I just opened an e-mail saying that if I pre-order Showtime through Origin I receive a free stuff pack.
1. I have been buying the stuff packs all along.
2. I have been buying retail copies all along.
In all honesty I do not find this promo fair. If "New" free items were offered I would say hey this is ok. But that would be wrong too as I do not want to play the game through Origin. I have been buying hard copies of the game for the reason that I may not be "online" in the future but will still be able to play The Sims 3.
This is not the first time The Sims game have had what I consider to be unfair offers with their launches.
Thanks for letting me complain.