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SailNet email lists dead?
You could be right about the Boyle''s selling out to someone else. Time will tell. Obviously Sailnet has not had the income needed to support all the free online content and services-- one example being the recent effort to sell t-shirts to members of the various email lists to show support for the lists. Many of us on the Pearson list ordered the t-shirts, but they are still on back order (and we have NOT been charged, so no loss there.) I did not find it comforting that the future of the email lists seemed to hinge on profits from selling t-shirts either.
One can refer back to a recent string of posts here about supporting the freebies from Sailnet by buying goods from them. I found that exchange to be interesting because it showed how much the internet has created the desire for something FREE in so many users. Personnally, I think it''s too bad that so many people don''t connect the dots with something like Sailnet (which benefits so many of us for free) that purchases from the company ensure the continuation of the free content/services. I buy as much as I can from Sailnet, but only when they have the best price. (I also have had very mixed results on the customer service side.) It''s so easy to price shop today and there''s lots of competition out there. It will be interesting to find out what the story is with Sam leaving the company though.