paradime wrote: 3styler wrote:
They extended the deal for a few extra days past it's original expiry, all the developers agreed to the extension except for VMWare.
If VMWare is out, that means they don't have to split the bundle with them, right? So, why not reduce the price accordingly instead of pocketing it?
Also, is VMWare out because of the Parallel's promo? I can see why they'd bail, as others have mentioned.
As I don't work for MacUpdate I can't answer you with anything other than my opinion. However my best guess is, the logistics of keeping the bundle at the same price for the customer instead of reducing it by the 'x' amount VMWare was receiving is simpler than disclosing to the other developers the amount VMware was receiving as I imagine they negotiate different rates with each developer depending on lots of factors.
Also they are a business, in the business of making money. If people continue to buy the bundle without arguably the best app included there isn't much incentive to reduce the cost is there? They could also forgo there own comission but they're not a charity, they could also remove the affiliate scheme and pass that saving on to the customer. But clearly there is value in paying affiliates to drive more customers etc.
As for Parallels I don't work for either so again unless you want me to don a tin foil with you there isn't much point in speculating. The official comment was:
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