The cost of software

Got a notice today from Rogue Amoeba about a software release for one of their products. In the release was a note about Audio Hijack being updated to version 4. It is a good product, used it at times so downloaded the newest version. Of course there is a $29.95 upgrade fee. Quick decision do I upgrade or not? Here is the problem — with the newer Mac OS I will have to get the upgrade because the older version will not work now.

I understand the work involved to align software with operating systems but when you have been a customer for years, bought a ton of their products, it begins to get to you the constant upgrade and subscription fees. Do they think we the customers are a bank with unlimited funding? The ultimate irony is the price is in US dollars. The Canadian equivalent is $40.36. And there maybe tax. 



Author: tinfoiling


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