Charging for Themes???

Discussion in 'iOS Themes and Customization' started by kmc915, Jul 20, 2009.

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Do You Agree with Charging$$$ For Themes

Poll closed Aug 4, 2009.
  1. Yes: It's hard work

    9 vote(s)
    14.3%
  2. No: Keep it to donation only.

    54 vote(s)
    85.7%
  1. kmc915

    kmc915 New Member

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    OK so I'v been jailbreaking and theming iPhones and iPods for a long time now and love how our community is so good and helpful when it comes to art and themes. I know allot of hard work and time go into some themes but CHARGING money for it??? I don't know, I'm kinda torn on whether this is a good thing or just some guy being greedy and possibly influencing other theme makers into doing this. I am referring to a member of another popular iDevice forum charging money for his latest theme iElegance PRO. Yes it looks like a great theme but I just don't want themes to start costing money, it just seems wrong to me. If you are a good graphic designer then go into other avenues to make money for yourself!!! Sorry if people don't agree with me but I just want to get some other opinions on this subject???
  2. iTouch_You

    iTouch_You New Member

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    Some people deserve the money. Simple as that.

    Oh yeah, put up a poll too.
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    Dust New Member

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    sorry, but i dont agree. i mean its fine if they put up a donation button, but charging for a theme? thats ridiculous. it should be optional.
  4. Shawa

    Shawa Super Moderator

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    How does it seem wrong for someone to charge for something into which they put a lot of effort? If anything it's 'wrong' to not charge.
  5. kmc915

    kmc915 New Member

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    Poll Added.

    Donations are the way to go. What if you buy it and hate the theme. We are jailbreakers, not the App Store...
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    I think Donations are the way to go not Charging. But people do work hard on the Themes.
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    Ip0d N00b New Member

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    Charging for a theme is BS it should definitely be donations only.
  8. KhmerB10

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    I understand it's hard work, but themes a theme, ur not gonna like it forever, your gonna get bored of it at some point -- at least for me

    It should only be optional (donation)

    --i dont develop themes, so feel free disagree with me
  9. kmc915

    kmc915 New Member

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    I agree, thanks for the reply. They are talking about banning me from ModMyi for speaking out on this!! I mean I was a little mean the the guy but damn. What ever, I hope the theme gets out and people get it for free... I would never use it now!!!
  10. Vince

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    Honestly it depends on the theme. For 99% of them, charging seems ridiculous. The only theme I can think of that is worth paying for is iNitsua(Red) which isn't out, but the funds for that are going towards Product (Red) which is a very good cause.

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