I bought both. The item numbers are indeed different, but Ned Stark is on each and the UPC codes on the calendars are identical. No Jon Snow, no autograph.
Item Name: 2009 A Song of Ice and Fire Calendar - Limited Variant Cover
Item Number: 19
Total: $24.99 USD
Item Name: 2009 A Song of Ice and Fire Calendar - SIGNED by GRRM
Item Number: 18
Total: $49.99 USD
Cart Subtotal: $74.98 USD
Shipping: $5.95 USD
Cart Total: $80.93 USD
Anyone want to upload the letter they attached to the emails, so folks sitting on the fence can decide if the "special edition" experience is preferable to just buying from Amazon.com? Apparently, the upscale calendars we purchased at two or three times the regular price sport an exclusive UPC code 79357348173320001! (This is not to be confused with the UPC codes on the mundane regular editions sold elsewhere)
I'm sensing a "rushed out the door" issue here. It would have been preferable to tough it out and be honest if the printers messed up or George didn't have time to sign rather than ship these and offer some vague promise of future goodies down the road (assuming they're still in business in three months and didn't just do this to get one last check before closing the doors). The pictures are great, but service not so much.
If someone from Dabel Brothers could chime in and clarify the situation, that would be much appreciated.
Edited by WightMeWorry, 23 December 2008 - 05:13 PM.