[SLED] Ha ha ha

Owen Kelly owen.kelly at arcada.fi
Sat Oct 9 04:58:47 PDT 2010


No it doesn't say you have to have the cash upfront - except that is 
what renewing has always implied at Linden Labs, Readers Digest, or 
anywhere else I can think of.

I subscribe to the London Review of Books. I have subscribed for years. 
They do special deals. If I subscribe foofr 1 year it is cheaper than 
six months. If I subscribe for two years it is even cheaper. Sometimes 
there is a flat-out bargain three year subscription. And each time they 
want the whole amount upfront (which is why they are offering the 
bargains: cash now = increased financial security).

So what precisely should I ask before I ASSUME?

On 09/10/2010 14:47, Orange Planer wrote:
> Hoo boy.
> Kneejerk reactions all around, let's have some more.
> It doesn't say there that you need to have the cash UP FRONT.
> Ask before you ASSUME.
> *From:* educators-bounces at lists.secondlife.com 
> [mailto:educators-bounces at lists.secondlife.com] *On Behalf Of *Owen Kelly
> *Sent:* Friday, October 08, 2010 1:59 PM
> *To:* educators at lists.secondlife.com
> *Subject:* [SLED] Ha ha ha
> I just received an email from the Linden Labs Land Team, clarifying 
> the move to end educational discounts. Among other things it said:
> "An educational or not-for-profit institution that is currently under 
> contract with us will be able to renew early (or purchase additional 
> regions) and continue to receive the current 50% discount on land 
> maintenance provided that the renewal takes place prior to the 
> December 31, 2010. You will be able to select contract renewal options 
> of 6, 12, 18 or 24 months under these terms. If your organization 
> renews and enters into a contract no later than December 31, 2010, it 
> can lock in the current discounted rate for up to 24 additional months."
> In the speculation about the "real reasons" for the new policy I don't 
> think it occured to any of us that it might be a way to engineer a 
> massive cash injection.
> Imagine: as many educators as possible, currently on 6 month or 12 
> month contracts, work as hard as possible to convince admin to inject 
> 24 months worth of fees RIGHT HERE RIGHT NOW to keep things going at 
> the discounted rate.
> Result: sudden large influx of cash to LL at no effort at all.
> No thanks :)
> Owen
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