Life-time diamond membership option

  • #1

    How bout it? Huge savings for a lifetime sponsorship of chess.com.

  • #2

    I guess nobody is interested.

  • #3
    How much?
  • #4

    Say like $599.00

  • #5

    It used to be that diamond was life-time Platinum, but Chess.com can't afford it now at that price. Life-time diamond membership should sale for several thousand dollars.

  • #6
    immortalgamer wrote:

    How bout it? Huge savings for a lifetime sponsorship of chess.com.


    Not a bad idea -- some simply calculation like the average term of a user, then make them pay roughly that for a lifetime membership figuring either way you're getting at least par for the course.

    I dunno how businesses figure prices like this, it's probably something a little more involved.  I like the idea though.

  • #7
    Windows-7_ wrote:

    It used to be that diamond was life-time Platinum, but Chess.com can't afford it now at that price. Life-time diamond membership should sale for several thousand dollars.


     Brilliant!!!!!! I'm sure everybody is going to be fighting to be first in line to pay SEVERAL THOUSAND DOLLARS for a life time membership. LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • #8

    we used to offer this. if you want to do it, let me know :)

  • #9

    I'm basing my price estimate over this:

    Lifetime from the time most can pay for it is about 70 years at most. 70 x $95.88=$6711.60 for lifetime. Given that Chess.com gives discounts for longer periods I would say $5000 is a reasonable price.

    But more important is that longer subscriptions than 1 year are needed-chessgames.com gives out 2- and 3- year subscriptions.

  • #10
    Windows-7_ wrote:

    I'm basing my price estimate over this:

    Lifetime from the time most can pay for it is about 70 years at most. 70 x $95.88=$6711.60 for lifetime. Given that Chess.com gives discounts for longer periods I would say $5000 is a reasonable price.

    But more important is that longer subscriptions than 1 year are needed-chessgames.com gives out 2- and 3- year subscriptions.


     Nobody is going to pay 5,000 for a life time membership. Nobody is going to be on this site for fifty years.

  • #11

  • #12

    Does it let me take back moves at any point in the game? Laughing

  • #13
    If I buy it, would it be like "chess.com--powered by jhbchess!". What I really want is for chess.com to organize a chess tournament here in Houston. How much for that?
  • #14
    woodshover wrote:
    Windows-7_ wrote:

    I'm basing my price estimate over this:

    Lifetime from the time most can pay for it is about 70 years at most. 70 x $95.88=$6711.60 for lifetime. Given that Chess.com gives discounts for longer periods I would say $5000 is a reasonable price.

    But more important is that longer subscriptions than 1 year are needed-chessgames.com gives out 2- and 3- year subscriptions.


     Nobody is going to pay 5,000 for a life time membership. Nobody is going to be on this site for fifty years.


    Another reason why Chess.com doesn't sell these.

    ( @Beester:Please take that down!)

  • #15
    jhbchess wrote:
    If I buy it, would it be like "chess.com--powered by jhbchess!". What I really want is for chess.com to organize a chess tournament here in Houston. How much for that?

    Depends on the size of it. Interesting possible business. Tell erik about it.

  • #16
    Manack wrote:

    Does it let me take back moves at any point in the game?


    If you use the game type "takeback".

  • #17
    Windows-7_ wrote:
    woodshover wrote:
    Windows-7_ wrote:

    I'm basing my price estimate over this:

    Lifetime from the time most can pay for it is about 70 years at most. 70 x $95.88=$6711.60 for lifetime. Given that Chess.com gives discounts for longer periods I would say $5000 is a reasonable price.

    But more important is that longer subscriptions than 1 year are needed-chessgames.com gives out 2- and 3- year subscriptions.


     Nobody is going to pay 5,000 for a life time membership. Nobody is going to be on this site for fifty years.


    Another reason why Chess.com doesn't sell these.

    ( @Beester:Please take that down!)


     No club or organanization bases their cost of a life time membership on what the next 50 years of an annual membership would cost. The next FEW years yes, but NEVER anywhere near fifty.

  • #18

    My alumni association has the following pricing:

    1 year $64

    5 year $274  (like 1 year free)

    lifetime $950 (seniors $475 -- wonder why Wink)  Lifetime =4*5 = 20 yr

    But that's an alumni association, which is pretty much a known entity. Nobody can realistically predict what chess.com (or competing sites) will be like in 10 years, except they will probably be different from now.  I think this option would have limited appeal.

  • #19

    Just seems like a nice way to generate some income for the holiday season...Say limit it to like 200 slots, and make it some requirement that you have to have been a member for at least a year already.

    Then make it a good price

    200 x 595 is 119,000

    Seems worth it for the bandwidth usage of those people.

  • #20

    And it would be like a Jeweled Crown Icon to the distinguished few..something special for supporting Chess.com Cool

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