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Archived Post 04-14-2011 05:26 PM

Lifetime Sale and the Enterprise Contest
 
I'm super excited about the Lifetime sale. But I also don't wanna jump in too soon. My main concern is the Design the Next Enterprise Contest. What if I beat the odds and am somehow one of the four people to win lifetime subscriptions? I don't want to have bought a lifetime myself only to end up winning one in the contest. While I do realize that I probably won't win, I don't want to spend the money, only to find out I beat the odds and spent the money for nothing. What would happen in that situation, and what should I do? :/

Archived Post 04-14-2011 05:36 PM

that's simple, do the smart thing and wait for the results :) if you're not a winner, then you can use the money... and if you are one of the winners, then you can use that money for other things :D

Archived Post 04-14-2011 05:41 PM

My thing is, at this rate, by the time the results are actually announced, the sale would be over and the lifetime would be back to full price, hence the tough decision.

Archived Post 04-14-2011 06:04 PM

The last word was that they were going to try and announce the results this week, so we may not have to wait that long.

Archived Post 04-14-2011 06:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Trekkie2063 (Post 3492211)
My thing is, at this rate, by the time the results are actually announced, the sale would be over and the lifetime would be back to full price, hence the tough decision.

I would not sweat this. The Lifetime went on sale for the one-year anniversary event, and now here it is on sale again just a couple months later. While this may be an annomaly never to be repeated, somehow I doubt it. It will, most likely, be on sale again.

However, I would suggest doing the math and deciding if continuing to pay monthly in hopes that the price comes back down within four months (which it may not), is worth the gamble of a) your winning the contest, or b) ending up paying full price later.

- 4 months (at $15 USD) = $60.

- LT while on sale = $240. Which is a savings of $60.

- LT standard price = $300. Which, if you purchased the LT four months from now AND paid the Monthly in the interim would actually be $360.

Thus, theorhetically, by purchaseing now you could save yourself up to $120 USD over waiting to see if the price drops again between now and August. Or I think that is correct anyway. My math skills are always suspect, so figure the numbers out for yourself.

Compare that $120 USD to what you believe your chances are in winning the contest, and you have your answer.

I can certainly sympathize with the difficulty of your decision. I would that whatever you ultimately choose to do, will benefit you in the long run.

maj!

Archived Post 04-14-2011 07:06 PM

I just went lifetime. No more monthly fees for me.:)

Archived Post 04-14-2011 08:31 PM

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Originally Posted by CaptainSterling
I just went lifetime. No more monthly fees for me.:)

Welcome to the club.

Though we are not better than anyone by being lifetime, there is a secret handshake only we know.

I can’t show you now because someone who shouldn’t know the handshake might see.

Archived Post 04-14-2011 10:28 PM

KHANNNN! i just went lifetime on monday and all i had to do was wait till thursday and could ahve saved 60 bucks..... now im /sadpanda. oh well still have a lifetime sub so i dont have to time warner messing up my play time.

Archived Post 04-14-2011 11:29 PM

you MIGHT...might not as well....get them to give you the discounted price, though there was talk on the forums that there was possibly a sale, and even specifically mentions a sale on life time subs....so are you completly ***** maybe....but maybe your not...its not like they will cancel your sub just for asking if you can get the sale price.

Archived Post 04-15-2011 11:46 AM

never hurts to ask. so i cut a ticket now the real question is will be be resolved in a timely fashion or will it be a root canal?


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