Please make the lIfetime subpscription of Feedly Pro available to All
I am surprised and some what disappointed to learn that a life-time subscription of "Feedly Pro" was offered to some users for $99. We missed out on that because we were never informed. Why this selective treatment to some? Fairness demands that this offer be made available to all.
feedly Pro lifetime subscription is something we offered at the launch of feedly Pro during a special “kick starter” campaign. We later re-introduced it sporadically.
Given that maintaining the feedly cloud is a continuous effort, a lifetime offering would not be viable in the long term. Thank you for understanding.
i get that it costs money to run the service and you deserve to be paid for the work you are doing, but from a users perspective the price of feedly in the long run is just nuts. seeing as there doesnt seem to be any export option for your information it seems clear that you plan on keeping people on the service indefinitely, which would mean the overall cost could run into the thousands for somebody who uses the service for a good chunk of the life.
there could be some cases where somebody might start using feedly in their twenties, then fill it up with so many boards and highlights that its not possible to switch to another service, and then by the time they would be in their 40s or 50s they would have paid around 2000 or so. have you actually thought about this at all? its not practical for what you are asking.
Justin Cram commented
DAvid I disagree! But as it be known now there are lots of great alternatives for rss readers out there! So a lifetime approach for one time fee is a sound decision. Most RSS service make there money selling your email and your websites visited etc to compensate im surely that feely will do that if you bought premium or not! But yes I'd be willing to fork out a one time $99 lifetime membership to have my personal RSS feeds and to have them remain PRIVATE! None of this collection of ours is private! ANother thing why would any of us pay a company that does do much support. Looking through most of these questions feely completely IGNORES over IMHO 85% of them IMHO there isn't any premium support here! SO i refuse to support such neglect!
I think it is fair that it was a once in a lifetime offer that was also limited in terms of the amount of lifetime subscriptions available.
It was a lot of value for the money and I doubt that Feedly will make any money long term on such subscriptions. It is simply not in their best interest to make it widely available.
The pay once a year subscription fee is currently 45$ so the lifetime would be defined as roughly 2 years worth of service.
Maybe you could argue for a permanent lifetime tier at 199$, at that price it would be roughly the same as paying for 5 years upfront. That might be easier to swallow for Feedly while providing great value for customers.