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Now that the 747 is fast approaching can anyone hint as to how much it will cost?

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In this situation, PMDG should announce the price, at least.Regards,Shaheedan Abdul Wahab

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I quite highly doubt that you will ever see the official price before you see the order button active in precisionmanuals.com

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I actually hope it won't be more than $45... That's my limit :(

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Hi Robin,What if it's $46? ;o)I'm sure for this, you will stretch a little! Take care,Steve.

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;) Anything up to $49.99 is fine actually... It still doesn't sound as big as $50 :-lol

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How about $59. Maybe even $69. Better add-ons keep going up in price. I would buy at either price.

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If it's any more than $45 I think I will not be running to it quite so quickly.

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Yeah looks like $50 is a sweet spot. If I think about it, I think "above $50" many people might shy away, so PMDG might actually make more money if it was $49.99 or lower. :-)

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>Now that the 747 is fast approaching can anyone hint as to>how much it will cost?Hi AVSIM Group;I've been a lurker for years and have gotten so much knowlwedge and enjoyment from this site it is impossible to describe it. I've purchased almost all the PMDG products for the FS series. I've been reading the 747-400 posts with interest and cannot wait until its ready for market. I've been awaiting this price post. I laugh at some of the requests for detail in a simulation that are hard to find in even the airline simulators. Things like wing flex, the proper shade of color for guages and many other details. I read the continual comparisons to Level D aircraft and Hardy's PS-1. Then I see this post and everyone wants the most detailed aircraft up to this date for $35 or $40. I payed $250 for PS-1 and it didn't have flex wings, VC cockpit or a fleet of planes for various carriers. I think many of the individuals posting demand way too much simulator for what they are willing to pay. I hope I don't have to pay what I payed for PS-1, but from what I have seen and had described by the beta testers, I won't feel ripped off if the price is in a range above $35 or $40. This is an awesome and complex simulation and deserves a price commensurate.Phil Carroll

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True, but hey, it's PMDG, every request is worth a try, since the magic team will fix it up most likely :-lol

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>>Now that the 747 is fast approaching can anyone hint as to>>how much it will cost?>>Hi AVSIM Group;>>I've been a lurker for years and have gotten so much>knowlwedge and enjoyment from this site it is impossible to>describe it. I've purchased almost all the PMDG products for>the FS series. I've been reading the 747-400 posts with>interest and cannot wait until its ready for market. I've been>awaiting this price post. I laugh at some of the requests for>detail in a simulation that are hard to find in even the>airline simulators. Things like wing flex, the proper shade of>color for guages and many other details. I read the continual>comparisons to Level D aircraft and Hardy's PS-1. Then I see>this post and everyone wants the most detailed aircraft up to>this date for $35 or $40. I payed $250 for PS-1 and it didn't>have flex wings, VC cockpit or a fleet of planes for various>carriers. I think many of the individuals posting demand way>too much simulator for what they are willing to pay. I hope I>don't have to pay what I payed for PS-1, but from what I have>seen and had described by the beta testers, I won't feel>ripped off if the price is in a range above $35 or $40. This>is an awesome and complex simulation and deserves a price>commensurate.>>>Phil Carroll You can say whatever you want, and buy it or not. In any case it simply comes down to the market. The most serious MSFS aircraft addons currently range up to about $40-$45 at this time. This includes PMDG's previous products. They might crank the price up just a tad, but if they go much out of that range, they will lose potential customers in droves no matter how good it is. As for PS1, that was a stand alone sim as far as I know, which menat designing not only the aicraft but the full environment in which it flew. PMDG did not have to do that.Andrew

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>You can say whatever you want, and buy it or not.Exactly Andrew. You can't demand complexity and also demand a price tag in the same message.At the end of the day, it will be released when its ready, it will feature what PMDG decide to feature, and it will cost what they seem fit.If you want an add-on thats cheap and has everything you want I'd suggest opening Adobe Photoshop and your favourite programming language ;)

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>As for PS1, that was a stand alone sim as far as I know, which>menat designing not only the aicraft but the full environment>in which it flew. PMDG did not have to do that.Yeah, but PS1 did not have flex wings, VC or exterior model. If you counted total effort in terms of man-hours I would not be surprised if PMDG's 747-400 took more time to do than PS1. Often in this world price is not proportional to the effort invested. So PS1 was able to charge that much because of the market it was targeting. PMDG can't charge even half of that because price expectations in the MSFS world are different but on the other hand they could get compensated with much larger sales. So at the end like many folks said above - price is dictated primarily by market considerations. My own guess is that this 744 will sell for $50-$70.Michael J.

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and why exactly can't they charge half that? To this day nothing comes close to what PMDG is planning on doing, the Level-D is great, but it isn't the queen beast. When someone releases another 747 is the day PMDG can't charge what they want. Look at araine (sp?) they charge over 100 bucks for a product that arguably is just as good as the PMDG version for double the price at least, and only one livery!

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>and why exactly can't they charge half that?Alex, it is not the question what they can it is rather a question what they WILL. ;)Michael J.

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With a bit of a background in marketing I can tell you how the product should be priced...Before developing the product an evaluation of 'What price the market will bear' for a given product. This is versus competitors, previous products and what us the consumer is prepared to spend. Some kind of forecasting of volumes is also required to understand how much the potential revenues for this product are.Only once this has been established can you work out how much you have to spend on development.Danger is you spend a fortune on development and then have to charge an unrealistic price and then you don't sell any!I paid

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