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Old 12-02-2005, 01:12 PM
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I have given this a lot of thought and finally realized how I could do it effectively.

Essentially I have been wracking my brain on how I can release a LITE version for those wishing to try out the system, for those not being able to budget for the system, or for those that don't need an extensive module solution.

I think I can finally say that I have come up with a pretty good solution.

When GARS goes gold (very soon now!), I will release a LITE version that essentially does everything to PRO version does, except it will not contain the unique module system.

So if you are not bothered about the module system, you may want to wait a few weeks while GARS goes gold and a LITE version can be created.

Look, I'm no fan of managing LITE versions. They are famously PAINFUL to juggle changes to however my goal when I code is to get the scripts into the hands of as many people as possible. A module less system seems a great way to do that for people who are hesitant to purchase or who do not need the module system that the pro system will offer.

Any thoughts on the subject?
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Old 12-02-2005, 01:42 PM
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Personally I think your pricing is very fair, considering your RL commitments and the number of scripts you support. My only thought is that you'll find yourself with a hell of a lot more support requests which may affect the paid scripts support - but saying that you seem to handle everything very well... So I guess only you can make that decision. Free scripts are great though, it would be very kind of you to offer them to the community.
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Old 12-02-2005, 01:49 PM
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hmmm. Good point. Thats the last thing I want/need. I may have to give it a touch more thought.
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Old 12-02-2005, 01:55 PM
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I also think that your price is rally fair for a script like gars. If i were you i wouldn't release a lite version of gars. You'll have to face a lot of support requests and etc.

Put it like this , people can easily pay for vb license which is 160$ , they also can pay for hosting which is minumum 10-15$ per month and they complain about paying 25-30$ for a script license. I donot find this acceptable.

I wish you will not release a lite version. Look at this point we all have competitors and our advantage is the scripts we use or the scripts we choose to buy. If you release a lite version we'll loose our advantage and i dont want to see this happening. I am not a rich guy and these days i am also looking for a job but i dont mind paying for a good script like this even i dont make any money from my site.

As i said i hope you will not release a lite version.
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Old 12-02-2005, 02:27 PM
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Thanks for the support guys. The only key reason I would hesitate is the extra support issue.

Lets face it - GARS without its modules may be nice but its like having a gallery that you can only upload thumbnails into. Its like GAL LITE. Sure it works perfectly, but does seem to be missing the whole big point when compared to the PRO version. However at least the LITE version gives some the ability to try it out. For some, it may be all they need.
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Old 12-02-2005, 03:13 PM
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If the issue is only the support i believe we'll all try to support you as best as we can.
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Phew, I am that happy someone else thinks like me! The first thought that came to my mind was. Go ahead and post "No Geek, do not release a Lite version, go on an finish geekmart !" But then I thought, might be a little bit too offensiv

Anyway, like the both other said, your prices are fair and your scripts are worth it. A Lite version brings more support questions that costs a lot of time! Agreed 100% to what the Lizard King posted...

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Old 12-03-2005, 09:38 PM
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im with everyone else I think the price is very good, its not like you are breaking the bank to just buy it.
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i think the price is good, but I am glad you are sharing a lite version. I will more then likely buy, but after my clients see this in action on their site
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