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Totally Disgraceful......

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In fact if anyone would like to subscribe to me, I'll do it for $45 bucks and I'll even give you a discount on your second year.

 

I'll also include a limited edition CD of some of my best remixes, and I'll set up a hotmail for you! Get your own genuine @mickjames email here folks!

 

I'll give you a presale code for cheap admission into my next gig, or house party

and I promise you'll get your CD on time!

 

Sign me up Mick! happy.gif can I pay by Visa? When will i get my CD?

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My last shop order of 2 sale T-shirts at $15 each + shipping should have been a bargain. But as they shipped from the US I ended up paying £18 UK customs. I only ordered them because the shop stated they ship from both the US and Europe. So having waited months for 2 T-shirts, I was kicked up my butt yet again.

 

Europes a big place as is the US, they need to sorted it so your order where you live and it's sent from that area.

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[quote name='deannamarieu2 wrote:


basher1']How greedy can this band be?????.......

 

It's now $50 for a subscription that is unbelieveable i mean it's not as if you get value for money here nowadays the whiole pre-sale thing is a shambles you could get a ticket no problem on the tour......the gifts are a joke and the place is pretty much a graveyard nowadays.

 

so here i'd like to say to folk come on in here defend the undefendable if you can i know there will be A LOT of people out there you know the "u2 can do no wrong brigade" that will say "well the band have nothing to do with the site"

You are wrong this is u2's "official" website it is in thier name.

 

Totally disgusted with the way this band has become so greedy over the last few years.

 

If you don't believe me have a look in the shop.

Hey Ill be your U2 can do know wrong "IDIOT" that you guys are waiting for to reply LOL>

everyone is obviously entitled to their opinion, but 50.00 for a new membership and 40.00 for an exisiting fan re- sub. renewal is the average rate as far as I have seen for fan club memberships. My son made me subscribe him to Metallica's fan club which is 50.00 and Megadeath which is 59.00. For me, 40-50.00 is not too much for me, but I can see if someone is strapped for cash they would be mad at the price and then think they didn't get enough for the money. For me, i am not bothered by 40.00 to re-sub, because I need to make sure that I get my presale because otherwise it has been impossible for me to get GA tickets.  the shop is ridiculous, but its not part of the membership really.  i waited 2 months for my lithograph and it arrived in a tube that was too small for the litho and therefore a huge crack was in the litho. i called and first they told me no more in stock when i called the live nation phone # that came w/ the litho. then i called the other phone # listed on the u2 shop and was told they were in stock and they would send me a new one. I still havent gotten the new one yet. They are unorganized yea, and  it's a reflection of the official website which is a reflection of the band but to me has nothing to do with my membership.  But it takes a lot to piss me off so unless they told me i couldn;t return it at all then I would be pissed..

For the bonus member cd,. they have always given the cd as a bonus so people know what they get when they sign up,. No one is forced to do so. I think to send the vinyl via post to the entire fan club would be too expensive to do, so they have sent cd and offered the vinyl and since I collect u2 things I ordered one because I do have 30 bucks to spare fortunately. Yes, I had a few  bad experiences with the emails not being sent for presale alerts and stuff, and the presale code showing used when it wasnt.. but in the end it all worked out and i think my 40.00 was put to good use.

At some point, you need to stop worrying what others think. People can tell me Bono's a c*** all day long and I do not care, thats their opinion. So me and you disagree on things that doesn't mean that you should think im a total fool because i see your point of view and respect it but well - it's different for me. 

well first off other sites hold no interest for me but i bet they are better run and work properly.

 

but the points i raised are not being answered by anyone on here.

 

as for the pre-sales they were a waste of time you could get GA tickets no problem.....the cd's well they are not "exclusive" you can download them for free.......this website does not work properly and has not done since day one there are still friends of mine out there that cant get in.

 

as far as i am concerned u2 are just about the money now and thats not the band i grew up with in the 80's.

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[quote name='basher1 wrote:


deannamarieu2 wrote:

basher1']How greedy can this band be?????.......

 

It's now $50 for a subscription that is unbelieveable i mean it's not as if you get value for money here nowadays the whiole pre-sale thing is a shambles you could get a ticket no problem on the tour......the gifts are a joke and the place is pretty much a graveyard nowadays.

 

so here i'd like to say to folk come on in here defend the undefendable if you can i know there will be A LOT of people out there you know the "u2 can do no wrong brigade" that will say "well the band have nothing to do with the site"

You are wrong this is u2's "official" website it is in thier name.

 

Totally disgusted with the way this band has become so greedy over the last few years.

 

If you don't believe me have a look in the shop.

Hey Ill be your U2 can do know wrong "IDIOT" that you guys are waiting for to reply LOL>

everyone is obviously entitled to their opinion, but 50.00 for a new membership and 40.00 for an exisiting fan re- sub. renewal is the average rate as far as I have seen for fan club memberships. My son made me subscribe him to Metallica's fan club which is 50.00 and Megadeath which is 59.00. For me, 40-50.00 is not too much for me, but I can see if someone is strapped for cash they would be mad at the price and then think they didn't get enough for the money. For me, i am not bothered by 40.00 to re-sub, because I need to make sure that I get my presale because otherwise it has been impossible for me to get GA tickets.  the shop is ridiculous, but its not part of the membership really.  i waited 2 months for my lithograph and it arrived in a tube that was too small for the litho and therefore a huge crack was in the litho. i called and first they told me no more in stock when i called the live nation phone # that came w/ the litho. then i called the other phone # listed on the u2 shop and was told they were in stock and they would send me a new one. I still havent gotten the new one yet. They are unorganized yea, and  it's a reflection of the official website which is a reflection of the band but to me has nothing to do with my membership.  But it takes a lot to piss me off so unless they told me i couldn;t return it at all then I would be pissed..

For the bonus member cd,. they have always given the cd as a bonus so people know what they get when they sign up,. No one is forced to do so. I think to send the vinyl via post to the entire fan club would be too expensive to do, so they have sent cd and offered the vinyl and since I collect u2 things I ordered one because I do have 30 bucks to spare fortunately. Yes, I had a few  bad experiences with the emails not being sent for presale alerts and stuff, and the presale code showing used when it wasnt.. but in the end it all worked out and i think my 40.00 was put to good use.

At some point, you need to stop worrying what others think. People can tell me Bono's a c*** all day long and I do not care, thats their opinion. So me and you disagree on things that doesn't mean that you should think im a total fool because i see your point of view and respect it but well - it's different for me. 

well first off other sites hold no interest for me but i bet they are better run and work properly.

 

but the points i raised are not being answered by anyone on here.

 

as for the pre-sales they were a waste of time you could get GA tickets no problem.....the cd's well they are not "exclusive" you can download them for free.......this website does not work properly and has not done since day one there are still friends of mine out there that cant get in.

 

as far as i am concerned u2 are just about the money now and thats not the band i grew up with in the 80's.

 

And Bash, just to add to that - even if you don't just download the fan CDs, pretty much everyone of them has just been an audio rip of the most recent U2 DVD, and although I'd like to get a hold of my Artificial Horizon disc if it ever comes, I already own nearly every track as I've collected the multitude of U2 singles and DVDs etc that have come out over the years.

 

I liked the Medium Rare disc, but why be so lazy to give fans material that they already own?

 

And as a collector, I find that annoying as it cheapens the value of having collected all those rare tracks over the last 20 years.

 

Now any jerk can just buy them in one hit.

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There's been a lot of talk about this old band.  They are not a rebel band.  They are just greedy, bloody greedy.

 

I don't see how you can state that "U2 are becoming greedy".  They've been a greedy band since Rattle and Hum.  Even Larry said back then, and I quote: "we f*cked up".  They did.  They got too greedy and it kinda backfired on them.  They kept themselves in check through Achtung Baby and Zooropa.  They spent more time touring and making excellent music than anything else in the years from '91 to '93.  But then when POP came out, they went back to "we f*cked up"... how many singles were released for the POP Album? The answer is rhetorical.  What matters is that they released more than enough and each song was released in at least 2 formats.  Why?  Greed:  More singles, more money. The same happened with every subsequent album since then.  What has been worse in recent times, is now they bring out different album formats.  Some of you go out and buy the different formats because you want every conceivable memorabilia that is available.  The band knows there are fans like this and so it's in their best greedy interests to exploit them. 

 

Understand this - the band are just getting greedier, not that they are "becoming greedy" because they have been greedy for many years now.

 

Use this to your advantage - A band is only as strong as it's fans.  If the fans stop buying, the band will realise they have "f*cked up".  You can help them - STOP BUYING A SUBSCRIPTION TO U2.COM because a fansite should be FREE.

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BTW - this thread should be a "FEATURED TOPIC" because this topic is definitely on the minds of many of the fans.

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BTW - this thread should be a "FEATURED TOPIC" because this topic is definitely on the minds of many of the fans.
I really dont think they will do that it won't be long before someone comes in and buggers this thread up to the point that it will be removed.

 

but in the meantime its been very interesting to read everyones opinions on this and it seems to be the general concensus that my origional post has people thinking about this topic.

 

 

(MICK GIBBO MAC......... HELP ME IVE GONE ALL SERIOUS AGAIN)

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heya! yeah interesting points have been brought up!

 

maybe bash, it might be interesting to see what the mods can say on the issue. is there any way the mods can solve certain problems. sometimes its hard to speak to the right people, but i think when people say this site has nothing to do with the band, i think thats wrong. it is the site adam posted his videos. so some band member does like to give the fans something exciting to talk about, even it is a few seconds of home made vids. adam didnt post them anywhere else apart from here, or got someone to post them on here for him.

 

i supose on evidence of the band really caring about the fans is that they put £30 tickets for the tour. quite cheap if you ask me bash! but where were those seats? nosebleed jobs? i dont know. yeah he says thanks to us for given them a great life and its good to hear, but they are all multi-millionares now and simpy can live great lives without making another penny.

 

and no offence to anyone, but people say they like to come here and chat, well what is wrong with chatting with your real friends which doesnt cost anything in the first place?

 

the way i feel is i pay by sub, waiting for a gift, only to find the main news page lags, read threads about bono's hair, and once in a while see a vid, which normally is a load of bollocks.

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LadyBonBon.jpg?t=1269265055

 

 

Lady Bon Bon.

 

 

 

 

That's all I have to say.

 

he looks quite cute!

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