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High Cost of Items

Post by mockingbird288z » 18 Mar 2019, 00:11

I was curious to see how the prices of prizes have increased over time so I looked through the items from all the live events to see what the lowest price was and the highest price was and see what it revealed, if anything.

The Average Cost per item can be found here.


French Romance
  • Lowest - §575
    Highest - §25,000
Dream Daycare
  • Lowest - §500
    Highest - §20,000
Party Time
  • Lowest - §250
    Highest - §15,500
Luxury Laundry
  • Lowest - §500
    Highest - §22,000
Custom Closets
  • Lowest - §1,200
    Highest - §12,000
Wedding Belles
  • Lowest - §200
    Highest - §17,500
Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow
  • Lowest LP - 4
    Highest LP - 25
    Lowest SP - 13
    Highest SP - 42
    Lowest Simoleon - §5,000
    Highest Simoleon - §17,000
Backyard Beautification
  • Lowest LP - 1
    Highest LP - 10
    Lowest SP - 13
    Highest SP - 42
    Lowest Simoleon - §500
    Highest Simoleon - §70,000
Kid's Party
  • Lowest LP - 2
    Highest LP - 30
    Lowest SP - 2
    Highest SP -50
    Lowest Simoleon - §10,000
    Highest Simoleon - §40,000
Chic Boutique
  • Lowest LP - 2
    Highest LP - 13
    Lowest SP - 2
    Highest SP - 15
    Lowest Simoleon - §5,000
    Highest Simoleon - §85,000
Luxury Living
  • Lowest LP - 1
    Highest LP - 30
    Lowest SP - 1
    Highest SP - 25
    Lowest Simoleon - §6,250
    Highest Simoleon - §135,000
Brilliant Backyard
  • Lowest LP - 2
    Highest LP - 12
    Lowest SP - 2
    Highest SP - 6
    Lowest Simoleon - §15,000
    Highest Simoleon - §70,000
Celebrity Pet
  • LP - 20
    Lowest SP - 10
    Highest SP - 23
    Lowest Simoleons - §6,250
    Highest Simoleons - §775,000
Sophisticated Socialite
  • Lowest LP - 10
    Highest LP - 150
    Lowest SP - 10
    Highest SP - 45
    Lowest Simoleons - §15,000
    Highest Simoleons - §1,480,000
Grand Garages
  • Lowest LP - 15
    HIghest LP - 70
    Lowest Simoleons - §60,000
    Highest Simoleons - §850,000
While I found it interesting to see and does show a general increase in prices I don't think this shows the extent of the increase in prices. I think we would need to see the average and the maybe the median, too. Just from looking at the prices it looks like this increase really became clear in the Chic Boutique event which you can't really see from just looking at the lowest and highest price. I think it just gets worse after the Chic Boutique event.
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Re: High Cost of Items

Post by 3luv4eva3 » 18 Mar 2019, 02:00

From this time last year, there is a clear difference. Makes me worry about playing the game going into the future. I'd hate to see a comparison from this year to next year!

Should keep this up for future reference, mockingbird! Another live event's coming up soon, and no doubt that we'll see more in the future. Thanks for this!
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Re: High Cost of Items

Post by simmare » 18 Mar 2019, 03:29

Looks like it started with Chic Boutique, but greatly accelerated with Celebrity Pet. How do they expect most players to buy these items? This really is getting out of hand. Thanks for the analysis- really something to think about.
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Post by Aalinnutza » 18 Mar 2019, 12:50

I took a break from playing the sims for about one year and I have to admit that coming back to it I was shocked to see how much things cost. I now play it when there is an event just to make sure I get the prize. I used to enjoy playing around redecorating houses or building new ones on empty lots but now that is gone as the prices are too high. Someone mentioned a petition to complain about the prices and I think that is a great idea.
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Re: High Cost of Items

Post by telemwill » 18 Mar 2019, 13:21

Thank you for taking the time to compile this list. This confirms what we have all been saying. I think that if someone were to compile a list of prices for online pack items, we would see a similar increase. I used to want to purchase all the things, but not anymore. The high prices have discouraged me (not to mention lots of almost, but not quite, identical items). There are a couple of packages in the online store right now that I want, but if I am limited in how I use the items after purchasing, what's the point?

I think EA wants to see just how far they can push the players. As a marketing device, it may backfire on them. I have already determined to buy no more furniture at the current home store prices. The only purchase I have made this month is Laura Craft.

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Post by mockingbird288z » 18 Mar 2019, 20:09

I've started on getting the average cost. To make it easier I didn't include wallpapers, flooring, and roofs.

I did the first live event and the most recent new live event and two somewhere in the middle. I'll start doing the rest later. The Grand Garages one is insane.

French Romance
67 simoleon items for a total of §352,300
Average simoleon cost of an item: §5,258.21



Dream Daycare
34 simoleon items for a total of §200,500
Average simoleon cost of an item: §5,897.06


Party Time
26 simoleon items for a total of §111,625
Average simoleon cost of an item: §4,293.27


Luxury Laundry
49 simoleon items for a total of §167,500
Average simoleon cost of an item: §3,418.37


Custom Closets
49 simoleon items for a total cost of §294,100
Average simoleon cost of an item: §6,002.04


Wedding Belles
63 simoleon items for a total of §173,850
Average simoleon cost of an item: §2,759.52


Kid's Party
13 LP items for a total of 99LP
Average LP cost of an item: 7.62LP

8 SP items for a total of 99SP
Average SP cost of an item: 12.375SP

18 simoleon items for a total of §324,000
Average simoleon cost of an item: §18,000


Chic Boutique
6 LP items for a total of 49LP
Average LP cost of an item: 8.17LP

10 SP items for a total of 79SP
Average SP cost of an item: 7.9SP

28 simoleon items for a total of §670,000
Average simoleon cost of an item: §23,928.57


Grand Garages
3 LP items for a total of 135LP
Average LP cost of an item: 45LP

17 simoleon items for a total of §4,113,000
Average simoleon cost of an item: §241,941.18
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Post by 3luv4eva3 » 18 Mar 2019, 21:51

Seeing the average cost doesn't make me feel any better. What happened to no prizes costing LPs and SPs?!
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Re: High Cost of Items

Post by bloodredroses01 » 18 Mar 2019, 23:38

WOW!!! Between the two sets of numbers it shows how they have hiked the prices.

The averages may not look too bad but when you go back and then look at the highest price and compare them, that’s when sticker shock can kick in. The icky thing is how the average cost of the Simoleon items TRIPLED from the French Romance to the Kid’s Party and then went up MORE THAN TEN TIMES from Chic Boutique to Grand Garages!!! :o :x :evil: :twisted: That is just so WRONG and it’s super not fair to newer players.
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Post by mockingbird288z » 19 Mar 2019, 00:02

3luv4eva3 wrote:
18 Mar 2019, 21:51
What happened to no prizes costing LPs and SPs?!
I think that stopped with the Snow Problem quest.
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Post by mockingbird288z » 19 Mar 2019, 00:04

bloodredroses01 wrote:
18 Mar 2019, 23:38
WOW!!! Between the two sets of numbers it shows how they have hiked the prices.

The averages may not look too bad but when you go back and then look at the highest price and compare them, that’s when sticker shock can kick in. The icky thing is how the average cost of the Simoleon items TRIPLED from the French Romance to the Kid’s Party and then went up MORE THAN TEN TIMES from Chic Boutique to Grand Garages!!! :o :x :evil: :twisted: That is just so WRONG and it’s super not fair to newer players.
I also kinda knew we were getting less and less items for each live event but I hadn't quite realized the extent. It would also be interesting to see how the resources required for these events correlate.
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