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Why buy ST2 is so expensive ?

Re: Why buy ST2 is so expensive ?

Postby niquedegraaff on Tue Feb 12, 2013 3:30 pm

I agree.. i would''ve payed for a PRO license if the price was around $30 .. $70 is way to much.
You know how rich Markus Persson became just by selling his Minecraft for a couple of dollars..
It's all about quantity.

I bet if you sold the editor for around $30 you make it affordable for 3x more people

Less buyers with high prices = $$ (2x70=140)
More buyers with lower prices = $$$$$$ (6x30=180)

Has always been this way.. and it will always stay this way.
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Re: Why buy ST2 is so expensive ?

Postby bizoo on Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:14 pm

niquedegraaff wrote:I agree.. i would''ve payed for a PRO license if the price was around $30 .. $70 is way to much.
You know how rich Markus Persson became just by selling his Minecraft for a couple of dollars..
It's all about quantity.

I bet if you sold the editor for around $30 you make it affordable for 3x more people

Less buyers with high prices = $$ (2x70=140)
More buyers with lower prices = $$$$$$ (6x30=180)

Has always been this way.. and it will always stay this way.

It has been proven that's it's not so simple (doesn't have the reference link).
Some software writers had try to play with price and their conclusions was in the end the profit is approximately the same:
Divide the price by 2 and you sell 2 times more.

But if you sell 2 times more it means 2 times more questions, bug reports, ...
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Re: Why buy ST2 is so expensive ?

Postby afly on Thu May 23, 2013 10:50 am

Australia must be suffering rampant inflation. 5 months on and now $70

I fritter away cash all over the place for great software and even I have to wince at that
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Re: Why buy ST2 is so expensive ?

Postby tobi73de on Fri May 24, 2013 5:59 am

Hi !

I am using Sublimetext now for 2 Month and i think its worth every cent. I paid enough money for other Programs of any kind over the Years and i can't even remember the names of some of them. ;)

Sublimetext is really great, in my opinion. Everyone can test it for free. Everyone can use a free Editor, there are alot really good Alternatives.

Mfg Tobi
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Re: Why buy ST2 is so expensive ?

Postby Arjan on Sat May 25, 2013 9:55 pm

Calling Sublime Text expensive, considering its quality, is pretty lame.

Go launch Notepad, cheapo.
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Re: Why buy ST2 is so expensive ?

Postby iPaintCode on Sun May 26, 2013 12:33 am

The current price of ST2 is what suits Jon's business model and I applaud him for sticking to it. For years people have tried prove the theory of, "well if it was only x amount of dollars it would sell so many more", but that is never how it really pans out. Say Jon did drop the price to 10 bucks and he sold 3 times the amount of licences, that would also mean 3 times as many customers to support. People would DEMAND instant support since they're a paying customer and in the long run Jon would spend most of this time answering support questions. If he did hire someone it'd have to be a few hours a week or a couple bucks an hour to keep cost low.

SublimeText is a professional level quality Text Editor for the minilist minded developer with a lot of torque. If you're a weekend warrior and want to dabble in some code here and there, there are dozens of free options. No one is twisting your arm to use SublimeText just like no one is twisting it to buy a copy. Considering the going hourly rate for most developers, the current price is drop in the bucket, baffles me how people piss and moan over the price.
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Re: Why buy ST2 is so expensive ?

Postby MisterCCC on Tue Jun 04, 2013 12:09 pm

It is funny how so many people are in favor of this silly idea that "well, considering occupation X hourly rate, it's not much" and other relative justifications. I see so many marketing people put that message for any stuff they sell.

Now, a bit more about product. I am just trying it now, so I don't yet know what this editor is capable of, however when I saw price, my expectations are really high - I mean, it should really do some magic! I do not consider myself cheap, when talking about development tools, I am user of some very advanced IDE (EDIT: name excluded to not be considered as promotion) which costs $199 ($99 if you buy on discount), if you interested only in web development there are non-Java versions of $99 or less. I would say this IDE does magic! So if ST is only text editor, I would say it is extremely overpriced for $70 compared to other tools or it must do something really magical!
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Re: Why buy ST2 is so expensive ?

Postby neXib on Tue Jun 04, 2013 2:22 pm

MisterCCC wrote:Now, a bit more about product. I am just trying it now, so I don't yet know what this editor is capable of, however when I saw price, my expectations are really high - I mean, it should really do some magic!


If you want magic, install the Emmet plugin.

If you buy a Porsche 911 it doesn't automatically take corners for you, it will demand more of you, eventhough it's more expensive than an Audi. Same goes for Sublime. It's a simple editor that probably can be customized into the best coding tool you'll ever have. But there's also things it doesn't do. He doesn't force anyone to pay, so you can just use it without paying or find something else to use if you don't think it's worth it.

For me personally I have it set up the way I like it, also bought a SFTP license to automatically sync my code to my staging server. For me it's better than Notepad, Dreamweaver, Aptana, Eclipse etc. But it's a matter of taste, and whether you can be bothered to set up your environment. I will pay for anything I use as long as it's reasonable compared to what it gives me considering options, and if I'm able to. The price is definitely in the upper tier, but the program is also really good, in my view.
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Re: Why buy ST2 is so expensive ?

Postby jdlyga on Tue Jun 04, 2013 3:08 pm

I thought it was expensive too. But it's so much better for me than Notepad++ or alternatives that I went ahead and bought it. No regrets.
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Re: Why buy ST2 is so expensive ?

Postby netizensmith on Wed Jun 05, 2013 12:12 pm

Go and check out the price of UltraEdit. $59 and that's for just one platform with only a year of free updates and it's garbage compared to Sublime Text. I work on multiple platforms so $70 for the same editor on all 3 is a complete no-brainer. I do wish Jon would put native printing support in though!
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