rooitou

Request to developers for Black Friday

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There is something I have to get off my chest and then I'll point to some stand-out deals for Black Friday.

  1. Developers please don't think that I'm ungrateful for you offering your products at a discount this Thanksgiving/Black Friday. I know it's long laborious work to produce these masterpieces which you're offering to us, but I only have so much money in my pocket and I'm not only scanning flightsim sites for deals, but all manner of other sites (eg Amazon, Steam etc). In short, my money has to go a long way this time of the year and my eyes will only notice something which stands out from the crowd.
  2. Secondly, if you're offering the same old 20-30% discounts which you normally do, you will be ignored. If you make the effort of offering something more appealing in the 50%+ off category, you will be considered.
  3. Thirdly, don't even waste my time offering FSX or XP10 ONLY products at the same price as P3D4 or XP11 products. I'm still using FSX extensively, but have come to realise that it is fast becoming yesterday's product. I think it is time that you start offering those old add-ons which have been sitting on the shelves for 10 years at bargain basement prices. I won't even consider buying anything nowadays if it says FSX or XP10 only, unless it is offered at truly mouthwatering prices or discounts.

OK now for the only deals which I believe offer value for Black Friday so far:

  • 50% off Drzewiecki at FSPS (anything of theirs is great, even at full price. At 50% off it is in a league of its own and THE stand-out deal this year)
  • 64% off VeniceX at simmarket (it is an FSX-only product, but a golden-oldie and Aerosoft had the sense to offer it at at a mouthwatering discount)
  • 50% off Thai Creation at simmarket (they're also FSX and FS9 (ouch!) only, but take you to interesting places and the 50% discount attracts attention)
  • $5.00 specials at www.theairportguys.com (these are NOT Black Friday deals, but just the normal asking prices for a few small but very interesting and good quality airports, which run on ALL the ESP platforms - FSX/SE, P3D v3 and P3D v4. It has to say something if a developer's day to day prices are better than the best Black Friday deals. Thanks to scottb613 for spotting these)
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