Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by SkeletonGamez, Oct 22, 2014.
Why is XenForo so expensive?
I can't afford $140
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.
$140 is expensive for me
I might just get IP.Board because XenForo is so expensive and IP.Board is cheap. http://prntscr.com/4yrgfe
No one said you have to use xF. There are free alternatives but none are as good as xF.
True but XenForo is expensive for me and I tried the demo and it is awesome I wish I could afford it.
If it's to expensive then go for a free alternative like myBB, SMF, or phpBB.
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?
Sorry?! Cheap??? How is that?
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.
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.
Yup, you're correct about that, there have been several discussions on the IPS support site about it if I remember correctly.
25 max ppl
@Brogan, is it possible if I can make monthly payments instead of paying the $140 all at one time?
There is no payment plan available.
You get what you pay for.
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?
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 - Sparkasse FTW
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