someone wants to sell me their license, but wants me to change the information myself?

Discussion in 'vBulletin' started by Lizzie Johannah, Nov 20, 2019.

  1. Lizzie Johannah

    Lizzie Johannah Aspirant

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    is that even possible? i thought you absolutely had to go through the transfer process with vbulletin to get the contact and registration information changed on the license. is that something i could do just through the member area? i just want to make sure before i continue the conversation with the seller.... doesn't sound like a good idea to me, though.
     
  2. Steve

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    I wouldn’t recommend that approach. That means they have to give you their login info, then you change the associated contact details. Definitely steer clear of that approach.
     
  3. Lizzie Johannah

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    that's what i thought... but it is definitely possible then?

    i mean, the truth is most people have to rely on the seller to actually initiate the transfer anyway, just in the case, you're relying on the information. once you pay anyone, they can dissapear on you i guess... still doesn't sound like the greatest idea, but i thought i would ask.
     
  4. Steve

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    It’s possible to be caught and both users lose access to the license.

    So I’m assuming the seller doesn’t want to pay the transfer fee?
     
  5. LordOfSpoon

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    Lizzie Johannah

    So, I'm going to be 100% honest with you and everyone here. I have done this. Against the rules of a certain forum software. This is actually how I got into "foruming" and what got me here today. I had done development work for one of me clients. When it came time to pay me, he didn't have money. So, he gave me his login information to the forum software he bought as a forum of payment.

    I took it. At that time I had no idea it was against their rules because I was young and completely new to the forum world...

    Now, with that being said. I'm not going to sit here telling you what you should do through the internet. But, what i suggest is that you weight the pros and cons. Is it worth be banned over not paying 40 or so dollars? The people who make these softwares put in a lot of time and effort into making the software what it is.

    Take someone like Ryan Ashbrook for example. He works on IPB. (applaud) I love the software, thus, the cost involved is high lol But, its worth the cost as these people put in their time to create such a great software. Just like the people at Xenforo or any other paid software for that matter.

    If it was me in your shoes. I would pay for the transfer. Not for the right way of doing things, but for the respect of the developers and support staff that make it all possible... Good luck on your decision and I hope it works out! :tup:
     
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  6. bosss

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    I am seller and we can pay half - half!
     
  7. zappaDPJ

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    The short answer is it isn't possible, not with a vBulletin account. You can't change the account information and nor can the seller. Only vBulletin staff can do it.

    Have you been given a reason why are you having to pay a transfer fee? Are you the original owner?

     
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  8. bosss

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    i just contact Vbulletin support and asked - but still wait answer and Yes i am original owner.
     
  9. Lizzie Johannah

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    Thank you for that honest and really well-written response. I mean, I basically agree. I think vBulletins license transfer charges are unreasonable, but I've always paid for them. When this seller told me to do it this way, I had questioned myself as to whether I'd been missing something all of this time. Thank you!

    Thank you so much Zappa! I thought it might not be possible, but thank you for confirming it. You've been so helpful this whole time that I've been here. I really appreciate it. :)

    Also, as he posted here, he said we could pay half and half on the license... I'm waiting for another seller right now, though, so I'll have to think about it, but I'm glad the seller had a change of heart about the transfer fee.

    It's supposedly a vbulletin 4 suite and 5 suite license, so I assume the transfer fee is from the 5 license. Although, I was really looking for just the 4 license right now.
     
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  10. bosss

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    told before that everybody can edit license (domain) with login info - and used this license (custumer nummber) on one domain - should be that domain exemple1.com or exemple2.com - is not problem for vbulletin - one license - one domain - that is point and legal on all sides.
     
  11. doubt

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    Something could be alarming for the staff.
    In a short while:
    email address changed
    password changed
    domain changed

    You could loose the right to use the license and the buyer could loose the right to use the software.
     
  12. bosss

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    You do not understand what i meaned! I can not loose anything because i spoke about domain change not email or password or name... read before answer
     
  13. bosss

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    Got answer from vbulletin support

     
  14. doubt

    doubt Tazmanian

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    I have read it from the beginning:
    That would not be a simple domain change.
     
  15. bosss

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    read few more times
     
  16. zappaDPJ

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    Perhaps BirdOPrey5 could clarify the situation here because clearly both statements can't be true.
     
  17. doubt

    doubt Tazmanian

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    Reading it again:
    First you wanted to save the transfer fee fully.
    The buyer had some doubts so opened this thread.
    Secondly you wanted to pay only half of it.
    Only thirdly came up with the proper way: contacting vB that you want to sell your license.
     
  18. LordOfSpoon

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  19. Lizzie Johannah

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    oh, so the vbulletin 4 he mentioned was as in part of the suite included with vbulletin 5?
     
  20. LordOfSpoon

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    Yes, it's actually a vB5 Connect license.

    So, you would have access to the vB3, vB4, and vB5 downloads as well. And to my knowledge there is a transfer fee when transferring a vB5 license.
     
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