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Old 03-10-2009, 02:10 PM   #46
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I am completely underwhelmed. Not only is Disney offering a biased version of something that we already have here on the DIS, but they're also charging for it.
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Old 03-10-2009, 02:13 PM   #47
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Old 03-10-2009, 02:16 PM   #48
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just had to add...I totally agree with everyone...what a joke
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Old 03-10-2009, 02:39 PM   #49
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Seventy Five bucks for 4 magazines, and exclusive (expensive) merchandise!

Sounds like Disney has found a new way shake/take even more of their loyal fans money from their pockets, and a new way to make money in this economy.

This is clearly something that those wiz kids in marketing dreamed up. "Hey, let's go print a bunch of stuff and put D23 then we'll sell them as exclusive items, and throw in a magazine."

Good for them, bad for their fans!

I'm sorry, but they better have something to offer other than a magazine and the opportunity to buy expensive crap! I was reading msgs on another Disney board (unofficial and unnamed) and they seemed to all be drinking the Kool-Aid and willingly handing over their $75. I was somewhat amazed. Glad to see the folks here aren't drinking the Kool-Aid.

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Old 03-10-2009, 02:42 PM   #50
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I would be willing to buy the magazine on its own - $16 from http://disneyshopping.go.com/disney/...http:DSISearch - however they won't ship outside of the US. So the only option for us seems to be to join the club, for $75. Why is it not possible to send a magazine, but is possible to send a magazine plus membership card?!? Hmmm.
It does state though that there will be additional shipping charges for overseas members. But of course, they don't say what it is. I'd consider joining for the magazine but not without knowing how much the additional shipping will be. I don't want to get stuck with a fortune each time, when I've already paid to join. I'm really disapointed. I was expecting something a bit more exciting and unique. I will be in California on 11 September but will have got off an international flight at 6am. To be honest, I think I'd rather use my time in Disneyland doing some of the things that aren't available in WDW. And the discount is nothing anything. Sounds like its going to be a very quiet online community.
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Old 03-10-2009, 02:45 PM   #51
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Thats something else. What happened to the email notification?
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Old 03-10-2009, 02:46 PM   #52
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Thats something else. What happened to the email notification?
You'll get the email when you pay the $75.00 !!!
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Old 03-10-2009, 02:49 PM   #53
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Bernie Madoff would be proud. You give them $75 for what? The right to buy more overpriced merchandise. Please, I would rather take the family out to dinner. What a joke (I think this may count as my fist DISBoard rant!)
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Old 03-10-2009, 02:56 PM   #54
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You'll get the email when you pay the $75.00 !!!


Now that's a deal. I guess it is worth it.
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Old 03-10-2009, 02:58 PM   #55
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I have mixed feelings on the entire thing. Quite honestly though, I believe the DVC members should be getting things like this included with their membership. Afterall, it IS the Disney CLUB. True, they DO have specialty merchandise, but the other perks are almost non-existent. I used to live in this fantasy world thinking only DVC members could stay in DVC rooms. Boy, that was sure a joke.

I like the merchandise for D23. However, much of it is clearly overpriced as well as the membership itself. The pen is beyond unreasonable. What are the chances that it was a typo? I have NEVER seen a PEN go for that much money ANYWHERE. Still, the cost to get into Club 33 is even higher than either of these things so it makes me wonder.

I am really disappointed in Disney for this. It sounds like an exciting club, but in today's economy, the perks aren't that gratifying. Part of me really wants to join though because I'd feel like less of a Disney fan as a result. I am sure this is due to how they are presenting it all. Still, I do have part of me that wants to be in this exclusive club. I just can't justify it yet. Will this make me any less of a fan? In reality, no, but it still is egging me a bit. I am hoping they modify this when they hear all of the complaints.
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Where are the discounts?

I was at the shareholder meeting today, where they distributed D23 fliers and commemorative pins and they looked kinda cool. The first thing I did when I got home was go online to sign up. Until I saw the price! Yikes!

If park or other discounts were attached, I'd go for it. But this isn't worth $75.
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Old 03-10-2009, 03:22 PM   #57
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I was at the shareholder meeting today, where they distributed D23 fliers and commemorative pins and they looked kinda cool. The first thing I did when I got home was go online to sign up. Until I saw the price! Yikes!

If park or other discounts were attached, I'd go for it. But this isn't worth $75.
Are the pins the same ones that were seen online?
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Old 03-10-2009, 03:24 PM   #58
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I'm just sick of it. I'm sick of Disney catering to thier wealthy fans and leaving everyone who can't afford (and wouldn't buy if I could afford) $800 pens and other such nonsense. Take the Haunted Mansions 40th Anniversary Event out here at Disneyland this year...too expensive at $400 and upwards and that's the same principal, charging for the priveledge of purchasing more merchandise. All the special events they do are like that. No thanks. Hey Disney, how about offering your fans something that has value, purpose, and a reasonable price tag to boot? And as someone posted earlier, yeah it is insulting to all the other fan communities that have been around for ages and know what Disney fans like.
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Old 03-10-2009, 03:31 PM   #59
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The pen is beyond unreasonable. What are the chances that it was a typo? I have NEVER seen a PEN go for that much money ANYWHERE.
Just to interject, I do have pens that cost way WAY more than that. However; unless these pens are made by a company like Mont Blanc or MontaGrappa, I don't quite understand it either. I've personally seen pens go for many thousands of dollars (gold, diamond encrusted, etc...), but these don't even say who makes them, I wonder if the merchandise will be on display at the parks to see?
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A long time ago I was a Magic Kingdom Club member we had some real benefits then they removed one after another I was paying $50 a year but it was still worth it. Then they stopped the program and I had to sign up for the Disney club they took benefits away from that then shut it down. I spent much more money in Disney when I had the Magic Kingdom Club I spent less with the Disney Club. I spend way less now they forgot how to treat the true Disney fans and this proves it
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