Keep Calm : There's always another Sale (Daily Sale Talk)

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  • lxlx Posts: 2,987

    Anneka ...demon? 

    As an official 7 figure? Uh what? 

    That's... No

    Just... No.

    Only the promo page has the 7. The figure, all products, files etc. don't. -not counting it- I would group her with Lavinia and Markus.

    I bet Daz is kicking themselves for not grabbing George and Sumo as a 7 character ;o

     

  • L'AdairL'Adair Posts: 9,134

    Anneka ...demon? 

    As an official 7 figure? Uh what? 

    That's... No

    Just... No.

    You just made my day, girl! LOL

  • Keep Calm: There's always another demon ... seems appropriate. I have been with DAZ for only 11 months, but the amount of zombies and demons that were put out in that time is staggering (and for me, easy to resist). I assume the market for these things must be incredible - I would not have guessed it to be so strong. The DAZ store says things about the (consumer) world we live in.

  • cherpenbeckcherpenbeck Posts: 1,139

    Besides, that demon really is evil, as it takes THREE of the new releases to trigger the bigger discount on the PAs.

  • jakibluejakiblue Posts: 6,504

    I put the pro bundle in my cart, then added 3 of the add ons. The full total was LESS than the actual pro bundle price.

    Not getting it though - US -> AUS conversion is pretty bad.  

    Besides, that demon really is evil, as it takes THREE of the new releases to trigger the bigger discount on the PAs.

     

  • nicsttnicstt Posts: 9,802

    Anneka ...demon? 

    As an official 7 figure? Uh what? 

    That's... No

    Just... No.

    'She' looks pretty cool. Not exactly my thing, but can likely use at some stage, but not enough to pay what is current full price

  • nicsttnicstt Posts: 9,802

    Besides, that demon really is evil, as it takes THREE of the new releases to trigger the bigger discount on the PAs.

    hahaha

  • NathNath Posts: 1,853
    nicstt said:

    Anneka ...demon? 

    As an official 7 figure? Uh what? 

    That's... No

    Just... No.

    'She' looks pretty cool. Not exactly my thing, but can likely use at some stage, but not enough to pay what is current full price

    She looks sort of nice, in that 'I'll wait for a hefty discount' way, yes:-)

  • LlynaraLlynara Posts: 4,728

    DIM just required an executable update in order to download new software.

    ​It is a sad state of affairs that whenever I get a new update on any software package from *any* vendor, I wonder what kind of new features they're going to introduce that put new limits on me while allowing them more control over whatever it is they're "selling" to me.

    ​Too many years working in I.T., I guess.
     

    LOL I'm an IT person too. And my DIM updates didn't work as expected. They kept disappearing, completely! Finally had to download the DIM from the site and reinstall it.

    And I like Anneka. Beautiful face. Reminds me of Lilith 6 as well as Sebstian (G2M incubus.) The Pro bundle looks good, but it'll have to go on the wishlist for now. So many great releases lately that are draining my bank account!

  • donovancolbertdonovancolbert Posts: 1,404
    edited January 2017

    I'm going to share my first twisted thought, because I'll never do it, but I'd kind of like to see it happen...

    ​Anneka + some combination of Aiko, Star, and Zev0's Growing Up morphs =

    ​A webcomic big in Japan that becomes an underground comiccon Cosplay hit here in the U.S.



    Really, any of the cute-cartoon characters blended in with this line - and all the Zombie, vampire, witch and related character and morphs stuff...

    ​Seems kind of like a no brainer.

    ​Now, someone go make millions of dollars doing this so I can sit here blowing money on this hobby and complaining about how, "that coulda been me..."

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  • firewardenfirewarden Posts: 1,336

    I'm going to share my first twisted thought, because I'll never do it, but I'd kind of like to see it happen...

    ​Anneka + some combination of Aiko, Star, and Zev0's Growing Up morphs =

    ​A webcomic big in Japan that becomes an underground comiccon Cosplay hit here in the U.S.



    Really, any of the cute-cartoon characters blended in with this line - and all the Zombie, vampire, witch and related character and morphs stuff...

    ​Seems kind of like a no brainer.

    ​Now, someone go make millions of dollars doing this so I can sit here blowing money on this hobby and complaining about how, "that coulda been me..."

    You should do it and get rich. I can so picture that as anime/manga. This could be a more mature version of Monster High. Then we can claim we "knew ya when..."

    Anneka is very well done and makes me wonder if she is where the current creature creator morphs originated. Not that I want a demon, but she is incredibly detailed, so many options, and all her characters and addons are gorgeous... wow. I think she's way better than all the lich ladies.

    I may buy some of her addons, though. Tempting... Must compare the artist list with my wishlist to see if the discounts would make it worthwhile.

  • WandWWandW Posts: 2,199
    L'Adair said:

    Yeah... the good ol' days... a few months back...

    Not even that long ago. The DAZ December Holiday sales had som pretty good deals.

    Indeed.  I spent a lot in December, but have spent less than $4 this month.  I hope there is a good sale this weekend, as I haven't really even been tempted to use my PC coupons...

  • NovicaNovica Posts: 21,959

    Well, if you want people to spend money on Pro or even starter bundles, don't release them on the TWENTY SIXTH of the month. Really, really horrific marketing. They don't even bother to think about when people get paid. Even folks getting paid on the 15th have had 11 days to spend it, and there's been some really nice stuff.

  • You should do it and get rich. I can so picture that as anime/manga. This could be a more mature version of Monster High. Then we can claim we "knew ya when..."

    Anneka is very well done and makes me wonder if she is where the current creature creator morphs originated. Not that I want a demon, but she is incredibly detailed, so many options, and all her characters and addons are gorgeous... wow. I think she's way better than all the lich ladies.

    I may buy some of her addons, though. Tempting... Must compare the artist list with my wishlist to see if the discounts would make it worthwhile.

    After I posted this, I started to fully flesh out the main character in my mind - she should be a precocious coquette oddball causing mayhem, discomfort and disruption to the status quo where ever she and her circle of misfit, outcast friends go. I might just work on this idea... and a psudonmy and an fictitious author background to go along with it! I think I've got an idea with a large potential market, I just don't want to be known as the guy who created it unless it gets big enough that will just add to the allure. :D

    ​"Wait, the creator is a white male conservative-leaning suburban guy almost in his 50's, not some edgy urban socialist anarchist in her 20's?!? You've got to be kidding me! That is kinda creepy, but kinda cool, too, in a messed up way... "

       :)

    ​Yeah, I see it the way you're seeing it too. Lots of Anime tradition influencing the idea, with a dose of Western Heavy Metal magazine thrown in for good measure, all of it toned down a bit for a more mainstream audience. Just edgy enough to be interesting and uncomfortable at the same time. I'll put this in my drawer of unrealized concepts for now, and continue to try and develop the various skills, disciplines, and toolsets to actually maybe make one of these ideas a reality, some day. *sigh*...

     

  • Fortunately, by the time I bring everything together, Anneka will probably be 3 generations behind and I'll be able to buy her on deep discount fopr $4 in some March Madness sale! :D

  • firewardenfirewarden Posts: 1,336

    You should do it and get rich. I can so picture that as anime/manga. This could be a more mature version of Monster High. Then we can claim we "knew ya when..."

    Anneka is very well done and makes me wonder if she is where the current creature creator morphs originated. Not that I want a demon, but she is incredibly detailed, so many options, and all her characters and addons are gorgeous... wow. I think she's way better than all the lich ladies.

    I may buy some of her addons, though. Tempting... Must compare the artist list with my wishlist to see if the discounts would make it worthwhile.

    After I posted this, I started to fully flesh out the main character in my mind - she should be a precocious coquette oddball causing mayhem, discomfort and disruption to the status quo where ever she and her circle of misfit, outcast friends go. I might just work on this idea... and a psudonmy and an fictitious author background to go along with it! I think I've got an idea with a large potential market, I just don't want to be known as the guy who created it unless it gets big enough that will just add to the allure. :D

    ​"Wait, the creator is a white male conservative-leaning suburban guy almost in his 50's, not some edgy urban socialist anarchist in her 20's?!? You've got to be kidding me! That is kinda creepy, but kinda cool, too, in a messed up way... "

       :)

    ​Yeah, I see it the way you're seeing it too. Lots of Anime tradition influencing the idea, with a dose of Western Heavy Metal magazine thrown in for good measure, all of it toned down a bit for a more mainstream audience. Just edgy enough to be interesting and uncomfortable at the same time. I'll put this in my drawer of unrealized concepts for now, and continue to try and develop the various skills, disciplines, and toolsets to actually maybe make one of these ideas a reality, some day. *sigh*...

     

    You've got awesome ideas, and the pseudonym will take care of the rest. ;) Don't forget primitive and rough aspects of a work simply lend an artistic ambience that adds to the quirky flavor. Perfection is so boring!

  • riftwitchriftwitch Posts: 1,365

    Anneka ...demon? 

    As an official 7 figure? Uh what? 

    That's... No

    Just... No.

    It seems a bit confusing. Is it normal for a character who isn't numbered to have Starter and Pro Bundles?
  • FSMCDesignsFSMCDesigns Posts: 9,085
    Novica said:

    Well, if you want people to spend money on Pro or even starter bundles, don't release them on the TWENTY SIXTH of the month. Really, really horrific marketing. They don't even bother to think about when people get paid. Even folks getting paid on the 15th have had 11 days to spend it, and there's been some really nice stuff.

    Just as many people get paid weekly as they do bi weekly with many on fridays in the U.S., so I really can't see how the 26th has anything to do with it. Then again I don't live paycheck to paycheck

  • HavosHavos Posts: 4,284
    WandW said:
    L'Adair said:

    Yeah... the good ol' days... a few months back...

    Not even that long ago. The DAZ December Holiday sales had som pretty good deals.

    Indeed.  I spent a lot in December, but have spent less than $4 this month.  I hope there is a good sale this weekend, as I haven't really even been tempted to use my PC coupons...

    I am in the same boat, I have actually spent more at Rendo (thanks to the clearance sale there), and it must be the first time in many months since that was true.

  • Depending on timings, we're about at the point (or already there) where we won't be seeing items released now appearing in March Madness discounts (due to 60 day limitation). Just something to bear in mind for your purchasing decisions.

     

  • Charlie JudgeCharlie Judge Posts: 8,530
    edited January 2017

    Depending on timings, we're about at the point (or already there) where we won't be seeing items released now appearing in March Madness discounts (due to 60 day limitation). Just something to bear in mind for your purchasing decisions.

     

    Yeh, Right now I have 3 new releases in my wishlist that I'm debating whether to get now or wait and hope they are in March Madness. Two of them have release dates of 12 January and the other one was released 15 January.

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  • riftwitchriftwitch Posts: 1,365
    Novica said:

    Well, if you want people to spend money on Pro or even starter bundles, don't release them on the TWENTY SIXTH of the month. Really, really horrific marketing. They don't even bother to think about when people get paid. Even folks getting paid on the 15th have had 11 days to spend it, and there's been some really nice stuff.

    Just as many people get paid weekly as they do bi weekly with many on fridays in the U.S., so I really can't see how the 26th has anything to do with it. Then again I don't live paycheck to paycheck

    True. There is a difference between getting paid twice a month and getting paid every two weeks. In the first case, people ususally get paid on specific dates in the month (10th and 25th, for example); in the latter, on a specific day (for instance, every other Friday). This results in 24 pays a year in the first case, versus 216 pays per year in the second. Back in the stone age, when the ex-wife and I had some major financial problems, this made it difficult to work with bill collectors; when I told them I got paid every other Thursday, they would always ask what dates those were. Some never could get the difference through their heads. 

  • lxlx Posts: 2,987
    riftwitch said:

    Anneka ...demon? 

    As an official 7 figure? Uh what? 

    That's... No

    Just... No.

     

    It seems a bit confusing. Is it normal for a character who isn't numbered to have Starter and Pro Bundles?

    Not "normal" but it happened with Star 2.0 as well - two bundles, and she was called Star 7 by some PAs at some point but never wound up being an official figure.

  • You've got awesome ideas, and the pseudonym will take care of the rest. ;) Don't forget primitive and rough aspects of a work simply lend an artistic ambience that adds to the quirky flavor. Perfection is so boring!

    Thanks! I've been playing around with Demona for V4 with Gen X 2 and G2F as the target... Haven't quite got it where I want it yet, but maybe I'll have a render of the rough concept to share in a few days. :)

  • donovancolbertdonovancolbert Posts: 1,404
    edited January 2017

    On Rendo and their sales - they just don't excite me, the discounts are never as drastic as the ones here at DAZ, and the quality of their products seems to be more hit or miss... more Poser oriented and more V4 oriented? It doesn't seem like they have stacking discounts or other deep bargains.

    ​But maybe I just don't "get" their marketplace. It took me a while to figure out how the DAZ market works.

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  • FSMCDesignsFSMCDesigns Posts: 9,085

    On Rendo and their sales - they just don't excite me, the discounts are never as drastic as the ones here at DAZ, and the quality of their products seems to be more hit or miss... more Poser oriented and more V4 oriented? It doesn't seem like they have stacking discounts or other deep bargains.

    ​But maybe I just don't "get" their marketplace. It took me a while to figure out how the DAZ market works.

    I guess you need to spend more time there then, I get some great deals there also. Just picked up a few things at 60-70% off that was in my wishlist. Since genesis 3 came out they have a lot more DS content than before. I also find the hit or miss quality here also

  • I guess you need to spend more time there then, I get some great deals there also. Just picked up a few things at 60-70% off that was in my wishlist. Since genesis 3 came out they have a lot more DS content than before. I also find the hit or miss quality here also

    To be fair, before the March Madness sale here, I very rarely came this way, but I discovered this thread, and saw the stacking discounts @Divamakeup was sharing, and it helped me connect the dots. Hopefully DAZ realizes the value that posts like that bring in getting customers to finally start buying, because up until that point it had been months and I'd spent $6... and since that point, I've spent *way* more than that, here. 

    I just perused the forums over there, and didn't find any similar kind of post. But I've got a wishlist set up over there and if the prices would ever drop down to 60-70%, I'd probably buy up a lot more of their content. There are a lot of items over there I'd like to add, I just can't figure out how to make my dollars go as far there as they do here, so DAZ content always gets the priority. I'll have to dig deeper into their forums, I guess. 


     

  • I have had a couple misses here, for sure, too. ;) 

  • NathNath Posts: 1,853

    I guess you need to spend more time there then, I get some great deals there also. Just picked up a few things at 60-70% off that was in my wishlist. Since genesis 3 came out they have a lot more DS content than before. I also find the hit or miss quality here also

    To be fair, before the March Madness sale here, I very rarely came this way, but I discovered this thread, and saw the stacking discounts @Divamakeup was sharing, and it helped me connect the dots. Hopefully DAZ realizes the value that posts like that bring in getting customers to finally start buying, because up until that point it had been months and I'd spent $6... and since that point, I've spent *way* more than that, here. 

    I just perused the forums over there, and didn't find any similar kind of post. But I've got a wishlist set up over there and if the prices would ever drop down to 60-70%, I'd probably buy up a lot more of their content. There are a lot of items over there I'd like to add, I just can't figure out how to make my dollars go as far there as they do here, so DAZ content always gets the priority. I'll have to dig deeper into their forums, I guess. 


     

    It helps if you subscribe to the newsletters for notice of coupons (not all are valid on sale items, but many are)

  • L'AdairL'Adair Posts: 9,134
    edited January 2017

    So, here we go again... The banner ad states "Buy A New Release and Get 70% Off These Featured Items" (http://www.daz3d.com/featured-discount-selection)
     

    Banner Ad, 2017-01-27


    There's no fine print here stating any exclusions to what New Releases will trigger the discount, but at the moment, only new releases from the "Bundle Bonanza Weekend" are triggering the discount. (And this promo is NOT listed on the "Bundle Bonanza Weekend" sales page.)

    So if it's any new release, the discount's not working...

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