I never buy software. Not sure why is that, probably I just don't see a point in doing that. To me, most of the software seems ridiculously overpriced.
- Paying 30 euros for a copy of WinRar? Are you kidding me?
- Paying 70 euros for latest Need for Speed racing simulator I'm not even sure I'll like? I'm not a hardcore gamer, I'm just looking for a good fun for a rainy evening.
And subscription-based software is even worse:
- Antivirus solution that is constantly annoying you - $40/year.
- Office 365 Home - $80/year.
- Adobe Creative Cloud - $120/year.
Do I look like a f*ing Rockefeller to you?
Imagine my surprise when yesterday I noticed that my beloved Adguard actually has very reasonable prices. And they are offering 40% discount for all licences until May 4th, 2016. Lifetime license for less than a cup of Chai Latte in Starbucks? I'll take that, thank you very much!
Well, it's actually half-true. If you just open their main page in the browser and go to "Purchase", you'll probably see that a lifetime license costs $14.97. Not exactly a cup of Chai Latte.
Hacking Adguard pricing
To get those extra nice prices, you'll need to perform a little trick. Open the mobile version of the same page in your browser: m.adguard.com. Now go to purchase. And now switch to prices in Russian roubles. 179RUB for a lifetime license! bigsmile
According to Paypal, I just got my lifetime license for:
Payment: 179.40 RUB
Payment sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
From amount: $2.94 USD
If you're interested in a decent adblocker for Android device, I recommend that you give Adguard a chance. No root required! They also have adblockers for Windows and Mac but I haven't tested those.
Full disclosure: the link above is my affiliate link with Adguard. If 4 people will follow this link, install and use Adguard for 30 minutes, I will get a free 1-year license. In that case, I will donate this license to LCF-AT to help with ad-filtering issues.
If you hate affiliate links of any kind, please feel free to visit using a direct link: adguard.com - it's well worth it.
Have fun blocking the ads! smile