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Plex prices math is wrong.

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Crixus Sarum
Death Rabbit Ky Oneida
#1 - 2016-07-29 16:19:22 UTC
The listed prices.
1 PLEX
£14.44

BUY
2 PLEX
Save £8.49
£25.49

BUY
MOST POPULAR
6 PLEX
Save £25.45
£76.49


Now if one plex is 14.44

X2 should = £28.88. Thats a saving of £3.39 not £8.49???


X6 plex should cost £86.64. Thats a saving of £10.15. Not £25.49.

Any explanation for this?
Drago Shouna
Doomheim
#2 - 2016-07-29 16:21:41 UTC
There's 15% off packages atm, so the savings are probably related to the full price, not the sale prices.

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Crixus Sarum
Death Rabbit Ky Oneida
#3 - 2016-07-29 16:36:44 UTC
Drago Shouna wrote:
There's 15% off packages atm, so the savings are probably related to the full price, not the sale prices.


If that were true a saving would be listed on the single plex price. Even then its very very sloppy advertisement / pricing
Drago Shouna
Doomheim
#4 - 2016-07-29 16:59:51 UTC  |  Edited by: Drago Shouna
Agreed..Looking at the 2 plex price of £25.49.

If you then x that by 3 for the 6 plex price it works out at £76.47.

So it's actually cheaper to buy 3x2 plex packages as you then save 2p, buying the 6 pack saves you 0. In fact it's 2p dearer.

As you said, where they get the savings figures from I have no idea.

Solecist Project...." They refuse to play by the rules and laws of the game and use it as excuse ..." " They don't care about how you play as long as they get to play how they want."

Welcome to EVE.

Memphis Baas
#5 - 2016-07-29 17:14:30 UTC  |  Edited by: Memphis Baas
People keep bringing this up every time there's a PLEX sale.

The current promotion is 15% off compared to the regular prices of the plex PACKAGES, not compared to the regular price of a single plex, or compared to the leftmost price in that list.

So CCP has ALWAYS had the following pricing scheme:

- 1 PLEX = $20
- 2 PLEX = $35
- 6, 12, 24 PLEX = multiples of the 2 PLEX price, no extra savings compared to the 2 PLEX price.

So, with the promotion, they applied the 15% off the regular price for the 1 PLEX package, and they applied 15% off the regular price for the 2 PLEX package, and 15% off the regular price for the 6 PLEX package, and so on.

That's why it's like that.

It's because the "base" price is the 2-PLEX package, not the 1 PLEX package. The 1 PLEX package costs more, relatively. To incentivize you to buy 2 instead of just 1.
Dirty Forum Alt
Forum Alts Anonymous
#6 - 2016-07-29 17:18:46 UTC
Memphis Baas wrote:
People keep bringing this up every time there's a PLEX sale.

The current promotion is 15% off compared to the regular prices of the plex PACKAGES, not compared to the regular price of a single plex, or compared to the leftmost price in that list.

So CCP has ALWAYS had the following pricing scheme:

- 1 PLEX = $20
- 2 PLEX = $35
- 6, 12, 24 PLEX = multiples of the 2 PLEX price, no extra savings compared to the 2 PLEX price.

So, with the promotion, they applied the 15% off the regular price for the 1 PLEX package, and they applied 15% off the regular price for the 2 PLEX package, and 15% off the regular price for the 6 PLEX package, and so on.

That's why it's like that.

It's because the "base" price is the 2-PLEX package, not the 1 PLEX package. The 1 PLEX package costs more, relatively. To incentivize you to buy 2 instead of just 1.

Though it is ironic that they round *up* in their multiples of 2 - so every package above 2 generally costs a little more than just buying 2 plex over and over again. Lol

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Crixus Sarum
Death Rabbit Ky Oneida
#7 - 2016-07-29 17:57:31 UTC
Memphis Baas wrote:
People keep bringing this up every time there's a PLEX sale.

.


That is a clear indication that its poorly advertised and confusing / misleading. Makes it worst if they still havnt fixed it
Wanda Fayne
#8 - 2016-07-29 18:43:35 UTC
Well at least you didn't complain that you bought Plex last week and got ripped off now that they are on sale this week...Blink

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Nevyn Auscent
Broke Sauce
#9 - 2016-07-29 20:40:11 UTC
Crixus Sarum wrote:

That is a clear indication that its poorly advertised and confusing / misleading. Makes it worst if they still haven't fixed it

Or that people have no ability to think for themselves for two seconds before posting a thread and work out what it might be going on about.
Crixus Sarum
Death Rabbit Ky Oneida
#10 - 2016-07-29 22:32:52 UTC
Nevyn Auscent wrote:
Crixus Sarum wrote:

That is a clear indication that its poorly advertised and confusing / misleading. Makes it worst if they still haven't fixed it

Or that people have no ability to think for themselves for two seconds before posting a thread and work out what it might be going on about.


Or, the people who want our money can do that for us? It's clearly something that should be made to be more clear. You know it your just trolling
Nevyn Auscent
Broke Sauce
#11 - 2016-07-29 22:40:51 UTC
Crixus Sarum wrote:


Or, the people who want our money can do that for us? It's clearly something that should be made to be more clear. You know it your just trolling

No, what you are complaining about is standard marketing practice, and they've done the maths and told you what the discount on the packages is.
Elenahina
No.Mercy
Triumvirate.
#12 - 2016-07-30 02:39:35 UTC
Crixus Sarum wrote:
Nevyn Auscent wrote:
Crixus Sarum wrote:

That is a clear indication that its poorly advertised and confusing / misleading. Makes it worst if they still haven't fixed it

Or that people have no ability to think for themselves for two seconds before posting a thread and work out what it might be going on about.


Or, the people who want our money can do that for us? It's clearly something that should be made to be more clear. You know it your just trolling


Why would they?

Seriously stop and think about it. They want you to spend money - as much as you can bear to part with. Not just CCP - every company that's in the business of making a profit. It's not uncommon for me to go to the store and find a large container of a product (say tuna) "on sale" for the price of two smaller ones - but if I buy the two smaller ones, I get more tuna for the same price. People see the word SALE and their brains shut off.

But it is literally against CCP's (or any company's) best interest to point this out to you. If you want to figure out the best deal for you, figure it out - don't depend on the kindness of strangers to do it for you.

Eve is like an addiction; you can't quit it until it quits you. Also, iderno

Vortexo VonBrenner
Doomheim
#13 - 2016-07-30 17:01:30 UTC
Crixus Sarum wrote:

Or, the people who want our money can do that for us?
It's clearly something that should be made to be more clear. You know it your just trolling


Do people really think CCP doesn't have their product pricing figured out and they are catching CCP's terrible mistake? Evidently so. CCP (or any company) is under no obligation to explain it to you. Deduce it for yourself. Carpe Diem, freind (and CCP isn't even trying to trick anybody with this, it is very commercially standard).







Memphis Baas
#14 - 2016-07-31 13:12:14 UTC
Crixus Sarum wrote:
It's clearly something that should be made to be more clear.


It's a sales promotion created by a Marketing department. Such things are NEVER clear. Most come with pages of small print at the bottom, and with disclaimers. They're always aimed at getting more money out of the customer.

The essence of sales is:

Never offer the perfect deal;
Always add an "annoyance" (increased price on some of the items, or discounts only if you buy in huge bulk, etc.).
But not big enough to discourage people from buying your product.

So, you want PLEX? You want discounted PLEX?
That's the deal. Expires tomorrow.
Are you going to refuse to buy, and burn Jita because of "inconsistencies" in the pricing scheme?


KaarBaak
Squirrel Team
#15 - 2016-08-01 19:58:58 UTC
I think I heard something similar in a movie once...


Quote:

All right, PLEX, PLEX, PLEX! Come on in PLEX lovers!

Here at the CCP Twister we're slashing PLEX in half!

Give us an offer on our vast selection of PLEX, this is a PLEX blow out!

All right, we got white PLEX, black PLEX, Spanish PLEX, yellow PLEX, we got hot PLEX, cold PLEX, we got wet PLEX, we got [sniffs] smelly PLEX, we got hairy PLEX, bloody PLEX, we got snappin' PLEX, we got silk PLEX, velvet PLEX, nagahide PLEX, we even got horse PLEX, dog PLEX, chicken PLEX! Come on, you want PLEX, come on in, PLEX lovers!

If we don't got it, you don't want it!

Come on in, PLEX lovers!


KB

Dum Spiro Spero

William Legrand-Marx
Nemesis Ad Astra
RUST415
#16 - 2016-08-02 12:58:03 UTC  |  Edited by: William Legrand-Marx
Crixus Sarum wrote:
The listed prices.
1 PLEX
£14.44

BUY
2 PLEX
Save £8.49
£25.49

BUY
MOST POPULAR
6 PLEX
Save £25.45
£76.49


Now if one plex is 14.44

X2 should = £28.88. Thats a saving of £3.39 not £8.49???


X6 plex should cost £86.64. Thats a saving of £10.15. Not £25.49.

Any explanation for this?


It's a CCP scam. Sorry to tell you that...

The logic of discount on bunches is the more you buy the more you save which is not true in this case.

There is nothing worthy in this world even if others think it is worth something...

William Legrand-Marx
Nemesis Ad Astra
RUST415
#17 - 2016-08-02 13:04:24 UTC  |  Edited by: William Legrand-Marx
Vortexo VonBrenner wrote:
Crixus Sarum wrote:

Or, the people who want our money can do that for us?
It's clearly something that should be made to be more clear. You know it your just trolling


Do people really think CCP doesn't have their product pricing figured out and they are catching CCP's terrible mistake? Evidently so. CCP (or any company) is under no obligation to explain it to you. Deduce it for yourself. Carpe Diem, freind (and CCP isn't even trying to trick anybody with this, it is very commercially standard).


Wew lad, tell me more where you got that idea. Because if someone messes up simple math then it is bad for company as people gonna buy a more optimal price version, if it was made intentionally then they are scamming those who don't see well and fall for the trap which is a bad. very bad thing for reputation and can go for long.

OR even worse, they did it unintentionally and they suffer from it themselves, due optimal pack sales increase and because players think CCP is dishonorable scammer group which did it on purpose.

  • Also the old logic behnd the idea is not the one you used but the one where the more you buy the more you save which is not the case as OP indicated.


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    There is nothing worthy in this world even if others think it is worth something...

    Vortexo VonBrenner
    Doomheim
    #18 - 2016-08-02 16:03:30 UTC
    William Legrand-Marx wrote:
    Vortexo VonBrenner wrote:
    Crixus Sarum wrote:

    Or, the people who want our money can do that for us?
    It's clearly something that should be made to be more clear. You know it your just trolling


    Do people really think CCP doesn't have their product pricing figured out and they are catching CCP's terrible mistake? Evidently so. CCP (or any company) is under no obligation to explain it to you. Deduce it for yourself. Carpe Diem, freind (and CCP isn't even trying to trick anybody with this, it is very commercially standard).


    Wew lad, tell me more where you got that idea. Because if someone messes up simple math then it is bad for company as people gonna buy a more optimal price version, if it was made intentionally then they are scamming those who don't see well and fall for the trap which is a bad. very bad thing for reputation and can go for long.

    OR even worse, they did it unintentionally and they suffer from it themselves, due optimal pack sales increase and because players think CCP is dishonorable scammer group which did it on purpose.

  • Also the old logic behnd the idea is not the one you used but the one where the more you buy the more you save which is not the case as OP indicated.


  • What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?

    I am properly defeated by your crushing use of emojis and blast of scathing logic. I shall now leave immediately for Nepal, where I intend to live as a goat.
    William Legrand-Marx
    Nemesis Ad Astra
    RUST415
    #19 - 2016-08-02 16:07:52 UTC
    Vortexo VonBrenner wrote:
    William Legrand-Marx wrote:
    Vortexo VonBrenner wrote:
    Crixus Sarum wrote:

    Or, the people who want our money can do that for us?
    It's clearly something that should be made to be more clear. You know it your just trolling


    Do people really think CCP doesn't have their product pricing figured out and they are catching CCP's terrible mistake? Evidently so. CCP (or any company) is under no obligation to explain it to you. Deduce it for yourself. Carpe Diem, freind (and CCP isn't even trying to trick anybody with this, it is very commercially standard).


    Wew lad, tell me more where you got that idea. Because if someone messes up simple math then it is bad for company as people gonna buy a more optimal price version, if it was made intentionally then they are scamming those who don't see well and fall for the trap which is a bad. very bad thing for reputation and can go for long.

    OR even worse, they did it unintentionally and they suffer from it themselves, due optimal pack sales increase and because players think CCP is dishonorable scammer group which did it on purpose.

  • Also the old logic behnd the idea is not the one you used but the one where the more you buy the more you save which is not the case as OP indicated.


  • What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?What?

    I am properly defeated by your crushing use of emojis and blast of scathing logic. I shall now leave immediately for Nepal, where I intend to live as a goat.


    Better be Lama in Peru...

    There is nothing worthy in this world even if others think it is worth something...

    Serene Repose
    #20 - 2016-08-02 18:49:13 UTC
    Wait! I've been incentivized... *lights a cig*

    We must accommodate the idiocracy.

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