IK's 25th Anniversary Group Buy! Up to 25 for the price of 1

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KVRian
880 posts since 3 Sep, 2011

Post Fri Sep 24, 2021 6:47 am

flori89 wrote: As someone who took part in that promotion the reasons why they extend it really don't concern me much. If anything that they are willing to go the extra mile so that they reach 25 is very positive for me.

For all we know, the considered this from the beginning and made a plan on how to reach this stretch goal. The why, how and who doesn't change that this is an absolute fantastic deal.
That's great :tu:

Oddly (and funnily) enough, some seem to take it quite personally .. so will leave them to it then
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KVRist
134 posts since 19 Aug, 2021

Post Fri Sep 24, 2021 6:49 am

maschinelf wrote:
Fri Sep 24, 2021 6:47 am
That's great :tu:

Oddly (and hilariously) enough, some seem to take it quite personally .. so will leave them to it then
Yes quite odd, but people get emotional about the wierdest things.

KVRian
880 posts since 3 Sep, 2011

Post Fri Sep 24, 2021 6:50 am

But then again I guess we've already seen a lot of that over the last two years

KVRAF
6769 posts since 31 Aug, 2013 from Down the Withywindle

Post Fri Sep 24, 2021 6:55 am

Of course all contingencies were planned. Marketers do learn inferential statistics, I believe. And? So what? My thought was, IK would lose face if they didn't hit 25,000 for their 25th anniversary. So, how do they facilitate that? The only answer is to extend the group buy. It's been fun observing how the plan has been laid put, watching people scheme to get into it on the cheap, watching the continuous whinging over a, yes, onerous business practice, but still a relatively minor issue.
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KVRian
1334 posts since 24 Jan, 2016

Post Fri Sep 24, 2021 8:24 am

It's been a shrewd move to get the group buy in before good friday, they messed up on the timing on some of their recent releases. They must have raised about a million by the time they got to 10000 customers so anything else is a bonus (and I've picked up pretty much everything they released since AT4 for about a fiver each)

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KVRAF

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7538 posts since 20 Oct, 2009

Post Fri Sep 24, 2021 8:56 am

SLiC wrote:
Fri Sep 24, 2021 6:45 am
martinjuenke wrote:
Fri Sep 24, 2021 1:58 am
Popcorn anybody?
Buy 1 carton of Popcorn, get 25 cartons free :tu:
up to 24 free :D
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KVRist
214 posts since 3 Jun, 2009

Post Fri Sep 24, 2021 9:02 am

They almost certainly planned all along for it to run through October, but intentionally didn't announce it. By staging it in this manner they create more hype and expectation along the way and have three last minute pushes rather than one. Make complete sense to me.
But then I'm happy anyway - I've got much more than I need or even wanted out of this GB.

KVRian
507 posts since 7 Mar, 2011

Post Fri Sep 24, 2021 9:40 am

TribeOfHǫfuð wrote:
Fri Sep 24, 2021 3:22 am

So question remains, why do they have to this and not others? They don't is the answer, but they do because it pays off somehow. That ain't anywhere near a justification to me, just a choice making their users pay the bill an extra time.
This is a total nothing burger.
Who the hell likes to download 25-50-100-200gb of files?
That's right. Nobody.
Anybody who has downloaded a shit ton of huge files from any company is backing them up, so they don't have to go through that process again. Especially if you have slower or unreliable internet or have a cap on usage.
Who cares if IK makes a few dollars on hosting those big files, for those that didn't choose to back up?

KVRAF
9340 posts since 12 May, 2008

Post Fri Sep 24, 2021 9:52 am

Peter - IK Multimedia wrote:
Fri Sep 24, 2021 8:56 am
SLiC wrote:
Fri Sep 24, 2021 6:45 am
martinjuenke wrote:
Fri Sep 24, 2021 1:58 am
Popcorn anybody?
Buy 1 carton of Popcorn, get 25 cartons free :tu:
up to 24 free :D
So you guys changed it to fix the math afterall?
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KVRian
809 posts since 4 Feb, 2021

Post Fri Sep 24, 2021 9:57 am

festeringheap wrote:
Fri Sep 24, 2021 9:40 am
Who cares if IK makes a few dollars on hosting those big files, for those that didn't choose to back up?
As if I had any reason to download installers for mac when being on windows five years ago. Today these installers would likely have been outdated, anyway. Last year I switched to mac and now I cannot download my sounds. People´s defences towards this is hilariously fanboyish and ignorant to the bone, and still haven´t answered the question :lol: :roll: Friggin age of internet stupification. You and IK deserve each other. Get a motel room, ffs.
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KVRian
507 posts since 7 Mar, 2011

Post Fri Sep 24, 2021 10:00 am

festeringheap wrote:
Fri Sep 24, 2021 9:40 am
Who cares if IK makes a few dollars on hosting those big files, for those that didn't choose to back up?
Apparently TribeOfHofuk does! :hihi:

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KVRian
809 posts since 4 Feb, 2021

Post Fri Sep 24, 2021 10:09 am

festeringheap wrote:
Fri Sep 24, 2021 10:00 am
festeringheap wrote:
Fri Sep 24, 2021 9:40 am
Who cares if IK makes a few dollars on hosting those big files, for those that didn't choose to back up?
Apparently TribeOfHofuk does! :hihi:
So you were in doubt and had to ask? Wow, but congratulations with the progress :tu:
Tribe Of Hǫfuð https://soundcloud.com/user-228690154 "First rule: From one perfect consonance to another perfect consonance one must proceed in contrary or obligue motion." Johann Joseph Fux 1725.

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KVRian
632 posts since 27 Nov, 2017 from CO, USA

Post Fri Sep 24, 2021 10:32 am

in conclusion, vendors of commercial products should set their retail prices and fees equal to the actual production and operation costs, plus a reasonable margin determined by TribeOfHofuk
should you choose to transact with a company that violates this principle, as IKM clearly does, you shall henceforth receive the designation of "sheep"

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KVRian
809 posts since 4 Feb, 2021

Post Fri Sep 24, 2021 11:02 am

monomox wrote:
Fri Sep 24, 2021 10:32 am
TribeOfHofuk
Tribe of Hofund, thx. The ð is Islandic and is pronounced "nd". Hofund means "man-head", you know the thing most of you have replaced with your arse.
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KVRAF
5348 posts since 28 Dec, 2015 from Hanover, Germany

Post Fri Sep 24, 2021 11:12 am

TribeOfHǫfuð wrote:
Fri Sep 24, 2021 11:02 am
monomox wrote:
Fri Sep 24, 2021 10:32 am
TribeOfHofuk
Tribe of Hofund, thx. The ð is Islandic and is pronounced "nd". Hofund means "man-head", you know the thing most of you have replaced with your arse.
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