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Title: Membership Renewala
Post by: mariamontreal on October 28, 2008, 01:45:59 PM
I just recieved  notice of my renewal membership for November , and this is unreal , they are giving us another Slane Castle double cd with another t- shirt same as last year . Does anyone else's membership expire in November ?
Title: Re: Membership Renewala
Post by: Northern Star on October 28, 2008, 04:52:58 PM
Didn't something like this happen last year, initially they were offering the same renewal stuff as the previous year, then they changed it.  Typical total disorganisation of U2.com.   >:(  My renewal is December so not heard anything yet.
Title: Re: Membership Renewala
Post by: daveyg on October 29, 2008, 03:07:23 AM
Another reason why I have never touched u2.com with a 10 foot bargepole. I haven't yet been given or heard good reason to part with my hard earned cash, Im afraid.
Title: Re: Membership Renewala
Post by: soloyan on October 29, 2008, 04:04:11 AM
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I just recieved  notice of my renewal membership for November , and this is unreal , they are giving us another Slane Castle double cd with another t- shirt same as last year . Does anyone else's membership expire in November ?

My membership expires in november too but I haven't received anything yet. However, this things happen every year. I know that people who renewed early got a second copy of the previous year gift, then asked for the new gift and received it as well...

Now, with the Live nation contract and the new album coming up, I don't know what's gonna happen this time.

And it took me 6 months to get the slane CD & t-shirt, so...
Title: Re: Membership Renewala
Post by: mariamontreal on October 29, 2008, 07:05:18 AM
Well , to be honest, I really do not think I will be renewing this year , twice in a row , that's enough for me . Unless they change it within the next 22 days , I might consider . It's bad enough remasters of music at expensive costs, same stuff over and over , and now duplicates again of cd's and t- shirts. Don't think so .
Title: Re: Membership Renewala
Post by: m2 on October 29, 2008, 01:47:34 PM
The problem is just that some renewals are coming due before they've announced the new membership plan. This happened last year, and when they finally announced the new plan, everyone got the new bonus gift. Pretty simple.
Title: Re: Membership Renewala
Post by: edgefan89 on October 29, 2008, 05:52:14 PM
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Another reason why I have never touched u2.com with a 10 foot bargepole. I haven't yet been given or heard good reason to part with my hard earned cash, Im afraid.

now, now... daveyg! wasn't it you that was telling me to be quiet in regards to the HOPELESSNESS of u2.com while we were in Dublin the other day  ::)
Title: Re: Membership Renewala
Post by: mariamontreal on October 30, 2008, 10:51:50 AM
So are you saying Matt that I am to wait ? If I don't hear anything in the next 21 days , will I still be able to renew my membership ?
Title: Re: Membership Renewala
Post by: Falling At Your Feet on November 03, 2008, 10:12:23 AM
Just got my renewal notice, still no sign of whats the new membership CD is going to be, but it happened quite late last year also.

Surely it's poossible to get the new cd organised earlier in the year, so we don't e-mails saying we can get a cd we already have from last year.

I am guessing the CD will be live from the Vertigo Tour from the 2006 4th leg - South America or the 5th leg - Australia/New Zealand/Japan/Hawaii

as, we have already had 8 live tracks on the U2 Communication fanclub CD's from Vertigo 2005.
Title: Re: Membership Renewala
Post by: Joe90usa on November 03, 2008, 11:42:21 AM
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So are you saying Matt that I am to wait ? If I don't hear anything in the next 21 days , will I still be able to renew my membership ?

Matt (I believe) is saying that should you choose to renew, you'll get the updated gift at a later time.  With the strong possibility of a tour next year, I would think those who have stuck it out this long would renew for the possible advantage during ticket sales...should a tour come to pass.
Title: Re: Membership Renewala
Post by: daveyg on November 05, 2008, 05:57:05 AM
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Another reason why I have never touched u2.com with a 10 foot bargepole. I haven't yet been given or heard good reason to part with my hard earned cash, Im afraid.

now, now... daveyg! wasn't it you that was telling me to be quiet in regards to the HOPELESSNESS of u2.com while we were in Dublin the other day  ::)

hehehe - that's the polite way of putting it! OK OK. I'll ne'er rant again about u2.com. Unless I'm drunk or pushed to it. Or if someone goes insane and starts singing it's glory. opps..... Ill stop now.
Title: Re: Membership Renewala
Post by: bobafett90210 on November 25, 2008, 04:46:14 AM
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I just recieved  notice of my renewal membership for November , and this is unreal , they are giving us another Slane Castle double cd with another t- shirt same as last year . Does anyone else's membership expire in November ?

My membership expires in november too but I haven't received anything yet. However, this things happen every year. I know that people who renewed early got a second copy of the previous year gift, then asked for the new gift and received it as well...

Now, with the Live nation contract and the new album coming up, I don't know what's gonna happen this time.

And it took me 6 months to get the slane CD & t-shirt, so...

My renewal was up in 2 days, and I just received my 2nd set of Slane Castle CDs, with an email saying the shirt I had ordered was out of stock and would be back in stock soon...

I'll be emailing Fanfire this morning with the complaint, so please cross fingers that they send me the new gift as well.
Title: Re: Membership Renewala
Post by: StrongGirl on November 25, 2008, 07:49:28 PM
I confess I joined earlier this year for the possible chance at advance ticket sales. I've always come to @U2 for news and interesting things for free.  But I like this site so much I think I would pay to be here.  But I'm glad I don't have to!  This beats U2.com by far.
Title: Re: Membership Renewala
Post by: twisted fish on November 25, 2008, 10:00:08 PM
In my opinion, the membership is only worthwhile if they can guarantee ticket pre-sale or something similar to that. Their "exclusives" aren't that great, and pop up on other sites pretty quickly.
Title: Re: Membership Renewala
Post by: Sydney_Mike on November 26, 2008, 04:22:43 AM
I have every sympaty for Bajagirl having to deal with so many frustrated members, but there is really no excuse for the renewal date coming around AGAIN with no decision about what to give the fans. They've had 12 months to think of something suitable, so why are stuffing us around now.  ???

On that point, anyone want to hazard a guess about what exclusive we may get? I will admit that I've liked the audio-CD versions of the live DVD's as it means you can load them on your ipod and listen at leisure. Wouldn't complain if we got Popmart or Chicago this year. Better still if it was something never previously released. After all the dramas in the past, I'd be wary of any priority ticket sales.
Title: Re: Membership Renewala
Post by: Falling At Your Feet on November 26, 2008, 04:32:06 AM
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In my opinion, the membership is only worthwhile if they can guarantee ticket pre-sale or something similar to that. Their "exclusives" aren't that great, and pop up on other sites pretty quickly.


After the 2005 ticket presale fiasco, new memberships from the end of 2005 specifically did not mention participation in pre sales. So there is absolutely NO guarantee that being a member of u2.com will allow one participate in ticket presales.

Of course they could reverse this, but they are playing it safe after the last presales which were a bit of a disaster and fans were up in arms, resulting in Larry apologising at the Grammy awards.
Title: Re: Membership Renewala
Post by: mariamontreal on November 26, 2008, 12:18:28 PM
I renewed my membership so let's wait and see what becomes of it . To be quite honest all I want is the opportunity to get my hands on pre ticket sales and get the closest I can to the band . They could keep the 2nd copy  of Slane and t-shirt . I already have them and quite a few t-shirts as well . I just want to be in front of the stage ! Is that too much to ask ? Ok .I'm dreaming , I know ..... 
Title: Re: Membership Renewala
Post by: hernandezhennessey on November 26, 2008, 12:51:34 PM
My memberhip is up for renewal next June. So, it has been 5 months and I staill havent received my Slane CD and T Shirt.... Ahhhhhhhh U2.com how you love to frustrate us..........

Hopefully we can get our hands in some pre sales tickets. That would make everything worthwhile........

Dream out loud......
Title: Re: Membership Renewala
Post by: StrongGirl on November 26, 2008, 11:40:51 PM
I just got the November update from U2.com.  I am sure most of you have gotten it by now but I thought I would let you know it says the entire site is getting a new makeover for 2009. They always promise to be the first to let us know about things but I always found @U2 to be the best source for all things U2. I read things here first many times.  Anyway, they say the Shop will offer many new U2 t shirts as well.  The shop has a pretty good sale going on right now. I just bought my sons the youth Boy t with Peter on front for only 8 dollars each. That was a good buy.  I only joined in October and to be honest I am hardly ever on there. I mean no disrespect to the team who run it, but I don't like their forum.  I never posted there.  That is probably because I am too busy here!  I better switch to the I'm Addicted To This Forum thread!!
Title: Re: Membership Renewala
Post by: mariamontreal on November 27, 2008, 07:04:01 AM
I read that also , that's cool if your looking for t-shirts . The make over is for u2.com store. To get back to the the membership package, being a paid member loyally and faithfully each year , I would like more details about the actual membership renewal package.
Title: Re: Membership Renewala
Post by: streetmission on November 27, 2008, 10:01:45 AM
Fantastic news from U2.com!!!  Check this out from Zootopia about membership renewals:

"NEWS AS OF 11/27/2008

Ok folks

Many of you have probably started to get the emails we are sending out to all our subscribers.

The gist of the matter is the following:

#1 ALL account that are due for renewal in the next month or so have been extended (remain valid) till the start of the new year, and possibly a little past that because.....

#2 We are updating the site with the new look ( it's going to be purty)

#3 If you got the OLD gift (SLANE/T-Shirt) and you renewed YOU WILL ALSO GET THE NEW GIFT, when that is launched. You do not need to send me a PM about it, you are already in the system.

#4 No, no word on what the new gifts is yet (I know, I know, I was told this week, I just pass on the info) *sigh*

#5 The account extensions should fix the "My account expires and they haven't announced the new gift yet" issue *Does happy dance*

#6 Access to your renewal page and the date of renewal on your profile, is temporary offline. It will come back when the new site is up.

#7 No, I do not know about the accounts that already renewed if they get extended, I will ask and post the answer here.


At this time, that is all

Have a HAPPY TURKEY DAY for all the USA'ians

Baja"

And it's true!  I haven't received the email yet, but when I logged in there was no link to renew my subscription on the homepage or on my profile!  Have any of you received the email?  Oh, and you know what this means, right?  The U2 machine is warming up... ;D
Title: Re: Membership Renewala
Post by: mariamontreal on November 28, 2008, 11:06:57 AM
Well if that's true which I hope it is , I just renewed in November based on the same package as last year , so what I am understanding is that I will recieve the same package and then later the new one ? Am I correct in assuming that ? That works for me if such is the case.
Title: Re: Membership Renewala
Post by: guitarz on November 28, 2008, 01:12:02 PM
I re-subscribed last friday...

I also send them an e-mail telling that I was disappointed to receive (again) the t-shirt and CD since I already got it (twice) last year. Their reply was " Thank you for your email. At this time we have not received any informationon any new "Membership Gifts" being offered for U2 Renewals.  Please continue to check the website frequently for more updates " and I received it on the same day as the other one.

At least they're doing something about the gift package... 
Title: Re: Membership Renewala
Post by: indiansummer on November 28, 2008, 05:36:59 PM
The U2 machine is warming up...  looooool   
You can feel it in the air ! Here we go........it's like the World Cup, or the Olympics every four years u2 take over the world.
U2.com was very disorganised 2 o 3 years ago but they do seem to be better now. Bajagirl is amazing ! Apparently she' doesn't even work for Fanfire which makes it even more amazing.

At the end of the day everyone who subscribes to u2.com is hoping for preferential treatment when it comes to tickets. And IMO we should get favours for being a member.
Noticed Kings of Leon made a cool move on the eve of their shows in the UK, they released additional tickets that were either standing or fantastic seats right by the stage which helps beat the touts but the clever thing was they can only be collected from the box office by the credit card holder.........are you listening Mr McGuiness???
Title: Re: Membership Renewala
Post by: bonogrl from Boston on December 01, 2008, 10:48:24 AM
I did receive an email about my account being extended until the new site is up and running.  I am up for renewal soon, but don't remember exactly when, I think Jan.  Unfortunately I cannot access my email at work, so I will try to remember to post the email later tonight when I get home.
Title: Re: Membership Renewal
Post by: mariamontreal on December 02, 2008, 10:02:22 AM
I recieved yesterday in the mail my 2nd copy of Slane + another t- shirt .
Now to wait for the new package , I guess that will be sometime in the next few months  after the release of the new album . Lucky for those who can hear the new song that just came out yesterday, I am not equipped for sound , I guess I will have to wait till it gets airplay . I hope you are all enjoying it .