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    im wondering, whats up with the $30 a year for upgrades?? are they really a necessary??


    thanks so much

  • #2
    With an owned license you are allowed you to run the software forever. You get one year of free upgrades with your license which can be downloaded from the Members' Area. After this the current cost is just $30 per year for continued access to new versions. However, this is optional and you are allowed to continue running your current version for as long as you like

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    • #3
      ok thanks, i guess ill just get it then

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      • #4
        The extra cost is to cover development costs that have been made since you purchased your license.
        Scott MacVicar

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        • #5
          thanks. i just bought it!

          i was asking because invision power boards dont charge for updates.

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          • #6
            They charge for support though... Same concept, different implementation.
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            Wayne Luke
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            • #7
              I originally purchased an owned 2.0.3 liscence.... my sporadic updating of the members area access has seen me through the 2.0, 2.2, 2.3, 3.0 and 3.5 series of upgrades. Not bad since I've had my forum for 5 years.
              Plan, Do, Check, Act!

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              • #8
                hi,

                I don't mind the $30 for access to upgrades.In fact i got an email from vbulletin this moning my licence whas about to expire (totally forgot about that) i renewed it consider it as showing your appriciation for the great product powering your site...

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                • #9
                  We don't charge for completely new versions either. For $30 you can for example upgrade from version 2 to 3, or from 3.0 to 3.5, or from 3.5.1 to 3.5.3. Or from version 2 o 4. Without having to buy a license for each version. You purchase 12 months additional download access to get permission to download the latest releases, regardless which version. And our priority support is free.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Wayne Luke
                    They charge for support though... Same concept, different implementation.

                    well im not getting any support here, so is there any way to get my money back??

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                    • #11
                      No support? Have you tried filling out a support ticket like I recommended in your other thread?
                      Steve Machol, former vBulletin Customer Support Manager (and NOT retired!)
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                      • #12
                        yes, i did

                        thanks for all your help

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                        • #13
                          And that 30 bucks for the year can be done at any time. So you can hold off until version 9.0.4 comes out and pay it then.

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                          • #14
                            EZBoard is very expensive on a quarterly or yearly basis for medium-sized forums if you consider how much you and your users must pay to keep the offensive adult and spyware-laden advertisements off your forum.

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