First BuddyPass Poll

A few words before you jump into this poll… the idea behind BuddyPass and BuddyPack can be likened to a clothing store’s fresh line-up vs. its outlet store. You guys are getting the items models strut with on a runway, and you get to work with the tailor. That’s why there’s a paywall to get the latest and greatest BuddyPack themes. The vast majority will want to wait for the cheaper/free and outdated stuff, which they’re completely entitled to, but they usually also have to wait two or three seasons to jump in on that deal.

What I’m trying to figure out is what is fair to them and you? Initially, I wasn’t even considering releasing a theme like Gates to the general public till about 6 months to a year, but maybe you have different thoughts about that, hence, the quick poll. It’ll give us a nice visual of what everybody here thinks — majority rules — but if you feel inclined to elaborate more on your vote, you can always leave a comment, too =)

2 Comments

  • From my point of view as a customer? I don’t care. From a business advisor’s point of view? I’d try to create a free version and a paid version, and if that wasn’t easily accomplished, just reduce the price at some point. I don’t see a need to bring the price to free just because it’s old. Of course this might be accomplished in versions… version 1.0 could go free at some point and if someone wants advanced features they could pay for 2.0?

  • Oh and just to be clear, being the entrepreneur I am, I would not go free on 1.0, I’d go $9.99-19.99 on 1.0 and I’d go $29.99-49.99 on 2.0. (just examples.)

    The rates that much of this stuff goes for is designed to work itself out in volume sales and for the individual user the prices are agreeable.

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