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  1. STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector Feb 8, 2021

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  2. 64Wing Feb 8, 2021

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    My PayPal options were also limited to cards only. I do have my bank account mated up to it for other recurring payments.

    Not sure why it wasn't an option, but figured it would be relatively easy to switch payment method if necessary
     
  3. nzshadow Stowaway Feb 8, 2021

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    I don't care about ads. But the amount of knowledge this site has afforded me is worth a damn site more than $100 Thank you fellas.
     
  4. MTROIS Feb 8, 2021

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    Damn!!!
    I am waiting for an answer now, but juuuusssttttttttt for transparency.... ::popcorn::
     
  5. BlackTalon This Space for Rent Feb 8, 2021

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    For full transparency, I presume you will provide them with your liquid net worth so they can confirm you have the funds to cover a membership and likely will not call PayPal or your credit card and dispute the charge :D
     
  6. Trev The Architect Staff Member Feb 8, 2021

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    I went digging through Paypal settings and didn't find anything that looked like it would be a problem. I'm not sure why some people don't see alternate payment options.
     
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  7. 64Wing Feb 8, 2021

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    No matter. I'm happy to have it linked to a card for now. Very pleased to see the outpouring of support.

    The admins/mods have been so gracious with their time in maintaining this remarkable arena.

    I'm glad to have stumbled upon it and I enjoy my time with each of you here.
     
  8. Syzygy Feb 8, 2021

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    So, the question, at least for me, remains...if by subscribing I am actually reducing the amount of supporting funds OF will receive by removing ads, I'd be willing to keep the ads...they seem to have tailored themselves over time to watches or watch related items (haven't seen hair removal cream or adult diapers for a bit of time now...specifically noticeable by taking a week of holiday in a place with no cell or internet coverage for the past week).

    I'm sure this is a calculation that may require an actuarial degree, but if, by chance, you know how much the average member might contribute by keeping the ads, and if it happens to be more than the subscription, I'll keep them. If a hundo supports this community more than ads, I'm in with both feet!

    Be well all!
     
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  9. dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Feb 8, 2021

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    So in 99.99% of cases subscribers are better, its only if your watch habit has reached a genuinely extreme level of degeneracy that the opposite is true, and if you reach that point and are spending that much time on the site you’re better off saving the money for your pending divorce
     
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  10. JwRosenthal Feb 8, 2021

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    I guess I should go back to the ads.
     
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  11. cvalue13 Feb 8, 2021

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    You’ve a great sense of humor
     
  12. Syzygy Feb 9, 2021

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    Brilliant response! Done...hundo on the way! Albeit, divorce may still be pending...
     
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  13. kov Trüffelschwein. Feb 9, 2021

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    Welcome to the digital world Tony ! Selecting your track with an IR remote control is a real game changer, isn’t it? ;)
     
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  14. dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Feb 9, 2021

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    Yea they might show you some good attorneys in the area :thumbsup:
     
  15. Trev The Architect Staff Member Feb 9, 2021

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    We could always change the credit card charge description. Easy :thumbsup:
     
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  16. donkii Feb 9, 2021

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    A suggestion regarding the ads would be to actually reach out to company's in the watchindustries so the ads will be relevant and ad more value to the forum.

    We have a forum here in Sweden who's taken the same direction as you guys with paid subscriptions and they've also managed to fill the site with ads adding value, for example auctionhouses, watch insurance companies, different authorised dealers etc.

    Wish you guys success with this :)
     
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  17. Syzygy Feb 9, 2021

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    Ha! "Room Service - Food and Beverage"
     
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  18. ConElPueblo Feb 9, 2021

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    Wait until we tell him about MiniDisc...
     
  19. Syrte MWR Tech Support Dept Feb 9, 2021

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    Hi @donkii,
    This is for sure a good intent but I believe it would be a great mistake for the forum to depend on money from the watch industry. The next thing happening is what people have complained about on forums like WUS and other major commercial forums, people can no longer speak freely about problems related to a particular watch or brand, because the forum is dependent on their money.

    That would spell the end of the independent expertise which makes this forum so great and so powerful (and causes so many people to be upset), would destroy quality of content, and that is exactly why Hodinkee is sycophantic and cannot be relled upon to tell the truth when it comes to bad news.
     
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  20. JimInOz Melbourne Australia Feb 9, 2021

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    exactly.gif