My question is much like the OP's which was not really answered. There is an option to have an email sent when a product/subscription is purchased. What we would like to know is if an option could be added to also email that same list, or a separate list of emails upon a subscription getting expired. This is what is missing.
However the hacky work around is to use a custom php action and have php sendmail to a defined list. This is what we decided to do. An example for the need was so our Membership Services Department staff and director would be alerted when a member allowed is membership subscription to expire. Some things are still not handled automatically with access etc. (since we have some other systems beyond IPB). The challenge was knowing when one of many members expired so our staff could make the necessary manual changes.
This would be even better if you can create multiple force read rules configurable by group. Ie. Set all public users to read one or more selected topics. Then create another rule to force paid users to read certain topics, etc.
Key question, when this changes the base price, does it affect the cost of renews that are added to base price? We are hoping that the discounts are added to a base price (ie normal $10 dollars which is our initial membership fee and quarterly dues of 25.00 which are the renew fee). We want it so that the $10 base price for those who have had membership before but let it expire only have to pay $5 dollars, which we set a loyalty if they have purchased the package before (but is not active) to change the base price to $5.
Can you set a permission with this so that those who submit into a particular category can only see their record? I tried doing this with the default permissions on IP.Content databases and you cant do it.