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Sterling price of Xenforo

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by DaveL, Oct 4, 2010.

  1. DaveL

    DaveL Well-Known Member

    Do you have a set sterling price for Xenforo?

    I know paypal etc can do the conversion from £ to $, but you dont get such a good rate, and considering XenForo is a UK based company, I thought you may have put a sterling price alongside the dollar.
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

  3. DaveL

    DaveL Well-Known Member

    I know, thats why I was asking if they were going to release a Sterling price. Considering Xenforo is a UK company, I wouldnt have thought it would have been too difficult to have a sterling price alongside the dollar price.
  4. Lycaon

    Lycaon Well-Known Member

    It was discussed in another thread, I forget where it was now.

    I can't remember if there was an official response to why it's USD but it was felt by the community that USD is kind of like the industry standard and the currency of the majority of customers will be USD.

    The trouble with having GBP & USD side by side is the conversion rates change daily, short of keep altering the GBP price each day there would be times when it would be either too high or too low compared to the current exchange rate.
  5. DaveL

    DaveL Well-Known Member

    I can see your point, but the fact Xenforo is a UK based company, I would have thought it wouldnt have been difficult to put up a sterling price. Its going to cost us Brits more because of paypal conversions to purchase a UK product.

    Companies such as Vbulletin and IPB manage to have Sterling, Euro and Dollar side by side. The prices remain the same regardless of the exchange rate.
  6. p4guru

    p4guru Well-Known Member

    Pretty sure majority of sales will be from USA so US$ :)
  7. DaveL

    DaveL Well-Known Member

    I didnt say that wasnt going to be the case :rolleyes:

    I said for a UK company to offer a sterling price will have no effect on them. The dollars will get exchanged into sterling anyway.
  8. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    USD tends to be the most common currency on the Internet, which is why they're only supporting USD.
  9. Hannah_M

    Hannah_M Active Member

    Who knows, in the future they may have all.
  10. Floris

    Floris Guest

    PayPal convert is what applies, right? It's the conversion price they apply as far as I know.
  11. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    currency exchange rate:

    USD 100 = GBP 63
  12. Trip

    Trip Active Member

    I see your point though, UK company, UK pricing...makes sense. However, as mentioned previously US$ seems to be the standard. You really need to keep an eye on the exchange rate. The US dollar bounces quite frequently. Look at it this way, when their dollar dips, you save $$!. On a side note that is usually when I do most of my cross border internet shopping, then the wife throws me into PayPal jail...it's a vicious circle.
  13. DaveL

    DaveL Well-Known Member

    Yes, but using paypal to do the conversion you dont get the best rate going. Thats my point.
  14. Moses

    Moses Well-Known Member

    You could wait until they set up other payment options, however by that time they'll likely be VAT registered so you'll be losing 17.5% on top.
  15. Cezz

    Cezz Well-Known Member

    Durring my tests I found it was more expensive to purchase vBulletin in Sterling than it was to purchase in USD and let paypal convert it... I know this isn't always going to be the case sometimes it will work out cheaper for you but this is the problem its easier for them to simply put up a single price in USD as most of their sales will be in USD and so everyone pays the same.
  16. Kashif Kiyani

    Kashif Kiyani Member

    Hate the fact that the only option they have provided is US dollars. I don't disagree with the fact that industry standard is $ and most business would be coming from overseas but one would have hoped that being a british company, sterling pound would be a payment option.

    Why people fail to understand small little things is totally beyond me!
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  17. Cezz

    Cezz Well-Known Member

    I don't get why it matters... (I am UK based myself) and when I do my tax return I just put in what I actually paid in GBP because when it leaves my bank account/card it will leave in GBP, paypal will deal with the conversion rate.
  18. FreshFroot

    FreshFroot Well-Known Member

    That is why if your smart. You let your CC company do the rate. I saved a lot having my CC company convert for me.
  19. James

    James Well-Known Member

    Wasn't it cheaper to buy vBulletin using the USD currency than it was to pay for the Sterling currency? :cool:
  20. Paul M

    Paul M Well-Known Member

    According to the paypal site ;

    That makes a $140 licence £90.32 (the 24 hr sale has ended now).

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