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I think it would be a good idea to let ppl see just wat savings they could get from being a gold member.this is why :-

ive recently got my IS200 and have already spent about £850 on wheels,calipre stickers,wheel hub stickers,touch up paint and an air freshener ;) i really want to join GOLD but it keeps nagging at the back ov my brain that i could spend the £25 and not get any benefit from it and that i coulda spent the £25 on say some service materials.dont get me wrong i want to contribute to these great forums and in the very near future i WILL be,its just i coulda joined much sooner if the benefits were clearer.I dont see wat harm it can do to let ppl see wats on offer and im sure you would get more subscriptions which can only be a good thing for the club.

Watta ya think :)

Phunt

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Well you could of asked before you spent out on the things that you did?

There are also savings on insurance,servicing,parts and a whole range

of discounts on modding bits and pieces.

And thats not to mention the Group Buys for goldies only,plus you contribute

to the running of the club.

Even if you used your GOLD status for just for servicing you would have clawed

back the membership fee in one 'HIT'now that cant be bad,can it?

On the £850 you spent with just 10% you've saved 4yrs membership(almost)!!!!

you know it makes sense...................

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We,ll i joined ten minutes ago and it did not really have anything to do with savings as i am not really into modding a car that is in my eyes pretty damm good as it is :D .It was more the fact i was starting to feel a bit guilty using the forums for information and such like without contributing to the cost of running the site.Lets face it it must take a lot of time and effort .Also if they told people which companys offer discount you could just go there yourself and haggle until you got the discount all companys are flexible it is just knowing which ones to aproach.An example is my local dealer they do not accept gold and as i was told never will but when i said i would go elsewere they gave me discount of 20% :) .Still to dear for a small service on a 7 year old posh toyota though.

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Thats my point exactly i think a lot of ppl would be put off buy having to pay for something they can really view b4 slappin the dosh on the counter which is totally understandable,it feels like those gold envelopes you get in the post ,"you have been selected to win up to £100,000"if you just reply within 14 days and enclose a cheque for £25 you could be the lucky winner.Also i plan to do my own servicing so i cant save there,but thats not the point really.

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Phunt its this simple

you either want to or you dont, know one will force you to join

im sure the 400+ gold members cannot all be wrong.

its simple had you paid the 25 membership fee you would have saved considerably on your recent purchases.

there is plenty of Member feed back spread all over the forums about why Going gold is great and how much they have saved

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:angry::angry: .Your missing my point.I just knew i would get the wrong replies to this SUGGESTION.I didnt at anytime say that it wasnt worth going GOLD and i DID say i was going to go gold in the very near future.This is a suggestion forum to help improve this site is it not?

I just thought theres bound to be new members come along that feel the same as me.and like you sed i couldv'e saved money on the purchases ive already made.So surley it wold be a good thing (improvement to the site)to let ppl know as early as possible just wat savings could be made.but........mudzs made a good point about telling ppl which suppliers do the %15 but im sure there would be a way round this, like having to give a gold account number to claim your %15 or something.

It's only a suggestion (in the suggestion forum)

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unfortunatly due to some (not suggesting anyone) people are dishonest enough to claim to be a gold member and then basically getting discount from dealers etc.

We always try and make sure dealers check up using a live database.

So in the end we have to disclose such information for the protection of other gold members.

Our deals took alot of work and many phone calls and cost us alot of money in calls, stamps and our volunteered time for you to save your money by using our club.

In return subscriptions pay the huge bills.. and I mean HUGE.

We are not fooling anyone into subscribing... in fact i have not received one complaint as of yet. And of course seeing how many active members there are here with the gold logo under their name says it all.

Of course we are always pushing for more deals and we intend on getting some wicked deals.

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THER PROBLEM IS, not all the companies that do the discounts actually check your a member.

so if a non member was to find these discounts, they would be taking away a benifit that a paying member has

if people navigate the site, they will find

write ups like this

gold info page

or real facts like this

ive saved loads

and here

i saved 2

and finally here

more savings

basically Phunt we wish to protect the services we offer our members, when you go GOLD you will see why we do it......

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well thanx for the interesting reading.I understand a bit more now why its kept so hush hush,and from reading those links it makes me wanna be a gold member even more.so maybe thats the answer :) a Pregold members forum where posts like that are pinned so everyone can see the benefits, cause ive been sat in front ov these forums for about 2 weeks solid every night now (very very addictive) and i cant say i remember reading those posts.

thanx for the responses :)

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I think thats a good idea.. so long as the people writing a review of the gold benifits do not disclose supllier infomation,

jac

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I think thats a good idea.. so long as the people writing a review of the gold benifits do not disclose supllier infomation,

jac

WOOOOO HOOOOOO i had a good idea :) now that doesnt happen very often :blink:

thanx jac

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It was more the fact i was starting to feel a bit guilty using the forums for information and such like without contributing to the cost of running the site.Lets face it it must take a lot of time and effort.

Phunt,

I hope you are enjoying club membership and are finding useful information. I guess my only point to the ones made above is this one from mudzs that seems to have been overlooked.

I understand your dileama about wasting £25 that could go towards half a tank of petrol. However, although offers, discounts etc are all very well, the information, advise and general support from the club is something we all chip into for free. However, there are of course overheads to running a club such as this to give you what you need.

I think I speak on behalf of all the committee and moderators, that your support is VERY much appreciated, and with the support from our gold members, we can only assist this club in becoming even bigger, better and the best Lexus Owners Club there is.

I hope - whatever you decide - you enjoy the benefits the club has to offer you.

Zee.

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Phunt

I have only recently become a GOLD Member.

Yes you can make huge savings when you make purchases in all the companies which offer GOLD member discounts.

The competition idea sounds good, but takes a lot of organising and funding i guess, I don't think it would have influenced me to join, But yes... it's an extra Perk.

LOC does look after their members, GOLD or not in that sense...... Its for everyone !

I joined as I wanted to give a little back to LOC, as I had such great FUN at JAE !!! :D

Did'nt the BBQ and Beers go down well ! No cursing please. :hehe:

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It was more the fact i was starting to feel a bit guilty using the forums for information and such like without contributing to the cost of running the site.Lets face it it must take a lot of time and effort.

Phunt,

I hope you are enjoying club membership and are finding useful information. I guess my only point to the ones made above is this one from mudzs that seems to have been overlooked.

I understand your dileama about wasting £25 that could go towards half a tank of petrol. However, although offers, discounts etc are all very well, the information, advise and general support from the club is something we all chip into for free. However, there are of course overheads to running a club such as this to give you what you need.

I think I speak on behalf of all the committee and moderators, that your support is VERY much appreciated, and with the support from our gold members, we can only assist this club in becoming even bigger, better and the best Lexus Owners Club there is.

I hope - whatever you decide - you enjoy the benefits the club has to offer you.

Zee.

thanx for your comments zee but you also appear to have missed my point.Im not denying this is a great site and im not denying there are huge savings to be had (thats obvious from the amount of satisfied customers)and i to think every1 who joins this club should stump up the cash for gold membership as the cost is far outweighed by the benefits.the topic is "Make GOLD more appealing".Im making this suggestion for NEW members who havnt had time to realise wat a good site it is.Im only saying there is not a lot of info about just exactly wat the benefits are.

I hope ive acctually got my point across this time as im feeling a bit of anamosity around this post.and that was never my intention.im beggining to wish i hadnt opened my mouth.just thought it woulda been nice to put a bit back in(aswell as the £25 i WILL be paying for the GOLD) :) when i can calm wifey down :crybaby:

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what would you suggest we put then, as your not yet a gold member, make the suggestion and guide us in your thoughts.

as i see it there is a page which indeed outlines the benifits of going gold.

its already been said that the actual companies offering discounts can not be disclosed as this would not make the discounts secure.

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well thanx for the interesting reading.I understand a bit more now why its kept so hush hush,and from reading those links it makes me wanna be a gold member even more.so maybe thats the answer :) a Pregold members forum where posts like that are pinned so everyone can see the benefits, cause ive been sat in front ov these forums for about 2 weeks solid every night now (very very addictive) and i cant say i remember reading those posts.

thanx for the responses :)

I sed it a couple ov posts back.

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i understand what your saying mate

more information on the gold page that will basically confirm people minds that YES they will benefit.

i agree that we should have a list like

  • dicounts on tyres
  • discounts at alton towers and chessignton
  • discounts for auto detailing products
  • discount from 30 delaerships natainwide

well better than that obviosuly. :)

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...........you wont have seen those posts unless you had searched for them, the actuall page that has the benifits of joining gold....is a fixed page, you would find it on the drop down box, top left.

its a good suggestion....im not denying that.....but sometimes, a post isnt started as a "i saved £xxxxx"

i can see where your coming from, lets link a review to the gold info page......."click here for Members comments" type thing, then allow new gold members or any gold member to place his/ her savings in this review

is that what you would like to see?

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People.. the poor guy was just trying to make a suggestion that was all.... He may or may not of seen the link to the - Gold Members Discounts page.. and it is just his opinion on the matter.. dont get me wrong I am not having a go at anybody. but he obviously thought there was a suggestion to be made ...so he did.. what we do not want is people to read this thread or any other tread and be put of off making a suggestion in fear of being made to feel silly,

jac

Opps..lol just realized more replys have been added

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Jac i dont think anyone is trying to make him feel silly, all i am trying to do is get on the same wavelenth...and understand what it is he would like to see.......that is why the previous post to yours....i actually try to make a suggestion

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also would be cool for me to create a testimonial section so members can give their thoughts.

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also would be cool for me to create a testimonial section so members can give their thoughts.

......yep, thats what i just said....kind off.so so and so can say "i saved £xxx by joining gold" ..but have a link from the Gold info page

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