I like things that let me make lifetime purchases. This holds true even if I suspect a monthly or yearly charge is going to cost less over time for what I expect to use. The benefit of just "having it forever" outweighs a lot of that difference.
@tomasino agree 100%. My $5 REI membership, bought back in 1995 has been good. And, even though I'm only about a week into it, the $36 lifetime membership over at sdf.org is pretty cool!
@tomasino That is up until they change their business model and that "lifetime" purchase is no longer lifetime. Then I want to submit a charge back to the credit card company or call up the commonwealth's attorney
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