Submitted by strangelove 830d ago | news

Amazon Is Paying People To Take Playstation All-Stars From Them

This obviously won't last for very long, but Amazon is technically paying their own customers to buy Playstation All-Stars: Battle Royale from them. (PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, PS Vita, PS3)

jujubee88  +   830d ago
Technically that whole schtick would be stealing.
strangelove  +   830d ago
How? It isn't returning the game. You're trading it in for the price they've set. The free Vita copy of the game only applies to new copies of the game, so anyone buying a used copy shouldn't expect to get it.
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HammadTheBeast  +   830d ago
The headline is such flame bait.
TheUndertaker85  +   830d ago
Paying for the title to turn around and sell it for profit is now stealing? News to me. Guess many people in the world should be in jail for theft after they bought their house then sold it down the line to make money...
guitarded77  +   830d ago
I think you need to read the definition of stealing.
violents  +   830d ago
Why is everyone always looking to screw a retailer? Just pay for your damn games you cheap son of a...

Besides the fact Amazon is a really good retailer, they usually give really good deals and they even stopped selling certain games because people were having so many problems with it, which means they are looking out for consumer rights, why would you try to screw them intentionally?
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TheUndertaker85  +   830d ago

Amazon sets their prices for what they're willing to pay for trade ins and for what they charge for the game. Amazon is also the ones setting up their own promotions.

Long story short, Amazon in this case are the ones allowing themselves to get ripped off. Other retailers aren't not guilty of the same thing either.
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violents  +   830d ago
true, but this article is clearly telling you to return a game you bought specifically to get the vita version for free and get a couple bucks back. Just because a retailer gives good deals doesnt mean you should go out of your way to take advantage of them.

Mabey I just have a higher moral standard

"because not everyone is a 1%er or spoiled child. People need a cheap way to get what they enjoy"

How am I some 1%er by thinking you should pay for the items you own? I am a blue collar worker and by normal standards probably considered lower middle class. Excuse the hell out of me if I believe you should have a job that pays you and earn things in life instead of just trying to hustle corporations to get a free 2 dollars. If you worked that hard in real life instead of wasting your time trying to get a free video game you could prob afford to buy it like one of those 1%ers you seem to think I am.


Just because a situtation can be abused to come out to your advantage doesnt mean you should do it. Being that we live in a "civilized society" begs the ideal that we should all hold higher morals than that. Either way you look at it you're taking advantage of someone and if enough people do it and they realize it, they will just stop giving deals all together and no one will get good deals.

Saying they set themselves up for this type of abuse is akin to saying a girl getting raped was asking for it by dressing provacatively.

Edited for spelling
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Rockefellow  +   830d ago
It's not just with PlayStation All-Stars. There are plenty of games under this promotion that end up being worth more than they are "new," even eclipsing $60. Kotaku ran an article about this a few days back, and unfortunately it's limited to one $20 credit per customer, otherwise I'd be selling every game I've obtained in the last couple of months.
jcnba28  +   830d ago
Damn is this game really that bad?
Rockefellow  +   830d ago
If you'd bothered to read the article, you'd realize this has nothing to do with the subjective quality of the game whatsoever.

It's far more entertaining when trolls put a little bit of intelligence behind their comments, so keep that in mind for next time, buddy.
sikbeta  +   830d ago
Looks like a honest question, didn't read the article and first thing I thought was that the games is really bad... and game didn't sell well like at all... there must be a reason right?
SegataSanshiro  +   830d ago
are you a brony?
PS3Freak  +   830d ago
In response to your comment:

I wouldn't call it "bad". I enjoyed it quite a bit, but there is one MAJOR factor that holds it back for me; and that is the lack of ring-outs. The fact that the only way you can kill someone is with supers pretty much ruins the game for me.

I still enjoyed it, but it felt like something major was missing.

If there is a way to enable ring-outs please tell me.
dafegamer  +   830d ago
you and jcnba28, read before commenting
PS3Freak  +   830d ago
Notice how I typed: "In response to your comment"

I read the article, and attempted to ensure that my comment was taken as purely a reply to jcnba28 based on his question "is this game really that bad?".

Clearly people lack reading comprehension on this site and I should be more diligent in future.
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moegooner88  +   830d ago
Read before commenting.
ritsuka666  +   829d ago
Damn is this game really that bad? "

It's a rip-off Smash bros game... A shameless one. The entire concept is taken from Smash Bros.. So they did some minor changes to he gameplay... Big deal. Still a rip off.
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Soldierone  +   830d ago
And this is why retailers never do promotions like this.... thanks.
violents  +   830d ago
Exactly, see my comments above.

At least theres one other guy in here who thinks people should pay for the things they own instead of taking advantage of a retailer that's trying to provide customers with a good deal.
Roper316  +   830d ago
That is the kind of stuff a complete & utter scumbag does.
HarryMasonHerpderp  +   830d ago
This headline is trolltastic.
Come on does All Stars really need beating into the ground anymore than it has done?
By the way I'm aware what the article is about, which is why it makes the headline a troll headline.
Whatever gets the hits I suppose.
KaptainJ  +   830d ago
Welcome to the world of journalism.
GEO9875  +   830d ago
Amazon sucks, people praist it to dead but in reality is shitty, the damn site wont ship hafl of the crap they sell to where i live, fucking assholes, well they are the ones that lose money, fucking cunts...oh well, i guess im gonna go back to buying on the "EVVVIIILLL" gamestop, atleast they ship there stuff here >_>
TheUndertaker85  +   830d ago
Really? Cause Amazon ships to my house within two days... FOR FREE!


And before somebody says, "It's not free, you pay a membership" sure I pay a membership but not limited to free two day shipping. I use mine for Amazon Instant Video and the streaming they offer. Free two day shipping is a bonus for when I decide to purchase through Amazon. :)
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violents  +   830d ago
I didnt pay for a membership and get free shipping all the time.
Robotronfiend  +   829d ago
@violents Free shipping =/= free two-day shipping. Often times my items from amazon prime get to me the evening of the first day. I didn't pay for the membership either, my wife did and I still get the benefits.
Williamson  +   830d ago
My overall opinion of this game has gone down the past couple of months. Still a good game but felt rushed and didnt really feel like a celebration of the PS brand due to many important characters missing.
Robotronfiend  +   829d ago
Don't tell the extreme couponing people. They do this stuff all the time, except they buy products by the dozen/case/crate when they do this. I think there was a scene in an unusual Adam Sandler movie about pudding labels being traded for frequent flyer miles being worth more than the cost of the pudding.

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