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#91WinternovaPosted 9/16/2013 3:55:25 PM
TheBlueStig posted...
They're making more pure profit off old used games than they would on new hardware or new games.

They lose money on game systems, they're sold at cost.

By the time day to day costs of running each store are factored in, all the profit on new games is GONE.

Game stores make more money from used games and hardware than they ever have or ever will from new games and hardware.


So what, exactly, is this "bribe" supposed to accomplish? If the game stores make more money on the used games and hardware (which they do), what sense does it make to give the managers a system and games as a "bribe"? Shouldn't Microsoft and Sony be "bribing" the executives, not the low-level peons who manage the stores?

I love the way you argue against yourself if people give you enough time.
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#92TheBlueStigPosted 9/16/2013 4:03:47 PM
Winternova posted...
TheBlueStig posted...
They're making more pure profit off old used games than they would on new hardware or new games.

They lose money on game systems, they're sold at cost.

By the time day to day costs of running each store are factored in, all the profit on new games is GONE.

Game stores make more money from used games and hardware than they ever have or ever will from new games and hardware.


So what, exactly, is this "bribe" supposed to accomplish? If the game stores make more money on the used games and hardware (which they do), what sense does it make to give the managers a system and games as a "bribe"? Shouldn't Microsoft and Sony be "bribing" the executives, not the low-level peons who manage the stores?

I love the way you argue against yourself if people give you enough time.


The people who run the stores have a greater and more direct effect on sales than any executive ever has or ever will. They're the ones interacting with the customers on a daily basis. Again, this is a simple concept to figure out, but not for you....
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#93Dragon NexusPosted 9/16/2013 4:55:49 PM
TheBlueStig posted...
Winternova posted...
TheBlueStig posted...
They're making more pure profit off old used games than they would on new hardware or new games.

They lose money on game systems, they're sold at cost.

By the time day to day costs of running each store are factored in, all the profit on new games is GONE.

Game stores make more money from used games and hardware than they ever have or ever will from new games and hardware.


So what, exactly, is this "bribe" supposed to accomplish? If the game stores make more money on the used games and hardware (which they do), what sense does it make to give the managers a system and games as a "bribe"? Shouldn't Microsoft and Sony be "bribing" the executives, not the low-level peons who manage the stores?

I love the way you argue against yourself if people give you enough time.


The people who run the stores have a greater and more direct effect on sales than any executive ever has or ever will. They're the ones interacting with the customers on a daily basis. Again, this is a simple concept to figure out, but not for you....


So if they decide to stock the new console in their store, they'll get one for free. And what then? they keep pushing the products that earn them their wages because...more freebies? Or does it stop after the initial "bribe"?

Not sure how you can play the "hurr you're thick if ya dun geddit" card if you're basically just describing the merits of shopkeepers wanting to sell products to customers in exchange for money or other similar objects of worth. Something which has been a regular occurance in society for some centuries now.
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#94FredSavage27Posted 9/16/2013 9:13:38 PM
TheBlueStig posted...
<They're making more pure profit off old used games than they would on new hardware or new games.

They lose money on game systems, they're sold at cost.

By the time day to day costs of running each store are factored in, all the profit on new games is GONE.

Game stores make more money from used games and hardware than they ever have or ever will from new games and hardware.

People buy a PlayStation 4/Xbox One. They can now buy used PS4/Xbone games. Which in a few years will be the only games anyone will want to buy, especially with a lack of backwards compatibility. Do you really thing GameStop would want to ignore such a huge chunk of the market?