The Video Education Company will close its door


The Video Education Company
Specializing in Professional Videos about Sathya Sai Baba

September 30, 2000

Dear Devotees,

After 12 years of making professional videotapes on and about Sathya Sai Baba, I have decided to close our office that distributes these videos. I've very much enjoyed doing all the audio and video recordings at the special events in India and at various Sai Retreats that I've been invited to in various countries around the world. Now, I believe, it is time for me to move on.

The Video Education Company will close its door on Nov. 30, 2000!

I've decided to close our office for several reasons:

The birth of my son Benjamin. Now my spare time is devoted to my family. I don't have the extra time like I used to, to work for income and then do long hours of editing Sai related videos.

Over the past years I've been fortunate that I've always had other business going on that would support the Sai related videos. At times those businesses provided offices, phones, secretaries, and other staff at no charge to the video business. Now that those businesses are gone I now need to devote my working time to producing an income for my growing family.

The Sai related video business has not been totally self-sufficient. Over the past 12 years, it has not paid me a salary to work on these videos. Now that income is a priority for me, I need to drop those things that are not income producing. Also, it costs me to keep the doors open with a part time staff member, rent, utilities, etc.

The sales of Sai related videos have been going down, not up. This is due to several possible reasons: devotees are not as interested in Sai Baba recent discourses; and/or since a large number of other discourses are readily available the newer ones are not that popular; and/or some devotees copy the videos we produce.

Some devotees owe us for tapes that we shipped. Over the years, we've used the honor system with shipping out videos. Unfortunately this has not always worked.

The final reason that I've decided to close the office is because of the unusual experiences of young men with Sai Baba that are now circulating.

We're having a closing sale on all videos, audio & CD's.
Before it's too late, you can save up to 50%.

We have inventory of a lot of the vidoes, some of the audio cassettes, and some of the CD's. We will substantially discount these to move them out. It's going to be first come, first serve. Once we're done with a particular tape, that's it! We will not duplicate more tapes. We don't know if you will be able to get these videos in the future. If you want to make sure that you have a particular tape or set of tapes, now is the time to stock up. Remember some tapes, we only have a few of. Those that order first get them.

If you order 2 to 5 videos save 20%, 6 to 9 videos save 30%, 10 to 19 videos save 40%, 20 or more videos save 50%. To qualify for this discount you must pay when you order.

These special discounts also apply to CD's and audio cassettes as separate categories not to be combined with other categories (such as video tapes). To qualify for this discount you must pay when you order. If you order 2 to 5 CD's, you save 20%, if you order 6 to 9 CD's, you save 30%, if you order 10 to 19 CD's, you save 40% and if you order 20 or more CD's, you save 50%!

We have 1 new video from July 16, 2000, the Guru Poornima Discourse.

Last year I was able to work out with the ashram officials the permission to be able to videotape in India. From my understanding, I am one of a few individuals that have this priviledge. I went in July and now have edited the Guru Poornima Discourse.

I also want to thank all of you that have offered words of encouragement and support and have been loyal customers over the years. You have been great! Now is the time for me to move on...

All the best and Sai Ram, James Redmond

P.S. If you have an email address please send us an email with your address.

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