Originally Posted by tgable
What are you trying to say RoguishClyde? Your rant is not very clear. Are you defending GS and saying that it is the customers fault for buying a new game that has been tampered with and they should demand a discount? How about they just NOT f#$% with the game contents and just sell it? They are already a POS company that over charges for everything and prey upon ignorance and laziness.
1st, I'm not defending anyone; I'm saying if you're going to be pissed be mad at square they did not follow the proper chains apparently. No info to back that up; but there pretty laid back and nonchalant about this travesty!
2nd; if what you say is what you want then we should make GS a drive through; you come to the window ask for a game if they have it great if not then bye. It's a business you need to have a store front with merchandise displayed and merchandise to sell. As far as your over priced argument on some things used yes but supply & demand is key for example Marvel vs. Capcom 2 on PS2 was $79.99 used for the greater part of 15 years until recently re-released digitally, but all NEW pricing is set by the publisher/developer. A company can offer discounts and purchase bonuses but that company has to eat that if it's monetary; Amazon, Ebay, and so on are Web based companies and can afford to do these things because they don't specialize in one sector of sales or don't have to have a store front and lease a building. And most of these stores again Amazon, Best Buy, NFM and so on offer in store money so they get you to come back.
3rd, It doesn't hurt to ask for a discount; if your upset; awww sorry it's the last copy deal with it!
If I go to a retailer and want a TV but they only have a floor model left they would give me a deep discount but I wouldn't take it because it really has been used. An open game is just that an opened game; it's like an HDMI cable it either works or it doesn't.
As far as the company goes with it's employees and service that's neither here nor there, you're dealing with a human; you could be CEO of the Christian Children's fund and still be a dick! In my experience with my local store they are knowledgeable and respectful, they do offer Reserves and Power up cards on every visit but that's their job.
Just a little tid bit; If you are informed then you know Best Buy is following in GS footsteps and now has the same practices as far as reserves and gamer clubs. Hope this cleared some things up for ya. Check the link; that image looks awfully familiar, Circle of life anyone?http://www.dualshockers.com/2011/07/...gaming-stores/