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    Ok, heres the thing, (hehe becker) I am a student in hightschool, I run a small non profit webpage. The 85 dollar licence fee in to steap for me, especialy concidering in australia that is almost double. 170 dollars for a message board. I can't afford that.

    Is there any way to make the price cheaper, maybe an installment plan?Is there a discount for small non profit pages run by people still in high school or do I have to use the extremely limited freeware Ikonboard or just as bad, your lite version.

    The way I see it, If I wasn't gonna purchase the script in the first place even a dollar for the script is a good price.

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    I don't think this will get solved in the nearby future.. however, if you really can't afford it, I can send you some links of pretty good (but surely not as good as vB!) freeware boards. I am sure John won't mind it.. If you really can't afford vB.

    Just msg me and I'll send you some..
    Site: -http://www.jazz2online.com-
    Forums -http://www.jazz2online.com/jcf/-

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    • #3
      The way I see it, If I wasn't gonna purchase the script in the first place even a dollar for the script is a good price.
      s'funny that - I was in the areas Ferarri garage all this morning trying the same thing. I only have enough money to buy a small jap car, but i want a racey Ferarri.

      I offered them a fewŁ's and half a pack of Malboro, but they werent having any of it.

      Looks like i will be taking the bus until those guys at the Ferarri garage call me up when they realise they have lost a sale.

      Talking loud but aint saying nothing.

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      • #4
        Don't bother, they are all rubbish..

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        • #5
          veedee, I like you!

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          • #6
            Thats the problem with today, only the rich get the goods

            ahwell thats the way the world works I guess

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            • #7
              its called capitalism trust me the alternative sucks as well.
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              • #8
                The alternative doesn't just suck, it sucks worse.

                Capitalism is great because it creates incentives for people to work hard and achieve. Socialism, on the other hand, makes everyone equal and everything belongs to the government. People won't innovate because they have ZERO incentives to do so.

                Yeah so people think greed and capitalism is bad, but trust me, there AIN'T no other way to get the human race to work together this hard.

                Same with vB. You can't afford it, then go earn some more money till you can. How would you like it if I made you work for me for $1 a day? Besides, it ain't THAT much money. Geez I had to pay $10,000 last year on a load balancer!
                Well, there it is.
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                • #9
                  Work hard eh? On top of school? Geez... Ill work for ya for a dollar a day, n/p, don't forget, you get what u pay for! (hehe seriously though can I email me!
                  [email protected] )

                  Yeah communist are gay. Forever Capitalism

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                  • #10
                    I think vBulletin is pretty cheap for what you get.

                    If you can't afford it now, be patient and save up for it. Save 50 cents a day (U.S.), and you'll have it in less than six months.

                    When I was a student I saved for months and sometimes over a year when I wanted to buy something I couldn't afford. You don't need to have everything you want the minute you want it.

                    Be creative. Ask for cash at Christmas and birthdays. Do some extra chores. Look around the neighborhood and see if you can find some stuff to do. Offer to clean someone's windows for 10 bucks. Clean people's cars for $3. Babysit. Walk people's dogs. Clean people's bbq grills. Clean gutters. Mow yards. Paint a fence. Vacuum and mop their floors. Pull weeds. Work for it.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by jamesglewisf
                      I think vBulletin is pretty cheap for what you get.

                      If you can't afford it now, be patient and save up for it. Save 50 cents a day (U.S.), and you'll have it in less than six months.

                      When I was a student I saved for months and sometimes over a year when I wanted to buy something I couldn't afford. You don't need to have everything you want the minute you want it.
                      that is true.... but I bet you didn't have to save up to buy a bulletin board script when you were a poor student, lol (or maybe you did, who knows lol)

                      I'm a uni student too and I sympathise with shark2000. Our aussie dollar is really weak compared to the US$ and the cost to buy vB is just really high. It's easy for commercial webmasters to say to us "just save up your money" but that's a heck of a lot of money to save up for something that's going to be used for non-profit projects (which are run completely out of our own pockets anyway). No offense intended to the vB team, btw.

                      I know there are plenty of free boards out there but I've looked extensively the last few months and none of them are completely up to scratch. They lack customisability, are buggy, lack features, etc. and after dabbling with a few of them I have decided they create a lot of headaches. vB on the other hand is quite obviously the best PHP bulletin board you can get right now, I don't think anything else comes close (if you can provide evidence that says otherwise, email me in private )


                      I just sent a message to the vBulletin sales team asking about the possibility of discounts or a lower priced reduced-feature version of vB for non-profit users. James Limm replied and said he'll look into it, so I hope something comes out of this

                      I hope my requests for a discounted version of vB doesn't offend anyone here.
                      Last edited by indigochild; Thu 7th Jun '01, 7:42am.

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                      • #12
                        If you think it's hard to pay for things now, try it when you have car payments, car insurance, groceries, gas bills, water bills, electric bills, mortgage payments, phone bills, taxes, medical bills, and miscellaneous household expenses.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Lorina
                          If you think it's hard to pay for things now, try it when you have car payments, car insurance...
                          lol yep... makes me want to be a little kid again. Life as a grownup? Too many worries!

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by indigochild




                            I know there are plenty of free boards out there but I've looked extensively the last few months and none of them are completely up to scratch. They lack customisability, are buggy, lack features, etc. and after dabbling with a few of them I have decided they create a lot of headaches. vB on the other hand is quite obviously the best PHP bulletin board you can get right now, I don't think anything else comes close.....

                            Its not that your request for a discount offends at all...its that perhaps you've missed the rest of this thread explaining...that you do get what you pay for. A free board will cost nothing...and require more work on your part. Purchasing a fancier version is more costly, but offers support with the price tag.

                            So, if you can only afford a bicycle, it isn't fair to ask the cadillac dealership to reduce the price on their car because of the cost, is it?

                            There are other options for those that can't afford the VB.

                            And yes, capitalism is a great incentive system. When I was a student, I worked part time alongside my high school and college studies. Even when I needed additional cash, I would find creative ways to earn additional money (pet sitting, baby sitting, car washing) because if there was something I wanted/needed...and if I wanted something of quality, I understood that quality comes with a price tag.

                            VB isn't expensive. Perhaps in the money exchange, it is higher, but truthfully, if VB were more expensive in US dollars, it would be worth it still. Consider VB to be the quality end of bulletin boards. If its too expensive, try something else. It might meet your needs. And if it doesn't, start saving.

                            I wouldn't suggest robbery though as a means to fund it.

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                            • #15
                              I remember cooking about 43 million pieces of chicken to purchase my first car. I was 16 and wanted a ride. So I walked for a whole year to work after school to cook chicken at the local slave shop. I can look back now that I'm 34 and say that indeed it was the way it should have been. Today I don't have to cook chicken to make a dollar thankfully. But I wouldn't change the fact that I did what it took to get what I wanted and needed.

                              Do you want that son my dad said to me. I said YES! I do want that. He said work for it son, It will make you what you will be.
                              And I said, you are kidding right dad?

                              So anyhow I cooked chicken and glad I did.
                              What a touching story this is...... lol....

                              And with this post my post count hits a whopping 400!! So there you have it.
                              Last edited by Hooper; Thu 7th Jun '01, 11:19am.

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