News Alert – 20% Off on Alibre Design Professional and Expert

After permanently reducing Alibre Design Standard to $97, Alibre is now offering a 20% discount on Alibre Design Professional and Expert till 31st March 2010. For the next couple of weeks Alibre Design Professional and Expert will be priced at $397 and $797 respectively.

  • When will the insanity end?

  • Does it have to? πŸ˜‰

  • cadguy

    Alibre can sell the software for $10 if they fire all the Sales and R&D folk. Anyway advertising and marketing is done by Deelip for free πŸ™‚ ok on that front.

    On a serious note – can Alibre deliver cutting edge software for extended periods (say more than a decade) of time if they don't have money to invest in R&D?

    This kind of pricing is possible in the long run only if 10s of millions of copies are sold. Otherwise I see this leading to a gradual demise of Alibre.

  • Cadguy: “advertising and marketing is done by Deelip for free”

    He! He! Are you suggesting that other CAD vendors pay the press to write about them? I write about other software as well and have yet to see any money πŸ˜‰

  • I think he was referring to the fact that Alibre is mentioned more on your blog than on official Alibre PR releases or the Alibre blog.

  • It doesn't have to, but I think cadguy sums it up below.

    1) Stop confusing customers with frequent price changes. Those that bought high a week ago will feel disgruntled. Those that buy cheap will feel disgruntled when the next discount is offered for 25% off. Those that fail to buy during a discount will delay buying in order to wait for another deal.

    2) Economies of scale apply. Is Alibre really selling that many seats of Alibre Design to make up for the loss in potential profit per license? I'm curious where they are on the price vs. quantity curve.

  • I intend to find out. I am visiting them between the Autodesk Inventor Press event and COFES 2010.

  • Hey, if they don’t want to make noise then that's their problem. If I see something worth talking about I do exactly that, which I believe is precisely the reason why you guys are commenting here πŸ˜‰

  • Looks like a very good promo to me. πŸ™‚