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Racecar78




msg:821679
 3:23 pm on Nov 13, 2002 (gmt 0)

[promo.yahoo.com...]

 

jackofalltrades




msg:821680
 3:29 pm on Nov 13, 2002 (gmt 0)

I take it this is Yahoos response to MSN8?

I think it particullary dull of these large email providers to only provide advanced spam filters if you pay.

Has anyone subscribed to Yahoo Plus or MSN8? Know if the advanced features are much cop?

JOAT

Racecar78




msg:821681
 3:41 pm on Nov 13, 2002 (gmt 0)

I'm not about to sign up for anything from these people.

Yahoo has been dead, IMHO, for a while - and is showing the signs of another Internet organization just scrambling to make the bottom line look a little bit better.

Am I alone on this front?

tarheel2002




msg:821682
 3:45 pm on Nov 13, 2002 (gmt 0)

Is it a response to MSN8 or Yahoo's need to differentiate itself from more practical web portals such as MyWay?

jackofalltrades




msg:821683
 3:46 pm on Nov 13, 2002 (gmt 0)

Never really used Yahoo.

Into in Yahoo groups for a while (exchanging biz ideas with mates at the other end of the country), but then got into web design and free forum software...

I do object to paying for anything that can be done for free though. :)

JOAT

jackofalltrades




msg:821684
 3:46 pm on Nov 13, 2002 (gmt 0)

Doesnt Myway use Yahoo in some way or another?

<added>Ah! you can import your portfolio from Yahoo or MSN</added>

[edited by: jackofalltrades at 3:52 pm (utc) on Nov. 13, 2002]

Racecar78




msg:821685
 3:51 pm on Nov 13, 2002 (gmt 0)

Doesnt Myway use Yahoo in some way or another?

...Aside from their blitz-type marketing campaigns? I'm not too sure. I think the major influence in both as of today is Google's presence.

Regardless, you have hit the nail on the head. Why pay for something that you can do on your own, easily, for free? It seems foolish, but I'm sure those not "in the know" are victims to Yahoo's hungry wallet.

Racecar78




msg:821686
 4:39 pm on Nov 13, 2002 (gmt 0)

Only $12.95 per month, with the first month free...

That seems steep, considering in most areas you can have dial up access, email, and complete connectivity to much better portals than Yahoo! for the same, or less.

EliteWeb




msg:821687
 4:47 pm on Nov 13, 2002 (gmt 0)

when their twirly thing started with the words the thing i caught right away was 'More Spam' sure it was followed by 'prevention' but come on, its lies all lies.

Racecar78




msg:821688
 5:01 pm on Nov 13, 2002 (gmt 0)

when their twirly thing started with the words the thing i caught right away was 'More Spam' sure it was followed by 'prevention' but come on, its lies all lies.

EliteWeb - You are exactly correct here. The worst part is... I do not even have a Yahoo! account, and mysteriously, I get a spam email from them telling me to check this out. And, they are claiming that the best part is better SPAM PROTECTION?

Please... They should just come out and say:

"We aren't making enough off of everyone out there. And hopefully, you are lame enough to fall prey to this next great tool. Come on in, pay us more than $150 a year to do the same thing we do now... Worse than we already do it."

jackofalltrades




msg:821689
 5:05 pm on Nov 13, 2002 (gmt 0)

>"We aren't making enough off of everyone out there. And hopefully, you are lame enough to fall prey to this next great tool. Come on in, pay us more than $150 a year to do the same thing we do now... Worse than we already do it."

lol :)

I ran a mock survey on one of my sites, taking the rise out my competitors survey, using almost the exactly same words! ;)

Great minds, eh?

JOAT

Dante_Maure




msg:821690
 5:27 pm on Nov 13, 2002 (gmt 0)

It's a rock solid strategic marketing move, I'll gladly wager that it does very well, and I have no doubt that we'll see many more premium services rolled out over the next 18 months.

chiyo




msg:821691
 5:49 pm on Nov 13, 2002 (gmt 0)

Remember Y!'s market - novice internet users, many even new to computers. I have no doubt this group would be happy to shell our for the service, as they have no other way really to filter spam. I dont think these people would even know how to do a basic install of Mailwasher, let alone fiddle around with custom filters. I hope Extra offers more than just mail services however. I would have thought a few more benefits in other areas would have been useful strategically, rather than rolling out separate premium services in future.

The key is, however, can people get what Y! is ofeering for free ( or less) elsewhere? (AOL, MSN etc.)

Racecar78




msg:821692
 7:17 pm on Nov 13, 2002 (gmt 0)

The key is, however, can people get what Y! is ofeering for free ( or less) elsewhere? (AOL, MSN etc.)

...Chiyo - Less than free? How would that work out for the users of these sytems? I am very interested if care to enlighten.

Hawkgirl




msg:821693
 9:25 pm on Nov 13, 2002 (gmt 0)

Actually, if you are a user of one or more of their "premium services" - then it can definitely be worthwhile.

I'm paying $10.95 a month for PayMyBills.com services.

For $12.95 a month with this Yahoo! dealie I can get their BillPay service AND another service ...

Not that I need another service. But if I did, it'd be cost effective.

tarheel2002




msg:821694
 2:07 pm on Nov 14, 2002 (gmt 0)

For $12.95 a month with this Yahoo! dealie I can get their BillPay service AND another service ...

But on the other hand... many banks provide the BillPay services free of charge when you sign up for online banking. Is it really worth paying $12.95 for two services that you can get free elsewhere?

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