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IPB to Xenforo

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by Malibu, May 18, 2016.

  1. Malibu

    Malibu Member

    We want to change our community software and database to Xenforo. We are using latest IPs. Can we convert database without any problems?
     
  2. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    XenForo has importers for

    IP.Board 3.1
    IP.Board 3.2/3.3
    IP.Board 3.4
    IP.Board 4.0/4.1
     
  3. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    And from my experience.. it works VERY well.
     
  4. Malibu

    Malibu Member

    When i want to purchase it charges $30 vat ($170 total) ?
     
  5. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    If you live in the EU, welcome to your extra TAX that is required to pay.

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    Notice the little line below the button.
    Now, if you don't live in the EU and you are getting charged VAT, then you need to start a convo with staff or use the Contact Us link.
     
  6. Malibu

    Malibu Member

    yeah, i live in eu, but when i purchased ipb licence there was no VAT.
     
  7. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    They're a US based company therefore they do not need to charge EU customers VAT.

    We're a UK based company therefore legally we have to.

    Actually, they've made changes in the last year or so, I'm wondering whether US companies are supposed to charge VAT now but I'm not sure on that.
     
  8. Malibu

    Malibu Member

    okay, thanks. Guess i'll think about it
     
  9. Malibu

    Malibu Member

    Only paypal option..? I want to pay via credit card
     
  10. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    I remember reading some hullaboo about that... but I don't know how they are going to be real successful about it. I can see if the company has a presence in both the EU and the US - but US standalone company I don't really see how they can force that since that company is then being forced to provide a service for a country that they have no representation in?
    But it wouldn't surprise me.. tax law is weird and just an attempt by governments to dig money outta folks pockets. The more avenues they can open, they happier they are! :p
     
  11. Malibu

    Malibu Member

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    paypal only option, but it sais You do not need a Paypal account.
     
  12. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    PayPal will allow you to make the payment with a credit card without logging in or creating a PayPal account.

    Failing that you can Contact Us to discuss payment by bank transfer.
     
  13. Mr Lucky

    Mr Lucky Well-Known Member

    They are supposed to charge and account for VAT for digital downloads that are sold via an automated payment/delivery system.

    Some US companies abide by this.
     
  14. Malibu

    Malibu Member

    Oh IPB don't offer automated payment/delivery system on purchase though. They manually check everything.
     
  15. Malibu

    Malibu Member

    i let them know, thanks
     
  16. Malibu

    Malibu Member

    have purchased sent proof to support ticket :) through bank transfer
     
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  17. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Welcome to XenForo :)
     
  18. Malibu

    Malibu Member

    thanks making necessary backups now :) , this can be closed :)
     
  19. actionmedia

    actionmedia Member

    Get off of IPB! You won't regret it. I was with Invision since 2000 (ikonboard, ipb, etc). My db was 2+GB in size, over 1 million posts, huge board... I was able to perform the conversion in a few hours. I also migrated my entire gallery as well. I couldn't be happier with Xenforo. This community is great, the developers are extremely helpful, and the software is fantastic. My members love Xenforo. Engagement has been trending up. With IPB it was decreasing.
     
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