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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by EvalDaemon, May 26, 2019.

  1. EvalDaemon

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    I had a good number of stuff in my basket for the May Madness which usually lasts all month. But I was waiting to see what you might do for memorial day weekend like everyone else is doing great specials. But unity decided to cancel the may deals and do NOTHING for memorial day. I've emptied my basket and won't be buying jack. Thanks for nothing.
     
  2. Murgilod

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    Why would they do a Memorial Day sale when they just did May Madness?
     
  3. kdgalla

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    When May Madness started, they announced exactly when it would end too (May 15th). Not only that but, towards the end, they also updated the Asset Store home page to say "Only two days left to save" and so on. It was pretty clear exactly when the sale was happening.
     
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  4. Ryiah

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    How many sales have they had in the past? How many of them have been memorial day sales?
     
  5. Kiwasi

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    I really dislike the idea of commercializing days set aside to remember the dead in war. That strikes me as really disrespectful. One doesn't hand out business cards at a funeral.
     
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  6. kdgalla

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    Hadn't thought of it that way, since Memorial day sales are so common in the U.S. Maybe they shouldn't be?
     
  7. Kiwasi

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    I really dunno. On the one hand ANZAC sales are quite common here too. On the other hand we have legislation that requires most retailer to be closed until lunch time (by which point most of the memorial services are over).

    I'm not suggesting one way is right or wrong. But its something worth thinking about. Memorial days are one of the few holidays we still observe which actually has a present and relevant meaning.
     
  8. Zo_ey

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    I too hadn't thought of it that way at all. Yes, it is a little odd for memorial day. Maybe it should be moved to a different holiday or just call it May Madness and then have a sale? Needs more people writing in. Also most businesses should agree to rescheduling this, otherwise it will not work.
     
  9. DaDonik

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    You know that Unity is not an american company, right?
    So why should they do a memorial day sale. Just imagine they do a sale for every special day for every country where people use Unity. I guess that would mean we would get a discount for half of the year.

    Edit: I'm not opposed to have a sale every other day :D
     
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  10. Murgilod

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    Where's my National Reconciliation Week sale, Unity? It starts today, after all.
     
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  11. angrypenguin

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    Do people buy things when they're not on sale any more?
     
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  12. Mauri

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    Like Lunar New Year/Chinese New Year? White Day? Pepero Day (Korea)? :p
     
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  13. Amon

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    Today was supposed to be Jiff Lemon day. I had the oppertunity to buy everything in my basket during the may madness but I waited to see what unity would do on Jiff Lemon the 3rd day only to find out they aint doing jack. Screw Unity. I'm emptying my basket and I'm not buying Jack until Jill day.
     
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  14. sxa

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    Well it didnt last year, so that was a clue.
     
  15. Kiwasi

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    Some of us do. At the moment to tend to be time poor but cash rich. Which means I'm not interested in waiting around for sales, I want what I want when I decide to buy it.
     
  16. Lurking-Ninja

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    I only buy not on sale. Because I only buy when and what I need or when I like the publisher and try to support them (so I buy on not on sale prices).
     
  17. EvalDaemon

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    Yet my in box is overflowing with memorial day sales spam. I guess corporate America didn't get your memo.
     
  18. elmar1028

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    Having sales so frequently would devalue price of assets. People would stop buying assets at their full price entirely if we had sales for every holiday there is.
     
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  19. Lurking-Ninja

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    So? Unity isn't part of the "Corporate America". It's a good thing.
     
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  20. tsibiski

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    I adore capitalism and all of the great things it has done to bring use from living in huts to the space age in just around 400 years, when our species is around ~150,000 years old...

    But I don't get this. This is a small stampy-foot tantrum. No company ever needs to have a sale, much less on a holiday anyone finds special.

    Maybe just enjoy the day... honor the brave men and women who have died to protect our right to be obsessed with sales... and just wait for the next sale?
     
  21. Lurking-Ninja

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    Well, for brick and mortars it makes sense to have sales on Holidays, people will have (more) time to visit the store.

    But online sales does not matter, it's artificial. And yes, this tread is a temper tantrum.
     
  22. Murgilod

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    I urge you, please, open and read a historical anthropology textbook at least once.
     
  23. tsibiski

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    I have read several, along with reading and taking courses on economy. I have also read a reasonable amount on the evolution of our genus, and the changes in our species' society and culture over tens of thousands of years. I grew up in a family that was very left leaning. Some are communists. I was inculcated into that ideology. It is facts, books, and reason that brought me to be ardently pro-capitalist and Libertarian. If I had not tried to read these things, I might be a socialist, like many in my family (And I can only assume my mention of Capitalism is what rustled your jimmies since the comment about our advancements in just 400 years, out of that context, isn't really something that can be argued).

    And if you do want to suggest my comment is wrong, just say that. Instead of attacking my intelligence, you should attack my ideas. You did the first, and didn't do the latter. Even if I did want to discuss it, you are already poisoning the discourse before it has started. I am not going to play your flame war games. I am not going to argue the merits of capitalism vs socialism, or whatever you want to argue, on a video game board. I am allowed to say, "I like capitalism", without have an existential argument defending the concept with someone who cannot handle an opinion they do not like.

    You are allowed to say that you love socialism, and I won't comment in response, implying you are uneducated, and suggesting you educate yourself. You are welcome to your own opinions.

    I suggest you learn to accept different opinions without a snarky ad hominem. We don't always have to be at each other's metaphorical throats.

    This will be my only response directly to this.
     
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  24. Murgilod

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    This isn't about socialism versus capitalism, it's about how you have no idea what capitalism is or when it started emerging. The fact that you immediately reduced it to your arguments to that shows this.
     
  25. tsibiski

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    Fair point. Although I wouldn't post on their forums criticizing them, though. I'd probably just think, "their loss", and move on.
     
  26. EvalDaemon

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    Dude....lol..... I don't even believe I have to say this, but we "may" not be near we are now with a space program if it wasn't for the commies, after the USSR put sputnik the first man made satellite in orbit. The entire space race was kicked off due to the communists being AHEAD of the US in this area. Even today we rely on a lot of that commie technology to get astronauts to the ISS. I'm not a commie, I do believe in capitalism, but more importantly I believe in truth, even if I don't like it. Just beating ones chest saying my way is the best and only way everything else sucks is just partisan and ideology hackery.

    NASA is also mainly a social program, capitalism hasn't played a role in space until very recently. One could argue the contractors are capitalists but I would beg you go look into how said contractors are chosen by the government, nothing very capitalistic about it.

    Also we had castles and palaces and great architecture for way longer then 400 years, try over 3000 years just look at the great pyramids. And guess what, many people still live in huts today.

    And ya of course my post was a tantrum, just blowing off steam. Nobody needs to take it seriously.
     
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  27. tsibiski

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    Well, I didn't post this to get into a discussion on that, but since your's was what I originally responded to, I will respond to this one. Other people can argue if they want.

    Capitalism got the majority of the world where it is. Yes, a powerful war machine and some space tech came out of Russia. Doesn't change the fact that Capitalism got us where we are. Saying that does not instantly preclude that other systems have provided something to humanity. You assumed that I meant that, and applied that argument to mine, which is a straw man. In fact, there have been major advancements for humanity that came from the feudal system, tribal life (medicines?), architecture (dictatorships?).

    Saying that people lived in huts until 400 years ago is called hyperbole. The housing situation even 400 years ago was meager. Not everyone lived in a hut. Yes Pyramids exist. No, people didn't live in them. Yes Rome had incredible architecture. No, not many people lived in there, they lived in smaller dwellings. Yes, amazing technology existed; look at the antikythera mechanism, if nothing else. No that does not mean our species was as advanced as the concepts that made that device.

    And in 400 years, we have done more to advance our species as far as technology is concerned, and arguably from a societal perspective too, than we did in the previous ~150,000 years. I don't think it is unreasonable to assert that. But anyone who wants to continue to argue over a very simple point I added to give a little flair to my response... well, feel free.

    This is my only response to your reply though. I feel like it was right to since I brought it up in my original reply to you. But I am done with this part of the discussion in this thread.
     
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  28. Lurking-Ninja

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    Nope. Technological advance did. The two has nothing to do with each other. Serfdom != Capitalism by any means.
    If we had to wait for capitalism we wouldn't be here, because the world's population would still be in the millions and the computers wouldn't be invented. Agricultural advancements like crop rotation, the plow, the fertilization allowed people to make more food than they can eat. So other people could afford not to do agricultural work in order to survive. This is how we got here. Capitalism has nothing to do with it. In the modern days it may or may not improve the advancements (it's debatable), but not before that.
     
  29. EvalDaemon

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    Not true, I buy stuff at any price if I need it right then. There is a ton of stuff on the asset store I would never consider picking up unless it is on sale.
     
  30. tsibiski

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    I feel like Steam has massive sales daily (being hyperbolic there), but I'd tend to agree. It doesn't devalue the things, but it might mean more and more people simply wait for the next sale, since they happen often enough that we can just be patient. And that could at least give the illusion that was devalued.
     
  31. EvalDaemon

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    And time still tell if Capitalism will be the final winner. Corporations cant' usually think past a few quarters and long term R&D is only viable for the mega corps with deep pockets. The US government can't plan much past the next election cycle, while China on the other hand has a century long road map. I will not be surprised the day we American's wake up to find ourselves 2nd to the Chinese in global trade and technology. Not that I like China's way of getting there, but if one stands back and looks at thing from a perspective, America's tactics aren't' that much better.