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Annual payment?

I received this question:

Is there still a way to pay $250 for the year or is a monthly payment the only option now?

Here is my reply:

I used to allow people to set up annual payments with a discount of $50 for those who did not want me to grade their work ($250), and $100 for those who did need their work graded ($500).  No longer.  

Last year, when I set up recurring payments on my site, the system required that I set payments up to automatically renew every year.  

This was designed to make things easier on subscribers. You only have to subscribe once.  Then, my site renews automatically for you.  No new registration, new passwords, new hassles, etc.  🙂

But, for both sides, the annual renewal turned out to be a bad idea.  I ended up bogged down in refunds and paperwork.  

I have discontinued the annual rate and left only the monthly rate.  So far, this is working much, much better for everyone.  You may find this helpful: https://dwanethomas.com/before-you-cancel/

Annual subscription?

I received this question:

I’ve had some conflicting answers from friends that do your Latin on-line. The price for the year is $250, correct?

Here is my reply:

It used to be.  I charged $250 a year, per family, for every class I teach.  When it comes to affordability, there is nothing like it among online Latin classes.  No one else provides the service I provide at such affordable rates.  

The problem is, my site, ThinkOutsideTheBorder.com renews membership automatically.  This is designed to make the process easy for students and their families.  You do not have to go through the registration process every year.  

I was trying to make things easier on everyone.  

Instead, people started taking advantage of me.  They would sign up for one year, take the discount, and ask for a refund when the second automatic payment went through.   Unfortunately, the refund process on my end is time-consuming and difficult.  Often, the refund request would come with an abrupt, or rude email.  It is demoralizing.  I have grown weary of it.  I canceled the annual option.  I have left only the monthly option open.  I am sorry.  

You joined under the annual subscription just before I canceled that option.  You are good to go.  I have not yet canceled your subscription yet because I was waiting for your final decision.  Just let me know.  If you are ready to cancel, you can do it here: https://dwanethomas.com/updating-your-information/.  If you cancel, I will refund the annual payment.