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why the price reduction on FSX?

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I see the price has been dropped by about a third at a couple of places for both versions of FSX (Walmart & Best Buy). Deluxe is now $49, and standard is $29. Not sale prices, but the new everyday price.Is this normal for FS at this stage of a release? Or is MS waving the white flag and just trying to empty the warehouse?:-lol Bunson

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Errmmm what the heck - I'll give you a twirl since I have nothing else to contribute in this hyere big time FSX fowe-rum :-lolA solid foundation is usually pretty tough to start, but the house is more secure going forward. Price drops notwithstanding, FSX is an unqualified success as far as this fs9 dweller can tell here and around the net. I've seen more modest spec'd users than myself having a blast even pre SP1, so even I could theoretically jump in were I so inclined. But plainly, fs-weary old me does not represent the flow.regards,Mark

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If you are itching to buy another copy, you can have my delux for $48:-jumpy

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Sure it's not an OEM version of FSX? Or something like it?I saw FSX at Costco last Christmas, but it was in a cheap looking black box and the price was significantly lower than regular retail.-Bryan

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Its pretty much standard practice, most people who wanted FSX wanted it straight away and were prepared to pay full retail for it, then there are the people who sat on the fence and wanted to see how FSX panned out, they get it a bit cheaper, same with pretty much all software ... I recently bought Armed Assault at a bargain basement price, but was not too keen on it when it was first out ... heck it happens with TV's, hi fi etc etc etc.Is this another MS-FSX bash? I have no regrets buying FSX on day one :)

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It's the retail version. I picked up mine at Gamestop a couple weeks ago for 49 bucks for the deluxe version. I was at Bestbuy last Saturday and they had the deluxe version "on sale" for 49.99. The standard version is now 29.99.

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No, they were the regular boxed versions. And I checked the sites of some other stores, and they are selling for the same prices.No, not a bash, I was actually curious about the pricing, Hayabusa. I just threw that last comment in as a gentle tweak for some of the a really excited user. :D Bunson

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>FSX is an unqualified success as far as this>fs9 dweller can tell here and around the net. My observations are very different. Look at the number of FS2004 files in the libraries - they still outnumber FSX files by some way ;)FS2000 came along and FS98 files dried up. FS8 and FS9 came along and the same thing happened ...

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>>FSX is an unqualified success as far as this>>fs9 dweller can tell here and around the net. >>My observations are very different. Look at the number of>FS2004 files in the libraries - they still outnumber FSX files>by some way ;)Look at how much longer FS2004 has been out than FSX, of course its going to have more files available :)

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>I see the price has been dropped by about a thirdNothing unusual as price drops commonly occur on software and even hardware products as time goes on after the initial release.

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>>>FSX is an unqualified success as far as this>>>fs9 dweller can tell here and around the net. >>>>My observations are very different. Look at the number of>>FS2004 files in the libraries - they still outnumber FSX>files>>by some way ;)>>>Look at how much longer FS2004 has been out than FSX, of>course its going to have more files available :)Oops ... I meant new files ;)

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They've dropped the price to make it sell. Cause it's not setting the world on fire like we all thought. Simple as that really.

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Probably 1/2 of the retail cost goes to the retailer - or higher.Microsoft has just publicly started to promote the Acceleration! addon.Though FSX has been selling great, retailers want to move their stock and be ready for the addon sales.

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Personally, I think you're right. I don't recall a significant FS2004 retail price drop until around the announcement of FSX. FS2004 MSRP was up there for a very long time.

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>They've dropped the price to make it sell. Cause it's not>setting the world on fire like we all thought. Simple as that>really.Reasons for the price drop are pure speculation. I cannot speak of how many copies have been sold world-wide, but I can say that they have exceeded expectations. I would look at the price cut as a good thing, not a bad thing.For those who have not taken the plunge into purchasing FSX, now you have an even better reason for doing so.Best,Owen

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Are you familiar with the concept of "Supply and Demand"?Demand goes down, price falls. Basic Economics 101.I would guess that the enthusiast market for FSX has pretty much been tapped and now they're trying to get the non-enthusiast or just plain curious crowd to buy.

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>For those who have not taken the plunge into purchasing FSX, >now you have an even better reason for doing so.>>Best,>>OwenExactly Owen and I just did. With a small review rebate, I got my copy for $28.00 bucks - a steal IMHO (some issues not withstanding ;-) :-lol). I had only one minor install error, activation went fine and I have been "testing the waters" for the past few days. Some new things I like - some have been head scratchers but, it all comes with change and FSX is the future (for now anyway), so why wait much longer?Regards, KendallDell 8400 3.2 GHZ H.T.3GB 533 DDR2X800XT 256MB/Catalyst driver - 7.1's6x AA/16x HQ A/FDiamond Xtreme/Logitech X-530'sDual Monitor: Dell 2405/1905CH Yoke/Pedals - Saitek Throttle

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One of the most common reasons to reduce prices in August, is to clear older stock in preparation for new products and the Christmas marketing razzle dazzle. I wonder what that might include?FSXI Santa Baby??Alex Reid

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Got my FSX standard today on sale at CC for only $14.95. FS2004 was higher at $19.95.Tim

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>Got my FSX standard today on sale at CC for only $14.95.>FS2004 was higher at $19.95.>>TimOMG ... dooo dooo doooo dooo.Its an evil conspiracy, i tells ya folks.I've had enough of Avsim, they should have filtered out trash like this long ago, but they still like to let the trolls fan the flames like this, each and every day.One day there will be no more Microsoft Flight Simulation team, then you can all bleat your hearts out and agree how great it was. while you play FS2004 in the year 2010 on your old retro PC's.Pathetic.This is my last post here, I've had enough of the back stabbing to the hand that feeds us I constantly see here.For what its worth, I hope MS carry on, but after all the crap they get here, I don't blame them if they pack it in ... some people cant see more than 2 paces in front of them :( SAD.Avsim , you should feel privileged to allow MS FS developers on here, but you allow threads to go into slanging and continual hate fests for those that will not, or do not know how to move on.This last guys whine about pricing was the last straw for me, the pricing structure has been explained many times, but we have to endure the anti FSX guys making new threads saying ..... XYZ have FS9 cheaper in XZY store than FSX in XZW store, there are dozens of other civil aviation sim (and I mean civil) sites out there now.ENOUGH!!!!!!!!!

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LOL ... my pricing structure is way wrong ... but my expections of the usual antagonist's leaves me with a bad taste in my mouth.He makes a good point though, I've seen FS2004 at very bloated prices all over the web.I'm still pee'd off with those constantly whining and looking for new angles to attack MS FS ... what do they hope to get out of it?

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