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Posted: 02 April 2013 08:54 PM   [ Ignore ]
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The March Madness sale this year was a little bit odd. There were only a hand full of items I wanted to get that I could afford to get and was actually able to get. But I was able to save I think in total something like a hundred bucks or so. On the catch up sale I bought a few cute things for genesis. I am using Genesis a bit more now since Aiko 5 came out. I really love what she brought to the table. I think shes a perfect companion to Hitomi and with some work even Hiro 5. I still very much hope to see David hit the store and I really Daz to so something different for the girl 5 being that I really have not liked the previous incarnations of the girl. March Madness sale. I would like to know from you guys what you wanted to get but could not get.

I want to get the Skull Cove Complete, that thing is just nast looking so cool and perfect for a few sets of renders that I want to do. I was how ever able to get AlienZ From Dreamlight and Return to the enchanted forest from Stone mason. I am very happy with both.

Let me know you guys thought and what you got and stuff thank

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Posted: 03 April 2013 04:19 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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I actually bought a lot, mostly in DAZ store and a bit over at Rendo. From DAZ I bought a variety of things - LAMH, Luxus, Bot for Genesis, Rawart´s Ponies, new clothes for Genesis (Princess Asia, some of the Real Feel attire), also older clothes for V4, some hair, several sets of poses for Genesis, some of Marieah´s shaders, two of MAB´s geografted figures, 3D Universes´ stuff…

I have been waiting for several products, but those vendor´s stores never went on sale, so I didn´t buy them - like Posemaster, Comic FX Complete, Dynamic Clothing Control plugin, Nerd3D´s stuff, several shaders by DraagonStorm (which went on sale for only a few hours and sadly were off sale again before I could check-out). Also I didn´t buy some things that were on sale but I decided I did not really need them for anything currently, I just wanted to have them because they look cool, and that´s not reason enough (like for example Aquatic Deep for Genesis, new Jack of Hearts and General outfits, Wagner and others).

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Posted: 03 April 2013 02:11 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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...purchased more than I thought I would considering how discounting was restructured this year.


...purchased more than I probably should have as well.


With my new workstation up and running, picked up a fair amount of stuff that was collecting dust on the wishlist.  As I bought the Aiko5 Starter Bundle before the sale, received the extra 10% as well as my PC discount for DO items as well.

Biggest single purchase was most of Howie Farkes’ scenery sets and bundles for Carrara

Most important ones were the Garibaldi Hair System (already started playing a bit with it and find it very intuitive) and Morphing Business Suit for Genesis Bundle.

Also picked up a lot of nice everyday clothing (a good portion of it DO items).  Very pleased to see more of this for a change instead of the usual glut of just fantasy and “skankwear” stuff.

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Posted: 03 April 2013 02:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Yes I am on the same boat. I probably spent more than I should have but I said hey I have been a good boy.

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Posted: 03 April 2013 02:47 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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I broke the bank.  I think I was purchasing just about everything I could.  If DAZ is listening…frequent flyer miles are seriously in order!

The discounting structure was frustrating to say the least…but I gave up being concerned about it and just trusted in that I was somehow getting a good deal.  At least that is what I have had to tell myself to sleep well at night.  lol

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Posted: 03 April 2013 03:03 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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LOL

Speak of the devil.  After my last post I was sent a Thank You email with a discount code for future purchases!  Sure beats a sharp stick in the eye!

Thanks DAZ!

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Posted: 03 April 2013 03:12 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Geminii23 - 03 April 2013 03:03 PM

LOL

Speak of the devil.  After my last post I was sent a Thank You email with a discount code for future purchases!  Sure beats a sharp stick in the eye!

Thanks DAZ!

Yeah. I spent too much too so I guess I helped create this sale also. LOL.  BTW, I had to laugh at the name code and image they sent in the email. I’m thinking they want us to buy something skimpy with some heels.  LOL.

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Posted: 03 April 2013 03:26 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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I didn’t spend as much as I was afraid I might - there were only a few items I really wanted, though I could have easily spent loads on a couple of vendors’ entire catalogs.  And a couple of surprises too that rounded out my collection (thank you, Nightshift3D!).  An awful lot of temptation, but those particular items will have to wait a bit… smile

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Posted: 03 April 2013 03:29 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Greetings,

Geminii23 - 03 April 2013 03:03 PM

LOL

Speak of the devil.  After my last post I was sent a Thank You email with a discount code for future purchases!  Sure beats a sharp stick in the eye!

Thanks DAZ!

ROFL!  Yep, that’ll be nice…  My expenditures this time were…a LOT more than I expected, mainly because I unexpectedly sold a domain name in the middle of the sale and applied the entire proceeds to buying more stuff. :O!

I’m pretty content-exhausted, now.  At least this March Madness happened while I was employed; last year I’d JUST joined the DAZ site and tools and I went overboard despite being unemployed…

Still, among other things I have a brand spanking new annual PC membership and Carrara, so I’m pretty much set for things to learn for the next year or so. wink

As for content, one of the things that blew my mind was that I decided to finally splurge and get Jack of Hearts and try and convert it, and _five days_ later Jack of Hearts for Genesis came out.  At the same price.  Never was a ticket filed faster. It was even resolved fast enough that I could have used the proceeds to buy the new Jack of Hearts model, but I hadn’t taken that chance…

I’ve been running test renders almost constantly since then, trying out the various products, at least at a simple level and I’m in heaven. smile  I even figured out Posemaster, which I’d bought a while ago, but never quite got working right, and now I have hundreds of poses from old products that now work on Genesis surprisingly well.

I’m also considering building a single render, with every single character either Genesis native or GenX’ed that I own, each in a different outfit, and seeing how badly I can bury my computer. cool grin

I had a great time, even though DAZ themselves didn’t have as much an interactive in-forum presence as they did last year.  I also enjoyed the mental challenge of figuring out the pricing in the first few days, although once it was solved I just built a Google Docs Drive spreadsheet to check that prices were right.

Thanks DAZ!

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Posted: 04 April 2013 12:05 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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I spent quite a bit more than I expected, actually had to return an item to get something that came out towards the end.  Nearly all PA items—that extra 10% discount for buying Aiko5 really worked as a sales draw for me.  Every once in a while you’ll get a PA item on FastGrab or a Members’ Choice sale, but I’ve never seen hundreds of PA items at more than 50% off.

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Posted: 04 April 2013 12:44 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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...returned a few items myself that didn’t work the way I thought they would but then got other stuff I wanted with the credit, so it wasn’t an absolute diddle.

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Posted: 04 April 2013 12:58 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Spent more than I had planned, mostly because of the “cross-related-extra-bonus”, where it became cheap to chew down the wish list.

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Posted: 04 April 2013 01:05 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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JohnDelaquiox - 03 April 2013 02:14 PM

Yes I am on the same boat. I probably spent more than I should have but I said hey I have been a good boy.

The same - apart from the last word, which is “girl” in my case.
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Posted: 04 April 2013 01:06 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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Not my favorite sale, and it made me pretty mad that some people get coupons that others didn’t….. grrrrr

BUT i did appreciate the sale and got a few very awesome things so thank you Daz.

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Posted: 04 April 2013 01:25 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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So did you get your combination of Sheer greatness and Eyeriss?
I hope so!

(This coupon is for “Due to your significant participation” and only good if you have a cart of $20 or more, in case you wondered)

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Kerya - 04 April 2013 01:25 AM

So did you get your combination of Sheer greatness and Eyeriss?
I hope so!

(This coupon is for “Due to your significant participation” and only good if you have a cart of $20 or more, in case you wondered)

Hmm for the 3rd time today I get logged out during midreply, but I’m still logged into the forums, weird

Sadly I did not get them. I do still have them in my cart and plan to buy them at my earliest convenience. Products like Sheer Greatness and Eyeris, that can be used in any image over and over to improve quality are worth having!! I missed having them in the MM sales but never fear I will get them, even one by one, as I can smile

Thanks for asking smile
Meanwhile I keep playing with my two favorite things… LAMH and LUXUS.  Did you see my lion picture in the LAMH thread? i’m going to redo it later if I can with Luxus, i bet it’d look freaking awesome. smile

 

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