What's Up With Arcsoft TMT5

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  1. John Dirk

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    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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    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.
     
  3. John Dirk

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    Thanks Matt; I'll keep my eyes open for it.
     
  4. John Dirk

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    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.com/i/arcsoft-totalmedia-theatre-platinum-v5-0-215564402?source=eisi
     
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    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/
     
  6. John Dirk

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    Thanks Matt! I'll stay away.
     
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    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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    John, Labor Day Sale right now, $49.99


    http://www.arcsoft.com/totalmedia-theatre/
     
  9. John Dirk

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    Hi Matt;


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

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

    Thanks!
     
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    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.com/partners/softpedia.html
     
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    They are very CRAFTY! You just have to keep an eye out for the sales. Good catch.
     
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    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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    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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    Got it! Worked great with your link.



    Thanks a lot Patrick!!! Now I can finally stop whining about this.
     
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    Great, I love the software for $49 but I was too cheap to buy it at $99 or $79. Enjoy.
     

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