems to have been snapped off in the move but it’s nothing a little bone glue can’t fix.

Now that we’re in our new home and have located all the products I am directing my co-workers to OPEN THE STORE!

That’s right, the web store is now open and taking orders for wickedly decadent items.

Our next step is finding retail space to finally have a proper crypt – err, I mean brick and mortar storefront. That effort probably won’t begin for a couple months as the Media Minions informs me that he needs time to settle in and get things organized at the new house before focusing on a storefront. Mortals, can’t live with them, can’t eat their brains. Ah well, we’ll show the lad some pity and wait to get our first real store location.

Keep your eyes on the blog for announcements once the hunt for the location begins. Until then, let the online shopping commence!

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