55 $ for License ??? o_O

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ilyaaa
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55 $ for License ??? o_O

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54,95 $
Why ?

I payed 10$ for license Windows in my country(russia), and i should pay 55 $ for file maneger???
(even for best faile maneger)

I WANT to buy license, because i used this cool file manager many years yet, but this price... :? :?

Please do it smaller!

I think 10 $, for privace non-organization use
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You can't buy a Windows license for $10. Even the "let's pretend legal", secondhand OEM licenses cost like ~$25 in Russia. And those can be used only on a single computer and you need to buy more, as you replace your computers. While TC license is valid forever.

Personally, I see the pricing as reasonable. If AAA games, that are forgotten in a year, can cost $50, why not a tool, that is useful for many years.
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I guess your Windows license is a pirated unofficial thing.
The Total Commander license is in fact a life time version and has a reasonable price.
If its to expensive for you use one of the many available free file managers.
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2Horst.Epp
I wouldn't go that far. Some OEMs ask only a symbolic price for including a Windows license with a new computer.
And years ago, I too questioned the price of TC. But when I compared what I payed for games, nights out with friends, cable TV, and other unnecessary stuff every year, Total Commander's price suddenly made a lot more sense.
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There are two reasons why Total Commander is quite expensive:
1. You get unlimited free updates (this is since 1993!)
2. You are allowed to use Total Commander on an unlimited count of computers, at home, at work, on notebooks in virtual machines, with just one license.
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2ilyaaa
If you are a student then you pay less - only EUR 27.75 without VAT.
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ghisler(Author) wrote: 2021-04-06, 13:31 UTCquite expensive
Are you joking? Some software to expand text e.g. cost about the same but are limited to 1 year of updates only.

:D

I used bought a lot of smaller software - and there is only one I really never regret to have bought!
Thanks!
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