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    Should WHT consider this?

    Should WHT consider selling Premium Membership on the basis of 6 month's also for around $25.00? What's your thought's?

    My personal thought is id love to see this and im sure it would generate more sale's.

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    hmm...

    I don't think there's anything wrong with the way it is just now i.e $49.95

    I mean you can't buy a football club season ticket for 6 months, a golf club membership or a television license for 6 months.

    Annual subscriptions work better cause I only have to remember once a year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Outlaw Web Master View Post
    hmm...

    I don't think there's anything wrong with the way it is just now i.e $49.95

    I mean you can't buy a football club season ticket for 6 months, a golf club membership or a television license for 6 months.

    Annual subscriptions work better cause I only have to remember once a year.

    owm
    Hes not saying to stop yearly payments entirely, what he means is adding extra options such as Semi-Annually and so forth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZacharyW View Post
    Hes not saying to stop yearly payments entirely, what he means is adding extra options such as Semi-Annually and so forth.
    Exactly correct. Also if they did terminate the yearly who says you cant send more than one payment's to make your membership active for a longer period or give it more credit?

    Anyhow it's just an idea so they can generate more sales.

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    I would really like to see this, I definitely think it would boost sales

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    If they did that I'd sign up right now cause I could afford it every 6 months. Even if it was $30 for 6 months.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stroh View Post
    If they did that I'd sign up right now cause I could afford it every 6 months. Even if it was $30 for 6 months.
    Oh there's another one

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    Its like many people here say about signing up for a years hosting, DONT!

    6 Months would let people see if its worth the money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ItsRetroBby View Post
    Its like many people here say about signing up for a years hosting, DONT!

    6 Months would let people see if its worth the money.
    Agreed Wonder if WHT will consider this and i can guarantee them their sale's of the membership's will go sky high.

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    I'm easy if wht offered it or not. Is it a good idea? Has it been thought of before? Most likely yes and they decided not to go with it for some reason.

    Perhaps someone upstairs could chime in to remind us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Outlaw Web Master View Post
    I'm easy if wht offered it or not. Is it a good idea? Has it been thought of before? Most likely yes and they decided not to go with it for some reason.

    Perhaps someone upstairs could chime in to remind us.

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    I'd imagine it's all about cost. The proposed 6 month subscription at half the cost of a 1 year effectively doubles iNET's administrative costs.

    Why do hosts offer lucrative discounts for yearly contracts? Cost.

    It's fifty bucks a year.
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    yea I would sign up for it too. But then if I really want to sign up I would eventually go with the 1 year (only option *lol*)

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    Obvioulsy for bi-annualy I'd expect a few less 'advantages'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SoftWareRevue View Post
    I'd imagine it's all about cost. The proposed 6 month subscription at half the cost of a 1 year effectively doubles iNET's administrative costs.
    lol mate..

    That's the term was looking for "admin costs" I just couldn't spit it out. Been multi tasking too much lately.

    iNet has to take everything into consideration from a business perspective including running costs / admin costs etc.

    I think people would get a shock if they knew how much iNet's admin / running costs were annually.

    IMHO if someone can afford $25 every 6 months, they can afford $50 a year. Just lay off the beers or cigs for a week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Outlaw Web Master View Post
    Been multi tasking too much lately.
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    Quote Originally Posted by anon-e-mouse View Post
    Say what? I always thought you were a bloke!?
    Well,
    OWM appears to be 'anti bi', and sometimes wears a dress,
    but calls it a kilt.

    So not realy sure

    ps, will WHT offer a discount for 2013 ?
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    rofl...

    nothing wrong with a little multi tasking.

    with work that is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Outlaw Web Master View Post
    lol mate..

    That's the term was looking for "admin costs" I just couldn't spit it out. Been multi tasking too much lately.

    iNet has to take everything into consideration from a business perspective including running costs / admin costs etc.

    I think people would get a shock if they knew how much iNet's admin / running costs were annually.

    IMHO if someone can afford $25 every 6 months, they can afford $50 a year. Just lay off the beers or cigs for a week.

    owm
    Money isnt the issue on my behalf i just brought it up to help them generate more sales infact im going to buy a membership right now thanking them because ive got numerous client's from here. But i still think them selling them every 6 month's will generate wayyyy more sales :-)

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    & way more administration fees.

    Don't you think they already thought of this when they started offering paid memberships?

    Thanks for suggesting it though buddy, there's no harm in positivity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Outlaw Web Master View Post
    & way more administration fees.

    Don't you think they already thought of this when they started offering paid memberships?

    Thanks for suggesting it though buddy, there's no harm in positivity.

    owm
    The only fees I could see being resulted is "taxes". What else do you got that could result in you being "fined" for getting some big bucks.

    Oh well the difference is $10. I just need to save up a bit to fit it in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Outlaw Web Master View Post
    & way more administration fees.

    Don't you think they already thought of this when they started offering paid memberships?

    Thanks for suggesting it though buddy, there's no harm in positivity.

    owm
    To be honest im not exactly sure if they did, even if they did i just suggested it and thought id see what other member's thought about it and possibly WHT take it into consideration and generate more sale's during this economic crisis, im sure member's would love to see this. Money wasnt the issue on my end but i was just trying to not only help WHT but its valued member's aswell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Outlaw Web Master View Post

    I mean you can't buy a football club season ticket for 6 months
    You can buy half-season tickets at christmas

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    I'd vote against it.

    There will simply be too many Premium Members making it not so premium. The purpose of it would be lost.

    Heck, I'd say increase the price to 99/yr. That way you keep the integrity of the group and increase revenue while keeping administrative costs in check

    But thats just me being selfish...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ganesh-rao View Post
    I'd vote against it.

    There will simply be too many Premium Members making it not so premium. The purpose of it would be lost.

    Heck, I'd say increase the price to 99/yr. That way you keep the integrity of the group and increase revenue while keeping administrative costs in check

    But thats just me being selfish...
    We are trying to increase sales not decrease. *Hand's you a stick of dynamite..3.2.1.poof*

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    Quote Originally Posted by semoweb View Post
    We are trying to increase sales not decrease. *Hand's you a stick of dynamite..3.2.1.poof*
    To increase sales, simply reduce premium membership to $1 with a $10 voucher for gas/petrol.

    BUT, I'd suggest aiming for increased profit, in which case you need to work out the optimum price/duration and apply it, however:
    I have a sneaky feeling WHT have allready done that exercise
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    Quote Originally Posted by semoweb View Post
    We are trying to increase sales not decrease.
    But if they increased the price to $99 a year and included a 6-month subscription for $50 bucks ....
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    Quote Originally Posted by SoftWareRevue View Post
    But if they increased the price to $99 a year and included a 6-month subscription for $50 bucks ....
    Thats not exactly going to increase sale's try it

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    A nice idea..even though it might icnrease administrative costs, it s gonna increase the $ you will have in your hands . apart from this : premium members feel the need to come back to the forum more than the non members . more visitors= higher costs of ads = more $

    of course more money will make you pay more taxes ( maybe you shouldn´t do anything so you don´t pay more taxes j/k)

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    Quote Originally Posted by elvis1 View Post
    A nice idea..even though it might icnrease administrative costs, it s gonna increase the $ you will have in your hands . apart from this : premium members feel the need to come back to the forum more than the non members . more visitors= higher costs of ads = more $

    of course more money will make you pay more taxes ( maybe you shouldn´t do anything so you don´t pay more taxes j/k)
    Give premium away free so you can DEDUCT it from your taxes as a donation!
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    I like the Status Quo the way it is.

    If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by semoweb View Post
    Thats not exactly going to increase sale's try it
    There is a difference between sales and profit. Like Brian said, if you want to increase sales you could give it away for a dollar and watch a million people signup.

    Bottom line, you wouldn't make much money selling it cheaper to more people. Relatively atleast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ganesh-rao View Post
    There is a difference between sales and profit. Like Brian said, if you want to increase sales you could give it away for a dollar and watch a million people signup.

    Bottom line, you wouldn't make much money selling it cheaper to more people. Relatively atleast.
    There's not a million member's so please stop exaggerating. And how can you say they wont make much money? When infact it will increase the sale's by selling 6 month and yearly prescriptions. Of course it wont make money selling them for $1.00 common sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by semoweb View Post
    6 month and yearly prescriptions.
    Ah that explains a lot:
    I've let my presription expire
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    Quote Originally Posted by ItsRetroBby View Post
    Its like many people here say about signing up for a years hosting, DONT!

    6 Months would let people see if its worth the money.
    Off topic, but surely your signature could be shortened to;

    Code:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Outlaw Web Master View Post
    I like the Status Quo the way it is.

    If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

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    I preferr "if it is broken you haven't tried hard enough"

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