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When Madness Sale Begins

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by hongwaixuexi, Apr 15, 2019.

  1. hongwaixuexi

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    Is it in May?
     
  2. Antypodish

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    As a saleman, would you like tell customers, when you will sell at discount? Or rather keep customers buy at full retail price?
     
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  3. Ryiah

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    We've had it in May at least once in the past, but we've also had it in March and September too. Unity deliberately keeps the sales unpredictable to prevent people from waiting for sales. We won't know about a sale till it's time for it.

    Plus asset authors have more responsibilities than most publishers on most software stores like Steam. If you make a purchase on Steam you have very limited support for the program, but if you purchase an asset on the store it's fully expected that the developer will provide support for it.

    This support applies to everyone too regardless of whether they bought the asset for full price, on sale, or received it free meaning that while the price of the asset may have gone down the degree of effort they provide costs them the same as if it hadn't been on sale at all.
     
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  4. hongwaixuexi

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    Is it called science?
     
  5. Ryiah

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    You can call it whatever you want. At the end of the day we don't know when the sale will happen and Unity won't tell us.
     
  6. Roni92pl

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    It's called business ;)
     
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  7. Antypodish

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    It is business.

    Edit: @Roni92pl was faster :p
     
  8. Lurking-Ninja

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    I stopped buying assets on sales, because the asset store prices are too low for the quality and the support they need to provide. I always try to pay the full price. Although the Plus subscription lower price applies for some assets.
     
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  9. hongwaixuexi

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    I don't think the quality is related with discount.
     
  10. Antypodish

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    If you don't have demand on product, only way to sell, is to reduce price, or market it. However, sales sounds better than reducing base price itself. Is just psychological play.
     
  11. Murgilod

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    Sales are, by and large, designed to put eyes on an entire storefront, not just the things on sale.
     
  12. Antypodish

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    True. It also can play marketing role indeed.
     
  13. hongwaixuexi

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    Last time Unity called it May Mandenss, then I remembered it. Unity should make an ordinatry name to keep the sales unpredictable.
     
  14. Murgilod

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    It's pretty clear from the existence of this thread that the sales are plenty unpredictable.
     
  15. hongwaixuexi

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    Yes. But May Mad gives a wrong impression.
     
  16. Murgilod

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    What impression does it give?
     
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  18. hongwaixuexi

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    In May, there will be Madness.
     
  19. Lurking-Ninja

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    Apparently madness has arrived early this year...
     
  20. hongwaixuexi

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    The only person who has put this belief forth ever seems to be you. This isn't Unity's fault.
     
  22. hongwaixuexi

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    Very well.
     
  23. Antypodish

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    Just curious, does OP opens similar topic on Unreal and Steam forums ? :)
     
  24. hongwaixuexi

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    I only open topic on Unity forum.
     
  25. Billy4184

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    Do you have any reason to believe otherwise? It does say 'May'.
     
  26. Murgilod

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    One of the madness sales was in May. Another one was in March another year. Another one was in September.

    They just happen.
     
  27. Billy4184

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    Fair enough, I've never bought anything in a sale, I tend to buy them when I need them.
     
  28. DreReid

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    Sale you say?? Oh boy, i only need 3 plugins and im good.
     
  29. kdgalla

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    I'm sure that's what the all pros do, but a big sale is the best time to buy things that you don't need. :)
     
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  30. Antypodish

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    That what is called Consumerism.
    My friend owned a shop.
    And often sticked the label SALE, without even dropping a price, or by very little. It worked ;)