I have a product type and I sell a number of different items within that category, where most of them have the same 3 options (color, type, voltage). However, I have a couple of products of this type that don't conform to the same option set in that they have an one additional option for the customer to select.
The way I see it, I have two workarounds here, and neither of them seem like it's the "right" way to do it. Either I create a separate product/ variation type with all of the existing options, plus the additional option, or I add the additional option to ALL of my variations, even the ones that don't come with that option and just leave it blank for those products. Neither of these solutions are ideal in that it separates these products from others of their "type" or it creates the possibility for options to become available to the end user that are not possible.
Perhaps this is just me coming from an ubercart background, but I feel that I should be able to create an option that is specific to an individual product. I've scoured the internet and I'm not finding a way to do this, nor am I finding anyone else asking this question and getting an answer. What am I missing here?