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    If you have money, you save money.

    If you've ever purchased anything online (domain names, webhosting, etc.) you've probably noticed that most companies offer discounts if you buy in bulk or select the yearly subscription feature. But how many of us actually put up the extra cash now and use these features, in order to save more in the future? I personally try and do this whenever possible.

    I did a pretty comprehensive post here about this exact subject.

    If you have the money to put up now, and you opt-in to buy say, 6 domain names from GoDaddy at once, or a year worth of hosting from whatever company you choose, you can save a pretty significant amount of money right away!

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    Things can change so fast on the internet, bargaining on something a year into the future or farther can also be a risk too. That could even extrend into buying web properties., (Take Yahoo buying Geocities as the classic example of a dot-com fckup)
    Thats why I dont buy prepaid hosting, or register my domain for then a year, but there are 3 domains i have registered to 2011.
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    Luckily with subscriptions, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) says that companies need to issue a refund for situations such as: I bought a year, but want to cancel or a problem arises 4 months into the subscription.

    But of course, there is always risk in doing anything too far into the future, and that's something that also must be taken into consideration. Good input, Keldorn.

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    There's also another consideration in prepaying. It males it eaisier to keep track of everything when you pay for the subscription in one shot. I'd rather do that then to have to keep track of paying every month or having my credit card charged on a monthly basis.

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    I think it just re-emphasizes your point on to save money you have to have money...

    If say I get a humongo discount by "subscribing" for a lifetime or yearly article marketing service...the company subsequently goes out of business...likely due to bankruptcy or no money...how much does it cost me to get my refund? Likely more than what it cost, if I can even get it back. In those cases, I think you just have to be willing to chaulk it up as a loss and just be really judicious on the choices you make for longer term contracts.

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    Right. It's good to always investigate any company you do business with - no matter how much you pay.

  7. i always look for coupons for discounts and select my hosting to save even just a dollar
    if i can get it for free, i will. lol


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    Quote Originally Posted by whatthehell View Post
    i always look for coupons for discounts and select my hosting to save even just a dollar
    if i can get it for free, i will. lol
    Haha, I always say: "If it's free, it's for me!" xD

    I never make a purchase online without searching Google for coupons and promotional codes. And honestly, it saves quite a bit of money!

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    Even there are many places off line also, where you get discounts. Only you need to find the right place.

    Buying with discount is good habit.

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    I was looking at coupons for GoDaddy and figured I'd revive this thread.

    I'm thinking of starting a lot of new projects over the summer, and I will also need to renew a few of my domain names soon. In the past, I've always just done domain purchases and renewals one-by-one. Then it hit me... I can apply what I talked about in the first post of this thread to my shopping at GoDaddy! I've therefore decided to simply wait until I figure out what domain names I need to buy, and then put those in my cart... then add the renewals I need, and enjoy those powerful discounts that are offered, like "25% off a purchase of $60 or more!"

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