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Black Friday Sale???

Discussion in 'iRacing' started by fwyflyer, Oct 8, 2019.

  1. fwyflyer

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    Anybody know whether we can expect a seasonal sale for iRacing for previous subscribers?
     
  2. BrunoB

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    Probably exactly the day you use in the header:D
     
  3. Eckhart von Glan

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    Yep, last years the never did a Halloween thingy like Steam but stuck to their Black Friday deal. In years gone by it used to be two years for the price of one, the last 3 (?) years it was 25% off the sticker price for a year but you can buy as many "years" as you like. Cars and tracks are not reduced.
     
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  4. BrunoB

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    Normally iRacings marketing department are way more effective than their dev department - but I wonder if the marketing folks have forgotten to make a cost benefit analysis of offering a tangible rebate on Black Friday - instead of the laughable 25% off on an imaginary sticker price nobody have ever been paying.
    Because the more members that can be "caught" inside iRacing for 1 or 2 years forward the more stuff (cars & tracks) will these "prisoners" buy.:sneaky:
    So my guess is that the more or less imaginary rebate loss will be more than cancelled out allready from day 1.5:)
     
  5. Mr.Mints_Taboo

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    I just looked at my account: $80 on Subs since July 2018.
    No discount involved, I just take a break occasionally as iRacing has a way of taking over my evenings...it's good for me. That $80 is probably 7 months of subs.
    I think Bruno is right though - the price including the discount is what iRacing base their financial forecasts on. The suckers* paying full price (tbf, that kinda includes me) are just bonuses.

    *Suckers, or people who genuinely can't afford a yearly sub in one hit. I wish there were a way to help the latter group of folks, but I can't think of any practical solutions. Suckers like me will have to just suck it up.;)

    NTM V7 on more cars + impending AI (soon!) + Black Friday Deal = Deal I can't refuse.:(
     
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  6. BrunoB

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    Conserning a real tangible rebate then about 2-3 years back iRacing actually offered a genuine rebate for existing customers of about 40-50%(?) on 1-2 years subscription on every Black Friday.:)
    But hiding behind a fake explanation of some sudden change in VAT deduction - where iRacing vaguely insinuated they until then had hidden payment of VAT for customers by paying it themselves - they both raised the subscription price and lowered any possible rebate to the laughable level it is now.:poop:
     
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  7. Wayne Hutchison

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    They don't have to give away a great product. Simple supply and demand.
     
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  8. BrunoB

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  9. Mr.Mints_Taboo

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    I agree (except for the supply and demand bit, as they still have a warehouse full of unsold accounts), but I think it would be even better if more people could afford it - not free, as that would allow the great unwashed masses in to destroy it! - but priced to reflect local economies. As admitted already though, I don't know how they could do that without unscrupulous* people utilising VPNs to suddenly "move" to Ecuador.
    Perhaps Uncle George $ could subsidise a few thousand accounts.:whistling:

    We can all do our bit by spreading the word. And re-subbing if there is a good deal in November.:)

    *I prefer to think of such people as tech savvy and sensibly frugal.;)
     
  10. BrunoB

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    Do you have a link?
    :roflmao:
     
  11. thepharcyde

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    I personally am not a fan of their model but it's a business that's obviously doing very well, or they would have changed it.

    I rather they had a model of £x per race up to a max of the existing monthly cost, for those like myself sim race for about 1-2 hours a week. With often spouts of no racing for week(s) due to other commitments.
     
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