Misleading Website Builder Prices
Initially, I was searching for a web host, and just found that for what I wanted to do, they were just too expensive for a monthly plan, and every time I thought I found a decent price, it was the discounted price they advertised if you were to prepay for 4 years in advance. After I found that out, I was less than enthused to pay them money. Then I started looking for website builders like Squarespace, Weebly, and Wix. Squarespace was just priced a bit too high, and luckily they tucked the info about the higher monthly rate neatly at the top so you can easily see it. Weebly also did some hiding of the monthly rate, so I didn't even consider them. I then noticed Wix didn't seem to have any asterisk around its price and started to build the website, and get it designed the way I wanted. As I was about to start a plan with them, the checkout page listed that if I wanted to pay monthly for the plan, it would be higher than the price advertised. So now, I'm done. This is extremely misleading for customers. Sure, it's not a complete lie, the price costs $10 a month, for 12 months, but it should seriously list that somewhere in the pricing. When I sign up for Spotify, it says $9.99 a month because they charge you $9.99 a month. When I sign up for Amazon Prime, they could advertise it as $8.25 a month because it's a $99 a year subscription, but they don't because that's needlessly confusing. Had Wix listed in the pricing grid at the top, or even in the fine print at the bottom of the grid, that the price won't be as low as it says, I never would've even signed up for Wix, let alone waste my time designing a website there.
For now, Blogger works great for what it is. It's a great free tool, and the only issue I have with it is Google is very slow to update it, and keep it fresh. You get what you pay for I guess, at least Google is just being honest about the pricing here.