mcanavan wrote:CALVIN01 wrote:50% off works for me.£80 for all that extra functionality that you can use for ever!!!!
what are you complaining about.??????.
Why am I replying to a rhetorical question?
50% is higher than the industry standard, I do not like that FXpansion decided to go with the highest amount that 99% of the companies out there charge. Most companies charge 40% of the initial price or less. Do you want stats? NI charge $199 for Komplete upgrades, Komplete runs $499 retail. (Komplete is a boxed version as well, no argument that's more expensive for the manufacturer) Audio Ease charge $150 for the Speakerphone 2 update, Speakerphone retail is $459. I'm not picking and choosing here, these are plugins I own, let's see? I'm out of paid upgrades, unless you want to count Urs Heckman and Zebra 1 to Zebra 2? a whopping $20! Oh and his MFM2 was a free upgrade for those of us that bought More Feedback Machine... This is the same with the DAWs I own, upgrade Live, Logic or Digital Perfomer for about 40% or less of retail price. IE $199 for DP upgraded to version 7, DP retails for $499. Same with Logic and Live.
I have the VST-AU Wrapper sitting on my computer in v1 because FXPansion decided to charge over 50% the retail for the upgrade to v2, and I'm sure they wonder why people didn't rush out to buy it? Great products at FXPansion, but as an existing customer I get sick of being treated as a cash cow. This isn't just FXPansion, but they have one of the most expensive upgrade paths, you can't argue that.
I think you have every right to sell GURU for whatever amount you want to, I think if 1.6 had seen a little more functionality from Geist, and been sold for $65 with the new upgrade coming in at $65 I wouldn't have blinked.Angus_FX wrote:How many of those companies do free mid-life upgrades on the scale of GURU 1.0 -> 1.5/1.6 though? Long product life cycles (our ideal is something like 4 yrs with a major mid life upgrade at 2yrs) mean that the eventual pay-upgrades are inevitably going to be more expensive than with those companies that charge small pay-upgrades every year or two.
Angus_FX wrote:How many of those companies do free mid-life upgrades on the scale of GURU 1.0 -> 1.5/1.6 though? Long product life cycles (our ideal is something like 4 yrs with a major mid life upgrade at 2yrs) mean that the eventual pay-upgrades are inevitably going to be more expensive than with those companies that charge small pay-upgrades every year or two.
mayur_FX wrote:Hi.. GURU was released in 2005 - that makes it almost 6 years old. This crossgrade fee for Geist is the first time we've charged for any updates since 2005. Of course, the mileage when you purchase a 5-year old product is always going to vary.
Sorry you feel that way but there's no 'stiffing' going on here. There is a demo of Geist available to try out.
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