The word 'software' stops me buying ...

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Here's a thought - I think?

I use exclusively, Apple Mac computers, and of course I love 'em.
However, if there's one word which flags up 'No Sale', it's the word 'Software'.
As soon as someone tries to tell me that their product's software, with no further information, I move on.

For a while I bought interesting software products, only to find that they only run on Windows PCs; even basic things like video files which were wrapped up in .exe files etc.

Needless to say, I had to ask for a refund, as I couldn't use the product (and I'm no serial refunder).

To the vendors: If your product is some sort of software, why not add a line in the sales page explaining that it requires a Windows operating system? :confused:
It would save us both a lot of trouble.

And before someone suggests it, I do run Windows 7 under Parallels Desktop on one of my machines, but it's too slow to put to any dedicated use, and it means that the Windows application is working in a separate sector to all my other files.

Of course, it may actually increase your sales, if you state that it works under Windows or MacOSX.

Any thoughts?

Cheers
Alan
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  • Profile picture of the author Clyde
    This is the same reason all my new tools will be web-based.

    Works on all OS, anywhere in the world with an internet connection!
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  • Profile picture of the author ReachOneMedia
    I think web-based is the best solution to build a software and NOT have to double the cost to build it.

    my 2 cents
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    Originally Posted by Alan Ashwood View Post

    Of course, it may actually increase your sales, if you state that it works under Windows or MacOSX.

    Any thoughts?

    Cheers
    Alan
    Get a real computer. lol. Had to do that. It's traditional ... the great Mac/PC debate.
    just kidding
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    • Profile picture of the author Alan Ashwood
      Originally Posted by Clyde View Post

      This is the same reason all my new tools will be web-based.

      Works on all OS, anywhere in the world with an internet connection!
      Pleased to hear it Clyde. Make sure you state that in your sales message. It's a seeling plus.

      Originally Posted by sbucciarel View Post

      Get a real computer. lol. Had to do that. It's traditional ... the great Mac/PC debate.
      just kidding
      Cough, cough, wheeze ... put that thing out.

      Anyroad, bet mine's prettier than yours, in fact I bet all mine are prettier than yours (and the cute little Apple lights up too). Beat That!

      :p:p:p:p:p:p:p:p

      Not that I'm in any way immature. Hmm, nice 'at girlie.

      PS. Now I've gotta Lion in mine - grrrrr.

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      Now where did I put that pencil?

      Time for a cuppa.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tim Franklin
    Agreed, I can run windows on my MAC but I really dont care much for windows, which is why I use MAC, LOL, but yes, it would seem that a lack of common sense seems to be abundant these days,)

    When I see a sentence that says, (this is not this or that or this either) that is when I move on, because if someone cannot tell me what they are selling I suspect they don't know either, so why buy something from someone that does not know what they are selling...

    Totally ironic ...
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  • Profile picture of the author deu12000
    I'm the opposite. When I see software I'm more likely to buy. When I see it's a one time payment software, I buy even faster; as opposed to a membership to a web based program.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brad Gosse
    Funny, I sell software and it always has Mac/PC flavors. Don't let the word scare you, just do a Command F for the word mac or OS X

    I am a mac user too. I would never neglect that group of influencer's.
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