Post Reply When did the price go up for the Premium membership?
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Posted 6/12/16
I accidentally let my iTunes account run out of money, so I went to go upgrade again.
I was just wondering how long the price has been $9.99 instead of $6.99.
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Posted 6/12/16
This is news to me. I didn't hear anything of a price hike. I paid 20 bucks for 3 months just a few weeks ago.
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Posted 6/12/16 , edited 6/12/16

Ujitawara wrote:

I accidentally let my iTunes account run out of money, so I went to go upgrade again.
I was just wondering how long the price has been $9.99 instead of $6.99.


I moved this over to the iOS and AppleTV section of the Help forums, since it might have to do with paying through iTunes. I haven't seen any announcement of a price increase and the website still shows 6.95 if you sign up directly through Crunchyroll. You might have to contact Apple support about it.
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Posted 6/12/16
Where did you get that? I've just checked my account it's still saying $6.95 per month for Premium, my next billing is actually tomorrow. They also have Premium Plus for $11.95 per month, but never heard of the price being $9.99.
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Posted 6/12/16
I thought it was odd. I didn't upgrade yet in case it was a mistake.

And thanks for moving the thread. I wasn't sure where to put it.
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Posted 6/12/16 , edited 7/21/16
Here's a screenshot I took.

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Posted 6/12/16 , edited 6/12/16
Goddamn you crunchyroll... *continues watching*

But seriously, they could have at least mentioned it. I wonder how long it has been like that.
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Posted 6/12/16
Whoa! That is weird. Like lorreen the mod said, it might have to do with paying thru iTunes. If directly from CR it's still showing as $6.95.
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Posted 6/12/16 , edited 6/12/16

Ujitawara wrote:

I accidentally let my iTunes account run out of money, so I went to go upgrade again.
I was just wondering how long the price has been $9.99 instead of $6.99.


iTunes converts our USD prices to CAD 1:1 and then adds 0.xx to get to the .99 price. If you want to pay CAD 6.95, don't use iTunes.
They do not have an option to set individual prices by country. It's always based off a mothership currency, in our case USD.
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Posted 6/13/16
But I've always used iTunes, and this is the first time it hasn't been 6.95.
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Posted 6/13/16 , edited 6/13/16

Ujitawara wrote:

But I've always used iTunes, and this is the first time it hasn't been 6.95.


Exchange rates fluctuate. If the Canadian Dollar is weaker you will end up paying a higher price in CAD, if it's stronger, you will pay less.

Take a look at this graph: http://www.xe.com/currencycharts/?from=USD&to=CAD&view=5Y
The Canadian Dollar used to have about parity with the USD, so the membership in CAD was also 6.99. It got weaker throughout 2014 and 2015, which prompted Apple to adjust the price upwards to C$9.99. They have not adjusted the price downwards yet after the very weak phase in January of this year, IIRC.
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