Anyway you sight no examples of why most companies would want to hide their sales. As I stated before most of the grocery stores in my area have always posted sales. Have Newspaper advertisements mailed out flyers,coupons inside their stores... Why hide it? If you hide the sale the customer does not feel like they are getting a value. In fact most stores advertise a savings or a sale or provide coupons to sometimes make you think you are saving or think you are getting a deal when sometimes those deals or sales aren't really better or saving you all that much. But it is the perceived benefit that draws the consumer. I have worked in several retail businesses. I prefer to not to say them here. And currently I work for a business that lives and breathes sales of several lines of business and have to compete with other providers of the.same types of business. If we kept our prices hidden we would get swallowed up but our competitors and would lose our business. I'll site another good example. Fry's electronics puts out a newspaper ad. And they put out an advertisement on the internet. They have blogs about their deals. They have a Friday deal. You go into the store they have a wall with their printed ad posted with a stack of their ads so you can take one with you. On their big ticket items, flat screen TV, laptops, some appliances like refrigerators and dish washers etc they have some of their competitor prices next to theirs. Like best buy's prices etc. Why do they want to hide it? Why make it harder for the consumer to shop? Because it is fun? Because.it is challenging?
So you state:
If the company makes a good profit already, this loss from "hidden deal" is marginal to them.
How certain are you that the company will continue to maintain or make money if the game servers are losing players? And now just in another post you started bashing people who buy donuts?
I don't get it....? And I understand you don't buy donuts. So your comments on the donut sales are moot as it is. The ones who pay the developers to keep this game going is what is going to keep this game up and keep the development of the game growing. Not free to play players.
Oh and by the way, sales have nothing to do with being spoon fed. You still have to work to get the money to get it. You still have to process the order and go and get the item. There will be lots of black Friday sales going in sometime next week. And most of those sales are not hidden. People will line up outside certain stores a few hours to maybe even day or two to get those sales.
Edited by PhoenixGold, 18 November 2017 - 03:20 PM.