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What are you going to do to prevent this?

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by Erik, Oct 3, 2010.

  1. Erik

    Erik Well-Known Member

    What are you going to do to prevent someone from buying 10 or more licenses on the first day, and then selling them for $130 a week later? Prospective buyers would jump at the opportunity to save $10 (or $20 or $30) over the price of a license, and this person just made $300. :)
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  2. borbole

    borbole Well-Known Member

    I don''t think there is anything to be done about this. It is not like it is illegal or anything like that.
  3. Lycaon

    Lycaon Well-Known Member

    For one there will be a time limit on when a license can be transferred although it hasn't been stated what the limit is as far as I know.

    I know this won't stop people from doing it but $10 isn't much of a saving so I doubt many would go for it anyway, also $1000 is a big outlay for $300 especially as you wouldn't know when you could get that $300.
  4. matthewalan

    matthewalan Active Member

    I don't know about all of you, but I'd rather just buy a license from XenForo for the extra $10 dollars. I want this forum to be as successful as possible, and for how hard Kier and Mike have worked on it, it's definitely worth paying an extra $10. Being able to pay $40 less for a license is a privilege that Kier and Mike are offering us, and there isn't a reason to cheat them out of a little extra money because of it.
  5. Erik

    Erik Well-Known Member

    The $10 margin was just an example. It could be a $20 savings, or even $30. The point is that someone could buy up a ton of licences on the first day, sell them later, and then make a profit, which is being taken away from XenForo. :)
  6. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    Good question. I expect there will be some kind of time limit before you can transfer the licenses. Ashley will know more about this and will probably make an appearance with a response.
  7. James

    James Well-Known Member

    Good points. I'd suggest making the $100 licenses not able to be sold (unless they pay a $40 fee), this was if they are sold the original person has paid $140. No, not ideal for the people who buy XenForo and it doesn't satisfy their needs, but what else can be done?

    Rather that than prevent them being sold at all.
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  8. Walter

    Walter Well-Known Member

    Buying XenForo Beta at the first day is a risk that only people will take that have trust in the XenForo development team, I don't think that we have so many speculator/gamblers here that it will be releveant :)
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  9. dutchbb

    dutchbb Well-Known Member

    Probably not much people are thinking of doing this. You still have to sell them later, which can take quite a while, and maybe you're not even getting the $130.

    A limit of 10 licenses per customer should be considered however. Otherwise you might still see some evil person buying 500 licenses and then setup a domain like xenforocheaper.com or something the next week. But again; this is very unlikely to happen.
  10. CyberAP

    CyberAP Well-Known Member

    What would you prefer to do? To buy a license on official site or form an unknown user? Does it worth 20$ or 30$?
  11. James

    James Well-Known Member

    To some people, the $20/$30 discount is worth it.
  12. Ahmed

    Ahmed Well-Known Member

    I don't think they should do anything about it. It's not illegal or something.
    Unless it's not allowed to sell your license(s), I don't see why it's a bad thing, it's business after all.
  13. The Sandman

    The Sandman Well-Known Member

    The more licenses they sell on launch day the better! :D And I'd be surprised if there wasn't a significant time restriction on reselling licenses.
  14. JVCode

    JVCode Well-Known Member

    Why would Mike, Kier, or Ashley see this as a bad thing? they would net $50,000 in one sale. Even if the buyer did buy with the intention of selling them on, good luck to them, and I'm sure the devs would hope they did this too, why? because they would rake in another $20,000(500*40=$20,000) per year from those licenses alone, not bad really for not having to process any of those sales, or marketing the product yourself and still earn $70,000 from it.
  15. dutchbb

    dutchbb Well-Known Member

    True... well it's still better to sell them for $140 but I get your point.
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  16. Hannah_M

    Hannah_M Active Member

    After the vB4 sale, there were licenses going for about 100 bucks for vB4 on digitalpoint.
  17. Hannah_M

    Hannah_M Active Member

    You don't know the kind of people on digitalpoint or warriorforum lol
  18. Floris

    Floris Guest

    I think before anybody buys in bulk, they should read the pricing scheme as well as the EULA - so they hurt themselves thinking it's a free for all :)
  19. Ashley

    Ashley Business Guy Staff Member

    I may have already mentioned this, there will be a restriction on transferring licenses within a period after purchase. It seems quite reasonable :)
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  20. Hannah_M

    Hannah_M Active Member

    Should be at least 6 months. Most people, from digitalpoint at least, can't have that kind of money tied up that long.

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