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# 1 Gifting C-Store Purchases
08-03-2010, 09:19 AM
I'd like to be able to use my C-Store points to purchase items for my friends - things I would never buy for myself, and that they would never pay money for, but which I am willing to buy for them.

Sound odd? Yes, but consider how many stores out there live off this type of sale... the entire concept of a "gag gift" is unthinkable if people only bought what they or their friends actually wanted, to say nothing of Christmas shopping and birthday gifts. And yes, I know you've had your eye on that Golden Tribble for a while...

It seems like a win-win situation, really:
  • Players get to buy gifts for their friends
  • Cryptic makes sales that they might not have otherwise

The only potential downside I can see is security-related:
  • Increased potential for damage if a security breach occurs (account hacked/stolen -> C-Store credits purchased using cached payment info -> Items "Gifted" to people via third-party site coordinated transactions)
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# 2
08-03-2010, 06:57 PM
Or maybe they were an awesome fleet member or really helped them out and wanted to show gratitude.
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# 3
08-04-2010, 09:53 AM
I really like this idea!!
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# 4
08-21-2010, 11:36 AM
I really like this idea. As a Fleet Admiral for First Starfleet Regiment I want to be able to in some way reward my fleet for above and beyond the call of duty. I feel as though this would be a great way of doing so.
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# 5
08-21-2010, 12:52 PM
Here's my vote....I vote yes
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# 6 Yes
08-21-2010, 02:36 PM
I am all for this also it may be nice to just give a buddy a little gift now and then lol.
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# 7 Great Idea
08-22-2010, 04:52 AM
Yes this very good idea. buying that ship for you favorite Star Trek nut. Some version of this would be great.With some of speicla E-mail or something saying X gave you X. What good is giving if the people you give it to do not know amout it.
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# 8
09-05-2010, 10:48 AM
I'd like to see that idea implemented.

the way i'd like to see it happen is like this:

You purchase something with the gift-option, get the points deducted and receive a text-code, then you can hand the code to a friend to register with the page (like a preorder item) for the cstore item, or have the option to use the code yourself to turn it back to points -- in case the friend doesn't want that gift.
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# 9
09-06-2010, 08:57 AM
I would love to see this. Count this as a yes vote.
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# 10
09-07-2010, 01:30 PM
They should sell Cryptic Point cards like they do Game Time cards. I'm not going to go out and buy Cryptic Points for myself, but you know, if a buddy that knows I like and play STO wants to buy me a Cryptic Point gift card for my birthday and/or Christmas I would certainly put the points to good use.
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