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Posted: 2022-04-11 16:52:34

Dear Punters.

Since 2016 ESA kept Gold Member fees exactly the same. Unfortunately, inflation caught up with us and the time has come to increase prices as the "2022 Rand" simply cannot buy the same as what a "2016 Rand" could buy.

All gold membership fees will be increasing from the 1st of May 2022.

Please take note of the following:
1 month - R 180.00
2 months - R300.00
6 months -- R 800.00
12 months - R 1300.00

Please note that ESA would've preferred to keep pricing exactly the same, but due to inflation affecting everything, we have to address this:

- Electricity is now 30% more expensive than in 2016 (source: www.eskom.co.za/distribution/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Historical-average-prices-and-increase_v20210903_13h00_no-links_External.xlsx)

- Fuel increased by a whopping 74.95% from R12,14 to R21,24. (source: www.sapia.org.za/Overview/Old-fuel-prices)

- Salaries of all staff had to increase just to keep up.

To lessen the blow of this increase, we will be launching new features and removing some older systems not used/not supported by new browsers.


Kind regards
Shawner
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Posted: 2022-04-11 17:38:39

It is what it is, keep up the good work.
Miss Red (aka Louise)
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Posted: 2022-04-11 17:52:41

... as you say it is what it is.;)

Compared to what an adult magazine cost these days this is cheap if you just think of all the PG pics, forums, and the safenet reviews create for punters.

Look on the bright side you guys get a bit of a discount if you pay for more than 1 month at a time and it saves trips to ATM or bank charges for transacting. Hehehehe

And the promise of new features is exciting!!!
Graham12342014
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Posted: 2022-04-11 17:58:01

This is still excellent value for money ESA. I would have expected a higher increase. Thanks for being transparent and providing a detailed explination for the increase.
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Posted: 2022-04-11 17:59:47

@ESA, can you please tell us more about the planned feature changes? Is there a preferred way to take suggestions from current gold members?
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Posted: 2022-04-11 19:14:45

Still a moerse bargain ;)
Kooni
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Posted: 2022-04-11 20:04:27

On 2022-04-11 19:14:45 BOOBS53 said:
Still a moerse bargain ;)



only got a few days left on my current subscription, so have to renew before 1 May to not miss out on some stunning photos
Minime V10.1
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Posted: 2022-04-11 20:57:03

On 2022-04-11 17:52:41 Miss Red (aka Louise) said:

Compared to what an adult magazine cost these days this is cheap



Didnt buy on of those in years. Those were the days. Sneaking to the magazine shelf at the local corner shop. Have to make sure the people walk past first before you grab one. Take a Huisgenoot as well to cover up the Scope you took. Wait patiently till nobody is at the til. The paying action is the worst!!! The till lady never seemed impressed with my purchase Just look the other way while you pass over the money.

Stick the magazine into your pants and cover with your shirt! Now youre ready to go outside. Walk over to the car like you just went in for the Huisgenoot.

Opening it at home........wow......instant erection with the first pair of boobs you see. And trying to enjoy the magazine without making a huge mess on it.

Awesome times.
Minime V10.1
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Posted: 2022-04-11 21:06:45

ESA.....dont explain so much. We know things go up. People that feel it still worth it will pay. Those who feel they dont get value for money will stop paying.
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Posted: 2022-04-11 21:27:26

Mine expires end April, must just renew before the increase

I feel its very worth it and even with the price increase is good value

Jake

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