Comments on: Creating Customer Loyalty: Where to Draw the Line /33/marketing/customer-loyalty-repeat-purchases-sabotaging.html Online Marketing and SEM with Robert Kingston from Brisbane Tue, 18 Mar 2008 20:35:24 +0000 https://wordpress.org/?v=2.3.3 By: Beccagirl /33/marketing/customer-loyalty-repeat-purchases-sabotaging.html#comment-634 Beccagirl Thu, 12 Jul 2007 16:43:03 +0000 /33/marketing/customer-loyalty-repeat-purchases-sabotaging.html#comment-634 As far as weight loss companies go, I would imagine they feed off of the inevitable regain of weight (even partially) when people stop eating their food and return to real life. They do have classes that teach you how to shop and eat to maintain your weight loss so there is help there to their clients. I had a personal issue with Bally Total Fitness club. Once you are a member there, you owe them dues. No matter if you discontinue going or not. You owe them dues (in their opinion) in such a manner that increases from the time of the beginning of your member ship. Now lets say you stop going after your initial 2 year membership obligation is completed. If you take a couple of years off and they send you an offer for say 1 year at $96. Once you have finished that agreement of dues, on month 13, your dues go up to whatever they would have been had you never stopped with them. In other words you would now owe dues which have increased each year from the first 2 year obligation, and the 2 years you didn't go and the year you had a deal on! So you now owe dues for what would have been the 6 year rate instead of the 3 year rate! It's a crock and of course they never tell you these things when you sign up. As far as weight loss companies go, I would imagine they feed off of the inevitable regain of weight (even partially) when people stop eating their food and return to real life. They do have classes that teach you how to shop and eat to maintain your weight loss so there is help there to their clients.
I had a personal issue with Bally Total Fitness club. Once you are a member there, you owe them dues. No matter if you discontinue going or not. You owe them dues (in their opinion) in such a manner that increases from the time of the beginning of your member ship.
Now lets say you stop going after your initial 2 year membership obligation is completed. If you take a couple of years off and they send you an offer for say 1 year at $96. Once you have finished that agreement of dues, on month 13, your dues go up to whatever they would have been had you never stopped with them. In other words you would now owe dues which have increased each year from the first 2 year obligation, and the 2 years you didn’t go and the year you had a deal on! So you now owe dues for what would have been the 6 year rate instead of the 3 year rate!
It’s a crock and of course they never tell you these things when you sign up.

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By: Baseball Investor /33/marketing/customer-loyalty-repeat-purchases-sabotaging.html#comment-605 Baseball Investor Thu, 05 Jul 2007 19:55:37 +0000 /33/marketing/customer-loyalty-repeat-purchases-sabotaging.html#comment-605 i wonder if something similar is happening with adsense. i mean, that escalator is getting smaller and smaller. And yet, everyone is still happy to climb aboard. i wonder if something similar is happening with adsense. i mean, that escalator is getting smaller and smaller. And yet, everyone is still happy to climb aboard.

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By: Bibo /33/marketing/customer-loyalty-repeat-purchases-sabotaging.html#comment-505 Bibo Fri, 22 Jun 2007 23:59:26 +0000 /33/marketing/customer-loyalty-repeat-purchases-sabotaging.html#comment-505 Hahah! That escalator picture is the funniest I've seen all week.. God Bless America! Hahah! That escalator picture is the funniest I’ve seen all week..

God Bless America!

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By: Robert Kingston /33/marketing/customer-loyalty-repeat-purchases-sabotaging.html#comment-273 Robert Kingston Wed, 30 May 2007 09:36:59 +0000 /33/marketing/customer-loyalty-repeat-purchases-sabotaging.html#comment-273 One company I've been particularly skeptical about is Nicorette and their Nicotine patches. Once people haven't got a need for their patches anymore, where does their business go? This is especially the case in Brisbane - Where it's impossible to smoke in most places. (I don't smoke... in case you're wondering!) One company I’ve been particularly skeptical about is Nicorette and their Nicotine patches. Once people haven’t got a need for their patches anymore, where does their business go?

This is especially the case in Brisbane - Where it’s impossible to smoke in most places.

(I don’t smoke… in case you’re wondering!)

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By: website copywriter /33/marketing/customer-loyalty-repeat-purchases-sabotaging.html#comment-272 website copywriter Wed, 30 May 2007 09:30:11 +0000 /33/marketing/customer-loyalty-repeat-purchases-sabotaging.html#comment-272 I have pondered about product or service sabotage actually. Of course I was never able to prove any of my theories, but at least I know other people have thought about it, too. I have pondered about product or service sabotage actually. Of course I was never able to prove any of my theories, but at least I know other people have thought about it, too.

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By: Robert Kingston /33/marketing/customer-loyalty-repeat-purchases-sabotaging.html#comment-264 Robert Kingston Tue, 29 May 2007 05:25:13 +0000 /33/marketing/customer-loyalty-repeat-purchases-sabotaging.html#comment-264 They probably do promote body images which are unhealthy but thankfully I'm not in their target market so I can't say for sure. Could you imagine them going along the same line as Dove and their "Campaign for Real Beauty"? Their business would slowly evaporate. I think they need to promote their membership as a means to maintaining a healthy lifestyle and also work on developing a club that people would like to be a part of. They probably do promote body images which are unhealthy but thankfully I’m not in their target market so I can’t say for sure. Could you imagine them going along the same line as Dove and their “Campaign for Real Beauty”? Their business would slowly evaporate.

I think they need to promote their membership as a means to maintaining a healthy lifestyle and also work on developing a club that people would like to be a part of.

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By: Steve S /33/marketing/customer-loyalty-repeat-purchases-sabotaging.html#comment-262 Steve S Tue, 29 May 2007 04:42:04 +0000 /33/marketing/customer-loyalty-repeat-purchases-sabotaging.html#comment-262 For companies like Jenny Craig that seems to be their raison de etre. You can't sell slim without purposefully skewing people's impressions of what slim is. I think it is an unfortunate, but probably all too common practice among diet companies, gyms and anyone who sells products based on flawed self image. For companies like Jenny Craig that seems to be their raison de etre. You can’t sell slim without purposefully skewing people’s impressions of what slim is. I think it is an unfortunate, but probably all too common practice among diet companies, gyms and anyone who sells products based on flawed self image.

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