PF1 pdf sales?


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I would purchase the entire catalog of 1st edition adventure path modules pdfs if Paizo would ever put them on sale. Just saying...

Silver Crusade

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They do go on sale, keep an eye out ^w^


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A few times per year there is a 10% discount. More rarely, you can save 25%. Finally, there is the occasional Humble Bundle which contains a single but complete AP.

That's still a lot of money for 144 books (not including mapfolios etc.). You can save more by being picky - IMO not every AP is worth reading, and the modules' quality can be quite different oo.


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If they did $5-$7 per book, I'd do it. I have a handful so I wouldn't have to buy them all. But I'd buy all I didn't have for that price.

Silver Crusade

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That’s around 75% off, I don’t foresee something like that happening outside of Humble Bundles.


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And the one sale that is virtually guaranteed is the annual holiday sale in December/January. All Paizo PDFs are included in that sale.

Unlike the physical products, they have an unlimited supply of PDFs, so they won't have any clearance sales or the like for PDFs.


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Sure. But 75% off beats $0...

Silver Crusade

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If you say so.


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Well, figure it this way. I will occassionally buy a module, maybe two every year or so... I'm an established customer. I mostly already know what I need and what I will use, months in advance. The only way to entice me to buy more would be to sweeten the deal... There's potentially more customers out there in similar positions and then there are others that will drop a dime every time something is released. The latter already has their books. The former (i.e. my group) will hold onto their money till the right time. It's basically how Kickstarters market. An initial gung-ho group pays in at the beginning, usually full price. Then later when the KS closes, the publisher begins offering remaining stock at a reduced rate to lure in others.

Paizo will probably get $50-$60 from me this year off 1e... Maybe more but about that... But if they make a really lucrative offer, I may just have to budget a lot more to them immediately.


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This is all very hypothetical, though. The reality is that if Paizo feel comfortable selling PDFs of 1E APs at a certain price point this long after 2E made its debut, that means their sales are healthy enough to justify their position. You likely won’t see the prices you want until demand for them drops enough to motivate Paizo to radically change their position.

Of course, by that point, I imagine it might be correspondingly more difficult to find a group willing to play 1E.

Silver Crusade

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Proff.Dogg wrote:
I will occassionally buy a module, maybe two every year or so... I'm an established customer.

Pfffffffttt.

Just a heads up, haggling like this doesn’t, your lower amount of promised revenue is not more appealing than the guaranteed revenue they already make, and that’s not Paizo/PDF/online specific.

Going on and on on how you’d spend so much more if everything was on sale will get you mostly eye rolls from sellers.


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Correct. And that's the crux of it. As a marketing decision, when do they start slashing their prices? Too soon, you lose long-term profit... Too late, you lose both immediate & a portion of future profit because fewer people willing to buy it as "outdated"... I'm personally right now in my life on that line as a consumer where I'm still viable... Next year or in the next few years, maybe not so much bc I and my group have moved on to PF4 or D&D7 or such...


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Paizo will start slashing prices when sales go down enough. Unless they aren’t paying attention to their sales figures, though, this is kind of a moot discussion.

Dark Archive

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It's not super surprising they haven't lowered 1E PDF prices than have a good sixed sale going on a lot of the physical products since they are a sunk cost, but it takes me about 18 months to finish an AP. I don't know what the average is but it seems very much in the neighborhood. Some frequent groups seem to get that down to a year or a little less. So let's just start all the way down at a year to play through an AP. Even if you had started all the way back the original Rise release and played straight through you would still have 9 more years worth of APs to get through! At my pace If I had started way back then I'd still have 21 more years...


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Davor Firetusk wrote:
... At my pace If I had started way back then I'd still have 21 more years...

Even with modern medicine, I'll very likely be dead by then... But, man, what a great ending to your life!!! Meet me in the nursing home! Bring dice! (because I'd keep forgetting where I put mine)

Jon Brazer Enterprises

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Right now you can get Pathfinder compatible PDFs for 15-25% off. Like all of JBE's Pathfinder PDFs. They're all on sale.

Of course if you want a deep discount like discussed upthread, we've got a bundle right here for 67% off the regular price.


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Dale McCoy Jr wrote:

Right now you can get Pathfinder compatible PDFs for 15-25% off. Like all of JBE's Pathfinder PDFs. They're all on sale.

Of course if you want a deep discount like discussed upthread, we've got a bundle right here for 67% off the regular price.

Dale, I just wanted to say that JBE is some of the best gaming resources. Good stuff...

Jon Brazer Enterprises

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Prof.Dogg wrote:
Dale, I just wanted to say that JBE is some of the best gaming resources. Good stuff...

Thank you! That really means a whole lot! I really do appreciate you saying so.

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