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vB.Org System
15 Oct 2009, 02:50
Due to an overwhelming response and interest in the pre-sale event for vBulletin 4.0 Publishing Suite, we've decided to extend an offer to those customers with inactive licenses.

For licenses that expired in the last 12 months, we are offering an extra $45 discount for advance ordering, in addition to the publicly available pre-sale savings of $50. This means the all new vB 4.0 Publishing Suite will cost you only $190, a total savings of $95.

For licenses that expired more than 12 month ago, we are offering an extra $25 discount for advance ordering, in addition to the publicly available pre-sale savings of $50. This means the all new vB 4.0 Publishing Suite will cost you only $210, a total savings of $75.

These limited time offers expire on October 30, 2009. Beginning on October 31, the price will be $285.

You will be able to take advantage of this offer in the next couple of days - we are currently working to make it an option in your shopping cart. We will notify you once this offer is live on the website.

More... (http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/showthread.php?t=320542&goto=newpost)

15 Oct 2009, 03:10
Overwhelming response? Or maybe not enough response. That's usually the case of why a "cough" "sale" gets extended.

15 Oct 2009, 03:26

15 Oct 2009, 03:38
I don't think he means "overwhelming response" as in "a large number of people bought it". I think it's more a reference to the large number of threads and the even larger number of people complaining loudly about the sudden change in licensing and the extremely limited notice (2 weeks).

15 Oct 2009, 04:23
anything special if we had a blog license too? (another $20 off or so?)

15 Oct 2009, 04:25
That's what I was hoping for. After an "overwhelming" complaints from blog owners

15 Oct 2009, 04:28
Huge amount of complaints over at vB.com. With the new license agreement for 4.0 I've decided to drop vBulletin. I know a few people that's doing the same.

15 Oct 2009, 05:08
just went to the upgrade option on the pre order bit and you can only upgrade a leased 3.8 forum to the publishing suite and not just the 4.0 forum :(


any ideas if this will be changing in the future?

15 Oct 2009, 05:44
This is a portion of the VB email I rec'd from them. So I'm I reading this correctly? When my license experinced with 4.0 and they've upgraded, I have to purchase the entire upgraded serious again? :eek: I'm probably not reading it right am I?

"You have the option to keep your current active license until it expires
(according to the 12 month term and conditions). For the remainder of your
active license, you will continue to receive support and have access to forum
software updates, including vBulletin 4.0 Forums. Once your license expires you
will only be able to access the 4 Series software updates by switching to the
new one-time owned license. For more information, visit the vBulletin FAQ."

15 Oct 2009, 10:45
amusing "sale". what about peoples whose license expired a little over a week ago and they didnt renew it yet because vb 4 happened to be in alpha a couple of days ago so they didnt figure a renewal would be needed or would cost 3 times the regular renewal fee? o right forgot jelsoft is trying to screw us without buying the roses first.

15 Oct 2009, 11:17
total rip off if you ask me,i for 1 will not be getting this and may revert to phpbb in the near future as i ain't paying that amount.

1 word describes it all - GREEDY

15 Oct 2009, 11:28
i be as well getting the suite now as I be cheaper to get that than getting just the forum

The forum is $195.00 for a new license and $175 to upgrade.
The suite is $250 but i get a discount that makes it $130.00

so i be cheaper of getting the suite even though i don't need it LOL

15 Oct 2009, 16:05
... so i be cheaper of getting the suite even though i don't need it LOL

Same for me and my friends board as well. We use the blog addon quite extensively. I'd say it came out less expensive to go for the full-blown thingie. Funny enough, I personally voted for a change to Phpbb3 since it has a converter all set up for vB 3.x but I was voted down by other boarders. We're a small private board with only around 20 members so this deal will be waay over the top for us. There are two showstoppers with PhpBB3 though. Blog and photoalbums are missing. If it werent for that, well be over on the Open Source trail in no time.

Keep us posted vB-staffers.

15 Oct 2009, 17:05
wow, just wow.

15 Oct 2009, 18:20
i don't like to pay

15 Oct 2009, 19:05
i don't like to pay


15 Oct 2009, 22:20
What really sucks is that if I had known this months ago, i could have just done a lease for $100 and saved $80 towards this new version. Instead, I feel like I must just hang out with 3.8 until 5.0 comes out as upgrading to 4.0 means I can no longer use CMS or mostly all of the current add ons.

Not only that, but if you've invested in your template, you will also have to shell out more money for another one. Maybe by the time 5.0 comes out, there'll be at least a couple free templates.

16 Oct 2009, 07:11
Is intolerable .. According to your words now have a license to the Inactive the license again! Do you call this development?

16 Oct 2009, 12:26
Hasta la vista, Baby.

Marco van Herwaarden
16 Oct 2009, 12:33
Closed thread as per Discussions on vBulletin 4 and licensing (http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=225368).