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#1 of 17 John Dirk

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Posted August 01 2011 - 10:58 AM

I hope this post is not misplaced. I figured this was the best place for it. I've been looking all over the Internet and cannot find any bargain prices for TMT5. Several months ago when I first previewed it, there were bargains to be found on Amazon and a few other sites but now it appears if you want it you have to order directly from Arcsoft and pay $100.00. What happened? Just wondering if anyone has any insight. $100.00 is a little steep IMO, since I have a perfectly good standalone player already. Thanks for any information.
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Posted August 01 2011 - 11:36 AM

Yeah, no.

No one ever pays $100 for it.

Every weekend it generally goes on sale for anywhere from 30-40% off.  Holidays it goes down to a 50% discount.


There are benefits to Arcsoft that you can't get in a standalone player, like mixed media management, menu system controls, etc. all of which are pretty nice.

But never pay full price.


Ever.


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Posted August 02 2011 - 06:28 AM

Thanks Matt; I'll keep my eyes open for it.
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Posted August 08 2011 - 12:58 PM

OK - I've been combing the Internet and finally ran across this. Seems too good to be true, so I'm thinking maybe it is. Has anyone heard of this site? http://www.ioffer.co...402?source=eisi
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Posted August 08 2011 - 01:39 PM

John-


AVOID!  AVOID!

Google for their site, lots of turnups of bogus software and the like.


It's an ebay competitor and it is flooded with pirates.


http://ioffer.pissedconsumer.com/


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Posted August 09 2011 - 03:14 AM

Thanks Matt!  I'll stay away.


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Posted August 29 2011 - 11:21 AM

I've been checking every weekend but I have yet to see this available for less than $100.00.  Am I missing something?


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Posted September 01 2011 - 04:25 PM

John, Labor Day Sale right now, $49.99


http://www.arcsoft.c...lmedia-theatre/


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Posted September 04 2011 - 03:03 AM



Originally Posted by mattCR 

John, Labor Day Sale right now, $49.99


http://www.arcsoft.c...lmedia-theatre/



Hi Matt;


Did I miss this already?  When I check their site I see no mention of this sale.



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Posted September 04 2011 - 04:23 AM

You did ;(   It was a 2 day sale; friday morning to saturday at midnight.


They should bring it back tomorrow I think, they normally have for labor day


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Posted September 04 2011 - 06:16 AM

Wow - I'll keep a close look out for it.

Thanks!


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Posted November 01 2011 - 06:38 PM

Bought it tonight for $49.99 if anyone is interested. Page says the deal ended Oct 31 but it worked on Nov 1 so you might want to give it a try. Here is a link to the page. http://www.arcsoft.c.../softpedia.html

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Posted November 02 2011 - 12:45 PM

They are very CRAFTY!  You just have to keep an eye out for the sales.   Good catch.


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Posted November 03 2011 - 10:20 AM



Originally Posted by Patrick_S 

Bought it tonight for $49.99 if anyone is interested. Page says the deal ended Oct 31 but it worked on Nov 1 so you might want to give it a try.
Here is a link to the page.
http://www.arcsoft.c.../softpedia.html



Congrats, Patrick!  I'm a couple of days too late again.  But I'm really getting tired of Arcsoft and their idea that their software should rival the cost of a standalone player.  For now at least, I'll pass.





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Posted November 03 2011 - 11:34 AM

John did you try the link? I just did and once again it showed up in the cart for $49.99.

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Posted November 03 2011 - 02:57 PM

Got it!  Worked great with your link.



Thanks a lot Patrick!!!  Now I can finally stop whining about this.

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Posted November 03 2011 - 05:13 PM

Great, I love the software for $49 but I was too cheap to buy it at $99 or $79. Enjoy.