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_HakunaMatata_ #1 Posted 16 December 2019 - 01:00 PM

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Hey guys,

 

Just wondering why WG is ripping us off when buying gold by mobile phone?

 

I am in UK and here not long time ago with £20 phone credit I could buy something over 6355 gold. Now only 3670. Is this normal or a pure scam?

 

What the hell is this? I bought this 6355 gold for £20 in 29-04-2019 so it's not long time ago.

 

I will not pay anymore money to this scam company.

 

 



Finsken #2 Posted 16 December 2019 - 01:05 PM

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This is extremely big scam

divsmo #3 Posted 16 December 2019 - 01:06 PM

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At a guess it's probably passing on charges from the mobile operator. Do you have to pay using that method?

GodTank2 #4 Posted 16 December 2019 - 01:07 PM

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There are probably fees that have to be paid for the transaction.

_HakunaMatata_ #5 Posted 16 December 2019 - 01:09 PM

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View Postdivsmo, on 16 December 2019 - 12:06 PM, said:

At a guess it's probably passing on charges from the mobile operator. Do you have to pay using that method?

The reason that I use phone is because the operator gives me data and lots of extra things and sometimes some credit is being left and I can't use it for nothing so I throw it at this scam WG game. The thing is how they scam us is amazing. Same money but so little gold is just a scam. I am sure 50% goes to Putin.

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View PostGodTank2, on 16 December 2019 - 12:07 PM, said:

There are probably fees that have to be paid for the transaction.

Fees to generate fake gold? Fees that make wg suffer to generate fake gold.? Come on, it's a total scam.

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View PostFinsken, on 16 December 2019 - 12:05 PM, said:

This is extremely big scam

It is, I am really amazed and I will not pay any money anymore to this game. Total scam. From 6355 got for £20 to 3670 is a rip off like never before.



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View Post_HakunaMatata_, on 16 December 2019 - 12:09 PM, said:

The reason that I use phone is because the operator gives me data and lots of extra things and sometimes some credit is being left and I can't use it [snip]

 

Talk to your cellphone operator about how much of a cut they are taking.

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View PostHomer_J, on 16 December 2019 - 12:11 PM, said:

 

Talk to your cellphone operator about how much of a cut they are taking.

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_HakunaMatata_ #8 Posted 16 December 2019 - 01:14 PM

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View PostHomer_J, on 16 December 2019 - 12:11 PM, said:

 

Talk to your cellphone operator about how much of a cut they are taking.

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To generate fake gold? Come on. I can buy you some shoes but not Rolex watches.



Geno1isme #9 Posted 16 December 2019 - 01:32 PM

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View Post_HakunaMatata_, on 16 December 2019 - 02:14 PM, said:

To generate fake gold? Come on. I can buy you some shoes but not Rolex watches.


They (= the payment processors and your network operator) don't care if you buy gold or rolex watches, they charge WG amount X for processing a payment of 20 GBP. So WG gives you gold for 20-X GPB. And apparently X has increased for you recently.

Buying gold by phone has always been the most expensive option anyway.



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View Post_HakunaMatata_, on 16 December 2019 - 01:14 PM, said:

To generate fake gold? Come on. I can buy you some shoes but not Rolex watches.

 

Gold has a price. WG gets less money when you make a purchase with a phone rather than visa or paypal due to the cuts the phone company takes so therefore you get less gold.

Btw you do know WG has alot of employees right? So that "fake" gold you want isnt completely free for wg to give? The tanks you buy with gold are modeled by employees and programmed by their programmers. WG gets less money = you get less gold. Whats so hard to understand?



_HakunaMatata_ #11 Posted 16 December 2019 - 01:40 PM

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View PostGeno1isme, on 16 December 2019 - 12:32 PM, said:


They (= the payment processors and your network operator) don't care if you buy gold or rolex watches, they charge WG amount X for processing a payment of 20 GBP. So WG gives you gold for 20-X GPB. And apparently X has increased for you recently.

Buying gold by phone has always been the most expensive option anyway.

But so much? I mean WG has reduced the gold so much that it's just not right.



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View Post_HakunaMatata_, on 16 December 2019 - 12:40 PM, said:

But so much? I mean WG has reduced the gold so much that it's just not right.

 

Your cell operator and handling company will have a transaction charge.  They don't care what you are spending the money on.  WG will be getting the normal gold price.

 

You have no reason to be throwing the blame at Wargaming.

 

Why has it gone up?  Well cellphone companies have had their profits hit by European roaming regulations, they have to get that back from somewhere.


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_HakunaMatata_ #13 Posted 16 December 2019 - 01:50 PM

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View PostHomer_J, on 16 December 2019 - 12:45 PM, said:

 

Your cell operator and handling company will have a transaction charge.  They don't care what you are spending the money on.  WG will be getting the normal gold price.

 

You have no reason to be throwing the blame at Wargaming.

 

Why has it gone up?  Well cellphone companies have had their profits hit by European roaming regulations, they have to get that back from somewhere.

I agree and understand it. I am just shocked because it's not really long time ago that I bought like 30k gold for good price. Now it's like touching the fire. This game without some gold is like living on the Moon without the NASA suits. It says free to play but you can't really make it.



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View Post_HakunaMatata_, on 16 December 2019 - 12:50 PM, said:

I agree and understand it. I am just shocked because it's not really long time ago that I bought like 30k gold for good price. Now it's like touching the fire. This game without some gold is like living on the Moon without the NASA suits. It says free to play but you can't really make it.

 

My advice would be that since you don't make full use of your phone contract then switch to a cheaper one and then spend the money you save on gold.



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View Post_HakunaMatata_, on 16 December 2019 - 02:40 PM, said:

But so much? I mean WG has reduced the gold so much that it's just not right.


Maybe they changed payment processors, or there was an adjustment for currency exchange rates, or someone is preparing for Brexit, or ...

 

View Post_HakunaMatata_, on 16 December 2019 - 02:50 PM, said:

I agree and understand it. I am just shocked because it's not really long time ago that I bought like 30k gold for good price. Now it's like touching the fire. This game without some gold is like living on the Moon without the NASA suits. It says free to play but you can't really make it.

 

At least around here you can't even buy 30k gold by mobile phone, maximum is 1860 gold for 10 euro (by phone call) or 6670 gold for 30 euro (by mobile payment). And as I said before, paying by mobile phone has always been way more expensive than using Paypal or other online payment services. And using those the (nominal) price for gold hasn't been changed for ages.



mateyflip #16 Posted 16 December 2019 - 03:09 PM

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I would blame Brexit if I was you.

 

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