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Thanks for screwing the loyal customers who preordered...

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Ralph King-Griffin
Lords.Of.Midnight
The Devil's Warrior Alliance
#41 - 2013-12-22 22:06:58 UTC
Ishtanchuk Fazmarai wrote:
Shameless money-grabbing before October.
Now more shameless money grabbing (& layoffs) before the end of the year.

Oh my, I so much want to see CCP's financial statements for 2013... Cool

You sure about that.

Hasikan Miallok
Republic University
Minmatar Republic
#42 - 2013-12-22 22:40:39 UTC
sooo ... do people buying this xmas discount product get the preorder bonuses ?
Captain Tardbar
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Caldari State
#43 - 2013-12-22 23:15:18 UTC
Look. I don't know where you got this idea that CCP was a decent and ethical company.

Sure I gave them money before, but doesn't mean I think highly of them.

I mean I give the IRS money too. Doesn't mean I particularly like them too.

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Kate stark
#44 - 2013-12-22 23:17:24 UTC
Hasikan Miallok wrote:
sooo ... do people buying this xmas discount product get the preorder bonuses ?

no

Yay, this account hasn't had its signature banned. or its account, if you're reading this.

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#45 - 2013-12-23 00:25:08 UTC
kraiklyn Asatru wrote:
Seriously WTH are you thinking.

People preordered half a year ahead of time and within months you slash the price by a third. Last time I will ever do preorder something with CCP and I assume many customers will feel the same.



Psst... they did reward those who pre-ordered the CE. With all that fancy pre-order stuff that no one gets from the CE sale. If that isn't rewarding customer loyalty, dunno what is. Seems like everyone has to gripe about something these days.
Tiberius StarGazer
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Caldari State
#46 - 2013-12-23 01:18:17 UTC  |  Edited by: Tiberius StarGazer
Dunno, the ca-3 and ca-4 implants I got along with the tattoo, the thrasher and some other bits and bobs I got as part of the preorder will pay for enough plex to make up the change in price....
JSquared
Quantum Warfare Research and Development
#47 - 2013-12-23 03:57:29 UTC
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Seriously WTH are you thinking.


They where/are thinking that they made these things and they need to sell them. The price will continue to drop until they are all sold. Try not to be so sore about being the sucker that made the CHOICE to buy something at a give price at a give time.

No where on the box does it say "price fixed at a stupidly high number, never to change" If you ask me.. it's STILL too high by half... so I just won't buy it. You could have employed the same choice yourself.

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People preordered half a year ahead of time and within months you slash the price by a third.


Uh.. yea. Train your marketing skill up a few levels. (in and out of game) Don't you know how things work by now?

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Last time I will ever do preorder something with CCP


Well good.. that settles that then doesn't it? Why tell us about it? This is a marketing thing, not a CCP thing. You will figure that out eventually.

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and I assume many customers will feel the same.


I suppose your next lesson in life needs to be about assuming things...but.. one lesson at a time huh?

Zeva Vyllshan
Serpent's Maw Solutions
#48 - 2013-12-23 05:26:15 UTC
To be fair, pre-ordering is a loyalty expression by the consumer.

It's investing in the organization and, historically, making sure you got your copy of the game on release day (no longer relevant usually).

If you want to be thrifty, buy during a sale or, where applicable, when it filters onto Ebay and etc.

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DaReaper
Net 7
Cannon.Fodder
#49 - 2013-12-23 05:34:36 UTC
So do you complain if you go to say best buy and pre-order a game/movie, then they slash the price in 3 months?

If you do and if you think they care, then i have a bridge in New York to sell you

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Felicity Love
Doomheim
#50 - 2013-12-23 06:06:41 UTC  |  Edited by: Felicity Love
kraiklyn Asatru wrote:
Seriously WTH are you thinking.

People preordered half a year ahead of time and within months you slash the price by a third. Last time I will ever do preorder something with CCP and I assume many customers will feel the same.


Like you didn't expect this?

Grrrrr, "Greed Is Good", and so forth.

Shocked

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Felicity Love
Doomheim
#51 - 2013-12-23 06:08:44 UTC
Zeva Vyllshan wrote:
To be fair, pre-ordering is a loyalty expression by the consumer.



"1984", much ?

Roll



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Pius Rova
Doomheim
#52 - 2013-12-23 07:30:22 UTC  |  Edited by: Pius Rova
TharOkha
0asis Group
#53 - 2013-12-23 07:50:35 UTC
Do you have Steam dude? New game costs 50 eur, 6 months later -50%.

It is market.
Remiel Pollard
Shock Treatment Ministries
#54 - 2013-12-23 07:54:28 UTC
Wait... people still pre-order stuff??

Kinda thought that was outta everyone's systems by now.

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Zeva Vyllshan
Serpent's Maw Solutions
#55 - 2013-12-23 08:26:38 UTC
Felicity Love wrote:
Zeva Vyllshan wrote:
To be fair, pre-ordering is a loyalty expression by the consumer.



"1984", much ?

Roll





I'm a fan of that book, and have read it many times over the years.

Over the years, I've seen many real life events related to it. Some accurate, some ridiculous.

After about 3 minutes of my life that I'll never get back, I'm still left clueless as to the relation you were trying to make there. Is there a hidden edition I'm not aware of, that delves into the evils of people showing support for a business via monetary means?

Because that's exactly what pre-orders and collectors editions are.

Now, back to reality...

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Toshiro Ozuwara
Perkone
#56 - 2013-12-23 08:30:11 UTC
I am really mad about this. Super mad.

It didn't take long to locate the tracking beacon, deep inside the quarters for sleepin' They thought they could get away Not today, it's not the way that this kid plays

Grunanca
Brutor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#57 - 2013-12-23 09:18:00 UTC
kraiklyn Asatru wrote:
It isn't that I mind paying 150$ for the collectors edition, I just think it is a **** move especially since it was clearly in CCPs best interest to have had people preorder. Something I clearly wont do next time, this isn't 'long' after it was released, people preordered a long time ahead or even bought it in the past two months at full price and to then slash the price by a full third 2 months after release is excessive and certainly doens't reward customer loyalty.


No more mystery codes for you then. I ordered back at preorder and the product you get now is not the same as back then... So why care? Stop complaining all the time, if ccp and eve is so unfair, you know where the door is.
Nocturnal Phantom
Ministry of War
Amarr Empire
#58 - 2013-12-23 10:59:58 UTC
...But but mom this is not fair!
Sable Moran
Moran Light Industries
#59 - 2013-12-23 11:17:10 UTC
kraiklyn Asatru wrote:
... lost with a lot of people ...


I really really wish people wouldn't say that.

Please only speak for yourself or provide proof that you have made a scientifically sound gallup to back up your claims.

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Krixtal Icefluxor
INLAND EMPIRE Galactic
#60 - 2013-12-23 12:47:19 UTC
Captain Tardbar wrote:


I mean I give the IRS money too. Doesn't mean I particularly like them too.


Actually, they took it by extortion, but we understand the sentiment. Big smile

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