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8 Rock Band packs are more expensive than buying the songs on their own *****!!!!

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Going Country Pack 1 : 5 songs * £0.99 = £4.95 : Pack price £5.25 : £0.30 more expensive!

Roadrunners Records : 5 songs * £0.59 + 1 song * £0.99 = £3.94 : Pack price £4.99 : £1.05 more expensive!

Rock Band Live : 4 songs *£0.59 = £2.36 : Pack price £3.49 : £1.13 more expensive!

Spinal Tap Pack 1 : 4 songs * £0.99 =  £3.96 :smileytongue:ack price £4.99 : £1.03 more expensive!

Toby Keith Pack 1 : 6 songs * £0.99 =  £5.94 : Pack price £6.29 : £0.35 more expensive!

Warped Tour Pack 1 : 5 songs * £0.99 = £4.95 : Pack price £5.25 : £0.30 more expensive!

Judas Preist Album : 9 songs * £0.99 =  £8.91 : Pack price £8.99 : £0.08 more expensive!

Talking Heads : 5 songs * £0.99 =  £4.95 : Pack price £5.25 : £0.30 more expensive!

 

If I was to purchase all 8, I would be £4.54 worse off, and the packs are meant to be cheaper. Although I would not buy them all but that is not really the point.

 

I could understand a pack being priced wrong, but 8 different packs :No-no: So what is going on ???  I guess it is just a case of "We shall see if we can get away with it?" or is it the person who decides the prices cannot do sums my 6 yr old son can?? :xRolleyes:

 

Atleast fix these prices and make me think SCEE actually listen.

 

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12 days since posted, store update tomorrow, talking heads pack removed last week, wonder if we will get to see it again ?
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Re: 8 Rock Band packs are more expensive than buying the songs on their own *****!!!!

Maybe its convinience charge :smileyvery-happy:

 

Instead of trawling through picking the songs and dl'ing them each individually you can get the pack and have them there ready and all downloaded at once. 

 

 

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No wonder people laugh at SCEE. 21 days and they still cannot figure out there is something wrong?
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Re: 8 Rock Band packs are more expensive than buying the songs on their own *****!!!!

For the record, lets recap a few weeks;

 

3rd September Mike Kebby off - Talking Heads pack released.

 

 

10th September Mike Kebby

"Thanks Apnomis, good to be back amongst the madness again ;)

I’m not being evasive here, but I’m not able to address pricing concerns I’m afraid, this is a much bigger issue than I – but that Talking Heads example was most likely a mistake, as the Rock Band packs are designed to save the consumer money rather than cost more than the individual tracks."

 

http://blog.eu.playstation.com/2009/09/10/%e2%80%98heads-up%e2%80%99-playstation-store-update-10th-s...

 

Apnomis posted: "@ Mike, thanks for replying to me. I appreciate exchange rates is a sticky matter and I wasn’t expecting you to give me a definitive answer or justify the inconsistencies between US and Europe/UK pricing. I just wanted to highlight to you the basic principle that a bundle should cost less than it’s individual components and to do this the exrate used for the individual items and the bundle must be consistent. Here is a copy of a comment by Blasteroids (from the 3.0 FAQ post) that shows it’s not just an isolated incident:

Going Country Pack 1: 5 songs*£0.99 = £4.95, Pack price £5.20 – £0.30 more expensive!
Roadrunners Records: 5 songs*£0.59 + 1 song*£0.99 = £3.94, Pack price £4.99 – £1.05 more expensive!
Rock Band Live: 4 songs*£0.59 = £2.36, Pack price £3.49 – £1.13 more!
Spinal Tap Pack 1: 4 songs*£0.99 = £3.96, Pack price £4.99 – £1.03 more!
Toby Keith Pack 1: 6 songs*£0.99 = £5.94, Pack price £6.29 – £0.35 more!
Warped Tour Pack 1: 5 songs*£0.99 = £4.95, Pack price £5.25 – £0.30 more!
Judas Preist Album: 9 songs*£0.99 = £8.91, Pack price £8.99 – £0.08 more!
Talking Heads: 5 songs*£0.99 = £4.95, Pack price £5.25 – £0.30 more!"

 

Mike Kebby replied.. "Thanks for the feedback Apnomis, appreciated ;)

 

 

http://blog.eu.playstation.com/2009/09/10/%e2%80%98heads-up%e2%80%99-playstation-store-update-10th-s...

 

 

17th September

(I was AWOL, so posted on 18th never had an answer - Perhaps too late)

 

 
24th September

(I was away, so no post by me on blog)

 

 

1st October Mike Kebby...

"I’ve sent all the details to Harmonix and they are working on it as I type :)"

 http://blog.eu.playstation.com/2009/10/01/heads-up%e2%80%99-playstation-store-update-1st-october-200...

 

 

8th October Mike Kebby...

"I reported the issue to Harmonix myself, so here’s to a quick fix once we get the confirmed information back from them."

 http://blog.eu.playstation.com/2009/10/08/%e2%80%98heads-up%e2%80%99-playstation-store-update-8th-oc...

 

 

So, if we ignore the first week then it is now almost 5 weeks to get a few prices fixed on the EU PSN Store.  I do not blame Mike, since he seems to be a pawn in all this, but when I think of SCEE the words "quick" and "fix" never crop up at the same time.

 

Please note that the in-game advertising and PSN Store state “Tracks are sometimes available in packs which are cheaper", which is highly questionable.

 

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15th October Mike Kebby

"I’m not ignoring youall , I’m busy – sorry I can’t stay and play this week.

Store should be updated soon.

Have a good weekend all."

 

http://blog.eu.playstation.com/2009/10/15/%e2%80%98heads-up%e2%80%99-playstation-store-update-15th-o...

 

Click here to see a graphical representation of this weeks emu response!

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22nd October Mike Kebby

"As always – if I have nothing to say I won’t respond to very comment. I have reported the issue and am waiting for new prices to be submitted."

 

http://blog.eu.playstation.com/2009/10/22/%e2%80%98heads-up%e2%80%99-playstation-store-update-22nd-o...

 

Oh yeah, and if by magic the Abbey Road DLC does not show on the date given by the devs.

 

22nd October Archonik

"Hi Mike, is the lack of The Beatles: Rock Band Abbey Road content a typo or is this pack seriously not being released today?

The Press Release from Harmonix does not only state a release date of Today (22 Oct) but specifies the UK price as well.

http://www.rockband.com/forums/showthread.php?t=169459

“Av ailable for Xbox 360 (Oct. 20) and PlayStation 3 System (Oct. 22)”
and
“Price: $16.99 USD, £10.46 UK, €11.37 EU”

I don’t need a long elaboration for why is it/is it not released. A simple “Yes it’s coming/No, it’s not” is good enough for me, even if you can’t state/don’t know the reason.

Please, double check that for us, if possible.
Cheers."

 

 

http://blog.eu.playstation.com/2009/10/22/%e2%80%98heads-up%e2%80%99-playstation-store-update-22nd-o...

 

22nd October Mike Kebby (In reply to above)

"It’s on the schedule for next week, we’ve never had it down as anything else."

 

 

Yeah, because it was a super secret release date that nobody would have ever guessed at. :Shame:

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Oh look, another ripoff track pack posted on the Store.

 

Wolfmother Pack 01 (this pack contains the above five Wolfmother tracks) (£5.25/€6.59)

 

 29th October Mike Kebby

"Another five track pack to put on the list of offenders – I should have spotted this myself too. We’re working on rectifying these issues with the help of the publisher."

http://blog.eu.playstation.com/2009/10/29/%e2%80%98heads-up%e2%80%99-playstation-store-update-29th-o...

 

Yay for consistency!

 

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How do the people that come up with this stuff manage to fill in the application form for their job?? :Stupid:

 

I'm not even joking. :smileyindifferent:

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[ Edited ]

I personally find it amazing how inept the communication between 3 companies can be. Not only do we still have this issue of FALSE ADVERTISING in-game and on the PSN-Store but now we also get no online functions in The Beatles : Rock Band.

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