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    Default xara products updates

    No quite sure where to post this but I'm currently using Photo & Graphic Designer and Web Designer Premium both of which are telling me I have to update my service renewal, PGD 25th April at 29.99 and Web Designer on 27th April at 34.99. So my question is - with Xara Designer Pro X priced at 89.99 is it better to buy this, presuming there will be one price for an update in a year's time or will this continue to be more expensive than renewing products separately. Can't find an obvious answer to this anywhere.
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    Default Re: xara products updates

    I found the big advantage with XDPro is that you don't have to cut and paste between two apps to design websites. IMHO, the single app is more than the sum of the separates.

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    Default Re: xara products updates

    If it's one or the other, Designer Pro definitely. It is the flagship product.
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    Default Re: xara products updates

    Quote Originally Posted by hsinclair View Post
    No quite sure where to post this but I'm currently using Photo & Graphic Designer and Web Designer Premium both of which are telling me I have to update my service renewal, PGD 25th April at 29.99 and Web Designer on 27th April at 34.99. So my question is - with Xara Designer Pro X priced at 89.99 is it better to buy this, presuming there will be one price for an update in a year's time or will this continue to be more expensive than renewing products separately. Can't find an obvious answer to this anywhere.
    Hilary
    Hilary, I don't think you can get a 89 new licence for XDPX even if you have the other two products. A new XDPX purchase is 199.

    Sorry.

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    Acorn - My currently active Xara software: occasionally serviced XDPX, purposely unserviced XDPX12 & XDPX11 (32/64-bit), unserviced XWD Premium 15 & 12, XPGD10, X3D7 and lots of 'permanently-owned' licences back through time (to CC's Artworks)

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    Default Re: xara products updates

    that might be the price to upgrade from P&G to Designer Pro under one of Magix' endless 'special offers' ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by handrawn View Post
    that might be the price to upgrade from P&G to Designer Pro under one of Magix' endless 'special offers' ...
    I did have a good look. Basically, Magix never offers much in the way of a genuine discount; it always puffs its offers up with things you don't necessarily need. The trick Magix are trying is to convince you of is that a 'want' is actually a 'need'. Caveat emptor.

    Acorn
    Acorn - My currently active Xara software: occasionally serviced XDPX, purposely unserviced XDPX12 & XDPX11 (32/64-bit), unserviced XWD Premium 15 & 12, XPGD10, X3D7 and lots of 'permanently-owned' licences back through time (to CC's Artworks)

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    Default Re: xara products updates

    Click image for larger version. 

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    screenshot taken from magix site 2019-04-18 16_36_59

    caveat emptor, go figure
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    Default Re: xara products updates

    Quote Originally Posted by handrawn View Post
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	2019-04-18 16_36_59-Xara Designer Pro X  The ultimate package for your designs.jpg 
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    screenshot taken from magix site 2019-04-18 16_36_59

    caveat emptor, go figure
    But that is not an upgrade cost from a lesser Xara product; it is the annual subscription renewal (sorry, Update Service) when you already have XDPX.
    It is no wonder people get confused.

    Acorn
    Acorn - My currently active Xara software: occasionally serviced XDPX, purposely unserviced XDPX12 & XDPX11 (32/64-bit), unserviced XWD Premium 15 & 12, XPGD10, X3D7 and lots of 'permanently-owned' licences back through time (to CC's Artworks)

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    Default Re: xara products updates

    point made I think

    xara at least used to offer 'cross-grades'
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