While Group buys are a good marketing maneuver, I am kinda getting tired of a lot of people starting to think that all software should be offered at a group buy price. So, I thought I would make the following points seemingly based on common misconceptions.
1) A group is a marketing strategy.
2) It is not there for your convenience, but as an enticing offer for new customers.
3) Just because one company offers a group buy does not mean that all customers with similar products should.
4) You (the individual) do not deserve a group buy.
5) Do not ask every developer when their software will go on a group buy. They will offer it when it is the right time (and also with agreements with NS).
6) Software is offered 365 days a year at a normal price. Some software is over priced, some under priced. However, this is life.
7) A group buy is like "black friday" - High volume and a lot of sales in a short period. You can't ask Macy's to have another "black friday sale" because you missed it.
8) Be thankful that group buys exist.
9) Expect to pay full price and be surprised if a developer offers a group buy.
10) Don't beg and plead.
I don't mean to add negativity to this board. I always offer impartial and positive advice. I am just getting a little frustrated at people who think they deserve a group buy.
Thank you to all of the developers who have had group buys and I wish you continued success on this new sales tactic. I hope there are many more to come. But, do it on your time, not on the pleads of others.