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Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by SkeletonGamez, Oct 22, 2014.

  1. SkeletonGamez

    SkeletonGamez New Member

    Why is XenForo so expensive?
  2. SkeletonGamez

    SkeletonGamez New Member

    I can't afford $140
  3. rainmotorsports

    rainmotorsports Well-Known Member

    You mean why is it so cheap?

    I can't even upgrade my license from my previous product for the cost of Xenforo and an extra year of updates.
  4. SkeletonGamez

    SkeletonGamez New Member

    $140 is expensive for me
  5. SkeletonGamez

    SkeletonGamez New Member

  6. Ernest L. Defoe

    Ernest L. Defoe Well-Known Member

    No one said you have to use xF. There are free alternatives but none are as good as xF.
  7. SkeletonGamez

    SkeletonGamez New Member

    True but XenForo is expensive for me and I tried the demo and it is awesome I wish I could afford it.
  8. Ernest L. Defoe

    Ernest L. Defoe Well-Known Member

    If it's to expensive then go for a free alternative like myBB, SMF, or phpBB.
    Sami Jalal likes this.
  9. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Good idea.

    At $20 a month, that should get you 7 months worth of forum for the equivalent cost (less hosting fees), followed by nothing.

    Still, at least it's cheaper, right?

    euantor, Goodfella, Amaury and 2 others like this.
  10. Sami Jalal

    Sami Jalal Well-Known Member


    Sorry?! Cheap??? How is that?
    Last edited: Oct 22, 2014
  11. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member

    You forgot to mention that for $20 per month you can only have 25 users online average and 2Gb storage. Best keep that forum small. ;)
  12. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    And don't forget (and pretty sure this is correct) robots count as online users, so that can knock your actual users down even further.
  13. Dakota Storm

    Dakota Storm Well-Known Member

    Yup, you're correct about that, there have been several discussions on the IPS support site about it if I remember correctly.
  14. SkeletonGamez

    SkeletonGamez New Member

    25 max ppl
  15. SkeletonGamez

    SkeletonGamez New Member

    @Brogan, is it possible if I can make monthly payments instead of paying the $140 all at one time?
  16. Jeremy

    Jeremy Well-Known Member

    There is no payment plan available.
  17. wedgar

    wedgar Well-Known Member

    You get what you pay for.
  18. Mag07

    Mag07 Member

    The fact the one can not afford something, does not make it expensive. Price is a relative value. In most of the Western world, 140USD+VAT is hardly bank breaking for anyone with a job, even if it takes a while to save up. Yes, not all of us are fortunate enough to be in a place where that amount of money is pocket cash, however, there are great open source alternatives.

    You obviously would like to be in a position that allows you for a purchase - having a job paid well enough that generates some level of disposable income. Why than, would you want others to work for pennies? ;)
    Dakota Storm likes this.
  19. +DS_DV+

    +DS_DV+ Active Member

    SImply go to your Parents or if they also cant affor it to your next Bank ... at least in Europe a credit for 150€ is nearly 0% interest.

    Than pay your 20 a month ... after a year you have no more payments (like when you buy a car)

    its how i did it :p - Sparkasse FTW

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