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  • kyrgyz
    Senior Member
    • Oct 2007
    • 691

    Pro-rated upgrade fee after expiry?

    Originally posted by Carrie Anderson
    On a related note, let's say you have an active, owned license and you upgrade to the vB4 Forum package, and then your license expires. Just as with the old scheme, you upgrade (renew) or don't. This time however the pricing scheme is different. Instead of the yearly $40/$60 renewal fee, the renewal (upgrade) is based on series so you would get upgrades for the life of the vB4 series.
    I am confused here. What "series" mean in the official reply above? vB4.0, 4.1, 4.2, .. or vB4, vB5, vB6...? If the former, then it's gonna be prorated, right? How much exactly active license holders will have to pay to upgrade after expiry?
  • The Gismo Man
    Senior Member
    • Apr 2008
    • 430
    • 5.7.0

    #2
    Series = V4, V5, V6 etc
    https://thebookjoint.com/forums/forum.php - for all things relating to books especially Jack Reacher

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    • ra87
      Senior Member
      • Oct 2009
      • 159

      #3
      Originally posted by kyrgyz
      I am confused here. What "series" mean in the official reply above? vB4.0, 4.1, 4.2, .. or vB4, vB5, vB6...? If the former, then it's gonna be prorated, right? How much exactly active license holders will have to pay to upgrade after expiry?
      Nope. No prorate - you have to pay the full amount.

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      • GHOwner
        Senior Member
        • Jun 2007
        • 554
        • 3.8.x

        #4
        Each new license ($195 or $250 (of less if you act before Oct 30th)) will give you access to all versions within a given series, no renewal fee. So, for right now, you pay for a license and get unlimited access to all of the 4.x versions. When vB5 is released, you must purchase a vB5 license or upgrade your vB4 license.

        So, no prorated or renewal fees, just a new license for each major version (v4, v5, v6, etc).

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        • Sworm1
          Senior Member
          • Feb 2008
          • 488
          • 4.0.0

          #5
          Originally posted by GHOwner
          Each new license ($195 or $250 (of less if you act before Oct 30th)) will give you access to all versions within a given series, no renewal fee. So, for right now, you pay for a license and get unlimited access to all of the 4.x versions. When vB5 is released, you must purchase a vB5 license or upgrade your vB4 license.

          So, no prorated or renewal fees, just a new license for each major version (v4, v5, v6, etc).
          This is for the upgrade from vb3 too with 130$ ?

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          • calorie
            Senior Member
            • May 2003
            • 407

            #6
            The vB4 series (or point releases) means vB 4.1, vB 4.2, etcetera, and no, there is no pro-rating. All licenses under the old scheme will be expired within 12 months, and timing of major releases (e.g., vB 4.0, vB 5.0) is discussed here so it will be at least 2 years between vB 4.0 and vB 5.0, thus no pro-rating.

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            • ra87
              Senior Member
              • Oct 2009
              • 159

              #7
              Originally posted by Carrie Anderson
              The vB4 series (or point releases) means vB 4.1, vB 4.2, etcetera, and no, there is no pro-rating. All licenses under the old scheme will be expired within 12 months, and timing of major releases (e.g., vB 4.0, vB 5.0) is discussed here so it will be at least 2 years between vB 4.0 and vB 5.0, thus no pro-rating.
              So in other words, if you brought an owned licence in the last 12 months (AND WANT TO UPGRADE), you just wasted $80+.

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              • kyrgyz
                Senior Member
                • Oct 2007
                • 691

                #8
                Originally posted by Carrie Anderson
                The vB4 series (or point releases) means vB 4.1, vB 4.2, etcetera, and no, there is no pro-rating. All licenses under the old scheme will be expired within 12 months, and timing of major releases (e.g., vB 4.0, vB 5.0) is discussed here so it will be at least 2 years between vB 4.0 and vB 5.0, thus no pro-rating.
                Obviously, all presently active licenses will expire within vB series. How much exactly the fee will be for upgrading within vB4 for Forum only? Exact amount please.

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                • ra87
                  Senior Member
                  • Oct 2009
                  • 159

                  #9
                  Originally posted by kyrgyz
                  Obviously, all presently active licenses will expire within vB series. How much exactly the fee will be for upgrading within vB4 for Forum only? Exact amount please.
                  $175 to upgrade an expired/expiring owned license to a v4 forums only license. It's been posted alot

                  EDIT:

                  If you mean how much will upgrading from v4 forums to v5 forums - the latest is $175 (same as at the moment), but that could go up, vBulletin wont give a definate answer. Want to know how long until v5? One tech said not before 2012, one tech said 12-18 months, and another said 18+ months.

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                  • calorie
                    Senior Member
                    • May 2003
                    • 407

                    #10
                    Originally posted by ra87
                    So in other words, if you brought an owned licence in the last 12 months (AND WANT TO UPGRADE), you just wasted $80+.
                    This has been addressed here and here.

                    Originally posted by kyrgyz
                    Obviously, all presently active licenses will expire within vB series. How much exactly the fee will be for upgrading within vB4 for Forum only? Exact amount please.
                    It is $175 to go from an expired, owned license to the vB4 Forum series. The $175 is not a yearly fee; it is a fee to continue to get upgrades on the vB4 series, e.g., vB4.1, vB4.2, etcetera (see here for release schedule). This price is not yet displayed to you on the purchase page because vB4 Forum licenses for upgrades are not yet available. The $195 price you see is for new vB4 Forum licenses, not upgrades.

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                    • kyrgyz
                      Senior Member
                      • Oct 2007
                      • 691

                      #11
                      Originally posted by Carrie Anderson
                      It is $175 to go from an expired, owned license to the vB4 Forum series. The $175 is not a yearly fee; it is a fee to continue to get upgrades on the vB4 series, e.g., vB4.1, vB4.2, etcetera (see here for release schedule). This price is not yet displayed to you on the purchase page because vB4 Forum licenses for upgrades are not yet available. The $195 price you see is for new vB4 Forum licenses, not upgrades.
                      Ok. Then free upgrade means free to use till which ever vB subseries (4.1, 4.2, etc) are the latest on your expiry date. Not the whole vB4 series. So, on upgrade we pay $175 for the remaining life of vB4 since there will be a separate upgrade fee for vB4-to-vB5 jump. Or maybe Jelsoft are gonna allow active license holders (at the moment of vB5 release) to roll free of charge into vB5 till expiry?

                      $175 is pretty steep for those who upgraded few months ago like I did in September. Almost the same as buying new for $195. Feels like I got cheated considering projected 2 years lifetime for vB4.

                      I don't think it was clearly expressed in the announcements.
                      Last edited by kyrgyz; Fri 16 Oct '09, 3:19am.

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                      • ra87
                        Senior Member
                        • Oct 2009
                        • 159

                        #12
                        Originally posted by Carrie Anderson
                        This has been addressed here and here.
                        So yes, I say it again, it's not been addressed at all, it's more so been "covered up".

                        The fact still remains, if someone upgrades to the suite NOW on an owned license they brought 5 months ago, they have wasted $80, as a LEASED license brought 5 months ago gets the same discount.

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