New fanclub: 1 step forward, 2 steps back

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Offline caliban10

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New fanclub: 1 step forward, 2 steps back
« on: September 14, 2010, 11:45:43 PM »
http://benfolds.com/members-only

The prices are better but...

- what's with the 1st vs 2nd year stuff? I was a member years ago and didn't renew. What does that make me?
- US/Canada only in the checkout form, even for the online only membership? really? REALLY? what year is it, 1994? you put up an online fanclub site for US & Canada only? sigh.

yes, i know that you'll probably add the rest of the world a few weeks from now after we all complain but yawn, this has been done already by lots and lots of different artists. How hard can it be? Can't you just pay REM's people a few grand to set it up for you properly?

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Offline AlexKintzle

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Re: New fanclub: 1 step forward, 2 steps back
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2010, 03:58:01 AM »
Dude that's not even the worst.  :'(
"I'd like to say f*ck you in the nose, but i'm too evolved for that kind of thing now."-Ben Folds

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Offline caliban10

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Re: New fanclub: 1 step forward, 2 steps back
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2010, 12:44:12 AM »
As predicted, they added foreign postage: $20 for the UK. Yeah, sorry $50 is just too much, especially given the quality of the previous attempts at the fan club. You could just run it better (maybe as more of a service for fans than as a business?) and charge less, then word of mouth on sites like this would increase the membership. Oh well.

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Offline HVH

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Re: New fanclub: 1 step forward, 2 steps back
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2010, 08:14:06 AM »
That's rubbish.  Don't think I'll bother either.
I think I'll write a screenplay...