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Author Topic: Software DOD - new discounted software deal web  (Read 4916 times)

tamasd

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Software DOD - new discounted software deal web
« on: February 01, 2008, 05:41:40 PM »
Software Deal of the Day - http://www.software-dod.com/
seems like a new one, didn't find a mention here yet, unless my search phrases were wrong.

Discounts seem too low to bother (probably they are just passing over part of their commission), but that would be understandable for starters, until they will fill the shelf with real offers. They will be offering Direct Access with 50% down on 7th Feb, I got that info from Nagarsoft mailing.

It's starting to be a bit crowded, too many places to keep track of.

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Re: Software DOD - new discounted software deal web
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2008, 07:01:45 AM »
Interesting find.. I think we need to start a thread somewhere with links to all of these sites.

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Re: Software DOD - new discounted software deal web
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2008, 09:47:46 AM »
Thanks tamasd - I was going to post about this after receiving the offer from Nagarsoft, but you beat me to it  :Thmbsup:
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Re: Software DOD - new discounted software deal web
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2008, 03:32:07 PM »
Has anyone purchased from this site?

Some of their figures are a bit fishy. Here's an example from their Second Chance page:

Macro Scheduler

Retail: $50.00
Price: $43.50
Discount: 25%

Huh? 25% off of $50 would be more like $37.50
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Re: Software DOD - new discounted software deal web
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2008, 04:02:02 PM »
I haven't purchased from them, but I assume they're legit because my first pointer to them was from the same mailing tamasd got from NagarSoft - a vendor was selling hist stuff (Direct Access) on the site.

But you're right, some of their arithmetic is off - they need a new calculator!  Maybe they can get one of those newfangled computer-things to do the cipherin' for them.

I'd take care to double check the charges on the order page so you don't get surprised.

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Re: Software DOD - new discounted software deal web
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2008, 04:29:32 PM »
I thought perhaps the difference reflected sloppy editing - it was a "second chance" discout offer so perhaps the original discount was 50% but late comers can still get it at a 13% discount?
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Re: Software DOD - new discounted software deal web
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2008, 04:46:47 PM »
Hi guys,

Just click on the offer, then you'll get the details for that deal.. here you can see that the correct original price is $ 58.00 instead of $ 50.00.

FireShot capture #2 - 'Macro Scheduler Software Discounted' - www_software-dod_com_2nd-chance-macro-scheduler_htm.png

I guess he just hit the wrong key on his numpad (at least I would like to think so  :-\)

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« Last Edit: February 06, 2008, 04:52:40 PM by mhb »

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Re: Software DOD - new discounted software deal web
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2008, 04:52:38 PM »
sloppy editing - it was a "second chance" discout

Doh! No one is immune... Anyway, Marc's post above seems to confirm sloppy editing as the cause, my inference was just wrong...
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Re: Software DOD - new discounted software deal web
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2008, 05:25:27 PM »
No surprise that it's editing errors - but there are more than one:

SureThing CD Labeler25% of $24.95 = $5.00?
RecordForAll10% of $39.95 = $5.00?
FeedForAll10% of $39.99 = $5.00?
Nuance Paperport 1115% of 199.00 = $40.00?

Now, I'm sure these are all just simple typos (and for the most part, if there's an error it's that the %off is too low), but it seems something that should be more often correct.

Anyway, since I'm picking on typos, I pre-apologize for those I've made in this post (since by universal law any post complaining about typos will have them as well).

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Re: Software DOD - new discounted software deal web
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2008, 05:37:21 PM »


Nope - looks good, but you did miss a space between % and off here:

if there's an error it's that the %off is too low
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Re: Software DOD - new discounted software deal web
« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2008, 02:02:03 AM »
There is another small site giving away programs; only, they give away freeware programs! :-) The site is named "free download a day", http://www.freedownloadaday.com/ , and they have the funniest newsmail you can think of: They will mail you once a week, okay, but not to tell you what WILL BE, oh no, but to tell what HAS BEEN! The only way to know what any "today"'s offer is, is to go visit their page, there is no newsmail telling about it.

http://www.freedownloadaday.com/

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Re: Software DOD - new discounted software deal web
« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2008, 08:24:29 AM »
I like freedownloadaday, too, Curt  :Thmbsup: In Maxthon, I have a group set up called "Deals" and this is one of them. I make sure to open the group once a day! Speaking of which...
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