What the h’ does it cost? 1 comment

It’s time, well, past time for Xmas lists and such. Our family circulates our wish lists via email and we double check with each other when buying gifts for another family member. This has worked fine for many years but I’m a sucker for trying new stuff.
Thus, when I ran across this post touting a service called Family Gift Organizer I decided to take a few minutes to check it out.
It has a pretty nifty set of capabilities that mimic quite a bit of our wish list and gift buying behavior:

The Family Gift Organizer will allow you and all the members of your family or group to organize your gift giving activities. Each member will be able to:

* Enter his/her own “wish” list including the name of the item, a short description, a web site address to be linked to the gift item and a price range
* View all other family member’s “wish” lists
* Plan purchases, designate gift items as purchased and add gift items to the “wish” lists of other family members
* Personalize his/her “wish” list page with a photo, a short description and contact information

The Family Gift Organizer keeps your planning and purchasing secret from other family members. Gifts that you add to another family member’s list will not be displayed when that family member logs in.

Ok, I’m a bit more interested now but find within the small print a suggestion that the service costs something. Now, I’m quite willing to pay for a useful service. Tell me what it costs and I’ll make a choice.
What was not acceptable was that I could not find the price anywhere on the publicly visible pages. Apparently they expect you to register before they tell you the subscription fee.

No thanks!

One thought on “What the h’ does it cost?

  • Adam Selene

    I didn’t realize it cost anything, my wife set it up. When I saw your post, I asked her about it. She’s paying $10/month for our entire family, which includes her brother and sister, my brother, both sets of parents, our brothers/sisters spouses and kids. Gift Geek, which seems somewhat defunct this year, is supported purely by advertising.
    My wife says you can do it for free for one month for 1 to 5 people or you can do more than 5 for $10/month starting the first month. She also said it tells you the cost before you have to commit to anything.

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