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Will Xenforo's price higher

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by kingofseo, Mar 17, 2014.

  1. kingofseo

    kingofseo New Member

    Hello Community,

    I've a question about xenforo will the xenforo's price higher like vbulletin when they release a new version of vb price is always higher.

  2. Claudio

    Claudio Well-Known Member

    XenForo is really different from vBulletin, don't you see it?

    All companies have their own sales policies. XF is really cheap so I don't see which is the problem if they increase the price, it worth every penny.
  3. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    It's impossible to answer that question.

    Only the three company owners know what plans they have with regards to pricing and licensing.
    DarkGizmo likes this.
  4. kingofseo

    kingofseo New Member

    It would be nice if the price will the same 140 usd is OK.
  5. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    It would be nice... but not a normal to be expected. All things normally increase in price with time. I'm honestly surprised that it's been as stable for as long as it has. As for bang for the buck, it's worth a LOT more.
    DeltaHF, kingofseo, pegasus and 2 others like this.
  6. Moshe1010

    Moshe1010 Well-Known Member

    Probably have a goal to meet certain market share, and only then increase the price. I guess XF 2.0 would cost differently, and may even require current license holders to pay in order to upgrade (which I think is reasonable).
  7. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    The License Agreement wouldn't allow that:
    Not that I'd mind. XF deserves every penny. But the license agreement is quite clear.
  8. RobParker

    RobParker Well-Known Member

    I've asked this before: http://xenforo.com/community/threads/how-many-days-valid-xenforo-license.61956/#post-657810

  9. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    True enough.

    It also doesn't say anything about the price of the subsequent support/upgrade renewal so regardless of the License Agreement they'd be more than within their rights to increase that.
  10. rainmotorsports

    rainmotorsports Well-Known Member

    vBulletin uses a different price scheme altogether so its not even worth comparing against. Xenforo is similar to IPB's scheme where you have the initial purchase and after a year updates and support require renewal. The initial cost is cheaper while the short part of the long term can be a little more expensive. Once spread across major versions and many years its still the cheaper option for the customer and better cash flow for continued development.

    I can't seem to find the current terms on vB but pretty sure they switched to a major version license. You buy 5 you get updates to 5 but when 6 comes out welcome to a major upgrade cost. Where as with Xenforo you pay your renewal which is currently 40 bucks and your going to have 2.0 if your license would have expired by then. Its hard to sell certain people on renewal costs sometimes but really its cheaper.
    wedgar and Snog like this.
  11. D.O.A.

    D.O.A. Well-Known Member

    And that was the final nail in the vB coffin for me when they decided to pull that crap. I never went beyond version 3.

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