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"Going out of business" the new marketing trick?

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Bathrobe
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182 posts since 10 Oct, 2011

Postby Bathrobe; Sun Mar 16, 2014 1:45 pm Re: "Going out of business" the new marketing trick?

It´s not new. At least a couple of thousands years old.
Think of oriental carpets.
SampleScience
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2459 posts since 31 Oct, 2004, from Mtl, Canada

Postby SampleScience; Sun Mar 16, 2014 3:47 pm Re: "Going out of business" the new marketing trick?

For NineVoltAudio it's kind of weird. Closing their business to start up a new one that is almost exactly the same as 9VA... Weird move to say the least! But I'm pretty sure closing down sales (or just sales in general) is a good way to have a healthy income. But you have to respect your word and close for real. Otherwise it looks clumsy.
VitaminD
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Postby VitaminD; Sun Mar 16, 2014 4:01 pm Re: "Going out of business" the new marketing trick?

Back in the 80s and 90s there was a local furniture store that went out of business once a year it seemed... Hurry hurry hurry going out of business sale.. then, months later, hurry hurry hurry going out of business sale. hehe
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Tricky-Loops
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Postby Tricky-Loops; Sun Mar 16, 2014 4:27 pm Re: "Going out of business" the new marketing trick?

VitaminD wrote:Back in the 80s and 90s there was a local furniture store...
So they really went out of business some time?

(Maybe because they made too many "Out-of-Business" sales? :hihi:)
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Hink
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24859 posts since 5 Sep, 2003, from New England U.S.A.

Postby Hink; Sun Mar 16, 2014 5:42 pm Re: "Going out of business" the new marketing trick?

just curious...who would buy software from a company going out of business? It seems to me that's not a very good idea, no support, no future development so at best it's a temporary thing :shrug:
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VitaminD
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Postby VitaminD; Sun Mar 16, 2014 5:50 pm Re: "Going out of business" the new marketing trick?

Tricky-Loops wrote:
VitaminD wrote:Back in the 80s and 90s there was a local furniture store...
So they really went out of business some time?

(Maybe because they made too many "Out-of-Business" sales? :hihi:)


You made me wonder.. since I haven't seen their advertisements on TV in quite some time.. only to discover they appear to have moved their operations across the state line. So they might still be going out of business, they may simply be advertising over there now.
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VitaminD
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Postby VitaminD; Sun Mar 16, 2014 5:51 pm Re: "Going out of business" the new marketing trick?

Hink wrote:just curious...who would buy software from a company going out of business? It seems to me that's not a very good idea, no support, no future development so at best it's a temporary thing :shrug:


You raise a very important thought to consider.
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UncleAge
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1312 posts since 11 Jun, 2005, from Phoenix, Arizona

Postby UncleAge; Sun Mar 16, 2014 5:57 pm Re: "Going out of business" the new marketing trick?

VitaminD wrote:
Hink wrote:just curious...who would buy software from a company going out of business? It seems to me that's not a very good idea, no support, no future development so at best it's a temporary thing :shrug:


You raise a very important thought to consider.

How much support is needed for samples?
UncleAge
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1312 posts since 11 Jun, 2005, from Phoenix, Arizona

Postby UncleAge; Sun Mar 16, 2014 5:59 pm Re: "Going out of business" the new marketing trick?

Sometimes it's a bit messy to break up a partnership. Closing down the business can be a way out if there is no other amicable way.
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Hink
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24859 posts since 5 Sep, 2003, from New England U.S.A.

Postby Hink; Sun Mar 16, 2014 6:05 pm Re: "Going out of business" the new marketing trick?

UncleAge wrote:
VitaminD wrote:
Hink wrote:just curious...who would buy software from a company going out of business? It seems to me that's not a very good idea, no support, no future development so at best it's a temporary thing :shrug:


You raise a very important thought to consider.

How much support is needed for samples?

that's a fair point, I have to admit I did not search on the companies names nor do I know the companies that CableChannel mentioned...:shrug:
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VitaminD
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Postby VitaminD; Sun Mar 16, 2014 6:24 pm Re: "Going out of business" the new marketing trick?

UncleAge wrote:
VitaminD wrote:
Hink wrote:just curious...who would buy software from a company going out of business? It seems to me that's not a very good idea, no support, no future development so at best it's a temporary thing :shrug:


You raise a very important thought to consider.

How much support is needed for samples?



Not much, if any, that I can see. Why do you ask?
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VitaminD
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Postby VitaminD; Sun Mar 16, 2014 6:37 pm Re: "Going out of business" the new marketing trick?

Hink wrote:
UncleAge wrote:
VitaminD wrote:
Hink wrote:just curious...who would buy software from a company going out of business? It seems to me that's not a very good idea, no support, no future development so at best it's a temporary thing :shrug:


You raise a very important thought to consider.

How much support is needed for samples?

that's a fair point, I have to admit I did not search on the companies names nor do I know the companies that CableChannel mentioned...:shrug:


Prodyon offer software (VST) products too.

Regardless, I find your thought is still quite useful and should be considered.
"Use the talents you possess, for the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except the best." - Henry Van Dyke
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Hink
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24859 posts since 5 Sep, 2003, from New England U.S.A.

Postby Hink; Sun Mar 16, 2014 7:06 pm Re: "Going out of business" the new marketing trick?

VitaminD wrote:
Hink wrote:
UncleAge wrote:
VitaminD wrote:
Hink wrote:just curious...who would buy software from a company going out of business? It seems to me that's not a very good idea, no support, no future development so at best it's a temporary thing :shrug:


You raise a very important thought to consider.

How much support is needed for samples?

that's a fair point, I have to admit I did not search on the companies names nor do I know the companies that CableChannel mentioned...:shrug:


Prodyon offer software (VST) products too.

Regardless, I find your thought is still quite useful and should be considered.



well that's appreciated my friend...and obviously I still didn't google the company :hihi:
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robotmonkey
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531 posts since 20 Jun, 2012

Postby robotmonkey; Sun Mar 16, 2014 11:32 pm Re: "Going out of business" the new marketing trick?

I'd say any excuse for a heavy discount sale is a good excuse. :hihi:

Hink wrote:just curious...who would buy software from a company going out of business? It seems to me that's not a very good idea, no support, no future development so at best it's a temporary thing :shrug:


If the price is cheap enough one would probably not care much. Depends on the products of course.

But in the case of Prodyn I had never heard of him before the sale so jumped in in dark. And I must say it's probably the best 15 bucks I have ever spent on music softwares. All the SoundFont and SFZ libraries are eminently usable and a great source for making your own sounds. And yes, he is back now and sends a lot of spam. :hihi:
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Acid Mitch
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Postby Acid Mitch; Mon Mar 17, 2014 12:19 am Re: "Going out of business" the new marketing trick?

Hink wrote:just curious...who would buy software from a company going out of business? It seems to me that's not a very good idea, no support, no future development so at best it's a temporary thing :shrug:


If the software does something I want I would.
I've been using some bits of software for years that have no support and are not being developed.

I use support so little that it's hard for me to assess it's value .Especially when there are forums around that, for the most part, document any bugs and fixes.
A bit like insurance policies , I pay for it , but never actually use it.
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