Do you know about the Sale at Family Tree DNA?

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Details on Roberta Estes blog

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in The Tree House by Peter Roberts G2G6 Pilot (727k points)
retagged by Darlene Athey-Hill
That is the lowest price I've seen for the Big Y.   I had the Big Y test over a year ago and paid $475 back then when it was on sale.  Now it is on sale for $460.

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If you need a DNA test it, I encourage you to look at this Family Tree sale.  Their Family Finder test (autosomal test) is on sale for $79 - same price as the Ancestry sale.  The major advantage I have found is in testing elderly relatives, who sometimes have difficulty producing enough saliva for the Ancestry DNA test.  The Family Finder test uses cheek swabs instead.

Also, Ancestry offers only the autosomal test, while Family Tree offers the Y DNA test kits (for your father's line) and the mtDNA kits (for your mother's line) - also on sale.
by Star Kline G2G6 Pilot (736k points)
selected by Carole Partridge
Family Finder is down to $69 right now! Shipping brings it up to $81. I don't know how long the sale goes on.
+8 votes
I tried to buy all weekend long the test for two family members I am interested in testing, but I couldn't buy due to a "unexpected error".

I wrote them on saturday, but until now, no answer at all.

Pity! I hope other companies come to the market and give a better service and better price.
by Regis Giampersa G2G6 Mach 1 (16.9k points)
I recommend you phone Family Tree DNA's customer service at (713) 868-1438 and explain your situation.
Thank you Peter! I will try.
Did you have much luck in calling?
They wrote me the next day, so I hope it will work out.

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