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  • ManagerJosh
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    Originally posted by McRat
    <---Impartial partyI am trying to set up a racing site, and I downloaded a free product (Ikonboard). The backup function does not work correctly or reliably as well as some other issues. I spent 8 hours so far trying to get the board to work correctly. It's a good piece of software, but has some significant issues. My time is not free, nor is it only $20/hr.

    I have no idea whether vBulletin is a more trouble-free solution yet. I'm just looking at more options.

    The main thing you need with software is reliable operation, good support, then good pricing. Because if you don't have the first two, the third one is misleading.
    Hey McRat

    The software is definitely reliable. I've been on other vBulletin forums where there are a THOUSAND users on at the same time with 1,000,000+ threads, and another 5,000,000 posts.

    If taht isn't reliable, then I don't know what.

    Support is great! I just love it! I've never had a ticket go unanswered plus the response time has never been longer than 15 minutes after my first submission! Thereafter its been like only 5 minutes!! If that isn't support, I don't know what is!!!

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  • The Keeper
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    I've never understood people who think vB charge too much. When I saw the price I went and reached for my credit card. When I got continual free upgrades and fixes for a year I went and when the tech support answer my questions before I've even asked them I find myself thinking "Who was that masked tech support guy?!"

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  • McRat
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    <---Impartial partyI am trying to set up a racing site, and I downloaded a free product (Ikonboard). The backup function does not work correctly or reliably as well as some other issues. I spent 8 hours so far trying to get the board to work correctly. It's a good piece of software, but has some significant issues. My time is not free, nor is it only $20/hr.

    I have no idea whether vBulletin is a more trouble-free solution yet. I'm just looking at more options.

    The main thing you need with software is reliable operation, good support, then good pricing. Because if you don't have the first two, the third one is misleading.

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  • Wayne Luke
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    Originally posted by BioVader
    Credit Card... Shouldn't I get an e-mail from vB soon.. man I want to work on this while I have time...
    Our purchase page clearly states that Credit Card orders take 24 hours to process. These are approved manually due to high levels of fraud and credit card theft we have experienced in the past.

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  • BioVader
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    Originally posted by poolking
    It depends on the method you used to pay for your licence.
    Credit Card... Shouldn't I get an e-mail from vB soon.. man I want to work on this while I have time...

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  • poolking
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    Originally posted by BioVader


    The only bad thing about vB is the wait after paying... I paid yesterday for my vB board and I'm still sitting with my tool in hand... You guys need to speed things up...
    It depends on the method you used to pay for your licence.

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  • BioVader
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    Well I have a clan site that utilizes phpBB and I've definitely put tons of time getting it set up the way I want it... There are a couple other features I'm trying to add to bring my forums up to speed with vB and it's almost there... BUT with the amount of time I've put into it and still not having all the features most vB boards have, paying $160 is well worth the price.



    Now with that in mind I'm starting a new website that will feature a vB forum because I cringe thinking about all the countless all-nighters I pulled tweaking phpBB.



    The only bad thing about vB is the wait after paying... I paid yesterday for my vB board and I'm still sitting with my tool in hand... You guys need to speed things up...

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  • RichM
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    Before I got vBulletin I thought it was over priced. But once I purchased a license I felt glad that I bought it.
    I run a popular forum; I have many rivals that are related to the same thing. But I run the only vBulletin forum that is related to a certain thing. This sets us apart from all of our rivals.
    The other reason why I am happy to pay is because it is a job for them, where as for the PHPBB group, they just do it in their spare time. So it is kinda obvious that more effort and work is going to go into something that is paying for itself.

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  • Erwin
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    For something that powers entire sites, $160 is dirt cheap, especially with $30 yearly renewals.

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  • fofusion.co.uk
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    I also agree but $399 for ubb is UBB.threads which is their "better" version of UBB i've used classic before and it can be great but I really am a bigger fan of vB as there are more free hacks available at vbulletin.org than on ubbdev.com and the hacks for vB are much better as there are more people developing them as this is the most popular choice. Wonder how that is. It's because its the best vB is the cheapest and better than UBB.threads which is $399 which my friend uses. The only thing I dont like is that you can only have one instance of vB on your server well UBB is like that too.

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  • ManagerJosh
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    Even when people purchase through the vB affiliate program...isn't that hurting Jelsoft Steve?

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  • Ryan Ashbrook
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    After what I'ves een vBulletin 3 do I'm much persuaded that $160 USD is cheap.

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  • PcosKat
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    I'm a bargain hunter, if there ever was one, and vBulletin is a BARGAIN.

    You get what you pay for, and even with that - vBulletin is a BARGAIN.

    I don't work for this company, nor do I know anyone who does...I'm just a happy customer who is tight-fisted with the purse strings (and one who recognizes value - especially when it's a bargain.)

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  • Steve Machol
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    If you are happy with phpBB and it meets your needs, then by all means use it. We believe our software and support is superior to anything in the marketplace and is worth what we charge for it. But you do have alternatives. Make the decision that makes sense for you.

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  • Stryker
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    Talented coders don't come cheap and the vB team is full of them. The price is very reasonable in my opinion. My bet is you've recognised that vB is the superior script because you've taken the time to question the price when you could have just used a free alternative.

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