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Indeed, great timing as I was about to buy Innsbruck LOWI and it was sat in the basket at full price while I was looking at other airports when I had a quick look at Facebook and saw the announcement.  Needless to say I quickly removed it from the basket and re-added at the reduced price :)

 

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Lucky me, just bought almost a hundred bucks worth of Orbx yesterday and today they have a sale. 

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wonder why another sale so soon. wasn't expecting till xmas now.

That sucks Paul but it wasnt expected

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Too bad most of there Airport scenery is not v4 ready or I pick up a few. But than I may still purchase and wait for the updates.

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I wonder if a lot of customers (like me) have stopped buying ORBX since the move to their unified system, hence a need for funds and another unexpected sale?

I will buy ORBX again, if the following happens:

1. Ability to download to my hard disk and install from there (we had this at FlightSimStore, ORBX took it away)

2. Ability to purchase with my Paypal account (we had it FSS, ORBX took it away)

3. Review system by customers. I know most of ORBX is good, but I can only buy so many things at a time and a review system will help me to prioritise purchases, and provide more objective information about what I'm buying. (we had it at FSS, ORBX took it away)

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I very dangerously logged on after a bottle over wine of dinner -  care factor zero - 9 products added to the collection. :biggrin:

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17 minutes ago, Ian S said:

I very dangerously logged on after a bottle over wine of dinner -  care factor zero - 9 products added to the collection. :biggrin:

LMAO 

 

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40 minutes ago, Wise87 said:

Too bad most of there Airport scenery is not v4 ready or I pick up a few. But than I may still purchase and wait for the updates.

They work in P3d v4 if you opt in.

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I don't know whether to be elated or slightly concerned. Orbx sales have followed a very predictable pattern for many years and we suddenly get another 48% offer not long after the last one.

I suspect the recent, surprisingly long, delay in sorting out V4 airport compatibility,  thankfully now resolved by the beta launch, may have taken its toll on Orbx cashflow. What better than a sale to make up for lost time.

Nonetheless it's most welcome. 

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5 minutes ago, Parping Couplet said:

I suspect the recent, surprisingly long, delay in sorting out V4 airport compatibility,  thankfully now resolved by the beta launch, may have taken its toll on Orbx cashflow. What better than a sale to make up for lost time.

Yeah...that'd be my guess.  I do wish they'd work more on regional type airports than those tiny things, though...they're nice...I own a lot of them but I use them less and less.  Some regionals have some nice approaches and you can use them for both GA and commercial.  They've really opened up the world with their OLC and there are so many potential airports.

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I bet sales would be better if they took PayPal. I know over the years I built up my PayPal balance just so I can make Flight Sim purchases when something new comes out and not drain my primary account. As it stands now I have to use the wife's CC in order to make a Orbx purchases and I have to transfer the PP amount from one account to another. They won't even take Debit/Credit cards which is strange. Even Apple takes Debit/Credit cards. As it stands now Its not worth the pain when the purchase can be really simple. 

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This is good news since AeroFly 2 Innsbruck and Meigs are on sale as well.

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2 hours ago, Wise87 said:

I bet sales would be better if they took PayPal. . 

Dan,

Good point. :smile:

blaustern

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Does anyone have any feedback on Stockholm? Really curious how well they pulled it off.

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Besides LOWI what are the must have airports (preferably with dynamic lighting).

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I just picked up Europe LC and Innsbruck for my collection. I'll grab some of the airports once they become fully v4 ready during the next sale. 

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4 hours ago, rooitou said:

I wonder if a lot of customers (like me) have stopped buying ORBX since the move to their unified system, hence a need for funds and another unexpected sale?

I will buy ORBX again, if the following happens:

1. Ability to download to my hard disk and install from there (we had this at FlightSimStore, ORBX took it away)

2. Ability to purchase with my Paypal account (we had it FSS, ORBX took it away)

3. Review system by customers. I know most of ORBX is good, but I can only buy so many things at a time and a review system will help me to prioritise purchases, and provide more objective information about what I'm buying. (we had it at FSS, ORBX took it away)

I feel the same way, that Orbx have let us down with the transition to the OrbxDirect store.

For those of us that purchased DVD boxes at one time or another, as far as I know, they still have not been able to work out how to move us over to their unified system even though they promoted this in their plans.

End result is that after 9 months on after the move, any product updates that have come through we still can not access and take advantage of.

It seems Orbx "box customers" have been forgotten!

Regards
Mark

 

 

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4 hours ago, Wise87 said:

I bet sales would be better if they took PayPal. I know over the years I built up my PayPal balance just so I can make Flight Sim purchases when something new comes out and not drain my primary account. As it stands now I have to use the wife's CC in order to make a Orbx purchases and I have to transfer the PP amount from one account to another. They won't even take Debit/Credit cards which is strange. Even Apple takes Debit/Credit cards. As it stands now Its not worth the pain when the purchase can be really simple. 

JV has said that it hasn't made any difference to their business, quoting record sales not so long ago. However, what he doesn't see is how much more I, for one, would have purchased if that facility were available. While I can appreciate there were some issues with Paypal withholding funds for a while, that is not a unique situation when a business suddenly explodes with new transactions. I can understand Orbx not being happy about that, but the result now is a major inconvenience to customers plus the security worries of using credit cards. In an online world, Paypal is a really secure and versatile payment method. It's questionable that they withhold money from vendors for as long as they do, however there are very few vendors brave enough to not offer the service.

Paypal Credit is also not an option with Orbx as a result. As this sale is totally unexpected, I haven't been preparing for it and Paypal Credit does a buy now pay nothing and no interest for six months offer that would have allowed me to have bought everything I don't own, then just painlessly pay it off in the following few months. As a result I'll only buy a handful of add ons, at best.

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Can anyone comment on your thoughts of the Orbx LOWI vs. the Justsim LOWI? I picked up the Justsim version a while back and it is pretty good, but with the sale now I'm wondering if it's worth picking up the Orbx version. For a marginal difference I probably would pass but if it is significantly better I may go for it. Thanks in advance!

Cheers, Pete

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Just picked up LOWI (couldn't pass at that price) and STS...a nice destination for the new CRJ in my hanger!

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4 hours ago, Parping Couplet said:

JV has said that it hasn't made any difference to their business, quoting record sales not so long ago. However, what he doesn't see is how much more I, for one, would have purchased if that facility were available. While I can appreciate there were some issues with Paypal withholding funds for a while, that is not a unique situation when a business suddenly explodes with new transactions. I can understand Orbx not being happy about that, but the result now is a major inconvenience to customers plus the security worries of using credit cards. In an online world, Paypal is a really secure and versatile payment method. It's questionable that they withhold money from vendors for as long as they do, however there are very few vendors brave enough to not offer the service.

Paypal Credit is also not an option with Orbx as a result. As this sale is totally unexpected, I haven't been preparing for it and Paypal Credit does a buy now pay nothing and no interest for six months offer that would have allowed me to have bought everything I don't own, then just painlessly pay it off in the following few months. As a result I'll only buy a handful of add ons, at best.

Same here I had used paypal credit theres goes many sales on that one.

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5 hours ago, aldridgem said:

1. Ability to download to my hard disk and install from there (we had this at FlightSimStore, ORBX took it away)

I have an incredibly slow ADSL connection so hate letting FTXC do all the work, so I have made a manual download of each product. It seems to install from FTXC well. Of course, I have to download any updates really slowly but at least the main product is stored to prevent having to download it every time.

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