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Wow, 50% discount on premium membership!  That means it only costs TWICE as much as it is supposed to!  For a limited time, of course.  I feel like I am at Best Buy.

Do not forget that a membership used to only cost $24 for a year.  And during the year-end sale it only cost $12!  You could almost forget that you would not really get anything important, apart from advertisement removal, which can be accomplished with free browser extensions.  I presume there is slightly more to it now, but not $76's worth.

Also do not forget that if you pay for a subscription in "points" that you earned through the "commission widget," then deviantart has already taken one fifth of your money!
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RobMarty Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2015
WTF
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bimshwel Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2015
OMG
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LavaLizard Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
lmao I was thinking the same thing. I don't know what pisses me off worse... greedy marketing strategies, or the fact that they actually work.
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wybert Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2015
Oh wow... I was given one as a gift so I had No idea how expensive it is now... I suppose the site has to make money somehow, but that's a bit much for profile customization and no ads. 8(
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bimshwel Featured By Owner Edited Dec 23, 2015
Certainly, they can run the website how they like.  But abruptly raising the cost by that much and then pretending that reducing it slightly is a "deal" does not go down easily for me.
And my guess is they get loads of money from the companies that routinely sponsor those contests.
But I suppose the point system irks me most of all because that messes with people who do not buy subscriptions as well, and this is another opportunity to bring that up.
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