Does u-he Diva ever go on sale?

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Faiky
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158 posts since 23 Jun, 2012

Post Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:52 am

Dombaeb wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:21 am
e-crooner wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:42 am
Faiky wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:41 am
I've been waiting for a DIVA sale for a long time too. It is technically too expensive for me. I will probably just use DIVA for a few analog ear catchers. Fortunately I am patient. I just hope that I don't have to wait another two years, on the other hand I'll consider an alternative then.
If you would use it only sparsely, aren't there no other, cheaper synths that could do the trick for those few "analog ear catchers"?
The Legend from Synapse surely can.
That would be one possibility. Was just so convinced of DIVA, especially because you have so many settings and I don't do much "standard" sounds or leads. However, I'm totally into the Juno sound, moog is also very nice, I would just love not to have to decide. I also prefer to have one synth for as many things as possible rather than many different ones. Therefore, I already have the feeling that DIVA is made for me. If there's a sale, I'm definitely going for it. Maybe I'll use it more than I thought.

larm
KVRian
842 posts since 28 Oct, 2004

Re: Does u-he Diva ever go on sale?

Post Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:55 am

well one just popped up in the for sale section :P

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KVRAF
6056 posts since 17 Nov, 2015

Re: Does u-he Diva ever go on sale?

Post Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:21 am


e-crooner
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885 posts since 22 Aug, 2019

Re: Does u-he Diva ever go on sale?

Post Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:50 am

I'm not a Diva, but I'm for sale :hihi:

Stokely
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145 posts since 11 May, 2010

Re: Does u-he Diva ever go on sale?

Post Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:06 am

Yes, both Diva and Repro went on sale a while back...think it was through Native Instruments though (I've bought a few things through NI partnerships.)

Not saying to spend money you don't have or be that patronizing guy, this is just my approach I take at times:

Any sale is going to save you what, 30-50 bucks or so?
That is dinner for two at a moderately cheap restaurant. Don't go out for drinks a couple times when you usually might...etc etc. Think about how long you are likely going to use Diva, and how much you'll get out of it (which only you would know) and work that out to how much the cost would be per week/month/whatever. I'm doing it right now while saving for some hardware, bringing lunch to work more than I normally do. It adds up.

Obviously if you take this approach with everything in life you'd be underwater quickly :D so you have to cut back in another area, maybe far less than it seems if you average it out.

codec_spurt
KVRAF
4010 posts since 21 Sep, 2005

Re: Does u-he Diva ever go on sale?

Post Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:01 pm

I've been on KVR many years. I've bought a lot of software. I've given away a fair few bits of softs too, for free. Not really a bread-head.

Recently tried to sell my first piece of software - Repro. Oh and Nithonat as well iirc. Never mind about that.

What an education.

I just wanted to get back what I paid for it (Repro) pretty much. Can't even remember now. I bought one in the NI sale as well but I bought one from someone I agreed to buy off and that was a few bucks more.

Not really looking to make a profit here.

I'm an inch away from giving it away for free (please don't PM me) rather than getting low-balled again for a fiver, or even worse, being told it would be bought and then hearing nothing back. Those that sell software on this site have my deepest sympathies. In 15 years or so I have not sold ONE f**king PIECE OF f**king SOFTWARE YET.

Maybe that day will come. Maybe I'll just pony up the few quid it costs to not get f**ked about at gearslutz and sell there to people who won't waste my time. I don't mind being low-balled. Offer me a tenner if you want. I will politiely decline. But no hard feelings. If I have the decency to reply to you, at least have the decency to be polite to me...

To add to my frustration is the fact I've not had a working internet connection for the first time in a decade. Or a working phone. Or a working bank account. My temper is pretty short.

I decided to sell Repro for what I saw others selling it for. Not being able to remember the exact figure I bought it for. But I know it's not much more than a tenner more expensive than the very cheapest prices.

f**k, if I was going to go in to software brokerage and try to buy a f**king Maserati out of this shit, I wouldn't be lowballing YOU for a f**king tenner.

Like I say, I got all year, all my life really, and if I find a decent enough recipient, I'll just give it to them for free, because I can.

I've more respect for those that try to low-ball me for 50 percent under what I'm asking for (what balls!) than I do for those that try to low ball me for a fiver and I say YES, but then they don't f**king reply to me.

My first experience of selling on KVR is cancer. I don't like it.

I've been pretty decent. My attitude might change.

Btw, U-he were very informative when I asked them which license I should sell for Repro - the NI one or the one I got transferred. They went in to the pros and cons and then said it was my decision. Top blokes.

I can't believe people are haggling over a f**king fiver here or a tenner there.

You know what, my price just went up. If you want Repro you can give me f**king 90 quid for it or f**k off. If I ever get so poor I need to sell it, I'll just go on the game! :party:

Five f**king quid, when you are saving over 30 percent of normal price. That is the way it goes. I know because even though I may not sell any software, I sure do buy a f**k load. It's the going rate.

I guess that NI sale really led a lot of people to believe they were being ripped off.

Rant over. Like I said. I've never ever sold a piece of software ever in my life. I keep it all. And I've still not sold any f**king software either. Money grubbing little bastard that I am.




btw, I saw Diva for sale in the marketplace for next to nothing, it was going cheaper than the cheapest prices for Repro.

And I ain't even mad bro'.

Like I say, I'll give this softs away for free before I have another lame motherf**ker waste my time on this. Very f**king disappointing experience when I wasn't looking to make money, just make back what I spent after making a gentleman's agreement with the person who sold me the surplus software. Guess I shouldn't be such a nice guy.

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RobGee
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Re: Does u-he Diva ever go on sale?

Post Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:47 pm

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6516 posts since 21 Dec, 2002 from MD USA

Re: Does u-he Diva ever go on sale?

Post Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:46 pm

yes contrary to popular belief here U-he has had many sales. Usually they are getting a percent off for doing a survey. DIVA also had a 10 year sale or whatever it was called. And as others have said they had a nice bundle deal that was insanely cheap on NI.
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Martin Simon
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70 posts since 19 Apr, 2010 from Amsterdam, Holland

Re: Does u-he Diva ever go on sale?

Post Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:15 am

But what do you think is a reasonable sale then? OP wanted to buy diva for 80eu which is roughly 45% of what the retail price is at uhe. I dont think uhe will ever do a 55%sale.

Winstontaneous
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Re: Does u-he Diva ever go on sale?

Post Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:39 pm

codec_spurt wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:01 pm
I've been on KVR many years. I've bought a lot of software. I've given away a fair few bits of softs too, for free. Not really a bread-head.

Recently tried to sell my first piece of software - Repro. Oh and Nithonat as well iirc. Never mind about that.

What an education.
Honestly for someone who spends as much time here as you do, I'm surprised that you're surprised by the number of entitled cheapskate wankers on KVR! :hihi:
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devonrex
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Re: Does u-he Diva ever go on sale?

Post Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:57 am

I just signed up here to sell some software and then noticed I have to have 5 posts in order to do that! So I guess this counts as one of them? It's just that I'm getting out of producing music so there's nothing to post anymore... I'm just selling my stuff. Anyway, I have Diva and will be selling that as soon as I get my 5 posts in!

As far as entitled cheapskates goes...

There's nothing more "new" than a piece of software. I have no clue why somebody would think plug-ins should be sold dirt cheap just because they've been "used". That doesn't even make sense! I'm not desperate and I would just wait for somebody that actually wants whatever it is I'm selling. As far as I'm concerned companies that don't have sales all the time are probably the smartest ones. When I go to sell my Spectrasonics stuff it'll actually have value because they rarely ever do sales, and when they do it's not very much, so people know they're not going to get any great deal somewhere down the road. That actually helps me, but it also helps the company cuz they're not doing themselves any kind of favor by decimating their own prices. It's kind of crazy what has happened to the price of plug-ins overall. On the one hand it's good for all of us who are buying them, but how do these companies stay in business when they can't make a fair profit? So I know some of the plugins I go to sell I'll hardly get anything for because the companies are always doing sales and undercutting themselves, and others l'll actually get a fair price for.

Ploki
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1321 posts since 17 Dec, 2009

Re: Does u-he Diva ever go on sale?

Post Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:07 am

devonrex wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:57 am
I just signed up here to sell some software and then noticed I have to have 5 posts in order to do that! So I guess this counts as one of them? It's just that I'm getting out of producing music so there's nothing to post anymore... I'm just selling my stuff. Anyway, I have Diva and will be selling that as soon as I get my 5 posts in!

props on trying to actually add to some discussion, not just open "best compressor" threads :D

why are you leaving music production?

sluggo
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625 posts since 31 May, 2002 from chez moi

Re: Does u-he Diva ever go on sale?

Post Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:08 am

Martin Simon wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:15 am
But what do you think is a reasonable sale then? OP wanted to buy diva for 80eu which is roughly 45% of what the retail price is at uhe. I dont think uhe will ever do a 55%sale.
Just a FWIW, I'm the OP and I didn't say that I wanted to buy it for 80eu.

sluggo
KVRian
625 posts since 31 May, 2002 from chez moi

Re: Does u-he Diva ever go on sale?

Post Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:15 am

devonrex wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:57 am
I just signed up here to sell some software and then noticed I have to have 5 posts in order to do that! So I guess this counts as one of them? It's just that I'm getting out of producing music so there's nothing to post anymore... I'm just selling my stuff. Anyway, I have Diva and will be selling that as soon as I get my 5 posts in!

As far as entitled cheapskates goes...

There's nothing more "new" than a piece of software. I have no clue why somebody would think plug-ins should be sold dirt cheap just because they've been "used". That doesn't even make sense! I'm not desperate and I would just wait for somebody that actually wants whatever it is I'm selling. As far as I'm concerned companies that don't have sales all the time are probably the smartest ones. When I go to sell my Spectrasonics stuff it'll actually have value because they rarely ever do sales, and when they do it's not very much, so people know they're not going to get any great deal somewhere down the road. That actually helps me, but it also helps the company cuz they're not doing themselves any kind of favor by decimating their own prices. It's kind of crazy what has happened to the price of plug-ins overall. On the one hand it's good for all of us who are buying them, but how do these companies stay in business when they can't make a fair profit? So I know some of the plugins I go to sell I'll hardly get anything for because the companies are always doing sales and undercutting themselves, and others l'll actually get a fair price for.
I can't speak for others, but I don't think plug-ins should be sold dirt cheap because they've been used. I have bought some software cheap because I didn't value it as much as the new price would indicate. I have bought software at a small discount because I could, and I did value attach full value to it. Those are cases that I would have bought the software brand new at full price anyways.

I'm sort of on the fence with Diva. I do attach a lot of value to it, but I'm not sure I should be spending much money on a plug-in right now.

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rezoneight
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130 posts since 18 Feb, 2004

Re: Does u-he Diva ever go on sale?

Post Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:45 pm

Martin Simon wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:15 am
But what do you think is a reasonable sale then? OP wanted to buy diva for 80eu which is roughly 45% of what the retail price is at uhe. I dont think uhe will ever do a 55%sale.
80 euros is less than half what u-He charges on their website for Diva, 179 euros. Somewhere much closer to 179 euros, a lot closer, is what is fair. I don't get to keep the license and use it, it gets transferred to you (not you in particular but whoever is buying). It's not like its "used" like a piece of hardware.

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