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Question about Account Upgrades

Discussion in 'Forum News and Staff Communication' started by MaHaL, Dec 21, 2016.

  1. MaHaL

    MaHaL Breathe in. Breathe out.

    Alberta, Canada
    I understand the premise behind them, this isn't about that. It's just that I'm curious as to why the non-recurring ones are cheaper.

    Is the upgrade actually cheaper and you pay an extra month every 6 to not have to get a new one yourself? Does buying in bulk get you a discount? I don't understand the logic behind having non-recurring cost 5/6th the price when it's the exact same.
  2. It encourage you to.. commit, I imagine.
  3. grommile

    grommile nasty-minded old cynic

    This is a fairly standard pricing model for subscription charges. It has two attractions for the merchant:
    • Fewer transactions means fewer transaction fees (which usually have at least a fixed element and/or minimum per-transaction charge).
    • It encourages commitment.
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  4. Xon

    Xon Cabal Arm Commander Director

    Additionally, it encouraged a large lump sum to appear in SV's accounts which was every handy when covering the initial expenses of setting up the business which owns SV and setting up the add-on selling part of the business too.
  5. Cadis

    Cadis Proud Capoeria Angola Quintal Capoerista Advocate

    United States
    Would you mind giving a bit of a breakdown on how the company owning SV operates? Like are you now working for SV full time?
  6. LordSquishy

    LordSquishy Probably Not A Producer

    I wish
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  7. MaHaL

    MaHaL Breathe in. Breathe out.

    Alberta, Canada
    That you could tell us about the company, that you're working SV full time, or both?
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  8. That the company operates.:V
  9. Ford Prefect

    Ford Prefect What is Project Zohar? Director

    It sounds fancy but in practice it just means we run things as we were doing before, and get taxed for the trouble :V
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  10. Stargatekeeper


    subscribers getting a banner would be nice
  11. Fernandel

    Fernandel Lovely Writing, Tendency to Waffle Councillor

    They already get a gold or silver star, though.
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