Your Question: "But anyhow, why couldn't you download it while free?"
My Answer: Indeed I did attempt to download the book during the limited time that it was free on Amazon's Kindle site. You may recall that I was the first GHMB poster to respond with an enthusiastic 'Yes' to the thread you launched about a possible book offer.
Currently I’m wrapping up the 4th Edition of Volumes 1-3 of the 'GNOSIS Onward' series (for a March publisher's deadline) and am offline for days at a time as my 'Yes' response mentioned. Yet I had monitored your kind offer as an opportunity to compare The Christmas Code’s conclusions to related information that I gathered from secretive, esoteric lore sources over 40+ years.
And Hawaii is 6 hours behind EDT. But it appeared to me that Amazon.com failed to recognize my local time zone on March 9th and ended the offer prematurely for those of us on HST. There may have been a glitch due to the Mainland springing forward an hour for the daylight savings time change at 2 am on 10th March when it was still (Saturday evening) the 9th here. The Islands are always on Standard Time—with plenty of sunlight to spare. So at 3 am in New York, it was only 9 pm in Hawaii.
In any event, I wholeheartedly agree that your eBook price IS extremely reasonable -- a genuine bargain! I would have preferred, like Carol Behan, to read it as a PDF. However, in my case this is due to disability-related issues.
BTW, Thomas, you might find it interesting to know of the "0th Time" and "1st Time" views from the lost, ancient civilization. They differ greatly from our Westernized, English-based concepts, bringing an entirely fresh understanding of what "Zep Tepi" signified. I have yet to see a GHMB poster exude a grasp of the esoteric outlook.
A PDF of the relevant Volume I has been a free download since September 2012 at the link below. The most relevant chapters are 8 (for context), 9 and 10:
You don't even need to treat me to a Latté!