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Reid Rosefelt

I Don't Remember a Sales Season as Crazy as This

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It's nuts.   I was up early, but didn't even get to eat breakfast until 11.  I'm typing all day and I'm always behind.

I don't know how King Larry does it.  The man is a God.

Maybe it's because I still haven't gotten over my Covid shot?  No morning bike rides for me from now on.

 

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Thanx Reid!  Not hardly a god...nothing close...
but I put in a LOT of work....way more than most realize...
I start at 5 am...and go all day long trying to keep track of
all of these sales, and trying not to double post, and trying
to make sure that I've put the requested "disclaimers" i.e...
Full Kontakt, iLok, eLicenser...etc...in the posts...it's takes a lot
of time and effort...despite what some people think!

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16 minutes ago, cclarry said:

Thanx Reid!  Not hardly a god...nothing close...
but I put in a LOT of work....way more than most realize...
I start at 5 am...and go all day long trying to keep track of
all of these sales, and trying not to double post, and trying
to make sure that I've put the requested "disclaimers" i.e...
Full Kontakt, iLok, eLicenser...etc...in the posts...it's takes a lot
of time and effort...despite what some people think!

You have my respect.  And I know everybody else's too. 

Maybe I'm getting older, but I don't remember it getting this crazy until next Monday. 

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1 minute ago, Reid Rosefelt said:

You have my respect.  And I know everybody else's too. 

Maybe I'm getting older, but I don't remember it getting this crazy until next Monday. 

You're right...they started early this year....that's for sure!
I'm 62, so no spring chicken by any means either

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1 hour ago, cclarry said:


to make sure that I've put the requested "disclaimers" i.e...
Full Kontakt, iLok, eLicenser...etc...in the posts

Thank you for doing our work for us.  ;)

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3 hours ago, cclarry said:

Thanx Reid!  Not hardly a god...nothing close...

Of course your not a god! Who would ever think that!

3 hours ago, cclarry said:

but I put in a LOT of work....way more than most realize...
I start at 5 am...and go all day long trying to keep track of
all of these sales, and trying not to double post, and trying
to make sure that I've put the requested "disclaimers" i.e...
Full Kontakt, iLok, eLicenser...etc...in the posts...it's takes a lot
of time and effort...despite what some people think!

On second thought...

 

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One important lesson in life: Concentrate on those that appreciate you, the others are not worth your time!

I just made that up, but feels its appropriate! 😊

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2 minutes ago, Jacques Boileau said:

One important lesson in life: Concentrate on those that appreciate you, the others are not worth your time!

I just made that up, but feels its appropriate! 😊

I KNOW for a FACT that I'm appreciated here - and that's why I do what I do!

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7 minutes ago, cclarry said:

I KNOW for a FACT that I'm appreciated here.....

Probably more than you even realize....

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37 minutes ago, cclarry said:

I KNOW for a FACT that I'm appreciated here - and that's why I do what I do!

But are wallets are not happy to see you😉😆

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Gotta admit I kinda miss the excitement of Thanksgiving morning thinking of what may be in Black Friday sales. All this Early BF thing I am not a fan of. I notice all the stores are jumping on this early thing, not a fan. I also miss the Best Buy ad I used to get with my newspaper. Call me Old Fashioned :)

 

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This is the definition of insanity and here's the real kicker, guys... I've seen a lot of these sales with an end date of 25 November. You know what that means, right? I hope you don't have any plans on the 26th.

sigh.

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1 hour ago, Mark Stow said:

Gotta admit I kinda miss the excitement of Thanksgiving morning thinking of what may be in Black Friday sales. All this Early BF thing I am not a fan of. I notice all the stores are jumping on this early thing, not a fan. I also miss the Best Buy ad I used to get with my newspaper. Call me Old Fashioned :)

 

It's probably a combination of things - if all the sales hit at once:

  • it's difficult for the consumer as they'd blow a crater in their wallets over the course of a few days, rather than spread them out over a month
  • it's difficult for the web shop as they might accidentally get DDoS'ed from people wanting to buy something, e.g. think about what happens during limited 500-serial giveaways; or even when a new version of Komplete comes out
  • it's probably a tactical move from the developers - if your sale is out there first, there's more chance that someone with that on their list will buy over another product on their list that isn't on sale yet.

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49 minutes ago, antler said:

It's probably a combination of things - if all the sales hit at once:

  • it's difficult for the consumer as they'd blow a crater in their wallets over the course of a few days, rather than spread them out over a month
  • it's difficult for the web shop as they might accidentally get DDoS'ed from people wanting to buy something, e.g. think about what happens during limited 500-serial giveaways; or even when a new version of Komplete comes out
  • it's probably a tactical move from the developers - if your sale is out there first, there's more chance that someone with that on their list will buy over another product on their list that isn't on sale yet.

That last one is something I had been discussing with quite a few developers over the past 6 years and now I feel like it's biting us in the ***** a bit. Some of them were complaining about not making as much money as they thought they should during the holiday season and the reason based on the metrics I was collecting was that everything was hitting at one time and/or people were waiting on the "big stuff" so by the time the smaller companies got their sales out, everyone's money had been spent. My advice was to release earlier in the month to compete with that. Now I'm finding a few of those companies I spoke with are releasing their black friday sales as far back as the third week in October.

Sorry, I guess? 😕

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3 hours ago, InstrEd said:

But are wallets are not happy to see you😉😆

Wives don't appreciate Lars too much either...  ;)

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39 minutes ago, mibby said:

Wives don't appreciate Lars too much either...  ;)

I'm sure my picture is used for target practice quite a bit...

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3 hours ago, Batwaffel said:

 I hope you don't have any plans on the 26th.

sigh.

Other than the Wife's birthday, no. I'm sure she'll understand. 😁

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