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Posted: 06 September 2012 02:13 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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I think they put on sale after the month is up. I’m sure I’ve seen past PC Monthly freebies on sale now.

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Posted: 06 September 2012 02:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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wilmap - 06 September 2012 02:13 PM

I think they put on sale after the month is up. I’m sure I’ve seen past PC Monthly freebies on sale now.

Not the $99 ones. They go to $99. Might go on 20% or 30% sale if/when the batch they belong with does.

edited my last post ... anybody else get that letter?!

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Posted: 06 September 2012 02:24 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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The Steam Truck Red Bizon was a monthly free one at $99. It is now $16.95.

http://www.daz3d.com/shop/steam-truck-red-bizon

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Posted: 06 September 2012 02:25 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
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The Steam Aircraft Dragon is another.

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Posted: 06 September 2012 02:38 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]
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wilmap - 06 September 2012 02:24 PM

The Steam Truck Red Bizon was a monthly free one at $99. It is now $16.95.

http://www.daz3d.com/shop/steam-truck-red-bizon

Oh good! Glad to see they’ve been fixing the prices grin

It’s on PC sale for $11.87 too.

 

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Posted: 06 September 2012 03:08 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 21 ]
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wilmap - 06 September 2012 02:24 PM

The Steam Truck Red Bizon was a monthly free one at $99. It is now $16.95.

http://www.daz3d.com/shop/steam-truck-red-bizon

That one comes up with such a fancy name in the shop, and then in DZ it’s just caller Steampunk Truck. No wonder I couldn’t find it first, although I was certain I had it

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Posted: 07 September 2012 04:06 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 22 ]
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I wish they would fix this old “penalty” price one day…

http://www.daz3d.com/shop/classics-bundle-for-genesis

The single one bit that I’d like to get is the Radiant Jaguar Hair, and even with all of the season sales (that once applied) it never drops below $42. Which - for a single wig - is still not acceptable. You can easily go to a real hairdresser for that charge… hmmm

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Posted: 07 September 2012 08:52 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 23 ]
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Martin_C - 07 September 2012 04:06 AM

I wish they would fix this old “penalty” price one day…

http://www.daz3d.com/shop/classics-bundle-for-genesis

The single one bit that I’d like to get is the Radiant Jaguar Hair, and even with all of the season sales (that once applied) it never drops below $42. Which - for a single wig - is still not acceptable. You can easily go to a real hairdresser for that charge… hmmm

Actually, while it’s a little steeper than other bundles, $119 isn’t too far off for a bundle of that size.  (The M4 and V4 Toughness bundles, which do not include V4 or M4 are $80 each)  The true pentalty for that one is that nothing in there is available outside the bundle.

That said, Autofit doesn’t do too bad a job with most hairs.  (And 4.5 keeps the morphs… usually) so if you have the V4 version (or if you buy it) that may work fine for you.

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Posted: 07 September 2012 09:05 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 24 ]
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You picked one of the very few DAZ bundles, where the bundle price is only slightly cheaper than the total amount of the individual items. Otherwise, for the vast majority of bundles, it is rather some 50% of the total amount.

However, in this special case, the content is only a mixed bag of vintage Gen3 items getting some Gen5 fits. It was probably a perfect freebie back then, but afterwards I rather think that they either forgot to delete it from the shop or to reduce it to some reasonable level.

All other old wigs that are now turned into Genesis are all sold as 1.99 PC items, and if you just take two of them and add some Aiko 3 boots and the odd low polygon armors, it certainly does not justify charging $120 - at least not if any kind of sense is concerned wink

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Posted: 07 September 2012 09:11 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 25 ]
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Haha, Daz’s strategy on this is exactly the same as London Transport here in the UK, they inflated tickets and and fares to WTF prices in order to push everyone on to the then new pay as you go Oyster card system…. It worked.

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Posted: 07 September 2012 09:22 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 26 ]
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Except that the DAZ Oyster-Card (otherwise known as PC membership) does not help with this specific item any more, because 30% off a fortune is still a fortune… :-(

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Posted: 07 September 2012 09:33 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 27 ]
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Martin_C - 07 September 2012 09:05 AM

You picked one of the very few DAZ bundles, where the bundle price is only slightly cheaper than the total amount of the individual items. Otherwise, for the vast majority of bundles, it is rather some 50% of the total amount.

However, in this special case, the content is only a mixed bag of vintage Gen3 items getting some Gen5 fits. It was probably a perfect freebie back then, but afterwards I rather think that they either forgot to delete it from the shop or to reduce it to some reasonable level.

All other old wigs that are now turned into Genesis are all sold as 1.99 PC items, and if you just take two of them and add some Aiko 3 boots and the odd low polygon armors, it certainly does not justify charging $120 - at least not if any kind of sense is concerned wink

All of the PC genesis refit hairs were PC hairs in the first place, or at least most of them.  (I assume you’re talking about the SWAM hairs like the Lady Elf hair that was just released.)  I know because I have them in the V4 format.

What I picked were the first two bundles I came across that were made of multiple, independently released products (as opposed to suites of products made around a central idea/character) that didn’t include a base figure.

And the bundle has several Gen 4 items, which have not been discounted down to nothing:

The V4 fantasy wrap (which is in the refit bundle) is still $20
Radiant Jaguar Hair for V4 is still $30
Cuban Diablo shoes… well, the bundle has half of that, so $10
V4 Future Cop is $20
The Gen 3 Sci Fi boots are still $20 each (boys and girls)
Mitsu Hair is $15
Marauders for M3 is $15
Roxanna Yaroslavana is $25

These are the current, non-PC prices of the older generation versions of the items in the classics bundle.  $175

Yes, $119 isn’t as much of a discount as some others, but it’s still not unprecedented.

 

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Posted: 07 September 2012 09:33 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 28 ]
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Except that the DAZ Oyster-Card (otherwise known as PC membership) does not help with this specific item any more, because 30% off a fortune is still a fortuneā€¦ :-(

Ah, but most of us in PC got it as a freebie and 0% of a fortune is a pretty good deal wink

(Doesn’t help those who joined later, I admit, and there are anomalies with the pricing of that bundle).

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