A few months ago I bought a used copy of Fallout 3. But one day when I load the game in to play, the ps3 didn't read it. I looked at the cd and there is a chip in the label side and a crack in side the rim. I enjoyed the game and also half way to the end, so I bought another used copy with a 1-year warranty at eb-games and go to the end with no problems. So now i got 2 same copies (1 that works and 1 that doesn't).
Today i start to think that if I took the broken copy to ebgames with the warrany for the working copy. swich the broken copy for a good copy of fallout 3 and i can sale it to someone. the question is, should I do this or should i toss the broken copy in the trash?
I can't tell you how many times they attempted to sell
me a game as "New" yet had been opened and played (by a store employee)
so while I should warn you it's fraud BUT since they are accused of no
less then piracy reselling games with no profit for developers
I'd make the attempt and let then deal with it. all they do is return
it and recieve either another new copy to sell or a refund.
it is a shady thing to do though since it will become someone else's
Nightmare if they resell it. I'd say unless stone smashed broke (you, cash wise) , toss the disc
it's the right thing to do. perhaps if more people did the "right thing"
we'd have more freedom then we currently do, and pricing might be lower.
then again, what do I know?
Since what you are asking has two sides, I'll give two answers: one is based on law, the other is based on ethics.
Legal: It's small scale fraud. You would be willingly and knowingly returning something defective that was not bought from the place you are returning it to. Small scale, but still fraud.
Ethics: Just because someone (in this case a company) has done something to others in the past, does that make you doing it right or just childish "revenge". The fact that you are asking means you have some moral hesitation. In business I deal with a lot of people who have no problem treating others one way and me another because they are trying to get something from me... I take clients to lunch all the time and base my decision on whether or not to deal with them based on how they treat the people around them. If they are willing to talk politely to the waiter or waitress to their face and insult them behind their back, how do I know I can trust them when they say something to me
Simple: Be the person you would want to face in business dealings, large or small. I have lost clients becasue of this, but the ones I have are ones I know I can count on, and they know they can count on me.
I guess it would depend on if you are playing with good or evil karma... you could return it for a new one (evil thing to do...) and then give it to some one that you think would like the game for free (good karma) that way your will end up nutral... It also depends on your barter skills...
Here is what is going on in your head right now.
Evil side: Turn it in and then sell it you'll make a ton of money by cheating the system.
Good Side: What would your mother say be honest
Evil Side: You can buy honesty with MONEY!
Good Side: Why do you need money? Earning your money is more satifingy than stealing it
Evil side: Hey tinckerbell come here for a second
Good side: Ohhh my
Narrator: They get into a fight and you end up losing your mined and you choose.........