Is anyone gonna pay $54.99 for a used game?

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#1  Edited By Galv

I was at gamestop the other day and i noticed they have used copies of relitively new releases for $54.99. I thought "holy crap that is way to much for a used game." Honestly is there anyone who is going to pay that price? I personally would just buy a new copy for $5 more.

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#2  Edited By Soulless

If you're saying that they're fairly new releases, then of course I would pay less.  Paying $5 more for something of about the same overall quality is kind of a dumb move.

Of course if they were older, then of course I wouldn't.

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#3  Edited By Thriteenthmonkey

I wouldn't

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#4  Edited By Ghil

I wouldn't, except if it's for older releases that I really like. heh, I paid 100 for my Suikoden 2 after all...

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#5  Edited By tmontana1004

I did for the Gears Of War Collector's Edition. I should have waited but it was a good deal considering it was in great condition.

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#6  Edited By Wolverine

Yeah I would rather just pay the extra $5 to.

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No way.

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#8  Edited By psr388

nope

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#9  Edited By twenty0ne
idiotic_genius1 said:
"I was at gamestop the other day and i noticed they have used copies of relitively new releases for $54.99. I thought "holy crap that is way to much for a used game." Honestly is there anyone who is going to pay that price? I personally would just buy a new copy for $5 more. "
The sad part is that the person probably traded it in for less than $20.
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#10  Edited By Galv

For me Iv'e had bad luck with used games, that had zero scratches and marks,  working fine at first and then working like a peice of shit after it is to late to get my money back. Thats the main reason I'd pay $5 more.

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#11  Edited By Galv
twenty0ne said:
"idiotic_genius1 said:
"I was at gamestop the other day and i noticed they have used copies of relitively new releases for $54.99. I thought "holy crap that is way to much for a used game." Honestly is there anyone who is going to pay that price? I personally would just buy a new copy for $5 more. "
The sad part is that the person probably traded it in for less than $20.
"

So true. Gamestop screws you over on trade ins.
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#12  Edited By ZenGaijin

My brother and I are looking for a PS2 copy of Marvel vs Capcom 2 which runs at Gamestop for $80 which we will happily play.

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#13  Edited By Sansname

I'd much rather pay the extra $5 (usually $10 here in Canada) and have my money go to the developers and whatnot than to EB Games solely.

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#14  Edited By Soulless
idiotic_genius1 said:
"For me Iv'e had bad luck with used games, that had zero scratches and marks,  working fine at first and then working like a peice of shit after it is to late to get my money back. Thats the main reason I'd pay $5 more. "
That makes much more sense.  I don't go to Gamestop.  Instead I go to a local place, that is very particular about it's used games condition.  That's why I came up with my answer.
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Hell no I wouldn't, unless they give it to me and I don't even realize its used... but other then that, no.

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#16  Edited By Termite

If it's really new, then yeah. But old games no way

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#17  Edited By gla55jAw

nah. the only exception is if its some rare rpg. just go on ebay to buy games you'll save a lot more.

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I'd definatly go with the brand new release. It means the discs could be faulty, could be a beta build of the game or even an import that has been sold.

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#19  Edited By SmAsH

Well it depends really. Used PC games I wouldn't, because many people just buy the game, and take the CD-Key and register it to their usernames. But I might buy console games, seeing as there is no need to fear the ability to play online. Although, if I really do support a company and really like what they are doing and what they represent, and are not some mindless corporation, then I would buy their game. Remember buying used games equal no money for the game developer, rather all the money goes to the store (i.e. Gamestop, EBGames, etc...).

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#20  Edited By Clean

Sure if its new and in good condition

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#21  Edited By berzz

No, I would preffer to buy a new game for a few bucks more. I mean if it were a rare game I would totally go for it but not for relatively new releases.

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#22  Edited By Demyx

I don't buy used games unless they are relatively cheaper or if they are pretty old. I recently got Vice city for like 8 bucks used, it works fine.

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#23  Edited By Blu_Magic

Agreed. $55 for a used game is ludicrous.

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#24  Edited By Leon31

No, I would pick up the game new for $5 more just for it being in better condition than some used games are.

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#25  Edited By Xero

i rather get it new for that price

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#26  Edited By twenty0ne
idiotic_genius1 said:
"twenty0ne said:
"idiotic_genius1 said:
"I was at gamestop the other day and i noticed they have used copies of relitively new releases for $54.99. I thought "holy crap that is way to much for a used game." Honestly is there anyone who is going to pay that price? I personally would just buy a new copy for $5 more. "
The sad part is that the person probably traded it in for less than $20.
"

So true. Gamestop screws you over on trade ins."
A few days after Call of Duty 4 launched, I wanted to sell the game so I could get it on another system. They said they could give me $16.99 for the 360 version.

They were selling it for $54.99.
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Plus I dno't buy used games, I am a games collector and that is just unacceptable. :P

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#28  Edited By Scarabus

Depends on the game.. but signs points to no.

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#29  Edited By Killuminati

If it's a PS3 game I would because it's hard to mess up PS3 games unless your just rough with your stuff.

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#30  Edited By Dolphin_Butter

I work at a GameStop and most ordinary consumers would opt for the used game no matter how much cheaper it is.  I agree with what Sansname above me said, I would rather the money go to the developers.  But, if I'm just paying an extra $5 for plastic wrapping, it's not worth it to me.