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3 bonus months [Aug. 15th, 2005|02:12 pm]
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[ryanfitz]
To coincide with the launch of automatic payments announced in the latest news post, we are providing an exclusive offer for existing paid account holders (as of 8/14/05). Get three months of bonus paid time when you switch your account to automatic payments and select the 12-month billing cycle. This offer ends October 15, 2005. Read the fine print.

By the way, our auto-magical new system will take into account your remaining paid time and prorate your charges, so if you have six months of remaining paid time and you sign up for automatic payments on a 12-month billing cycle, then you’ll have a total of 15 months of paid time and only be charged $9.98 (half of $19.95).
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[User Picture]From: zaddy
2005-08-15 09:15 pm (UTC)
Ooo, nice.
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From: gilato
2005-08-15 09:16 pm (UTC)
Awesome!
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[User Picture]From: herekittykitty
2005-08-15 09:17 pm (UTC)
Excellent!!

Loving the 100 icons, btw.
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[User Picture]From: denimdoll
2005-08-16 02:06 am (UTC)
Icon love!
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[User Picture]From: jabber
2005-08-15 09:17 pm (UTC)
Any plans on making the ability to buy a permanent account a recurring event?
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[User Picture]From: imdaewen
2005-08-15 09:32 pm (UTC)
teehee

Yeah Im feeling really left out about this new feature.
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[User Picture]From: malpa
2005-08-15 09:18 pm (UTC)
Thanks a lot!
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From: painting_music
2005-08-15 09:18 pm (UTC)
Sweet.
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[User Picture]From: maryeve
2005-08-15 09:18 pm (UTC)
i already signed up! :D
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[User Picture]From: apster
2005-08-15 09:18 pm (UTC)
Wonderful! :D
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[User Picture]From: goddessfrida
2005-08-15 09:18 pm (UTC)
the 100 is just faaab, I'm so happy with that...and extra time for auto payments is just golden in my book!
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[User Picture]From: gunther_cub
2005-08-15 09:20 pm (UTC)
cool
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[User Picture]From: omgwtf
2005-08-15 09:21 pm (UTC)
That rocks! Thanks guys :D
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From: davidglover
2005-08-15 09:21 pm (UTC)
The fine print link is broken. (It links to a page that says "Question? Answer.")
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[User Picture]From: miluda
2005-08-15 10:40 pm (UTC)
Works for me, try it now.
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From: hippie_gurl
2005-08-15 09:22 pm (UTC)
Ok, before I do this I just signed up for a year two weeks ago....So I'll be charged a prorated amount for the last two weeks? Then I'll get my 12 months I've paid for plus 3 more? I want to make sure I am not confused and how much I'll be billed now, thanks!
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From: psychofogqueen
2005-08-15 09:41 pm (UTC)

same here

I just signed up for a year at the end of July for $25, so I'm a little confused about what happens if I sign up for the auto payments now.


...but then I confuse easily.
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[User Picture]From: szalman
2005-08-15 09:22 pm (UTC)
Just so you'll know, I've tried but the Credit Card window seems to be hanging. (for 20 or more minutes)
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[User Picture]From: rebbyribs
2005-08-15 09:23 pm (UTC)
Since my account is about to expire, I tried this, and it's not working for me.
I enter all the info (using Safari as my browser), click the "Finish" button, it goes grey, and then nothing else happens. There doesn't seem to be a new page loading or anything.
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[User Picture]From: fencer_x
2005-08-15 09:26 pm (UTC)
I had the same problem trying to use a credit card payment :S It seems to work fine with paypal, which was what I tried after 20 minutes waiting and nothing happening.
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[User Picture]From: jeffreyatw
2005-08-15 09:26 pm (UTC)
I upgraded to automatic payments a few hours before this notice (and probably the one about telling people not to do it for a while), and I was charged $6.50-ish, and then was told when I'd be billed $20 (some time next year). What was that payment about? And am I getting 3 months free?
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[User Picture]From: jeffreyatw
2005-08-15 09:27 pm (UTC)
Ah, maybe it's got something to do with paying for my remaining months. I dunno, whatever.
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[User Picture]From: viewofeternity
2005-08-15 09:27 pm (UTC)
Nice. Hell yahs.
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[User Picture]From: k8ykat
2005-08-15 09:55 pm (UTC)
Nope. The way I'm understanding it is that you'd essentially pay a buck or two for the last two weeks, which would cause your account to be pre-paid for the entirety of the next 12 months. Then, next August 15, if you were still signed up for automatic billing, you'd get three free months before having to pay again.
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[User Picture]From: accio_draco
2005-08-15 09:27 pm (UTC)
Shiny!
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[User Picture]From: crippsy_99
2005-08-15 09:28 pm (UTC)
Will there be any options for British/European/non-americans who dont have Visa/Mastercard/Amex?
Thankfully I do have a visa card for my savings account so I can still participate with a couple of bank transfers among myself, but my main bank/card uses a Maestro/Switch (or sometimes solo) cards and Im not the only one.
Most people I know only tend to have one of the latter options as visa is harder to get hold of over here in the UK (Most UK banks issue Maestro cards now) so they wont be able to use automatic payments under the current system.
The only reason I have a Visa myself is because I asked for one to be able to purchase things from outside Europe.
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[User Picture]From: imdaewen
2005-08-15 09:35 pm (UTC)
We only ever have Visa Credit over here. Im not sure how the Visa card from the woolich (or was it nationwide) works...
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[User Picture]From: zaddy
2005-08-15 09:34 pm (UTC)

Oh, and...

Could you clarify this?

"By the way, our auto-magical new system will take into account your remaining paid time and prorate your charges, so if you have six months of remaining paid time and you sign up for automatic payments on a 12-month billing cycle, then you’ll have a total of 15 months of paid time and only be charged $9.98 (half of $19.95)."
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[User Picture]From: miluda
2005-08-15 10:14 pm (UTC)

Re: Oh, and...

It means that if you currently have six months of paid time, they will charge you for another six months, so that your annual payment is today, of next year.
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[User Picture]From: glass_wishes
2005-08-15 09:35 pm (UTC)
The final page with credit card information went grey and hung up. I closed the window. Did this payment go through to my cc or not? And..I don't have Foxfire or paypal.....trust issues.

So, the main question is...did that initial charge go through?
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[User Picture]From: kimothy
2005-08-15 10:04 pm (UTC)
If you used IE and it hung, it likely did not go through.

As a rule, I don't use IE because of trust issues. IE security protocols get hacked more often than Opera, Firefox or any other browser. So yeah.

PayPal's not an option for recurring payments anyway. :)
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[User Picture]From: innocentdeceit
2005-08-15 09:35 pm (UTC)
I tried entering a credit card and it said: Unable to generate MU request.

What does that mean?
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[User Picture]From: cdy
2005-08-15 09:58 pm (UTC)
I got that, too.
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[User Picture]From: neo_prodigy
2005-08-15 09:36 pm (UTC)
permanent account holder here! woo hoo!!!!!!
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[User Picture]From: glowing_dragon
2005-08-15 11:22 pm (UTC)
Me too!
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[User Picture]From: kittybear125
2005-08-15 09:37 pm (UTC)

GRUMP

I put my credit card information in and clicked "finish" and nothing happened. grumble. I didn't get an e-mail, so I'm assuming it didn't go through. Please let us know when it's fixed.
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[User Picture]From: whitaker
2005-08-16 12:58 am (UTC)

Re: GRUMP

This was a browser-related issue which has since been fixed. Sorry for the inconvenience.
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