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Very SMALL idea...(please don't stone me)

Discussion in 'Suggestion Box' started by Bob Clayton, Jul 12, 2002.

  1. Bob Clayton

    Bob Clayton My P doesn’t have flats or tort Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Philly Suburbs
    I was thinking about the supporting member price...it it is reduced(not alot) to like $15, i think that more people may start to support....i kno that 20 bucks is cheap for 1 year, ut i wonder how many MORE people will support if a change is made in the price...

    again...its just a little idea...no one get mad at me please...

  2. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    Kudos for your concern!!!

    It could work if the older members didn't feel "sold out."

    If those who already had paid $20 (or more) had their memberships extended for 3 months ($5 = quarter of a year) when a $15 fee went into effect, that might work. It would offset any inequity with those who would be getting full-year memberships for 5 bucks less.
  3. Aaron


    Jun 2, 2001
    Bellingham, WA
    i don't think there would be much more supporters if the fee was lowered. I think the main hassle (even though it isn't much of one) is sending the money. I could see how $50 vs. $20 would be a change, but not $20 vs. $15. On the other hand, supporting members can always donate more.
  4. Yeah, I'm sure that almost everyone that uses this site can come up with $20 bucks, the problem is finding the means to send the money. Like people that don't live here in America have a tough time, as do younger teens that don't have access to checks or the sort ("Mom I need you to write me a $20 dollar check to an internet site........no its not porn related").

    So $20 bucks (imo) is really no different than $5 bucks or $30 bucks.
  5. BigBohn


    Sep 29, 2001
    WPB, Florida
    $20 bucks is good for me. It's a nice crisp, single bill. Why make it more difficult for people? I do money orders, and thats great for me because its more accessible than credit card or checks for me.
  6. exactly!

    i mean, I spent like $40 on a jazz event last night (ticket, t-shirt and 2 cds)... and my wallet isn't any thinner... :)

    when I sent my money, I had to go to the bank, get a check (which costs like $5 + the $20 :rolleyes:) and then send it to Talkbass. And always not being sure if it will reach it destination.

    I would've bought something from the gear shop if it wasn't so much hazzle. :)

    keep the price at $20, that's my 2 kr.

    but to rickbass, I wouldn't feel sold out... I could say to new supporting members: "I gave talkbass $20... you only gave $15! I'm better than you!" :D
  7. Bob Clayton

    Bob Clayton My P doesn’t have flats or tort Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Philly Suburbs
    exactly my problem.....

  8. Actually before we had the merchandise section, $60 IIRC would get you a Talbass T-shirt. But now that we have the merch section, a good incentive would be something like donate $40 and get your choice of one article of clothing (hats and T-shirts and the such)and a mug or a mouse pad or something? I dunno, its a bit late for me to be thinking to much, you guys come up with a better idea for me...
  9. joke


    Sep 17, 2001
    I have this problem

    And this one


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