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Shocked at increases

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Maud

Maud Report 30 Jul 2008 16:46

I was quite shocked to read of the increase in costs for GR
they must think we are all wealthy !!

What do the rest of you think?

♥Betty Boo from Dundee♥

♥Betty Boo from Dundee♥ Report 30 Jul 2008 16:50

Hi Maud,

What is the yearly charge for GR now?

Betty

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 30 Jul 2008 16:59

Where have you seen these charges Maud?

Deanna

Deanna Report 30 Jul 2008 17:12

Has everyone been charged this this time?
That is a lot... for 6 months.

Deanna X

♥Betty Boo from Dundee♥

♥Betty Boo from Dundee♥ Report 30 Jul 2008 17:13

No I paid less than that earlier this year but it was for a full year, NOT SIX MONTHS!!

Betty

Julia

Julia Report 30 Jul 2008 17:14

Deanna - Yes, I paid £9.95 last week, for six months. Always round the P.O. up to £10, as the costs incurred, works out cheaper.
Julia in Derbyshire

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 30 Jul 2008 17:45

Those who were previously on the annual payment of whatever, did you query the six months with GR? Two years running I have queried it and got the full year. If you are on continuous and have never had a break you should get the full year I think. If you started on the six monthly payments you will always be six monthly.

Ann
Glos

MaggyfromWestYorkshire

MaggyfromWestYorkshire Report 30 Jul 2008 17:49

This year and last year I only paid £7.50 for the year.

tigerlilly

tigerlilly Report 30 Jul 2008 17:55

i have paid £9.95 every 6 months since i joined a year ago

MaggyfromWestYorkshire

MaggyfromWestYorkshire Report 30 Jul 2008 17:58

Just looked back and I have paid £7.50 for the last 4 years.

Deanna

Deanna Report 30 Jul 2008 18:04

That is a lot Julia.
I paid £7.50 in November fo another year.
Why do some people pay for only 6 months, I wonder?

Gas.... Electric .... Petrol.... and GR?
We are going to paying through the nose for everything now.

Deanna X

George_of_Westbury

George_of_Westbury Report 30 Jul 2008 18:22

Just renewed yesterday,£9-95 for 12 months,, i am on continuous membership, if you do not signify continuous membership in your account details, or you leave then come back you will be charged for just 6 months at £9-95, but this may only apply to those who have always had the 12 month fee and not the 6 month one

Cyprus

Cyprus Report 30 Jul 2008 18:25

Maud -what price have you been quoted?

Elizabeth A

Elizabeth A Report 30 Jul 2008 18:44

Hi
I renewed last week by p.o, and paid £9.95 for a year
Liz

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 30 Jul 2008 20:21

I think it all depends on your 'contract' with them when you joined. Up until the change of ownership or thereabouts the membership was yearly, you joined, paid 12 months subs each year. then they changed it so new people paid the same amount for 6 months, so they joined under a different contract (that is how I see it). If an older member (a 12 month member) leaves and rejoins or is over so many weeks renewing, they then go onto a new 6 monthly contract.

If you tick the continuous membership box so they can just take your subs then the agreement used to be that you paid the same as you had always paid.

I paid £7.50 for 12 months subscription in April.

Ann
Glos

Maud

Maud Report 3 Aug 2008 13:21

I saw the price increases on here, and the Gold m/ship is £34 .. fr 6 months!! bt of a rip off I think.
I have however been a member since the start, began paying £7.50 then it gradually increased to £9.95,I am defiately NOT going to pay any more than that now.
GR must be rolling in it!

They give the impression that you can use BMD etcetc but if you try you will find that these are charged for separately, so why such a big increase,
is the goldm/ship now going to pay for access to BMDs etc etc?
I also pay sept charges for Ancestry anyway
which is great value considering everything you have access to,I use it nearly every day, so does my son, so we get full value for our money
I have really kept,
m/ship going on here mainly for the hope that some day, someone connected closely will eventually come along
Usually when the TV progamm WDYTYA is on TV more peopleseem to join, so I keep hoping...One day.. Especially that I might find a clue to my elusive gt grandmother Mary Hannah Grant nee Copeland, b 1850 Derby...she obviously adopted a new surname after 1881 and I just cannot trace her...anyone??? I saw on someones fam tree that she had died in 1919, but the author knew nothing about her! why then have they included her? on
Roads of Buckingham. Apparently this person "lifts" names from other people`s trees!