r u unhappy with frequent upgrades & $$?

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by nusrat, Sep 20, 2004.

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  1. nusrat

    nusrat Registered Member

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    First, I love the product. BUT...
    -- I bought 6.0 in November 2003
    -- A few months later I was offered an upgrade for 7.0;
    grudgingly, I accepted
    -- A few months later I start getting offers for 8.0

    Two "upgrades" in less than a year?!
    (At this pace, there's still time for a third before I reach the one-year anniversary!)

    And for more $$ (total for both upgrades) than the original product?
    (And that's not all:
    if, like me, you buy the "Extended Download" option,
    THAT money turns out to have been wasted if you're going to upgrade again so soon.)

    Am I the only one who finds this excessive?
    I think that any upgrade within 12 months of an original purchase, should cost nothing or only a nominal amount.
    And Extended Download should be extended free with each upgrade.
     
  2. pappel

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    I agree. I bought 7.0 two months ago and am not willing to upgrade at such cost. I'll just wait for about V 10 and then think about upgrading again.

    Seems that three more features are worth a new version at Acronis. For me, the new features are in no way worth more than half the price I paid for 7.0.
     
  3. mark100net

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    "Extended Download" just gives you the right to download the SAME file again, doesn't it?
     
  4. nusrat

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    Yes, and I opt for it in case I lose my original copy.
    But you still shouldn't have to pay for that option again, just a few months after originally purchasing the product+option.
    You originally paid for the right to re-download version "x" for at least one year -- a right which is now useless to you if you're upgrading the product to version "x+1" just a few months later.
     
  5. mark100net

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    I don't know why you don't just burn a copy on a CD. Or if you're that worried about losing things make three backups and put them in three separate places. Still a lot cheaper than the extended download. As long as you're only using the backups in case you lose the original copy, there is no licensing issue.

    Extended Download is the biggest waste of money I've ever heard of.
     
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    What mark100net said! :)
     
  7. TheQuest

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    Right on mark100net

    The amount of times I have posted the same thing, I would only be a Dollar behind Bill G. :D

    Strange people buy Imaging software but do not take the simple and long standing advise of regular backing up impotent data to other media, i.e. CD or DVD.

    Take Care,
    TheQuest :cool:
     
  8. nusrat

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    JFC!, I really regret mentioning XD, because it has really become a red herring in this discussion, obscuring the more important point, which is:
    having to pay so often (and so much $$) if you want to keep up with product changes.

    The XD charge is a side issue.
    It doesn't mean I don't do backups.
    It's a logical extension of the same reasoning (for backups),
    which is: **** happens.

    If you don't find it worthwhile, that's fine, don't do it.
    But don't let it distract us from the main issue of upgrade charges.
     
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