Friday, November 8, 2013

November Newsletter - Patchtrends.com

1. Update to Data Usage Policy, Patchvalues.com
2. Refer a Friend Program
3. No new "Monthly" accounts
4. TOR Organizers, FREE demo account for your events

Update to Data Usage Policy

First, Patchtrends.com is NOT affiliated in any way with Patchvalues.com.

I have decided that for the time being, I am going to allow anyone who is both a member of Patchtrends.com *and* Patchvalues.com may contribute Patchtrends.com sales data to Patchvalues.com.

In other words, one may use Patchtrends.com as a research tool for contributing price points to the Patchvalues.com database.

I am doing this for the good of the hobby and the fact that I believe with enough momentum, Patchvalues.com can really take off as a useful service. I want Patchtrends.com to help here.

Patchtrends.com at the present has over 1 MILLION auctions saved, and I don't want to be selfish with this data.

If you are the owner or wish to create a focused price guide website for a particular area of the hobby, please contact me. I may be willing to offer the same to your users. I don't want to overlap collection areas (e.g., Patchvalues.com focuses on OA issues). However, I would like to do the same for camp patches, csps, merit badges, etc. As long as it's a targeted type of item.

Refer a Friend Program

I an effort to reach more potential users, I am offering to existing members of Patchtrends.com with a Yearly membership the opportunity to have a FREE annual membership ($15 value).

For up to 3 referrals signing up for a Yearly account, I will reimburse the referrer $5 of the original cost of membership. Getting 3 referrals to sign up will get you the full $15 back.

Rules:

* referrer must be a Yearly members
* referred new member must sign up for a yearly subscription
* this $5 reward is one time only, members must get 3 new sign ups per year (no carry over)

I have a brief video on how to use the "Refer a Friend" tool that members will see once they've logged in.


No New "Monthly" Accounts Being Accepted

All monthly accounts will be allowed to remain active, but from now on I am only accepting annual subscriptions.

 TOR Organizers, FREE demo account for your events

If you are a TOR organizer, please contact me. I'd like to provide a FREE demo account for use by your TOR's participants for the duration of the event. The idea is to give you something to promote it as a benefit of coming - particularly for potential buyers to increase their awareness about the current value or demand of a particular item.

Finally,

Please feel free to email me directly with questions or call me at any time. I am particularly interested in continuously improving the site from the member side and offering new features. Please let me know what you'd like to see!

Thank You,

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