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PSA: guinea packs in premium shop are a ripoff

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Both the 5 pack and the 20 pack cost more than if you individually bought the single guinea 5 or 20 times. 

It's only a few pennies... But pretty lame of them to squeeze out a few more pennies when usually the bigger the bundle the more discount there is. 

To me it's shows the single guinea costs 1.25 cdn

The 5 pack costs 6.29 cdn (4 cents more than buying them singly) 

The 20 pack costs 25.19 cdn (19 cents more than buying singly and 3 cents more than buying 4 packs of 5)

However buying a bunch singly is more likely for your cc company to cut you off for fear of fraudulent activity. 

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Its genius really, no US bank would allow 20 international purchases....

 

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@Ducky_shot yeah in US, you lose $0.01 per Guinea if you don’t count the first one vs buying them one at a time. Kind of odd. I’d expect it to have at least a tiny savings if you purchase a larger pack. Not worth it to me but still.

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1 minute ago, APA_204 said:

Its genius really, no US bank would allow 20 international purchases....

 

Scamming us 19 cents at a time!! :Smile_teethhappy:

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Also getting Cossack from the shop is more expensive than buying the Guineas for her. You only lose the XP missions.

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4 minutes ago, Kapitan_Wuff said:

Isn't the purchase one guinea a one time option? Ie one per person.

Haven't tried it to know. I knew w the special deal 10 pack is one time only and listed as such. I don't see that message on any of the others... 

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You can buy 10 guineas for $0.99 under the specials tab, it’s a one time option but yes the rest are rip offs. 

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3 minutes ago, Ducky_shot said:

Haven't tried it to know. I knew w the special deal 10 pack is one time only and listed as such. I don't see that message on any of the others... 

I haven't looked closely either, but in the past, they have sold the one pack that is the cheapest and only one per account. I assume that is the case here, but... it is WG so... who the [edited] really knows lol

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I looked under special and there wasn't a 10 for $1????????????????????

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7 minutes ago, evilleMonkeigh said:

I found the 10 guineas for $1 quite reasonable, actually.

It is, but the regular packs are the ones I am referencing here. 

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I found it,,,,the trick is you have to be logged in on the premium to see the deal!!!

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Considering I was having difficulties purchasing the 10 for 0.99 USD because my CCC blocked it, I would say: bloody genius. I did manage to purchase the 10, but my gosh was it a pain. And because it is only a few cents, maximum difference of 0.39 USD for the 40x bundle, most people probably wouldn't care.

 

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4 minutes ago, Counter_Gambit said:

Considering I was having difficulties purchasing the 10 for 0.99 USD because my CCC blocked it, I would say: bloody genius. I did manage to purchase the 10, but my gosh was it a pain. And because it is only a few cents, maximum difference of 0.39 USD for the 40x bundle, most people probably wouldn't care.

 

I don't really either, it just seems sort of backwards. 

So basically they are charging you for convenience rather than discounting for buying in bulk. 

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1 minute ago, Ducky_shot said:

I don't really either, it just seems sort of backwards. 

So basically they are charging you for convenience rather than discounting for buying in bulk. 

Now I know why WG doesn't let you order multiple things at the same time.

It was all prep for this moment. Where the penny pinching WG overloards would steal our pennies :)

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25 minutes ago, HazeGrayUnderway said:

You guys are worrying about Guinea when there's a New Guinea out there!

Quick we should invest before Ivan beats us to it!

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9 hours ago, Captain_Kylere said:

I think they stole the idea of getting rich a few cents at a time from one of the old Superman movies :-)

 

That or they recently watched hackers.

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13 hours ago, fbrrhd said:

I looked under special and there wasn't a 10 for $1????????????????????

Only in the on-line Shop and only when you're logged in.

 

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12 hours ago, Counter_Gambit said:

Considering I was having difficulties purchasing the 10 for 0.99 USD because my CCC blocked it, I would say: bloody genius. I did manage to purchase the 10, but my gosh was it a pain.

Get Paypal.  Use Paypal.  So easy.

 

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14 hours ago, evilleMonkeigh said:

I found the 10 guineas for $1 quite reasonable, actually.

More marketing psych tricks.

It's meant for you to:

1) Jump at the opportunity to get a "great" deal

2) See something cheap and hopefully make a first purchase in the premium shop - research indicates that after you convince a player to make a first purchase, it's much easier to turn them into a heavier payer.

Keep in mind that due to the event structure, the discount isn't really 90%. Guineas aren't used for anything other than buying Cossack. In practice, this discount may be worth as little as 50%, if you intended on completing all the missions anyway and only needed 2 Guineas.

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15 hours ago, Ducky_shot said:

Scamming us 19 cents at a time!! :Smile_teethhappy:

A Guinea traditionally included the auctioneers commission, being £0.05p on every £1.00p, ergo a Guinea was £1.05p, with the seller taking the £1.00p multiples and the auctioneer taking the £0.05p multiples.

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