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Old 10-17-2007, 06:22 AM   #31
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Default Re: BREAKING NEWS: Third-Party Webkinz World Ads and Free Bee Costume!!

View Post Originally Posted by Liz1209
the eariler you get up the more likely to see it
That was true but not this morning. I was up at 5:25A kinztime (same as my time) and got 1 costume and 1 honey on one account and nothing on the other 3 family accounts I tried. When I got the Bee Costume first try, I got all excited and thought I was fixin to have a click fest. But no way Ganz had my number. cry cry I mean buzz buzz


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Old 10-17-2007, 08:08 AM   #32
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Here a thought: but please note that I'm just trying to see things in a fair way, I'm not picking on anyone.
Could the BEE ads have slowed down or nearly stopped because (which I'm sure, could have been an after thought on their part) they discovered that some people were collecting and exceeding a reasonable amount of them and then turning around and selling them to increase their kinzcash?
IF so...When WEBKINZ gives out costumes and other such things like that in the future... and are afraid that people might abuse there gifts by way of selling them... instead of what they might have intended them to be used for... why don't they just BLOCK the SALE of those items? My grandson try to sell a bingo coupon once, but it could NOT be sold... That way there would be plenty of costumes for everyone (hopefully) now that's only if, that, "maybe or could be" one of the problems for the ads slowing down, of course... Maybe they had a certain amount that was set up to be passed out? If they did, something like that might wotk to make things more fair next time. Just a thought...
I haven't been lucky yet, I hoping to get one costume for each one of my 3 grandson's accounts and one for myself They and I, all love our WEBKINZ!
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I think they should just make the value of the items 1kc. That wouldn't be worth selling.
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Old 10-17-2007, 08:19 AM   #33
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They probably don't want to suddenly make them "no sell" items because then there's no way to get rid of them once the novelty has worn off. Unlike the coupons - you can use them at any time, so they don't need to have a price value.

Especially for the "bee farmers" that got a ridiculous number of costumes before they dropped it to one a day. Some people have 200+ pieces of costumes lying around ... if those all suddenly turned into zero-value-no-sell items, I could see the site crashing a lot.


In the end, they're getting the buzz they wanted from the advertisement, which will probably encourage other people to advertise through Webkinz. Which might not interest US, but that ad revenue will hopefully lead to more improvements on the site.
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Old 10-17-2007, 08:26 AM   #34
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Well, I see they have made it one per IP address per day as it should be or I would prefer 1 per account per day. But I have to admit I wanted more more more.
Bee farmers thats funny.

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Old 10-17-2007, 08:29 AM   #35
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I got 2 costumes in one day.......I sent one to my daughter though. Yeah Me!
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Old 10-17-2007, 09:44 AM   #36
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I guess that's why I am not getting any. Since they changed it to 1 a day. Now is that 1 a day per account??? Cause I got mine but have been trying my children's and can't get them one at all.
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Old 10-17-2007, 09:52 AM   #37
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I really would love two more and Ill be happy. I tried to tell my g/f not to sell them but she sold like 90 costumes. I wish I had the time for that...so far all but two of my babies are in their BEE outfits and they look sooo cute.
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Old 10-17-2007, 10:05 AM   #38
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Could the BEE ads have slowed down or nearly stopped because (which I'm sure, could have been an after thought on their part) they discovered that some people were collecting and exceeding a reasonable amount of them and then turning around and selling them to increase their kinzcash?
I've heard that with this promotion as well as others in the past. But I don't buy it. These are VIRTUAL items. They cost Ganz nothing and they won't "run out of them" so that they need to be rationed.

I firmly believe that they wanted to hype the movie and give their advertiser the most buzz about it that they can. In that regard, they have succeeded. Everybody's talking about the bee costumes.

They were extremely easy to get FOR JUST A FEW HOURS. You've got to know that the kids (and adults here) who saw it all started to email/call/text their friends to tell them. It got everyone talking about it... and we still are. That's what the advertiser paid for, and that's what they got. Brilliant.

Don't kid yourself. This has nothing to do with hoarding, selling, rationing, etc. It has EVERYTHING to do with Webkinz promoting a new movie.

And they've done it brilliantly.

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View Post Originally Posted by dogwmn
Well, I see they have made it one per IP address per day as it should be or I would prefer 1 per account per day. But I have to admit I wanted more more more.
Bee farmers thats funny.
Yes, it seems to be one per day per IP address (or computer -- maybe they're using cookies). I was able to get one this morning at home, and another here at work.

So if you have multiple accounts, log on first today with one account, and then tomorrow, use a different account first.

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Old 10-17-2007, 10:16 AM   #39
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These are VIRTUAL items. They cost Ganz nothing and they won't "run out of them" so that they need to be rationed.
The only thing they might lose out of it is potential "impulse buys" of Webkinz by people who see a rare item coming up and are willing to buy more pets just to quickly get the necessary KinzCash to buy it.

And even that's only from the people who used the Bee Costumes as a quick "money making game." Everyone else is still in the same boat - hoping that store prices don't get inflated because of the Week of the Bees.


In the end, they proved people could be "Pavlov Conditioned" to hunt for ads and click on them. That's worth any amount of KinzCash.
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Old 10-17-2007, 10:26 AM   #40
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They are in fact done by the gateway IP address. This means unless you are on dialup... you can't get more then one a day from the same computer. I wasn't sure if you could get around it by using an anonymous proxy but you might be able to.

I am lucky enought to have to work at 5 different schools all with different ip address so, I can get 6 a day. Although I haven't really tried much as I still have over 150 of them.
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