Some have asked: "Can I buy separate soundtracks to a skit? I only want one that is on a CD with others. Why have combo packages instead of single soundtrack CDs?"
The answer is (and I put a lot of thought into this), some skits have a lot of tracks to use, some only a few.
Rather than charge the same for CDs when they have very different numbers of tracks on them, I balanced out the track numbers among several CDs and charge one price for each. This way, a person won't feel cheated if they ordered, say, "The Great Church Robbery," which only has a few tracks, for the same price as "Live From the Battlefield," which has a lot.
Making all combos the same price, with two or more soundtracks per CD, seemed like a fair option to me. If I packaged them separately, the price would not differ much from what they are now.
So, you're really getting more for less. I could sell them singly, and make more money by having twice as many CDs. But by selling them as combos you're saving money, and getting more for your bucks. In other words, you're paying the $20 for the single soundtrack you want, and getting another thrown in for free. Don't you think that's better? Later, you might actually want to perform the other skit and you'll already have it, for much less than if you ordered them separately.
Some have asked me to change what combos are on a certain CD since they wanted two that were on different CDs. If I did that, offering a "mix and match" choice, I would have to make a new master CD for every order combination, design a new label, design a new CD booklet and insert, etc., and I wouldn't have time to fulfill all my orders. If you figure out all the possible combinations there would be with 40 titles, you'll see the impracticality, nay, impossibility of that. This way, as pre-planned combos, I have them made up in advance, sitting on the shelf, ready to mail out the next day after I get an order.
Oh, and you may have noticed that there are several CDs that each have a single soundtrack: Soundtrack CD #6, for "Jerusalem's Most Wanted." Or CD #11, "The Christmas Family" or CD #14 "Redemption in the Wings." "Yeah," you say. "What about those, huh?"
Well, those scripts are for longer plays, with more musical intros and sound effects and even narration that the normal skit soundtrack. So, I offer those as singles since they have as much or more on them as the others, hence the same price.
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