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Old 04-02-2009, 01:44 AM   #1
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The Webkinz eStore is back up from it's extended maintenance and there are some big changes to report:

First, as we suspected, the "Webkinz eStore" has been renamed the "Ganz eStore", and the web address of the site has been changed. To celebrate this change, Ganz is holding a special sale for the next two days, with different items available for purchase at different times. For a complete list of items available for sale, including the new Playland Ball Pool, please check out the eStore listing: https://www.ganzestore.com/product/71/131

Starting today, to shop at the eStore customers must first convert their dollars to "eStore points". Points and dollars exchange at a rate of 10,000 points per $10.00 US, and they can be purchased in 10,000 increments. Anyone who signs up for one of the Deluxe Memberships we told you about yesterday gets a certain about of extra points each month that can be used toward eStore purchases. More details about the Deluxe Membership can be found at the eStore: https://www.ganzestore.com/membershipcategory

And, as many of you have suspected, it looks like once the Webkinz Jr. website goes live, adoption codes will be available for purchase at the eStore. According to the site, "Webkinz Jr Pet Codes are to be used in the Parent's Area on webkinzjr.com." There is no word yet on what these "virtual only" Webkinz Jr. codes will cost.
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I found this ad at the new Ganz store thought it was interesting. You can not click on it like you can the others. Could it be they are going ot selll super beds now?
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im not sure i like the points thing. if i wanted an estore pet i paid $12.50 now i have to pay $20 just to have enough points. sounds like ganz is trying to make more money
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im not sure i like the points thing. if i wanted an estore pet i paid $12.50 now i have to pay $20 just to have enough points. sounds like ganz is trying to make more money
I agree. This is kind of crazy that we now have to pay more than what the item we wanted cost. I do not think I am going to like this idea. So, if we buy a membership does that mean we first have to buy 50,000 points. Because if so that is an extra $5 right there. I am lucky when we can afford to buy an online item, but now to have to spend more than what we even want costs us. Oh well I guess maybe this is a sign telling us to move on and save money instead of to waste it. This points thing is a nice wake-up call for me. I guess it may help me to get my priorities straightened out.

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I found this ad at the new Ganz store thought it was interesting. You can not click on it like you can the others. Could it be they are going ot selll super beds now?
I am starting to wonder if they don't like their own thing they designed, the trading room. It seems like they are just trying to get people to buy all their items at the e-store so that they will not trade anymore, because most e-store items can not be traded. The main reason a lot of people trade is to get super beds, now if you can just buy them at the e-store, what would be the purpose of trading. Who knows.

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I agree. This is kind of crazy that we now have to pay more than what the item we wanted cost. I do not think I am going to like this idea. So, if we buy a membership does that mean we first have to buy 50,000 points. Because if so that is an extra $5 right there. I am lucky when we can afford to buy an online item, but now to have to spend more than what we even want costs us. Oh well I guess maybe this is a sign telling us to move on and save money instead of to waste it. This points thing is a nice wake-up call for me. I guess it may help me to get my priorities straightened out.



I am starting to wonder if they don't like their own thing they designed, the trading room. It seems like they are just trying to get people to buy all their items at the e-store so that they will not trade anymore, because most e-store items can not be traded. The main reason a lot of people trade is to get super beds, now if you can just buy them at the e-store, what would be the purpose of trading. Who knows.
Hi all. I have thought over all of this again. I now feel much differently than I did earlier when I posted this. After reviewing what all of the membership benefits including e-store bonus points awarded to you monthly. I now have a positive opinion on this topic. I think this is going to be great and can not wait to buy an annual family membership.

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I've been up for almost 2 hours, reading all the info on the Ganz site about the changes tot he estore and the points thing and all that. Then I came on here and read everything that everyone had to say about the deluxe membership and the estore.

I'm going to let you know how things worked BEFORE the estore changes for me and how they work AFTER the changes.

1st I just have to say: I don't have a normal credit card. In the past I've always purchased a gift Visa or Mastercard card. It's always worked in the past, no problems. I'm also Canadian so I have to pay tax and exchange on virtual items.

BEFORE:
Purchase $25 gift card Visa (or MC) (+ activation fee)
Go to eStore
Add 1 virtual pet for $12.50 and $5 item (or several charms) to cart
Fill out info
Total (incl. tax and exchange) comes to $23 plus change
Walk away very HAPPY with new virtual pet and charms YAY ME!

AFTER
Purchase $25 gift Visa (or MC) (+activation fee)
Go to GanzStore
Add 10,000 Ganz points to cart
Fill out info
Total (incl tax and exchange) comes to $13.38
Walk away very SAD with NO virtual pet

So now, for me to even buy 1 virtual pet, I need to buy a minimum $50 gift Visa. That will allow me to purchase 30,000 Ganz points.
This is an EXTREME inconvenience to me as I can usually afford the $25 card to get whatever virtual pet I want, but I cannot always afford the $50 card!!!! And what's worse, I sent hubby to get me a $50 gift Visa and he came back with 2 $25 ones instead - so while this totals the same $50, because it is split up and I am limited by the cards' limits - I can only purchase a total of 20,000 Ganz points and can only walk away with 1 virtual pet!!!!

Sometimes being Canadian ***** BIGTIME!!!

Ganz could easily fix this if they allowed for 5,000 points to be purchased, or have the blocks as 10,000, 15,000, 20,000, 25,000, etc....
Also, as a side note, I was considering a Deluxe Membership, but after taxes and exchange, it will cost me $60.16!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I've supported the estore in the past, as I have 3 virtual pets and an assortment of charms and estore items.

I just don't know if it's worth it anymore....
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I don't think I like the change to points. I feel like Ganz is trying to get mor of my money. Yes I know they are in the business to make money. I have purchased 3 e- store pets , a bed and charms for me and my 5 kids so we could play the games. Having to purchase in $10 at a time means that they hold on to my money with out intrest until spend it. If I want to but a 12.50 e-store pet it now costs me a min. of $21.00 with taxes and Ganz gets to hold on to my other 8.50 until I spend more money on points just to use up my account. AARGH.......

Does any know if the points expire after a certian time?
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I'm so sad about this new system they have.....in order to "buy" an online pet you need to get the $20 level estore points......which for me would be about $24 CAD. I could buy like 2 webkinz for that amount. I'll definitely have to rethink my decision to get the yellow bunny when it is released
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I had the same thoughts immediately like the rest of you. No longer can you just purchase 1 e-store pet. You have to spend $20 + tax instead of $12.50 like before. I personally don't buy e-store items but I have purchased the pets. But, I won't be doing that anymore. Even if I wanted 2 pets, it used to cost me $25, but now Ganz is requiring me to spend $30 + tax. I don't want to spend an extra $5 on items. This stinks!
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Old 04-02-2009, 08:47 AM   #10
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BUYER BEWARE:

I just purchased the yearly family upgrade ($45) and although all accounts did get a wish token and yellow box, OUR ACCOUNTS DID NOT EXTEND FOR A YEAR! We still need to purchase one pet a year per account in order to keep our accounts active. If I had known this I would NOT have purchased this upgrade. Now we know...
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