Schedules Direct to raise rates on 3/31/2023!

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Schedules Direct to raise rates on 3/31/2023!

Post by rmeden »

You may not realize this, but Schedules Direct membership fees haven't changed in 12 years! We've actually been cash flow negative for a few years and have been spending down a surplus.

Sadly, the time has come to increase rates to remain solvent. As you probably can guess, our membership has been decreasing as people move away from scheduled television. On the other side of the balance sheet, guide costs have increased and our SD-JSON service has expanded what we offer; requiring a lot of server resources and bandwidth.

We allow renewals 45 days before expiration, so you may be able to renew at the old rate. If not, sorry; we had to draw the line somewhere.

Effective March 31st, 2023 our membership rates will increase to:
$9/2-months (we're really surprised how many people use the 2-month plan!)

As a reminder, SD is a non-profit. Here's a breakdown of our expenses

72% guide data
14% employee/contractors for SD services
7% web hosting
4% professional services, misc
3% direct support for OSS projects
0 directors and officers remuneration for those tasks

Thank you for all your support!

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Re: Schedules Direct to raise rates on 3/31/2023!

Post by rchandra »

If that were $35/mo., that'd be one thing. But $35/yr. is still quite a bargain to me. Everything is costing more these days, it's only a matter of time before almost EVERYBODY has to raise their rates or charge more.

Thank you for all the work you do, and keeping it affordable.
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Re: Schedules Direct to raise rates on 3/31/2023!

Post by gtb »

Thanks for the heads up. The value of the excellent guide data Schedules Direct provides is more than worth even $35/yr.

I can't say I will like paying an extra $10/yr, but the cost increase could be paid by my not drinking just two cups of designer coffee over an entire year (which I should probably do anyway).
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