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Hmm..

I thought i would find "unselect all" in the manufacturer menu.

But i don't really know why i need it. 🥰

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50 minutes ago, Kurre said:

Hmm..

I thought i would find "unselect all" in the manufacturer menu.

But i don't really know why i need it. 🥰

Just toggle "Select All" to un-select them all.    😊

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@mibby

It works now.

Maybe it was the refresh i did of the page that fixed it. 👍

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3 hours ago, Kurre said:

@mibby

It works now.

Maybe it was the refresh i did of the page that fixed it. 👍

Mr. MSD's site is awesome. It has saved me boatloads of time and often help me find the best deal.  I usually go there when I find something interesting here.  :)

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6 hours ago, mibby said:

Mr. MSD's site is awesome. It has saved me boatloads of time and often help me find the best deal.  I usually go there when I find something interesting here.  :)

Thanks @mibby!

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Here is the new design that we're building for the website. The idea is to make it a little cleaner, while retaining the same layout, but make the purpose and features of the website more obvious.

Any feedback?

02. set_price_alert.png

03. extended_search.png

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On 7/1/2022 at 3:04 PM, Music Software Deals said:

Any feedback?

Pic 1:  

Looks good and this has been working great!  The screen should default to:   1. email address if I've already entered it somewhere  2. "Until Canceled" 3. "Any Price Drop"

Pic2:

The layout works very very well for the Products. For the filters, my suggestions are:

  1. Product Name, Manufacturers and Stores work excellently and should all be on the first line like they are now. 
  2. "Price Range" slider takes up too much room and could be dropped, the price fill-ins are enough. Even so, personally I never bracket or filter on prices  and wouldn't miss them.
  3. Categories and Sub-categories are not dependable and therefor of no use. IMHO, you could definitely get rid of these and save even more screen real estate.
  4. You could get away with 1 line for the filters: Product Name, Manufacturers, Stores and Search Button. You could even move the Sort onto the same line. 

Does anyone use the "List" layout?  Can you tell?  I always us the Grid because I find the icons very helpful.  If not, you move the Sort up onto the Filter line as I suggest above, you could gain another empty line of screen real estate.

Oh, I see the "Less Options". That's a good idea to collapse the less used options to save space. Definitely default that to closed if you keep more than 1 line of filtering options.  In No. 4 above, those are the ones I use.

I'm not sure what "Price Tracker" section to the left of your logo do - if anything?  But I like that you put the :"Last Scan" up there. (It could be changed to just "Updated: <date-time>", but no biggie.  Good idea to put "My Alerts" up there too.

"Contacts"?  What's that for?

Pic3:

Oh I see, this is the collapsed options.  (Please see No. 4 above for my suggestions on what to put on the single line.  I'm not sure how useful the "Quick Search" options are, other than the "New Deals".  That's a good one.

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Other suggestions:

A "Reset" button would be useful to clear everything on the screen you're on and start over.

I'm not sure "Include Products not on sale" works?  Is that showing me anything in your database that has ever been on sale?  -- OR -- will it show ALL products from any developers you're scraping, whether or not they are on sale?  (This second option could be handy for setting up Price Alerts.  I could browse a favorite deleper and set up a Price Alert for products I'm watching.)

I'll stop there. The Price Alerts is a whole other discussion.  This is really a great site that you have put together in short order. Well done!

 

Finally, here are a few developer sites you might add that have sales (some not sold through resellers):

Kush Audio: https://thehouseofkush.com/

Nembrini Audio: https://www.nembriniaudio.com/

Fuse Audio Labs: https://fuseaudiolabs.de

Blue Cat Audio: https://www.bluecataudio.com/Main/Home/

Bleass: https://www.bleass.com/

Celemony: https://shop.celemony.com/cgi-bin/WebObjects/CelemonyShop

Fab Filter: https://www.fabfilter.com/

PSP Audioware: https://www.pspaudioware.com/

Melda: https://www.meldaproduction.com/

United Plugins: https://unitedplugins.com/

Boz Digital: https://www.bozdigitallabs.com/

Korneff Audio: https://korneffaudio.com/

 

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23 hours ago, mibby said:

Pic 1:  

Looks good and this has been working great!  The screen should default to:   1. email address if I've already entered it somewhere  2. "Until Canceled" 3. "Any Price Drop"

Pic2:

The layout works very very well for the Products. For the filters, my suggestions are:

  1. Product Name, Manufacturers and Stores work excellently and should all be on the first line like they are now. 
  2. "Price Range" slider takes up too much room and could be dropped, the price fill-ins are enough. Even so, personally I never bracket or filter on prices  and wouldn't miss them.
  3. Categories and Sub-categories are not dependable and therefor of no use. IMHO, you could definitely get rid of these and save even more screen real estate.
  4. You could get away with 1 line for the filters: Product Name, Manufacturers, Stores and Search Button. You could even move the Sort onto the same line. 

Does anyone use the "List" layout?  Can you tell?  I always us the Grid because I find the icons very helpful.  If not, you move the Sort up onto the Filter line as I suggest above, you could gain another empty line of screen real estate.

Oh, I see the "Less Options". That's a good idea to collapse the less used options to save space. Definitely default that to closed if you keep more than 1 line of filtering options.  In No. 4 above, those are the ones I use.

I'm not sure what "Price Tracker" section to the left of your logo do - if anything?  But I like that you put the :"Last Scan" up there. (It could be changed to just "Updated: <date-time>", but no biggie.  Good idea to put "My Alerts" up there too.

"Contacts"?  What's that for?

Pic3:

Oh I see, this is the collapsed options.  (Please see No. 4 above for my suggestions on what to put on the single line.  I'm not sure how useful the "Quick Search" options are, other than the "New Deals".  That's a good one.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Other suggestions:

A "Reset" button would be useful to clear everything on the screen you're on and start over.

I'm not sure "Include Products not on sale" works?  Is that showing me anything in your database that has ever been on sale?  -- OR -- will it show ALL products from any developers you're scraping, whether or not they are on sale?  (This second option could be handy for setting up Price Alerts.  I could browse a favorite deleper and set up a Price Alert for products I'm watching.)

I'll stop there. The Price Alerts is a whole other discussion.  This is really a great site that you have put together in short order. Well done!

 

Finally, here are a few developer sites you might add that have sales (some not sold through resellers):

Kush Audio: https://thehouseofkush.com/

Nembrini Audio: https://www.nembriniaudio.com/

Fuse Audio Labs: https://fuseaudiolabs.de

Blue Cat Audio: https://www.bluecataudio.com/Main/Home/

Bleass: https://www.bleass.com/

Celemony: https://shop.celemony.com/cgi-bin/WebObjects/CelemonyShop

Fab Filter: https://www.fabfilter.com/

PSP Audioware: https://www.pspaudioware.com/

Melda: https://www.meldaproduction.com/

United Plugins: https://unitedplugins.com/

Boz Digital: https://www.bozdigitallabs.com/

Korneff Audio: https://korneffaudio.com/

 

Wow thanks very much this is great feedback.

Does anyone use the "List" layout?  Can you tell?  I always us the Grid because I find the icons very helpful.  If not, you move the Sort up onto the Filter line as I suggest above, you could gain another empty line of screen real estate.

Some people do actually - they use it to see the lowest priced products in a row etc.

I'm not sure what "Price Tracker" section to the left of your logo do - if anything?  But I like that you put the :"Last Scan" up there. (It could be changed to just "Updated: <date-time>", but no biggie.  Good idea to put "My Alerts" up there too.

This is just to show the features of the website (there are "tick" icons beside each feature). So it has a Price Tracker, tracks 20+ stores and you can setup custom price alerts.

"Contacts"?  What's that for?

The designer's first language isnt English :) It should say "Contact" (opens a contact form)

A "Reset" button would be useful to clear everything on the screen you're on and start over.

Nice idea thanks.

I'm not sure "Include Products not on sale" works?  Is that showing me anything in your database that has ever been on sale?  -- OR -- will it show ALL products from any developers you're scraping, whether or not they are on sale?  (This second option could be handy for setting up Price Alerts.  I could browse a favorite deleper and set up a Price Alert for products I'm watching.)

2nd option. If you do a search or select particular critera (like a particular manufacturer or store) then tick "Include Products Not on Sale" then it will show you all products from that manufacturer even if they're not on sale so you can see the last sale price and setup price alerts etc. For example here is Arturia:

Include products not on sale not ticked:

https://musicsoftwaredeals.com/?manufacturer=arturia&price_from=0&price_to=9999

Include products not on sale box ticked:

https://musicsoftwaredeals.com/?manufacturer=arturia&price_from=0&price_to=9999&include_expired=true

As you can see if a product is not on sale, it will show "Not on Sale" but it will show "Last Sale Price" (see attached)

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Also we've just added 8Dio and Pulse Audio stores to the stores we scrape now. Will take a look at this list thanks!

23 hours ago, mibby said:

Finally, here are a few developer sites you might add that have sales (some not sold through resellers):

Kush Audio: https://thehouseofkush.com/

Nembrini Audio: https://www.nembriniaudio.com/

Fuse Audio Labs: https://fuseaudiolabs.de

Blue Cat Audio: https://www.bluecataudio.com/Main/Home/

Bleass: https://www.bleass.com/

Celemony: https://shop.celemony.com/cgi-bin/WebObjects/CelemonyShop

Fab Filter: https://www.fabfilter.com/

PSP Audioware: https://www.pspaudioware.com/

Melda: https://www.meldaproduction.com/

United Plugins: https://unitedplugins.com/

Boz Digital: https://www.bozdigitallabs.com/

Korneff Audio: https://korneffaudio.com/

 

 

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36 minutes ago, Music Software Deals said:

As you can see if a product is not on sale, it will show "Not on Sale" but it will show "Last Sale Price" (see attached)

That's awesome!  So I guess it only works for Developer websites that you're scraping then. (?) Otherwise you wouldn't know about ALL of their products...

Another Dev: Pulsar Audio:  https://pulsar.audio

 

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40 minutes ago, mibby said:

That's awesome!  So I guess it only works for Developer websites that you're scraping then. (?) Otherwise you wouldn't know about ALL of their products...

Another Dev: Pulsar Audio:  https://pulsar.audio

 

It works for any of the 20+ websites that we're scraping. We have a database of a lot of products already so most likely know of  the different ones out there already

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Alerts!

Just recently, I was looking for a price on a plugin and I turned on the "Not on Sale" box.  It showed one instance of the plugin (site) that was not on sale.  I went to the site and was greeted with "no longer available".

Perhaps you could expand your "Alerts" function to include a "Not Available" marker or such.  It would be a nice "alert".

 

Just an idea . . .

Thanks,

Syphus

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1 hour ago, Syphus said:

Alerts!

Just recently, I was looking for a price on a plugin and I turned on the "Not on Sale" box.  It showed one instance of the plugin (site) that was not on sale.  I went to the site and was greeted with "no longer available".

Perhaps you could expand your "Alerts" function to include a "Not Available" marker or such.  It would be a nice "alert".

 

Just an idea . . .

Thanks,

Syphus

Hi sorry can you clarify a bit more for me? Which plugin/product was it and we can take a look and see what you mean?

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18 hours ago, Music Software Deals said:

Hi sorry can you clarify a bit more for me? Which plugin/product was it and we can take a look and see what you mean?

ok - I was looking for prices for Fabfilter Pro-Q (using this search term - fabfilter pro-q) typed into the first box on the left.

Clicked the box titled "Include Products Not on Sale"

Three items showed up.  The first was showing a title of "Not On Sale" - I clicked on that box.

That took me to the website of "Thomann"  and the page said "The product FabFilter Pro-Q 3 is regretfully no longer available."

Your page just showed me the product at $125.   So when I came back, I though would it not be appropriate to be able to mark this as "Not Available" through the "Alert" button.   It could be a checkbox that says "Not Available"  and now users could not waste their time going to the site  . . .   Not a big deal . . .  but would be usable.

Perhaps checking the box (or whatever) could possibly change the "Not on Sale" to "Not Available" (again just my suggestion).  I guess the point is that people would be getting this website whenever they click the item . . .

Thanks,

Syphus

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How do you check the prices? Mercury-4 is 26USD instead of 29 at pluginboutique.

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On 7/19/2022 at 8:04 PM, Syphus said:

ok - I was looking for prices for Fabfilter Pro-Q (using this search term - fabfilter pro-q) typed into the first box on the left.

Clicked the box titled "Include Products Not on Sale"

Three items showed up.  The first was showing a title of "Not On Sale" - I clicked on that box.

That took me to the website of "Thomann"  and the page said "The product FabFilter Pro-Q 3 is regretfully no longer available."

Your page just showed me the product at $125.   So when I came back, I though would it not be appropriate to be able to mark this as "Not Available" through the "Alert" button.   It could be a checkbox that says "Not Available"  and now users could not waste their time going to the site  . . .   Not a big deal . . .  but would be usable.

Perhaps checking the box (or whatever) could possibly change the "Not on Sale" to "Not Available" (again just my suggestion).  I guess the point is that people would be getting this website whenever they click the item . . .

Thanks,

Syphus

Thanks I see what you mean. That is a pretty unusual case where a re-seller has removed the product from their website entirely - this doesn't happen often. We do keep that information though so at least you can see the price history:

https://musicsoftwaredeals.com/price-history/Pro-Q-3-by-FabFilter-27734/

Once its available on other re-sellers at a discount (like Plugin Boutique etc.) then we will be able to build out the price history even further.

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On 7/19/2022 at 8:54 PM, FrankP said:

How do you check the prices? Mercury-4 is 26USD instead of 29 at pluginboutique.

Thanks for reporting this. It seems the price hasn't been updated correctly, we're looking into this now thanks :)

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On 7/19/2022 at 8:54 PM, FrankP said:

How do you check the prices? Mercury-4 is 26USD instead of 29 at pluginboutique.

OK so it seems that Plugin Boutique has different prices in different currencies. We're scraping from the US ant $29 is the correct price there.

Plugin Boutique prices are not calculated daily, they are set once to some rounded number. A few months earlier, €25 was aprox $29 so they set the prices like that. Now, €1 is aprox $1 and we have this difference. Add the fact that they include VAT in price and when you compare price in € without VAT and price in $, you get a big difference, almost $10 for Croatia for example. But they just have a different prices for different locations and we are scraping from the US

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