"people are most likely using games for their intended purpose."
most likely? ha ha!
I meant as far as playing them- putting them in a (relatively) safe place and not the toaster, or using the disc as a coaster. I just rhymed. I love pain meds. I had a tooth pulled and now morphine is my friend.
The point is, if you don't like the look of the case/disc/manual, you can easily find another one in better shape. If you're buying online (I only buy from Amazon), then pick a seller with a lot of feedback, with at least 90% positive.
i do the same. i rarely purchase games day one unless im really looking forward to it. the majority of the time i wait a few months (i have quite a backlog to work through so this isnt an issue for me..) for a decent price drop and normally pick up a new copy for about 20-30 on amazon. the local videogame retailers where i live charge terribly high prices for games that are either used, very old or both. why bother with these stores when you can wait a few months and pick it up from amazon or your preferred online retailer for almost half the cost.
this shows you don't know what you're talking about. the longer a game is out the lower the price is versus new. many of gstop's used games are a great deal. Not at all... Old NEW game for 19.99 will be 14.99 or 17.99... You don't know how to shop. Back in the day it was better, and was great for hard to find games. But today it's a mess of a industry. Buying online is the way to go.
oh no, when I say gamer like me I mean a person who doesnt keep games long. all of these games were around $50 when I bought them, played crysis and NNK for less than 5 days, didnt like them so took them back and got my money back. Tomb Raider I actually liked and beat it, played a little extra and returned on the 7th day and got my money back, the show I usually keep for a year, so I bought that, used a $10 off coupon that I earned with the gamestop points and got it for $45, well it was like $43 and some change.
as others have stated though, it is best to wait if you are buying a game you know you will like and want to keep.
Well okay, your system seems to work for you, but it was pretty misleading of you to say you bought those 4 games a week or two after release for $45 total. For people who want to keep their games, Gamestop's used prices generally stink, and Amazon usually has better deals on new copies (which also keep going down in price over time).
Amazon's prices on everything fluctuate. It might be lower today and tomorrow, but 2 days from now it will have gone back up.
Go, then.....there are other worlds than these. psn: jcvdismyhero
How is it smart to spend more money on a used copy that's plastered in unspeakable filth than a new copy? Yeah, somebody isn't a smart consumer, and it's not TC.
were are u from ,in vancouver any used games from eb games or bestbuy are all in mint condition .bestbuy wont even take the game if it has no manual.Plus most used games i buy are say new $ 39 used $24 and that ads up in our society.
In all seriousness a used copy of a newer game (released in the last couple months) is usually within $5 or less of the price of a brand new copy, and you are at least guaranteed a box + instruction manual. Buy a used game and they might just hand you a disk inside of a paper sleeve. The box and manual is worth $5 to me.