Thursday, January 22, 2009

Cbox premium subscription

The 6 months trial for the cbox premium is almost up. The subscription will cease on 8th Feb, 2009. Since I started this premium version, acting on the shareholder's vote upon the issue of the Circular, I must say I'm quite happy with the premium version of the cbox.

1. The premium cbox have the auto refresh function which I found it to be extremely useful. In fact, I would pay just for that option alone. Add to the fact that there is a noticeable 'click' sound upon arrival of new messages, it certainly makes going back to the normal cbox unbearable.

2. There is a lot more storage for past messages. The cbox is flowing as fast as the prices of DBS R shares, that at least 600 messages flow past per day when I returned to check every night. I think the actual messages is closer to 800-900, which is nearly 38 messages per hour. The cbox is active from 0830 till around 0300 in the morning, a total of 18.5 hours. This means almost 1 message is sent per minute.

3. The content of the cbox changes according to time and of course the crowd. In the market hours, the content will be dominated by traders. Towards the evening and night, it'll be more investing and lifestyle related. So much to chat?! haha :) The more valuable thing coming from the premium cbox is that I've been a bunch of superfriends.

I think I'll just sign up for another 2 years of the service. It'll cost $2.19 SGD per month, based on an exchange rate of 1.50 USD to 1 SGD. This is sustainable, since the ad revenue from the blog should be more than sufficient to cover the running costs of the cbox premium.


PanzerGrenadier said...

Dear LP

I think it is a useful feature to build a community around your blog! The fun and powerful thing about blogging is that you get to meet many like-minded people whom are attracted to your ideas and personality without even seeing you face-to-face!

I'm glad to be one of the "sponsors" who help maintain your chocbox... :)

Be well and prosper.

la papillion said...

Hey PG,

Thks for sponsoring the site! Hope it'll bring you tangible benefits to yours as well! :)