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AIKO 5 and March Madness
Posted: 26 February 2013 01:41 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 46 ]
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I’ve put in a support ticket to find out what exactly the MM deal is. I’ve also asked how long it’s on sale for. Will let you know if I get a reply before the sale disappears.

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Posted: 26 February 2013 03:37 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 47 ]
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DAZ has a 30 day return policy. Buy it if you’re even halfway interested, and take a chance for four days. If the added benefit isn’t enough, get yourself a refund.

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Posted: 26 February 2013 03:44 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 48 ]
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canberra_boy - 26 February 2013 03:37 PM

DAZ has a 30 day return policy. Buy it if you’re even halfway interested, and take a chance for four days. If the added benefit isn’t enough, get yourself a refund.

That is all well and good, but it doesn’t explain or excuse vague promotions like this one.

There is no good reason (for the customer) for Daz to promote vague sales like this one. It just creates uncertainty for the customer for no gain.

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Posted: 26 February 2013 04:11 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 49 ]
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canberra_boy - 26 February 2013 03:37 PM

DAZ has a 30 day return policy. Buy it if you’re even halfway interested, and take a chance for four days. If the added benefit isn’t enough, get yourself a refund.

No. I don’t see why I should. If Daz wants me to buy something they can explain properly. In any case I’ll lose money on any refund given way the exchange rate is dropping like a stone. Besides if people use the refund policy like that too often I can see Daz removing it.

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Posted: 26 February 2013 04:26 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 50 ]
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Yes! Despite Daz’s announced intention a year ago that prices would be lowered across the board and the frequent discounting would cease, the opposite seems to have happened, and sales are now like buses! But that’s not a complaint since there have been many terrific bargains in the store. It just would be nice to know in advance smile

I agree. An across the board price drop would be nice, too, but constant sales is just fine if only we knew when they begin and end and how much we’re going to save. It takes a lot of time just to calculate how much “35%+ an additional 15% for items y if you buy item x” as it is! Knowing how much time I have to take advantage of it or when they actually happen would certainly make things easier. It just doesn’t make sense for a company to make things harder for the people who buy their stuff. cool hmm

Well said.

It has been over 24 hours since the promotion started and still no clarification? Seriously, Daz?

I started a thread asking for information in the PC thread (mostly for the end date of the promotion) and my thread was locked for no reason and I was told to write to support. What good does that do when you can’t load the stupid Zendesk site half the time anyway and nobody ever gets assigned to your tickets and responds? :(

This information should be available on the site like it always had been before, and a thread should have been started in The Commons like they always did providing information.

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Posted: 26 February 2013 04:33 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 51 ]
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I’m thinking of it like a “teaser” - similar to the “grab bags” that other store occasionally does. “Spend this much and you’ll get one of these products free - free product is assigned arbitrarily” .

It’s telling us that March Madness is on its way - and anyone who’s been around for one of those know how crazy low some of the prices can get - so it’s teasing us by saying that if we buy Aiko 5 NOW, you’ll get some nice extra discounts on March Madness products…..

If you’re not interested in Aiko 5 at all, not interested in any of the clothing or poses or hair, then don’t buy her. Simple. Her price isn’t going to drop any lower - she’s not going to be any cheaper during MM (products less than 60 days old are generally not included) - and she more than likely won’t end up in a big sale for quite a long while yet.

It’s a teaser, with the added bonus of reminding us that MM is on it’s way. I was curious at first but ONLY because when I purchased her, I wanted to make sure I wasn’t losing out on some discount or extra that had to be put in the cart at the same time - that the MM discount thing wasn’t something that needed to be done there and then. But it’s been a couple of days now, so I’m safely assuming that whatever that discount is, hasn’t happened yet.

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Posted: 26 February 2013 04:44 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 52 ]
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The point is will the MM discount be different depending on if you buy A5 base, regular bundle or the pro bundle? That is the real question many of us are wondering. As well as will the sale end before March first when PC members also get a coupon to help with the cost? Saying “Buy Today” clearly did not mean a single day sale—which has happened here a lot. So does it mean on sale a week, more or less than that? Another recent sale was only a few days. It is basic information as customers we are looking for, not a yank around ‘tease’.

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Posted: 26 February 2013 04:45 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 53 ]
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I have a reply from my support ticket basically they don’t have an end date to the sale yet. The MM thing is a discount on MM items- I was wondering if it was some kind of coupon/voucher. Hope that helps someone else.

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Posted: 26 February 2013 04:47 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 54 ]
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Thank you, anikad.

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Posted: 26 February 2013 05:40 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 55 ]
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Hasn’t anyone actually from DAZ officially chipped in on any of these “what’s the deal” questions scattered all over the forums? I’m interested in A5, I want to give DAZ money, but until I know a detail or three I won’t buy.

Saying “it’ll be great!!!” isn’t enough.

Saying “just get a refund in a few days” if the deal isn’t what we thought it was is not acceptable — not with the ongoing fiasco of PC membership renewal as an example.

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Posted: 26 February 2013 05:52 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 56 ]
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canberra_boy - 26 February 2013 03:37 PM

DAZ has a 30 day return policy. Buy it if you’re even halfway interested, and take a chance for four days. If the added benefit isn’t enough, get yourself a refund.

No. I don’t see why I should. If Daz wants me to buy something they can explain properly. In any case I’ll lose money on any refund given way the exchange rate is dropping like a stone. Besides if people use the refund policy like that too often I can see Daz removing it.

Your choice. I’m not really a fan of the vague system either… but in the end, even if you think voting with your wallet is worth it, you miss out too.

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Posted: 26 February 2013 05:58 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 57 ]
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I filed a support ticket asking about the “buy today” and the savings. This is the reply that I received.

Britney, Feb 26 15:36 (MST):
The savings will be announced when March Madness has begun. All we will say until then is that having purchased Aiko beforehand will apply further discounts to your March Madness purchases.
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Posted: 26 February 2013 07:27 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 58 ]
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Well, I grabbed the pro bundle already, and would have even without the added MM discounts. Those will just be a bonus for me as long as things I want and can use are released during MM. The vague explanations definitely are annoying though.

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Posted: 26 February 2013 11:12 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 59 ]
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canberra_boy - 26 February 2013 05:52 PM
anikad - 26 February 2013 04:11 PM
canberra_boy - 26 February 2013 03:37 PM

DAZ has a 30 day return policy. Buy it if you’re even halfway interested, and take a chance for four days. If the added benefit isn’t enough, get yourself a refund.

No. I don’t see why I should. If Daz wants me to buy something they can explain properly. In any case I’ll lose money on any refund given way the exchange rate is dropping like a stone. Besides if people use the refund policy like that too often I can see Daz removing it.

Your choice. I’m not really a fan of the vague system either… but in the end, even if you think voting with your wallet is worth it, you miss out too.

I guess we’ll have to agree to disagree. This is just a hobby for me. I have a very limited income so I don’t consider it to be missing out to not buy something that is essentially non-essential. There’ll be another sale. There always is.

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Posted: 27 February 2013 01:12 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 60 ]
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Greetings,
If you don’t want Aiko 5, do not buy it because there will be a discount on MM items.  Knowing that you get an additional (making this up!) 10% off MM items is meaningless if you don’t know what items will be released during MM and whether you’ll want them, which you very definitely won’t know.

If you want Aiko 5, 51% off is a great price.  Yes, in 3-6 months I’m sure there’ll be a sale where you can get her at ~65% off (for PC members) but if you care to do renders with her now (as I do), then buying it now is worth it.  You pay an ‘opportunity cost’ by not buying it now.  It’s similar to the ever-decreasing price of hard drives; yes, if I wait 6 months I can get the same drive for probably $25-$50 less, but I don’t get to USE it for that 6 months.

If you want Aiko 5, buy it now, and enjoy the extra discount if it happens to be on March Madness items that you want.

I cannot understand why a possible discount on items that you might or might not want, and might or might not be able to afford, would have a deep effect on whether you purchase an item you don’t want.

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