View Full Version : Upgrade pricing?
12-10-2004, 02:11 PM
Maybe you can help me... I've been looking over the information published here and on the tower hobbies web page, but I can't find the option for an upgrade price. You know, the one where a company rewards the loyalty of the current customers in their product pricing? For instance, say I just bought g2 this summer for $200, then they came out with a new version. Wouldn't it be somewhat normal to make good use of my satisfaction and customer loyalty by offering a bit of a discount to buy the new product? I notice that there is a little $25 rebate, though I'm sure there must be something more than this. Do these two companies really just not expect me to ever buy anything from them again? I mean really, why should I, considering that they are just going to expect for me to pay almost the full price every time that they come out with a new product?
I have a new slogan: Realflight- Buy now, buy later, the buy some more- if you don't like it, you're in the wrong hobby.
12-10-2004, 04:40 PM
Could you not sell your G2? Then use the money from that to off-set the purchase of G3?
12-11-2004, 09:43 AM
That's the situation I'm in and my decision is to sell my G2 and then use that money to offset the purchase of a competing product.
Unless they change their upgrade pricing very soon I'm through with there products.
12-11-2004, 01:45 PM
To each his own.
12-11-2004, 02:09 PM
I suppose if you have tons of money it's not a big deal. If I had known that they were coming out with a newer version without the ability to upgrade (full purchase with a tiny rebate is not an upgrade, I get bigger rebates buying new products that cost less than a $100.00) I wouldn't have bought it in the first place.
12-11-2004, 02:16 PM
Ah no, actually I don't have ton's of money. I work very hard for my money as countless other people do. I spend it on what I chose.
I'm not going to get into it, do your own investigating.
Compare the products very carefully then you decide what you want to do.
To each his own.
12-12-2004, 12:53 AM
You do have a good point though. Would have been nice if they had let people know sooner that they would be coming out with G3 so that people who purchased G2 in the last 6 months or so would have had the option to choose whether to wait for G3 or go ahead and purchase G2 with the knownledge that G3 would be coming out in 6 months or so.
But reguardless of that, I "personally" can live with it.
I'll just leave it at that.
12-12-2004, 10:01 AM
Ah heck I have to add this.
I have a lot of non-RC sims that come out with Add-ons that add a few more features then were contained in the orginal sim that was put out. And those add-ons cost the same as the original sim and there is no such thing as a rebate attached with the purchase of those add-ons.
G3 has a whole lot more then G2 and probably any other sim on the market to date.
And yes G3 does appear to seem to have a lot of things that people seem to not be happy with but also it does appear that G3 also does have a lot of things that people are happy with.
12-26-2004, 09:14 PM
I have Both and still use both.. the multi-player works great,,
heck I had G2 then sold it last year , then got G3.. then re-ordered G2 for
$130.00 with discounts and free shipping.. hehe < also it G2 will run on a
smaller laptop for traveling with-out all the power needed to run it..
I am noticing folks getting $90.00 to $120 for used G2's on eBay as well :rolleyes:
There both different worlds.. So YES :D To each his own! ;)
These units are totally TWO different products! Folks Haven't realized that yet!
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