Re: SMA vs. subscription pricing model


the $120 for the home version is a $60 discount. from november to december 31. after this it is $180 for 2 upgrades for the rest of the year.
i know. i tried to buy a s m a about 4 months ago. it said congradgilations you qualify for a $60 discount.
but when i got the email confirmation i was charged $180.
i had to email vfo and they told me the order pages were wrong and would be corrected and they gave me a $60 refund.

-----Original Message-----
From: Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Sunday, November 11, 2018 11:27 AM
Subject: Re: SMA vs. subscription pricing model

It is unreasonable to believe or expect that SMA pricing stays the same forever. I don't even remember how long an SMA for Jaws Home has cost $120 for 2 major upgrades, but I wouldn't be surprised or blame Vispero if they announced that the cost for a 2-upgrade SMA would go up from $120 to $150 in which case it is not so far from the subscription pricing. I also would not be mad at Vispero if they announced in 2 or 3 years that all licenses are being converted to an annual subscription because it would be simpler to administer it especially if they also offer the same subscription in other countries and at basically the same cost after the currency exchange adjustment.

From: <> On Behalf Of R&J
Sent: Sunday, November 11, 2018 5:48 AM
Subject: Re: SMA vs. subscription pricing model

If a brand new JAWS user purchases the product outright for $900 and pays $60 per year for an SMA for 30 years, he will have spent $1,800 on the SMA making the total cost $2,700.

If he pays $90 per year for 30 years the total cost is the same, however, the first method involves laying out $900 up front and one is losing the interest he could have earned on the original outlay.

As I have been using this product since the mid 80's, it is far more economical for me to keep the SMA current. If I were a new customer, I'd definitely go with the yearly license.


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