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I'm starting to get emails from Photobucket about my account being "over storage".  Seems they want me to upgrade.  Like there's a chance in hell of that happening.  Ha.

 

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34 minutes ago, Artemis said:

I'm starting to get emails from Photobucket about my account being "over storage".  Seems they want me to upgrade.  Like there's a chance in hell of that happening.  Ha.


:rofl:

Maybe they figure that if they sufficiently mistreat the customers who've been with them longest (and thus remember how usable and customer-friendly the site used to be) those troublemakers will leave, and they can then concentrate on people who've joined in the past couple of years, and are obviously willing to put up with just about anything.  And pay money for the privilege!

 

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Probably they just want you to delete your account to make place.
Yes, I also remember the beginnings of Photobucket. There was a time when I found it one of the few really useful places in www.

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The honeymoon is DEFINITELY over!

They just emailed me with a list of all the "improvements" they've made recently (*yawn*), and ended with this:

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We are writing to provide you with advance notice that effective on your next annual renewal date, the promotional price you have been paying for the beginner plan will end. The new price will be $5.39 per month (billed at $64.68).

I might have been willing to let them take another $20, just so I wouldn't need to move my photos just yet (never did get the automated download to work).  And when they confirmed my credit-card payment last year, they said "Next Billing Period: $19.99 will be charged on 05/20/2021"  But they apparently decided not to honor that, and I think $64+ is just ridiculous.  Unless I'm very lucky and last year's amount was charged to the credit card that now has a different account number, I guess I'll just have to cancel my account.

Anyone who's interested in my photo-tours (North Gower Filming and Our Vacation) had better look fast!

 

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On 4/21/2021 at 12:57 AM, Carol the Dabbler said:

I might have been willing to let them take another $20, just so I wouldn't need to move my photos just yet (never did get the automated download to work).  And when they confirmed my credit-card payment last year, they said "Next Billing Period: $19.99 will be charged on 05/20/2021"  But they apparently decided not to honor that, and I think $64+ is just ridiculous.  Unless I'm very lucky and last year's amount was charged to the credit card that now has a different account number, I guess I'll just have to cancel my account.

Turns out I am indeed very lucky -- it was the card with the now-nonexistent account number.  Yay!  So I don't need to do anything, just wait and see what happens.  It sounds like they're planning to bill me the $64+ without asking my permission, so I'll presumably get an email from them when that doesn't work.  Not that I have to reply to it....

I'm relieved that I don't need to cancel my Photobucket account in order to keep them from actually charging me the $64+.  Of course if I don't cough up the money they may cancel it for me, but that's presumably the worst that can happen.

 

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On 5/3/2021 at 2:21 AM, Carol the Dabbler said:

Turns out I am indeed very lucky -- it was the card with the now-nonexistent account number.  Yay!  So I don't need to do anything, just wait and see what happens.  It sounds like they're planning to bill me the $64+ without asking my permission, so I'll presumably get an email from them when that doesn't work.  Not that I have to reply to it....

I'm relieved that I don't need to cancel my Photobucket account in order to keep them from actually charging me the $64+.  Of course if I don't cough up the money they may cancel it for me, but that's presumably the worst that can happen.

Eek. I hope you're right about that. I've been burned by so many people in so many different ways in the last few years that I just expect the worst from all businesses now. Sad but true.

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36 minutes ago, Arcadia said:

I hope you're right about that.

Me too!  I should know for sure in about a week.

Tell ya one thing, I'm becoming increasingly hesitant to give my credit card number to subscription-type places.  There often seems to be no clean way to cancel the subscription, other than changing the card number.

 

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