Some of you have undoubtedly run into this before, but once again ...
Faxed a university Purchase Order to the Discovery Channel last January
for 8 items. One arrived this week, so I called to find out when the rest
were coming. They aren't; will only sell to schools with public
performance rights. Two of the videos they would sell (as soon as we
reordered them at $15 more per tape) but the rest they wouldn't. Explained
to the customer service rep that you don't need public performance rights
for classroom teaching situations, and she repeated, we only sell to
schools with public performance rights ...
Was able to order 3 of the videos from A&E for at the original price. So,
if you're ordering from Discovery, order only from their Discovery School
catalog, or call before you fax the order.
Audio Visual/ITV Center
San Francisco State University
San Francisco CA 94132-4200