Bargain Center: discussion, gossip, etc.

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sprnva
KVRian
1494 posts since 16 Jan, 2013

Post Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:40 am

It's way worse than last year. But I kept at it and just got an invoice in my email (although the payment page eventually timed out). So I guess I'm good.
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nitex
KVRist
418 posts since 26 Sep, 2004 from Berlin, Germany

Re: Bargain Center: discussion, gossip, etc.

Post Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:42 am

ghettosynth wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:37 am
nitex wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:31 am
After roughly an hour i got the mail with the serial, but when trying to add it to Native Access it says it's already taken. Is it used elsewhere instead or am i just unlucky due to the server hiccups?
This happened to me last year, but, it was nowhere near this bad. Sonokinetic eventually sorted it out for me.
Thanks, i'll just wait a few days and will write support then to have it sorted.

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sonokinetic
KVRist
264 posts since 20 Jun, 2009 from Amsterdam

Re: Bargain Center: discussion, gossip, etc.

Post Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:48 am

Apologies for the issues people have been having. We are working with Amazon to resolve the problem, and expect things to be better shortly

BBFG#
KVRAF
5462 posts since 28 Apr, 2013

Re: Bargain Center: discussion, gossip, etc.

Post Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:55 am

What you people are getting with Sonokinetic right now is what I've been getting with Native Access for the last year and a half.

I tried too, made it all the way through payout once before getting 'farked' by timeout.

Maybe they should have just put it in the current accounts for us download later. Then the word would get out that others should get an account too, instead of this mad dash to do it now just for the freebie.

Anyway, I gave up.
Thanks Sonokinetic for reminding me that anything that depends on Native to run always takes more time getting than using anyway.

Edit: Due to following reports, tried one more time. Went through fine and is now in account. Now if NI ever gets around to fixing their process, I might actually get to use it someday.
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sprnva
KVRian
1494 posts since 16 Jan, 2013

Re: Bargain Center: discussion, gossip, etc.

Post Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:02 am

After another battle I managed to log into my user area but there's no sign of Ostinato Woodwinds. I hope I still got it once I have this invoice and key in my email.

BTW, the site seems to be running better now. They must have added some more hamsters at Amazon!
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DrMEM
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158 posts since 6 Aug, 2017

Re: Bargain Center: discussion, gossip, etc.

Post Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:04 am

Apparently I've managed to nab the free ostinato woodwinds. Yay! No Native Instrument Serial Number yet (it just says N/A) but I guess that will get worked out in time.

dusted william
KVRAF
4768 posts since 18 Dec, 2000

Re: Bargain Center: discussion, gossip, etc.

Post Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:05 am

just got it! :D
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ghettosynth
KVRAF
11433 posts since 13 Oct, 2009

Re: Bargain Center: discussion, gossip, etc.

Post Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:07 am

Well, after moving to a different machine (for other reasons really), it went through much more quickly. This machine is wired to my router as opposed to using wireless. Not that I think that should make any difference, but, it wouldn't be the first time that wifi issues have exacerbated network timeout problems.

FWIW: Mine also says N/A in my account user area, but, the serial appeared in the email and I was able to register it with Native Access.

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mgw38
KVRian
1298 posts since 26 Jul, 2015 from Philadelphia

Re: Bargain Center: discussion, gossip, etc.

Post Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:09 am

sonokinetic wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:48 am
Apologies for the issues people have been having. We are working with Amazon to resolve the problem, and expect things to be better shortly
The really annoying one was then Captcha thought I was a bot. :)

Anyway, this giveaway is always a highlight, albeit a nerve-racking one. Much appreciated!

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debra1rlo
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9751 posts since 14 Nov, 2006 from in Uranus, playin' lollipop

Re: Bargain Center: discussion, gossip, etc.

Post Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:17 am

re: Sonokinetic freebie - hmm, took me less than 5 mins. did get a weird dropout but when I checked email the serial and downoad link were there.
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Tomgu
KVRist
182 posts since 8 Sep, 2014

Re: Bargain Center: discussion, gossip, etc.

Post Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:21 am

Now the Sonokinetic site is running smoothly, with about 500 free copies left.

DrMEM
KVRist
158 posts since 6 Aug, 2017

Re: Bargain Center: discussion, gossip, etc.

Post Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:30 am

sprnva wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:02 am
After another battle I managed to log into my user area but there's no sign of Ostinato Woodwinds. I hope I still got it once I have this invoice and key in my email.

BTW, the site seems to be running better now. They must have added some more hamsters at Amazon!
I have the opposite issue - I have an invoice number and the product appears in my Sonokinetic account, but no email and no serial number.

Hope it gets sorted out soon!

dzilizzi
KVRian
1026 posts since 21 Sep, 2013 from California

Re: Bargain Center: discussion, gossip, etc.

Post Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:38 am

These freebies are always so great (Thanks Sonokinetic!) I got in before the crowd, but I'm waiting to DL. I think it gets crazier every year. But a lot of fun!

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KVRer
26 posts since 29 Oct, 2018 from Cardiff

Re: Bargain Center: discussion, gossip, etc.

Post Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:39 am

ghettosynth wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:06 am
Now I know what it's like trying to get a cheap TV or a pair of Air Jordans at Walmart on Black Friday. Well, I mean I know what it's like to try, still haven't got mine yet, although it's in the cart and I took a screenshot.
Thankfully, I never venture out into the real world during these crazy events. I just know that I'd get both physically and pathetically mentally 'swept along' by the mad rush, buying shit I just don't want or need, simply because I see someone else balancing one at the peak of an 8ft mountain on their head, whilst screaming in tears 'it's a bargain...it's a bargain'.

I just got one of the whatever it ises that people are chattering and scrambling about here. Was more straightforward than I'd anticipated, and now sits, with NI Serial Number, in my Sonokinetic Library, ready for download.

Now that's something I never thought I'd be writing 15mins ago.

dzilizzi
KVRian
1026 posts since 21 Sep, 2013 from California

Re: Bargain Center: discussion, gossip, etc.

Post Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:40 am

Native Instruments has a freebie today and a free e-voucher for $25. I wonder if it will work on the OT sale or is it just for NI products.

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