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Old 02-22-2008, 12:36 PM   #11
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Default Re: BREAKING NEWS: Ancient Civilization Theme Gifts, One Rare Limit!

Great that we can get these as adoption bonuses, but sad that we can only purchase one at a time. There are a lot of things that are more aesthetically pleasing if you can purchse them in pairs. One rare limit...You know when you have your first conversation with Arte, he outright tells you that he doesn't accept coupons and you can only ever buy one of the Rares. I often wondered why I could still buy two or more if I was so inclined. The only thing that bothers me is that I won't have that handy 'pre-sale flyer' on the side reminding me to go to the Curio shop and get that 'rare Egyptian...' or that 'rare Medieval...'
I am in agreement with one of the Post-ers on here that said it may be a way for them to 'stem the flow' of virtual to monetary trading through auction houses. I also think that they see increased traffic during the time that Rares are available and it may be a way to reduce the load on their servers. All I know is that I may not log on nearly so often now. When I get my dailies done, I seldom return for the hourlies. They have become so bland and lifeless.

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Old 02-22-2008, 01:14 PM   #12
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Thanks Justin for that!
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Old 02-22-2008, 02:58 PM   #13
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Thanks for the info Justin.
I was just in the curio shop and Arte said a rare at 7pm. Hopefully it'll be something good
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Old 02-22-2008, 03:15 PM   #14
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I think everyone should send them a comment/suggestion letting them know that they are making things less enjoyable for their customers. We pay a lot of money, and WE keep their business running. Webkinz is not as fun for me as it was when I first started. The recent issues and changes are making me frustrated and sad. It'll take THAT much longer for me to get the items I want...

Oh, dur. That's it. Ganz realizes that it's too easy for us to get what we want and collect things. This way... we'll have to play webkinz and buy more webkinz more often to get the things we want. It's a scam.

Grrr.
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Old 02-22-2008, 03:24 PM   #15
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Yes, it's a scam. Ganz knows they can make the website pretty unpleasant and we'll still use it, because they think we're hooked like some kind of drug.

Honestly, the only way to prove them wrong it is to swear off webkinz. Stop buying, stop playing. Walk away. Until we do that, they'll keep up these kinds of antics.

I agree with other posters who say they've done this to stop the eBay sales.

Frankly, that just makes me want to go on eBay and put up for sale all of my rare items at once - flood the market. Drop the price so that the perceived value of the rares drops, so that people won't CARE they can only get one.

Take that Ganz. Monopolists can only exist for a short time before they start abusing their customers.
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Old 02-22-2008, 03:32 PM   #16
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Wouldn't the rarity and the scarceness of an item make it more valuable. Now that we don't know when they will appear, and are only allowed to buy one, wouldn't this make the price go up on ebay sales? Also, wouldn't it then make more sense for avid collectors to then go out and buy MORE webkinz, so they can have more accounts to get more of the same?
Just thinking....
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Old 02-22-2008, 03:50 PM   #17
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View Post Originally Posted by Luvmigames
Wouldn't the rarity and the scarceness of an item make it more valuable. Now that we don't know when they will appear, and are only allowed to buy one, wouldn't this make the price go up on ebay sales?
Yep. If Ganz thinks this will stem eBay sales, the only thing it will stem is the number of them - maybe. The prices will just go up. There are still millions of those items out there and when people figure out they can get an even higher price on eBay for the item, we'll see even more sales.

Ganz didn't really think that one through.

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Also, wouldn't it then make more sense for avid collectors to then go out and buy MORE webkinz, so they can have more accounts to get more of the same?
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Funny you should say that, when my girlfriend called to tell me about this that was my first suggestion. I have 3 free pet codes I haven't entered. I could just create 3 new accounts, one of which is an Asian account so I know what time the rares will be.

But then, that just plays into Ganz's game - they probably anticipated that. They WANT people creating more accounts, because they'll have to buy pets or cards to do that. And anything that Ganz can do to part you from your money is good in their eyes.
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Wonderful, I got the Ancient Civilizations Wallpaper, and since I accidentally "threw" it on a room, I lost it. Whoops!

For the CS, maybe Ganz should start tracking IPs, in case we make like 10 accounts with 1 pet on each account...

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View Post Originally Posted by MysticMist
Wonderful, I got the Ancient Civilizations Wallpaper, and since I accidentally "threw" it on a room, I lost it. Whoops!

For the CS, maybe Ganz should start tracking IPs, in case we make like 10 accounts with 1 pet on each account...

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View Post Originally Posted by Luvmigames
Wouldn't the rarity and the scarceness of an item make it more valuable. Now that we don't know when they will appear, and are only allowed to buy one, wouldn't this make the price go up on ebay sales? Also, wouldn't it then make more sense for avid collectors to then go out and buy MORE webkinz, so they can have more accounts to get more of the same?
Just thinking....
I have been thinking the exact same thing! In fact, I posted the same idea on another thread a little while ago...

At first, I really didn't think it was a big deal that new rules were going into effect regarding the Curio Shop..................

........But after giving it come consideration, I'm starting to wonder if this is some kind of covert marketing scheme on the part of GANZ to get us to buy TC, and perhaps more pets.........

I hope I am very, very wrong.

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Old 02-22-2008, 04:05 PM   #20
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Thanks for the info as always!! I can't wait to get this theme!!
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