NEW International and Canadian Member Price for Transformers Collector's Club

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Re: NEW International and Canadian Member Price for Transformers Collector's Club

Postby ausbot » Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:27 pm

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I just joined Sideburn sold it for me!
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Re: NEW International and Canadian Member Price for Transformers Collector's Club

Postby Pretender Skywarp » Wed Oct 13, 2010 9:58 am

Works out to about £53, I'll think about it.
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Re: NEW International and Canadian Member Price for Transformers Collector's Club

Postby fairplaythings » Wed Oct 13, 2010 10:14 am

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Just to put this right up front and center, US$40 = CDN$40.14. The U.S. and Canadian dollars are essentially equal at present. Gone are the days of one U.S. dollar costing $1.40 Canadian.

Of course there are additional costs for international shipping and I appreciate that they add to the bottom line. Whether those costs warrant a 50% fee hike for those north of the 49th parallel, I can't say. I am pleased to see that "streamlining" has lead to a change in membership costs both to Canada and other parts of the world. In the first years of the club, my magazine (sent to Ontario, Canada) was routed through Malmo, Sweden. I don't even want to guess how that worked logistically and logically, although it would certainly do something to the costing.

LiKwid wrote:I only stay in the club for the botcon discount.. The free figure is a bonus but IMo the botcon discount is what makes it worth while..


But LiKwid really hits the nail on the head. It's nice to get a deluxe exclusive (much better in my view than the single 4" figure available to modern GIJoe club members, but I digress), even if I am more tepid about Generations Sideburn than others. While it may make sense for U.S. collectors, when you can routinely pick the add-on up (with whom you may or may not be enamored) for $20-$30 online, it makes less sense for Canadian collectors to join. Unless you are joining for the Botcon discount (which really makes the whole membership free).

Summary? Good for FunPub for adjusting prices. It'll help. But beyond the exclusive, the six magazines (such that they are) are not enough to warrant membership. It's only the discount to the Con that does that.
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Re: NEW International and Canadian Member Price for Transformers Collector's Club

Postby HotRod2005 » Wed Oct 13, 2010 3:58 pm

Last year was the first year that I didn't renew my membership. It seemed like a lot of money for not much pay off. With the new Canadian price however, I'll consider joining again. I do like that Sideburn. I'll wait until the new year to decide.
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Re: NEW International and Canadian Member Price for Transformers Collector's Club

Postby NuclearConvoy » Wed Oct 13, 2010 4:01 pm

HotRod2005 wrote:Last year was the first year that I didn't renew my membership. It seemed like a lot of money for not much pay off. With the new Canadian price however, I'll consider joining again. I do like that Sideburn. I'll wait until the new year to decide.


Same thing happened to me...but now I regret it for not getting Punch/Counterpunch *sigh*
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Re: NEW International and Canadian Member Price for Transformers Collector's Club

Postby HotRod2005 » Wed Oct 13, 2010 4:34 pm

NuclearConvoy wrote:
HotRod2005 wrote:Last year was the first year that I didn't renew my membership. It seemed like a lot of money for not much pay off. With the new Canadian price however, I'll consider joining again. I do like that Sideburn. I'll wait until the new year to decide.


Same thing happened to me...but now I regret it for not getting Punch/Counterpunch *sigh*


Me too. Probably pick him up someday. I'm also disappointed because I had a 5 year streak on the go, and now not. Oh well.
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Re: NEW International and Canadian Member Price for Transformers Collector's Club

Postby NuclearConvoy » Wed Oct 13, 2010 4:35 pm

Yeah... it feels a bit disappointing.
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Re: NEW International and Canadian Member Price for Transformers Collector's Club

Postby Down_Shift » Wed Oct 13, 2010 6:54 pm

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...I felt the need to be grammatically incorrect. XD

This is bad time of year to be dropping $60 on stuff I don't necessarily need though, so I'll have to make my final decision in the new year.


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Re: NEW International and Canadian Member Price for Transformers Collector's Club

Postby Pretender Skywarp » Thu Oct 14, 2010 6:40 am

HotRod2005 wrote:
NuclearConvoy wrote:
HotRod2005 wrote:Last year was the first year that I didn't renew my membership. It seemed like a lot of money for not much pay off. With the new Canadian price however, I'll consider joining again. I do like that Sideburn. I'll wait until the new year to decide.


Same thing happened to me...but now I regret it for not getting Punch/Counterpunch *sigh*


Me too. Probably pick him up someday. I'm also disappointed because I had a 5 year streak on the go, and now not. Oh well.


This is my dilema. I was lucky enough to get in on P/CP, albeit on the second run. My concern is how costly that G2 Ramjet is going to be on the secondary market...
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