Life Time Membership?

  • #1

    I think Chess.com should offer a life time membership for a one time fee.  I'm a subscriberphobe.   I am not sure how much it should be, but I'd do it if I could.

  • #2

    They used to a long time ago when they were first starting up and needed to raise capital. 

  • #3

    Wait... if you're a "subscriberphobe," doesn't that mean you don't like to subscribe to anything? So why would you want to subscribe to a lifetime membership?

  • #4
    macer75 wrote:

    Wait... if you're a "subscriberphobe," doesn't that mean you don't like to subscribe to anything? So why would you want to subscribe to a lifetime membership?

    Pay ONCE, play forever.  :)

  • #5
    corrijean wrote:

    They used to a long time ago when they were first starting up and needed to raise capital. 

    Do you know how much it was?  I wonder how many people went for it. 

  • #6

    Imagine you live 160 years... Laughing

  • #7
    xlgc wrote:
    corrijean wrote:

    They used to a long time ago when they were first starting up and needed to raise capital. 

    Do you know how much it was?  I wonder how many people went for it. 

    My husband's cost $500.00.

    I didn't get in on the ground floor.

  • #8

    That is quite a high price, I am thinking.  Consider, that when this site first started, it is being uncertain how long the site would last. 

    Imagine paying the $500 for a lifetime membership, then the site goes out of business in six months.

    (Take this a few steps further, and even if the site was guaranteeing money back if the site went out of business within a few years, if the site was truly bankrupt they couldn't be able to honor the money-back agreement anyway.  And, suing a bankrupt company for a prorata $500 refund is not feasible either.) 

    The whole thing would be a huge mess.

  • #9

    I'm still hoping for a t-shirt. Laughing

  • #10

    I don't know about this site, but i paid a lifetime membership to USCF over 20 years ago and i am glad i never have to pay Annual dues again

  • #11

    I have a chess.com t-shirt.

    It's been too long ago for me to remember, but I think my husband bought it for me in an attempt to make me like chess.com. It played a small role.

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