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[issues about] New v9 Platinum Pricing

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  • #31
    Re: [issues about] New v9 Platinum Pricing

    I finally got through to sales.

    I will be back in here for a bit and will probably go on to other places shortly.

    Hope all you folks have great success!

    Dave Mason
    [email protected]
    Skype is dave.mason46


    • #32
      Re: [issues about] New v9 Platinum Pricing

      [QUOTE=Richard Rabins;450697]OEM Run Engine Package Details (designed for developers building commercial, packaged software)

      Price: one time flat fee: $599 - this OEM version will be available soon.

      • Designed for single-user, DBF file applications that don’t require SQL connectivity
      • Distribute multiple different commercial packaged applications from the same license

      Ok, so that seems to be the bottom line. For what was originally a cost of $146 for V8 and $188 for the V8 runtime, it will now cost $900 for V9 with the runtime. That is for single user, no SQL. That is a bit of a hit, I would say, especially since I also bought V7 twice (once to get version 8 and never really did anything with v7) and haven't used any runtime yet, since I am still working on my project, started 2 years ago.

      This is sad, as the new enhancements for the desktop are a nice addition, as I mentioned early, in particular the browse that never worked properly in v7 or v8.

      I am sad, because I think this product and the people who run it have done a very nice job and certainly do deserve monetary rewards for their effort. I would think quantity over quality might be a better approach, but time will tell. With the economy hitting the skids and my being retired, but not yet on full retirement benefits, spending another $1000 to keep myself happy playing with Alpha 5 is a tall order and something I don't think my wife would appreciate. Especially since I still haven't come up with a finished product. Maybe I will wait, get my product done on V8 and see what happens down the road.

      I guess being conditioned to getting weekly ads from Alpha for $99 versions of their product has conditioned me to expect less of a price increase.
      "Ollie, remember how dumb I used to be? Well, I'm much better now."



      • #33
        Re: [issues about] New v9 Platinum Pricing

        Originally posted by trackmanpete View Post

        This is sad, as the new enhancements for the desktop are a nice addition, as I mentioned early, in particular the browse that never worked properly in v7 or v8.
        I agree. We can only hope that since they are going to keep V8 alive we will get a update to fix the browse so it works like any other MS product.