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# 208781 27-Feb-2017 15:11
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I've just read the thread on ads and how they are potentially costing GZ users. There are both positive and negative comments regarding the subscription which, amongst other things, removes them.

 

I just wanted to say, I'm more than happy to pay the $25 (I have for several years now) and in fact I'd be happy to pay double.

 

I value the time and effort people have put in to helping me when I've needed it. I know the money doesn't go to them directly, but that's not the point. GZ is an incredible resource for which I am very grateful for.

 

If you can browse the site on a device worth hundreds of dollars, thousands in some cases, what's $25 a year ?


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  # 1727165 27-Feb-2017 15:22
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Or compare $25 to the price of one piece of tech support received at standard rates with minimum charges.

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  # 1727167 27-Feb-2017 15:23
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The subscription is nothing cheap as chips! The main issue is a lot of people think everything should be free on the interwebs

 

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  # 1727177 27-Feb-2017 15:28
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martyyn:

 

I've just read the thread on ads and how they are potentially costing GZ users. There are both positive and negative comments regarding the subscription which, amongst other things, removes them.

 

I just wanted to say, I'm more than happy to pay the $25 (I have for several years now) and in fact I'd be happy to pay double.

 

I value the time and effort people have put in to helping me when I've needed it. I know the money doesn't go to them directly, but that's not the point. GZ is an incredible resource for which I am very grateful for.

 

If you can browse the site on a device worth hundreds of dollars, thousands in some cases, what's $25 a year ?

 

 

Agreed.

I've been subbing for years......since the ad issue first arose....plus it's a great site and I was (am!) keen to support it. 

 

 





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  # 1727208 27-Feb-2017 15:41
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Plus one.
Already saved my bacon today!




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  # 1727241 27-Feb-2017 16:12
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Me too.

 

 





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  # 1727244 27-Feb-2017 16:16
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Ads on GZ?

 

I'd forgotten.

 

$25 well spent, me thinks.


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  # 1727249 27-Feb-2017 16:38
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kiwifidget: Plus one.
Already saved my bacon today!

 

 

 

Bugger! Just made me hungry!
This Geekzones costing me a fortune!


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  # 1727256 27-Feb-2017 16:47
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Personally, I don't have a problem with the ads. What I do have a problem with is the site not picking up that my adblocker is not blocking the ads :-)





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# 1727279 27-Feb-2017 17:02
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I just had a thought for geekzone.


 


I know from past that there have been companies who have thrown in prizes so if geekzone could tie up with a few companies and ask them for some sort of a discount of their product and services which is essentially 0$ customer accusition cost for the company itself and for the buyer it gives them some tangible value ( say for eg 4 x $10 vouchers ) it would often make a no -brainer of a deal and it would increase a lot more subscribers.


 


 


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  # 1727317 27-Feb-2017 18:23
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I like the ads and find them usually relevant and often click on them. I also  regularly click on them to buy things  on Amazon . So I suspect that more money is made from me from the adverts, than if I subscribed anyway. 


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  # 1727663 28-Feb-2017 13:02
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I'm only reminded that Geekzone has ads when forum posts talk about them. $25 is reasonable.

 

Lifetime memberships would be good. What would the cost of a lifetime membership be?


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  # 1727666 28-Feb-2017 13:05
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I read that topic and have never had adverts "sneak up" from the bottom. However it did get me thinking I've used GZ a lot over the last 2 years and I had never subscribed so that has now changed.

 

$25 is a small amount to pay and I'm sorry I haven't done it sooner.


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  # 1727705 28-Feb-2017 14:52
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It's never too late!!

 

Cheap help and education service, for sure.


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  # 1727713 28-Feb-2017 15:02
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When the mass logout happened I saw some ads. One giant thing I accidentally had appear was a blocked flash, obviously the close thing was in the flash so there was no way to close it with flash set as click to play without playing the flash, which I wasnt going to do just to close it. Quickly got logged in to avoid that crap.





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