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Curious email from XM


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#1 OFFLINE   scott72

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 03:41 PM

Got this emailed to me today. I wonder what it's all about.

http://bl142w.blu142...ate&n=302333045

For some reason the image won't post. Anyhow it says "Something big is coming", then the banner ad says "Find out next week why XM makes more sense then ever."

...Ads Help To Support This SIte...

#2 OFFLINE   krock918316

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 03:51 PM

That is a curious email! Too bad we can't see it. :D

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 04:15 PM

The image in the email is broken into 3 parts, but here its the important stuff

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#4 OFFLINE   Brandon428

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 04:20 PM

I got it to.Posted Image Here is the picture.

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 04:25 PM

What are the 3 ways of listening? Through a receiver, over the internet....what's the 3rd? all I can think of is Sat TV (Directv & Dish).

Unless this is just pure hype for a last-ditch effort to remind people of the offers that expire on March 11.

#6 OFFLINE   tcusta00

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 05:19 PM

..pure hype for a last-ditch effort...


That's what I thought when I received it...

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 05:52 PM

That's what I thought when I received it...


:lol: I don't ever even remember signing up for a newsletter from them and I have never subscribed to Sirius or XM. Their sending out mysterious letters to random people,now that's desperate.

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 06:07 PM

:lol: I don't ever even remember signing up for a newsletter from them and I have never subscribed to Sirius or XM. Their sending out mysterious letters to random people,now that's desperate.


I haven't been a sub in over 6 months and I get their junk mail and email about every week or so.

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 11:01 PM

I haven't been a sub in over 6 months and I get their junk mail and email about every week or so.

:lol: I am a sub and I DIDN'T get the email! I figure it did have something to do with money and since I'm already a lifetime sub I wouldn't be one of the people to get the email.

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 11:09 PM

What are the 3 ways of listening? Through a receiver, over the internet....what's the 3rd? all I can think of is Sat TV (Directv & Dish).


If it's about a 1 week sale, couldn't it be 1.) car receiver 2.) home receiver 3.) portable receiver?

I'm sure Directv can't wait to get their hands on your unit.

 
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Posted 27 February 2009 - 11:19 PM

If it's about a 1 week sale, couldn't it be 1.) car receiver 2.) home receiver 3.) portable receiver?

Could be I guess? When I first went down in this thread the picture hadn't come up so I didn't see it. The picture explains more than ever why I didn't get the email--note it says "Sirius" not "Sirius XM". And I'm an XM lifetime sub. These companies are about as merged as bacon and eggs--sure you can eat them together, but they aren't the same food :rolleyes:

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Posted 28 February 2009 - 07:12 AM

Could be I guess? When I first went down in this thread the picture hadn't come up so I didn't see it. The picture explains more than ever why I didn't get the email--note it says "Sirius" not "Sirius XM". And I'm an XM lifetime sub. These companies are about as merged as bacon and eggs--sure you can eat them together, but they aren't the same food :rolleyes:


My email definitely said XM... and I was an XM subscriber.

More discussion about it here: http://xmfan.com/vie...c.php?p=1547323

#13 OFFLINE   Dolly

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Posted 28 February 2009 - 11:03 PM

My email definitely said XM... and I was an XM subscriber.

More discussion about it here: http://xmfan.com/vie...c.php?p=1547323

Thanks :) And sorry I got the wrong idea from the picture that was posted--apparently it is both Sirius and XM that is sending it :blush: But I still didn't get one so I'm sure it is about money and they know I'm an XM lifetime sub.

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Posted 01 March 2009 - 07:49 AM

Thanks :) And sorry I got the wrong idea from the picture that was posted--apparently it is both Sirius and XM that is sending it :blush: But I still didn't get one so I'm sure it is about money and they know I'm an XM lifetime sub.


Yeah it's probably a campaign to get non-subs to pony up some cash. I'll listen to what they have to say but from the comments I've been seeing about programming changes it's not likely.

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Posted 01 March 2009 - 08:23 PM

Giving credit to a poster with the ID of BSK51301 at xmfan.com.....this appears to be what the email is in pertains to (unless I'm missing something, I don't see much in the way of a good deal with these):



Offers
Day 1: Home Solution
Scheduled to launch Monday, March 2nd
• Grace Internet Radio + Stratus 5 @ $199
• Stratus 5 requires a minimum 3-month subscription at the time of purchase. There is
also a 6-month commitment with a $50 ETF.
• Grace Internet Radio requires a Premium SIRIUS Internet Radio Subscription @
$2.99/month.
• We will promote this offer to both SIRIUS and XM Prospects alike.


Day 2: Portable (w/ home/car solution)
Scheduled to launch Wednesday, March 4th
• Stiletto 2 @ $269.99 + Free Home/Vehicle Kit or XMP3 @ $239.99 + Vehicle Kit
• Stiletto 2 requires a minimum 3-month subscription at the time of purchase. There is
also a 6-month commitment with a $50 ETF.
• XMP3 requires a minimum 3-month subscription at the time of purchase. There is also a
12-month commitment with a $75 ETF.



Day 3: Plug n Play
Scheduled to launch Friday, March 6th
• Xpress R/ Starmate 5 @ $79.99 (Save $50)
• Starmate 5 requires a minimum 3-month subscription at the time of purchase. There is
also a 6-month commitment with a $50 ETF.
• Xpress R requires a minimum 3-month subscription at the time of purchase. There is
also a 12-month commitment with a $75 ETF.

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Posted 01 March 2009 - 08:38 PM

Oh good, commitments and ETFs. Cause that's gonna want to make me subscribe. I don't get it - why the ETFs? Doesn't look like they're providing any equipment discounts here. :rolleyes:

Thanks for the info, nonetheless.

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Posted 01 March 2009 - 09:29 PM

Makes me wonder if they didn't re-possess stuff from Circuit City (considering those stores are about to close), and this is a way for them to try and unload the stuff.

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Posted 06 March 2009 - 08:51 PM

I can't believe how much XM hardware is going for nowadays!!

I've been an XM sub for almost 4 years now and I got a Ski-Fi2 with CD boombox and car kit for $89 at Sam's Club. I also got a Roady XT for $30. These were good quality Delphi units with really nice features (and they are still working great!)

Now you get some kind of Express EZ or whatever that looks like it will be lucky to last 6 months with no features for $100!! What gives??

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