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Old 03-21-2016, 08:00 AM   #21
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I am always amused by people willing to take a 80-90% loss on their purchased goods just to save a small percentage on their new game purchase. I get it if you are unable to work due to being young and it helps to soften the blow of a new purchase. But otherwise it seems insane to me to be raped so readily by a company.
This is my feeling as well. It's not worth it to me to trade in a game I paid $30-$60 for only $1-$2. I have never sold a game and I never intend to. I'm quite proud that I still have all of my Atari 2600 games, and I love looking at my shelf of old PC/DS/3DS/PS3 titles. There are people who don't mind selling them for pennies on the dollar, but I'm just not one of those people.

I know newer games sell back for a lot more ($20-$30 range), but there is a very limited window for that. How many people buy a $60 game, play it in a couple of days, and then sell it back? I'd be curious to see those numbers, versus the people who take longer and sell them back for only a small fraction (up to $5). And if someone is going to do that, wouldn't rental be a better option anyway?

And Digital is WAY more convenient than physical. No disk to lose/break/scratch. No having to swap disks all the time when you want to play a new game. No having to bring along a pocketful of carts with your portable. And this is coming from someone who used to be against all digital (due to losing rights to the games if servers go down, etc). Is it worth the $1-$2 of not being able to resell it for the convenience? Actually, it turns out that, for me at least, it is.

I really don't mind not being able to resell games, just like I don't mind not being able to spit out that $60 Ruth Chris steak for a couple of bucks.
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Old 03-21-2016, 02:55 PM   #22
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i despise digital, other than purchasing pc game bundles for throwaway cash. if i like something enough to pay anywhere near retail (never retail), i'll get a physical copy. if there's no physical copy, i'll wait till it hits the cheapobundle/steam/whatever 90% off sale.
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Old 03-21-2016, 11:45 PM   #23
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I am always amused by people willing to take a 80-90% loss on their purchased goods just to save a small percentage on their new game purchase. I get it if you are unable to work due to being young and it helps to soften the blow of a new purchase. But otherwise it seems insane to me to be raped so readily by a company.
Do you feel the same way about garage sales, where people might sell things for less than 10 percent of what they paid, simply to get rid of it and make a little extra money?

If you're not playing the game anymore you're getting $0 utility out of it, now and going forward. So anything over $0 is technically a deal worth considering.
Of course, you might want to have it "just to have it," or on the off chance you want to play it again at some point in your life. But it doesn't seem that silly to get rid of something you'll never use again, and make a little money that could be used for anything else in the world you might actually use.
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