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Old 03-09-2011, 02:37 PM   #361
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View Post Originally Posted by abbjs
I think they could solve lots of problems by lowering prices, and supplying more stock to the distributors.....they would make lots more money. AND they should add the lil' kinz line back, they are sooo cute.
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Old 03-09-2011, 03:05 PM   #362
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View Post Originally Posted by GlynnisI
Hmmmm.... well, I'm very glad they are keeping PotM. It wouldn't really make sense to get rid of that, imo. It is a way to get people excited about a pet who is not a new release. And you can even get virtual only versions, which is convenient for both buyer and Ganz.

I have gotten frustrated over the past year that as a collector, I couldn't keep up with all of the releases. I decided for a while that I would only buy the signature pets each month and every now and then get a pet I really liked (or whose item I really liked). The sigs were prettier animals and came with more stuff. They appealed more to my son, who is on the edge to aging out of Webkinz. So, I'm glad there will still be 1 each month. And my wallet will be happier that there are fewer. (tho at 40% off at Justice, they were only $18 each... not so bad)

We've let our Webkinz Jr. account lapse. I have a Jr. with a tag on it and need to go ahead and log it on and revive that account for my little guy to try while it lasts. He's not quite ready for Jr. even. But being ready for Jr. is not that far from being ready to enjoy Webkinz regular. I just hope they don't take away from Webkinz by targeting it too young for me to enjoy. I have a lot invested in it ($ and emotional). I really have no interest in trying the other sites (the tail thing, or whatever).

I imagine that part of this relates to Webkinz's shifting popularity. They are not the newest craze/fad anymore and haven't been for a while. I'd imagine the retailers don't have room to give them shelf space for 8-10 new releases each month, plus unsold older stock. In fact, I found out today that my local Hallmarks are stopping carrying Webkinz altogether. The owner (a friend) told me that they are just not selling well enough anymore. I got a few plushies BOGO, so that's nice, but overall sad.

I've also noticed that NONE of my local retailers have gotten in the March releases. I wonder what is up with that? Justice and Books a Million usually have em by the 3rd of the month at the latest...

Anyway, since I've been going kind of crazy buying Webbies lately, I'm glad overall that Ganz is cutting back monthly releases. I hope they continue to find ways to keep Webkinz vital and successful for years to come.

Now to go edit my GE to hold my End. and small sigs til we figure out the impact this will have in trading...
My books a million has January pets, and not even February! The only thing they are keeping up is the hamsters.
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Old 03-09-2011, 04:14 PM   #363
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It's not ALL available and free to expired accounts, my mum went on hers recently(after about 2 years!) and found she couldn't do much, but play in her room and buy a few w shop items.

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This news comes in perfect timing to Tail Towns launch tomorrow. That is for sure.

I am not in the least bit surprised about Webkinz Jr. That site was HUGE let down.

We paid 36$ for a stuffy..got on the site a total of 3 times. Complete Failure in my books.

As for the other Webkinz sales pitches, as a Canadian consumer, I'm not surprised there either.
Who wants to pay upwards of 35 to 45$ for a stuffed animal with virtual benefits. I don't/didn't.
And, now Ganz has finally listened to the vast majority who who always complain that they
are pushing too much product on us. With free/non expiring accounts what do you expect them to do ??

I'll be happy with the few pets a month. Sad about seeing POTM go but reality check..
why would they continue to produce as much product when they are making WW 'free' (no more expiring accounts).
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Old 03-09-2011, 04:32 PM   #364
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They should end eStore.
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Old 03-09-2011, 05:01 PM   #365
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Aw! I love the Endangered and Small signatures! That doesn't seem fair. They're so cute!
Well, Ganz better make some awesome and cute signatures to make up for it.
Still doesn't seem fair.
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Old 03-09-2011, 05:07 PM   #366
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Yay! The update is much better! Good, I loved the POTM animals!
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Old 03-09-2011, 06:06 PM   #367
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wow. I understand it though, they were making a ton each month

they made some really awesome signatures though
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Old 03-09-2011, 10:20 PM   #368
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Old 03-10-2011, 03:39 AM   #369
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BASMAT, you make a lot of good points. I wanted to point out the one I have in the quote above. (I also like your point about the endangered wallpaper and exclusives.)

Why can't WW change? Why can't the rules change that were set up in the beginning? Why discontinue one of the nicest lines (both plush and virtual) just because they weren't part of the WW "10 commandments"? (I am talking about the endangered signature pets.) Why are some things set in stone?

They are now hiring cheaper programmers for WW (which is very noticeable because they have added games to Webkinz Newz instead of WW. There is less overhead with the programming (and no trophies).) There are more events on WKN now than WW. I have ads disabled on Firefox, so if they are trying to get me over to WKN for the ads, that isn't working for them!

If they are losing revenue for WW, they should look at "WHY?". They should not take our WW $$ and invest in new sites until they get WW glitch free!! Why are they even opening new sites? Like you said, BASMAT, [about the "dysfunctional" WW] "which could be so much more wonderful that there would be no need for two other sites because not many kids or adults would be leaving ww. "..... If only they would fix everything that is broken.... I have been waiting for them to fix Goober's Lab in WW (too much flashing for me--it triggers my migraines). They broke it around the time they added it to the iPhone. Now it works on the iPhone, it works perfectly on WKN, but it is still BROKEN in WW!!!!! I want to win a trophy for this game and you can't do that on the iPhone or on the WKN site!!

Ganz, please fix WW and bring back endangered plush!!

All of this is just my opinion. I liked they way WW was going with the more realistic virtual items given with the endangered signature line. Now, the Creative Director says this was a "mistake" (the walls/floors) and then the line was canceled. I don't hold out much hope for my future enjoyment in WW and I won't be "switching" to another website run by Ganz!

YOU SAID IT WELL SNOW,........

you know, this was too big a change to the customer to leave to rumor or to 'let it slip out' so that the cd didnt have to do the dirty work. he let it get out that was the easiest way FOR HIM. he let ameriwade have to field inquiries from the likes of me..............make him scramble for an answer............. and he sits pretty in his black leather chair giving non-answers. this was too big a thing to NOT TELL THE CUSTOMER. many of us preorder and budget so we need to know whats going on, and not on THE VERY MONTH something will be discontinued. its disrespectful and rude to the retailer, the customer and the ganz cs reps. and to not even ask us about our opinions about any of the wallpaper and such just makes me soooooooooo glad he is not in a real position of life-and-death choices........................ because there would be another dictator on the planet.

if ww were run as it should be from the start , then webkinz world would be the only "amazing world" that would be needed.
i dont know what happened to my post but it merged the quote ...............here is what i said:


YOU SAID IT WELL SNOW,........

you know, this was too big a change to the customer to leave to rumor or to 'let it slip out' so that the cd didnt have to do the dirty work. he let it get out that was the easiest way FOR HIM. he let ameriwade have to field inquiries from the likes of me..............make him scramble for an answer............. and he sits pretty in his black leather chair giving non-answers. this was too big a thing to NOT TELL THE CUSTOMER. many of us preorder and budget so we need to know whats going on, and not on THE VERY MONTH something will be discontinued. its disrespectful and rude to the retailer, the customer and the ganz cs reps. and to not even ask us about our opinions about any of the wallpaper and such just makes me soooooooooo glad he is not in a real position of life-and-death choices........................ because there would be another dictator on the planet.


if ww were run as it should be from the start , then webkinz world would be the only "amazing world" that would be needed.

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I got SO SCARED when they said there would be no more POTM!!!!!!! Even though I'm sad about the signatures , I'm relieved they're keeping POTM! That would have been SO BAD, Ganz......
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