Yes would be nice to know if there are winners, that are real people...................
I asked for clarification too. The member WAS the winner, and did remain so (which is the part I got wrong), but the TV was out of stock. Rather than wait, they opted for a less expensive model and was refunded 400,000 Oodles.
Originally Posted by squishmar
thanks for the "explanation" but this still isn't really fair. Other folks with less oodles than the "winner" could have bid on a lower priced tv and might have actually won. I'm guessing under the "fine print" that this change is legit but it's not fair. Sad, real buy it nows are gone and now even the auctions seem fuzzy.
As far as I know that's the first time that ever happened with an Auction, and it is fair. They outbid everyone else. It sounds like GSN was accommodating to the person who won, which was actually a very nice thing, rather than making them wait for the item to come back in stock.
Originally Posted by scsmarch
Why not just have the item in stock before you even put it up for auction? That seems to make sense to me. Who and how did they come up with the cost in oodles for the new tv? Whats the make and model of the new tv he got? That way we can try to judge the cost for ourselves.
Last edited by plaskey; 06-07-2012 at 06:25 PM.
Reason: I've done a couple of edits when new questions pop into my head.
plaskey, GSN does use items that are in stock, but for whatever reason it sold out. They do not ship items to GSN from Amazon, thus paying shipping & insurance to one destination, and then having to resend to whoever wins, paying more shipping and insurance. It makes good sense to ship from Amazon directly, and most prizes are handled this way as far as I know.
I have no information on the make or model of what was decided on. GSN is within it's right to substitute prizes according to the rules, and it's up to the Prize Center coordinators to determine what they feel is fair value if something like this happens. Since it's not an area I work in, I really can't comment more.
If the winner was okay with it, that seems fair to me. Although I wonder how they arrived at the amount he would be credited back.
Anyway, after three emails to them, I got the name... "We're sorry for any confusion. Jesus V. from Bellflower, CA won the TV."
So, I guess that is "jesse3000".
Oh, and lately, GSN has been getting prizes not just from Amazon (like the blu-rays) but from other sellers that are on Amazon. It makes for a more difficult time to return something or exchange something since you're dealing with a smaller retail outlet. So, when they say what the value is of the prize... that is NEVER what the actual COST of the prize is. A $40.00 blu-ray is usually around $10.00 bought new from a third party.
Thanks so much, Angel for helping to clear things up for us!
Thank you, GSNAngel, for FINALLY offering a rational explanation concerning the TV auction.
Personally, I would be MIFFED if I received absolutely nothing, after having actually won one
of these ridiculous auctions...just getting my points back would sent me into a rage. Now, not
only so they have an ACTUAL TOUCHABLE PRIZE, they also have 400,000 Oodles back, which
is more than I can even comprehend having, in the first place...How DO you get THAT many???
Well, if you look at his profile, he's been a member since 2006. So he's been here since oodles started. (I've been here since oodles started too, but I was slow to coming around to the oodles thing... I missed out on sooooo many by not realizing what the program was for awhile). I myself have accumulated over a million through the years but I've spent mine too.
Many people made a killing on Dumbville on Facebook when GSN introduced that. You could get oodles for doing nothing by having friends who played and failed a level. I didn't do the levels that much and I didn't have a network of friends linked up but I made tens of thousands of oodles just from the Garbage Grab element of the game which was a random drawing of oodles for you to do every day for anywhere from 3-1,000 oodles.
When they took Dumbville down last year, they said it would be replaced by something new, but that hasn't happened yet.
Quick question... Never used these boards before and came looking for info on the oodles and found this thread. Jesse3000 is also on the boards I play but out of curiosity I looked at the prizes under his name and it shows 2 tv's?!? he has won previously and a ton of other items in the collection... I have faired well on many games i play and can usually top the leaderboards above the top 50. I haven't come close to winning nearly anything big. I saw other members say maybe he saved the oodles since he's been here since 06 but I have been since 07 and (play daily) havent come close to it. I rarely spend any oodles except for the game of weekly win it- how can I improve my oodles? So I actually have a chance to win something...
I'll tell you, I'm stumped on how to make so many oodles in a day (or week). Until recently, I did pretty well with around 4,500-4,900 oodles per week. Now, after the leaderboard had been slashed on my best game, I'm taking in 2,500 oodles less per week!
And it looks as if ALL leaderboards are now reduced for the top spots. I know a lot of people made a killing when Dumbville was introduced on Facebook (can't remember if I wrote that here already). But I believe the player in question is on a lot of leaderboards every day... and maybe he buys scratch tickets? I'm stumped.
liz, you do all the promos for oodles (Game of the Week/Month; Winner Wednesday; Weekend Warrior) and answer all of the Trivia Questions each day, right?
Wish I could be more help but it's good to see you on the boards here! Browse around... Angel often puts up a Weekend Oodles Bonus Game and they're so much fun!
Wow. Jesse3000 must be on a LOT of leaderboards. Today, he made 2,415 oodles and the day before that, he made over 3,000 (the difference being the Bonus Trivia questions, I guess). He must be very busy. And very persistent and good.
Okay, seriously... how does one make 20,000 oodles in five days? Even if you're on 10 leaderboards at number one, that's "only" 2,000 a day. I'm stumped. And it seems consistent so I can't believe it's due to scratch tickets because then it would be up and down because you can't *always* win with those.
Jesse3000 is on the top of every leader board I play, so what gives??????????
and others that have been playing for years do not have any prizes in there box much less the ant. of oodles, something not right here????
Squishmar, How do u see the total oodles, they get in a day????
Squishmar, I need help....I do not get e-mails from GSN , anymore, and miss some promotions now, and have sent gsn several notes and they keep telling me to look in my spam box...not there......
and when i look at my profile on games...it does not show e-mail me, or add as buddy, so what gives, changed my settings, added my yahoo add......nothing works........gsn not helping, anyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm sorry I can't help you... honestly, I don't remember how I got it so that I receive emails from GSN. I get notifications of all the Games of the Week and the OodleGram newsletter.... but I don't know how to subscribe to that stuff. Hopefully, someone else can help you. But you can always see what promotions are going on after you log-in here. First thing I do is go to "My GSN" and look under "My Promotions," which is the default page under "My GSN." That lists everything that's going on... the Games of the Week/Month, and any Daily Promos too...
Regarding the oodles someone gets per day, you can click on their name in a leaderboard and it will show you their total oodles at that time. I've been tracking his oodles count by doing this. You can also click on their Collections Box and see all the stuff they've gotten. Wow. Quite a collection of good stuff there. I sent him a private message asking him for earning tips but I doubt he'll reply... I think someone else wrote him already.
Just something else on my mind... I thought there was a thread about the last TV auction but I can't find it now... Anyway, I wonder how many people are just throwing oodles away by entering that auction. I mean, for the new TV auction it costs 500 oodles to enter and right now it says it's "On Fire." Do that many people have a million oodles? Because we know that's what it will take to win it (or close to it).