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Golden merchandise: Doulingo staff, listen!

Reading this post (https://www.duolingo.com/comment/11666832), an idea struck me: Why after finishing the tree, getting it golden, (and if you want to be pushy, only after reaching level 25), Duolingo could offer to those finishing some unique and exclusive golden merchandise, for a price $$?

Think about this, Duo owl in different sizes (depending how much are you willing to pay for it) engraved with the name of the student, language learned, and even how long it took to get it (or from what date to date). it's not going to be cheap, as the level of unique detailing involved -but I guess they can produce golden owls in masse and stick later a plate with the data.

Also, there is another kind of exclusive merchandise that can be offered: Shirts with a similar design, but only sold to those finishing the tree golden and level 25.

I guess that can be seen as an ego booster kind of thing, but hey, live a little lol

That is a way to get some money for Duo's coffers. it's kinda like: you don't pay for the course if you don't finish it.

Just an idea.

1 year ago

8 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Ben_Brewer

I'm surprised they don't sell merch in general. I'd love a simple little coffee cup with the Duolingo owl on it.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GermaineLee

you don't pay for the course if you don't finish it - that's not very motivating at all !! - The idea of being able to buy a T-shirt or some little souvenier however ist fine with me :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DPCharly

The motivation here is you will only have access to the golden merchandise if you end the course. And you will get the cup/owl/t-shirt personalized for you.

And if you want to buy a t-shirt from Duolingo, they already have that, here: http://gear.duolingo.com/

The idea was to offer something unique to those conquering the tree.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GermaineLee

Too bad they don't accept PayPal. But thanks anyway :D

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/hughcparker
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One of the problems Duolingo is working on at the moment is that there are a lot of people who finish the course really quickly, without having kept it gold, and without having learned much. They're trying to slow learners down, and discourage us from rushing for the end of the course.

Maybe the exclusive merchandise could be available to those who'd finished the course and kept it gold for a while.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AmareloTiago
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I have considered getting little engraved owl trophies in the past but have never gotten around to it.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DPCharly

well, at least you deserve six of them, huh

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mike-rogero
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Follow TripAdvisor’s lead and make sure to incentivize your super users....

1 month ago