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I don't understand pro pricing at all Answered

I've gotta say, I don't get the pricing for pro at ALL. 

You can pay $1.95 a month, every month.

You can pay $2.95 a month, every three months.

You can pay $39.95 for 24 months, one time.

Now, this may just be me, but I see exactly  0 reasons to go with door No. 2. It is the worst of all possible worlds. Why on Terra would I as a new customer pay another dollar a month over the first option (setting aside the third option, maybe I'm not sure about the site or just don't have 40 bucks to blow)? Is it for the privilege of only paying 3 times a year as opposed to 12? Am I paying all that extra money for more patches or something?

IDGI: what am I overlooking here? Enlighten me...


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fungus amungus (author)2010-01-27

The first option is billed annually, not monthly. The second is billed quarterly (every 3 months).

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>D'oh!< Every 3 months of course.

But I still don't understand the why...?

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Doctor What (author)Lithium Rain2010-01-27

Yeah....  I don't get it either.

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PKM (author)Doctor What2010-01-28

The more you pay at once, the more you have committed to the site (and, presumably, the more likely you are to stick around) so this is rewarded by lower costs.  Given the correction to the payment frequency of option 1 it actually works out at

$2.95/month in 3 month chunks (minimum spend $8.85)
$1.95/month in 12 month chunks (minimum spend $23.40)
$1.67/month in 24 month chunks (minimum spend $39.95)

It's the same principle as contract phones costing less per month than PAYG- the difference is merely incentivising a longer duration membership.

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=SMART= (author)PKM2010-01-28
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Doctor What (author)=SMART=2010-01-28

 ^INTERESTINGLY ENOUGH HE SPELLS CORRECT WRONG.  IRONY.^


Heheheh, just joking with you =SMART=.

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=SMART= (author)Doctor What2010-01-29

Well i'm dyslexic and i'm protected under the 2004 Disability Discrimination Act

SEE YOU IN COURT


XD

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Doctor What (author)=SMART=2010-01-29

 I have a mental condition, and I am very sensitive to people who make spelling errors.

EXPECT A COUNTERCLAIM

:-P

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=SMART= (author)Doctor What2010-02-01

You will never beat me in court !

I HAVE A LAWYER TEAM

see, they are discussing how we are going to plant evidence and convict you of every crime ever....

 

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Doctor What (author)=SMART=2010-02-01

 Your team cannot beat my

MAFIA CONNECTIONS


We will take out your lawyers.

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=SMART= (author)Doctor What2010-02-02

HAH ! I will distract your Italian mafia with a bowl of pasta,
and then unlesah the pirates..

THE SOMALI PIRATES


they will steal your cargo, all your cargo...

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Doctor What (author)=SMART=2010-02-02

 I'll take your pirates, and use the full force of the
 

CUBAN GOVERNMENT


to bring down a tyranny parade on your pirates.

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Derin (author)Doctor What2010-05-27

I'll interrupt and use a
<pro only bigtext>TSAR BOMB FULL 100MT</pro only bigtext>
to destroy both of you.

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kelseymh (author)Doctor What2010-02-01

Lawyers...Mafia....Um, er, what's the difference?

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Doctor What (author)kelseymh2010-02-01

 Mine is free.  Because I'm connected.

AND YOU ARE ON MY LIST.

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Rock Soldier (author)2010-01-27

Maybe they were hoping no one would find out?
(Good job, you ruined their plans! RUINED!)

Also according to my (terrible) math, the third option is only about 1.07 a month. I could be wrong though.

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Rock Soldier (author)Kiteman2010-01-27

Isn't 1.66 rounded the the nearest tenth 1.07? (Or should I have rounded the the nearest hundredth?)

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NachoMahma (author)Rock Soldier2010-01-27

.  I bet your Math teachers are soooo proud.
.  Rounding to the nearest tenth gives: 1.7 (Rounding to the nearest hundreth yields: 1.66)

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Lithium Rain (author)NachoMahma2010-01-27

ROFLOLBBQ

Even I'm not that bad.

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Yerboogieman (author)Doctor What2010-01-29

That's what i was thinking.

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Rock Soldier (author)NachoMahma2010-01-27

Lol. Who said I paid attention? (I would hope they're proud. I got a B overall)

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Goodhart (author)Rock Soldier2010-01-28
Yes, but if they isolated grades on decimals, you might not have faired so well  J.K !  :-) 
 

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Doctor What (author)Rock Soldier2010-01-27

 They gave you a B?  Now I'm concerned for the grading system.  

(I jest of course)

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Rock Soldier (author)Doctor What2010-01-27

Lol. Actually, it was weird. You got a B for what a C is, C for what a D is, ect.

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Doctor What (author)Rock Soldier2010-01-27

 Strange.  So they gave more for less.  Like a mediocrity sale.  (I'm in the same boat though, I barely made my way through high school).

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Rock Soldier (author)Doctor What2010-01-27

Yeah, High school is going to be FUN...Academically of course. Friend and experience wise, it'll be great I'm sure.

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lemonie (author)2010-01-28

I haven't looked at this for a long time, but either your're getting a bum-deal on quarterly, or you're getting the best deal? Can you screenshot this?

L

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Kiteman (author)2010-01-27

It could be the bank's admin charges for only having to remember to do something three times a year?

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