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14-09-2012, 08:00 PM #101
Protip: Putting fingers in your ears and screaming "lalala" doesn't mean nobody brought up a counterargument.
It's okay, buddy. I won't use naughty words. I already see your mouse hovering over the report button.
14-09-2012, 08:11 PM #102
14-09-2012, 08:44 PM #103
And believe it or not, but the world is not one of absolutes. There ARE grey areas. I guess the reason we disagree is that you live in a world of absolutes whereas I try and consider the consequences of an action.
Apologies Hyper. But seriously, learn to read what is being posted.
Although, for the record, that WAS an Its Always Sunny in Philadelphia reference.
Last edited by gundato; 14-09-2012 at 08:48 PM.
14-09-2012, 09:04 PM #104
14-09-2012, 09:22 PM #105
You can't have it both ways, sir.
Also, don't apologize to me. I don't give a fuck beyond the hypocrisy of the people who use the report function on these boards.
14-09-2012, 09:33 PM #106
14-09-2012, 09:40 PM #107
14-09-2012, 10:58 PM #108
Its like enforcing the law for a "stupid" law. Like the underage kid in the arcade from the other thread. If there are only a few kids and nobody is causing a stir, most people won't care. If there are a BUNCH of kids or the kids start causing problems, people care.
Same thing here. If it is just ebay copies and trade-in programs with some stores, fine. If a store starts pushing the used copies over the new copies and are gouging prices on everyone (to the point that they aren't just getting the "I can't afford a 60 dollar game" but are getting the people who would otherwise pay 60 bucks), it is a problem.
I am not familiar with Best Buy's, but my understanding is they only do trade-in and used stuff online. And I am okay with that because it is a small percentage of their overall sales. They are still primarily selling new items and are just saving that for the bargain hunters (I think Amazon does that too).
As I have mentioned, I am not particularly fond of Gamefly, but they aren't screwing over the customers. They are actually providing a good service. So while I am not sure how good they are for the industry (I imagine the rental market is still pretty small), they are good for the consumers.
15-09-2012, 04:10 AM #109
15-09-2012, 06:02 AM #110
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Is it me or has there been more nastiness than usual on these boards lately? Is everyone just bored waiting for Dishonored or Borderlands or something?
15-09-2012, 08:34 AM #111
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Consider that consumers have a fixed amount of money to spend on games every year. They spend that on new games from Gamestop and the publisher gets 70% of that or whatever. Now if they trade with their friends, or sell copies directly to other people, they get extra income back which can be spent on games. Now sure, there's no guarantee that will be spent on games but most people who sell stuff do it systematically - if they couldn't sell it on, they wouldn't spend so much in the first place.
Gamestop upsets the balance because of the difference between what you sell for and what they then sell it on for. They essentially pocket the difference. That's money that goes to their shareholders and doesn't get spent on games. One could make the same argument about selling on Ebay - their fees are also taking money out, but they are significantly smaller.
I haven't explained it well, and it's a tough concept to grasp. And I still think GameStop should be allowed to sell secondhand games and support that. I'm just trying to explain the difference.
15-09-2012, 03:30 PM #112
Originally Posted by Destructoid
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(did someone make this joke already? I'm drive-by posting while GW2 downloads)
15-09-2012, 05:18 PM #113
But I also won't shed any tears when Sony and MS find a way to phase them out entirely.