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Great North Run 2011

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Sep 2011
10:27pm, 22 Sep 2011
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I think they would probably make more money if they halved their prices as a lot more people would buy from them. And maybe if they had a bigger preview (lets say half of you face) so that you didnt buy it and then find that it wasnt even in focus.
It would also be nice if they did a club discount or family discount. I had two kids in the mini GNR as well. Theres a few good pics but at those prices ill just stick with the ones taken by family.

Im a bit of a grump though. When the kids' school photos came back sub standard i just set it up in my house and did them myself. :)
Sep 2011
10:43pm, 22 Sep 2011
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Yes you can't even make out your face in the previews most of the time and being a woman I'm NLT going to buy a photo only to find out I'm gurning. I dont know why they have to be so expensive :(
Sep 2011
10:55pm, 22 Sep 2011
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I think that at mass events like the GNR or London Marathon they are banking on the 'once in lifetime' participant. People on Fetch who are runners might pay a fiver for the odd photo you like quite good in at a small event, where as none runners who can't quite believe they got round the course and will never do it again may pay through the nose for a momento.

Does that sound patronising?? I fear it does but it's meant to be just observational.
Sep 2011
11:11pm, 22 Sep 2011
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No that does make alot of sense !!that's prob why in smaller races you can buy a pic for generally around a fiver !!
Sep 2011
11:14pm, 22 Sep 2011
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I had a good couple of official photos for my first GNR. They're in my gallery here.

I didn't know if I'd ever get the chance to do it again, so I paid big, willingly.

I'll not do anything like that again. I won't even pay a fiver, when I go to races sometimes myself, and take photos of runners which I upload to the internet for free.
Sep 2011
9:48am, 24 Sep 2011
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Sep 2011
1:02pm, 24 Sep 2011
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lol Tonybot's overview of the course is spot on. Cause that's exactly how it felt to me lol
Sep 2011
10:41pm, 24 Sep 2011
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Old Croc
for first time in a while they got some decent pics of yours truly - 6237 - full aeroplane mode deployed.
Sep 2011
12:11am, 25 Sep 2011
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all rubbish pictures of me..(breathes a sigh of relief)..
Oct 2011
1:07pm, 2 Oct 2011
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Have registered for the alert service to remind me when the ballot opens.
So GNR No.32 is on the cards.

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Maintained by Scooba Steve
Don't think there's a thread for this yet but since I got my entry confirmed in the Mirror ballot ...

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