Should I Take Gil’s Deal?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Well Gil is once again in Springfield..and this time with a golden deal!  He’s bringing you a 250 Donut Deal on Lampwick’s Gold Mansion!  With many Tappers requesting this Golden Mansion once they saw Lampwick was in the game, it’s nice to see EA listening to Tapper’s request…even if it does come with a hefty price tag.

This deal runs out on July 1st…which means there’s not much time left to decide if you want it in YOUR Springfield.  I know with that clock running down, and Gil begging in your Springfield it might be tempting to just buy buy buy!  BUT is this item worth your hard earned sprinkles?  Before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this bling bling to YOUR Springfield….

Solid Gold House

Building: Gold Mansion
Donut Price: 250 donuts
Dimensions: 7×10
Payout: 
$135, 15xp/ 4hrs
Conform-O-Meter: Vanity +2000

Pros:
-Comes with a short questline, with some really funny dialog for Homer, Lisa, Cletus & Brandine.
-Unlocks a special 30m task for Chester.
-Premium building earns more than your standard building in Springfield
-Looks great with the Money Pool from Stonecutters
-Another house/mansion for Springfield
-It looks cool!

Cons:
-EXPENSIVE!  250 donuts is a LOT for a building with out a character
-It can look out of place in your Springfield, depending on your design.
-If you don’t have Lampwick no character (after the initial task) will interact with it.

Final Thought:
Personally, I’m on the fence with this one.  I’m a completest and I have the donuts, so I can tell you right now this is something I’ll be buying.  HOWEVER, if your donut stash is limited this might be something you’ll want to pass on.  It doesn’t bring Lampwick to your Springfield, for that you’ll have to spend another 120 donuts, and it’s HUGE.  So if space is limited as well, it might be hard to find a place for it.
Of course in the end it’s your decision, we can only tell you what we would/wouldn’t do, and admittedly this is one I will pull the trigger on (but I am a completest).  Whatever you decide just remember, this is a Limited-time item…so if you’re thinking about it make sure you make your decision before Ol’ Gil skips town again!

gil gold

What are your thoughts on the Gold Mansion?  Will you be spending the donuts to add it to to YOUR Springfield?  Were you surprised to see Gil bring the deal?  Sound off in the comments below, you know we LOVE hearing from you!

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41 responses to “Should I Take Gil’s Deal?

  1. Apple cost themselves money when I tried to get this but the glitch in my game wouldn’t allow me to purchase it. I’m a completist or was, and wanted this premium item. I’d get it if it comes back again, but at the same time I’m finally getting a little burnt out from this game. It’s hard to consistently play this game during the holidays, and the elf part of the Christmas update is just annoying to me. I don’t have time anymore to go on and shoot a canon every 2 hrs. Anyway, great game, love the dialogue but if they spaced things out better I’d be happier. I don’t need 10 different quests at once and then a month or two of nothing. Just my grouchy opinion today. Enjoy Tappers!

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  2. The cute Christmas decorations that people got for the mansion recently makes me wish I hadn’t passed this deal up… I’ll definitely not make that mistake again if Gil ever comes to town with this property again! XD

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  3. not worth it ,,,,,not as big as other mansions ….
    premium bucks should be premium pay outs…
    stone cutter rules…easter stuff was even bigger rip off,,,
    still sorta addicted…..

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  4. Is there any chance of this mansion coming back? LOL ;; I completely spaced out on getting it because I was too focused trying to get emblems!! I wish they had given us this deal AFTER the event. It’s hard for me to split my focus when I’m trying to spend as little donuts as possible on the remaining prizes. 😦

    Limited items have come back before, but a Gil deal has rarely ever made a come back, I think. 😦

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  5. Hey Alissa and Wookie, just want a quick opinion. I tried to buy more donuts because I’m a completist as well, but I kept getting “contact Apple support” but my account was fine as far as funds go. I still want this item, is there any chance you or anyone else has talked to Apple about something like this? Losing a limited time item because of their problems is frustrating, especially when I’m willing to pay honest money for it and not hack my device. What can I do? It’s frustrating like the “end of season 24 junk” that they offered but I had the same problem at the time. Any thoughts? Thanks and I love this site!

    PS. I still want that Mayan from Halloween 2012 and the “black hole” EA should offer these things if people want to buy them IMO, what do they have to lose.

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    • Could be a “parental lock” or “spending limit” on the account. It’s really in your best interest to find out if Apple has something in place.

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      • Hi! Thank you for the quick reply. I am an adult with my own account, it gave me a declined message so I switched to another one with more than enough for a few boatloads of donuts but it still wasn’t working after 3 days….any advice on how to get these lost items? I just don’t see the ‘limited time’ point if you’re spending real money. I was getting tired of the game until the Stonecutters event, I have all the premium characters and $90 mil in game cash….which I think should be used to buy XP or donuts….I’m bummed out though, I really liked that episode/era of the Simpsons….thanks Bunny for your thoughts. I wish that I could get the items I missed. 😕

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        • Unfortunately that may mean an issue with your device needing help thru Apple. I only ever had issues with my itunes once and I fixed it with a hard reset. Wondering if you can solve it through itunes or not. Best advice is to put a ticket in with EA letting them know your issue. If you get it in before the event ends, they may be able to hook you up. We all know they won’t complain about getting your money. Best of luck.

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    • I’m kind of a hypocrite in that area. There are some really cool things other people have that I want that predate my playing but once I have them I kind of like the fact that they’ll make my town more original

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  6. dwightshep426

    should i get the rocket car?

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  7. Definitely a PASS on this one. For 250 donuts you should get the Mansion, Rocket Car AND Lampwick. Previous offers like this have usually included a building/character combo and decoration or two. Recent examples are the Duff offer and the Krustylu Studios offer. The “offer” part being that the price was less than buying the items individually.

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  8. Hi mate. It was. A nobrainer for me a sucker for any building lol.

    As lampwick. Lives their I have left a park bench to make him ccomfortble.

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