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Well, that sucks.
Was hoping to renew with the Black Friday discount. Even held off on that double episode of Parasyte.
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lugiamania wrote:

Instead of our usual membership discount, we really wanted to give you guys the opportunity to take advantage of our awesome ecommerce store, and really thank our members for their support. So this year, we will be offering a spectacular 30% off of all sorts of awesome merchandise in the Crunchyroll Store for Premium Members!


Just wanted to highlight all the points about this post that make it utter BS and condescending. See items in bold.
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I was also expecting the premium membership discount. I hope they'll still offer before this year ends.
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I might have to go back to FREE membership. Don't get wrong I love CR but between Daisuki improving and FUNimation having quite low price for a year membership. There is a lot of anime I haven't watch there too. Not having the Annual Membership discount in Black Friday is disappointing and the region lock is becoming quite frustrating these days.
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For those that already seem to be thinking CR isn't going to have a membership deal, pay attention to this bit:

We'll be running the Black Friday deals through the weekend, and on Monday, we'll start a whole week of exciting Cyber Week deals, so be sure to check back!




KirikoMasaki wrote:

Without the membership discount I'm not sure I'll renew. I don't watch enough content on Crunchyroll to justify it. I will however be signing up for Funimation since they have a wonderful streaming deal right now. $55 for the remainder of 2014, and all of 2015, plus Fairy Tail and One Piece.... sold!

The $55 annual membership at Funimation isn't something for Black Friday; they've had it for months. The new items with the current November promotion is the addition of a $25 store credit, and more recently, getting the remainder of 2014 free. They just took a good deal and made it better.

When Funimation first introduced that pricing earlier in the year, I thought how odd it was that they cost more than CR if you pay monthly, but less if you pay annually.

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I am one of the people disappointed in the lack of membership deals, but I think some people here feels entitled to deals as if it's their birthright. How much is crunchy already giving things away to you for FREE? You can watch anime for FREE and all the latest manga that they have for FREE. Heck even apps is usable by free members now, that's really generous of them. I'm totally grateful for CR's existence, they save me alot of time I used to spend downloading, finding, and storing anime. I hope all anime will be on CR one day.

I'm switching to monthly for now until fate stay night ends, then I'll reregister if there's a show that catches my fancy. Maybe register to marathon some shows.

I dont know how their licensing math works, but if the black friday deal is costing them money, it is wise for them to stop it. Money leaking out of any company that is not a loss leader isn't a good use of resources. Of course it needs to be balanced on member loyalty, so I hope there WILL be some sort of semi-yearly membership deals. I think the mistake with BF deal is making it yearly, so people end up only buying membership on BF.


KirikoMasaki wrote:


lugiamania wrote:

Instead of our usual membership discount, we really wanted to give you guys the opportunity to take advantage of our awesome ecommerce store, and really thank our members for their support. So this year, we will be offering a spectacular 30% off of all sorts of awesome merchandise in the Crunchyroll Store for Premium Members!


Just wanted to highlight all the points about this post that make it utter BS and condescending. See items in bold.


No idea why you think the post is BS. Their store is very decent and there's nothing condescending about the selling pitch. I dont see CR calling you or your family any names.
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They can't. I talked to a guy at an anime convention I went to that was a part of the Crunchyroll booth and he said they lose a lot of money from the Black Friday annual deal. When you compare that to how many posts I have seen of people threatening to switch to other methods though, this may make them lose even more! I hope they think of something. I would hate to see the quality of crunchyroll go down from all the loss in sales because of this.




Yeah they lost so much they grew astronomically and made millions of dollars.

Seriously CR, do you really expect us to get excited over a discount to a store selling a bunch of second-rate crap? I have no use for anything you have there.


I only upgraded to the all -access membership last year because of the Black Friday deal. I have no use for the drama and manga here. I'll just downgrade to anime again. I was happy with that from 2007 until 2013.
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Posted 11/27/14
I think I can afford to go free this year then. No discount - no membership.
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I can understand the change, expanding the market and their supply of shows costs money and a lot of discounted memberships probably costs them a fair chunk.

that said, I will most likely be dropping down to Anime only version of the membership when my time to renew comes around. I don't watch too many of the dramas anyway
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dbzssjkris wrote:

Guy's chill! I didn't read once that they said they wouldn't do the deal at all! tell me where in there post does it say they wont do that deal? they said there will be other deals to come so it may be one of those


Actually they said just that at the beginning of the message: "Instead of our usual membership discount". While I agree that insults and caps are unnecessary, I understand people's frustration too. Judging by the messages here, many people were expecting a membership discount like previous times not a discount in the store (myself included).
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I know lots of anime fans are cash strapped, but the stuff they sell in the store are mostly excellent top grade stuff. They've gone a long way since the early days of the store. With the free shipping >$75 it's very comparable to other stores like amiami or 1999.co.jp.

I'm kinda interested in the funimation deal but really the only one I want to watch there is psycho pass so it's not really worth it :/
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subarunyon wrote:

I know lots of anime fans are cash strapped, but the stuff they sell in the store are mostly excellent top grade stuff. They've gone a long way since the early days of the store. With the free shipping >$75 it's very comparable to other stores like HLJ or 1999.co.jp.

I'm kinda interested in the funimation deal but really the only one I want to watch there is psycho pass so it's not really worth it :/


I agree with you and I love the CR store. I bought many awesome things from the store. I don't think people are hating on the store but disappointed by the fact that the discount in the store is going to be instead of the discount membership: "Instead of our usual membership discount".
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PauPow wrote:


dbzssjkris wrote:

Guy's chill! I didn't read once that they said they wouldn't do the deal at all! tell me where in there post does it say they wont do that deal? they said there will be other deals to come so it may be one of those


Actually they said just that at the beginning of the message: "Instead of our usual membership discount". While I agree that insults and caps are unnecessary, I understand people's frustration too. Judging by the messages here, many people were expecting a membership discount like previous times not a discount in the store (myself included).


that could be taken as just for friday though
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subarunyon wrote:

I am one of the people disappointed in the lack of membership deals, but I think some people here feels entitled to deals as if it's their birthright. How much is crunchy already giving things away to you for FREE? You can watch anime for FREE and all the latest manga that they have for FREE. Heck even apps is usable by free members now, that's really generous of them. I'm totally grateful for CR's existence, they save me alot of time I used to spend downloading, finding, and storing anime. I hope all anime will be on CR one day.

I'm switching to monthly for now until fate stay night ends, then I'll reregister if there's a show that catches my fancy. Maybe register to marathon some shows.

I dont know how their licensing math works, but if the black friday deal is costing them money, it is wise for them to stop it. Money leaking out of any company that is not a loss leader isn't a good use of resources. Of course it needs to be balanced on member loyalty, so I hope there WILL be some sort of semi-yearly membership deals. I think the mistake with BF deal is making it yearly, so people end up only buying membership on BF.


KirikoMasaki wrote:


lugiamania wrote:

Instead of our usual membership discount, we really wanted to give you guys the opportunity to take advantage of our awesome ecommerce store, and really thank our members for their support. So this year, we will be offering a spectacular 30% off of all sorts of awesome merchandise in the Crunchyroll Store for Premium Members!


Just wanted to highlight all the points about this post that make it utter BS and condescending. See items in bold.


No idea why you think the post is BS. Their store is very decent and there's nothing condescending about the selling pitch. I dont see CR calling you or your family any names.


Beat me to it. Subarunyon is right guys, Crunchyroll is not obliged to put out the same Black Friday deal again they've done in the past. If you can afford a membership good for you. Please don't expect them to do the same deal again. With that said if you have other methods of viewing anime, that's fine, but don't pester Crunchyroll for a discount on a membership when they've done it so many times in the past already.
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dbzssjkris wrote:
that could be taken as just for friday though


I think you're suffering stage one of loss and grief. It's ok, we're here for you.
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