What do you think of the premium badges?

Premium items costing us more money than it worth? - Whats the point in premium items? To show everyone that you spend more money there than everyone else?
United States
March 2, 2007 8:15am CST
What do you think of the premium badge albums? I think its a crock. I think its just another way for pogo to make more money off of us. We paid for the memebership in the first place the least they can do is offer us more perks. Do you participate in the premium albums? Why? I have a hard enough time trying to get my regular badges through the week why would I want to make things harder for myself. I think all the premium "things" are just a way to scam us into more money if you ask me. Whats your opinion on this.
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6 responses
• United States
2 Mar 07
I think it's a money maker for Pogo. They already get money from memberships, that should be enough. Have you seen the "gems"? Now you can buy them to get animated items for your avatar. I know for certain--I'm not buying!
@melanie652 (2526)
• United States
9 Mar 07
I don't go after the premium badges. It's usually enough for me just to complete the regular challenges. About the only time I even go after a personal challenge is when I have to for a super badge. I see nothing wrong with Pogo looking for other ways to make money? Some people really seem to enjoy the premium badges and don't mind spending the money. If Pogo making extra money through the premium badges helps keep the membership cost down, then all the better!
@sherrir101 (3670)
• United States
7 Mar 07
It's money maker. what ever happended to the days of playing a game, just for the sake of playing? I love my pogo account and try hard for the badges. But a game of solitaire is what excites me!
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• United States
2 Mar 07
I agree with you they are just a way for them to get more money out of us, but I have to say that I am addicted. I am a badge addict, actually my husband and I both are. We finish our regular weekly ones quite weekly most weeks and we are almost all caught up on all our past badges. So soon we'll just have two weekly badges and our premiums to do.
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@nowment (1758)
• United States
2 Mar 07
Yes it is just another way to make more money. There are many people who for them this is their hobby, and they are willing to pay into their hobby. So it is a matter of tastes, but yes if you are paying for the site then you should be entitled to certain perks which they feel they are giving, in that there are many of the games you can't play if you use pogo.com without paying for it. Unfortunately it is the games I enjoy. Also the badges are not earned at all for those who don't pay. Heck I think it is ridiculous to buy the pogo gems, just so you can get certain things at the mini mall for the points you get. Use your points, they are free, though I have, I prefer to use my points by entering in the extra drawings for money. I was so frustrated yesterday since there were two people chatting, who obviously knew each other, working this weeks challenge, it seems we both finished our game at the same time, but that split second's difference, made a huge difference, they won the jackpot cash, I got more tokens. LOL I would be happy to win lol the 50 dollars regularly, just to cover the expense of pogo games.
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@Connie1013 (1098)
• United States
2 Mar 07
I actually have a lot of the premium badge albums. I get to play the games that I want to play or play more when I complete the weekly badges. My husband and I both share one account. We play different games at different times. I do think there should be more perks. I have't won anything on there in ages. So I guess my opinion is: I like them.
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