And I was moderately misbehaved. Didn’t spend nearly as much as I have in the past, but I still managed to make an impressive dent in my bank balance. It was tax refund month, so I splurged. 😛
Spent the most at Renderosity, where I was told the last time I checked out that if I spent another $15 I’d “qualify for Render Rewards!” Which this month is, yes, 10% instead of 5%, but still…nah. I always find it amusing when I’m told that if I spend $85 more, I’ll get back $5. Anyway, my Renderosity haul this month:
The Pony Flip was my freebie grab bag item; I bought the Star Multi Shirt and got lucky with a nice gift. Love the hoodie and pants outfit for Genesis 1; nicely versatile for my purposes. I bought the Sveva stitching tutorial because I suck at stitching details and really need to learn to do a better job.
RuntimeDNA came in a bit behind Renderosity in parting me from my $$$ — lots of great sales and, of course, the release of Star:
Discovered after I bought the CrossDresser license for Star that it doesn’t work for the DAZ Studio weight mapped figure. Still, it seems to do okay with simple pants and shirts. Skirts are a mess. Love Bag Ed, and threw Fred in there to keep everything from being too saccharine sweet. 😀 I finally picked up a few wedding props, since they’re hugely discounted and will probably soon disappear from the store.
I feel a need to do a merfolk render project… Edited to add: I worked on making DS mats for Coral and took her for a test drive on my mermaid girl; I like this texture!
HiveWire came in at third place in the race to part me from my money. Finally picked up the Dawn Head Shapes since they were on sale and, in light of the CrossDresser issue, I bought Dusk’s Skinny Jeans. There’s a nice texture add-on for it in my wishlist (along with an alarming amount of horse stuff!)
Honorable Mention for DAZ with one Genesis straight sale item and one Fast Grab item, which also allowed me to pick up the current freebie:
I didn’t even spend $7 at DAZ this March, which is surprising considering how much I’ve spent there during past March Madness sales. That hair is cute, though, and I’ve wanted the grass shader for a while. I wouldn’t have minded adding a few of the Darius/Monique hair props to my library, but I’m kinda irritated they’re separate props for each gender. Considering the price for both, that’s put me off buying them.
Just not a good enough return on money spent. While I know V4 will eventually become obsolete, I can still use Gen4 stuff on Genesis 1, which also works (for the most part) on both genders. Much more economical for me than the current gender split with Genesis 2. But I’m also not the target audience for most of the DAZ products, so I doubt anyone over there cares much about my grumpiness over this. 😉
So…were the rest of you frugal or did your credit/debit cards nearly melt down?