Also, once the license key has been given, is the seller at the mercy of the buyer cancelling a credit card transaction and keeping FM 16 Advanced?
Per an old press release:
FileMaker special offer: Buy one, give one! You and a colleague can build custom apps for your team
The free versions are fully working, not-for-resale versions of FileMaker Pro (version) or FileMaker Pro (version) Advanced for Windows and Mac
Not sure what you're getting at with cancelling a credit card transaction, but in my experience any reversal of a payment will invalidate all keys associated with an order. So you can't do a BOGO, and then expect the free key to be valid if the order is reversed.
Unless you purchase a support agreement, no support is included with a purchase of FileMaker. You can register your BOGO license key as you would with any other key, and you may be able to get installation support via the phone line.
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Thanks. Guess I'm left with a free copy as I’m an individual user that uses FM for my own purposes. Was considering trying to sell the extra copy on eBay as I saw multiple sellers marketing the FM 16 Advance product.
Some of the ebay sales can be really shady and not legitimate if you read through the fine print. Also, if someone does try to activate a BOGO license you sold them and it gets investigated, you could be invalidated for breaking the rules. Not worth the risk for a small payoff.
Make friends with someone in your local usergroup and give them the license. Or keep it around for a rainy day. After all, it *was* free.
Good advice and well taken form my side.
mikebeargie's responses are accurate. You should not sell the license per the BOGO (Buy-One Give-One) Agreement.
You could keep it for personal use or give/gift to someone you come across that is interested in the software.
Please let me know if you have any further questions.
One thing I did notice was your inquiry of support.
We do still have "Free" Standard Support for the last three versions of the software, which you can see in Standard Telephone Support.
We also have the Paid Annual Priority Support which you can see in Priority Technical Support - U.S. and Canada.
I'm not sure this is valid.. FileMaker and your tax person would have to weigh in. You could donate the second license to a 5013C Not for Profit.
I have a not for profit that is in need of FileMaker Pro licenses. They are in a cash crunch and have not been able to purchase the licenses they require for the project. Development is complete and was funded by an outside agency as part of bigger project.
So possibly you could donate the second license. Get a letter from the Not for profit and deduct half the original purchase price for the FileMaker license in the BOGO deal.
If this is valid and you would like to donate to the Not For Profit I would like to help, please contact me directly.
Am considering donating. Have several local non-profits in mind. If there’s no interest will get back with you. Does your non-profit have tax documentation they can share in case no one’s interested on my side?
It would also be a great thing if we could donate the DevCon FMPA license to an NPO. Currently I believe they are not transferable under any circumstances.
Added an idea for this. Had to add as a product idea.
Donate Devcon FMPA License to NPO
DevCon Ideas are locked. RosemaryTietge, can we open general ideas for DevCon again?
They can provide you with documentation and appropriate letters for taxes. If you would like to donate contact me directly and I'll put you in direct contact with them.
Thanks very much.
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