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Why do people do this?

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You see it all the time. You can check ebay or Amazon for limited edition games or consoles, totally new, in the box, a few months or years after they originally came out. Now I can respect that possibly, these were just left over, but what happens a lot of the time is that some people buy 2, 3, even 5 or more copies of a limited edition game or console, then wait a few years, and sell them at sometimes 5 to 10 times their original value. 

I can understand collecting games, and maybe buying a limited edition and a normal copy, so you can keep the unopened limited edition as a collector's item, and then play using the normal copy, but buying multiple just so you can cash in on people is just a **bleep** move, because those copies could have been purchased at normal price in a store, but now the desperate who really wanted one get suckered out of hundreds of dollars for a game that may have originally cost $80-$100. 

It's just something that pisses me off. You can even see it in some Youtube videos. You'll see a guy with a big GameStop bag, and he pulls out like 3 LE versions of a game, and talks about how he's going to keep one to unbox and play, and sell the other two. Why did you have to be a greedy **bleep**? Why couldn't you just let the store sell them?

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Case in point, here's a Halo 4 Limited Edition that was officially rated in a special box, for a "Buy It Now" (the only option) price of $500.

Now, this isn't the best example because there were also Halo 4 LE also brand new going for a bid of around $50-$60, but still.

You can totally tell this guy bought it just to get it rated and then sell it for tons of cash a few months later.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Halo-4-Limited-Edition-VGA-U90-/321078672880?pt=Video_Games_Games&hash=item4...

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Feb 24, 2013

Its smart if you ask me. If you have the money to do it, and theres a market for collectors edition things, why not? If you snooze you lose.

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Feb 24, 2013
Supply and demand. Poeple do it with everything, look at hostess when they went out of business.
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Re: Why do people do this?

Feb 24, 2013

Tony72495 wrote:

You see it all the time. You can check ebay or Amazon for limited edition games or consoles, totally new, in the box, a few months or years after they originally came out. Now I can respect that possibly, these were just left over, but what happens a lot of the time is that some people buy 2, 3, even 5 or more copies of a limited edition game or console, then wait a few years, and sell them at sometimes 5 to 10 times their original value. 

I can understand collecting games, and maybe buying a limited edition and a normal copy, so you can keep the unopened limited edition as a collector's item, and then play using the normal copy, but buying multiple just so you can cash in on people is just a **bleep** move, because those copies could have been purchased at normal price in a store, but now the desperate who really wanted one get suckered out of hundreds of dollars for a game that may have originally cost $80-$100. 

It's just something that pisses me off. You can even see it in some Youtube videos. You'll see a guy with a big GameStop bag, and he pulls out like 3 LE versions of a game, and talks about how he's going to keep one to unbox and play, and sell the other two. Why did you have to be a greedy **bleep**? Why couldn't you just let the store sell them?


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Re: Why do people do this?

Feb 24, 2013

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Feb 24, 2013

I have a sealed copy of The Last Story that I may resell in a few years.

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