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JohannaG
April 30th, 2006 at 02:29 AM
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Thank you for such a learning and entertaining program. I am going for the full one year subscription.

Sometimes, I get involved with the young people who are so adventuresome, going to the Post Office, restaurants, especially the park named after the dog.

Continued success to you and the group around you.

edhuan
April 29th, 2006 at 04:45 PM
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Just another one out of the hundreds..no, thousands welcomin u guys back!


Welcome back!

mrbothers
April 28th, 2006 at 09:46 PM
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Honestly, the PDF need not be a PDF at all. Simple enough, or actually more simply, the text could come up in a separate window for viewing. Anyone who wants to save the text can do a quick copy-paste operation, which is what I did anyway with the first fifty-odd lessons. Eight dollars a month is a lot for access to a bit of text. Twenty-five a month is a lot a a lot. Guess what I'll be doing with my free seven-day?


I stumbled on jp101 and it got me started once again trying to acheive a reasonable level of proficiency. I think the texts and reference books I have are more useful, though. JP101 is more a 'cute' resource than a serious learning tool. As a spare time adjunct to more serious study, the lessons are good enough but not good enough to go from zero to $120 for a sparse visual aid. Some rethinking of the price structure needs to be done beyond the 'but dude, its only seventeen cents a day'' or the like.


Note to die-hard Troll: I won't be getting your reply emailed to me and I won't be reading any responses here. Don't waste the effort getting yourself into a froth to slam me. So there.

KEN
April 28th, 2006 at 05:33 PM
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:cool:

It's really been long.

I am so excited to see you guys back.


I started to listening since Jan.

After that, I can't help falling in love with Jpod101.

You are really doing extraordinary work!

A lot of thanks to you.


By the way, it's really good to have Sakura back.

I miss her voice and the laughing sounds.

That brings a lot of fun in the boring daily life.


Once again,

Welcome back!!!:oops:

Paul OD
April 28th, 2006 at 01:39 AM
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I've been listening to Japanesepod101 almost since day 1. I am delighted with version 2 and have signed up for a premium account I find that the reorganization and the wealth of learning materials makes Japanesepod101 a greatly improved educational experience. Thank you , team, for the remendous effort you put into this - it is really appreciated. I think that the subscription pricing is fair and I am happy to pay (consideing what I have spent in the past on various books, tapes, etc). I think it is good value and well worth it to keep your site going.

Apart from the learning experience, I really enjoy listening to your enthusiasm, obvious friendship with each other and the good humor. The comments have been very useful - thank you to all those who have contributed their time and knowledge.

Arigato gozaimasu!

Tintin
April 27th, 2006 at 02:54 AM
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Anyone got a sample of the PDF and what it looks like? I don't want to waste my 7 day membership yet. please email me at redplastic@hotmail.com

Tayirbiz
April 26th, 2006 at 08:59 PM
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Welcome back!:grin:


Now things are as they should be.

What you do is too good to be free.

and still free stuff is very useful.Still amazing,you are!:grin:

I d like you to be around long long years.


Surely,I ll subscribe one day!


Doumo arigatou gozaimashita!:grin:

orlina
April 26th, 2006 at 07:11 PM
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again you have you 100th comment:razz:

Peter
April 26th, 2006 at 07:08 PM
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would like to stress that PayPal is still one of the most secure, reliable and fraud-protected payment solution on the market.


Surely you're joking, Mr. Feynman! Or listening to eBay/PayPal's marketing people :smile:


I also don’t get the kerfuffle about Paypal. It’s the most respected of the online payment services.


Actually, it's about the least respected non-fraudulent payment system, among those in the know! gdcaonline.com (a reputation agency for online payment systems) used to have a special "Chlorine" level just for PayPal (PayPal isn't even listed, now, last I checked). As Michael says, above, they're very well known for screwing their customers.

Tim
April 26th, 2006 at 06:43 PM
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The point isn't charging for the content the point is getting the price right to maximize revenue. If you can get 10 people to sign up at $40 a year and 2 people at $160 a year which one is better?


It would have made sense to select a sample of users and asked what price they would be willing to pay to get an idea of demand (can you say "poll"?) and thus what the best price would be. I understand why everything was hush hush though. If everyone knew the PDFs were going to be pay per use there might have been a rush of downloads and a poll might have let the cat out of the bag, although many people had already figured it out.


Maybe there was some kind of pricing research done...I could be wrong and the pricing might be alright...but like I said earlier it seems a little high to me if you want to max revenue. Even though the prices are already set it isn't too late to change them and if no research was done on the prices it might be a good idea to do a poll now to see what the listeners think. If you can more than double your subscribers by cutting your price in half everyone is better off.