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I have not searched for this, and someone has quite possibly posted about this already; however, yesterday, I purchased 500 cryptic points. While looking over the price tag for the points, I had to look away from the screen, back again, away again, back again... to my calculator (to be totally certain ) -- I was tired at the time, too -- And then I discovered it funny, and odd that the 1500 cryptic point price was greater than three 500 pt purchases. I just thought that was amusing, and that perhaps someone wanted to modify the price ever-so-slightly on that page, someday We're not talking much money, but just for the sake of ...well

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# 2
01-22-2011, 01:58 AM
Hmm? Isn't 6,25x3=18,75?
Both my brain and my calculator says so.


Or are you talking about the VAT?
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# 3
01-22-2011, 04:15 AM
Do you also find it amusing that in every in game store there is, the items that are purchasable in the store almost always force you to buy the next largest amount of points? I sure do!
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# 4
01-22-2011, 05:29 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Methos5k
I have not searched for this, and someone has quite possibly posted about this already; however, yesterday, I purchased 500 cryptic points. While looking over the price tag for the points, I had to look away from the screen, back again, away again, back again... to my calculator (to be totally certain ) -- I was tired at the time, too -- And then I discovered it funny, and odd that the 1500 cryptic point price was greater than three 500 pt purchases. I just thought that was amusing, and that perhaps someone wanted to modify the price ever-so-slightly on that page, someday We're not talking much money, but just for the sake of ...well

Regards
It lists these options for me:
  • 500 points = 3.75
  • 1000 points = 7.50
  • 1500 points = 11.25
  • 2000 points = 15.00
  • 5000 points = 37.50

It all seems to scale normally to me - e.g. 3 x 3.75 = 11.25
Are you sure you got your figures right?
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# 5
01-22-2011, 05:31 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cancrizans View Post
Do you also find it amusing that in every in game store there is, the items that are purchasable in the store almost always force you to buy the next largest amount of points? I sure do!
I like how in some stores they have discounted prices for buying the higher bulk options. They don't in the C-store though.

E.g. what if 500 points might cost $5 or something and the 2000 points bundle might be $15 which is a discount from buying 4 separate 500 points bundles.

That's not what happens in the Cryptic points store, but it would be nice if it did.
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# 6
01-22-2011, 05:35 AM
what bugs me is the hidden VAT prices. I don't know why this is only with cryptic and not other MMO's I play
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# 7
01-22-2011, 05:48 AM
well, you know it doesn't add the VAT, and now it's gone up to 20%, its even easier to calculate
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# 8 My apologies
01-23-2011, 10:18 PM
In my OP, I forgot to mention that I was viewing the list in CAD. Sorry, my bad.

$6.44 CAD 500 Cryptic Points
$12.88 CAD 1000 Cryptic Points
$20.63 CAD 1500 Cryptic Points
$25.75 CAD 2000 Cryptic Points
$64.38 CAD 5000 Cryptic Points

there.

Edit/Update: This has been fixed since they changed to Atari tokens, and all the prices add up, too. Plus, the prices are 19 cents cheaper, per 500 :> heh
.o If only I could close this thread =)
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# 9
01-23-2011, 11:24 PM
Huh, just the 1500 points is off. Definitely something to notify customer service about.

EDIT: too bad it wasn't a typo to make it cheaper... I might have loaded up! >.>
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# 10 yes, customer service...
01-24-2011, 11:41 AM
I was hoping someone from there would see the thread, and forgot about writing to them directly.. I'm in the process of a live help session... hope it goes well.
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