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MaxxSpider wrote:
For people like myself that don't buy every premium item available as soon as they come out this is an amazing sale.
I had 420 donuts saved up before this sale. I can already see spending them all on the great deals.
I just got the rich Texan and have set a timer on my phone for Sherri and Terri.
After that I don't know what I will get but I think I can get Jimbo and then one character and building combo which I am leaning towards the cat lady or disco Stu. Probably Stu because I have the stonecutter outfit for him.

I think this is really stupid of EA. There are definitely some things I would have considered getting with my saved donuts, but I dont even know when this started, or what prizes I have already missed as I wasnt on when it did start. The only thing I think I may want is Manjula as she will have quests with Apu and the octuplets but I am not getting up at 3 in the morning for it....

People do need to work and sleep etc. Why would EA do something that will guarantee that people wont be spending.

Idiotic!

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  • NeoSEC28
    39609 posts Member
    edited November 2014
    MaxxSpider wrote:
    For people like myself that don't buy every premium item available as soon as they come out this is an amazing sale.
    I had 420 donuts saved up before this sale. I can already see spending them all on the great deals.
    I just got the rich Texan and have set a timer on my phone for Sherri and Terri.
    After that I don't know what I will get but I think I can get Jimbo and then one character and building combo which I am leaning towards the cat lady or disco Stu. Probably Stu because I have the stonecutter outfit for him.

    Glad you liking the deal buddy :D

    Defo go with Disco Stu over the crazy cat lady, more money for your buck with that character :thumbup:

    I'm looking forward to Monday where i can get the new prize ;)
    Volunteer EA Senior Moderator
  • MaxxSpider
    5465 posts Member
    edited November 2014
    MaxxSpider wrote:
    For people like myself that don't buy every premium item available as soon as they come out this is an amazing sale.
    I had 420 donuts saved up before this sale. I can already see spending them all on the great deals.
    I just got the rich Texan and have set a timer on my phone for Sherri and Terri.
    After that I don't know what I will get but I think I can get Jimbo and then one character and building combo which I am leaning towards the cat lady or disco Stu. Probably Stu because I have the stonecutter outfit for him.

    I think this is really stupid of EA. There are definitely some things I would have considered getting with my saved donuts, but I dont even know when this started, or what prizes I have already missed as I wasnt on when it did start. The only thing I think I may want is Manjula as she will have quests with Apu and the octuplets but I am not getting up at 3 in the morning for it....

    People do need to work and sleep etc. Why would EA do something that will guarantee that people wont be spending.

    Idiotic!

    Well if you want a deal enough you would be willing to set a timer and wake up for 2 minutes and get your deal then go back to sleep.
  • Hugemember1
    130 posts
    edited November 2014
    MaxxSpider wrote:
    MaxxSpider wrote:
    For people like myself that don't buy every premium item available as soon as they come out this is an amazing sale.
    I had 420 donuts saved up before this sale. I can already see spending them all on the great deals.
    I just got the rich Texan and have set a timer on my phone for Sherri and Terri.
    After that I don't know what I will get but I think I can get Jimbo and then one character and building combo which I am leaning towards the cat lady or disco Stu. Probably Stu because I have the stonecutter outfit for him.

    I think this is really stupid of EA. There are definitely some things I would have considered getting with my saved donuts, but I dont even know when this started, or what prizes I have already missed as I wasnt on when it did start. The only thing I think I may want is Manjula as she will have quests with Apu and the octuplets but I am not getting up at 3 in the morning for it....

    People do need to work and sleep etc. Why would EA do something that will guarantee that people wont be spending.

    Idiotic!

    Well if you want a deal enough you would be willing to set a timer and wake up for 2 minutes and get your deal then go back to sleep.

    The point I was trying to make was that you cannot always be available to jump online - especially at work - and having a one hour window to get what you want may not be enough, in which case you wont spend the donuts and EA miss out. Thats all.
  • JimJ321
    4206 posts Member
    edited November 2014
    I'm off today until Monday. It is called a long weekend
  • ZennGlenn
    1767 posts Member
    edited November 2014
    :twisted:
    Holy Flurking Black Friday Shnit :!:
    ...Insane Earthlings :mrgreen:

    DJ_KangKodos_zps25c3a75e.jpeg
    ...Well, having already just missed the Texan while doing some other stuff, can share what you'll all learn if not seen in the other thread:
    the items do continue to recycle back into the 24 hour timer... so, the real question is when does it actually end; ...midnight CyberMonday LPNintendo?
    Post edited by Unknown User on
  • MaxxSpider
    5465 posts Member
    edited November 2014
    MaxxSpider wrote:
    MaxxSpider wrote:
    For people like myself that don't buy every premium item available as soon as they come out this is an amazing sale.
    I had 420 donuts saved up before this sale. I can already see spending them all on the great deals.
    I just got the rich Texan and have set a timer on my phone for Sherri and Terri.
    After that I don't know what I will get but I think I can get Jimbo and then one character and building combo which I am leaning towards the cat lady or disco Stu. Probably Stu because I have the stonecutter outfit for him.

    I think this is really stupid of EA. There are definitely some things I would have considered getting with my saved donuts, but I dont even know when this started, or what prizes I have already missed as I wasnt on when it did start. The only thing I think I may want is Manjula as she will have quests with Apu and the octuplets but I am not getting up at 3 in the morning for it....

    People do need to work and sleep etc. Why would EA do something that will guarantee that people wont be spending.

    Idiotic!

    Well if you want a deal enough you would be willing to set a timer and wake up for 2 minutes and get your deal then go back to sleep.

    The point I was trying to make was that you cannot always be available to jump online - especially at work - and having a one hour window to get what you want may not be enough, in which case you wont spend the donuts and EA miss out. Thats all.

    I see your point as well and I am just lucky enough that I can play while at work and I have no problem getting up at night on the weekend.
  • billdoors1533
    303 posts Member
    edited November 2014
    The deals are repeated,... I think it is great if you were planning to get something then find it is even cheaper now
  • xamovo
    296 posts Member
    edited November 2014
    I like that it repeats, but I wish it were like 6 items for 6 hours, then rotate out.
  • drumnman
    1475 posts Member
    edited November 2014
    MaxxSpider wrote:
    MaxxSpider wrote:
    For people like myself that don't buy every premium item available as soon as they come out this is an amazing sale.
    I had 420 donuts saved up before this sale. I can already see spending them all on the great deals.
    I just got the rich Texan and have set a timer on my phone for Sherri and Terri.
    After that I don't know what I will get but I think I can get Jimbo and then one character and building combo which I am leaning towards the cat lady or disco Stu. Probably Stu because I have the stonecutter outfit for him.

    I think this is really stupid of EA. There are definitely some things I would have considered getting with my saved donuts, but I dont even know when this started, or what prizes I have already missed as I wasnt on when it did start. The only thing I think I may want is Manjula as she will have quests with Apu and the octuplets but I am not getting up at 3 in the morning for it....

    People do need to work and sleep etc. Why would EA do something that will guarantee that people wont be spending.

    Idiotic!


    Well if you want a deal enough you would be willing to set a timer and wake up for 2 minutes and get your deal then go back to sleep.

    The point I was trying to make was that you cannot always be available to jump online - especially at work - and having a one hour window to get what you want may not be enough, in which case you wont spend the donuts and EA miss out. Thats all.

    Um, isn't this the exact point of Black Friday deals? Very limited time offers all ganged up at one time? Do you complain about missing out on a $199 TV from Best Buy because you can't get to the store at 6am?

    Regardless, these deals are rotating back through so you have an even greater chance at getting the deal than those insane shoppers trampling each other at Walmart.
  • Hugemember1
    130 posts
    edited November 2014
    JimJ321 wrote:
    I'm off today until Monday. It is called a long weekend

    Not everyone lives in America - typical that you would assume that though!
  • aaronpereira
    10 posts
    edited November 2014
    I love the sale as well! Don't mind spending money for donuts, but mainly for limited time items. With the rebate, it's finally worth getting the regular premium items.
  • drosax1
    4860 posts New member
    edited November 2014
    ZennGlenn wrote:
    :twisted:
    Holy Flurking Black Friday Shnit :!:
    ...Insane Earthlings :mrgreen:

    DJ_KangKodos_zps25c3a75e.jpeg
    ...Well, having already just missed the Texan while doing some other stuff, can share what you'll all likely learn soon enough:
    the items do continue to recycle back into the 24 hour timer... so, the real question is when does it actually end; ...midnight CyberMonday LPNintendo?

    The final deal(the whale) ends on the 1st at 8:01amGMT and the thanksgiving minievent ends on December 2, 2014 at 8am GMT
  • skylarkpilot
    192 posts
    edited November 2014
    Not such a great sale for folk like me that do buy and spend doughnuts on premium items as they come up. There is simply nothing new on offer.
    Yes, I appreciate that I get to sleep through the night whilst everyone else has to slide out of bed at 0300 to buy Lard Lad or whatever, but absolutely nothing new ?
    The only thing I didn't get in time was Krustys Mansion and I don't see that anywhere.
    Bah humbug !
  • vetteeater
    721 posts Member
    edited November 2014
    Thread title is best sale ever when it is actually the worst lol the deals are 20-25% discount. Last year we had 30% and the year before it was 40 or 50% donut discount
  • MaxxSpider
    5465 posts Member
    edited November 2014
    vetteeater wrote:
    Thread title is best sale ever when it is actually the worst lol the deals are 20-25% discount. Last year we had 30% and the year before it was 40 or 50% donut discount

    It is the best
    There was never a 50% discount.
    I still have leftover donuts that I purchased last Xmas and got 20% bonus donuts and now I am getting an extra 25% off of actual items that never go on sale. That equals huge discounts and I even got my iTunes card at 20% off.
    So I think I have maximized my donut value.
  • Homer807
    267 posts
    edited November 2014
    MaxxSpider wrote:
    For people like myself that don't buy every premium item available as soon as they come out this is an amazing sale.
    I had 420 donuts saved up before this sale. I can already see spending them all on the great deals.
    I just got the rich Texan and have set a timer on my phone for Sherri and Terri.
    After that I don't know what I will get but I think I can get Jimbo and then one character and building combo which I am leaning towards the cat lady or disco Stu. Probably Stu because I have the stonecutter outfit for him.

    I think this is really stupid of EA. There are definitely some things I would have considered getting with my saved donuts, but I dont even know when this started, or what prizes I have already missed as I wasnt on when it did start. The only thing I think I may want is Manjula as she will have quests with Apu and the octuplets but I am not getting up at 3 in the morning for it....

    People do need to work and sleep etc. Why would EA do something that will guarantee that people wont be spending.

    Idiotic!

    All prizes will appear 4 times each rotating all weeknd and monday :)
  • Homer807
    267 posts
    edited November 2014
    Bought a boatload today as i realized how much im spending on this game buying a truckload usually and how many extra donuts im missing out on. So i got the ferris wheel, planning on getting stuff like the pet shop,museum of national history,jimbo,manjula,lugash,lotto'n liquor and some decorations :D
  • bradyc79
    1379 posts Member
    edited November 2014
    When I was reading the post last night getting ready for this sale, I did not realize all the times were GMT. I guess the triptophan was really kicking in and I couldn't pay enough attention in my drowsiness. Anyway, I thought getting up at 8:30 AM Est today was fine. When I saw Fiddler listed as the first item, I thought for sure that the list I saw last night was just in the wrong order. But I guess I actually already missed out on the first several items. Which really stinks because those were some of the things I was considering purchasing. D'oh! Now I gotta wait for the rewind on the sale.
  • brookesaywhatx
    729 posts
    edited November 2014
    Not such a great sale for folk like me that do buy and spend doughnuts on premium items as they come up. There is simply nothing new on offer.
    Yes, I appreciate that I get to sleep through the night whilst everyone else has to slide out of bed at 0300 to buy Lard Lad or whatever, but absolutely nothing new ?
    The only thing I didn't get in time was Krustys Mansion and I don't see that anywhere.
    Bah humbug !

    +1. Kind of lame for players that already have the items, they could have at least brought back 1 old item. Oh well, I guess I'll save my donuts for Christmas. :)
  • Homer807
    267 posts
    edited November 2014
    Not such a great sale for folk like me that do buy and spend doughnuts on premium items as they come up. There is simply nothing new on offer.
    Yes, I appreciate that I get to sleep through the night whilst everyone else has to slide out of bed at 0300 to buy Lard Lad or whatever, but absolutely nothing new ?
    The only thing I didn't get in time was Krustys Mansion and I don't see that anywhere.
    Bah humbug !

    +1. Kind of lame for players that already have the items, they could have at least brought back 1 old item. Oh well, I guess I'll save my donuts for Christmas. :)

    *hint hint* gil on monday *hint*
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