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November 20th, 2004

(no subject) @ 05:48 pm

prettytheworld:
@U2 has a story about Propaganda, U2's fan club, and I thought you all might like to read about it. Here's the story:

"Some Propaganda subscribers have reported receiving notification in their mailbox (snail mail) today that the fan club is being converted or replaced by an online version that will cost $40/year for new members, or $20 (for the first year) for existing Propaganda members who have issues of the magazine remaining on their subscription.

The letter lists these benefits of joining the U2.com "members only" section:
* Priority ticketing for the 2005 tour
* special introductory gift
* a U2.com e-mail address (e.g. yourname@U2.com)
* exclusive content features including on-the-road reports and diaries from next year's tour
* audio and video downloads
* access to a full U2.com and Propaganda story archive
* mobile phone content
* members-only message boards
* "regular newsletter"
* 25% discount on your first purchase at the U2 web store."

I don't know about you, but $40 seems awfully expensive for an online fan club... although an @u2.com e-mail address would be pretty cool. What are your thoughts?
 
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From:walrusoct9
Date:November 20th, 2004 02:58 pm (UTC)
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*shrug* the last thing in the world I need is another email address.

It is really pricy...but I may end up paying it at least for 2005 to get "priority tickets" for the tour, whatever that means. I at least want a little more info on how the tickets work before I send them money.

I think the rest of it is a little silly for $40...I think $20 would be perfectly reasonable for that. But I had such bad ticket experiences last tour that i'll probably pay it just to make sure I don't have to get ebay tickets again this time.
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From:paradisecowgirl
Date:November 20th, 2004 04:18 pm (UTC)
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My previous ticket experiences (two tours now) with Propaganda/fan club were pretty mixed. I didn't always get floor seats and once or twice, the seats were just plain bad :p
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From:ourania211
Date:November 20th, 2004 03:01 pm (UTC)
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$40 IS expensive, but then again, Christmas is coming up. How do I join?
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From:arashi_soul
Date:November 20th, 2004 03:10 pm (UTC)
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This seems kinda lame to me. For one, I could get two year's worth of magazine subscriptions for 40 bucks, and two, it sounds like they're taking content that would have been availabe for free on the old U2 site and are deciding to charging people for it. I suppose it doesn't help matters that I generally dislike the idea of charging money for website content, though. Unless you're running a porn site, but whatever.
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From:paradisecowgirl
Date:November 20th, 2004 04:16 pm (UTC)
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Soo.... porn is more valuable than other content? ;-)
From:in_my_place86
Date:November 20th, 2004 03:17 pm (UTC)
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geez...
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From:aloneinthelight
Date:November 20th, 2004 07:14 pm (UTC)
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geez people come on, 40 dollars PER YEAR is not expensive! Especially for whats being offered! I'll only have to pay 20 for the first one but still, these are our boys we're talking about! Money is merely a small detail, haha. If im not mistaken, 40 dollars is a hell of a lot cheaper than Propaganda. wtf.
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From:bonolicious22
Date:November 21st, 2004 08:44 am (UTC)
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yeah $40 is crazy expensive... i love the boys and all but i just paid $400 for an ipod and have no funds left over for e-mail adresses...
rock on~
Stef
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From:camiloj
Date:November 21st, 2004 06:12 pm (UTC)
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it doesnt seem too bad to me but I think most of you are alot younger than me (i'm in my 30s) and maybe they should have a sliding scale based on age and income! Like $5 if youre a college student or something.

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