I fully expect my asking price to be out of range for some people. But what people have to realize is it is cheaper than buying an owend license from Jelsoft. You own it. It;s not second rate software. It's the real deal. So why would I sell it for super cheap? I'm not that desperate to sell it. I figure I can give a lower price and help someone NOT pay full price to Jelsoft.
Originally posted by abrazell I fully expect my asking price to be out of range for some people. But what people have to realize is it is cheaper than buying an owend license from Jelsoft. You own it. It;s not second rate software. It's the real deal. So why would I sell it for super cheap? I'm not that desperate to sell it. I figure I can give a lower price and help someone NOT pay full price to Jelsoft.
What you have to realise Aaron is that, sure, you're offering it $10 cheaper than getting it from Jelsoft, however, it only has around 6 months of members area access left on it.
That means in 6 months the purchaser has to hand over another $30 to Jelsoft to get access to the members area for updates etc..
So, for $10 more direct from the source, the prospective purchaser can get an owned licence and not have to pay the $30 annual maintenance fee for a year.
Can you not see the economics in that? $10 more = another 6 months of updates = an ultimate saving of about $20 in the first year getting it directly from Jelsoft.
If you decide to be realistic, I too would be happy to purchase it.
$130. This is not bartering. This is a non-depreciating software license. What I should do is buy another years access in the member area and charge $170 for the license. That way you would have a year and a half of support with your license.
Okay, sorry to do this to you but I just upped the ante. Steve can verify this for me as well. I just added a year of members area access making the expiration date 9/12/2005. The going price is now $170.
Originally posted by abrazell Okay, sorry to do this to you but I just upped the ante. Steve can verify this for me as well. I just added a year of members area access making the expiration date 9/12/2005. The going price is now $170.
This is getting fishy, I don't understand why you go all the trouble to add an additional year of subcription and while trying to sell your license. I can only see that you want to get as much from the buyer.
I am not trying to ruin your post here, remember if your credit deem to be invalid after the sale, your license also will be in question.
Originally posted by abrazell Why is it getting fishy? I want a certain amount for my license and I wasn't getting it. Steve has already verified my license. What's the issue. It makes perfect economical sense.
Buy new from Jelsoft
License - $160
One year of support - Free
Buy from me
License - $160
1.5 years support - $10
Whats wrong with that?
Verification from them doesn't mean anything, it only mean that it was a valid license at that point but the buyer still bear the responsible after sales - that is if there is any charge back the license will still be in question.
Capital, I appreciate your comments both here and at Sitepoint but I see no reason for a used license to sell that cheap. It's not like a car that depreciates in value as soon as you drive off a lot. If you want to pay $115, find a seller who'll sell for that cheap. Otherwise, it's really kind of moot.
Originally posted by abrazell brandon, you definitely have a point and to be honest never even considered that aspect. So all I can say is I have no reason to do a chargeback nor do I intend to.
Well, I am sorry on the comment I made earlier for I was once pissed off when the seller made a charged back after transferring the license to me and Jelsoft has noway stopping them and it only come to my attention after 8 months when vb was doing an audit on their license. My license was pronouced as invalid then, but I made a complaint to Jelsoft and luckily I managed to get it back.
Jelsoft has stated on their TOS to safeguard their butt.
In another life, I am Sketch at Sitepoint Forums. Since I am an Advisor and many people know my name, it's important for me to maintain that reputation and not taint it with fraud... and essentially that is what you are describing. That of course does not prevent me from acting in a shady manner, but it also does compel me to behave in a positive manner...
I do understand the concern and, though I haven't gotten paid yet, I hope this conversation does not put off the sale.
My buyer has gone missing on me. So the license is still available.
$170 gets you an owned license with a year and a half of members area access. I will entertain other offers as well if the asking price is really that out of hand for you. Please do soby pm or email [email protected].