Joined: Jan 11, 2013
|Posted: 2013-01-11 2:42 pm  Permalink|
Howdy folks - wondering if anybody can shed some light on Ooga-Mooga subscriptions. I have a standard subscription that costs $12 a year. I would like to get a Trader account, which it looks like I can do for an extra $2 a month. If my math is correct, you play $12 for a Standard account and then another $24 to upgrade - that comes to $36 a year.
If you try to sign up for a free account, it gives you the option to sign up for a trader account for $1.50 a month...translates to $18 a year.
Now, under the "Gift Subscriptions" you can gift someone a Trader accounts for $18 a year.
Now why would I sign up for $36 a month and not just have someone "gift" me an account for $18 a year.
Unfortunately, I've tried in the past to make contacts with Humuhumu (whom I know is pretty busy) but have always heard only crickets response. Part of the issue could be that there seems to be no e-mail notification for when you get messages on the OM website (which is incrediable irritating if you're a newbie like me trying to contact folks about trades and purchases.)
I just want to know...at this point, how can I get a Trader account for $18 a year? Do I need to wait for my current account to expire?
Joined: Mar 25, 2002
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
|Posted: 2013-01-11 6:27 pm  Permalink|
"Pretty busy" seems a bit of an understatement. She just had a baby three days ago. I think you're gonna have to wait a while to resolve your question
The thing with these endeavors in the Tiki community, like Tiki News or others, is that they are a mainly a result of passion for Tiki, not really a money-making thing. So when life interferes, there is no clean cut off, or clear communication like on any commercial site. Tiki is still mostly a bohemian undertaking, no matter how pro it comes across.
Joined: Aug 22, 2009
From: Cucamonga, CA
|Posted: 2013-01-11 6:57 pm  Permalink|
Amen Brother Bigbrotiki! Listen to this man, he is wise.
Joined: Jan 11, 2013
|Posted: 2013-01-11 8:01 pm  Permalink|
First of all, huge congrats goes out to Humuhumu on the new munkin!!! Whether it's a first or another addition, great adventures ahead for her.
Hope I didn't come off as being harsh. Certainly not what I was going for. Like I said, I knew from the message boards and such that she has quite a bit on her plate and the she has a bit of help from others. Was mostly trying to see if anyone had a quick easy answer. I'm not the sharpest guy out there and thought I might be missing something - might be a page or link somewhere that I was missing that would help me out with the upgrade. Love the site, love the tiki and love the help out there.
Again - if you're out there Humuhumu - big congrats!!! Enjoy that new kiddo!!! Mahalo y'all!!!
Joined: Oct 19, 2004
|Posted: 2013-01-11 8:27 pm  Permalink|
First things first. If you plan on sticking around these parts, maybe make a post under new members. Let us know a little about yourself, where you are in the tiki collecting/lifestyle, what brings you here, et cetera.
Maybe earn a little good mana after your accidental flub up there, not knowing about the baby and whatnot.
And if you're new to the world of collecting tiki, don't sweat the $6, you're going to be spending a LOT more on the hobby than that. It can be a little addicting, to say the least.
So, welcome! Browse around a bit, see what all we have to offer. Stay for awhile, and have a drink.
Grand Member (2 years)
Joined: Sep 09, 2006
From: Portland, OR
|Posted: 2013-01-15 9:54 pm  Permalink|
On 2013-01-11 14:42, rikitikirhino wrote:
Part of the issue could be that there seems to be no e-mail notification for when you get messages on the OM website (which is incrediable irritating if you're a newbie like me trying to contact folks about trades and purchases.)
When I signed up the email notifications didn't start working until I linked my OM and TC accounts. (I don't know if that is still the case.)