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Last post Author Topic: WinPatrol Plus @ $0.99 on January 29th  (Read 11572 times)

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Re: WinPatrol Plus @ $0.99 on January 29th
« Reply #25 on: April 16, 2012, 04:25:16 PM »
Got mine at the end of the purchase process, when asked to fill up my name & decide whether I had bought Task Catcher or WinPatrol.  I didn't get it by mail (maybe later on).
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Re: WinPatrol Plus @ $0.99 on January 29th
« Reply #26 on: April 16, 2012, 04:39:15 PM »
I didn't get these steps at the end... did you use Paypal?  I just clicked the paypal button under the family option and paid by paypal and that was it...?

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Re: WinPatrol Plus @ $0.99 on January 29th
« Reply #27 on: April 16, 2012, 04:57:27 PM »
I snagged a Family Pack as well, not just because it's good stuff but to encourage more of this sort of thing :-)

ditto.

I just bought a family pack as well, which got me a page with a code for Task Catcher :huh:.

Check what you get when you order, the process seems a little flaky.

Also ditto. Have had to email bill re my currently non-working reg code.
Not that it matters much to me directly as I've been too lazy to transfer my existing Plus code from my old machine for the best part of 2 years, so I clearly find the ordinary version entirely adequate.

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Re: WinPatrol Plus @ $0.99 on January 29th
« Reply #28 on: April 16, 2012, 07:18:31 PM »
I didn't get these steps at the end... did you use Paypal?  I just clicked the paypal button under the family option and paid by paypal and that was it...?

I did Paypal, and after it said it couldn't quite figure out what I bought, I filled in the name I used in the Winpatrol spot, and then it popped up the code page:
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Did you not get a page like this?
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Re: WinPatrol Plus @ $0.99 on January 29th
« Reply #29 on: April 16, 2012, 08:16:27 PM »
No, I didn't. :(

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Re: WinPatrol Plus @ $0.99 on January 29th
« Reply #30 on: April 17, 2012, 12:47:09 AM »
No, I didn't. :(

Try sending him an e-mail; he got back to me after a short while with the correct code for my purchase.

Interestingly, I tried to purchase through PayPal first and that got me the regular price of $49.95, so I had to use the credit card option to get the discount.

Anyway, the order process seems to not always be entirely reliable, but as long as Bill is so nice about fixing things that shouldn't hold anyone back I think :Thmbsup:.

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Re: WinPatrol Plus @ $0.99 on January 29th
« Reply #31 on: April 17, 2012, 01:00:42 AM »
I bought one! Thank you for the heads up on this great app.

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Re: WinPatrol Plus @ $0.99 on January 29th
« Reply #32 on: April 17, 2012, 01:34:56 AM »
I didn't get these steps at the end... did you use Paypal?  I just clicked the paypal button under the family option and paid by paypal and that was it...?

Yes, I did use Paypal.
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Re: WinPatrol Plus @ $0.99 on January 29th
« Reply #33 on: April 17, 2012, 01:58:51 AM »
wraith808, you must send Bill an email
keycode given through order process & will not be emailed.

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Re: WinPatrol Plus @ $0.99 on January 29th
« Reply #34 on: April 17, 2012, 07:52:48 AM »
No, I didn't. :(

Try sending him an e-mail; he got back to me after a short while with the correct code for my purchase.

Thanks!  That worked!

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Re: WinPatrol Plus @ $0.99 on January 29th
« Reply #35 on: April 17, 2012, 10:18:57 AM »
As a WinPatrol Plus user, sent author support questions over a month ago, twice, and still haven't heard back.  In contrast, I ask Mouser a question about ScreenshotCaptor and it's answered five minutes later.   
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Re: WinPatrol Plus @ $0.99 on January 29th
« Reply #36 on: April 17, 2012, 11:11:25 AM »
As a WinPatrol Plus user, sent author support questions over a month ago, twice, and still haven't heard back.  In contrast, I ask Mouser a question about ScreenshotCaptor and it's answered five minutes later.   

I'd try again.  I've sent him questions on two occasions and heard back pretty quickly.

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Re: WinPatrol Plus @ $0.99 on January 29th
« Reply #37 on: April 18, 2012, 10:02:24 AM »
As a WinPatrol Plus user, sent author support questions over a month ago, twice, and still haven't heard back.
I'm really surprised.  I've sent Bill a number of support questions over the years, and I've always gotten a relatively prompt and helpful response.  I agree with wraith: try again.

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Re: WinPatrol Plus @ $0.99 on January 29th
« Reply #38 on: April 18, 2012, 10:45:24 AM »
You guys are probably right.  Maybe he was having temporary personal issues or something.

FWIW, I'm encountering two issues:
1) "Notify me when a new WinPatrol is released" hasn't worked for me.  I never get a new release email even though I signed-up at least of couple of times; and 2) when I install a new version - after checking manually! - the old version still shows under installed programs, so it shows both the old and the newly installed versions.  Have used Revo to delete old version's entry.  New versions of the majority (if not all) programs I have on my systems overwrite old version install entries under installed programs.  Appears WinPatrol requires that I always uninstall the old version before I update it with the new.

Otherwise, WP+ has performed as advertised.
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Re: WinPatrol Plus @ $0.99 on January 29th
« Reply #39 on: April 18, 2012, 12:39:15 PM »
Hi,

Even though the deadline is technically passed, the sale (up to 2 per person) is active as of a few minutes ago.  I wasn't even sure what is my existing license (from 2009, they are lifetime) in terms of numbers of puters, transferable, etc.  I think this makes me in good stead if I install on secondary puters, or maybe a gift to a friend, or maybe a donation to a fine software, or something.

Incidentally, I have become a big fan of WinPatrol + Chameleon Startup Manager.  I consider the 2 as complementary.

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Re: WinPatrol Plus @ $0.99 on January 29th
« Reply #40 on: April 18, 2012, 03:28:00 PM »
Incidentally, I have become a big fan of WinPatrol + Chameleon Startup Manager.  I consider the 2 as complementary.

Out of interest -- I've never looked at Chameleon, although I've seen it mentioned by others quite a few times -- what does CSM do that WPP doesn't?
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Re: WinPatrol Plus @ $0.99 on January 29th
« Reply #41 on: October 26, 2012, 12:51:34 AM »
New deal: http://www.winpatrol.com/download.html

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Two Day Experimental Sale Only 99 cents.

 This special sale is good Thursday October 25th and Friday October 26th and will end Friday night at 11:59 PM EST.
 The special 99 cent license is good for a single machine. Multiple orders are accepted but only one code will be created per order.
 
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Re: WinPatrol Plus @ $0.99 on January 29th
« Reply #42 on: October 26, 2012, 08:36:49 PM »
As a WinPatrol Plus user, sent author support questions over a month ago, twice, and still haven't heard back.  In contrast, I ask Mouser a question about ScreenshotCaptor and it's answered five minutes later.   
  Wow, that's pretty strange.  Normally Bill is Johnny-on-the-spot with support emails.  But considering how busy he must be with this new 99 cent thing going on......
  I've been using WinPatrol Pro for years and years and have found both the software and the support top-notch.....

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Re: WinPatrol Plus @ $0.99 on January 29th
« Reply #43 on: October 26, 2012, 08:39:11 PM »
Hi,

Even though the deadline is technically passed, the sale (up to 2 per person) is active as of a few minutes ago.  I wasn't even sure what is my existing license (from 2009, they are lifetime) in terms of numbers of puters, transferable, etc.  I think this makes me in good stead if I install on secondary puters, or maybe a gift to a friend, or maybe a donation to a fine software, or something.

Incidentally, I have become a big fan of WinPatrol + Chameleon Startup Manager.  I consider the 2 as complementary.

Steven
 
  That's another great thing about Bill's software, it's lifetime.  In fact, I'm thinking about making a donation to him for all the updates over all the years I've used it...