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Subject: I took the plunge!
Date Posted: 2/13/2015 9:54 PM ET
Member Since: 10/31/2007
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I bought a Standard Membership at the prepurchase price.  I debated for several days, but realized that I will get enough benefit to make it worthwhile.  Who is with me on this?

Date Posted: 2/13/2015 10:11 PM ET
Member Since: 8/25/2009
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I did, too & very happy I did.

Date Posted: 2/13/2015 10:17 PM ET
Member Since: 2/26/2013
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I purchased mine.  I feel it's worth it.


Date Posted: 2/13/2015 10:46 PM ET
Member Since: 4/30/2012
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I took the plunge and got the Limited Membership. I'll be happy if I get 30 books from my WL in the year to come. I don't really care about the Directed Delivery or the Multi-Copy Requesting. One thing I am concerned about is the ability to see the number of available copies of books. Won't that feature still be on the reminder list?


Date Posted: 2/13/2015 11:02 PM ET
Member Since: 8/16/2007
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Yay Pam! 

I have quite a while left from my Gold Key that will transfer to a Standard so I didn't need to buy yet.

Janet, I haven't seen this confirmed one way or another, but the way it is worded in the Membership documents I would say no, its only going to be available to the Standard Memberships after the change.

Date Posted: 2/14/2015 8:16 AM ET
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Looking at the prices and the benefits of the limited and standard plans, it made sense to go with the standard at $18.50 (with fee)at prepurchase price, that's $1.54 a month with a much larger wish list to use. I am a cheapskate by nature, and considered all options, including leaving and this was definitely the way to go. I am not done with PBS, nor them with me lol!
Date Posted: 2/14/2015 9:44 AM ET
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I immediately signed up for the limited membership @ $12.  Now I wish I'd signed up for the discounted standard membership @ $18.  Does anyone know if there is a way to pay the extra and change memberships . . . from limited to standard?

Date Posted: 2/14/2015 10:12 AM ET
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Upon looking at the details of each membership package, I think what it means with the Standard Membership is that you will be able to see the number of books in the system directly from the book details page.

I am hoping the reminder list will still show that for the rest of us.

Karen, that's a good question. I wonder if they will let members upgrade by just paying the difference between the two packages.

I still think the Limited Membership will work fine for me and I'm happy to be in the PBS family. Where else can a girl have this much fun for $1 a month? laugh

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Date Posted: 2/14/2015 10:31 AM ET
Member Since: 4/28/2009
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me too, Standard membership........just can't stay out of the forums.....this is the only social media I am on......

Date Posted: 2/14/2015 10:46 AM ET
Member Since: 12/30/2007
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Karen, Use the Contact Us feature and ask if TPTB will let you upgrade - maybe if you have the $6 ($8) in PBS money they could just take it.  Ask today so that maybe you get the discount?!  Good luck.  It will probably take a few days with all the traffic.  Don't know if live help can help.

I bought the standard membership - I usually don't have time to look around for books, and if I can get deals on books for my mom, it's worth it. (Thanks everyone for agreeing to deals so I can spend down some of my credits before 2/15!)

Date Posted: 2/14/2015 10:51 AM ET
Member Since: 1/11/2006
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Jumped in the day I got the email, been shipping books like mad ever since.

Date Posted: 2/14/2015 1:33 PM ET
Member Since: 9/16/2005
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I've been a member since 2005 and bought the Standard membership. I don't like change indecision I've noticed I've gotten an upsurge in requests these past 2 weeks.

Marilyn, I don't understand why you say you are spending down credits at this point if you're going with the Standard. Is it in anticipation of people leaving and books not being available? I hope there's not a downside I haven't considered that I'll regret later. I have 176 credits at present.


Date Posted: 2/14/2015 8:22 PM ET
Member Since: 10/13/2010
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I did it.  I've liked Gold Key so far so I'll see what happens over the next year & a half until my membership runs out.

Date Posted: 2/14/2015 8:43 PM ET
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  I'm spending down - keeping 10-15 credits - just in case this is the precursor to a downturn.  I didn't want to get stuck with 30-70 credits if something else happens.  I'll still be actively trading, just not with a major bank of credits.  Plus I just purchased/found about 12-15 of my WL books.

Date Posted: 2/14/2015 9:13 PM ET
Member Since: 7/19/2008
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Please use the Contact Us at the bottom of the page about upgrading. Live Help will take you to the volunteer Tour Guides. We can't do anything regarding money.