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My post copy/pasted from the other topic like this.
#290 wheresatari Posted 2/8/2013 5:12:02 PM message detail quote There are so many reasons to buy used.
$3 is $3 when you have bills. If I see a game for $23 instead of $27, guess which one I'll buy. That $3 is a meal in your belly.
On top of that, the warranty is way better. New games, once opened, can only be traded for the exact same game. Used games you can play for up to 7 days, and if it's not for you, you can trade it for the money or anything else you want (provided you pay the difference if it's more expensive). You wouldn't buy a car without test driving it first (though that may be a bit of an extreme analogy).
I found copies of FF Anthology (FFV and FFVI) and FF Chronicles (FFIV and Chrono Trigger) for like $16 each. IF, and that's a gigantic IF, you can find the originals, which were on SNES btw, and if you don't have a SNES you can't play them anyway, would be close to $100 each. Stella Deus was like $17 or so, and guess which stores have that new...none. Gamestop, Wal-Mart, Target, Best Buy, none of them sell the older ones.
I get you can get downloaded versions of some of these for reasonable prices, but I personally don't have the capabilities to get access to them, let alone all the memory space to hold all of them.
Gone will be the days of taking a game to your friends house to play them on a whim.
Lastly, they're just now starting to port PS2 games to the downloadable networks; how long will we have to wait for the newer ones.
I don't care what Microsoft and Sony say, they will never sell their new games for $40.
Used games are amazing, so let them be.
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No because I'm poor, play a bunch of games, and the max I'd pay for a digital game is 20. 30 for a disk version. Buying a game used is the way to go. I save like 20 bucks . I got dark souls for 3 dollars on ebay a while ago. And It was worth every penny.
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I mean honestly, if game companies would rather not have my business, it's fine with me. I' mean I could go back to buying Dungeons and Dragons books, MtG cards, or take my wife out on an extra date every month instead.
If you buy used, game companies don't necessarily have your business now. Not much of a loss for them.
I buy mostly new games and I wouldn't buy a console that doesn't play used games. They will end up losing money if they're that stupid. And even though I don't buy games at Gamestop, they promote videogames heavily (they have like 20 million PowerUp members). I'm not sure the money Gamestop makes (about $200 millions in profit from used videogames) is not worth the publicity and work they do. Any company that believes they can do a better job is free to open retail outlets and compete with Gamestop.