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Anime Membership 2 Week FREE Trial now available!
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Posted 3/16/09
Wow. This is great!
Posted 3/16/09
Fine by me. Although if you guys take more than the fee I signed up for. I shall curse your very existence under the eye of Lilith! Happened before and me and my dad were utterly pissed.
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Posted 3/16/09

xoxariexiox wrote:

i dont get it, if its a free trial why would you even have to give your credit card?


Why would he want people with out credit cards to try the site for free in the first place? If the point is to get more PAYING MEMBERS, you only want to give the free trial to people who can ACTUALLY MAKE A PAYMENT. Those people would be the people who have access to a credit card. I would like to see two weeks added to my account tho if all these new people get the first two weeks free I kinda feel like I got ripped off.
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Posted 3/16/09
SOunds rather cool
I haven't got a creditcard tho...
It would be easier if I could pay by phone, like with an SMS or somtehing
Posted 3/16/09
Meh.
It's probably easier to just pay for the service or to just wait for the weekly release.
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Posted 3/16/09
It great but some of us don't have credict card and we would like to try it
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Posted 3/16/09

Coldwave123 wrote:


xoxariexiox wrote:

i dont get it, if its a free trial why would you even have to give your credit card?


Why would he want people with out credit cards to try the site for free in the first place? If the point is to get more PAYING MEMBERS, you only want to give the free trial to people who can ACTUALLY MAKE A PAYMENT. Those people would be the people who have access to a credit card. I would like to see two weeks added to my account tho if all these new people get the first two weeks free I kinda feel like I got ripped off.


I agree since is a FREE trial y would we need to put the credit card (this suck) and is not really free,if u forgot to cancel it will just waste ur money.....
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VampireCryistal wrote:

I agree since is a FREE trial y would we need to put the credit card (this suck) and is not really free,if u forgot to cancel it will just waste ur money.....


Seems like you totally missed the point of the "Free trial" even though I clearly explained it was to attracted paying customers, if you can't pay, then your waisting bandwidth viewing member only videos and potentially driving up the cost of my member ship.

As for all the children out there complaining that "if you forget to cancel you waist your money".

First off if you were interested enough to get the free member ship, and interested enough not to cancel it for a whole two weeks, then your moneys not waisted, you still have anime to watch (YAY!) for a month.

Second, an adult who can get a credit card has to be this thing called "Responsible". That means you pay your credit card bill on time, likely many other bills as well. This also means (hopefully) you have some grasp on the value of money. No responsible people forget to pay they're bills, I'm pretty sure they're not going to forget to un-pay a bill. I know I never have.

so seriously, next time before you complain, make sure you don't look like spoiled child while doing so (unless you are children, I guess, then feel free.)

Edit: Also having to pay at the end of the trial is a pretty stranded thing and website/MMORPG I've payed for were set up the same way at the end of the free trial.
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Posted 3/16/09
ut we still need a credit card..
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Posted 3/17/09
Darn it, i need a credit card..... I was so excited to see this 2 week free trial membership but was instantly depressed when i saw the space for a credit card number T_T
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Posted 3/17/09

Coldwave123 wrote:


xoxariexiox wrote:

i dont get it, if its a free trial why would you even have to give your credit card?


Why would he want people with out credit cards to try the site for free in the first place? If the point is to get more PAYING MEMBERS, you only want to give the free trial to people who can ACTUALLY MAKE A PAYMENT. Those people would be the people who have access to a credit card. I would like to see two weeks added to my account tho if all these new people get the first two weeks free I kinda feel like I got ripped off.


I agree.
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Posted 3/17/09

lebronj wrote:


Coldwave123 wrote:


xoxariexiox wrote:

i dont get it, if its a free trial why would you even have to give your credit card?


Why would he want people with out credit cards to try the site for free in the first place? If the point is to get more PAYING MEMBERS, you only want to give the free trial to people who can ACTUALLY MAKE A PAYMENT. Those people would be the people who have access to a credit card. I would like to see two weeks added to my account tho if all these new people get the first two weeks free I kinda feel like I got ripped off.


I agree.


Yay! some one got it, the school system works!
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Posted 3/19/09
Hi every1,
sorry to bother u guys.
it said that the free trailer won't cost me anything. but it took 1 $ from my credit card!!!.
i know 1 $ sounds nothing, but still i would appreciated it if it said 1$ trial instead of "FREE"

what's weird also even if we want to pay by paypal they ask for our credit card number!!
what if we don't have credit card and we want to pay by paypal??

thnx
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Posted 3/19/09

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2letdown wrote:

I would have preferred that the site had just opened the high definition streaming for all of its users. More users would be able to take advantage of this offer (as many users do not have credit cards).

While a Free Trial Offer requiring a credit card is not a scam, it is, indeed, a Business Marketing Strategy. It takes into account profit/loss margins, and retention rate of customers. It also relies heavily on the sociological behavior of the buyer; two weeks is a long time, so many will simply forget to cancel. Then a large portion of those who did not cancel in time will not call for a refund.

Buyer behavior is also such that once customers have provided their payment information, many will resign to the thought that the product is already “half” purchased, i.e., the effort required to buy the object has been made, all that needs to be done now is nothing, and the product is obtained (even if they aren’t sure they want or need it).

The subscription they are selling is an excellent product, I just wish they wouldn't have used a marketing ploy to get us to notice it!


Are you implying that CR is doing this with the hope that people will forget & receive a low-refund ratio? I think that's an unreasonable conclusion to reach.

Its not that I'm surprised to see some people unhappy with the tactic, but I wonder how many people think that they can enjoy higher quality videos (using more bandwidth, which increases server expense for CR) & feel that they are entitled to pay nothing for it? :(



I'm not trying to imply anything negative at all; it is an excellent product, and this offer is not a scam. I was just pointing out that this is a documented marketing strategy that is a proven way for companies to make money; sometimes more money than they would have had they offered a free trial not requiring a credit card. Business is business, that's all.

Crunchyroll has made many changes to the site, some of which will take users a little time to get used to. Anytime there is change, there will be negative feedback. Crunchyroll should focus on their target audience and make sure the offers are easily accessible to those users.

I don't expect to get anything for free. I watch the lower quality streams and "pay" by watching the ad time that is sold by crunchyroll to its advertisers. Crunchyroll can't run a site for free, and the producers of anime should be reimbursed for all of their hard work Thanks for taking the time to respond to my post!



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