JoeJude16 wrote: »
Welcome @AshleyMaryLove! It's good to see that you've got a variety of individual items in your wishlist. But keep in mind that you want to avoid items that are part of a set or venue that aren't eligible for the Complete Your Set (CYS) discount. Several items on your list jump out at me.
The Stiff As a Board, Light as a Feather Dance Collection from The Skylight Studio for the Performing Arts and the Head Start Playpen and Local Motion Toddler Walker from the Tiny Prodigies Early Learning Center. Neither of those venues are eligible for the CYS, nor are they part of any compilation. So if you plan on owning the venues, you don't want to get the individual items separately, or have them gifted. It would be a waste of points.
Now, there are exceptions to the CYS rule. Le Cinema Plumbob is not CYS by itself, but it is part of the March 2013 Compilation. The compilation is CYS eligible. If you own the Barrier to Entry System or Large As Life Movie Screen, then they will count toward reducing the price of the compilation.
FYI the Skylight Studio does come up on the Daily Deal rotation for as little as 532 SimPoints, a savings of 69%. That's only 100 points more than the Stiff as a Board collection. As for Tiny Prodigies, keep the venue on your wishlist. Members of this thread can be very generous. It is not uncommon to be gifted a venue, or even a world, from time to time. But try to be frugal with both your own points and those of the people who are giving you gifts. It will get you more of what you want more quickly.
I hope this didn't sound too much like a lecture. It was certainly meant to be more of a lesson. We've all been there, believe me. Give it a little time and you'll be bouncing around CYS, the DD spreadsheet and cascades before you know it.
rednenemon wrote: »
Listen to the advice that @JoeJude16 has given, especially in regards to CYS.
Speaking of CYS, here's a little trick of a sort (it's probably not so much a 'trick' as it is 'something odd I've noticed')
If there is any premium content that both is part of a CYS set you wish to complete, and can be bought individually (the deep fryer and the ice cream machine come to mind. Thanks to those, I think I wound up getting the Fabulous Fiesta set for free. Of course, this was quite some time ago) make them something of a priority.
Something I've noticed (I could be wrong though. My memory is not the greatest) is that, should you own a Premium item, that takes a bigger chunk of points off its set than if it were not Premium. (I'm not saying don't put non-Premium items on your Wishlist. Premium items are a bit more pricy, so definitely list the non-Premium items)
Therefore, if that set comes up on DD, and you have enough of a discount, there's a chance you'll get the rest of the items for free! (To me, Store-wise, there wasn't a lovelier sight than that green download button )
Okay, I'm done blithering. Back to lurking for me.
AshleyMaryLove wrote: »
Thank's to both of you I have edited my wishlist. One question though. How do I know if a set is part of CYS and how do I stalk the DD?
Tamaek wrote: »
I finally did it!!!! (Not counting 5 MMAO exclusive items which I cannot get thanks to MMAO not working for me but anyway happy announcement!) Thanks to you wonderful people I now OWN THE STORE!!! WAHOOO!!! YAY!!! So happy! And I've had a hard, stressful weekend so that is a very nice thing to finally have!! Now to pay it forward and decide who my first... victims shall be (We really need an emoji that rubs its hands together deviously. lol)