Flash Sale alerts

araneldonaraneldon Posts: 620
edited May 2013 in The Commons

Edited to change thread title, critters by Nikkelah Ghaz still cute.

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  • KatteyKattey Posts: 2,912
    edited December 1969

    araneldon said:
    Also some new cute critters by Nikkelah Ghaz

    Thanks!

  • galactica1981galactica1981 Posts: 752
    edited December 1969

    I think it's already over!

  • TjohnTjohn Posts: 7,483
    edited December 1969

    Flashest Flash sale ever. I wonder if they jumped the gun on that and it was meant for tomorrow?

  • MistyMistMistyMist Posts: 15,546
    edited December 1969

    iz why it's called a Flash sale.

    sorta like showbiz - here today, gone later today.

  • TjohnTjohn Posts: 7,483
    edited December 1969

    iz why it's called a Flash sale.

    sorta like showbiz - here today, gone later today.


    Yep. But there are Flash Sales and then there are Flash Sales. The one on 26FAHRENHEIT's Store has been going on for two days now. :)

  • MistyMistMistyMist Posts: 15,546
    edited December 1969

    tjohn said:
    iz why it's called a Flash sale.

    sorta like showbiz - here today, gone later today.


    Yep. But there are Flash Sales and then there are Flash Sales. The one on 26FAHRENHEIT's Store has been going on for two days now. :)

    hmm. i dunno if 2 days can constitute a Flash sale? unless it's a Flashback sale, extra qualifier.

    a flash is like, you only see the glow of it's passing, there's no opportunity to actually catch something like a flash, hence the superpower known as Flash

  • Mr LeongMr Leong Posts: 302
    edited December 1969

    tjohn said:
    The one on 26FAHRENHEIT's Store has been going on for two days now. :)

    The banner for 3D Universe's 60% off Flash Sale said, "4 hours only"

  • Norse GraphicsNorse Graphics Posts: 0
    edited June 2013

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  • TjohnTjohn Posts: 7,483
    edited December 1969

    Mr Leong said:
    tjohn said:
    The one on 26FAHRENHEIT's Store has been going on for two days now. :)

    The banner for 3D Universe's 60% off Flash Sale said, "4 hours only"


    Then I guess since the time span for the 26FAHRENHEIT store Flash Sale is not given, it could conceivably approach infinity? ;-)

  • TjohnTjohn Posts: 7,483
    edited December 1969

    My point is, really, that I wish Flash Sales would last longer, because a 4+ hour gap in my browsing the DAZ Shop is an everyday occurrence.
    Unfortunately many of us will miss some nice sale opportunities.

  • ShaneWSmithShaneWSmith Posts: 537
    edited December 1969

    tjohn said:
    My point is, really, that I wish Flash Sales would last longer, because a 4+ hour gap in my browsing the DAZ Shop is an everyday occurrence.
    Unfortunately many of us will miss some nice sale opportunities.

    Especially those of us in other time zones. I'm sure I've been sleeping through a few :(

  • TaozenTaozen Posts: 2,208
    edited December 1969

    4 stores (Predatron. 3D Universe, Silver, Raiya) on Flash again this morning, ended at 6.00 UTC I think, not sure when it began.

  • Satira CapriccioSatira Capriccio Posts: 522
    edited December 1969

    And I've worked through most.

    It's ridiculous really. Not like many of us can just browse the DAZ store anytime we feel like it.

    tjohn said:
    My point is, really, that I wish Flash Sales would last longer, because a 4+ hour gap in my browsing the DAZ Shop is an everyday occurrence.
    Unfortunately many of us will miss some nice sale opportunities.

    Especially those of us in other time zones. I'm sure I've been sleeping through a few :(

  • MistyMistMistyMist Posts: 15,546
    edited December 1969

    what kind of flash sales percents are we missing? > 50?

  • Proxima ShiningProxima Shining Posts: 1,001
    edited December 1969

    My credit card is very happy because I could not get online during weekend and thus missed all these cool flash sales. Especially 3D universe´s sale could do real harm to my credit card, so my CC now sings merrily and does a happy dance... That´s why I cannot be really mad for missing the sales.

  • araneldonaraneldon Posts: 620
    edited May 2013

    what kind of flash sales percents are we missing? > 50?

    The ones I saw were sixty.

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  • MistyMistMistyMist Posts: 15,546
    edited December 1969

    Ohhhhh, okay, now it hurts to miss it. sixty are my favorite sales

  • SaiyanessSaiyaness Posts: 306
    edited December 1969

    Has there been a Stonemason sale? I need some City Ruins!! :P I'm prepared to lose sleep!!

  • araneldonaraneldon Posts: 620
    edited December 1969

    Another one, SickleYield

  • NovicaNovica Posts: 9,591
    edited December 1969

    The flash sales are not making any sense at all. They are of different durations. I posted in my art studio thread about forbidden whispers store being 60% off- then the flash sale started later (about 30 minutes later) So things might not even be synchronized. (As a webmaster, trust me, it's not difficult to upload pages within minutes or a minute of each other, plus a banner.)

    I pounced on all the stores and bought up what I wanted for the most part- with this internet sales tax thing possibly looming, I don't intend to add 6.5% (Florida) to my purchases if I can get them now at a discount.

  • MistyMistMistyMist Posts: 15,546
    edited December 1969

    How do you find the Flash sales?

    i've missed every single one of them.

    Budget is tight this month, my content is starting to lag.


    do the Ferengi have rules of content acquisition? :)

  • TjohnTjohn Posts: 7,483
    edited December 1969

    How do you find the Flash sales?

    i've missed every single one of them.

    Budget is tight this month, my content is starting to lag.


    do the Ferengi have rules of content acquisition? :)


    Watch the scrolling images at the top of the New Releases page.

  • TaozenTaozen Posts: 2,208
    edited May 2013

    Here's a small (free) Windows app that can keep track of changes to the sales ads. Just set the check interval, click Start and click the Minimize button in the upper right corner, it will then close to the tray (it can be opened anytime by clicking the "SW" icon). If some of the ads have changed whenever it checks, if will pop up and play a sound. New ads will have a border around them, it should stay until next time something changes. The borders can be reset by clicking Start again if you want. Left click on an ad to get the context menu, from here you can open the page it links to in a new browser window.

    There is a test feature: click Start while pressing the Shift button. Then click the minimize button to send it to the tray. It should now pop up after 30 seconds, simulating that some ads have changed (showing the border around them). Click Start again to reset the borders.

    If you change the check interval while it's running, you must click the Start button if you want it to take effect immediately.

    It only downloads a small amount of data (only the HTML code for the page) each time it checks. The images are downloaded once, when they are updated ( = new item).

    I actually haven't tested it for real yet, only the simulation, as there hasn't been any changes to the ads yet, but it should work as far as I can tell (and if DAZ doesn't do something that breaks it). Let me know if there are any problems.

    BTW, I sort of stole the idea from Cypherfox, hope he doesn't get mad at me... :-)

    http://taosoft.dk/software/freeware/sw-daz/sw-daz-0501.zip

    saleswatcherdaz.jpg
    574 x 804 - 154K
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  • TaozenTaozen Posts: 2,208
    edited December 1969

    Fixed bug with image links pointing to the wrong pages:

    http://taosoft.dk/software/freeware/sw-daz/sw-daz-0502.zip

  • Zev0Zev0 Posts: 3,638
    edited May 2013

    Can we change the thread title to just flash sale again? Since we are discussing flash sales in general lol.

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  • barbultbarbult Posts: 3,483
    edited December 1969

    Taozen said:
    Fixed bug with image links pointing to the wrong pages:

    http://taosoft.dk/software/freeware/sw-daz/sw-daz-0502.zip


    Today I'm seeing the Wicked Footwear show up twice in the ads in this tool, and Highland Lad isn't showing up at all. I tried Refresh, but that didn't help. I tried waiting 15 minutes, but that didn't help. Did DAZ change something to break it already?

  • araneldonaraneldon Posts: 620
    edited December 1969

    Zev0 said:
    Can we change the thread title to just flash sale again? Since we are discussing flash sales in general lol.

    Done.

  • KickAir 8PKickAir 8P Posts: 1,843
    edited December 1969

    araneldon said:
    Zev0 said:
    Can we change the thread title to just flash sale again? Since we are discussing flash sales in general lol.

    Done.

    Thx! :)

  • Miss BMiss B Posts: 3,069
    edited May 2013

    Nightshift3D's store just showed up!! Four hours only!!

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