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Is $49.95 too much to pay for a game?
Posted: 04 August 2004 05:21 AM     [ Ignore ]  
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Most of my collection is “Greatest Hits” titles.  And even the ones that aren’t, I bought used for a lower price.  Plus, look at ESPN 2K5.

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Posted: 04 August 2004 05:31 AM   [ # 1 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]  
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Me too.  I can’t afford that ind of cash outlay any more.  Owning a house is too expensive.  I went back and bought a PSX for $15 on ebay.  I can get games Buy 2 get one free at a local game store, so it’s a sweet deal.

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Posted: 04 August 2004 05:46 AM   [ # 2 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]  
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[quote author=“jshinkle”]Me too.  I can’t afford that ind of cash outlay any more.  Owning a house is too expensive.  I went back and bought a PSX for $15 on ebay.  I can get games Buy 2 get one free at a local game store, so it’s a sweet deal.

My local store doesn’t make you pay tax if you…ahem…pay cash.  :evil:

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Posted: 04 August 2004 07:58 AM   [ # 3 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]  
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yeah i think it is. Games are getting expensive now adays. Thats why I have a mod chip smile

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Posted: 04 August 2004 01:25 PM   [ # 4 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]  
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Yeah it is too much.  THe last game I bought was Metal Gear Solid:  THe Twin Snakes.  It was only $40 so that’s why I bought. 

I don’t buy many new games.  I like the old ones.

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Posted: 04 August 2004 03:56 PM   [ # 5 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]  
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Nope :p But then again I work at a gameshop :p

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Posted: 04 August 2004 05:34 PM   [ # 6 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]  
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I don’t mind paying $50 if it’s a game I’m gonna play more than 5 mins—Take morrowind for the XBOX—I have nearly 500 hours logged in that game, and I’m still not finished…actually I’m wondering if the game ever ends.  :?

Most of the time I’ll save up a $100-150 and check out eBay, usually you can get 10 game lots in that price range…so 10 games for $150 isn’t a bad deal at all—they may just be a few months old…no biggie

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Posted: 06 August 2004 09:32 AM   [ # 7 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]  
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I think it’s too much. I rarely buy new releases because of the high price.

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Posted: 06 August 2004 09:38 AM   [ # 8 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]  
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[quote author=“rgriffy”]I think it’s too much. I rarely buy new releases because of the high price.

Thats why i do trade-in most of the time. Once I a rip a copy I trade the game in and pay the difference. Max difference i ever pay was like $20.

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Posted: 12 August 2004 04:51 PM   [ # 9 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]  
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It’s only worth it for some games.  I have spent $70 on Morrowind and its expansion on Xbox.  It’s worth it because its a great addicting game.  However, I spent $50 on Sega GT 2002 and it was a complete waste.  The game sucks and I’ve only spent about 5 hours playing it.

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Posted: 12 August 2004 08:59 PM   [ # 10 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]  
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i used to have a friend that could get me games for $1.90…i miss those days….

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Posted: 14 August 2004 02:06 PM   [ # 11 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]  
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i just go to free video games and get them for free raspberry   ive gotten 3 so far… metal gear solid 2 substance, splinter cell pandora tomorow, and i preordered halo 2… i think thats the best deal

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Posted: 23 August 2004 11:41 AM   [ # 12 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]  
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Personally, I’m a budget gamer.  Sometimes $19.99 is too much.

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Posted: 23 August 2004 11:53 AM   [ # 13 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]  
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A lot of Morrowind love on this thread.  :D

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Posted: 24 August 2004 02:11 AM   [ # 14 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]  
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i’d just wait and buy it used or something =D

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Posted: 26 August 2004 02:09 PM   [ # 15 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]  
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um.. yes… you just gotta search online.. everything is cheaper online.

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Posted: 26 August 2004 02:13 PM   [ # 16 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]  
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[quote author=“hmbldtgrl”]um.. yes… you just gotta search online.. everything is cheaper online.

you’ll spend 500 on valentinos, but wont spend 50 on a game, hahahah. raspberry

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Posted: 26 August 2004 02:15 PM   [ # 17 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]  
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style is one thing, gaming is another…

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Posted: 26 August 2004 02:17 PM   [ # 18 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]  
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[quote author=“hmbldtgrl”]style is one thing, gaming is another…

my style is the clearance/sales rack at high end stores…yes, i’ll be behind about 6 months or so, but i’ll save 75%  :D

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Posted: 26 August 2004 02:20 PM   [ # 19 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]  
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I work in a high fashion industry.. I have to look good plus I get a great discount almost everywhere. books & games will always get cheaper and I can wait for them to drop in price.

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Posted: 26 August 2004 03:00 PM   [ # 20 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]  
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[quote author=“hmbldtgrl”]I work in a high fashion industry.. I have to look good plus I get a great discount almost everywhere. books & games will always get cheaper and I can wait for them to drop in price.


so..um, can you get a discount at armani collezioni or ferragamo?

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Posted: 26 August 2004 03:21 PM   [ # 21 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 21 ]  
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I usually trade in games when I want a new one because for $50 that game better be made of goddamn magic. I’m just a poor lowly gamer who needs his fix.

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Posted: 26 August 2004 05:34 PM   [ # 22 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 22 ]  
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[quote author=“sweet jesus”]I usually trade in games when I want a new one because for $50 that game better be made of goddamn magic. I’m just a poor lowly gamer who needs his fix.

I seriously laughed out loud for that one. Haha, I’d like to have some real magic, myself.

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Posted: 27 August 2004 07:34 AM   [ # 23 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 23 ]  
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so..um, can you get a discount at armani collezioni or ferragamo?

um… yes, I can.. and other designers as well. the perks of the fashion industry

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Posted: 27 August 2004 10:02 AM   [ # 24 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 24 ]  
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if its a damn good game then 50 bucks is worth it. Otherwise its not worth it and i can just wait till it drops in price…

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Posted: 27 August 2004 12:20 PM   [ # 25 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 25 ]  
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Grand Theft Auto III and it’s sequels are worth $50 because you can play them forever.  The new one is going to eat my soul and spit it back with 100 less hours of life than it had to begin with.

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