If I understand the recurring Coin Shop timing complaints correctly, more than a matter of regions, a one-time drop vastly increases the chances of a lot of people missing out on them.
The reasons are many. Like you pointed out, for example, they could be study or work related, as well as sleep related, or simply forgetfulness – aside from Erminator and Discobot we’re all humans here, after all.
I personally don’t have any original suggestions of my own and don’t feel strongly towards anything that has been suggested so far.
HOWEVER, I do agree with the overwhelming feeling that the current situation is not ideal.
Regardless if I am currently able to get the games I want or not, I’m still upset at the fact that some people that would have a grand time with these games are just not managing to get a hold of them due to timezones or keys running out outstandingly fast – a collateral to another issues we are all well aware of: many people buy these games only to retrade them.
To those that have been stating they are able to get the CS games living in Europe, South America, USA or Narnia, I don’t think that detracts from the argument that many others are not having the same opportunity.
I just don’t think it’s a sensible argument.
I do hope the Chrono team finds a sustainable long-term solution to the games-running-out-issue for brighter days with fewer “please restock the Coin Shop” weekly posts and more games finding happy homes.