breaking street date is illegal

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User Info: NinjaGamer_23

NinjaGamer_23
6 years ago#1
Why? The store is fined at least 5 grand and other stuff happens. All I know is I recommend you people just buy the game on the day it comes out like me..

Not worth to ruin the store you shop at...

User Info: Tzuba12

Tzuba12
6 years ago#2
unless that shop is an evil gamestop. jk
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User Info: EvilSock_V2

EvilSock_V2
6 years ago#3
im sure walmart can afford it.
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User Info: PhoenixGenesis

PhoenixGenesis
6 years ago#4
im sure walmart can afford it.

Hope they can.

Wait, is the fine 5,000 bucks PER GAME SOLD?

or is it a roundabout 5k for the entire franchise/corporation?
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User Info: jasonb619

jasonb619
6 years ago#5

NinjaGamer_23 posted...
Why? The store is fined at least 5 grand and other stuff happens. All I know is I recommend you people just buy the game on the day it comes out like me..

Not worth to ruin the store you shop at...


I don't get your logic.. you say NOT to buy it so we don't ruin the store, yet they will keep doing it unless they get in trouble. So wouldn't it help to buy it and help them get in trouble so they stop doing it?

User Info: NinjaGamer_23

NinjaGamer_23
6 years ago#6
No no u can buy the game if u want but the games they sell result in fine... Eitehr way if u like teh store, don't buy th egame till street date.

User Info: HykCraft

HykCraft
6 years ago#7
For the love of god, IT IS NOT illegal.

The retailer and all of it's employees don't get handcuffed and sent off to jail.

This is how it works:

If the publisher finds out that RETAILER X breaks street date, the publisher imposes a fine on the retailer per copy sold and then also reserves the right to NO LONGER have that retailer sell their products anymore.

Please do some damn research before posting again.

User Info: Icewitch

Icewitch
6 years ago#8
Breaking street date isn't "illegal" or a crime. At worst its contract violation which is a civil dispute not an illegal activity.
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User Info: g8keyp

g8keyp
6 years ago#9
Publishers are too reliant on retailers right now to ever sue a big chain over breaking a street date.

If anyone were to face litigation, it would be smaller regional chains, and only then if the publisher is feeling particularly burned or if many/all of the stores broke the street date. When a big chain breaks a street date, punishments (if any) are likely to come from within the company, such as firings, probation or, at the extreme, store closure.

User Info: Icewitch

Icewitch
6 years ago#10
When one store breaks street date everyone else follows suit.

Why wouldn't they? Once someone has broken it already they're only losing business to the date-breaker by waiting.
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