The difference is 30 dollars which is what? price of a cup of coffee? I think you'll find that xenforo is worth every cent, and with the resource manager having an announced release date they'll be a sale for that official add-on if your site needs such an add-on to take advantage of.
Don't feel bad. I bought a copy right before the sale.......which I didn't really need then.
As others say, though, I'm not sweating $30.
Hopefully you intended to do this with or without a sale....can't imagine the sale being the reason to move! The good news is, if you act quickly, you can get the RM for $40 off, therefore putting you ahead of the same if you need that add-on!
It's worth 10K to some folks and $100 to others.
I like the current idea of selling the really valuable add-ons in order to add to their revenue. That assures needed income while still leaving the forum cheap enough for casual use - like my new drone site! This is a site that is likely to lose money for a while or forever....
I have full faith that guys who can write code like XF can put together basic spreadsheets and projections to determine their preferred model....
Funny thing, though - my old CMS - Expression Engine, actually did better as they charged more. They ended up having mostly serious web developers as customers, and these developers could easily charge through the $400-$600 for the package (with add-ons) to their clients.
Hey, we all make our beds and then lie in them. I won't sleep well until the XF team and a bunch of the top developers are fat and happy.....well, maybe just happy and fit.
Almost everything has a value. I was referring to the value of each xF license can have and of course the worthiness. Not just the number of people that will buy. If xF is worth the money, no matter how premium it is (of course, rationally), people would still buy. What about thousands paying for $200?
It's nice that there are people out there who live on a forgiving budget. For me, even the $110 tag was high. The IPB and vB forums that I have all came with second-hand licenses, so they cost a lot less. I ended up installing phpBB for the current project, oh well.