The sale of permanent accounts starts on 4th December 2008 and applies for personal accounts only.
The price is $175 (up $25.00 on the last two sales) but LJ (well anyone buying one) will give $25.00 to charity.
What do you get for your money?
All the features of a paid account plus:
The most storage available on LiveJournal (now 15GB)
The most userpics available on LJ (boosted to 150, not counting Loyalty Userpics, which can add up to another 44 to your 150). Once the sale begins on December 4, the userpic and storage limits will be increased for all Permanent Accounts, i.e. we get another 50!
So current permanent account holders are getting more icons which for myself and my fellow icon-addicts is wonderful news!!!!!!