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Question about 40$ for year extra

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by A20, Sep 27, 2013.

  1. A20

    A20 New Member

    Hello, I want to buy xenforo but I have a question. Let's say I buy the 140$ package, after the year is up can I buy the 40$ thing to get another year of updates? I guess what I'm trying to ask is how much per year would it cost to be updated? It should be 40$ a year after the first 140$ right?

    Buy xenforo - 140$
    year 1 pay 40$ - to keep updating
    year 2 pay 40$ - to keep updating
    year 3 pay 40$ - to keep updating
    year 4 pay 40$ - to keep updating

    It confuses me.
  2. Russ

    Russ Well-Known Member

    You're not forced to pay for the updates right away. So if your license expires 10/1/2014, you wouldn't have to pay for the $40 renewal right away if you don't want too. Say there's not an update you would need until 11/01/2014, you could renew your license then and still pay $40, which would extend it until 11/01/2015.
  3. A20

    A20 New Member

    yes I understand that but let's say after 11/01/2015 would I need to pay 140$ again or 40$ to continue getting updates?
  4. Jeremy

    Jeremy XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    After the initial license purchase, you only pay your renewal total. You'll never be asked to purchase your license a second time.
  5. A20

    A20 New Member

    Ah I see now. Thanks!

    Edit: bought it now :D
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2013
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  6. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    Welcome to XenForo :)
  7. steven s

    steven s Well-Known Member

    Never say never. Maybe never with v1.x.
    I think it will be up to XF to determine pricing for 2.x if and when the day comes. Just my opinion.
  8. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Don't forget to associate your forum user name with your license, so you have access to all forums and resources.
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  9. whynot

    whynot Well-Known Member

  10. A20

    A20 New Member

    Haha I forgot about doing that. I did it now. Thanks for reminding me :)
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  11. feldon30

    feldon30 Well-Known Member

    This pricing structure encourages XenForo to continue to support the current version of the software. When XenForo releases a major new version like 1.3, all those folks who have let their licenses run out will renew, generating a nice direct incentive to continued development.

    The alternative (lifetime licenses) results in the software being abandoned after a couple of years.
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  12. Liam W

    Liam W Well-Known Member

    That is very true. The current pricing system works so that XenForo get to have money each update ;)
  13. whynot

    whynot Well-Known Member

    There is no incentive to improve it.
    The development team(if there is any) can work on the next BIG (the biggest ever) project.
  14. topcat

    topcat Well-Known Member

    yeah, xenforo is..

    $140 for the license
    $40 per yeah of updates
    $8000 f0r mods
    steven s likes this.

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