So the new free site that was supposed to be lauched in early June, late June, July, August, September 10th and September 28th is now IMMINENT? How long will it be imminent? A month? A year? A decade? You’ll never know with Dunk. He’ll probably put up the old one at some point, with a few design changes to make it look new.
Anyway. What I wanted to share with those of you who don’t have access to the koptalk forums is Dunk’s latest attempt to squeeze more money out of the ever more decreasing number of members. Since the start of the year, about 750 members have left koptalk. The posting is at an all time low, and there are hardly any new members at all. Dunk knows it’s a matter of time before the koptalk bubble is about to burst. That’s why he’s trying to get as much out of it as possible before it’s too late.
#364449 – October 01, 2008 18:06 Membership Renewal Offer
KopTalk Team KopTalk Team
Registered: August 05, 2006
Posts: 9347 We’re now offering *savings when you renew your membership, if you decide to renew for longer than a year.
At present our only membership term is a year but some of you have been here since day one and we want to reward those of you who know you want to be here for longer than a year!
We usually bill in Euros now as we are based in Spain. A year’s sub is 41,00 EUR so 2 years would cost 82,00 EUR. We’re going to introduce a 2 year sub for 70,00 EUR which will save you 12,00 EUR.
We’re also going to offer a 5-year sub (normally 205,00 EUR) for 164,00 EUR which basically means you get the 5th year free.
Some of you have asked for longer membership terms so we hope these options are attractive. If you have any other suggestions that would help you, please don’t hesitate to ask.
Many of you can testify that when subs are due and if you’re broke, we do what we can to help you out. We rarely lock anyone out if they ask for time to renew. We’re here to help you not screw you! We class this community as our family.
Please remember that KopTalk exists purely to survive. We do not have aims or targets. Nobody receives a wage as such for contributing but obviously we need to pay the bills and put food on the table.
By taking out the longer subs you’ll be saving yourself some money and supporting us even more.
If you wish to remain with the 1-year sub that is of course fine and sincerely appreciated.
We really do appreciate each and every one of you that makes this all possible.
If you want to take advantage of any of these renewal options just contact Steve via http://www.kopta1k.info and he will set you up and ensure any other existing subs you have (that auto-renew via PayPal) are cancelled.
* offers only available via PayPal or cheques in Euro currency.
So now he’s looking for ways to get more money out of those who still haven’t left the site by letting them renew for longer than a year. This both means that some will stay longer than they might have done, and if they leave they’ll have paid more than they would have if they just paid their annual subs. Also there is the possibility of making this payment annual with paypal, so some will in fact pay for several years each year if they’re not paying attention to their paypal account. But, would you pay several years of subs for a site that may be gone in a few months? Or at least will be so dead that you wouldn’t want to be a member anyway?
Also, have you noticed that the memberships cost have risen? You can no longer pay £30 for the yearly membership. You have to pay in Euros or US Dollars. At todays rate €41 is about £32,5 and $64,68 is about £36,35. On top of this may also come the currency surcharge from your credit card company. If you pay in pounds by cheque, the price is £35. So the £30 membership is history, and has been for a long time.
Dunk again reiterates the old lie about “not receicing wages”, “only exists to survive”, “having to pay the bills” etc. Seriously Dunk. Do you think anyone belives that the cost of running koptalk is anywhere close to the +/- £70000 a year you get in subs (plus ad revenue and affiliate payouts)? You say you have to pay the bills and put food on the table. That’s no different from the rest of us. The only difference is that we call the money we use wages, from which we have paid our taxes. You don’t pay taxes do you? Just because you don’t call your income wages, doesn’t mean it’s not. So when will you come clean and admit that you live off the money you get from koptalk? Money that you’ve made based on lies and fraud.