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Thanks for the heads up.

 

I did a price point comparison some time back and found that they had pretty much across the board jacked up their prices by 20% anyway.

 

3W5 Concrete muni I paid $30.95 when it came out six years ago.  That's six years ago. I see the new "discounted" price is actually still more ($32.95) than I paid six years ago, so its really not a price reduction.

 

Yes we know that there is inflation, new entrants into simming etc.  But, now if you told me it was going for $15...that would be a deal.  I would have thought also that the "new store" cuts out the middle man and therefore the margin of profit would be higher for each item.

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Yeah, they're close to the top of the pricing range for airports.  Some of them are just wonderful and I've flown into them many times.  Others I've bought just sit there idle.  At their prices I've become rather picky...looking at other airports as well.  Good quality, though.

 

They might also want to think about regions.  If they dropped prices there they might sell more airports.  Ireland, for sure, should be one region.  But I love Germany and am looking forward to a Benelux like you wouldn't believe.  Every so often I think about Alaska airports but when you combine the cost of the region and the airports...ugh.

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There will always be ppl that complain...

 

Everyone is entitled to their opinion.

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IMHO, Orbx has some great airports, but value compared against Flightbeam and some of FSDT's latest offerings?. Not so much..

 

Ernie

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Everyone is entitled to their opinion.

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Airports like Juneau, Valdez, Jacksons in PNG or Lake Tahoe, just to name a few are definitely worth their money. And when Innsbruck will come out by the end of this month, I'll sure get it too, because with many of the ORBX airports there is so much to see and plenty of scenery around it that is worth exploring low and slow. 

 

 

I admit that I have many of their airports. Do I fly into all of them regularly? No, but then I got many of them when they were discounted 

 

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Well, I'm happy that ESSA's price has been reduced.

It has been in my "to buy" list for a long time now. :smile:

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ORBX airports have great quality but their price points vs. value vs. competition of the same quality is sorely lacking.   I don't care about all their GA airports and wish they would do more big airports.  The two they have that I want I have held off picking up because  40 bucks for a single runway airport is NOT a good value compared to the rest of the sim market.

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Wish Global and Vector had a sale.

Not saying they are not worth it but it's not cheap especially if you are looking at expanding to other regions in the future.

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ORBX airports have great quality but their price points vs. value vs. competition of the same quality is sorely lacking.   I don't care about all their GA airports and wish they would do more big airports.  The two they have that I want I have held off picking up because  40 bucks for a single runway airport is NOT a good value compared to the rest of the sim market.

 

I guess it all depends on the kind of flying you do. Because Jackson Hole, Yellowstone Bozeman, and Cairns, just to name a few, are Mega Airports that any dev should be proud of with a TON of regional scenery to match. I see that as a better value than just a highly detailed airport with the surrounding area being untouched, like Flightbeam, FSDT, and FlyTampa do. 

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FlyTampa

 

FlyTampa? o.O  They cover a wide area around their airports.  You've seen Copenhagen and Corfu, yes?

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Everybody is, of course, aware that their prices are libelled in Australian dollars which means than a 40 dollars airport in the list above is a 29.90 US dollars for Americans or 27.90 Euros airport for Europeans ?

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I guess it all depends on the kind of flying you do. Because Jackson Hole, Yellowstone Bozeman, and Cairns, just to name a few, are Mega Airports that any dev should be proud of with a TON of regional scenery to match. I see that as a better value than just a highly detailed airport with the surrounding area being untouched, like Flightbeam, FSDT, and FlyTampa do. 

 

 

FlyTampa? o.O  They cover a wide area around their airports.  You've seen Copenhagen and Corfu, yes?

 

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and not to forget Dubai or Kai Tak/Hong Kong ...

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I don't care about all their GA airports and wish they would do more big airports.

Which comes to show this is a very subjective and personal subject.  :wink: I myself rather have small airports with a huge area around it with photoreal and all kinds of objects than a huge airports and nothing else. I myself am thinking about getting Orbx's LOWI mainly because of the huge area that is included. Great for flying around in with the trike. Other than that I don't care too much for addon airports although I did reinstall Airports of Norway yesterday because it does make flying into my main Norwegian airports a little bit nicer and because it clearly shows the gate numbers. But I seldom buy addon airports anymore. I spend most my time in the cockpit and in the air so airports don't matter that much to me. 

 

Apart from all that I do like the new Orbx pricing structure.

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Thanks for the heads up.

 

I did a price point comparison some time back and found that they had pretty much across the board jacked up their prices by 20% anyway.

 

3W5 Concrete muni I paid $30.95 when it came out six years ago.  That's six years ago. I see the new "discounted" price is actually still more ($32.95) than I paid six years ago, so its really not a price reduction.

 

Yes we know that there is inflation, new entrants into simming etc.  But, now if you told me it was going for $15...that would be a deal.  I would have thought also that the "new store" cuts out the middle man and therefore the margin of profit would be higher for each item.

 

Did they not increase their prices across the board after the last sale in about May/June time? I seem to recall JV posting to that effect (whilst the sale was still on) and advising that henceforth all airports would have the same price point. 

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Getting Arlanda today for sure., the only airport i own is in my country, Dubrovnik, and it really is a piece of art.  :)

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Which comes to show this is a very subjective and personal subject.  :wink: I myself rather have small airports with a huge area around it with photoreal and all kinds of objects than a huge airports and nothing else. I myself am thinking about getting Orbx's LOWI mainly because of the huge area that is included. Great for flying around in with the trike. Other than that I don't care too much for addon airports although I did reinstall Airports of Norway yesterday because it does make flying into my main Norwegian airports a little bit nicer and because it clearly shows the gate numbers. But I seldom buy addon airports anymore. I spend most my time in the cockpit and in the air so airports don't matter that much to me. 

 

Apart from all that I do like the new Orbx pricing structure.

Very subjective. I am with you, Jeroen. What simming is about, for me, is flying an aircraft . As far as airports are concerned, the take off and approach terrain is what counts. And yes small/mid-sized airports à la OrBX rocks. Most of them are very moody. You feel like being there.

 

About the price, another subjective matter, because the financial means differ from one simmer to the other. Expressed in USD, OrbX prices seem reasonable enough (see my post above) and one has to remember that history tells OrbX does a 35% sale twice a year. A less than 20 USD Platinum or a 16 bucks Gold airport not a good deal ? Come on... And there is a discount for old folks and soon for students...  

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3W5 Concrete muni I paid $30.95 when it came out six years ago. That's six years ago. I see the new "discounted" price is actually still more ($32.95) than I paid six years ago, so its really not a price reduction.

 

A lot of the price differences that are seen are actually related to currency swings.  :smile: 

 

blaustern

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FlyTampa? o.O  They cover a wide area around their airports.  You've seen Copenhagen and Corfu, yes?

 

Some of their sceneries such as those you listed and Dubai, yes. But Toronto, Sydney, Montreal, and most of their American airports do not. ORBX airports meanwhile usually include hundreds and sometimes thousands of square km of custom mesh and scenery around their airports as a basic feature nearly 100% of the time. 

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The prices for airports were 32.95 AUD before May. So this price reduction just means that prices are back to old levels for most airports. Labelling this a discount is a joke. JV must really think that consumers are easy to fool...

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Some of their sceneries such as those you listed and Dubai, yes. But Toronto, Sydney, Montreal, and most of their American airports do not. ORBX airports meanwhile usually include hundreds and sometimes thousands of square km of custom mesh and scenery around their airports as a basic feature nearly 100% of the time. 

FlyTampa and orbx are like apples and oranges. 

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The prices for airports were 32.95 AUD before May. So this price reduction just means that prices are back to old levels for most airports. Labelling this a discount is a joke. JV must really think that consumers are easy to fool...

 

My point was just to identify this.  They are great airports but why would one class a six year old product at prices that are greater than originally. The costs they have taken on lately are all associated with the new Central V3 and various controls for security of their products, which I have no issue with but, please don't call it a discount.  A discount on Concrete apt would be $15.

 

My mosty recent purchase was Germany North.  Still expensive but a great product.  I have backed off of airports as I just can't afford those prices.

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FlyTampa and orbx are like apples and oranges. 

 

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Indeed, because:

Both offer great, highly detailed, accurate and immersive sceneries - Period.

The difference just is the "kind of" scenery released by each of them.

ORBX goes for smaller, medium sized airports, Fly Tampa mainly goes for the huge, big hubs. However, both types of sceneries are essential for a convincing flightsim environment, so it is great to have them available!

And aside individual, personal preferences, it is great to have choices.

Other than this, i also like ORBX's new peicing structure.

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Well they are on sale 35% off so I bought FTX Global.

Still not sure if Vector is worth it considering I only fly airliners.

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