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Old 03-19-2012, 02:37 PM   #1
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Default Used games or new games? Which u prefer ?

Hey guys was bored figure I do some ps3 collection shopping but I find myself wondering if it's worth buying used over new or vice versa also sometimes seem some sites over charged on used games plus shipping as opposed free shipping but price for new.

What you guys usually buy and I know there's a good deal thread but is there any sites u recommend for used games other than Gamestop n half.com
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Old 03-19-2012, 02:44 PM   #2
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I most prefer buying new games; but it's not like I throw my money away, I usually look for the best offer on them. I just don't trust buying used games, as I feel like I should be the first one to open a new game.
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Old 03-19-2012, 03:05 PM   #3
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Hmm, let's see I could spend €50 buying two or three used games that I haven't played before, are only a few months old, and probably have a patch or two to iron out any release issues, for example Uncharted 3, Batman: Arkham City, or Dark Souls... Or I could just buy one of those games brand new... A tough decision...

Sarcastic asshole-ness aside, I always buy cheap, which 90% of the time means used. If a game is only €5 or so more expensive new than used then I may go for the new one, especially if it's from a company that I think deserve my money (Platinum Games springs to mind - excellent and underrated developer). Overall though I think it's just a no-brainer to buy games used. Out of 50 or so PS3 games I've picked up from GAME, HMV, Gamestop, eBay etc, I've never once seen so much as the smallest scratch on any of them, and often times I see pre owned games going for €20 or €30 cheaper than their new counterparts.

I'll never understand people who flat out refuse to buy games used.
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Old 03-19-2012, 03:07 PM   #4
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I prefer to buy brand new games even if I pay more, but I wouldn't say no to a used one if it's in mint condition though.
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Old 03-19-2012, 03:22 PM   #5
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i prefer to buy old games as i can't say that i get that excited i have to buy a game when it first comes out. Most of my games i have paid 10 or less for them with a couple of pre-owned thrown in.

The only games i bought in the first week of release were GTAIV and Gran Turismo 5
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Old 03-19-2012, 03:26 PM   #6
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I always buy my games new (not neccessarily on release date or even the first months). Never bought a used game. It's nice to give support to the developers but mainly because I like it brand new. I take care of all my games. Don't like to buy platinum-games because of the casing.

Besides, if I like to try out games without putting too much money on them, I can always borrow it from a friend or rent it from the local library for a dollar.

Game developers only get their share of money from the first months when the game is sold as highest. When the game gets price-drops the developers get very little to nothing. At least this is what I've heard from friends that works on game companies. So buying platinum games won't give any money to the developers. Only to the publishers.
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Old 03-19-2012, 03:26 PM   #7
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I prefer used games, If it works I'm happy

But when I buy games on release date, there new.
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Old 03-19-2012, 03:44 PM   #8
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As I'm watching my money I've hugely reduced the amount of new games I buy a year. Now it is about 2 or 3.

Been buying pre-owned more since last year, none of the PS3 games were problematic. Since December I've started trading in old and finished games for money at CEX.
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Old 03-19-2012, 03:48 PM   #9
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I bought the vast majority of my titles used. When you can get them for 50%+ off of new, why wouldn't you? I also try and buy from previous owners (eBay or Amazon's other listings) and not Gamestop, mostly because they can't guarantee a manual, let alone original case for their games. Usually owners take better care of their items than a corporation does too.

However, with online passes now becoming the norm, I'm always debating new vs used prices if I need that $10 pass to platinum it. If after buying used + pass is only a few dollar difference to new, I opt for the new one. Nothing better than ripping that plastic wrap open!
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Old 03-19-2012, 03:52 PM   #10
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I only buy New...I can't even remember the last time I bought a used game...it was probably back in the PS1 days.

I just prefer knowing that I'm the first person to open a game and be the first to play it.
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