May 1, 2001, Photopoint.com will charge $9.95 per year. Got the E-mail today. At that price, it might as well be free. Up to 1,000 photos. It would take me more than $10.00 in labor to set up and then move my photos someplace else. Just seemed like a no brainer.
Russ- It seems that the cash-flow reality has hit the "Dot Com" entrepeneurs pretty hard. Those that will survive cannot afford to give their services away. A shame, but that's the way it is.
What do you get for ten bucks? Are there limits to the number/quality of the photos you can store?
BTW - What kind of wheel is that on your 67? Looks like a LeCarra - but I know that Grant makes one like it too. I have a LeCarra, but have not installed it yet.
Glenn Morgan: 66 GT V-Burgundy Fastback 351w+toploader+9 in. TracLoc. Started out as a rusted-out Chicago-area crusher. After sacrificing a solid 66 coupe for its sheetmetal sub-assemblies, I have one solid (and expensive) work in progress!
Yes, that is a LeCarra wheel, good eye. I need to change the Cobra emblem for a Mustang. I am very happy with quality, appearance and feel.
Follows is some verbiage I snagged from their offer to me:
PhotoPoint is charging for membership, starting in mid-May. Free limited memberships will be available on a trial basis.
What do I need to do?
Sign up for a paid membership so you can continue to enjoy all the features of PhotoPoint plus the additional benefits of membership. Act now and take advantage of our special introductory offers good through April 30th.
What do I get as a Member?
25 free prints (Membership Plus Plan Only)
Save 5% off all print orders for the year
Store up to 1000 photos*
Use Print at Home service - print photos at home like a pro
Enjoy express customer service
Receive our PhotoPointersTM Tutorial Series - valuable tips and tricks for improving your photography
Create and Save up to five SmashCast Movies - add music and graphics to your photos
Plus you can continue to enjoy the full features of PhotoPoint, including photo-sharing, PicCheers, PhotoPoint's Gallery, Forums, Digital Camera magazine and tips on photography and digital cameras.
How much does it cost?
For a limited time, you can join for an entire year for a one-time charge of $19.95, and we'll include 25 free prints (the prints alone are a $12 value).
Or, for those who don't need or want free prints, you can purchase a Basic Membership for only $9.95 for one year.
These introductory offers will end April 30, 2001.
What if I do nothing?
After our new Membership Program launches, and you have more than 10 photos in your PhotoPoint account, you will be prompted to upgrade to a paid membership, when you first sign in to your account.
What if I don't want to pay?
If you don't wish to purchase a membership, you can:
Reduce your account to fewer than 10 photos by downloading or deleting photos. This will give you a trial membership, where you will be limited to 10 or fewer photos in your account, will have restricted use of SmashCast movies, and will not have access to Print-at-Home.
Buy all, or some, of your photos on CD-ROM. Find out more
What if I still do not pay and do not remove my photos after the new Membership Program launches?
After our new Membership Program launches, if you have not purchased a Membership, and have more than 10 photos in your account, you will have a 10-day grace period starting from the time that you first sign in. During that time you can delete or download your photos. After that 10-day grace period, your account will be locked. At that time, neither you, nor your visitors, will have access to your photos. You will no longer be able to access your photos unless you purchase a Membership for the price it is offered at that time.
What about my SmashCast Movies?
Please note, after our new Membership Program launches, all SmashCast movies will expire after 10 days, unless you are a paying Member. Paying members can create as many Smashcast movies as they like within the year and store up to five at any time.
What if I have more than 1000 photos?
PhotoPoint Members who have more than 1000 photos can purchase additional storage space for $9.95 per 1000 photos.
Do I have to purchase online?
No, you don’t have to purchase online. If you would prefer to pay for your membership with a check or money order, please send your name and email address (PhotoPoint username) with the amount due to: