Originally Posted by Mike395
What a silly statement. There's nothing stopping everyone from hopping onto every site or store that sells pre-orders and grabbing them up if they want to. Some people simply disagree with the methods and would prefer not to. I'm not going to bother getting into a debate about the right and wrong's of reselling, but I will say that it's very naive to think that anyone who disagrees with you is only doing so because they lack the means to participate in the same activity.
I have to agree there. I think nearly everyone on this site has the means to re-sell if they want. I personally don't do it because I think it's just plain wrong to buy something and sell it more expensively to someone in the exact same position as myself. Not to mention my first argument was just a rant over all those times I wanted a collectors edition but they were all sold out from retailers and on e-bay for £100 more expensive. To be honest Gigatel's comment just screamed "I take advantage of others so I can get more money, you have morals so I take advantage of them." That, in it self, is Capitalism at it's finest and just like most Religions / Governments / social ideas, not everyone subscribes to them. I'm happy selling to someone the same price as what I paid for it. Heck, even at a loss is sometimes acceptable hell I've given away almost £300 in games for free on this site. A profit is great but personally I wouldn't push it, we all have our own ideals and ways of doing things. Mine isn't the same as theirs.
Do you know how their pre-orders work? You pay the full price up front or just a down payment then pay full on release day?
I don't know exactly how their pre-orders work but usually it's either a down-payment or just signing your name up... Pre-Purchases are generally the full price upfront and you get it day of release. Then again I'm living in a different country.