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I also wonder if lowering the price will bring in more but its all about shifting to find what works.
I am thinking raising it, if we get a couple to contribute $100K each all the ads will be gone. We will provide bank routing numbers. Any takers?

But seriously, if someone isn't getting at least $50 value from the site ... dropping it by $10-25 isn't going to make a difference for them. :(
 

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I am thinking raising it, if we get a couple to contribute $100K each all the ads will be gone. We will provide bank routing numbers. Any takers?

But seriously, if someone isn't getting at least $50 value from the site ... dropping it by $10-25 isn't going to make a difference for them. :(
Youre probably right. The $25 is two people for dinner at a fast food restaurant. $50 is two people at Casual dining. Ive tried to remember to donate $25 yearly, because I enjoy the site, but not sure Im ready to make a $50 commitment. It sounds like a lot, but at the end of the day, most people spend $50 and having to show for it and never question. $100K? Will you take a check LOL!
 

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if we get a couple to contribute $100K each all the ads will be gone
I know this was a joke but it's actually kind of interesting when you think about how much money "people who have a lot of money" really have. I.e., for 99.99% of us we are not going to spend a huge chunk of our retirement savings on SkiTalk. However, for the other 0.01% $100K is chump change. If one of those people were to step up you'd be a fair bit ahead. Obviously you'd need someone very savvy to find and woo the person, and a plan for kickbacks / tax evasion. I mean philanthropy breaks. Who has a background as a Major Gifts Officer for a big university or charity?
 
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I know this was a joke but it's actually kind of interesting when you think about how much money "people who have a lot of money" really have.
"The difference between rich people and wealthy people is that rich people know how much money they have."

I was being half factious but yes, there are a lot of folks out there and I assume some might be reading the site (and this thread), so, yes, we are open to that level of serious support. It will come with access to our test fleet, skiing with us and many other things. Please do not heasitate to reach out and we have an accountant that can help with any tax questions.
 

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If I win the Powerball.......
I think that as well. But then I'd have to actually play it.
The last time I bought a lotto ticket I was the big winner of $8.00 :golfclap:
 

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But seriously, if someone isn't getting at least $50 value from the site ... dropping it by $10-25 isn't going to make a difference for them. :(
There's those of us not seeing ads where $50 for a label doesn't entice.

But then I don't like software subscriptions, either. I remember when you paid a reasonable change for software once, then ended up paying $30-50 per year for upgrades. The new subscriptions probably come to the same thing, but being told something must be paid every year bugs me. I used to regularly pay these "get rid of ad" fees for apps for my phones almost immediately, then deleted the app with a week or two. Now I see these free trial things but high fees after that and I move on to some other app. I'm just not into subscriptions. Plus I feel that it's a two way street in terms of who is providing content.
 

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I agree with Sibhusky. As we the users provide the content for free and provide the clicks that make the advertisers pay more I think we're helping the site out plenty. Without us there's no site, would people pay to read the owners and moderators posts?
 

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I agree with Sibhusky. As we the users provide the content for free and provide the clicks that make the advertisers pay more I think we're helping the site out plenty. Without us there's no site, would people pay to read the owners and moderators posts?
I think you're dismissing the amount of work it takes to keep the site running cost to run and maintain the platform, social media costs, time, money, travel to create the reviews, videos and articles which are the reason that people are here. Without that there would NOT be a site. Forum participation is valuable but its also done at the leisure of choosing to participate at your leisure.
 

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I agree with Sibhusky. As we the users provide the content for free and provide the clicks that make the advertisers pay more I think we're helping the site out plenty.
Do you ever get valuable content for yourself here, or do you only contribute and not read others’ content?

Rhetorical question.

Without us there's no site, would people pay to read the owners and moderators posts?
Without the site, there’s no “us.”
 

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