PeaNut 98,374 July 2003 Posts: 16,573 Layouts: 189 Loc: Western Washington
Posted: 6/15/2010 11:00:09 PM
I posted this on one of the blogs:
another missed opportunity. Imagine how many people would have joined if the carts were $40 (and we KNOW they sell new releases of full carts through their phantom shops for $39.99 right away). That would be $160 a year. even $180/$45 a piece would have been ok. close to what we pay for most kit clubs. Still reasonable and we are still taking a risk that they may release cartridges that we don't like.
Plus they are making FULL retail on these. it's not like they are distributing them to another store (like Walmart) at a fraction of the MSRP.
In order for them to make this much off customers they'd have to retail these cartridges for $136 at your LSS.
I've read up on it and even the FAQ's today and still don't see where their "perks" are perks at all. Hosting a MB is no that big of a deal. especially when you already have one set up! The blog I doubt will be as good as some of the FREE ones out there.
I just think you are greedy. And while that is part of capitalism, it also means I have a choice to not spend my money on it
PeaNut 7,042 October 2000 Posts: 15,239 Layouts: 217
Posted: 6/16/2010 8:07:01 PM
I missed the come-on that I was in the top 3% of their customer base...if I am, they are seriously in trouble
Yea, me too! I actually got the invite in one of my emails I only use when I sign up for freebies! Not even sure how they got that one.
I may have registered my baby bug a very long time ago & maybe one of the carts, but that is it! I can't even remember the last time I was on that website, not even sure if I ever posted there.