Big Fish 50% off sale (28.6% off for members)

Posted by: Jenny100

Big Fish 50% off sale (28.6% off for members) - 10/27/12 10:55 AM

It looks like Big Fish is having a 50% off sale until Oct. 28. Unfortunately it's only a 50% off sale if you're not a member. If you're a member, it's only a 28.6% off sale.

(6.99 - 4.99)/6.99 = 0.286... = 28.6%

(13.99 - 9.99)/13.99 = 0.2859... = 28.6%
Posted by: Marian

Re: Big Fish 50% off sale (28.6% off for members) - 10/27/12 12:17 PM

You are certainly correct, Jenny. It's not as big a savings for Game Club members and I would like to see Big Fish rethink this in future, as I do feel that Game Club members should be getting 50% off as well. Still, it's nice to be able to save a few dollars nevertheless. wave
Posted by: Jenny100

Re: Big Fish 50% off sale (28.6% off for members) - 10/27/12 06:26 PM

Yes, 28.6% off is better than nothing, and at least they give you a choice of what to buy.

But I don't think they should advertise it as 50% off because for most of their customers it isn't.
Posted by: Marian

Re: Big Fish 50% off sale (28.6% off for members) - 10/27/12 06:33 PM

I agree with you, Jenny. wave
Posted by: Starcom

Re: Big Fish 50% off sale (28.6% off for members) - 10/27/12 07:19 PM

I agree 100% with you Jenny100 on all counts, maybe they should reword it to something like: “Big Fish, Up to 50% off sale”
Posted by: thracia

Re: Big Fish 50% off sale (28.6% off for members) - 10/27/12 07:37 PM

That is true, but it didn't stop me from buying 6 games!

thracia
Posted by: Marian

Re: Big Fish 50% off sale (28.6% off for members) - 10/27/12 07:53 PM

Originally Posted By: thracia
That is true, but it didn't stop me from buying 6 games!

thracia


It's still a good savings, and I hope you enjoy them! smile
Posted by: thracia

Re: Big Fish 50% off sale (28.6% off for members) - 10/27/12 08:08 PM

Thanks Marian. It was still better than full price, I'm glad I waited before I bought them.

thracia
Posted by: Chick

Re: Big Fish 50% off sale (28.6% off for members) - 10/28/12 07:01 AM

I agree with Jenny 100% I would also like to see this topic grow to 100 replys by BFG members.
Posted by: Rosaboobie

Re: Big Fish 50% off sale (28.6% off for members) - 10/28/12 08:21 AM

I totally agree with Jenny. 50% off should mean half price for Club Members also.
Posted by: exalthim2

Re: Big Fish 50% off sale (28.6% off for members) - 10/28/12 01:38 PM

I agree too
Posted by: Marian

Re: Big Fish 50% off sale (28.6% off for members) - 10/28/12 01:40 PM

Big Fish is getting lots of feedback/commentary about this on the Big Fish forums as well. wave
Posted by: Rosaboobie

Re: Big Fish 50% off sale (28.6% off for members) - 10/28/12 01:51 PM

Good - It may make them think again when they hold their next sale. They should be looking after their Club Members who have been loyal to them for years and years.
Posted by: Susie07

Re: Big Fish 50% off sale (28.6% off for members) - 10/28/12 02:23 PM

Hi, Jenny!

This has always been a bone of contention for me, not just for BFG, but for other businesses as well who offer freebies or reduced rates to new customers while their existing loyal customers are not eligible. In BFG's defense, they did have that wonderful Game Club Credit half-price sale in May (which I took full advantage of), so they do reward their members.

Susan
Posted by: Marian

Re: Big Fish 50% off sale (28.6% off for members) - 10/28/12 02:43 PM

You are right, Susan. And, due to the fact that Big Fish has set such high standards for itself in terms of customer service and appreciation and great sales, I think we tend to have higher expectations for them than we do for many other companies; thus, when we see a sale such as this one, we tend to be more vocal in terms of our feelings about it. It's actually kind of a compliment to Big Fish. wave
Posted by: Jenny100

Re: Big Fish 50% off sale (28.6% off for members) - 10/28/12 03:51 PM

Found the thread
http://mcfforum.bigfishgames.com/posts/list/227397.page
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Big Fish 50% off sale (28.6% off for members) - 10/28/12 04:01 PM

I think the part that everyone is missing is the fact the developers who rely on the sales get a percentage of what is paid. There comes a point that the deals hurt the developer. The prices are incredibly reasonable. You can't go to a movie for the cost of the games. duh

Remember when the games cost 19.99 and there wasn't a new one everyday and no one complained?

The games were cheaper to produce back then too. I think we are darn lucky. Just my opinion...

Ana
Posted by: Marian

Re: Big Fish 50% off sale (28.6% off for members) - 10/28/12 04:04 PM

Excellent points, Ana. wave
Posted by: thracia

Re: Big Fish 50% off sale (28.6% off for members) - 10/28/12 04:59 PM

And the sale price is still less than the club price of $13.99. Although I was hoping for a buy one get one freee kind of sale. Like I said , I still bought 6! That should help the developerslol

thracia
Posted by: Jeanne

Re: Big Fish 50% off sale (28.6% off for members) - 10/28/12 07:16 PM

Well, I'm most happy to have purchased five CE's at 9.99 each. Quite a bargain. Had to stop myself at five...gotta save up for the next sale you know!
Jeanne
Posted by: Chick

Re: Big Fish 50% off sale (28.6% off for members) - 10/28/12 11:09 PM

I have been trying to buy 2 games since 3:00 pm Eastern time today at the slae price. BFG is not able to process sale at this time, please try later. I have less then an hour to go and they still can not process the sale.
Does anyone have any hints?
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Big Fish 50% off sale (28.6% off for members) - 10/28/12 11:15 PM

Try logging out and getting back in. Sometimes that works. Or try a different browser.

Ana luck
Posted by: Marian

Re: Big Fish 50% off sale (28.6% off for members) - 10/28/12 11:17 PM

Big Fish is on Pacific Standard Time so you still have 3 hours 45 minutes left to take advantage of the sale. Sometimes a credit card company can be responsible for this message too, so if you are trying to use a credit card you might want to give the credit card company a call.

Have you tried using an alternate method of payment? That might work too.

Here is some additional advice from a Big Fish moderator in regards to the message you are getting:

Quote:
One of the things you could try before getting in touch with Customer Support is to add the payment method as a new method in your billing and shipping page.

Then choose this same payment method as the default payment and delete the old profile (even though the information is the same).

I usually find this unblocks things.


luck
Posted by: Susie07

Re: Big Fish 50% off sale (28.6% off for members) - 10/29/12 03:39 PM

Hi, Marian!

I just read the thread in the BFG forum and, considering the fact that the comments are mostly negative, I wouldn't be surprised if they are in the process of dreaming up something for members only.

Even though I didn't get 50% off what I would normally pay, I did pick up "Unfinished Tales: Illicit Love CE" for $9.99, so I saved $4.

Susan
Posted by: Marian

Re: Big Fish 50% off sale (28.6% off for members) - 10/29/12 03:53 PM

Originally Posted By: Susie07
Hi, Marian!

I just read the thread in the BFG forum and, considering the fact that the comments are mostly negative, I wouldn't be surprised if they are in the process of dreaming up something for members only.

Even though I didn't get 50% off what I would normally pay, I did pick up "Unfinished Tales: Illicit Love CE" for $9.99, so I saved $4.

Susan


I agree. I wouldn't be surprised if they work on a sale now for members only. And I hope you enjoy Unfinished Tales. thumbsup wave
Posted by: Flo NS

Re: Big Fish 50% off sale (28.6% off for members) - 10/31/12 10:31 AM

I actually don't have a problem with this at all. We are getting cut pricing every day for being a member. I think they give us quite a bit for being members. How easily we forget the specials they do have for us.
Posted by: Jenny100

Re: Big Fish 50% off sale (28.6% off for members) - 10/31/12 10:55 AM

The problem isn't so much that it was a 28.6% off sale instead of the 50% off sale that was advertised -- It's that non-members got a much better deal. If the sale was 28.6% off for members, it should have been 28.6% off for everyone.

28.6% off of 9.99 is $7.13.
28.6% off of 19.99 is $14.27.

That (or close to it -- e.g. $6.99 and $13.99) is what the price for non-members should have been.

Otherwise why stay a member when it's cheaper to keep a list of games you might like and wait until Big Fish has one of their 50% off sales.
Posted by: Starcom

Re: Big Fish 50% off sale (28.6% off for members) - 10/31/12 04:45 PM

I still agree with you Jenny100 but on the flip side I have discovered another advantage of being a member thanks to this other Halloween sale “Spooky” which is good from : The sale will begin on Tuesday, October 30th at 12:00am and end on Wednesday, October 31st at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)..

What I discovered was that I was able to not only buy these games at $3.05 CDN. but I also received a Punch for each game, since I bought 3 games at this price I received 3 Punches and I bought a CE game at the regular Club Member price which gave me another 3 Punches and therefore filing my Card which gives me a Free Game coupon, so all in all a very good deal which is not available to Non Club members.

But I would still like to see their advertisement change to: You could save UP TO 50% for argument sakes and of course I would not say NO to a further promotional discount for their Club members.