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  1. Samurai Appliance Repair Man

    Free Tech Membership at Appliantology

    I’m going to explain how you can get a free tech membership here at Appliantology, the premiere online tech support community. Hot on the heels of two, free tech memberships here at Appliantology that we announced recently-- the Master Samurai Tech Alumni and Senior Appliantology Fellow programs-- today we're rolling out yet another free tech membership program! This membership gives verified techs free access to most of the tech-only forums and downloading privileges from the Appliance Repair Manual Pot Luck Supper with over 4,300 service manuals and tech sheets (and growing!). "Sounds too good to be true. What's the catch?" you ask, warily. No catch but there are a few limitations. It's easiest to explain this by comparing and contrasting the two tiers of tech memberships here at Appliantology. There are two tiers of tech membership at Appliantology: Limited and Premium. Limited tech members are in the member group Legacy Tech. They have access to the tech-only forums with the exception of the technical training webinar recordings (although they are invited to attend the live webinars). Legacy Techs can download service manuals from the Appliance Repair Pot Luck Supper but they can't post service manual request in the Appliance Service Manual Requests forum and the download speed is limited. Also, Legacy Techs can download only one manual at a time but there is no limit to the number of consecutive downloads. Legacy Techs also have limited access to the private message system. Other than these differences, they are full tech members here at Appliantology. Premium tech members are in the member groups: Professional Appliantologist, Senior Appliantology Fellow, and Master Samurai Tech Alumni. These groups all have the same access and privileges: unthrottled and unlimited simultaneous downloads, requesting manuals and tech sheets not already in the Downloads section, full access to all tech-only forums including webinar recordings, unlimited access to the private message system and some other goodies. "Okay, but why are you giving this away? What's in it for you?" My, my-- suspicious much? Call it a dietary vitamin C deficiency compounded by long, sunlight-starved winters in New Hampshire. Call it early onset Alzheimers. Call it coo-coo for Cocoa Puffs. But I hope you're not so coo-coo that you don't recognize a good deal when it's slapping you upside the head! My thought in doing this is that it gives professional appliance repair techs a better look at what Appliantology has to offer, and I hope that you'll like what you see enough to stick around and either pay for a Professional Appliantologist membership or earn an Appliantology Fellowship by participating. Plain as that. "Okay, how do I hop on this gravy train?" I thought you'd never ask! First, register for a free Grasshopper (non-tech) account. Then send in the form below to request a free upgrade to a Legacy Tech account. <a data-cke-saved-href="https://mastersamuraitech.wufoo.com/forms/qyisdb70vd2d3e/" href="https://mastersamuraitech.wufoo.com/forms/qyisdb70vd2d3e/"> Fill out my Wufoo form! </a>
  2. Samurai Appliance Repair Man

    Tech Memberships at Appliantology

    Team Samurai talks about the awesome tech memberships here at Appliantology, three of which are free! Link to blog post discussed in the video:
  3. Great news: the annual fee for Professional Appliantologist members will never increase as long as you keep your membership active. That last part is very important for reasons I’ll explain below. The annual fee for new Professional Appliantologist members has increased. This does not affect current members as long they do not allow their membership to expire. The annual fee increase is also great news for prospective new members! Huh? Why? Because it means we are still accepting new members… for now. We came very close to implementing one of two options: Close off new memberships altogether and just keep the site open for existing members as long as they wanted to remain Allow memberships only for Master Samurai Tech Academy students and alumni making Appliantology the on-going support site for the MST community. In the end we decided on a third way: keep the annual fee the same for existing members in perpetuity and still allow new members but at a higher fee. This may discourage membership but that’s okay-- our focus is on quality, not quantity. Master Samurai Tech Academy students with active enrollments(s) (i.e., still working on a course) are currently offered a 10% student discount off Professional Appliantologist membership. That will remain in effect, too. How to Prevent your current Professional Appliantologist membership from expiring An invoice will be automatically emailed to you two weeks prior to your membership expiration. If you want keep your membership at the current fee and you do not have a credit card on file, be sure to pay the invoice right away! If it expires, you’ll need to re-purchase the membership at the new, increased fee. If you’d like to mitigate the risk of your current PA membership running out because you somehow missed the renewal invoice, you can keep a credit card on file with our payment processor, Stripe. Your credit card information is not stored on our server-- it is stored securely on Stripe's server. (Stripe is our payment processor. They are lightyears ahead of Paypal in both security and features and are an Apple Pay certified partner. Their website is here.) Once your card is on file, you will get a reminder email 3 days before the payment is taken. If your card is current, you don't need to do anything and your membership will autorenew. To enter your credit card info, go to Memberships > My Details > Cards and click the yellow "Add New Card" button. Desktop membership menu: Mobile membership menu:
  4. This short little screencast by @Son of Samurai shows you how to renew your Professional Appliantologist membership at Appliantology.org so you can continue to enjoy the many benefits the site provides to professional appliance repair technicians.
  5. Samurai Appliance Repair Man

    Appliantology: GOOD News and BETTER News!

    Well, mah breverens, I have GOOD news and I have BETTER news! First, the GOOD news: Appliantology will continue to be here as the web’s premiere appliance tech support community for the foreseeable future! Also, our increased focus on professional tech support (rather than DIYers) over the last couple of years has transformed the site into a strong community of techs with a vastly improved quality of posts and tech resources. Now, the BETTER news: The membership fee for a Professional Appliantologist membership is going up by ONLY $3.34/month! I know, crazy, right? In spite of all the enhancements and improvements to the site and our increased costs of keeping the lights on here at Appliantology, we crunched the numbers and we only have to increase our Professional Appliantologist fees by a measly three-something bucks per month. Phew! We were worried it would have to be higher. But NO! Those of you who’ve been around for awhile know that we’ve really upped our game over the years, going from a very low overhead part-time pastime to a robust site on a dedicated server with an IT guy to make sure we are a fast and reliable resource for your business or career. Plus we’ve added regular live webinar events that have become a popular feature for many techs. Here’s a recap of all the fantastic features and benefits available to Professional Appliantologists: All-star access to the Techs-only forums UNLIMITED service manual downloads! If a tech doc you need isn't already in the Downloads section of the site, you can request one and we'll get it for you Free admission to the Samurai's live tech training webinars Free access to webinar recordings Free access to Samurai's Video Classroom Free access to the Appliantology chat room For most of Appliantology’s long and storied history, the membership fees didn’t accurately reflect the true cost of running the site because the site also generated significant income from Google ads and parts sales to DIYers. But both of these income streams continue to dwindle, so we are going to be increasing the membership fees in February from the current $109/year to $149/year (only $12.42 per month, paid annually). But wait! Incredibly, there’s MORE GOOD NEWS: I’m announcing this now so existing members can have the option to extend their current membership another year at the existing rates. New members who subscribe before the fee increase will also get the existing rate. The Professional Appliantologist membership fee increase occurs on February 15, 2016. So if you’re considering getting a Professional Appliantologist membership for the first time or renewing your existing membership, NOW IS THE TIME TO ACT! P.S. I know you’re going to be shocked--SHOCKED!-- to find out that whenever I have to increase prices, I get a few complaints. I have to say it always surprises me, since most of us understand that the costs of running a business go up over time, and we just have to adjust our pricing accordingly. Let’s see - an extra $3.34/month means you may have to charge your customers about 4 cents extra per service call. I think your business will survive.
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