Rent-to-own payment model

Post » Thu Feb 02, 2017 2:01 pm

Instead of a 'subscription', how about a rent-to-own payment model?

3 options:
- 1 time payment of $500 (guessing a 5 year development cycle)
- 5 yearly payments of $110 (total $550)
- 60 monthly payments of $10 (total $600)

That way if your budget allows a single purchase or yearly $110 payment you can do it.

But if you only work occasionally and need it for a couple of months a year, you can pay for the months you need to have export functionality. The software works so that you can build/test games, but won't export unless you are current with your payment. Once you've paid off the software it is permanently unlocked.

For many, $10 is much easier to come up with a month than $110 once a year.
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Post » Thu Feb 02, 2017 2:09 pm

I too would much rather a rent to own model, even if it makes C3 more expensive initially.
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Post » Fri Feb 03, 2017 6:54 am

I think there is some merit to this idea. Things have changed compared to what we knew on the 1st day of announcement (since we can now likely expect a standalone version of the IDE and not just a browser based version).

If the subscription were rent to own, perhaps after a certain amount of years subscribing you could own the standalone IDE. You could still subscribe for the web-based IDE and cloud services, but if you didn't want them you could keep the standalone IDE and lose access to the web version/cloud services.

Or, at least reduce the subscription fee to something minimal, at that point, if you chose (still with loss of access to the web IDE/cloud services).

Once you reached that point, perhaps after a year or two they could release C4 and start that all over again.
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Post » Fri Feb 03, 2017 7:26 am

If there's desktop, I'm in favour, as I've said.
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Post » Fri Feb 03, 2017 8:25 am

I see all of the complaints about the subscription model and all I can do is laugh at the fact that I pay more than $100/year for freakin' AVG anti-virus lolol. :lol:

Yes, that's laugh...not cry...not...crying...into my coffee... :cry:
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Post » Fri Feb 03, 2017 9:09 am

plinkie wrote:I see all of the complaints about the subscription model and all I can do is laugh at the fact that I pay more than $100/year for freakin' AVG anti-virus lolol. :lol:

Yes, that's laugh...not cry...not...crying...into my coffee... :cry:


More fool you, mate.
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