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    2018 post-charter discount

    March is coming to a close soon and I just wanted to be sure that I can still get the discount if I can't put together the money by the end of the month. I am on post-charter. I think I can do it, but just in case.
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    I'd like to know the same.. I'm on 2015, and was going to upgrade by the end of March, but redundancy is looming, and can't risk any non-essential outlay until I know what's happening..

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    Yes I was told when I wrote to ask that the price would be made clear before the end of March so people could make their decision. Lets go NT, get on the ball.

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    When the introductory pricing offer ends for LightWave 3D 2018, upgrade pricing for HC licenses will revert to their previous HC pricing, with any other special terms for which a specific license may be eligible accounted for. The registration system is aware of non-HC licenses and for those licenses, a user will see a Buy Now button in their account. For HC and any special licenses, the user will see a "Contact US" button. The staff will have the information to provide the correct price for an upgrade on each license.

    In practical terms, some licenses were upgraded under offers that will still allow upgrade at $295 after March 31st, others will be eligible for $395 pricing. Subject to change as there are still internal discussions on the matter, but tentatively standard license upgrades from 2015 will be $495, and upgrades from older versions will be $695. A formal announcement will be forthcoming.

    Please note that I will update this message as needed as I get new information.
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    Thanks Chuck. I don't see anything about Buy Now or anything like that so I used to Contact Us link to ask.
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    To be clear, NT will not be honoring the promises made by Rob Powers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by djwaterman View Post
    To be clear, NT will not be honoring the promises made by Rob Powers.
    Kind of looks that way doesn't it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by djwaterman View Post
    To be clear, NT will not be honoring the promises made by Rob Powers.
    Yep. http://www.cgchannel.com/2015/09/new...twave-pricing/

    "The cost of an upgrade becomes $295 if you’re using the current version of the software... so the new pricing rewards users who stay current."

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    Quote Originally Posted by hrgiger View Post
    Yep. http://www.cgchannel.com/2015/09/new...twave-pricing/

    "The cost of an upgrade becomes $295 if you’re using the current version of the software... so the new pricing rewards users who stay current."
    I know there's a lot of confusion about policies, but you're quoting a post that someone wrote to CG Channel (as opposed to a press release) which states at the outset "Most of the information below comes from a long, and initially quite confusing, thread on the NewTek forum, but we think we’ve picked out all of the important details."

    I admit that I haven't taken time this afternoon to read through that 732 post thread to try to do the same, but I do think it might be more helpful to point to something official to support one's claim. Details of promo offers are generally posted on the website and announced in press releases. Sometimes threads that attempt to clarify matters can wind up actually muddying the waters a bit (which no-one wants, believe me) ... just sayin'.

    Again, NewTek doesn't want to shortchange anyone; to the best of my knowledge, up until today every one of those who pursued their upgrade via the one on one mechanism that was offered has been satisfied with the outcome.
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    http://forums.newtek.com/showthread....=1#post1445902

    http://forums.newtek.com/showthread....=1#post1445907

    (here I even asked for clarification) http://forums.newtek.com/showthread....=1#post1445959

    http://forums.newtek.com/showthread....=1#post1445991

    http://forums.newtek.com/showthread....=1#post1446054


    http://forums.newtek.com/showthread....=1#post1446067

    http://forums.newtek.com/showthread....=1#post1446135

    http://forums.newtek.com/showthread....=1#post1446136

    http://forums.newtek.com/showthread....=1#post1446141

    http://forums.newtek.com/showthread....=1#post1446177

    http://forums.newtek.com/showthread....=1#post1446065

    It was also discussed in a few other threads but I trust that's enough "official" info which includes both past and present employee/s of NT representatives to support the claim. The deal previously was to get current with 2015. And after that point, as long as you remained current, your upgrade to Next and subsequent releases would be 295 as a loyalty reward. Rob said Charter people would be offered some other type of promotions moving forward.

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    That's more relevant, though I'm not sure the quotes offer an absolutely definitive answer to every question. My opinion matters no more in this than anyone else's, but an interpretation that seems to commit Newtek to any sort of everlasting, completely open-ended pricing arrangement makes my antennae tingle. I don't see anything here that leaves no other possible interpretation, and would still like to see the official press release describing the promotion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hrgiger View Post
    http://forums.newtek.com/showthread....=1#post1445902

    http://forums.newtek.com/showthread....=1#post1445907

    (here I even asked for clarification) http://forums.newtek.com/showthread....=1#post1445959

    http://forums.newtek.com/showthread....=1#post1445991

    http://forums.newtek.com/showthread....=1#post1446054


    http://forums.newtek.com/showthread....=1#post1446067

    http://forums.newtek.com/showthread....=1#post1446135

    http://forums.newtek.com/showthread....=1#post1446136

    http://forums.newtek.com/showthread....=1#post1446141

    http://forums.newtek.com/showthread....=1#post1446177

    http://forums.newtek.com/showthread....=1#post1446065

    It was also discussed in a few other threads but I trust that's enough "official" info which includes both past and present employee/s of NT representatives to support the claim. The deal previously was to get current with 2015. And after that point, as long as you remained current, your upgrade to Next and subsequent releases would be 295 as a loyalty reward. Rob said Charter people would be offered some other type of promotions moving forward.
    Thanks for finding these Steve.

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    How long does the "Staying Current" grace period last? If a user has not upgraded to 2018 by March 31st they are not "current", correct?

    I would extend this grace period to the end of Siggraph for this release only. Next release, 45 days: 30 day free trial plus 15 days to purchase.

    Also, it is probably fair to apply inflation to the $295 2015 figure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris S. (Fez) View Post
    How long does the "Staying Current" grace period last? If a user has not upgraded to 2018 by March 31st they are not "current", correct?

    I would extend this grace period to the end of Siggraph for this release only. Next release, 45 days: 30 day free trial plus 15 days to purchase.

    Also, it is probably fair to apply inflation to the $295 2015 figure.

    Current in the past meant prior to the release of the next version of the software. There was never any mention of any promotional period before this past December. The $295 was meant to be a permanent price to 2015 owners until whatever version after LW Next would be released.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hrgiger View Post
    Current in the past meant prior to the release of the next version of the software.
    Is that in writing somewhere? This is the only point that still seems ambiguous to me after looking at your links.

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