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Dirty Trick

It's a pretty dirty trick to to get a person to sign up, only to find out that nothing can be downloaded without paying for it. That stinks

8 Replies

wilgubeast (author)2013-04-29

There are two ways to go about getting unlimited downloads: 1- pay for a pro membership or 2- publish a project that gets featured.

Sorry that you feel like you got the ol' bait and switch upon joining. If you scroll down on the sign-up page, you'll see a breakdown of the benefits of free membership vs. pro membership.

Kiteman (author)2013-04-29

Ever heard of copy-paste?

There are well over a hundred thousand projects here, all donated for free, all available for free. You don't even have to sign up to get it all.

Don't you think it's a bit ungrateful to moan that you can't snag it all in a particular format for free?

russ_hensel (author)2014-02-14

Browsers have a save as function. Nice ones like opera save an entire page in one file. Nice.

themasterpackrat (author)2013-12-31

I agree, they took me in the same way! They should state that signing up for free does not get you anything!!!!!!

bunsjackson (author)2013-04-29

The particular project I was looking for only showed the pictures, no measurements or instructions.. So, since it has gone to pdf format, which you can only get with a paid membership, cut and paste wouldn't do me any good on that one. But thanks for your insightful input kiteman.

kelseymh (author)bunsjackson2013-04-29

As Kiteman said, the PDF is nothing more (and nothing less) than simply repackaging all and only the information provided by the author into a pretty-printable format. You may wish to contact the author of the project (either by commenting on the I'ble itself, or in a private message) to find out whether they can provide enough information to actually build it.

Kiteman (author)bunsjackson2013-04-29

There is no extra information in a PDF. Anything missing from the free version is also missing from the PDF.

RedneckEngineer (author)2013-04-29

I agree. Glad that doesn't happen around here.