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Customer Appreciation Sale (NOW EXTENDED UNTIL AUGUST 20TH)
Posted: 11 August 2012 09:26 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 61 ]
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tjohn - 11 August 2012 06:26 PM

@Consumer573:

Once again: Check the flyer again. The items mentioned say “until August 11”, not “through August 11”.

They do not have the same meaning, nor do I believe this was an attempt on DAZ’s part to deceive anyone. The flyer also says that the items in the Customer Appreciation Sale would change every day. There are currently 3 different items there at 50% off. Tomorrow they will again be replaced I expect.
Please don’t get mad at me, I’m not trying to be snarky, just to clarify. If I’m incorrect, someone please correct me.
John

Edit: Oops! sorry, the flyer actually contains a link to this thread:

http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewthread/5495/

The rules are covered in Deal #2. Sorry, again.

I’ve just been here on Daz for one year and a half, but until today, when a sale was advertised as “until XX “, it was meaning “XX+1, 9 am”, for me. ALWAYS worked this way (due to Daz timezone). Here it stopped even before august 11 was over on my timezone, so there is definitely something different : Sale stopped about 12 hours before it was supposed to do. They just pulled the sale before end date, at the time they’ve added new items, I guess.

As for people wondering about Addison, I’ve paid 8.37$, instead of 5.50 or something like this, and believe me, this is more than worth for this price, one of the most amazing character I’ve ever seen, textures are a dream, even without fancy SSS and all. Grab her while you can LOL .

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Posted: 11 August 2012 09:29 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 62 ]
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tjohn - 11 August 2012 06:26 PM

@Consumer573:

Once again: Check the flyer again. The items mentioned say “until August 11”, not “through August 11”.

They do not have the same meaning, nor do I believe this was an attempt on DAZ’s part to deceive anyone. The flyer also says that the items in the Customer Appreciation Sale would change every day. There are currently 3 different items there at 50% off. Tomorrow they will again be replaced I expect.
Please don’t get mad at me, I’m not trying to be snarky, just to clarify. If I’m incorrect, someone please correct me.
John

Edit: Oops! sorry, the flyer actually contains a link to this thread:

http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewthread/5495/

The rules are covered in Deal #2. Sorry, again.

While you are, of course, technically right, I think it’s safe to say that, so far, whenever DAZ has given any date, it meant ‘till the end of that day’. If they were gonna change that practice they should have made it way more clear, not use a single different word.

In addition, from what I understand ‘until’ does not mean ‘till the start of that day’, either, (since they went off sale after 11.59 pm) so that wording would still be wrong and confusing. Apart from the fact that it would mean that a ‘DAZ Day’ had significantly less than 24 hours - they might as well call it ‘Ultra-FastGrab Sale’ then.

And just for the sake of completeness, the subtitle of the sale category ‘Customer Appreciation Sale’ reads: “New Items 50% Off all Weekend long. Check in daily to catch each item.”, which might as well make people think that every single new item will be 50% off all weekend long.

Even at this point, communication seems to be a major problem for DAZ. And to stay in theme with this sale: I do not appreciate this.

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Posted: 11 August 2012 11:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 63 ]
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Zaarin - 11 August 2012 06:16 PM

I too was going to pick up Addison, but that $3 does make a difference. :(

Very true. Some may no mind paying extra but I have limited funds. Knowing Daz like I do there’s likely to be another chance to get the item at 50% off, so I’ll wait until then. If there’s not well that’s money i’ve saved, not spent with Daz.

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Posted: 11 August 2012 11:23 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 64 ]
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It’s beginning to look like someone at DAZ planned the sale and whoever was in charge of actually letting members know about the sale forgot to do so until the first day’s sale was about half over. 
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The flyer I received first telling me about products was dated about 4PM Friday, probably just as DAZzites were heading home for the weekend.  I note that this thread looks like it was set up at about 11AM, about half a day earlier.
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I first saw the Flyer this morning (Saturday morning) and assumed that since it had been sent out so late on Friday that the sale had started today. I figured it would run till midnight. Or, worst case that it would expire sometime late afternoon.
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The funny thing is that I am frustrated because I was trying to BUY something. Usually one is frustrated when they are trying to sell something. Very poor signaling of timing. Very poor communication.
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Sorry, this customer, too,  not appreciative in this round. I’ve spent the day on this.
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Wallet closed.
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Posted: 11 August 2012 11:25 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 65 ]
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Barubary - 11 August 2012 09:29 PM

And just for the sake of completeness, the subtitle of the sale category ‘Customer Appreciation Sale’ reads: “New Items 50% Off all Weekend long. Check in daily to catch each item.”, which might as well make people think that every single new item will be 50% off all weekend long.

Since I didn’t see the newsletter, and only saw what was printed on the webpage at the store itself, the “all weekend long” banner is the only thing I saw. I was therefore very surprised to see items go off sale before Monday.

I like many of the changes to the store made in the last week or so, but failing to implement prominent sales ending dates on actual product pages is frustrating to the point of being infuriating.

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Posted: 11 August 2012 11:50 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 66 ]
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Let’s see…. They’ve got one strong incentive for people to want to make one big purchase (larger discounts for larger purchases).
They’ve got one strong incentive for people to want to make multiple purchases through the weekend (new items on non-overlapping sale periods).

Season with poor communication, and they’ve got the perfect recipe for a Customer Aggravation Sale.

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Posted: 12 August 2012 01:00 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 67 ]
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Well… I’m really enjoying the sale very much!  Thank you, Daz3D!

Yesterday, I got Addison (http://www.daz3d.com/shop/addison) and A3 Ponytail ( http://www.daz3d.com/shop/a3-ponytail) and since I’m a PC member, the total only cost me 41 cents!!! smile Gotta like that!!

Now… for today’s sale, I’m looking at Anjiru, here:

http://www.daz3d.com/shop/sales-promotions/generation-4-sale/anjiru

but I’m wondering….

Anybody know how well this transfers to Genesis? It looks like it should go good…but if someone has it and can tell me, please, I would be eternally grateful! ...thanks.

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Posted: 12 August 2012 01:50 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 68 ]
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Please, add Emeli for Laura, Please!
http://www.daz3d.com/shop/emeli-for-laura

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Posted: 12 August 2012 02:36 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 69 ]
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Craggles - 11 August 2012 05:18 PM

Any answers on this?

I just piled in some V4 products and checked my cart (while logged in, of course) and since I already made one order… ta-dah, I am also getting a second five dollars off my cartful of goodies. So, I dare say it applies every time you go past the limits.

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Posted: 12 August 2012 02:52 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 70 ]
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Sounds like nice sales. I’ll just be looking for the new stuff though. Until DAZ can tell me whether I’ve purchased something or not, I’m not indulging.

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Posted: 12 August 2012 03:13 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 71 ]
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A lot of items I assumed would be part of the Gen 4 sale appear not to be.

Can someone in DAZ please clarify the status of the following items? Most of them are absolutely Gen 4 items, and they are all subject to the normal PC 30% discount (which I assume makes them DAZ Originals), but have not been discounted further for this sale…

http://www.daz3d.com/shop/v4-archer
http://www.daz3d.com/shop/bambini-girls-clothing
http://www.daz3d.com/shop/battle-maiden
http://www.daz3d.com/shop/sci-fi-rifles
http://www.daz3d.com/shop/xell-hair
http://www.daz3d.com/shop/cowpokes-for-kids-4
http://www.daz3d.com/shop/kids-4-princess
http://www.daz3d.com/shop/kids-4-armor
http://www.daz3d.com/shop/50-s-dress-for-kids-4
http://www.daz3d.com/shop/antspants2
http://www.daz3d.com/shop/the-kids-4-pro-bundle
http://www.daz3d.com/shop/cheyenne-bundle
http://www.daz3d.com/shop/anatomy-starter-bundle
http://www.daz3d.com/shop/b25-steam-punk-aviator-v4
http://www.daz3d.com/shop/pyrit-hair
http://www.daz3d.com/shop/almirena-dress
http://www.daz3d.com/shop/riae-outfit
http://www.daz3d.com/shop/trendy-baby
http://www.daz3d.com/shop/dragon-head-battering-ram
http://www.daz3d.com/shop/blenworth
http://www.daz3d.com/shop/japanese-flair
http://www.daz3d.com/shop/hms-victory
http://www.daz3d.com/shop/scout-tower

Thanks!

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Posted: 12 August 2012 03:17 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 72 ]
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I don’t know about anyone else, but I really like the larger thumbnails that are being used - it’s much easier and quicker to see if something might be of interest.

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Posted: 12 August 2012 04:27 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 73 ]
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Today are Eldorin For genesis and Eldorin textures on the sale. Have anyone else problems to download the textures? I have contact the support, ut I think, they can fix it not before Monday.

Edit: Looks I have bought the item immedialty after the upload to the shop. the link work now.

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Posted: 12 August 2012 04:41 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 74 ]
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It is interesting that some DAZ original items are not on sale while they should be.

For example Millenium Kids - Young Teens - I am told they were generation 3, even if they would be generation 4, they should be on sale already yet are not.

The Kids 4, as their number suggests, should be generation 4, yet they were not put on sale with the rest of gen. 4 items. Or rather more correctly The Kids 4 Base is on sale yet the Bundles are not - while other bundles (like Aiko 4 Pro Bundle) are… What is so different about The Kids 4 bundles that they cannot be put on sale when other gen 4 bundles are on sale?

Item Dayala is not on sale, one could argue that this is because it has not only DAZ, but also Lesthat and Val3dart listed as vendors. Yet Angeluz Fantasy Armor has exactly the same vendors and IS on sale. Both items are for V4 and A4.

And so on, and so on… When DAZ wants to make us happy with a sale, I suggest they should foremonst strive to not make us angry with executing the sale so poorly. When they say they will put certain things on sale, they should really put all of them on sale, not just some and forget the rest - that is not very professional.

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Posted: 12 August 2012 04:47 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 75 ]
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After being here for five months I’m really not surprised. There were a couple of things that I was thinking about buying that should be on sale but aren’t. Again this just means that I don’t buy anything. My bank balance is loving this sale. Thanks Daz!

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