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Juggling Act for V4 - why so expensive?
Posted: 05 September 2012 09:22 AM   [ Ignore ]
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I was a bit interested in this outfit, but the price made me double take! Why $99.95 ? Does it come with leaf gold attached wink

http://www.daz3d.com/shop/new-releases/juggling-act-for-v4

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Posted: 05 September 2012 09:23 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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This is the methodology DAZ has chosen to provide freebies to just the PC Membership base.  The item is free for those who are are part of the Platinum Club.

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Posted: 05 September 2012 09:57 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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but why is it so expensive? the price compared to similar items in the store is 5x.

in response to the origional post it would seem that it is a marketing thing to make it seem that users are missing out on a $99ish rather than a $15ish item. i was taken back at the price when i looked at the contents myself.

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Posted: 05 September 2012 10:11 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Too many items are overpriced in the daz store. I would buy more of the older generation stuff if the stuff wasn’t often 15+ dollars for something. Sometimes I think folks need to look realistically at what similar items are being priced at.

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Posted: 05 September 2012 10:14 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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I think it is a workaround to get it displayed in the store, it is not for sale, merely a perk for PC members.  When PC members who are logged in see it, it comes up as $0.0,

I suppose they could have made it a million dollars to prevent other users from trying to buy it, but then someone would maybe have the money, and someone at DAZ would have to retire smile

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Posted: 05 September 2012 10:15 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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As Adam has said, this item is the monthly freebie for Platinum Club members.

If you are a PC member you can download it for free, and DAZ 3D prices it with a large price tag for other members, it is the only way they can do it and have it in the store for the PC members.

THey do not really anticipate anyone buying it at that price.

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Posted: 05 September 2012 10:17 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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3d-username - 05 September 2012 09:57 AM

but why is it so expensive? the price compared to similar items in the store is 5x.

Because if you’re a PC member, it’s free. The $99 discourages anyone else from buying it because it’s a benefit of the PC club.

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Posted: 05 September 2012 04:13 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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This is what it looks like when you’re a PC member and logged in.

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Posted: 05 September 2012 06:20 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Yep. It’s the most elegant way DAZ could think of to make items available exclusively to Prime members in the new store environment.
Just let that sink in for a bit :D

Now, seriously, it’s a solution, but I surely hope they come up with something better than that once they are done with the more pressing shop issues, because this is confusing people, obviously, and will keep confusing people.

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Posted: 05 September 2012 06:28 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Maybe if the description explained the price:  “No one really wants to pay $99—Join the Platinum Club and get this item for free! This item is free for all members of the PC in September 2012.”—people would be less confused.

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Posted: 05 September 2012 06:52 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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I still think DAZ should run this “special” with the items:

“Buy this item at normal price and receive a year’s subscription to the Platinum Club for FREE!”

2 birds, one stone.

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Posted: 05 September 2012 08:08 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Kendall Sears - 05 September 2012 06:52 PM

I still think DAZ should run this “special” with the items:

“Buy this item at normal price and receive a year’s subscription to the Platinum Club for FREE!”

2 birds, one stone.

Kendall


While that idea sounds good at the onset, it would then cause even more headaches when for example like over this past weekend until sometime earlier today [on the clock over here] this very item was free to everybody. Giving everybody a year’s subscription free if it were an automatic plus for purchase would certainly raise some ire.

edit: refreshed browser noticing some sign in issues ... and yes! it’s still available for free grin

Also check out the PC items ... $1.99 ... thank you Daz3d grin

 

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Posted: 05 September 2012 08:24 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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That’s why my ad says “at normal price”

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Kendall Sears - 05 September 2012 06:52 PM

I still think DAZ should run this “special” with the items:

“Buy this item at normal price and receive a year’s subscription to the Platinum Club for FREE!”

2 birds, one stone.

Kendall


While that idea sounds good at the onset, it would then cause even more headaches when for example like over this past weekend until sometime earlier today [on the clock over here] this very item was free to everybody. Giving everybody a year’s subscription free if it were an automatic plus for purchase would certainly raise some ire.

edit: refreshed browser noticing some sign in issues ... and yes! it’s still available for free grin

Also check out the PC items ... $1.99 ... thank you Daz3d grin

 

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Posted: 05 September 2012 09:06 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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Kendall Sears - 05 September 2012 08:24 PM

That’s why my ad says “at normal price”

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Patience55 - 05 September 2012 08:08 PM
Kendall Sears - 05 September 2012 06:52 PM

I still think DAZ should run this “special” with the items:

“Buy this item at normal price and receive a year’s subscription to the Platinum Club for FREE!”

2 birds, one stone.

Kendall


While that idea sounds good at the onset, it would then cause even more headaches when for example like over this past weekend until sometime earlier today [on the clock over here] this very item was free to everybody. Giving everybody a year’s subscription free if it were an automatic plus for purchase would certainly raise some ire.

edit: refreshed browser noticing some sign in issues ... and yes! it’s still available for free grin

Also check out the PC items ... $1.99 ... thank you Daz3d grin

 

Yes I understand that however considering how the auto-sale whatever works, I have my doubts that it would actually work that way wink

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Posted: 06 September 2012 07:51 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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You were seeing it free as you are a PC member by your profile.

But I think if the store could make the free PC membership available only to non-PC members it cold make the freebie available only to PC members, so I’m not sure a combo deal would work.

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Posted: 06 September 2012 02:07 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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Richard Haseltine - 06 September 2012 07:51 AM

You were seeing it free as you are a PC member by your profile.

But I think if the store could make the free PC membership available only to non-PC members it cold make the freebie available only to PC members, so I’m not sure a combo deal would work.

News to me. I am not PC since the system cancelled the membership when I tried to change the cc number.
Have not been receiving any newsletters and certainly haven’t been receiving any coupons.

Last time something like this happened we were told it was part of some special PC promotion and well, like, enjoy it!

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From here: http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewthread/7163/#93157

Misty Whisky - 06 September 2012 11:23 AM

Daz is giving a few free months of PC membership.

i had an email saying Welcome Back to the PC club. 

there was coupies in it too.

Hope I get a letter too. Checked the acct and well, going to be an interesting day.

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