Heh, the $250 -> $400 Pro SKU upgrade hike was done before SA was
introduced. I agree, the hike on SA was bigger, but as you say, it was
probably doing them more harm then good. I do think they went about it
the wrong way though.. as I said elsewhere, my original intent was to
buy D9 at launch with SA for one year--
$400 Delphi 9 Pro Upgrade
+$200 Delphi 9 Pro Software Assurance
But since they've made SA a no-option for Pro SKU upgraders, the
outlook now looks more like this--
$400 Delphi 10 Pro Upgrade
Now instead of getting $600 this fall, they'll only be getting $400
late next year.
But the question is, how badly limited will it be? I'm hopeful they'll
realize their "Personal" editions were a total flop, but I just don't
see them offering up the same functionality Microsoft's Express
versions offer. If that's the case, they'd practically be selling
Delphi Pro for $50-100.
Not that I'd mind.
Any "loss" would likely be offset by an increase in volume of sales. I
just hope they have the vision to see that getting a higher volume of
sales is better for them in the end.
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