Originally Posted by CheapThomas
I think the issue is with that 2 hour window and in general with flash sales. A while back you had indicated that you were against these types of sales because they ended up annoying some of your customers. I'm wondering if this is a test or a sign of things to come.
I realize these sales are popular with some but personally I don't care for them as they generally result in a bunch of 'haha I got the great deal' type of posts and that can turn some off staring at a higher price right after the flash sale; granted the 'higher price' can still be amazing, still it can FEEL like you're not getting a good deal.
on another note, got the sun screen all ready and handy for the 'face melting' sale...
Yeah I hear you. We avoided flash deals for a while but this opportunity with Gamespot provided too many opportunities just not do it. For example, it is now much easier for me to get bundles like what we're running now and next week approved for a 2 hour "test" and then move forward with a deal of the week shortly after.
In the end the tradeoff between the reticence behind flash deals and the opportunity to bring the customer better deals is slanted towards bringing you guys the best price.
I hope that helps explain, if it doesn't let me know and I'll give it another go.