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Expensive $100 + BETA -

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by Reedswood, Sep 24, 2010.


Do you think the price of the XF Platform is expensive?

Poll closed Sep 24, 2011.
  1. Yes

  2. No

  3. Could be 50% cheaper

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  1. Reedswood

    Reedswood Member


    I must say that I wish the devs well here on this new platform, but PLEASE don't make the same greedy messed-up mistake as vB/IB has done, as I've just seen that you're releasing your BETA release shortly, and the price is as expensive as vBulletin, and it's not even GOLD!

    You must make it more affordable to the masses otherwise you too won't attract many clients! It's the price that get's considered first, then it's the product. I have every reason to believe that it will be a super platform in time, but don't go asking the earth until you really do get established!
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    If you think $100 is too expensive then you're in a very, very small minority.

    Besides, it's only $100 for the first 24 hours, after that the price rises to $140.
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  3. Dereck

    Dereck Active Member

    Hi Reedswood

    How about if they gave you $100 for using it, would that make you happy? If you don't like the price don't buy it, simple!


  4. Cezz

    Cezz Well-Known Member

    Could not agree more if I tried... really $100 is VERY reasonable... I expected it to be more.
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  5. Mikey

    Mikey Well-Known Member

    oops, i clicked the wrong one, someone change my vote from yes to no plz
  6. Lycaon

    Lycaon Well-Known Member

    Okay with vBulletin we have;
    Publishing Suite - $285
    Forum Only - $195

    XenForo gives us;
    Early Adopters - $100
    Normal - $140

    I can't quite see how it's as expensive, could just be me though.

    You call it Gold? Not sure where you're looking to be honest.
  7. Elizabeth

    Elizabeth Well-Known Member

    How in the blazes is $100/140 for a license even CLOSE to what vb is charging at $195 (forum only). 

    IT IS affordable. If you don't think $100 is reasonable, there are several free forum software packages available.  
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  8. Deebs

    Deebs Well-Known Member

    Sorry I disagree, the product is considered first, not the price. If the product meets your requirements and you can afford it then you have it, if not you look elsewhere for a product that offers what you want for a cheaper price.

    As for attracting clients again that is down to the product. There are millions of expensive products out there. I only buy good quality items and they all have a higher price attached to them. It is my choice.
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  9. Ahmed

    Ahmed Well-Known Member

    Please note that for the $100 ($140 after the first 24 hours) you will get 12 months of updates and ticket support, the renewal is $40 each 12 months. And the most important thing is that the 12 months of updates and support will start from the date when XenForo 1.0 is released as a stable and supported version (GOLD), not from the date it is released as a beta version.

    I think that is fair enough, don't you think that? :)
  10. ragtek

    ragtek Guest

    c'mon, it's not fair to compare 100/140$ per year with the costs of vB, because they are not yearly.
  11. Elizabeth

    Elizabeth Well-Known Member

    No, you're right...with vb, next major version, you have to PAY all over again. With xf, next major version, if you are an active license holder, you can JUST download it. No extra payment.
  12. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    there are only 3 things which matter to me:

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  13. Lycaon

    Lycaon Well-Known Member

    Technically that's the same thing ;)
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  14. Floris

    Floris Guest

    $100 is cheap, should be $249 , no discounts!
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  15. AmericanForum.com

    AmericanForum.com Well-Known Member

    Guys and Gals ... K&M raised the art and science of forums to the highest level ever ...

    their pricing is EXTREMELY reasonable ...

    This is what I had hoped for primarily because it will encourage a higher adoption rate and a greater 3rd party eco-system.

    I say bravo on an excellent pricing decision :)
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  16. Corey

    Corey Active Member

    I think that the price is very reasonable.
  17. Reedswood

    Reedswood Member

    have you heard of the old idiom:
    pile it high and sell it cheap

    in these pressed financial times, it does make sense!
  18. Elizabeth

    Elizabeth Well-Known Member

    This is NOT CHEAP software. Want cheap, go free. 
  19. Lycaon

    Lycaon Well-Known Member

    It's reasonable.

    XenForo is not cheap nor is it expensive. It is reasonable.
  20. Trevor

    Trevor Active Member

    This whole thread is about someone who can't afford $100 and wants to complain about it.
    ... and by the looks of the votes:

    The price is right. ;)
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