Who's kidding who... the 50% discount is actually 25%
Thread poster: Samuel Murray

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Oct 2, 2013

Hello everyone

I just got a mail from ProZ.com telling me this:

Savings of up to 50% off --
Buy Wordfast Pro and
get Wordfast Classic FREE


Now, normally Wordfast Pro costs EUR 400. If the discount is 50%, you should expect to pay just EUR 200, right? Alas, the Group Buy costs EUR 300. The discount is actually 25%.

But wait, could it be that the "up to 50%" applies to what you would normally pay if you bought both Wordfast Pro and Wordfast Classic together? Nope, together they normally cost EUR 500. That makes the Group Buy a mere 40% discount, and then... you don't get Wordfast Classic free.

No amount of clever calculations gets me to the magical 50%.

I'm not suggesting that we should not be grateful to get a 25% discount for such a fantastic piece of software, or be grateful for the existence of this wonderful tool that pays for itself twenty-fold or a hundred-fold during its 3-year life-span, but... dishonest is dishonest. I'm not happy here.


[Edited at 2013-10-02 09:08 GMT]

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Drew MacFadyen
Savings up to 50% Oct 2, 2013

HI Sam - apologies for the confusion. No one is lying, the text say "savings up to 50%" and the TGB has two options, one for members and one for non-members. That said, I see how that is not clear enough and could be considered misleading.

Members save 40% on the price of Studio - 299 Euros instead of 500 Euros. Non-members save 50% as their option (which costs more) includes ProZ.com membership by default. The TGB will only show ProZ.com members the one option for Studio and non-members the option to buy Studio with ProZ.com membership.

That said - I don't want you or anyone else to feel that was incorrect or misleading so if you or any other paying ProZ.com member emails me at drew@proz.com with the subject "Wordfast TGB discount" - I will provide you with a link to buy Wordfast studio at 50% discount or 250 Euros. Non-members can email me for a link to buy Wordfast Studio + ProZ.com membership and or sign up to the TGB which is a savings of 50% including Wordfast Studio + ProZ.com membership.

Thanks for considering ProZ.com TGB for your software needs,


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