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Re: Used game activation fee

Jun 6, 2013
But honestly, this can all be avoided if you guys just buy new games. Wait for the price to drop. Patience is a virtue.
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Re: Used game activation fee

Jun 6, 2013

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But honestly, this can all be avoided if you guys just buy new games. Wait for the price to drop. Patience is a virtue.


That's great if the game is out long enough for the price to come down. Sometimes that doesn't happen :smileysad:. Or when it does, you can't get the game... since it only is out for a very limited time. There shouldn't be any harm in used games, especially when those kinds of situations occur.

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The only games that I've ever really seen not go down in price are the ones published by Nintendo. Everything on ps3 has seen a significant drop at some point. Ar tonelico qoga did, ni no kuni did (this isn't limited), & even the Atelier Arland trilogy did (all games that see limited releases. At least the limited editions do; which all are still reduced until they're gone). Other than ar tonelico qoga & the Arland limited editions (pretty much anything by NIS America that has a LE), not many games on ps3 fully disappear. Cod will be around. Batman will be around. Uncharted, Gran Turismo, Ratchet.....none of these games will go anywhere if you just wait for their prices to drop. If you truly want a game really badly when it first comes out then you'll have that same desire for it months later (to me at least).
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Re: Used game activation fee

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The only games that I've ever really seen not go down in price are the ones published by Nintendo. Everything on ps3 has seen a significant drop at some point. Ar tonelico qoga did, ni no kuni did (this isn't limited), & even the Atelier Arland trilogy did (all games that see limited releases. At least the limited editions do; which all are still reduced until they're gone). Other than ar tonelico qoga & the Arland limited editions (pretty much anything by NIS America that has a LE), not many games on ps3 fully disappear. Cod will be around. Batman will be around. Uncharted, Gran Turismo, Ratchet.....none of these games will go anywhere if you just wait for their prices to drop. If you truly want a game really badly when it first comes out then you'll have that same desire for it months later (to me at least).

Good point. But a lot of Nintendo's games are generally around $40 or so (3ds and Wii). Not sure about Wii U games yet. It's good that a lot of the PS3 games are still around. PS2 ones... are a little harder to find these days.

 

Nintendo games are being sold near full price for used at Gamestop O_o. But I've seen some for less than that at other used game places.

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I'm missing Galaxy 2. That **bleep** game, instead of dropping value, actually had the balls to jump to $60. I generally shop on amazon unless I have certificates at best buy or there's a ridiculous sale. I haven't seen Galaxy 2 in stores sadly so I'm going to have to bite the bullet here, but that's really the only Wii game I'm missing. Xenoblade Chronicles, for example, was so rare that waiting for a price drop got you nowhere but screwed so that's one example of a trade off that wasn't worth waiting for a price reduction (fortunately I own it. Otherwise I'd have no other option but to buy it used for over 100 or new for around 200). Ps2 games I just find cheap and new on amazon. I recently bought Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne for $20 (a game that is otherwise not available in stores). Overall, cheap games are always readily available on amazon if you just wait for them. In the last 7 years I've literally only bought 1 used game: Ico. At the time the remake wasn't out yet and its value was skyrocketed. When I found it in brand new condition at a gamestop for $30 I couldn't say no.
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Call of duty Modern Warfare was $60 for 2 years. Then when MW2 came out the 1st MW dropped to $40.
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Actually, I lied. I got 2 used games in the last 7 years. The other was Killer 7 ($5 in brand new condition)
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Re: Used game activation fee

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socom69 wrote:
But honestly, this can all be avoided if you guys just buy new games. Wait for the price to drop. Patience is a virtue.


That's great if the game is out long enough for the price to come down. Sometimes that doesn't happen :smileysad:. Or when it does, you can't get the game... since it only is out for a very limited time. There shouldn't be any harm in used games, especially when those kinds of situations occur.


They make MILLIONS of copies of games.... im sure you'll be able to find them long after their initial release date.

people are still finding brand new copies of PS2 games.....

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