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Walt Disney World (WDW) Rumors Discuss Reaction to Are you 23, D23 club? in the News & Rumors forums; Originally Posted by clion Having said that, I don't think I'm forking over $850 for a pen Wait a minute! I can buy a pen for $850 if I join? ...
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    Re: Reaction to Are you 23, D23 club?

    Quote Originally Posted by clion View Post
    Having said that, I don't think I'm forking over $850 for a pen

    Wait a minute! I can buy a pen for $850 if I join? I take back everything I said about it being a rip-off! I'm joining now!!!

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    Re: Reaction to Are you 23, D23 club?

    Quote Originally Posted by elvistelth View Post
    Wait a minute! I can buy a pen for $850 if I join? I take back everything I said about it being a rip-off! I'm joining now!!!
    No, Disney is perfectly willing to sell anyone a pen for $850. It is just featured on the D23 site. Only the D23 specific merchandise requires membership.

    Disney is taking a LOT of heat because people think that the pen is part of the D23 merch, but its not.
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    Re: Reaction to Are you 23, D23 club?

    I'm glad that I read up on the message boards and AllEars b/c that's how I found out about what Disney 23 is. I'm still waiting for my "be the first to know" email from Disney *sigh*

    I'm going to buy the magazine and as much as I really, really want to join, I just can't justify it. Not now.
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    Re: Reaction to Are you 23, D23 club?

    Some seem to have a problem regarding the alleged $850.00 pen. Am I the only one who has a problem with a quarterly magazine for $64.00? $16.00 for each issue?

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    Re: Reaction to Are you 23, D23 club?

    Quote Originally Posted by highlander357 View Post
    Some seem to have a problem regarding the alleged $850.00 pen. Am I the only one who has a problem with a quarterly magazine for $64.00? $16.00 for each issue?

    JM
    As someone that reads a magazine that is $9.95 each and a yearly subscription for 8 issues with organization membership is $99... not really. The magazine is very high quality and is more like a book than magazine.

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    Re: Reaction to Are you 23, D23 club?

    Quote Originally Posted by highlander357 View Post
    Some seem to have a problem regarding the alleged $850.00 pen. Am I the only one who has a problem with a quarterly magazine for $64.00? $16.00 for each issue?
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    Read my posts and you'll see I agree with you.

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    Re: Reaction to Are you 23, D23 club?

    Quote Originally Posted by elvistelth View Post
    4 magazines and a "chance" to buy expensive collectibles for $75 a year? I thought there was a recession going on. I guess people have more disposable income than I imagined. That doesn't seem like a good deal to me.
    Disney seems to have a tight hold on all of us or we wouldn't all be here.
    It does seem that we all have different lines in the sand that we draw.
    This is wonderful marketing by Disney during a recession. Think of all the fans out there willing to fork over whatever the asking prices is. Pins are a draw. Brilliant really.

    PS: I drew my line.


    Quote Originally Posted by elvistelth View Post
    Wait a minute! I can buy a pen for $850 if I join? I take back everything I said about it being a rip-off! I'm joining now!!!
    Sometimes your comments make me want to stomp your big toe (kidding) you brought me to tears of laughter with this one accurate or not.

    Quote Originally Posted by highlander357 View Post
    Some seem to have a problem regarding the alleged $850.00 pen. Am I the only one who has a problem with a quarterly magazine for $64.00? $16.00 for each issue?

    JM
    I'm camping at your site.

    I can't imagine giving anyone $16.00 for a magazine, Disney or not. I am fortunate we have a very good library share program. I'll settle for reading it and not having to find a place to store it, 'cause at $16.00 I would never pitch it. Someday I'm moving into that condo/town house near WDW and our people have too much stuff, namely me.
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    Re: Reaction to Are you 23, D23 club?

    Quote Originally Posted by highlander357 View Post
    Some seem to have a problem regarding the alleged $850.00 pen. Am I the only one who has a problem with a quarterly magazine for $64.00? $16.00 for each issue?

    JM
    Considering it's a publication supported with zero advertising revenue, no it's not too much.

    I also know of the organization Stitch is referring too. To get a subscription to a 9.95/ea magazine you must pay $99 to join their organization. The organization has thousands of members worldwide (NAPP)

    I'm sure if they wanted to get the price down they could change the dimension of the magazine to 8.5x11 and use lower quality paper. But, that's not what they wanted to do. I'm willing to bet the fact they are using a non-standard dimension drives up the cost. We won't know until they are delivered what method is used, but I know from Celebrations Magazine that if you use First Class for the fastest delivery by the USPS it greatly drives up cost as well.
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    Re: Reaction to Are you 23, D23 club?

    I noticed on the D23 website yesterday that they are working out the details how members will be able to see a sneak preview of the upcoming Pixar movie "Up". I didn't know about this when I signed up, but hopefully there will be more little surprises along the way.
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    Re: Reaction to Are you 23, D23 club?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mary jo View Post
    I noticed on the D23 website yesterday that they are working out the details how members will be able to see a sneak preview of the upcoming Pixar movie "Up". I didn't know about this when I signed up, but hopefully there will be more little surprises along the way.
    Me too! That is one reason why I didn't hesitate to join, more little surprises! A sneak preview of "up" would be really cool!

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    Re: Reaction to Are you 23, D23 club?

    The preview of UP has my attention too! I really hope they can work it out so it's not just on the West coast.

    I remember back when HOND came out they were selling tickets at the Disney Store to a early screening of the movie and you got a litho with it. I really hope they go back to doing more stuff like that. What a treat for fans, especially those with blogs and websites, to see movies early so we can review them for our readers.

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    Re: Reaction to Are you 23, D23 club?

    I would encourage everyone to check out show # 190 of Mouse Guest Weekly to be released Sunday, March 15th. On the show we will talk with Disney Legend Dave Smith, Archives Manager Becky Cline and Head of D23 Steven Clark. I think many concerns and questions Disney fans have will be answered in the interview.

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    Quote Originally Posted by envypeterpan View Post
    I joined up. I figure if nothing else it's like being a part of Disney history, plus I think it's going to be pretty cool. I am already enjoying the website with their fun facts and up to minute updates.
    I agree. Some people do seem to be dismissing judgement on D23 a little too prematurely.

    Just like a newborn baby, the D23 site is still young, so it's going to take some time to develop, evolve, get better, add more content, etc. Things just can't happen overnight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jabbawockee View Post
    I would join but I have a bad feeling that I would end up reading exclusive stories about Hannah Montana and High School Musical. If they establish a club for all things Disney Parks, then I'm in.
    HSM and HM do not deserve to be bashed!
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    Re: Reaction to Are you 23, D23 club?

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric View Post
    I would encourage everyone to check out show # 190 of Mouse Guest Weekly to be released Sunday, March 15th. On the show we will talk with Disney Legend Dave Smith, Archives Manager Becky Cline and Head of D23 Steven Clark. I think many concerns and questions Disney fans have will be answered in the interview.

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    Eric,

    Congrats on the score of getting Dave Smith, Becky Cline, and Steven Clark to come onto your podcast.

    I'll definitely download and listen to this show. I'm sure you guys got some great info for us
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