20% discount Avira Premium- Heads Up.

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by rogervernon, May 15, 2008.

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  1. rogervernon

    rogervernon Registered Member

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    I've been trialling Avira PE Premium & liked it, but today I downloaded and installed the free version just to remind myself the exact features it had, compared with the paid version.
    On the initial update, a window opened offering the premium version at 20% off, this week only
    Now, Avira is probably the cheapest of all the better AVs, even without a discount, so I grabbed it for the grand total, including VAT, of 15,96 Euros.
    I now have a red brolly for at least 12 months.:thumb:
    Cheap as chips for a quality product!
     
  2. Dark Shadow

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    Good deal for a good product:thumb:
     
  3. PierreF

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    No more 5 euro extra for the Auerbach Foundation?
     
  4. mata7

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    if i want buy it i have to donate 8.15 dollar to the Auerbach Foundation, so i dont like that so i wont buy it, i dont have money to donate, when i have extra money i send it to my familly in cuba belive me they need it, and if after that i still have somenting to donate i will give to a Children programs or cancel programs that is more importan to me
     
  5. kinwolf

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    Looking at your sig makes that hard to believe :rolleyes:
     
  6. PcBorg

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    Game,set and match!!!
     
  7. n8chavez

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    How is this relevant? It's not. The fact is, forcing people to donate money to a foundation is ridiculous. That should not be allowed. And I'm sure many people, such as mata7, will boycott Avira until they change their policies.
     
  8. kinwolf

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    It's his right indeed, I just found it funny after noticing the sig. Take it with a tongue in cheek.
     
  9. n8chavez

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    It doesn't matter if you have the money to pay it or not. The fact is it's insane to force people to donate.
     
  10. kinwolf

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    Nobody is forcing you. Just don't buy it or use the free version. There is no gun to your head. The choice is yours.
     
  11. n8chavez

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    They are forcing you if you want the premium version.
     
  12. mata7

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    sure i have the 8 dollar i just don't gone give to Auerbach Foundation

    agree 100% whit you
     
  13. rogervernon

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    Donation or not - it is still the cheapest quality AV at 19,95 Euros (around $31 USD), at full price. Most other comparable AV vendors are selling their "not free" versions for $39.95.
    Presumably, if Avira kept the whole of the purchase price in their own pockets and weren't up front about the donation, no one would know how the purchase price was allocated and would happily buy the product without raising whingeing objections.
    Frankly, if it's a good product at a fair market price, (which it is), I couldn't give a toss about how they divvy-up the gross revenue and I fail to see why the tightwads amongst you are using that as an excuse not to buy!
    The words "sour" and "grapes" come to mind!
     
  14. n8chavez

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    You guys don't seem to get it. It's not about money. The cost of the product is reasonable, though not the cheapest (see Dr Web or F-Prot). Money is not the issue here. It is about forcing the user to make a mandatory donation when there is no need to. f they were to ask for the donation during checkout that would be one thing, but they are not. They are automatically adding your donation to the price of their product. That is wrong.
     
  15. pugmug

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    Agree 100%!Who cares what they do with their money as you get a fine a/v for your coin.This foundation does not sound bad to me, http://www.auerbach-foundation.com/Zweck.aspx?AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1
     
  16. rogervernon

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    No they aren't - they are deducting the donation from their gross sale proceeds and giving to a charity!
     
  17. n8chavez

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    If that were true then why are users being changed an extra amount in addition to the price of the product?
     
  18. Diver

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    If you are talking price, both Norton and McAfee are less than $30 after rebates. Norton can be free if you bought the previous year's version and ISP's give McAfee away.

    Anyway, the price is the price. If you don't like it, get something else. All this complaining is silly.
     
  19. n8chavez

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    It's amazing how many people say the thread has ben about something without reading the whole thing.

    I'm going to say this one more time. It's about principle not price.
     
  20. jad123

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    SOme people are really ridiculous. Avira is just showing the breakdown of their donation to the foundation. Right now if I go online it shows the premium version for $20.61 and $6.74 to the foundation. For a whopping total of $27.35 for a top AV. They could easily change and just show the $27.35 for the product. Would you guys buy it theno_O?? Eset is charging $59.99 for NOD32 - PURE PROFIT. Give me a break. If showing that they take $6.74 and donate that to a charity is a bad thing then God help us all. I prefer the company that gives:


    - Funding people: youth aid, old people’s aid, student aid, development aid
    - Funding education and training
    - Funding science and research
    - Funding art and culture
     
  21. pugmug

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    What a donkey post!Your stated location happens to be very correct,behind!
     
  22. n8chavez

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    Only you would take it to mean that. I can tell you are being very logical with a retort like that. Nice job!
     
  23. LowWaterMark

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    Alrighty then. o_O

    Thanks to the thread starter for the heads up on the built-in, limited time, 20% discount for all those who are interested. As the word has now gotten out about that, we'll draw this thread to a close.
     
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