Think about it this way...as a member of a walled garden (a cheap 2 ES point garden)...I might be willing to share more because it is not fully public. By sharing that extra bit of information, I might find someone with similar experience or interest that will add additional value. I share here because others share back.
Also, there aren't people here hounding me trying to get something for nothing. That is what the wild wooly internet is good for...lol
Complete waste of money IMHO. First, it doesn't get you any chicks. They say it will, but they lie. Second of all, you still have to wait in line at the store. There really is no speedy checkout just for elite members. Again, another lie. Thirdly, you are supposed to be eligible to win fabulous prizes and vacations. I never won nuthin. Fourthly, you are supposed to have complimentary beer and steak delivered to your door after a hard day's trading. But again, never happened once. And if you put in a support request to find out what happened to your cold brew and steak dinner...yeah that's right, nuthin. But hey, if none of that is important to you, then I guess it's worth it.
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Don't believe everything you read online. The price change was made months ago because the valuation of what you get was more than initially thought. Good posts are made elite because they're for people who're serious about their trading.
simply put: elite membership is worth the membership irregardless of the downloads because the community is great and vast even if you find a mean person here or there, there are a plethora of webinars and educational threads, and you can get almost any obscure question answered as there are many experienced traders that'll give you their input free of cost.
Last edited by Itchymoku; September 26th, 2013 at 09:08 AM.
Mike has his reasons and someone else can share those with you.
As for me personally, I will not engage at all with anyone who has not paid their "dues" for elite access. I won't read their posts or spend any time with someone that does not see or understand the inherit value of the futures.io (formerly BMT) community.
The something for nothing crowd is typically "as advertised".
exactly, it's supply and demand. Mike has done well with the website and is ready to retire so losing customers due to them not wanting to pay an extra 50 dollars probably isn't much of an issue. If he wanted to he could hike it up even higher as the website is probably worth more but he's not because he cares. I believe it was even considered to make the website private to the public as there are already enough users to keep it going. I'd definitely suggest signing up if you plan on trading for a career because it's a one time only fee. You could easily lose 100 dollars in a day trading if not on one trade, so the membership fee is practically insignificant. I've met people on here that I've been good friends with who share the same interests that I probably wouldn't of been able to find anywhere else.