Submitted by cbjhockey on Fri, 01/06/2012 - 3:36pm.
The snowflakes have started flying in Asian Time Zone Accounts ofWebkinz World(be watching for them on all accounts on January 7th). Currently reports indicate that snowflakes arrive on 5 minute intervals and that you can click-to-win up to 10 prizes per day!
For the past two months we have been getting scattered reports here on Webkinz Insider from members who have been tricked in the Clubhouse by players trading the Fruity Punch Pool. As most of you know, this item is not a pool at all, and it is not very valuable. It is a decorative punch bowl that is a common prize, easily earned by watching a video on the Webkinz Newz.
Unfortunately, there are players out there in Webkinz World who take advantage of items like this to scam their fellow traders. The best way players can protect themselves against tricks like this is to know what the items they're trading for are, and how much they are worth. The fastest and easiest way to do this is to use the Webkinz Insider Gift Exchange Value Guide (WIGEV) as a reference. Have the guide open in a second window while you are trading, and you'll never be scammed again.
UPDATE (June 8): Ganz has corrected the name of this item! It is now called "Fruity Punch Bowl".
We here at Webkinz Insider have noticed that questions are starting to pop up about the "values" Ganz has listed in their "Kinzapedia" Item List. Many of you want to know why items that are super rare, such as the 2005 Halloween Hat, have such low values. The answer is that Ganz' values simply reflect how much an item can be sold to the wShop for. They DO NOT reflect the values most players would assign to these items when trading.
If you are looking for help in determining how much your items are worth when trading, please consider checking out the Webkinz Insider Gift Exchange Value (WIGEV) Guide. Nearly three years ago, the staff of Webkinz Insider created a comprehensive guide of every item in Webkinz World, complete with item pictures and exchange values. The WIGEV, which is updated frequently, is the standard reference for players trading inside of our Gift Exchange area as well as for players trading on many other Webkinz fan sites.