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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 78
08-31-2010, 09:56 AM
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Originally Posted by NeoNoir View Post
No, because (in this theoretical scenario) I wouldn't have bought those superfluous 300 CP if Cryptic hadn't forced me to overpay in order to get the Excelsior.

If the buyer wouldn't have bought extra CPs in the first place, then they have to be tacked onto the cost of whatever it is the buyer wants. If they happen to get anything with it, because that beats having a bunch of CPs you had no choice in getting lying around doing nothing, at best that's like getting an extra thrown into the purchase price.

The Gamestop edition of STO is $20. It's not $10 plus $10 for the TOS Constitution that is packaged with it.
Yeah that's one of my biggest complaints with point systems. Things are purposely priced so that you have to over buy points to encourage you to buy more and spend more.

One of the things that drove me crazy on Xbox Live. Thankfully with my PS3 I get charged exactly what I pay for with real money not points (as long as it's over $5).