This sentence is inquiring as to whether the discounted price of the current version would be sufficient to offset the cost of an upgrade to a new version.Does this really add up?
This is a mathematical representation of the concept. Will getting 25% off the purchase price of the current version (v.8) plus the cost of upgrading to a new version (v.9) be greater than the cost of purchasing the current version at full price, but getting a free upgrade to the new version?Will a 25% off upgrade to v.8 + v.9 upgrade > v.8 purchase + free v.9 upgrade ??
I can't imagine there will be much difference, will there?
This sentence is questioning the notion that either of the aforementioned quantities will be significantly larger or smaller than the other.
This statement is expressing his position, which questions the credulity of this deal being a nefarious cash grab designed to screw their users, in light of the more reasonable assumption that they are simply trying to gain customers.My understanding is that these offers are typically to increase user base, rather than make a shed load of cash...