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Posted: 13 December 2012 01:35 AM   [ Ignore ]
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I’m curious because there’s no thread devoted to this ongoing promotion, and there SHOULD be a devoted thread to it.

Same with snowball… should really be a devoted thread for it.

Anyway, about high fantasy… Every day for high fantasy, there’s been a “buy this item, and get this other item for free” thing going on. Every day except today… wondering if there’s either something that they didn’t release, or if there’s a glitch with today’s high fantasy release.

Not looking to buy till I know what’s what… anyone know?

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Posted: 13 December 2012 02:28 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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It might be coincidence, or it might be today’s promo - The Dungeon Bundle just released with 50% off price…
http://www.daz3d.com/shop/the-dungeon-bundle?utm_source=bronto&utm_medium=email&utm_term=Image+-+Save+50%+on+The+Dungeon+Bundle+by+ArtCollaborations&utm_content=Can+You+Escape+The+Dungeon?&utm_campaign=Can+You+Escape+The+Dungeon?+12_13_12

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Posted: 13 December 2012 03:02 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Hiya belovedalia smile It is a little different today. Instead of doing buy this and get this free we opted to put all three of the packs in one big bundle (less adding to cart and confusion that way) smile So basically it’s buy the bundle and get The Dungeon, The Dungeon Props, and the Gallows (the Gallows would have been the “get free” item had we not just combined it in instead)

I hope that answers your question smile Initially, on the store page for the Bundle, the Gallows was missing from the list of what was included but showing in the promos which probably didn’t help much confusion wise but that’s been fixed and everything is all listed now smile

If you have any other questions at all, please just let me know smile

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Posted: 13 December 2012 07:37 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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So…are the “buy this, get this” promos listed in the newsletter I got on 12/11/12 no longer valid, then?  It’d have been nice if instead of “for a limited time” there’d been a more specific “purchase within 24 hours” notification.  I went to buy the Interment Tomb and had hoped to get “Them Bones” for free, but the discount NEVER applied, even all the way up to the “Confirm Order” screen.  Sad.  I wish DAZ would communicate these things a bit more…directly.

Edited to add: Since this was NOT communicated, this did result in my choosing not to purchase either product.  Had I been informed either via forum or the newsletter that this was a daily special ONLY, I might have chosen differently.  As it stands, I’m not sure I’m all that keen to spend my money here, if DAZ can’t be bothered to communicate such basic information to their customers.  I’ve been part of the PC for six years…and recently it’s become more apparent that communication’s not at the top of the list of To-Do’s anymore.  This disappoints me, as I’ve always loved shopping with DAZ, and things like this tarnish that experience for me pretty severely.

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Posted: 13 December 2012 07:48 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Thanks for the reply, Daz Ann….

While I appreciate the convenience, it bumps the price up considerably that way… so I will pass this one up.

And Xandy,  agree….. TOTALLY.

Since the new store is lacking a VERY ESSENTIAL feature of listing SALE DATES, Daz ought to include dates in the email AND in a forum thread, and there’s a definite and misleading lack of both. 

Stores MUST advertise sale dates.  I have gone to a store before, with a coupon that had no date, or a sale flyer that had no date, and even if the date past, have successfully argued that the price still applies because they advertised it as still going by NOT listing dates.

Daz really needs to get these issues in place. :S
Blatant misleading of customers by a continued refusal to advertise sale and coupon start and end dates is terribly unprofessional and highly suspicious when it’s continued and perpetuated.

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Posted: 13 December 2012 08:08 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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belovedalia - 13 December 2012 07:48 AM

Thanks for the reply, Daz Ann….

While I appreciate the convenience, it bumps the price up considerably that way

Separately, with 50% discount included, each item adds up to about 17.5+17.5+7.5 = $42.5, with gallows free it would be $35
Bundle costs total about $25 with current discount, the difference about $17 with total and $10 with total without gallows. It either almost one full product free or gallows + bit of something else.

The only cheapest option is one full product + (non-existent) free gallows, but in that case the difference between one full product ($17.5) and full bundle ($25) is only $7.5
What I’m trying to say, it doesn’t look that much of the difference. Basically the bundle price is one full product + gallows and second full product is free. It is cheaper than “buy two full products, get gallows free” which as I understand was the original idea.

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Posted: 13 December 2012 08:31 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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I’m curious, what does high fantasy have to do with seasonal stuff?

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Posted: 13 December 2012 08:46 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Kattey - 13 December 2012 08:08 AM
belovedalia - 13 December 2012 07:48 AM

Thanks for the reply, Daz Ann….

While I appreciate the convenience, it bumps the price up considerably that way

Separately, with 50% discount included, each item adds up to about 17.5+17.5+7.5 = $42.5, with gallows free it would be $35
Bundle costs total about $25 with current discount, the difference about $17 with total and $10 with total without gallows. It either almost one full product free or gallows + bit of something else.

The only cheapest option is one full product + (non-existent) free gallows, but in that case the difference between one full product ($17.5) and full bundle ($25) is only $7.5
What I’m trying to say, it doesn’t look that much of the difference. Basically the bundle price is one full product + gallows and second full product is free. It is cheaper than “buy two full products, get gallows free” which as I understand was the original idea.

Of course that’s a good deal and I said as much.. pric
but of course 17.50 is more affordable than 25, and while “only $7.50” doesn’t seem like much to some, it’s maybe 2-3 other products right now.  Even a tiny bit makes a difference. wink

I am in no way at all complaining about the sale or the price though.  I just happened to buy too many Daz O’s and wince at that extra 7 bucks is all raspberry

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Posted: 13 December 2012 09:03 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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belovedalia, what I’m trying to say is that, from my understanding, it woudn’t been $17.5 + free gallows deal anyway. AFAIU if it wasn’t any bundle, you’d have to buy both dungeon and dungeon props to get gallows free, which would be more expensive than current bundle anyway.
I’m not saying you complaining, no, I’m just trying to clarify that in my opinion the deal wouldn’t been better otherwise.

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Posted: 13 December 2012 09:17 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Kattey, the POINT is that it’s not following the beginning pattern which was buy one thing and get one thing free….That’s all that I was confused on.  A single item is generally cheaper than a bundle, which was my only point and yes the other points you made (two items, get one free, etc) were noted and understood.

Daz Ann already clarified, and if folks haven’t tapped out on Daz Originals already (darn you snowball sale) this would be a fantastic bundle to spring for. 

In fact I wish there was a “High Fantasy” renders thread as well as a “Snowball” render thread so I could go look and drool and put up a few pics myself smile

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Posted: 13 December 2012 09:30 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Oh, yeah, I totally agree that current sales and promotions are confusing. For me about 2/3 of ‘High Fantasy’ products aren’t even on sale :/

Hm, what about making such a thread?

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Posted: 13 December 2012 02:58 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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anikad - 13 December 2012 08:31 AM

I’m curious, what does high fantasy have to do with seasonal stuff?

The Hobbit - it is just an answer…big budget seasonal movie release, is also high fantasy smile

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Posted: 13 December 2012 06:33 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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DAZ_ann0314 - 13 December 2012 03:02 AM

If you have any other questions at all, please just let me know smile

Yes, and a reply tomorrow will be useless. Is the Dungeon Bundle a today-only offer? Will it cease to exist tomorrow?

I agree with the comments upthread about the lack of sale ending dates — I wanted to buy the Internment Tomb and Them Bones 3 yesterday as well. Still going to get the tomb, but Them Bones just went back into my wishlist for later.

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Posted: 14 December 2012 12:28 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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Well the “buy this” get the Gallows free offer was only going to apply to the bundle so in this case even had we gone the other route the price would have been the same. :( Originally it was buy the Bundle at $25.00 and then get the Gallows for free but instead of making so you had to go through the extra step of adding the Gallows, we opted for just including it “in” the Bundle. I hope that makes better sense and explains better. Whether we did the buy this get that free thing or whether we did it as we have, the price was still the 25.00.

I am very sorry if we disappointed anyone though. We had thought we were saving people a step, not causing issues :(

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Posted: 14 December 2012 12:35 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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If you have any other questions at all, please just let me know smile

Yes, and a reply tomorrow will be useless. Is the Dungeon Bundle a today-only offer? Will it cease to exist tomorrow?

I agree with the comments upthread about the lack of sale ending dates — I wanted to buy the Internment Tomb and Them Bones 3 yesterday as well. Still going to get the tomb, but Them Bones just went back into my wishlist for later.

The Them Bones thing was gone so fast as it wasn’t supposed to be free at all. There was some confusion at DAZ3D and it was put as a “get this free” when it wasn’t supposed to be part of that promotion which is why it was removed so quickly :( We do apologize for any inconvenience there as well :( With the few different sales and deals going at once, I think it has been a little confusing. I think this is the most variation of promotion DAZ3D has done to date and with that has come some mishaps :( All I can say is that we are very very sorry and as we get more and more used to sales and promotions like these ones all going at once, you should see an end come to these sorts of mistakes (or at least as much as humanly possible given no one is perfect) smile

Anyway, for those upset that we decided to package it all together instead of separate, I am terribly terribly sorry. Knowing the store sometimes gives people grief, I was attempting to make things as easy as possible for everyone, or at least I thought I was. I will leave them separated next time so I don’t cause people to be confused on what they are getting and as part of what. I’ll also pass on that the sames etc have been a bit confusing and that you all would like to see some sort of updates etc as the sales go on.

I should also add that on the Dungeon hindsight as they say is 20/20. I hadn’t thought many would really want one or the other (though maybe a person here or there might) but I assumed (see what I get) that most would do the bundle considering just how much was in it for the price. I realize times are tight though and had I been thinking I might have considered more may be interested in focusing on one pack or the other. I will definitely take that into better consideration in the future smile

As for how long the sale is on these sets, I believe it is at the very least through the weekend smile I will double check though cuz even I can’t keep up and it’s my set ROFL smile

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Posted: 14 December 2012 01:07 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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Pardon the silly question, but why aren’t we all getting these newsletter offers. I haven’t received one for months.

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