I would like to see a little more evidence of 'considered' planning from the sales department.
Sale deals are great, and I can understand that forewarnings of 'sale deals' defeat the purpose (customers would just wait), but I think there are circumstances when a bit of common sense might be applied.
For instance, at the time of the release of the Framework Builder, I would assume that the sales Department had already agreed plans for a sale in the following couple of weeks (50% off everything). It might have been sensible (considerate) at that time to make the introductory offer for the new (Framework) extension at least equal to the % saving of the pending sale.
Time and again there is disappointment that an offer one day (prompting a sale) can be trumped by an improved offer on subsequent days.
In this instance, a 'special introductory offer' of the framework knocked $20 off the list price. Presumably a number of people paid out for that offer. A couple of weeks later, and I get it for over $40 less than list.
An initial 'Introductory Offer' for the new framework of 50% reduction would have coincidentally negated miffed feelings of early purchasers, and shown that the sales department has some grasp, some kind of oversight, of what's going on.