50% more for 50% less

March 05, 2010, 03:32 PM posted in General Discussion

Sorry to continue the gripping about the price hikes but I've just realized basic users like I am are now paying 50% more for 50% less.

I thought I wasn't getting the 'audio review' podcast because of the Spring Festival holiday, but now I see that's no longer available with a basic subscription.  This is extremely disappointing as I found it an essential part of each lesson. It's where the entertainment ended and the study really happened.

Really, this is too much -- a 50% increase and half the number of podcasts (actually it's a two thirds reduction as the stand along dialogue is also not available to bacis subscribers). Also, I didn't see this reduction in service mentioned in any pitch about the new pricing scheme. I'm sure you wouldn't try to sneak that one.  All I can say is 哎呀!

Is it too late is ask for a refund for the extra year I signed on for.


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March 05, 2010, 10:02 PM

The Audio Review and Dialog Only podcasts have not been available on a basic subscription for at least the last year (since I first found this site).

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March 06, 2010, 04:32 AM

That's odd, I've been getting them right up until I renewed last week.  I've been subscribing for three years, so I should be thankful ma?

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March 06, 2010, 04:41 AM

Well, I'd say you either had a premium subscription before, or you were using a series of trial accounts.

Or perhaps you were on a 2-year subscription, and the situation was different when you signed up back then.

The only other scenerio is that CPod had a bug in its system, but we all know that never happens.

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March 06, 2010, 01:42 PM

The ideal solution would be to have a more flexible pricing scheme, where you can select which products you would like to buy. Then it wouldn't have to be all or much less.