Add-ons for MSFS I buy only from within its Marketplace
I would like to share the following as feedback to JustFlight: I am thinking of buying the PA-28R Arrow III & Turbo Arrow III/IV Bundle (MSFS) or each of them separate but until now I did not see in the MSFS2020 in-game Marketplace. I see them only advertised on the JustFlight webshop. I wait to buy the PA-28R Arrow III and/or Turbo Arrow III/IV bundle until JustFlight brings them to the MSFS-2020 Marketplace.
I have several reasons for not buying add-ons outside of the MSFS-2020 Marketplace:
a) add-ons bought outside are not 'recognized' as 'OWNED', so one always has to remember: 'did I buy that add-on already or not?';
b) the update procedure for add-ons bought via the MSFS-2020 Marketplace is easier (and more comfortable) than those bought outside. Regularly I have to check or stay vigilant to news that company A or B brought out an update. Updates of add-on's bought from within Marketplace are rapidly seen inside MSFS-2020.
Whenever there is an update to one of JustFlight's aircraft, I get an email notification. Also, the forum shows the current version at the top of each of the aircraft threads, so it's easy to see if what I have is current. I believe they are planning to bring them to the MP at some point, but I'd rather fly them now. Also, they offer discounts for multiple purchases, and I think I read that's not possible through the MP.
Correct - our PA28 Arrow and Turbo Arrow have been with MS for some time. Likewise, they are (at present) unable to provide discounts between different products. As and when the Arrow and Turbo appear on the Marketplace there will also be a bundle, but this won't be feasible with future titles (such as the Warrior).
A bit of deja vu for the early days of Steam.