I used to spend 30-50 $ a month here, but since the launch of the “new and improved” site I think I’ve spent no more the 10 $ in total.
Also, I didn’t renew my Platinum Club Membership because the new coupon system that can’t be used on PA items.
Shopping here isn’t fun anymore, I don’t know if I already have the item, I have to figure out what file I need to download, I don’t know if it requires DS4.5 or I can use it in previous versions. There were other problems with the store software, like the cart not working or the downloads not appearing in the account, that I think (and hope) are now solved, nonetheless when I add something to the cart I find myself thinking “what will go wrong this time?”. No, it isn’t fun anymore…
(Apologies for my bad english, I hope that what I wrote makes some sense )
I for sure have reduced what I’m spending. I have trouble finding anything I want to use my monthly coupon on, mainly because I pretty much have the DAZ Originals I want. Years ago I learned never to buy anything from Sears unless it was on sale, since everything eventually went on sale, and I think that’s how I’m looking at DAZ now. And I agree that the new store is not as fun as the old, but I’m not sure why, since I think it is better organized and allows more filtering. The main thing I use this website for seems to be reading the forums! Unless something changes drastically, I am not planning on renewing my PC membership when it expires in March.
Even with my reduced spend I get burned on at least one item with every purchae.
I find it amazing that DAZ would let a vendor sell a “skin resource” kit that has an 810k file for the head/face texture, now i was not expecting 60mb PSD’s to work with but an 810k near pixilated file as a source for new skin textures is next to useless.
“SKIN RESOURCE” Texture
Sensual Skin Resource for V5:
I’m spending a lot less for a lot of reasons—one being simply that I need to spend less. But yeah, I find a lot of my business going to Rendo and RDNA these days. That said, I did just spend $18 at DAZ, so it’s not like I’m not spending here or boycotting DAZ or anything. The new site and a lack of interest in Genesis*, as you said, are a lot of why I’m shopping elsewhere.
*I have spent a little money on Genesis since it’s been Poserized, but I have a large content for Gen4 and Gen4 just fits my workflow better.
It wasn’t long after ds4 came out and the vendors started to drift rapidly to the new shiny that I stopped to look, weigh cost against benefit, and the PC lost big And, I have never visited the new store so I won’t comment on that. I don’t feel the need to go looking for clothing through a ton of things I won’t use, so PW has become even more important to me. But I’d guess in the last three months, maybe more, my expenditures at DAZ has totaled zero.
Not just you. Since the release of studio 4 and genesis my shopping at DAZ has dropped to 0. I used to spend a couple of hundred a year; all I could afford to. I used to save money for the for the October sales, where I usually spend 1/2 of what I spent at DAZ in a year. But DAZ is selling very little I need now.
I’m not a big fan of genesis, and even if I was with auto fit and well stocked runtimes I don’t need to buy clothes. And that is just it, I have well stocked runtimes, tons of stuff I haven’t used. Right now there is only 1 thing I think I need but I am not spending $60 just to find out if it will solve an issue. I uninstalled studio 4 weeks ago, just wont do what I need it to, and could do in studio 3. If it still worked I’d probably be buying every bit of dynamic clothes that came up on sale.
As it stands I am just reworking old scenes I never finished because I got wrapped up in the DS-carrara dynamic clothing.