Good to go with?

Discussion in 'Game Development (Technical)' started by Reactor, Oct 21, 2004.

  1. Reactor

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    I'm a couple of weeks just shy of releasing my first game, so naturally I'm in the process of organising a web host, e-commerce solution and a file host. After a lot of research (and some great archived comments on this forum) I've decided to go with Lunarpages, Plimus and Fileburst. All three seem very solid (at least so in the opinions of others) and their deals are good.

    I thought I'd just put this out there, in case anyone over the last little while has had any difficulties with either of them, and would care to comment. Also, in some ways I'm still a little torn between Shareit, against Plimus. Because of this, any additional info would be helpful.

    Thanks in advance :)
     
  2. Jack Norton

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    I can comment only for Plimus since is the only I use.
    I think is much better not only than Share-it, but than any other system.
    The only real competitor could be Regnow because has lot of affiliates, but apart for that Plimus is much better.
    The day you'll have your first problems/questions and you'll get a reply within 3 hours (or less) you'll understand ;)
     
  3. Reactor

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    Thanks Jack... I just asked Plimus a couple of questions and they got back to me quite quickly. They look like the guys to go with!
     
  4. simonh

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    Two things I dislike about Plimus:

    1) They automatically collect sales tax, with no way to opt out
    2) They don't allow switch/solo payment (major forms of payment in the UK)

    Both BMT and ShareIt don't have these drawbacks.
     
  5. Jack Norton

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    Well of course no one is perfect :)
    But considering the saving I get (5% average) on other vendors...(if you sell 1000$, with plimus you give only 100$ as commission).

    Interesting fact about switch/solo payments, didn't know that they were the most used system in UK! :confused:
     
  6. Reactor

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    Hmm, okay, good to know. I'm not in the UK, so that fixes one of the two problems...
     
  7. simonh

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    Well I don't know if they're the most popular form of payment, but a lot of people use them (me included :) ).

    :confused: What problem does that fix?
     
  8. Jack Norton

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    Hehe I think he misunderstood :)
    Simon said that people FROM UK can't buy your games with switch/solo if you use Plimus.

    If that can assure you, Reactor, UK is my 2nd market (for my games) and I've sold more than 120 copies of my games there... so you should be able to sell some even with Plimus ;)
     
  9. patrox

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    I don't know what a "switch/solo" is,( never heard of it before) but there's an option in plimus if you don't want them to collect the sales tax. ( it's not called that but that does the same )

    pat.
     
  10. Reactor

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    LOL

    Yep, I misunderstood :) Thanks for clearing that up.
     
  11. Nutter2000

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    just to confuse matters, it's all Maestro now anyway ;)

    Edit: That is Switch is now Maestro
     
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  12. Mark Sheeky

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    I thought I'd mention that most of my UK sales are paid by debit cards (generally switch).

    Mark
    Cornutopia Games
    http://www.cornutopia.net
     

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