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Old 11-16-2008, 09:33 AM   #41
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This is unfair. I dont even have allowance and they do this! This stinks!
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Old 11-16-2008, 09:42 AM   #42
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I can't believe anyone is surprised at the price increase, after all, just in time for the holidays.
Everywhere around here prices are going DOWN, even big ticket items like TV's and Blu-Ray players are being priced lower, because they know people are looking at more value for less money.
Ganz cannot blame the "rising cost of gas" because gas prices have gone down since oil prices have dropped. The price increase comes at a time when Webkinz sales are down, (according to a bunch of retailers I know in the area) and people are looking more carefully at what they're willing to spend money on, so I have a feeling there won't be that massive Christmas day crush of gllitches on WW this year from an influx of new adoptess. With the price going up and the quality definitely going down, there won't be as many Webbies under the trees.
Ganz is a business first and foremost, but not a very smart one, with countries all over the world bailing out banks and economies teetering and people looking twice before spending, not the best way to increase flagging sales, and with all the really cute toys being advertised for kids on tv and having yet to see ONE single commercial for Webkinz, I don't expect there will be too many new customers coming in, especially with the price increase and the increased competition from other retailers with simiilar sites and better made merchandise.
Not smart Ganz.
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Old 11-16-2008, 09:58 AM   #43
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View Post Originally Posted by HollieBunny
Ganz is a business first and foremost, but not a very smart one, with countries all over the world bailing out banks and economies teetering and people looking twice before spending, not the best way to increase flagging sales, and with all the really cute toys being advertised for kids on tv and having yet to see ONE single commercial for Webkinz, I don't expect there will be too many new customers coming in, especially with the price increase and the increased competition from other retailers with simiilar sites and better made merchandise.
Not smart Ganz.
I'd have to agree on that = my kids have asked for a "Build a Bear" this Christmas - they like the website a lot more than WW. Pretty soon I'll be all alone on WW wondering who I'm to play with... or maybe I should go look at BearvilleInsider.com...
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Old 11-16-2008, 10:00 AM   #44
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Well, I don't post much but I have about 70 of these and my grandson has 40, and this is the last. I am on SS and there isn't much cash, and now all the good stuff is in the e-store for those that can afford it and now a price increase? When there are hundreds of glitches etc, the sight is down more than up, things do not work, Grandson discouraged already nothing works half the time. I am not spending any more on this stuff. Hard enough to pay the fuel bill...I did enjoy it as it was a fun sort of relaxation...but Ganz, your gone too far for these things. Bearsville, here I come. That is buy once and have a ball doing more then webkinz!
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Old 11-16-2008, 10:02 AM   #45
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Interesting - I just went "shopping" on the Build a Bearville site and they are advertising "More Cuddle, Less Cash"... I doubt I'll want to play on Bearville the way I played with my kids on WK but they are already having more fun on their "free" account there than on the one on WW world where the only entertainment Ganz seems to be put an effort into is trying to convince us to spend more money. Hope to see you guys over at BearsvilleInsider.com
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Old 11-16-2008, 11:22 AM   #46
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I actually go to several different stores to get mine. Hallmark raised their OWN prices in the last twelve months due to popularity. Last year before Christmas, I could buy them for $12.99 at Hallmark, by this past summer, it was $14.99. I assume just because Ganz is saying $1, doesn't mean the retailer is going to up it that. They can up it as much as they want. I could see them doubling that.

I will just have to dump Hallmark and go to the smaller stores if I want to continue to get them (not sure I do at this point). The stores that continue to sell them for $12.99 for the Large and $9.99 for the Lil. But, we will have to see how much of that price hike they choose to pass on to us, the consumer.
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Old 11-17-2008, 07:19 PM   #47
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If all of you guys hate webkinz so much, then why did you join WI in the first place?

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I wish everyone would stop complaining so much.

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Old 11-17-2008, 08:04 PM   #48
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If all of you guys hate webkinz so much, then why did you join WI in the first place?

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I wish everyone would stop complaining so much.
We don't hate webkinz, we are just annoyed with ganz and there immature decisions.
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Old 11-17-2008, 08:30 PM   #49
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OMG this is wrong... the limited too near me sells them for 16.99 already. there is a store that i can get them for 9.99 but they dont get the new releases until the middle of the month . my "regular" store is going out of business.

well thanks for keeping us up to date Justin
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Old 11-17-2008, 08:30 PM   #50
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Ganz shouldn't raise the prices on pets. They need to know that lots of people are short on money and they can't afford high priced gifts. Instead of raising the price how about lowering the price for pets so people will buy more for the holidays. Also, does anyone agree that Ganz should sell retired pets in the e-store? $12.99 for a retired pet is better than $30-$1,200 dollars.
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