The following will sell you a Beta application/product with their natural, and I thought forgivable startup flaws at a reasonable price and claim “One time payment and lifetime access” – – –
Later, they introduce Version 2 and that’s not grandfathered with your “One time payment and lifetime access” you’re not along for the ride. You bankrolled their awkward launches and then get lumped in with the herd when they roll out Version two treating it like a new product.
In other words: You THINK you’re going to participate in improvements, bug fixes and updates – think again. Those items are only included in the next VERSION which is treated as a new software.
They offer a discount code, but it’s the same one they give the new public consumer – they don’t want you to know but if you visit the product outside their email announcement you get the same “deal”.
Here are the shameful few:
Mario Brown Videlligence 2.0 You don’t get updates or upgrades, they change the version and sell it to you again.
Videlligence 1.0 Couldn’t resize images or crop an image from landscape to portrait, or vice versa. That made most of the videos produced look chopped off and useless. Are you interested in a fix for that? Sorry, it’s in Version 2.0 which isn’t the one you bought. You bought the broken version 1.0
WPFreshstart. You don’t get updates or upgrades, they change the version and sell it to you again. Improvements, bugfixes, updates are not the same program. They’re a “new” version. And you’re not included.
With Viddyoze, (2.0 to 3.0) they did a similar thing HOWEVER unlike the others, the version you bought (2.0) is STILL GOOD – you don’t need to upgrade / repurchase the product if it’s working fine for you. Bugfixes aren’t part of the new version. It’s great. And it is. It’s a great product worth every penny.