Web Lower the prices

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  1. FeatureBattleZone

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    Hi, I'm a sheep and today I'd like to talk about the prices of the items in the store.
    I think the prices in the store are too high. I'm going to compare the prices of certain items to other products, ranks, and other stuff, so you will look at it from another perspective.
    Let's start with the multipliers.​

    Multipliers:
    If you buy multipliers, you'll be able to double the points for every in a certain game. A multiplier lasts 1 hour. But wait. Let's check the prices of those multipliers:

    The SkyWars multiplier:
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    €16,78

    The EggWars multiplier:
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    €16,78

    The Lucky Islands multiplier:
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    €14.54

    The Tower Defence multiplier:
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    €11,18

    The PvP multiplier:

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    €14,54

    Those prices are insane! Who would spend €16,78 on a SkyWars multiplier which lasts an hour if you could buy approximately 40+ freshly baked croissants at the Jumbo? (That's the largest grocery store of the country)
    Hmm.. I wonder why no one is buying the multipliers! (Sarcasm hehe)
    I would say €4 is a reasonable price for a SkyWars multiplier, and €2 would be a reasonable price for the Tower Defence multiplier. "BuT tHeN tHeY wOuLdN't EaRn AnY mOnEy!1!1"
    They will earn more money, because right now nobody buys multipliers. But if you'd lower the prices of them, more players would buy multipliers, so Cube would earn more money.


    Cubelets
    So now we're moving on the another section of the store: The cubelets. Let's take a look at their prices.

    3 x Super Cubelets
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    €4,80

    5x Super Cubelets
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    €7,82

    10x Super Cubelets
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    €14,54
    3x Uber Cubelets
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    €14,54

    5x Uber Cubelets
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    €22,38

    10x Uber Cubelets
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    €40,28

    €14,54 for 10 Super Cubelets is still.... a lot of money, but okay, let's go on. This is the most reasonable price I've seen yet. 3 Uber Cubelets for €14,54, wow, those things are overpriced! And €40,28 for 10 Uber Cubelets!? €40,28 for 10 vanity items? For that price, you could buy 2 decent gaming mice! Also, it's almost 2x the price of MineCraft, and its price is higher than the price of the gold rank! Isn't that ridiculous? I mean, you could buy more than 10 Big Macs with that money!


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    The ranks
    Now I'll show you the prices of the ranks on this network.

    The Iron rank
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    €8,94

    The Lapiz rank
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    €20,14

    The Gold rank
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    €33,57

    The Diamond rank
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    €55,97

    The Emerald rank
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    €100,75

    The Obsidian rank
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    €156,74 (INSANE)


    I think that the price of the iron rank is quite good. €8 for the rank with the fewest features is quite a reasonable price. However, €20,14 for a rank which only grants you 10+ friend slots, an extra normal cubelet per week, 3 more vote options and the abilt to have a few more friends in a party is quite a lot of money. Although the VIP+ rank on Hypixel gives you more cosmetics, I think we compare this rank to the Lapiz/Gold rank on Cube. However, the VIP+ rank costs only €13,05, and the Lapiz rank costs €20,14. The Gold rank even costs €33,57, which is almost the price of the MVP+ rank! You might think that the Gold rank offers a lot of features, but the MVP+ rank is the highest permanent rank on Hypixel, and offers a lot of features, and even more than 229 cosmetics! MVP+ also has 14 exclusive gadgets, while the Gold rank has less gadgets. I think we could compare the MVP rank, that costs €26,14, to the Diamond/Emerald rank, which cost €55,97and €100,75. Lastly, I think we could compare the Obsidian rank to the MVP+ rank. The price difference between those ranks is €156,74-€39,22=€117,52!!
    The price of the plus rank is okay, though.


    My last complaint: The merch.
    This is the last item of the store I'd like to criticize.

    The SkyWars T-Shirt
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    €16,79

    The EggWars T-Shirt
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    €16,79

    The Arcade T-Shirt (Arcade isn't even a game anymore but ok)
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    €16,79

    The Logo T-Shirt
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    €16,79

    Here, it's not the prices that annoy me, but if you buy a T-Shirt you are literally walking advertisement. The IP's on the T-Shirts literally ruin the whole concept. I mean, if you'd buy a T-Shirt from zalando.com, the link of the website wouldn't be on it. That is just ugly. Also add more T-Shirts, for example a T-Shirt with a design of the skins of the management team posing, as if they were photographed. Or just a MineCraft T-Shirt. That would be a new, fun job for the designers!



    So, tldr;
    Lower the prices of the ranks, the cubelets and the points multipliers, and remove the stupid IP's from the merchandise.
    Thanks for reading, and have a great evening!

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    This gets proven by themselves on discount days, I noticed that a lot of people buy multipliers at a 50% off day! (Which is still higher than the price you suggested)

    Yeah! Too expensive, that's like paying to watch YouTube ads...
    Also, where is the Lucky Islands T-shirt?! Even the non-existing game has a T-shirt! >: (
     
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    Anyone remember when there was a 90% sale on the multipliers? I feel like that should be permanent. Id buy them if they brought that sale back but permanently
     
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    The shirts are overpriced. You can get a decent shirt for like €5 at H&M. Fair enough, it's got an exclusive logo. Then again when you buy a usual shirt you don't have to pay for shipping. That's an extra 34% for UK shipping and probably more for shipping abroad. It's laughably more expensive than just getting a usual shirt except you get to go around advertising cubecraft and most people who don't play cube will probably just laugh at you.
     
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    Easy to make these statements, hard to actually prove them.
    For a business, it's incredibly hard to calculate whether a price change is profitable. Lowering prices should give more money with the increased demand, than lost with the lower prices (and the other way around). For a business like Cubecraft, it's even harder to calculate this.

    These prices may seem ridiculous to you, but not to everyone. It's the question whether lowering the price of these things actually results in more profit. It's a question that Cubecraft itself can answer the best, since they have the data and the skill (I hope) to make these decisions.
     
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    i think than the iron and gold rank prices are good, the lapis has to be a quite cheaper or give you more things, diamond is also cool but i think than it need to be a quite cheaper too, emmerald is absolutely insane, is the double of the diamond prize and only give you fly, +friends and party members and vote in minerware, and obsidian...... lets talk about obsidian..... 56€ more and you only get more friends and party members.
    i think the emmerald and obsidian are very expensive and i think than the max price diference between emmerald and obidian must be 20€ not 56€ and with emmerald the same, the diference between diamond and emmerald must be max 30€
     
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    low things to buy, ho need multuplyers?, oh wait i need them because i lose 5k points because of a bug xD
     
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    I would buy multipliers more often if they were $2 max, the price right now is ridiculous.

    As for ranks, those prices are insane aswell. Obsidian rank should be $60 at worst.

    En Jumbo crossaints zijn goeie xd
     
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    I totally get what you mean but I have a few things to say on this. First of all the prices in the store are very expensive but I actually think that it makes sense. Cubecraft is a small business that doesn't have the ability to gain millions a day. Lowering the prices will maybe be a good option but you have to think in their position. Lowering the prices will only have them getting x amount more people that will buy stuff from the store. If they lower the prices they will get more poeple to buy stuff but it will not be enough to help them with developing stuff or paying the poeple who keep the server up. They made the prices this high so that they can actually live a life from it. They probably thought about lowering the prices a lot but they also see that they aren't such a big company where everyone will buy things from the store everyday. I am sure that they also sat together with someone who actually knows about business management who actually calculated their chances/prices so that they could get the max profit from their store. I also quoted @Shallidor 's post because he is also telling us the truth about why they aren't lowering the prices.
     
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    So you think that €150 for a minecraft rank makes sense? That is a ridiculous price.
    Let's say that if a skywars multiplier costs €16, 2 players will buy one per week. And if a skywars multipliers costs €4, 10 players will buy it per week. 2*€16=€32 and the server made 2 players happy. 10*€4=€40. It's not a huge difference, but keep in mind that if more players are happy, they invite more players to the server. Eventually, the amount of players who buy a multiplier (or a rank or whatever) will increase, so the server will grow, etc.
    If they lower the prices just a bit, they will earn more money on the long term, so they will be able to live a better life from it.
     
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    Words cant describe how much i agree with this thread
     
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    Just call me the wannabe king and it's fine.
     
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    Ur the wannabe king????

    idk
     
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    Of course I am

    Btw @FluffyRoses do you mind explaining why you voted no? :>
     
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    It is indeed a very high price but I have seen worse than this. €150 may sound very overpriced but in my opinion it is a fair amount of money to ask from the people.

    I am not sure that a lot of people will buy multipliers from the store so they will always have less money when they lower their prices for the multipliers. I can understand that lowering the prices will have x amount more people to buy stuff from the store but I am also sure that it will not help with getting some more players to join our server. Reducing the price will make a lot of people happy but I don't think that CubeCraft is going to do a smart move by lowering it altough it can be that you're right and that people will actually invite a lot of extra friends but I am not convinced about that.
    I would like to see this in the progress and It can be that you're right but at this moment I think that they are only going to kill their financial state.
     
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    Source?
    Making players happy is a very great first step to get more players on the server, trust me. Also, do you think that double points for 1 hour is worth €16?
    Listen, let me explain something. In the Netherlands, we have those very great grocery stores called 'Jumbo'. One of their main characteristics is 'de laagste prijs garantie', which guarantees that every single product in the store has a lower price compared to other rival shops. If you discover a product that has a lower price in another store, you'll get it for free. This is not really my point, but this does explain why everyone shops at the Jumbo: They have decent quality for low prices! And Cube has decent quality for ridiculously high prices! In my opinion, that's the opposit of customer friendly prices.
     
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    Yo they gotta get them jumbo supermarkets in america. Id shop there all the time too
     
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    Wait a moment, you're asking for a source while you posted this before:
    You don't have anything to even proof the slighest thing you just said. What if 5 players buy it for €16 and 6 players buy it for €10? €80 is more than €60. You can't just make these statements out of nowhere because you don't have proof with actual numbers.
    Cubecraft management however has the skill and the data to make these calculations. It's up to them and as @Zombiepower stated, I'm 100% Cubecraft thought and thinks about this a lot.

    Sorry, but get your facts together. Not everyone shops at Jumbo, Albert Heijn is the biggest supermarket in the Netherlands.
    Also, seriously, comparing Minecraft servers to supermarkets? These 2 kinds of business differ fundamentally. A minecraft server doesn't have production costs, no purchasing costs, a rank isn't needed on a daily basis, etc.

    I've heard you before making statements that lowering a price means more profit. That's is far from the truth. Lowering the price increases the sales, but decreases the money earned per sale. In the economics, it's called Elasticity, you should look it up if you didn't understand my post :)

    Edit: Funny how you quote my: 'Easy to make these statements, hard to actually prove them' to others but didn't realize it was meant for you.
     
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    I'm actually not sure whether this is serious, but in case it is:
    You can't compare these things. The 2 countries are so different from each other: Other tax system, products sold, average wage, average prices, etc.
    Also:
    That's often not true.