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Rockalittle 2,471 October 18, 2012 at 02:02 PM in Entertainment (3)
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Quote from Grover8 View Post :
I'm glad the thread got deleted. Half of it was people asking for the $19.99 invite. But the other was informative and i guess i'll just deal with them directly because it's not that complicated for a thread.
It has nothing to do with MoviePass being complicated and EVERYTHING to do with it being a Beta program. It's helpful to have a thread to see what everyone's experience is. Motorola already had a theater near him eliminated -- which might be reasonable due to the style of theater, but it might also be a scary sign of what is to come. It was helpful to hear that people were having more success checking in with Android after hitting up their navigation app. It would be VERY helpful to know if MoviePass starts jacking up rates on people at some point. So again -- nothing to do with it being complicated.

Second, I have read people say that tossing around referral links are against the rules -- but I don't really know why. It doesn't hurt anybody....and it isn't hard to scroll past the comments you don't care about. I do it all the time on various comments on various deals all day long. I don't suggest each type of comment that I don't care about be eliminated.

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I finally got through on the phone with Moviepass but they said billing would contact me... In my information it says I am on the $35 plan but I signed up for the $30 plan. I think you can only check this AFTER you get your card so keep an eye to make sure no one gets over billed.
You can check it before you get your card -- just go to the mobile site -- m.moviepass.com -- on your cell phone. There is a button on the screen with like 3 lines -- click that and then click "my information". Again, do this on your phone -- it will show your plan price there.
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Still waiting to receive my card in the mail.

I originally had the 29.99 plan, and then re-signed up for 19.99 and canceled the original subscription. Got my refund and all, but I'm curious...how am I going to know which card is actually the one for 19.99, if I still end up getting two cards in the mail? Haha.
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It has nothing to do with MoviePass being complicated and EVERYTHING to do with it being a Beta program. It's helpful to have a thread to see what everyone's experience is. Motorola already had a theater near him eliminated -- which might be reasonable due to the style of theater, but it might also be a scary sign of what is to come. It was helpful to hear that people were having more success checking in with Android after hitting up their navigation app. It would be VERY helpful to know if MoviePass starts jacking up rates on people at some point. So again -- nothing to do with it being complicated.

Second, I have read people say that tossing around referral links are against the rules -- but I don't really know why. It doesn't hurt anybody....and it isn't hard to scroll past the comments you don't care about. I do it all the time on various comments on various deals all day long. I don't suggest each type of comment that I don't care about be eliminated.

You can check it before you get your card -- just go to the mobile site -- m.moviepass.com -- on your cell phone. There is a button on the screen with like 3 lines -- click that and then click "my information". Again, do this on your phone -- it will show your plan price there.
Ah, so u think the thread was taken down because of a slickdeals policy against referrals...not because of a moviepass request. Interesting.

I just want add that for people interested in midnight showings like 12:01am for say paranormal activity 4 , your purchase will count as a movie purchased today Thursday and not for tomorrow Friday, even though 12:01 am is officially Friday.

For those who signed up at 19.99 are they honoring that or jacking up prices based on your zipcode? And if your on 19.99 are they putting enough on the card to purchase the ticket?
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Wait, somebody clear something up for me. Slickdeals was founded by exploiting deals! Who cares if people were trying to get the 19.99 when there were deals for battlefield 3 where you bought a russian version of a game like battlefield 3 by using a proxy and exploiting origins pricing method?!?!?!?!
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Wait, somebody clear something up for me. Slickdeals was founded by exploiting deals! Who cares if people were trying to get the 19.99 when there were deals for battlefield 3 where you bought a russian version of a game like battlefield 3 by using a proxy and exploiting origins pricing method?!?!?!?!
Yeah, I love SD for a lot of reasons -- it's a great place overall with an incredibly active community of deal-hunters -- but this is exactly what I don't like about people "policing" Internet forums -- it leads to inconsistent and subjective enforcement of whatever arbitrary "rules" someone decided to set up. Things that are OK one time are not OK another time. I know a lot of people disagree with me -- but I think it's silly to even have moderators on an Internet forum. That's not an opinion that is unique to slickdeals. And it doesn't sprout from a lack of respect for authority -- I come from a family full of police offers and justice system workers. And before someone lectures me about how important and under-appreciated moderators are, let me say that I get the idea -- I just think it's ridiculous to give someone an Internet-badge and have them police the highway to pull over the speeders. Leave that to the non-virtual world is what my opinion is. So I'm with ya on that.

And I understand those who were talking down on those who got a better deal on this as though they were "cheating the system". You're right -- sort of. But on the other hand, I won't cry myself to sleep if a company that solely exists online builds a crappy website and, in their hurry to get the product to market, leaves a gaping loophole for everyone to get a price that they meant for some select few. And don't argue that the cheapest price was based on market -- if that were the case, they would CLEARLY be marketing their service as "Starting at $XX.XX" with $XX.XX being the cheapest price in the cheapest market in the country. If they created a website that allowed you to sign up with a shipping and billing address that allowed you to get the service for $X, then either A) They can sell the service for $X or B) They need to seriously reconsider their career choice -- because a web-based business isn't for them. So before anyone cries themselves to sleep over how the company got cheated out of ten bucks a month, let's all stop and consider the fact that they have a web-based business. Their entire concept is based on their web platform. If it was really released -- even in this beta form -- in a way that allowed people to so rampantly take advantage of it, they were never going to make it in the real world post-beta. More realistically, I'm thinking that they created the ability to sign up at that price-point intentionally -- planning to build up some online chatter -- just as they did.

Maybe they didn't count on the word spreading so fast about the cheap-end plan -- but if they didn't, welcome to the Internet, guys. Stuff spreads fast. Anyone who finds out that anyone is paying less for the same service is going to A) be upset and B) want that price. If, in fact, the lower price was only meant for one or two markets, that was dumb. Those people have friends in larger markets who are going to A) be upset and B) want that price. People in NYC expect to pay more for everything -- but outside of NY and LA, I think most people in most of the US want to pay about the same price for most things (gas and cigarettes included -- though the difference seems more accepted there, people still lament that they pay more than someone else). If I owned the company, I'd have set a single price that would allow me to be profitable nation-wide and I would have grinned ear-to-ear every time a (more profitable) small-market customer signed up. But, it's not my company. I didn't ask them to charge 5 different prices based on market. I didn't ask them to build a "broken" website that didn't know up from down or left from right or one market from another. But I'll take the lowest price I can get, please and thank you. If I didn't feel that way, I'd be like my friends who pay double what I do for a cell phone contract and triple what I do for everything else by shopping at the mall -- in other words, I wouldn't be on this site. But I am here. I do want the best deal. And I want to be able to discuss it with others. If they really DID contact SD and ask them to remove the thread, I'm triply disappointed that SD complied with the request. This is the Internet, folks. People communicate. If you can't take the heat, get outta the kitchen.

And that brings me to the last part -- as everyone here is saying, we want the ability to continue to discuss this. If someone wants to create a silly rule that bans people from inviting each other so we can all get a better deal and get our first month free, I think that's stupid -- but you can set out that rule and delete the posts from people who violate it and give them a warning. But don't take away our ability to discuss a company in a beta-stage that might be great or might turn around and rape us all with unannounced price hikes next month. Let us talk about whether the deal is working out for us or not -- just like all of the other deals on here. This one is even more important than most other deals since we've all entered a contract with a company that we know next to nothing about -- and our only resource and recourse comes from knowing other people on this site who also got in on it. We all got in on this deal because of this site -- let us also protect ourselves and discuss amongst ourselves on this site as this deal continues to develop -- please and thank you.

That is all I have to say about that.
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Quote from Parachute07 View Post :
Yeah, I love SD for a lot of reasons -- it's a great place overall with an incredibly active community of deal-hunters -- but this is exactly what I don't like about people "policing" Internet forums -- it leads to inconsistent and subjective enforcement of whatever arbitrary "rules" someone decided to set up. Things that are OK one time are not OK another time. I know a lot of people disagree with me -- but I think it's silly to even have moderators on an Internet forum. That's not an opinion that is unique to slickdeals. And it doesn't sprout from a lack of respect for authority -- I come from a family full of police offers and justice system workers. And before someone lectures me about how important and under-appreciated moderators are, let me say that I get the idea -- I just think it's ridiculous to give someone an Internet-badge and have them police the highway to pull over the speeders. Leave that to the non-virtual world is what my opinion is. So I'm with ya on that.

And I understand those who were talking down on those who got a better deal on this as though they were "cheating the system". You're right -- sort of. But on the other hand, I won't cry myself to sleep if a company that solely exists online builds a crappy website and, in their hurry to get the product to market, leaves a gaping loophole for everyone to get a price that they meant for some select few. And don't argue that the cheapest price was based on market -- if that were the case, they would CLEARLY be marketing their service as "Starting at $XX.XX" with $XX.XX being the cheapest price in the cheapest market in the country. If they created a website that allowed you to sign up with a shipping and billing address that allowed you to get the service for $X, then either A) They can sell the service for $X or B) They need to seriously reconsider their career choice -- because a web-based business isn't for them. So before anyone cries themselves to sleep over how the company got cheated out of ten bucks a month, let's all stop and consider the fact that they have a web-based business. Their entire concept is based on their web platform. If it was really released -- even in this beta form -- in a way that allowed people to so rampantly take advantage of it, they were never going to make it in the real world post-beta. More realistically, I'm thinking that they created the ability to sign up at that price-point intentionally -- planning to build up some online chatter -- just as they did.

Maybe they didn't count on the word spreading so fast about the cheap-end plan -- but if they didn't, welcome to the Internet, guys. Stuff spreads fast. Anyone who finds out that anyone is paying less for the same service is going to A) be upset and B) want that price. If, in fact, the lower price was only meant for one or two markets, that was dumb. Those people have friends in larger markets who are going to A) be upset and B) want that price. People in NYC expect to pay more for everything -- but outside of NY and LA, I think most people in most of the US want to pay about the same price for most things (gas and cigarettes included -- though the difference seems more accepted there, people still lament that they pay more than someone else). If I owned the company, I'd have set a single price that would allow me to be profitable nation-wide and I would have grinned ear-to-ear every time a (more profitable) small-market customer signed up. But, it's not my company. I didn't ask them to charge 5 different prices based on market. I didn't ask them to build a "broken" website that didn't know up from down or left from right or one market from another. But I'll take the lowest price I can get, please and thank you. If I didn't feel that way, I'd be like my friends who pay double what I do for a cell phone contract and triple what I do for everything else by shopping at the mall -- in other words, I wouldn't be on this site. But I am here. I do want the best deal. And I want to be able to discuss it with others. If they really DID contact SD and ask them to remove the thread, I'm triply disappointed that SD complied with the request. This is the Internet, folks. People communicate. If you can't take the heat, get outta the kitchen.

And that brings me to the last part -- as everyone here is saying, we want the ability to continue to discuss this. If someone wants to create a silly rule that bans people from inviting each other so we can all get a better deal and get our first month free, I think that's stupid -- but you can set out that rule and delete the posts from people who violate it and give them a warning. But don't take away our ability to discuss a company in a beta-stage that might be great or might turn around and rape us all with unannounced price hikes next month. Let us talk about whether the deal is working out for us or not -- just like all of the other deals on here. This one is even more important than most other deals since we've all entered a contract with a company that we know next to nothing about -- and our only resource and recourse comes from knowing other people on this site who also got in on it. We all got in on this deal because of this site -- let us also protect ourselves and discuss amongst ourselves on this site as this deal continues to develop -- please and thank you.

That is all I have to say about that.
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#37
LoL you can't call it a better deal it is stealing when you know that is not the correct price. I don't think anyone here can argue that a 19.99 month plan is correct for someone that lives in NYC where the ticket costs 20 dollars just for one.

Yeah they are stupid for farking up this bad tho but they are going to correct the prices at sometime because they will be bleeding money if everyone was on a 19.99 plan.
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But then again wasn't this great publicity for them? Nobody seems to have heard of them. I am definitely the only one at my multiplex that uses movie pass. They know me as the moviepass guy.
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But then again wasn't this great publicity for them? Nobody seems to have heard of them. I am definitely the only one at my multiplex that uses movie pass. They know me as the moviepass guy.
LoL I am going to be that guy but the damn pass better get here before they pull Dark Knight and a few other movies at the end of their run. I expect they will be pulled this sunday >_>

How long did it take you to get your pass?
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Went again to see a movie tonight, it was an AMC, check in went through very first time using android which was nice, card kept getting declined though, had to phone in and they resolved it. If you go make sure you give yourself some buffer for error.
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Quote from MotorolaAtrix3 View Post :
Went again to see a movie tonight, it was an AMC, check in went through very first time using android which was nice, card kept getting declined though, had to phone in and they resolved it. If you go make sure you give yourself some buffer for error.
lol what a pain
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Went again to see a movie tonight, it was an AMC, check in went through very first time using android which was nice, card kept getting declined though, had to phone in and they resolved it. If you go make sure you give yourself some buffer for error.
definitely buffer time for the first time you use it. a lot of people including myself have had to call in.

I finally got it to start working at the kiosk. And for the last two days it works on the second try that i check in. After i started pushing the maps app or navigation app to locate me.
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definitely buffer time for the first time you use it. a lot of people including myself have had to call in.

I finally got it to start working at the kiosk. And for the last two days it works on the second try that i check in. After i started pushing the maps app or navigation app to locate me.
I am guessing you can only pick up the ticket so early right? Its like what 15 min?
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LoL I am going to be that guy but the damn pass better get here before they pull Dark Knight and a few other movies at the end of their run. I expect they will be pulled this sunday >_>

How long did it take you to get your pass?
It took two days, and then i got it on the third day. I really recommend Argo, that was such a good movie. It's about the Iran Hostage Crisis. And im happy because I saw it for free. It is my fourth movie this month. So I guess it counts as a free one. And all movies I see now for the next thirty days I guess I'll consider free. So this is a slamming deal.
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I am guessing you can only pick up the ticket so early right? Its like what 15 min?
After check in you have a thirty minute window to purchase your ticket either at the ticket booth or the kiosk. BUT. You can buy your ticket for a movie that starts three hours later if you want. Because once your card is activated you get to choose again, which showtime you want to see. So if it's 1pm, you can use your thirty minute window to purchase a ticket for 11pm. This i found out from talking to their customer support.
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