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Cinderellimouse


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Here's the thing, MMAO and I do not get on. We're frenemies without the 'fr'. I want to love it, I really do, because it's trying to give me a discount. And I like discounts.

BUT!

(and here's the part where it gets a bit evil)

It keeps offering me stuff I want but for MORE simpoints!!!

No, not in a glitchy way... I mean, I've wanted some items for a long time, but don't like them enough to pay full price for them (or add them to my wl in the hope that someone else will... that's just be cheeky!). So MMAO will offer me one of the things I want, but it will also offer me a few other things I have zero interest in, and the price will be more. No! No! Why would I pay more money just to get stuff I don't want? Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!



You see... I ALWAYS refuse the offer. Because the offer has never been any good.

So... anyhoo... that's the end of the ranty bit, and here is my proposal:

Dear store elves, please could we have a different version of MMAO where maybe I make YOU and offer instead?

So, I could choose say 5 things and put them in a 'basket' and then either:

* I hit the button and you offer a random discount. (Similar to how it works now, only I chose the items)

or

* I have a choice of several discount options (perhaps ranging from 10% to 75% off) and the likelihood of the offer being accepted is more likely for a low discount and less likely for the largest discount.

So, that's my suggestion. Please, make me an offer I CAN'T refuse!

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Nik24X7


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I'm ready to give up on MMAO. It wants to offer me Lucky Palms Gold when I already own Lucky Palms Standard and the Lucky Simolean casino separately. It also wants to include the JCP items which I already own. And for some reason, it doesn't seem to recognize that I own all the items in the Club Vanderburg (sp?) sets. Gah!

I keep trying because I want the Business As Usual Bistro venue. But I'm hoping to get it at a discount. And not just ten percent off with a couple of useless outfits tossed into the deal.

By the way, I'm of the opinion that MMAO should never offer a discount below 30% off. The Sale page always has items marked down by 30%, so why would I take a deal for less than that?

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Cinderellimouse


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Thanks Nik! I keep checking it, thinking it'll offer me something good but it seems to offer me worse deals somehow! I know some people like it and have got some good stuff, but I just think it makes more sense to let us pick the items.

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my1helopilot


Joined: 04/27/10 11:51 PM
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Wonderful ideas Cinderellimouse!!

There are a couple sets that I have no interest in and have no desire to purchase regardless of the price. I also have standard versions of Worlds and the Venues I purchased separately. For some reason almost every MMAO includes these. IF I do get something else as an option it's at a higher price than what CYS is offering for a set.

I'm really hoping for a great discount .. eventually .. but so far really haven't seen any yet.
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SimplySimazing


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That's a very funny, & cool idea.
I don't think they will ever do that.
They "unstickied" the MMAO Updates thread.
(in the hopes it gets buried?)
I also think if THIS version of the MMAO machine is so glitched/broken, then any other version might be also.
Too many variables, to work with, maybe?

Today's MMAO, just made me laugh.
It was the only good things to happen today,
(besides the free sp ads working this morning)

Today I got offered ST, even though I already own both parts.
Then it actually offered AS, but I didn't have anywhere near the sp needed.
It also offered CAS "exclusives" for 5%, then 6%, then 19%...21%...when I refused them all...it offered them one by one, for FREE!
That means TODAY, I got the last 4 "exclusive CAS" pieces.
I had that MMAO machine clicked so many times today I lost count!
It told me "I owned the Store"....but I DON'T
So I kept clicking the next offer, over & over.
It must have been like 20 times doing it, til it finally offered me gold version of AS, at 21% off (which made it still impossible).

I REALLY did wish we can put in our own discounts, to see if it would "accept" any, ever.
Better than the mess it is now, of offering what we won't pay, can't afford, or already own!


I wish I had known this BEFORE I had bought the first 4 pieces.
There are 10 in all.
I recommend anyone to Hold Out til it offers the CAS "exclusives" Free!










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Cinderellimouse


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Wait... why are you getting to keep on clicking it? I only get about 5 goes a day.

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jcp011c2


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MMAO - Meh. I have looked into it several times quite a bit when it first was introduced, but I've not taken it up on any of the offers. The discounts are not that great and as mentioned, you may only even remotely want one item in the batch.

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Cinderellimouse


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jcp011c2 wrote:MMAO - Meh. I have looked into it several times quite a bit when it first was introduced, but I've not taken it up on any of the offers. The discounts are not that great and as mentioned, you may only even remotely want one item in the batch.


So, you'd think it would be better if we could choose our own items? And discounts? That's what you're telling me isn't it?

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SimplySimazing


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Cinderellimouse wrote:Wait... why are you getting to keep on clicking it? I only get about 5 goes a day.

Because today the MMAO machine was trying to see if I would have a mental breakdown?
Those pics I posted were only from today. I took ALL today's "free" offers.
You get ANOTHER 5 tries, EVERY time you "BUY" an "offer".
As you can see above, every one of those "Free", I clicked on to "Buy".
So that's another 5 tries X each offer I accepted.
BUT ALSO, that pesky "you own it all" KEPT coming up!
(which doesn't "count" as one of the 5)
And since I obviously don't own it all...that machine is as glitched/broken/insane, as it's trying to make me!
Cinderellimouse wrote:So, you'd think it would be better if we could choose our own items? And discounts? That's what you're telling me isn't it?

MANY of us would LOVE that..it's like a faraway dream...







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jcp011c2


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Cinderellimouse wrote:
jcp011c2 wrote:MMAO - Meh. I have looked into it several times quite a bit when it first was introduced, but I've not taken it up on any of the offers. The discounts are not that great and as mentioned, you may only even remotely want one item in the batch.


So, you'd think it would be better if we could choose our own items? And discounts? That's what you're telling me isn't it?


I think so!

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DesiiAnowor


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Cinderellimouse wrote:Wait... why are you getting to keep on clicking it? I only get about 5 goes a day.


You only get 5 tries if you refuse each one. As soon as you accept one (and pay) it resets the counter to 5 more tries.

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Cinderellimouse


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Aaaaaah! See, I didn't know that because it has never given me a good offer! >_<

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jcp011c2


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Cinderellimouse wrote:Aaaaaah! See, I didn't know that because it has never given me a good offer! >_<


It's an incentive to purchase a MMAO set I guess? Problem is I'm not swayed by it. It must be worth it in order for me to spend those simpoints!

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Elf67


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With the horrid offers I keep getting, I renamed it Make Mean Offer.
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Cinderellimouse


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jcp011c2 wrote:
Cinderellimouse wrote:Aaaaaah! See, I didn't know that because it has never given me a good offer! >_<


It's an incentive to purchase a MMAO set I guess? Problem is I'm not swayed by it. It must be worth it in order for me to spend those simpoints!


Exactly! I'm not going to buy something I don't want just to get more offers I don't want!

I really don't want this to turn into a general ranty thread because in theory I like the idea of MMAO. I just think it would work better if we chose the items on offer. I can't imagine any reason why it would be a problem?

It would also solve the issue of people getting offered stuff they already own.

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