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Posted: 19 June 2012 03:36 PM   [ Ignore ]
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I’m feeling like this has to be some sort of mistake. Are the new Boxing Shoes > http://www.daz3d.com/shop/fm-fight-club-boxing-shoes/ really meant to be $31.47?

 

And that’s the intro sale price too, the regular is listed as $44.95 … I could’ve sworn Daz had the word “affordable” in their mission statement, so am I missing something here?! I mean this is around the price of an entire Stonemason set … for a pair of bloody SHOES. I really like them but I certainly will NOT be buying them … ever …  if this price is correct.

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Posted: 19 June 2012 03:39 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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From the shoe’s store page:

Only available as a bonus item during the intro sale for Fight Club Clothing. Both items must be in shopping cart together to receive boxing shoes free

They put it at that price so people would buy fight club clothing to get the shoes for free.

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Posted: 19 June 2012 03:39 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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According to the description, it is supposed to be only be available as a bonus item when you purchase the Fight Club Clothing. I think the high price is DAZ’s way of making sure that no one will buy it separately, they did a similar thing with a either Stephanie Petite or a Genesis shape if I remember correctly.

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Posted: 19 June 2012 03:48 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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SnowSultan - 19 June 2012 03:39 PM

According to the description, it is supposed to be only be available as a bonus item when you purchase the Fight Club Clothing. I think the high price is DAZ’s way of making sure that no one will buy it separately, they did a similar thing with a either Stephanie Petite or a Genesis shape if I remember correctly.

Really gulp  I wasn’t aware they’d done it before … but that’s terrible logic on their parts. All their doing is ensuring that I won’t be buying either item ...

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Posted: 19 June 2012 03:52 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Miss Bad Wolf - 19 June 2012 03:39 PM

From the shoe’s store page:

Only available as a bonus item during the intro sale for Fight Club Clothing. Both items must be in shopping cart together to receive boxing shoes free

They put it at that price so people would buy fight club clothing to get the shoes for free.


That seems silly! They ought to have just included it as a free gift with the fight club clothing then, rather than putting it in the store on its own. And I have no desire to buy the set either since I have quite a few similar pieces already ...

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Posted: 19 June 2012 03:57 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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LEI1 - 19 June 2012 03:52 PM
Miss Bad Wolf - 19 June 2012 03:39 PM

From the shoe’s store page:

Only available as a bonus item during the intro sale for Fight Club Clothing. Both items must be in shopping cart together to receive boxing shoes free

They put it at that price so people would buy fight club clothing to get the shoes for free.


That seems silly! They ought to have just included it as a free gift with the fight club clothing then, rather than putting it in the store on its own. And I have no desire to buy the set either since I have quite a few similar pieces already ...

They tried that with the Genesis morphs and the free item was the expressions.  It did not work out well.  They are probably afraid that something similar would happen if they tried again.

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Posted: 19 June 2012 04:11 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Note that these are not DAZ items, they are still owned by Flipmode. Presumably it was done this way as the shoes are a limited time bonus, so they couldn’t be made part of the main product (otherwise they’d either be missing when people who bought them reset their orders, or people who bought later would get them through a reset).

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Posted: 19 June 2012 04:17 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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LOL At this price we need em with SHACKLES to keep them from being RIPPED OFF our figures…
RE: See Adidias SHACKLE SNEEKERS http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/06/19/155348916/adidas-cancels-its-shackle-shoes

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Posted: 19 June 2012 06:09 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Just to confirm, the shoes are not intended to be purchased at all, they are just a free bonus item during intro sale for the clothing set.


I didn`t know they would be listed this way either, I thought it`d just not be buyable at all, probably stating a $0 price. I actually mailed Daz earlier today because it confused me as much as you.


Anyway, sorry for the confusion!

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Posted: 19 June 2012 06:12 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Dream Cutter - 19 June 2012 04:17 PM

LOL At this price we need em with SHACKLES to keep them from being RIPPED OFF our figures…
RE: See Adidias SHACKLE SNEEKERS http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/06/19/155348916/adidas-cancels-its-shackle-shoes

They decided not to go with those shoes after all.

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Posted: 19 June 2012 06:13 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Richard Haseltine - 19 June 2012 04:11 PM

Note that these are not DAZ items, they are still owned by Flipmode. Presumably it was done this way as the shoes are a limited time bonus, so they couldn’t be made part of the main product (otherwise they’d either be missing when people who bought them reset their orders, or people who bought later would get them through a reset).

I am just curious as to what is accomplished by having something available for a limited time only. How can you consider it as being something like a collectors item when you can’t resell it because it was a limited edition. I collect limited edition WWII Aircraft, but I can resell them for a profit someday, 3D content can not be resold, so I do not understand.


Edited to add: The aircraft are 1:72 scale die-cast.

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Posted: 19 June 2012 06:35 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Ledhead - 19 June 2012 06:13 PM
Richard Haseltine - 19 June 2012 04:11 PM

Note that these are not DAZ items, they are still owned by Flipmode. Presumably it was done this way as the shoes are a limited time bonus, so they couldn’t be made part of the main product (otherwise they’d either be missing when people who bought them reset their orders, or people who bought later would get them through a reset).

I am just curious as to what is accomplished by having something available for a limited time only. How can you consider it as being something like a collectors item when you can’t resell it because it was a limited edition. I collect limited edition WWII Aircraft, but I can resell them for a profit someday, 3D content can not be resold, so I do not understand.


Edited to add: The aircraft are 1:72 scale die-cast.

Indeed. It does not really make sense.


I do not think it’s a good idea to sell digital content and make its availability limited for a certain period of time.  It invites people to rationalize pirating thusly, “Well I WOULD pay for it, but I can’t even do that, so I’ll just take it for free.”


I’m not saying people are right for thinking this way.  But lack of legal availability is one of the main reasons that items get downloaded illegally.

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Posted: 19 June 2012 06:37 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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I am fine if something is free with another purchase for a limited time, but later offered as a regular item at regular price.  I just wish that the Genesis expressions will come back in the store when I have money for it.  Or make it a permanent item so I can get it whenever.

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Posted: 19 June 2012 06:47 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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There are quite a few expression packs for Genesis Miss Wolf! 

http://www.daz3d.com/shop/animations-poses/?cat=1098&compat_figures=28

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Posted: 19 June 2012 07:13 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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having an exclusive limited time item means your renders can be unique giving one a bit if a status boost!
so prob encourages people to buy the bundle.
did not work on me as I am broke anyway!

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Posted: 20 June 2012 02:22 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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I didn`t know they would be listed this way either, I thought it`d just not be buyable at all, probably stating a $0 price. I actually mailed Daz earlier today because it confused me as much as you.
Anyway, sorry for the confusion!

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I feel you do not need to say sorry at all.

I have throwed your many products in my wishlist since I know daz.
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Your products are so attractive for me,  (and not low pice) that I am happy about your sell,

(though I hope the free bonus itmes are applied another set of your products.)

and this sale ease my frastration about the way of daz busineess.

I noticed the price of your free bonus shoes is shown as high price. 

I’m convinced this is the way of daz business.

The more good products they sell , the more easy people notice the irresponsible of business.manner.

 

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