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Poll Results: Do you buy used games

 
  • 18% (12)
    Yes, at a greatly discounted price, for single player
  • 7% (5)
    Yes, at a greatly discounted price, for multiplayer
  • 39% (26)
    Yes, just to save a few bucks
  • 16% (11)
    No, i buy any game i really want at launch
  • 18% (12)
    No, id rather pay a few bucks more for a new safty
66 Total Votes  
post #11 of 36
Too many experiences with scratched disks I like getting new, but even then it's probably cheap from being so old.
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post #12 of 36
When I used to own a Xbox 360 I bought used games all the time. Why buy a game brand new when you can wait a couple of weeks and get it cheaper? Sure there's some incentives, but buying new is not a neccessity.

Scratches, in general, are a thing of the past with disc resurfacing and game installation. I always checked my discs before purchase to make sure they had been looked after by their previous owner and to check for laser burn, inner ring cracks, etc. If I didn't like the look of the disc I'd simply ask for another one, or get them to resurface it. If it didn't work then it just went back, simples.
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post #13 of 36
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Originally Posted by SpuddGunn View Post
Most if not all EULA's state you cant sell on your game second hand
Makes no sense, it that was true then Gamestop, Amazon, eBay and all similar places would ban them. Instead, not only they're helping people selling them, but some of them sell used games themselves.
     
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post #14 of 36
I would if i had the opportunity.
post #15 of 36
PC games nope, PC games are cheap here anyway usually £25 for standard edition or limited edition, Got homefront steelbook for £25 on release and tbh it was worth it

Most games though especially ones that register on steam go in the bargain bin a week or 2 after so i will get a new copy of brink ltd edition (if i wanted) for £15

PS3 games tend to hold there price up :/ and will buy used if its a significant drop than the new games, I dont buy new ones coz i dont pay £40 for a single game... That may change when HDN MK2 comes out though :/

I do buy them new when there about £20 though if i need it, I only brought 3 new games on my ps3 since i owned it and thats Mafia 2 platinum, Resonance of fate and borderlands GOTY
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post #16 of 36
Not too often, unless they're out-of-print titles for older systems. By the time I pick up most of my games they've seen multiple price cuts, or there's a nice sale on Amazon. Otherwise they're bought at launch, which is reserved for only my most anticipated games.
post #17 of 36
The last console game I bought new was Fable III [$35 on Black Friday along with a 4GB 360 slim for $155, total $190 after tax and free gift cards]. Most of the console games I get are used now though. I'm thinking of picking up 3 out of the following next "buy 2, get 1 free" sale at Gamestop.

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post #18 of 36
Thread Starter 
these are some great insights, and i enjoy reading all of your views and thoughts, what do you guys think about use game stores lasting in the long run?
   
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post #19 of 36
Yes I will buy used to save money. Dont do much with consoles anymore but when I did I had tons of used gems.
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post #20 of 36
Most of the games I buy on console are a little older so buying used is almost a requirement anymore. =[

The bad thing though is that since these games are sometimes considered "rare" or out of production, even used prices are jacked up sometimes (just look at gamecube games).
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