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Old 2013-03-14, 14:03
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Post 6.5 upgrade to reason 7

- "Anybody who purchases Reason or a Reason Upgrade from an authorized dealer after March 1st qualifies for a free upgrade to version 7 of Reason."

Got my 6.5 about 1.5 months ago (or even later... do not recall exactly).

I was curious about what will happen to people, who got 6.5 from the start... would they get free upgrade? I see now, that the answer is NO (for now).

Dear Props, you really should give this ability for those who got 6.5 version right away even before March the 1st.

I believe the tool is fine, I also believe programmers must eat, so software needs to be rewarded, but it happens that a big part of immediate v6.5 users pay more for the usage period than the immediate v6 or v7 users, which is NOT FAIR.

I hope that you understand that.

Best regards.

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Old 2013-03-14, 14:27
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6.5 was an update...and it was free. Reason 6 was the Upgrade.

Therefore you should look at the time period from when Reason 6 was released (Q3 2011) and to when Reason 7 is going to be released (Q2 2013) and you will notice that it is well over a grace period for them to say give it for free.

Once again.. Reason 7 is an Upgrade...not an Update.
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Old 2013-03-14, 14:57
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Ha ha ha ...

I understand your point. This is a game of terms.
There are all 'releases', major or minor, it really doesn't matter.

But now it is completely clear:
buying 6.5 right away was THE MISTAKE.

Users who bought 6.5 right away are paying MORE during the usage period relatively to what pay those who had version 6 and had more time and update to 6.5

Also, those who got 6.5 earlier than 1st of March pay more during the usage period of time than those who get's version 7 right away.

Great marketing.

I knew that it might happen,
the really sad thing is that it is really happening.




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6.5 was an update...and it was free. Reason 6 was the Upgrade.

Therefore you should look at the time period from when Reason 6 was released (Q3 2011) and to when Reason 7 is going to be released (Q2 2013) and you will notice that it is well over a grace period for them to say give it for free.

Once again.. Reason 7 is an Upgrade...not an Update.

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Old 2013-03-14, 15:09
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Please, understand correctly:

I'm not saying that programmers are not to be rewarded,

But it happens that a big part of immediate v6.5 users pay more for the usage period than the immediate v6 or v7 users, which is NOT FAIR.

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Old 2013-03-14, 15:24
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This is how software works. You need to buy early if you want value for money. Otherwise you risk the situation you are in now. It's no different for any software update and may be one of the reasons that some companies are moving to a licence lease model.
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Old 2013-03-14, 15:35
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Yep...

I was expecting Props to be more 'fair' in that field...
Declaring that a subset of immediate 6.5 users is somehow 'more lucky' than the other one reminds me an old anecdote:

- So, we've got those 100 resume's ... ok, now we take something about a half from the top.. ok, now I throw them to a trash bin...
- Why?
- Cos' they are not lucky.
- Oh, yes, we do not need those who are not lucky.


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This is how software works. You need to buy early if you want value for money. Otherwise you risk the situation you are in now. It's no different for any software update and may be one of the reasons that some companies are moving to a licence lease model.

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Old 2013-03-14, 18:26
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This is how software works. You need to buy early if you want value for money. Otherwise you risk the situation you are in now. It's no different for any software update and may be one of the reasons that some companies are moving to a licence lease model.
The reason some companies are moving to a licence lease model is because that assures a fixed regular income (provided they get the desired customers).

Companies got that idea when users got tired of endless upgrade and started thinking they could just remain with what they have and stop upgrading, which eroded profit margins for such companies.

Personally, I don't think it's a model that benefits users - if a user gets tired of paying upgrades he has the option of keep on using what he paid until then. On a subscription model, when he stops paying he has nothing.

This subscription model does has however the side effect of removing this complaints of the exact date purchase happens and upgrade happens.

But this is a minor thing. For long term users, after some upgrades, the price paid for initial license plus all upgrades, versus exact time of usage will not be that different.

For users who just want to buy once, and make no upgrades, it has no difference whatsoever.
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Old 2013-03-14, 18:24
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Yep, this situation is pretty unfair.
I bought my version at the beginning of this year, and I had waiting more then month to get my box, because propellerheads didn't sell box online for Russia, and russian resellers didn't had this box in stock for more than month.
And then you tell me, if I had wait 20 days more, I could get v7 for free, but ha-ha, you won't.
Seems like subtle humiliation on your customers and failed marketing strategy...
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Old 2013-03-15, 12:10
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ive got my reason 6.5 upgrade 1.5 months ago too...

what's wrong with the props?
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Old 2013-05-05, 16:26
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This also makes me so unhappy and agreed ITS NOT FAIR!
 

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