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Re: st: Purchasing Stata version update


From   Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Purchasing Stata version update
Date   Thu, 28 Feb 2013 09:33:21 +0000

Agreed, but this doesn't seem to be what Bülent wants. He wants to pay
in advance for the next version too, or rather to get somebody else to
do that for him -- at a discount.

Nick

On Thu, Feb 28, 2013 at 9:18 AM, Maarten Buis <maartenlbuis@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 28, 2013 at 9:40 AM, Bülent Köksal wrote:
>> When purchasing Stata, wouldn't it be nice to be able to purchase a
>> version update also? Some software developers make this possible. So
>> for example when I am buying Stata12, I will also have a chance to buy
>> Stata13 upgrade at a discounted price.
>
> This is already the practice at StataCorp. If you bought Stata 11, you
> could upgrade to Stata 12 when it became available and this was
> cheaper than buying Stata 12. Morover, if you bought Stata 10, you
> could upgrade to Stata 11 when it became available, and than upgrade
> to Stata 12 when it became available.
>
> I would be surprised if this will change for Stata 13, but I have no
> inside knowledge other than observing past patterns.
>
> -- Maarten
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