I can get two months free.

Wait, I have to pay $55 to get that free. See this is a deal because instead of getting 12 months for about $40 (old deal), I can get 14 months for $55. Sure it is more expensive but I get TWO FREE MONTHS.

The e-mail told me what a wonderful customer I was.  They even used my first name. Soon I will be invited over for lunch, right? I wonder if that lunch will be free.


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44 Responses to I can get two months free.

  1. 10 Cents10 Cents says:

    It seems it came from a generic mail address.

  2. PencilvaniaPencilvania says:

    lol! just saw this post – I got the email too, had not done the math, but laughing about it now.

    • 10 Cents10 Cents says:

      I wish they would get someone with some business sense. No where in the e-mail did they explain that they raised their prices therefore I have to pay more even with 2 months free. The sad part is no one thought that might be important to relate.

      It is probably the same form letter that they have sent out for the last few years.

    • MLHMLH says:

      And don’t forget the banned folks are getting them, too.

      • 10 Cents10 Cents says:

        MLH, if Rob and Peter sent this to them, aren’t they unbanned? I mean they are the top and they specifically wanted them to come back. They even called them by their first names, right?

        “It’s people like you who have helped make Ricochet the best place for conversation on the Internet. We’d like you to be part of our community again. Will you come back?

        We’d be honored if you did.” [emphasis not in the original]

        • MLHMLH says:

          You’re being simple to make some sort of point, yes?
          Robo invites and no, they aren’t unbanned
          Liz has been at it over there (here, too).

          • NandaNanda says:

            Repetitive, to put this mildly, Titheness…

          • 10 Cents10 Cents says:

            MLH, you are in business, no? If you sent something out over your letter head to a customer saying you want them back. How should they respond?

            • MLHMLH says:

              I wouldn’t send such a thing to a patient that I banned (we actually have a couple: they owe us money).

              • 10 Cents10 Cents says:

                MLH, the question is if you did send it out to those banned patients, wouldn’t they have every right to think they could come in and be treated again? (I do understand that you would have enough organization that this would not happen. if you don’t want to answer the hypothetical let me know.)

                • MLHMLH says:

                  OK. sure, the less reasonable ones would try to come back. I can tell you that the one that did went to the trouble of creating new ID and email account.

                  I can also you tell you that Katievs, Old Buckeye, Look Away have re-upped.

                  • 10 Cents10 Cents says:

                    I find database maintenance and marketing interesting. I also like fractured logic. I find it funny that an e-mail is offering me a deal at a higher price. We all make mistakes and a little skewering helps us all.

                    I do notice when people look for motives they usually think the other person’s motives are not so pure or mean spirited.

  3. drlorentzdrlorentz says:

    What do I win if I guess the name of that website?

    “Johnny, tell him what he’s won.”

  4. PencilvaniaPencilvania says:

    A lifetime supply of covfefe!

  5. PencilvaniaPencilvania says:

    or Tonx.

  6. DevereauxDevereaux says:

    OK. ?Who or what is Tonx.

  7. drlorentzdrlorentz says:

    I still get the daily morning news summary from the unnamed site. They’ve been making the same pitch there. They even use the term “Membership Drive.” Sounds like NPR.

    Is this another example of O’Sullivan’s Law: All organizations that are not actually right-wing will over time become left-wing.

  8. BrentB67BrentB67 says:

    I received no such email and do not expect to.

    • 10 Cents10 Cents says:

      Brent, this is sad. You don’t even get spam. I will forward mine so you can take part.

    • DouglasDouglas says:

      I got mine on the day the Charlottesville fiasco went down. I hadn’t been there since memberships expired months ago. The next day, I go and look out of curiosity, and the the usual suspects were saying what they usually say. EJ follows me on Twitter, and God bless him, asked me to have a look at his post responding to said usual suspects. But it’s clear that guys like EJ are outnumbered among the powers that be, and so there’s no reason to go back there.

  9. TKC1101TKC1101 says:

    My greatest frustration was the place was a potential gold mine and it was run by blinkered amateurs.

    Oh well, another aggravation best left in the rearview mirror, right up there with Disco and polyester, and the ill fated time I learned to play the coronet…

    • 10 Cents10 Cents says:

      TKC, one needs to give them credit for what they did. I bet someone else will make the money that they lost due to negligence.

      Can I interest you in some Tonx Coffee?

    • MLHMLH says:

      How would run such a site? Really. Not being snarky. I’ve been told that I know nothing about capitalism, don’t ya know.

      • 10 Cents10 Cents says:

        First, you don’t try to reinvent the wheel. There is a knowledge base of how to run an interface. There is a way to set rules and have moderation. Referees do things on the field not in a back room. Referees do not wear jerseys or throw the game.

        Maybe TKC can jump in, but they were schizophrenic. I couldn’t tell if they wanted to be a magazine, podcast producer, or a forum. They are more a charity than a business. A business pays employees and doesn’t need volunteers to do the grunt work.

        1. You have a clear business plan.
        2. Train good people.
        3. Fire bad people.
        4. Deliver the services you promise. (Over deliver if possible.)
        5. Have scalable systems. If it can’t be expanded cheaply it is bad.

    • DouglasDouglas says:

      Come on. I bet you were just DASHING in a leisure suit.

  10. JJJJ says:

    After seeing this post, I looked to see if I got one of those emails. I did. Won’t be renewing. They do not want me back, of this I am sure. Pretty idiotic to send me that email.

    The last time my membership expired, it actually did not expire on its own. It kept going after the expiration date. I think this was mid-Feb or Mar of 2016. I thought that perhaps the end of the month would trigger the cancellation, but it did not. So a few days into the next month, I emailed Tom and told him what was going on. I doubt I am the only person impacted, and since I am interested in business, I figured there was some kind of bug in the billing system. He said nothing and just pulled the plug. No thanks for the info, nothing.

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