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Originally Posted by MerkageTurk View Post

Austral also pays far more for items/packages

pretty much so our affordability isnt better off then you guys
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minimum wages is barely an indication to population's wealth and affordability especially countries with lower min wages would have cheaper access to other commodities while countries with higher min wages pay arms and legs for basic necessities.

better use an average income chart

the bolded actually agrees with; the more/less one earns the cost of goods are more/less. wink.gif

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yeh but thats because the top 1% is skewing the charts, huge gap between the super rich and median income earners

fyi, the super rich (1%) in the US holds over 35% of the nation's wealth - so its not just aus where it's skewed. and sure one would need to look at taxes, unemployment, gnp and ect but i doubt any chart would suffice your complaint viewpoint.

but face it, after throwing in and considering all the relevant variables; australians don't get screwed as you think.
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i'll just leave this here:
That chart is not completely accurate.
    
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That chart is not completely accurate.

it is ~3 years old redface.gif :
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2013/08/19/the-u-s-has-a-7-25-minimum-wage-australias-is-16-88/
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As if they were the only ones who did cracks for games. Statistically that wont change a thing as there are multiple other groups who crack games and in most cases they are more successful than the one mentioned in the OP.
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As if they were the only ones who did cracks for games. Statistically that wont change a thing as there are multiple other groups who crack games and in most cases they are more successful than the one mentioned in the OP.

I'm not aware of any other groups really, have you used any others successfully?
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First they can't crack JC3.

Now all of the sudden "they decide"....give me a break. rolleyes.gif

And how about stop reporting about them. Even RG is "old" compared to them.
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yeh but thats because the top 1% is skewing the charts, huge gap between the super rich and median income earners

That is the median. 50% of the population makes more, and 50% of the population makes less. Much more accurate middle value than the mean when dealing with skewed data sets.
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Has there been any legitimate study's regarding piracy and sales?

Personally i don't really believe the "try before you buy" argument, perhaps in the future when bandwidth and data caps aren't an issue that could make sense. But right now i don't think many people download a 50GB game just to try it.

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What you have to remember is that we the consumer have been shafted for over 2 years now with broken releases mis advertrised products and patchs etc. So i can see exactly why consumers would download a 50gig game to ensure it works as advertised before shelling out there hard earned money ....... makes sense once bitten twice shy and all that.

Its all very well blaming piracy for poor sales but the industry needs to step back and look at how there broken products may push someone into the try before buy catergory.
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What you have to remember is that we the consumer have been shafted for over 2 years now with broken releases mis advertrised products and patchs etc. So i can see exactly why consumers would download a 50gig game to ensure it works as advertised before shelling out there hard earned money ....... makes sense once bitten twice shy and all that.

Its all very well blaming piracy for poor sales but the industry needs to step back and look at how there broken products may push someone into the try before buy catergory.

Yeah, you have a point. A lot of the hardware I've bought recently has had some issues with durability and crashing. I'm going to go shoplift first from now on to try it out. If it works well, I'll buy it for real.

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Wait, that sounds illegal. Maybe I should, I don't know, buy it first and then return it if it's broken? I mean, they do have an alright return policy...
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