Dear DAZ -
Please don't make your sales contingent upon us buying things that we probably don't want to buy. If there was a straight 60% off sale on all the genesis stuff, I'd probably be sending in my money. But when you require a $10 purchase of content I have no interest in to qualify for the special sale, I no longer even bother to peek at the sale items.
And I realize everyone is looking for different types of content - so some offers will appeal to different people. But this seems to have been the trend for as long as I can remember now, where we're required to buy stuff we have no interest in to get access to good discounts.
This, coupled with the policy that no longer lets us use our monthly voucher on whatever we want has taken just about all of the joy out of shopping at DAZ - and that does not seem like a good business plan for a company that thrives on customer loyalty and enthusiasm, where every expenditure (for most of us) is a luxury as opposed to a necessity.
I've wanted to root for DAZ from the start. But waiting for manuals that never materialize and pipelines that never get repaired takes a toll over time.
There are plenty of positives at DAZ as well, but at least in my experience, the efforts to squeeze dollars out in this manner has resulted in my spending only a small fraction of what I used to - and many months I find myself hunting about to use the voucher on something just so it doesn't go to waste. Very different experience than it used to be. Wish you could find a new model that satisfied PA's as well as DAZ's bottom line.