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    Hello,

    I am quiet intrigued about this question. If I were to buy vB4, say... 5 - 3 months before the release of vB5, how would the pricing apply? Would I be actually purchasing the software in the next 5 - 3 months for an upgrade price of $160? Or will there be a pro-rated upgrade price available?

    How are you guys going to deal with this? I am actually interested in getting a license, but to be honest, I am a bit scared at any weird pricing structure pulls in the near future and I'm not feeling too safe about it, even thought I would purchase it now, I just want to know I will be treated fairly in the future.

    Regards

  • #2
    Anybody from IB/vB could answer me this question?

    Thanks!

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    • #3
      Major VB releases (2, 3, 4, 5?) are several years apart. In 3-5 months you may see 4.1 which will probably be hundreds of bug fixes and optimizations. You have nothing to worry about.

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      • #4
        Indeed, but that is not my question though.

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        • #5
          Maybe there will be an upgrade discount, but you will have to pay for 5.x license type to get version 5. Just how customers need to pay for version 4 license type now, even if they purchased version 3 only a month ago.

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          • #6
            That definitely discourages me from buying any type of license, so I guess I'll move on to another software.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Lucas View Post
              That definitely discourages me from buying any type of license, so I guess I'll move on to another software.
              I don't see how that is any different than most software you buy. When I bought XP I did not automatically get Vista when it came out.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Lucas View Post
                Anybody from IB/vB could answer me this question?

                Thanks!
                Anything they could tell you now could totally change by the time 5.0 comes out. This is why you will not get a confirmation from them.

                Several people came forward after the 'change', saying they had been told various things about pricing, that was correct at the time they had asked, but had since changed.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by mmcguire View Post
                  I don't see how that is any different than most software you buy. When I bought XP I did not automatically get Vista when it came out.
                  Actually, if you got it in July or afterwards, you had a free upgrade to Windows 7 on OEMs. Plus, you actually get an *UPGRADE* pricing for less than half of the full price of the software, plus vBulletin is not even close to a software as big as an OS, so it shouldn't be compared, and even thought you are comparing, Microsoft offers a much more accessible way of upgrading, prices and license terms.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Lucas View Post
                    Hello,

                    I am quiet intrigued about this question. If I were to buy vB4, say... 5 - 3 months before the release of vB5, how would the pricing apply? Would I be actually purchasing the software in the next 5 - 3 months for an upgrade price of $160? Or will there be a pro-rated upgrade price available?
                    Honestly it's far too early to be speculating about pricing that far in advance. Even if we gave an answer based on an educated guess, it would be meaningless since this can change before that time arrives.
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