Today we received our Elite Membership Package from the Dogthebountyhunter.com Online Fan Club. We were quite surprised at what was in the envelope, and quite underwhelmed. We receieved a Tshirt, an autographed picture of the whole crew including Tim and a copied form letter welcoming us to too the Club.
It looked to us like the Crew Picture was a photocopy and not handsigned. We took the picture to a local store that specializes in signatures. The picture was indeed a copy of the signatures. We were shocked that for $69.95, we received a Tshirt and a picture worth a buck or two. Even with the limited membership we see, the crew did not take time to even sign a picture for a fan paying a lot of money. The membership includes access the site. We will review that in the near future.
Our advice is if you are going to join the Official Fan Club, DO NOT buy the expensive membership. Purchase the Premium Membership for $29.95 and save yourself forty dollars. We are quite angry that we were charged forty dollars more for a non-handsigned photograph that many celebrities send out for free.
We were astonished that considering the fan support that Dog has received to help free him from the Mexican charges as well as the show being yanked, that his fan club would charge $40 more for a non-personalized, non-hand signed photocopied picture of the crew.
Save yourself some money and do not buy the Elite package. It is anything, but Elite. My assistant remarked that she would have sent the package back for a refund if it was not paid for by our office. A real sad statement and seems to be indicative of a very poor fan club that charges an exorbitant amount of money for membership
P.S. We love the show, but very very disappointed in the fan club at this point.
UPDATE: A reader informs us that the exact copied autographs you receive when you join the site, may be obtained for free elsewhere.