JG's Recent Vendor Rule Change...
To all members of JeepGarage.org,
As everyone can see we have experienced a ton of growth lately which is great, but based on the growth came problems! Recently we had to change our hosting to our own dedicated server and because of this as well as other costs, its getting rather expensive to keep this site running!
From the beginning we knew we wanted to stay ad-free and we are doing everything in our power to keep true to that! In order to do that, we rely on owner money as well as contributions...From both members and vendors!
Recently, however, we have been discussing ways to bring in money while remaining true about no ads! We came up with 2 things...1 being a discount to Level III Supporters to renew and 2 being a small fee for vendors! Up until this point we didnt require anything from our vendors!
Vendors will now be required to pay a small fee to keep their vendor areas up and running! This fee was determined to be $30 for 3 months or $100 for a year...This basically comes to $8 a month if you do the year or $10 a month if you opt for the 3 months!
We hope you understand why we are asking them for a fee and we dont think that we are asking them for too much! We checked out numerous sites both in the car world, computer world, gun world and our fee is WAYYYYY less! The red site, from what we were told, charges 75-150 a month!!!!!!
We just want everyone to know where we are with this vendor thing and to let you know that you may see some changes in the vendor area! We aren't happy that we may lose some vendors due to these changes, however, we feel like our request is very reasonable!
Remember, like everything else we do, the money goes strictly to keeping JG up and running...With NO ads and pretty much NO limits on a lot of stuff!
If anyone feels the need to discuss this, please feel free to PM any of us and we will be happy to talk about it.
JG Owner's Assoc.