Nature Bundle – Spring Cleaning 2016

The Nature Bundle is touted as a 205 Donut value. I tried to figure out how that is calculated…and so far I’m at a loss (or excess).

[Nature Bundle Offer]

Nature Bundle Cost: 100 Donuts — “A 205 Donut value”

Qty Item Donuts
(unless noted)
Limited?
1 Springfield Greenhouse 80 βœ“
1 Butterfly Tent

20
5 Apple Trees

15 (75)
5 Orange Trees

15 (75)
1 Kang Topiary

15
1 Kodos Topiary

15
10 Rose Bushes

Estimated at 15 Donuts (150 Donuts);
1000 Money (10,000 Money)
βœ“
1 Cherub Bird Bath

10 βœ“
1 Tree Swing

20 (minus 8 for rebate; unrelated rebate)

The Springfield Greenhouse is listed to be an 80 Donut value, according to the files. Counting just one of each item gets us to 190 donuts, not counting the Rose Bush (which doesn’t have a donut value listed). If it is counted, that could make the Rose Bush’s value 15 Donuts, a reasonably accurate figure for a tree or bush.

Of course, counting one of each item still means that you’d be getting 120 donuts worth of apple and orange trees for free IF this bundle was full price.

The actual full value of the bundle would more likely be 325 Donuts to 340 Donuts.

So, at least, considering that a new item wouldn’t launch discounted, you get 8 items (not counting duplicates) for only 20 donuts. The cheapest individual item is about 10 donuts, but that’s a limited time item. In conclusion, forgetting the math: Good value (if you also wanted the greenhouse).

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19 comments on “Nature Bundle – Spring Cleaning 2016

  1. Vanessa M. Y. says:

    Argh, math… Sorry but zoned out. Already see too many numbers at work, thanks.

    Are you buying it?

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    • simp7fan says:

      Not yet. Sorry, I should have wrote it as “TL;DR:”…unless you don’t know that acronym. Anyways, it’s at the bottom: it’s a good value.

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      • Vanessa M. Y. says:

        I agree it’s a good value, but not worth it to me… I already have everything except the greenhouse (obviously) and the tree swing (pfff). If I could purchase only the greenhouse, I would probably get it – it would make a nice addition to my nature area. Plus, it reminds me of a touristic attraction I’ve gone to a few times here in Southern Brazil.

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        • simp7fan says:

          What would you purchase the greenhouse for? 80 donuts? or 100 donuts? It sounds like you’re not interested in the tree swing, but ironically it is exactly 20 donuts, so you’d just be paying for those two items and getting the rest of the bundle for free.

          I think the greenhouse looks pretty nice. If you’re interested and have a place for it I don’t see why you shouldn’t get it. I don’t have any particular thoughts of where it would go in my town, so the only thing holding my interest is its design and the good value.

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        • Vanessa M. Y. says:

          I actually changed my mind and I don’t think I’d buy the greenhouse at all. I do not like “artificial nature”; plus, I tried to picture it in my nature area and it didn’t look good. My nature area is all about trees of all kinds, bushes, Springfield Falls, a very long river, reindeers, crops… A building like the greenhouse would ruin its bucolic looks.

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        • simp7fan says:

          That’s okay. Also, just so you know, reindeer aren’t cows. πŸ˜‰ (That rib brought to you by etymology.)

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        • Vanessa M. Y. says:

          But they are grazing all the time!

          (Didn’t understand “rib” in this context, maybe you were saying “reindeers” was out of place in my sentence? In this case, yeah. I wish there were more farm animals in TSTO.)

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        • simp7fan says:

          Rib is a type of teasing. I was joking with you. “Bucolic”comes from the same word for cow (such as “bovine”). So, yes, saying that reindeer aren’t cows and therefore you don’t really have a bucolic scene. πŸ˜‰

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        • Vanessa M. Y. says:

          Hah, you’d think I’m THAT literal… I meant “bucolic” as the pleasant aspects of the countryside. It doesn’t mean only something related to cows (I could swear it was sheep, but I might be wrong). πŸƒ

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        • simp7fan says:

          πŸ™‚ I can be….

          The gist of it is basically to do with sheep, just like how cowboys may work with all kinds of animals.

          The etymology from: http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=bucolic
          The most modern etymology is “pastoral, rustic” followed by “cowherd, herdsman” and lastly “cow tending”.

          To me, untechnically, the word doesn’t sound quite as pleasant as “pastoral” or some other synonym. It sounds more like a disease, like botulism. Or broccoli (also a disease, of the plate πŸ˜‰ ).

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        • Vanessa M. Y. says:

          There’s actually a reason I like the term “bucolism”. There’s a Brazilian “literature movement” called Arcadism, that lasted from the very end of the 18th century until the very beginning of the 19th century, which the main characteristic is the exaltation of nature. The name “Arcadism” comes from “Arcadia”, a certain region or place in Greece that I won’t dare try to explain, Wikipedia would do it better: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arcadia_(utopia) I don’t know why, but when we learn or read about this literature movement, we always learn/read it as being “bucolic”. Not pastoral, not any other synonym I can think of, “bucolic”. I don’t think I even knew the meaning of this word before I had a class in school about Arcadism. And considering I love nature, adding that one of my favorite Brazilian books is from this movement (a very sad love story called MarΓ­lia de Dirceu), so yeah, I like the term bucolic πŸ˜‰ doesn’t sound a disease at all to me. Actually I REALLY like this word.

          And you never, EVER, EVER, say something like that to someone who is a food enthusiast! Oh wait, you’re American – that’s okay, then. I forgot all Americans eat is junk food. πŸ˜›

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        • simp7fan says:

          You like broccoli? I’ve been known to eat it steamed. I was just kidding. I often do that. πŸ˜‰ These are commonly hated things, so I use them in my speech.

          Thanks for the explanation of that movement. That wiki link shows a painting…with a title including the word “pastoral”, fyi. πŸ˜› Anyways, do you have similar sounding words in Portuguese? Since this movement occurred during the 18th century, could just be the use of certain words was the current deal. Weird choice if they wanted it to be an ultimately Greek word (“bucolic”), as opposed to Latin (“pastoral”). I’m sure I don’t know enough (any really) about Pt but maybe those sounds line up better with the language. Oh, do you use a Pt version of the word? I’m sorry, I got lost. lol

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        • Vanessa M. Y. says:

          I love cooking, I love eating. I specially like Italian cuisine, with lots of seafood, pasta and vegetables; so yes, I like broccoli.

          And I really got lost… Are you asking about the word “pastoral”? “Bucolic”? Both? Maybe I’m turning things more complicated than they are? Maybe I need to sleep? I know I was supposed to.

          For what it’s worth, “bucolic” is either “bucΓ³lico” (male) or “bucΓ³lica” (female). “Pastoral” is “pastoril”. We have the word “pastoral”, which has a total different meaning – it’s about religion.

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        • simp7fan says:

          Thanks. That’s probably why pastoral wasn’t chosen.

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  2. 02sb13 says:

    Thanks simp7fan! Very useful post and love your blog! Probably will pass on this as even though you save loads of donuts I am not looking for anything nature to out in my sprimgfield!

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  3. minicha says:

    Math is not my strong suite but the value is over 300 and that is without including the SLH topiary you get through the questline πŸ™‚

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