I have blogged about Flickr before and have always been really positive, so I want to share something with you that I feel is really underhand.
If you remember I was really surprised and pleased on the 13th December when out of nowhere my account became a PRO account. No warning, no notice, no email after the event – a total mystery. It has been great having the unlimited sets and I have started to use it more.
Today I got an email saying that my account would expire on the 12th January! Now that seems REALLY underhand from Flickr. Sure if they had emailed me on the 13th December and said they were giving me a months trial (I would have declined as a month isn’t long enough to determine if it will be of any real value with what I plan to do with it) I would be expecting the renewal email. If after a year they told me I needed to renew than I would have no problem at all as I would either be hooked or not and it would have been an easy decision, besides I wouldn’t expect a free PRO for life from them.
But a month??? That really sucks!! On the back of the PRO account I have been looking at a couple of “fun” things that I can offer to get even more of your great pictures on the site, and now it seems that I will have to pay Flickr to retain what they gave me for free, with no explanation, in order that I can continue with the experiment!!
So Flickr – it was a great Christmas present, but it REALLY sucks that you actually only ever intended it to be a loan, but forget to tell me. Happy New Year to you and your underhand marketing team as well 🙁