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What a rip off.

redhand

Big Landy Fan
Just been to the Discovery Owners Club, website. They want £22 :eek: to let you browse the forum. Con or what? Ok I know thats includes a years mebership of the DOC. but I don't want to join their club I just wanted to join the forum. Surely a better way would be to let you register on the forum and then if you were thinking of joining a club you could see what they have to offer and make an informed choice.
 
Just goes to show what value this site is...:)


Chris

It certainly does I don't think some people realise how lucky they are. I for one don't know how I'd have managed without this site.

It's one of the, if not the best landrover forum I've found.
 
I likes it there.
I likes it here.
also likes it at Glass.
not to keen on LROi forum

If we was all the same, life ud be durn boring
 
Just been to the Discovery Owners Club, website. They want £22 :eek: to let you browse the forum.
No they don't. They want you to pay £22 to join the club. The forum is but a small part of the club.
If you own a Disco then it's a very worthwhile spend IMHO. You get access to a vast Disco specific knowledgebase.
As an aside you'll probably save more than the cost of your membership as a result of negotiated discounts with certain retailers, insurers etc. I know I did :)
 
I joined some car club when i got my insurance for the landy. Guy sorting my policy suggested i pay the £10 to join and it will entitle me to a £25 discount! So that was a no brainer!
 
No they don't. They want you to pay £22 to join the club. The forum is but a small part of the club.
If you own a Disco then it's a very worthwhile spend IMHO. You get access to a vast Disco specific knowledgebase.
As an aside you'll probably save more than the cost of your membership as a result of negotiated discounts with certain retailers, insurers etc. I know I did :)

As I said in my orignal post

"They want £22 :eek: to let you browse the forum. Con or what? Ok I know thats includes a years membership of the DOC. but I don't want to join their club I just wanted to join the forum" (do try to keep up):D

I've just been quoted £240 Fully Comp doubt if I'd get it much cheaper on the D.O.C site. I understand The need to charge a fee to join a club. but not to join a forum. Well not £22 anyway.
 
I joined some car club when i got my insurance for the landy. Guy sorting my policy suggested i pay the £10 to join and it will entitle me to a £25 discount! So that was a no brainer!

I joined Mud Club and that's free!! :D Unless you want to donate to the running costs of the site.
 
Just been to the Discovery Owners Club, website. They want £22 :eek: to let you browse the forum. Con or what? Ok I know thats includes a years mebership of the DOC. but I don't want to join their club I just wanted to join the forum. Surely a better way would be to let you register on the forum and then if you were thinking of joining a club you could see what they have to offer and make an informed choice.
As mentoined, the £22 is for membership of the Club, not forum access. Forum access is a result of being a club member, not the other way around. It also carries with it a several other member-only aspects of the Club, such as the magazine and a range of agreed discounts (beyond insurance). On the other side of the coin, we have members who don't even have internet access so could feel equally agrieved.
The DOC isn't and never has been a purely web-based club by the way. From personal experience the response to technical queries is generally quicker and more in depth, although the general Landy chit chat is down by comparison.
 
As mentoined, the £22 is for membership of the Club, not forum access. Forum access is a result of being a club member, not the other way around. It also carries with it a several other member-only aspects of the Club, such as the magazine and a range of agreed discounts (beyond insurance). On the other side of the coin, we have members who don't even have internet access so could feel equally agrieved.
The DOC isn't and never has been a purely web-based club by the way. From personal experience the response to technical queries is generally quicker and more in depth, although the general Landy chit chat is down by comparison.

Well as they're not getting any money off me it's a bit irrelevant. I have registered with Mudclub though didn't cost me a penny. Still think DOC should let non-members jion the forum though.
 
You can ask questions in the Non-members forum without having to pay anything.

I joined a year ago, and am up for renewal now. I think I will do so as I have some purchases to make upon which the member discounts will outweigh the membership cost.

As for the value of the forums, to be honest, if all you want from a club is to swap messages online you don't need the DOC.
 
You can ask questions in the Non-members forum without having to pay anything.

I joined a year ago, and am up for renewal now. I think I will do so as I have some purchases to make upon which the member discounts will outweigh the membership cost.

As for the value of the forums, to be honest, if all you want from a club is to swap messages online you don't need the DOC.

It is. never been a particularly gregarious person, and my social skills sometimes leave a lot to be desired. :)
 
anyone want to join my crap 90 club?
i got a forum and everything.
20 quid admin charge and i will even let you browse my for sale section and all my crap 90 related web links.:)
you get one badge , a sticker and 4 leaflets per year.
but its £3 p+p for the 'merchandise'.
 
I've had a few landrovers over the years and own a disco now.

I'am not a member of the disco club so cannot comment on them.

In general I've found many of these "Owners clubs" poor value for money you spend £20-£35 pa get a few odd news letters over the year invited to one greenlane half way across the country. Hardy any threads or posts on the forum, and negative comments quickly deleted. Often run by the founder and his family over the last 15 years, and with no access to other national members unable to vote him out. As for discounts find only relate to tyres at RPI prices and insurance is often cheaper if you shop about. Nor do I like pay first see later, let guests see the forum but only members
participate some clubs do this.

Use forums like these, there are several more about, look for members who belong to clubs which are active now, search there websites out and see what they are up to. Forums and the internet seem to have changed everything, I can roughly go laning or play day sites any time of the year by picking up threads early in the week. As for advice on maintence look for old threads some of the advice is excellent (better than the manuals) and free.

As for insurance had a series and found though a forum someone who was same age, similar occupation, same area, same vechicle, yet charged £15 cheaper when I inquired why told 10% extra handling fee going though a club.
 
I've had a few landrovers over the years and own a disco now.

I'am not a member of the disco club so cannot comment on them.

In general I've found many of these "Owners clubs" poor value for money you spend £20-£35 pa get a few odd news letters over the year invited to one greenlane half way across the country. Hardy any threads or posts on the forum, and negative comments quickly deleted. Often run by the founder and his family over the last 15 years, and with no access to other national members unable to vote him out. As for discounts find only relate to tyres at RPI prices and insurance is often cheaper if you shop about. Nor do I like pay first see later, let guests see the forum but only members
participate some clubs do this.

Use forums like these, there are several more about, look for members who belong to clubs which are active now, search there websites out and see what they are up to. Forums and the internet seem to have changed everything, I can roughly go laning or play day sites any time of the year by picking up threads early in the week. As for advice on maintence look for old threads some of the advice is excellent (better than the manuals) and free.

As for insurance had a series and found though a forum someone who was same age, similar occupation, same area, same vechicle, yet charged £15 cheaper when I inquired why told 10% extra handling fee going though a club.

My thoughts exactly. I wasn't dissing the DOC in particular I would hold the same view of any forum that insisted on payment or compulsory membership to access their forum. I don't own a credit or debit card or a current account. so online payments are no-no's anyway.
 
yea quite agree

Its not just national clubs there's a few local clubs around me which I have been a member which claim to do a lot but actually do very little.

I am luckly in finding one which "does what it says on the can" and for £15 pa (whole family) does something at least once a month if not twice, every bank hols incl xmas, keeps costs (camping etc) down. Does not cancel cause the weather might be bad. It lets anyone on its forum and the web site is updated weekly. Plus the shop discount is real and organises "open days" for club members to purchase goods at discount.
 
I would agree with the statement about chit chat being quiet and the tech side good, if you own a TD5 its worth the money as it has saved me going to a dealer for testbook acces a few times.

Last time i went to dealer with my old TDI it was £50 for 10 mins work!



Lynall
 
anyone want to join my crap 90 club?
i got a forum and everything.
20 quid admin charge and i will even let you browse my for sale section and all my crap 90 related web links.:)
you get one badge , a sticker and 4 leaflets per year.
but its £3 p+p for the 'merchandise'.
Trouble with some 'free' forums. You get really helpful posts like this around . . . :rolleyes:
 
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