I think this is a "win-win" for developers and customers and a great marketing strategy. Developers can afford to lower their price because they are guaranteed a certain volume at which they know that price makes economic sense for them, and it encourages buyers that would not have normally purchased the product. It allows the seller to dictate their own supply curve- they can lower the price without the risk that the demand will not be there to support their profit margin.
Buyers not only get a bargain, but the developers have more profits to support the development of more great sample libraries.
The only losers are the suppliers of non-music related goods (like grocers and clothiers) that lose sales because we don't have the money left to purchase their goods.
Don't worry there are many more coming soon and with some of the best deals I have seen Anywhere. Yes I think this is great for the users and developers here at northern sounds. We'd like to thank both the users and developers/manufacturers who participate here we are now over our 100 000th post in the sample libraries section and the numbers of registered users is growing at a fantastic rate. I'm also shocked at some of the noteable award winning composers here thank you all for your kind emails. Things seem to be getting better everyday.