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Notify users by email when games in their wishlists go on sale

Added byTysonCooley's avatarTysonCooley

Add the option for users to receive emails when a game from their wishlist goes on sale. When a game goes on sale, send an automated email to everyone who had the game on their wishlist. If multiple items go on sale that are in a person's wishlist, compile them into a single "these games are on sale right now" email. It would be simple, and very helpful for people who are waiting for games to go on sale before they purchase.

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Roxolani
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Good suggestion. A necessary feature.

4 hrs. ago
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shantnu
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Note regards my comment below: Not enough showed an interest, so I have removed the feature. Gog.com won't let me delete the comment, so we are stuck with it.

9 hrs. ago
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shantnu
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Hi everyone,

I'm interested in this feature too. Rather than wait, I've decided to develop it myself. If you are interested, I've setup an early access Beta page here:

http://shantnu.pythonanywhere.com/


thanks,

Apr. 16, 2014
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tjohnson4math
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At least make it an option that can be activated/disabled. That way we can choose to get those notifications if we want them. Letting them know their wishlist games are on sale may increase profits and those wanting those games are more apt to buy them when their discounted. Personally, I see it as a win-win scenario all around.

Mar. 22, 2014
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theirondragon
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My number 1 want.

Mar. 20, 2014
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Baron_Chronus
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you guys should definitely do this like steam does would be really useful to us and we wont have to miss out on picking up great bargains

Feb. 18, 2014
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firstlast
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Looks like this is almost the same as another Community Wishlist item. http://www.gog.com/wishlist/site/add_the_possibility_to_remind_me_when_this_game_goes_on_sale This currently has 4618 votes, that currently has 5994 votes, that's 10612, which brings this item to #7 all time requested site features instead of splitting the votes to position #8 and #15.

Feb. 11, 2014
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firstlast
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$5.00 or less is an impulse buy for something on my wishlist. Let me know when it happens and I will buy.

Feb. 11, 2014
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sockanasa
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Several games on my wish list have gone on sale & I saw it afterwards. Steam has notified me when a wish list is on sale & half the time I bought. I like Gog better & would rather buy here.

Jan. 29, 2014
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Akkifokkusu
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@theobh: This would be specifically for games you want to be notified about, so not spam for every sale. It would be used for getting informed when a specific game that you want is on sale.

Jan. 17, 2014
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OdanUrr
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Another must-wish. I'm a bit taken aback that GOG hasn't implemented this already.

Jan. 16, 2014
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theobh
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I disagree, If I had this I would come to the site less, and buy less I think. Wondering what is on sale or new keeps me coming back almost daily- I'm hooked. I don't want spam emails telling me every time there is something new or a sale, I want to go on my own time and look at the yummy goodies.

Jan. 11, 2014
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nasorna
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Very important :)

Jan. 5, 2014
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Gearmos
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This is a must be. I would buy more games.

Jan. 4, 2014
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whystler2012
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With Steam i dislike that feature because you can't set a threshold like "Only notify me if the price drops below the following number" or "Only 75% or more", hence it triggering even for a silly 10% discount.

With Gog however, the base price is usually already below my threshold and most sales are simply 50% so it would be nice yes.

Oct. 17, 2013
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KMJX
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Yes, please.
As a sporadic user with limited internet access, and who dislikes getting mail about promotions all the time, I'd like to be able to opt out of that and still know when a game that I deemed worthy of my wish list goes on sale or is part of a promotion.

Sep. 8, 2013
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BadDecissions
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Steam has this feature. Gamers Gate has this feature. Catch up soon, dudes.

Aug. 22, 2013
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theormore
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Add this fast guys ^^

Jul. 28, 2013
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Cabzx
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This feature must be added as soon as possible.

Jul. 18, 2013
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miloir
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This is a very important feature and would help me spend more money.

Jul. 17, 2013
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Flamingoaks
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Would love this feature. I missed buying Witcher 2 by a whisker when it was on discount. It would be great if I could get a notification when it goes on sale again.

Jul. 6, 2013
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MissFable
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This would be a good feature as long as it's optional.

Jun. 28, 2013
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Laskrau
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I think it would be a great idea. Love a good sale, especially on games I want!

Jun. 27, 2013
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Gibarian
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I just realised that GOG does not have this feature. I think it should be added.

Jun. 23, 2013
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ziiar
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Steam does this and is very helpful.

Jun. 11, 2013
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Nympheros
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Would be very helpful not to miss a sale...

May. 31, 2013
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pretender381
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I was just thinking about this and i can see TysonCooley has started it few months ago. It's very useful option which is available on steam for instance.

Apr. 30, 2013
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furiousangels
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Good call :).

Apr. 26, 2013
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TheTingler
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Yep, I was thinking this just a few moments ago and I'm glad others are too. Steam has this exact idea and it's brilliant, it makes me immediately jump to the game's store page when I get one of those emails. There's a load of games on GOG I'm not desperate to play right now and will 100% get as soon as they go on sale for any amount lower, and would love to be told somehow when that happened.

Mar. 20, 2013
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ajc1490
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RIight now wish lists really do nothing. This would add way more functionality.

Mar. 18, 2013
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koeolaw
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+1 Would definitely help.

Mar. 15, 2013
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DyneAmite
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I know I'd be more inclined to reduce my wishlist via the power of money if I knew I'd be saving some cash. Seriously, at the moment my wishlist runs into the hundreds of $. I really can only justify $5.99 at the most.

Mar. 13, 2013
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alvorsam
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... or simply subscribe to their newsletter. They have one for new releases, and one for discounts (!)

Mar. 5, 2013
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Alenonimo
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Steam started doing this. Not a bad thing at all.

Feb. 14, 2013
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nosider
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Yes Please! This would be a great addition to the site! +1

Feb. 5, 2013
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DRM_free_fan
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Agree. Some of us have titles on wishlists that we don't intend to buy until they go on sale. That's why we added them to the wishlist rather than buy immediately.

Feb. 1, 2013
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Archebald
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Good call! +1

Jan. 10, 2013
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