MMOMFG: If you’re like me and bought Skyrim at your local GameStop, chances are you got this in your email recently (I did this morning).
Aka buttf*ck. Buy your game for way less than its actually worth then put it back on the shelf for retail price just so we can get a profit.
"Buy your game for way less than its actually worth then put it back on the shelf for retail price just so we can get a profit. " Please, read what you just wrote a couple times and think how you would operate any differently. Who in their right mind would buy a used product from someone for the new, full retail price, then turn around and sell it at a discount because it is, in fact, used? Now after you've worked that miracle, explain what is wrong with a business model that includes turning a profit. Finally, please enlighten me as to your current occupation that gives you the opportunity to provide a service to the public for less than it costs you to provide in the first place. Bonus: click the disagree button to prove to me how wrong I am.
He's right lol. Capitalism is capitalism.
Yeah but gamestop didnt earn their money the creaters made the game and gamestop screws them over. Why does any game company send these fools games. The game industry needs a Opec type organization to swear off gamestop and only deal with walmart and target retailers that wont screw them.
@BuffaloBoobs There's between buying a game from someone for $30 and then turning around and selling it for $55, versus buying a game from someone for $30 and selling it for $40 to $45. You'll never sell a used product for as much as you got it new or more than what it was new (except in the case of collectables or rare items or such having their value increase with time - toys or baseball cards in original packages for example, or vintage cars, etc), but gamestop giving someone crap for a game and selling it for almost double of what they paid for it is a bit much.
They don't have to buy it from you for full retail price. But at least more than $30!
People selling for higher than they bought?! You mean capitalism?! ZOMG, those horrible people! Screw you Gamestop! /s
11 thumbs down for speaking the truth lmfao, only on n4g.
@BuffaloBoobs Thank you, someone gets it. Heck, go sell your game at Walmart or Target and see how much you get for it. Naw, I'll just make it easy on you and tell you... $0. And as for people complaining they mark up the price to almost double what they give you for it... Read this, its NOT exactly a unique phenomena. Especially when your running a business, not a charity. http://www.toptenz.net/top-...
@aznrunner1881 lol it seems 2 people believe capitalism Is communism.
I really don't understand why people complain about GameStop's business model. Let's not forget the other part of the equation! You know, the CUSTOMER that sells the game to the retailer and the CUSTOMER that buys the game!!! I don't like GameStop, but I don't like that other complains about how someone else makes money as long as it is clear what the business transaction is. That said, nothing will change about complaining here. May I suggest a picketing outside the retail store?
Obviously BBoobs you haven't recognized that it's cool to bash capitalism these days. Everyone needs their fair share, so Gamestop should obviously just give away copies of Skyrim to make sure those less fortunate get equal opportunity to experience this game. Yes sarcasm was intended!! Fuck these socialist pricks!
"Now after you've worked that miracle, explain what is wrong with a business model that includes turning a profit." +bubs :D But I would agree that game retailers are very overpriced. £45 for PC BF3/Skyrim? No ty I'll go get them for £25 somewhere else. But they HAVE to charge loads for the console titles because they make so little markup.
Buffalo, I think people say a lot about themselves by disagreeing with you if they indeed earnestly do. Anyone ever watch pawn stars? Buy low sell high. If you ever want to be a successful business owner it's one of the first things you need to learn. You can't pay for the space your store occupies, the energy to operate it, the employees to staff it and the advertising to make it successful by breaking even.
@BuffaloBoobies 1)Get off your high horse 2)Obviously, the whole point of a business is to make a profit. BUT, as rdgneoz3 pointed out already, there's a big difference between reselling a game for $55 and reselling a game for $40-$45. There are much more respectable companies that would be willing to give you a better offer for your games but people, for some reason, ignore these companies and continue going to gamestop. Also, gamestop's employees are generally the biggest tools on the face of this planet. Just sayin'.
Why do so may people care about how much GameStop profits from buying/selling used games? If you have a problem with it, SELL THE GAME YOURSELF and earn that profit. It's laughable that you guys think their profit is bought price - sold price, like GameStop has zero operating/marketing costs. Cognitive dissonance at work.
Easy solution: Don't trade-in your game. No one is forcing you to.
With the issues PS3 version of Skyrim has been having I don't think selling it is such a bad idea......
Okay... so i have it for ps3 and have yet to run into any trouble besides when a dragon i was trying to fight was flying backwards. kinda funny tho ha.
patch 1.3 is out on pc... a few more days and you'll have it too. It fix's almost every main issue on pc. Something to look forward to.
@slayor fixed things for PC, keyword, PC. The platform that didn't have that many problems. You can't compare the pc version with the ps3 version
"flying backwards" This issue has been fixed.... This site pisses me off some days. I can't even comment on how backwards flying dragons are going to be soon fixed without getting disagree's piled up.
@slayerofgods So wait are you saying that dragons flying backwards doesn't happen anymore? Because it happened to me on 360 yesterday. * Also you got disagrees because most people here are console fanboys who hate any mention of the word PC
Yup - I had backwards-flying dragons on 360 less than 9 hours ago. Plus he got stuck inside a mountain with just his wing poking out, flapping like mad. Stupid lizard. Annoyingly it was just as I was seeing the Northern Lights for the first time (over 50 hours in!!). Having some stuttering backwards-flying dragon zooming around the sky like a mental Benny Hill kinda ruined what should have been an epic moment...
ok problems with patch 1.2; 1. Dragons fly Backwards 2. Resistance is ignored fixed with patch 1.3; But this patch is only out on pc as of now , so 360 and PS3 still only have patch 1.2..... In a few days you will have patch 1.3 as well that will fix backwards dragons, restore resistance, and even give some more performance upgrades. I was elaborating on my first comment that you all will have patch 1.3 to look forward to because it fix's even more issues.
80 gig phat here. 13mb save file and over 140 hours. Few problems. I guess keep pretending the PS3 version is unplayable and the 360/PC versions are pristine if you want to, but the fact is they have all had problems.
Wait the pc version has had problems? Enlighten me
PC version has no problems, just keep telling yourself it does.
It's not unplayable, but it is difficult at times. I'm around 75-80 hours in and I've had to stop playing a few times because of the lag/framerate, I've also had to deal with a couple of those drunk dragons. Don't get me wrong though, I love the game and I can still sit and play it for 6 hours straight, but it's around about that time it begins to lag..
The PC version does have most of the bugs also seen on consoles: like AI getting stuck and quests becoming uncompletable. It does seem to go a bit crazy with memory usage which crashes the game if you don't make it large memory address aware (or it did, have they patched that?).
I didn't even PATCH my version of Skyrim for PC.. and it ran perfectly fine.. i've ran into virtually no game breaking problems. I didn't patch up because Bethesda is known for having shitty patches.. New Vegas. So i waited.. and a new patch came to fix the old patch.. i finally updated.
Issues? People are making excuses. I just beat the game last night. Did it in 19 days 6 hours. With total play time of 201 hours. Did it run prefect? no. But you could still play. Btw, people on here need to use google. Both the PC and Xbox have glitches as well.
Holy moly, 10 hours a day? Dude get a life... or at least a job...
Just because you don't want to trade-in your Skyrim, that doesn't mean the countless amount of other people haven't done so (There is a chance they haven't done it at GameStop, but there are other places to get rid of a game you don't want anymore). When you think about it 30 dollars is not bad when you have gotten 10,000 side quests done and 150-300 hours in. If you got 30 dollars of play time in, than that 30 dollars is not bad. You got back half of what you paid for and that is 30 dollars less you have to pay for the next game. I guess that is the way I look at it. Also remember that email you got, is just an option and not an obligation.
I pity the soul who has 300 hours put in already...
If you play 5 hours a day for 5 days and 10 hours for 2 days, that makes 45 hours and for four weeks, that is 180 hours. Some people have more time in the game than that. So no, I don't pity the soul. The game is that good, even if you are playing on the PS3. That is coming from a person that works 40-50 hours and has 2 days off a week.
im not at the 300 hour mark but im pushing around 65 hours i think. I love this game.
@ Godchild1020 I just beat the game last night. I started 19 days ago too. I have the PS3 game. I did it in 201 hours.
See my comment above. Yeah the game is good, but lets get some perspective here people. And maybe some food. And a shower. And some sunshine, huh? Don't want to be getting rickets now, do we?
I got one of those emails for BF3... haven't got one for Skyrim yet... I currently don't have anything I want to trade in though.. I have to play them all first.
If developers really want to combat used games sales, how about rewarding legitimate customers with free content instead of pre order bonuses and free post launch content. The used anything market isnt going away. Stop treating used game customers like 2nd class gamers.
i think a fair and just solution is getting all dlc for the game free with a one off download code to your console (for first hand buyers). if any second hand users like the game and wanna buy some dlc kudos to the game company for making a decent game.its not really worth buying new games cause most of them are still broken and need patching too soon after release. later buyers (and i dont mean people who buy the game 1 year later) get the game cheaper with most patches sorted and even sometimes with all the dlc bundled already. to be honest sometimes i feel mad buying them brand new
"to be honest sometimes i feel mad buying them brand new" Same, I buy very few games brand new these days. I've only bought BF3 and TW2 brand new (preordered) in the past year and both of them had (BF3 still HAS) severe issues.
problem is i buy loads brand new then someone else from my friends pics up the game cheaper and i think what an idiot i am
I don't delieve there is a solution, nor does there need to be one. Most good games sell well at full price. if they are too short are the people who bought them were disappointed, they trade them in and try something else. A game as good as skyrim will be more profitable than most because gamers will hold on to it longer due to content. It would be much more difficult to find a used copy early and if you do, it will retail almost as high as new.
Lolz by January.. Ima finish a 1000+ hour game by January?!! Im at 100 hours and I havent even BEGUN to scratch the awesomeness of its surface!
I never sell or trade any of my games, but for anything you ever buy and use it then try to sell it getting half of the money you paid for it is the right price.
I like how people target GameStop like this, Hastings is offers $40 if you trade in Skyrim or Battlefield 3 (That offer started here right after they came out). So it isn't just GameStop, plus I have already seen used copys of Skyrim for 360 and PS3 (Don't know who in their right mind sold them, but they did).
folks who play Skyrim as it's meant to be played & experience most of the content will take 2-3 months at least, probably more depending on hours put in per week.
What pointless whining about nothing, it's a completely optional service. How dare Gamestop try to make some money via e-mail advertising, they are truly the devil! Not everyone who's bought the game will love it as much as some do, perhaps some people took a chance on it and just don't like it, perhaps some were put off by the glitches and can't be bothered waiting for patches, perhaps some got it as an unwanted gift. People need to get a little perspective and realise that businesses are out to make money, and not everyone thinks the exact way they do...it's not much hassle to click the 'delete' button on the email, why whine about it?
Meh. I honestly don't feel like going through the trouble to comment, and yet, for some reason, here I am. Give it a rest. As much as I hate GameStop- and I feel I must reiterate that I work for them... as much as the 9 hours a week they're giving out these days constitutes "work"- both the email notifications and trading in the game are optional. If anything, you should be grateful they're telling you how much the game is worth ahead of time, as I'll tell you: the system sets the game's worth at either $23 or $25. And it was set at $25 before it even came out. Just like Gears, Uncharted, Forza, Batman, and everything else. Many of those are already trading in for $20 or less, and I promise you that none of them will be getting the $30 promotion after this month is over. So either trade in your game while it's as high as it is- and you're done with the game- or keep it and accept a lower trade-in value later. Whichever option you choose, bitching about an email on a gaming site that is completely unrelated to the company you have a gripe with will change exactly NOTHING.
Forget gamestop If you sell your games on ebay to other gamers you'll get more money you also buy for less.
If it's the PS3 version you can get your money back anyway lol.
Remember the good ol' days when you got $35 cash instead of $30 store credit for a game that's less then a month old and retailing at $60, $55 used.
WHY HAS THIS BEEN APPROVED? WHY?
I dont see the issue here, the company is extending an offer to people... if you dont want it dont take it. Problem solved.
It's plain retarded to trade in games anyway. I still have all of my games, dating back to the NES days. No need to lose hard earned money and feed stores profit. I still get in a retro mood every now and again and I'll bust out some of those older games, and I certainly wouldn't trade in any newer games, you never know when DLC will come out or if you'll want to go back through the game. I know quite a few people who have multiple character playthroughs on Skyrim right now.
please beleive if they are giving you 30 then they are selling it at full price...fucking pigs
maybe some people have already done 100 hours and maybe some people just dont like it
This article is asinine.
I would like to get this game but I think that I will wait for the goty edition of the game to come out before getting it. That way most of the bugs/glitches will be ironed out and I will get the game + all of the dlc at a discounted price. Besides I have a gamers backlog pile of shame to keep me busy until then.
What a grade A whiny ass biach this guy is. This particular promo is valid until January 10th right? Over a month from this day on right? Pffft!! It's unbelievable something like this gets approved here. edit @ skyblue above Agreed! So will I and so do I :)
Games like ncaa football and battlefield 3, gamestop literally hands out a pamphlet that says trade back in tomorrow for $25 credit towards madden/modern warfare 3. horrible.
Is that in order for Gamestop to be sending you emails, you had to sign up to get them at some point. And you can always opt out at any time. Bitching about emails you signed up to get in the first place is pretty hilarious, I think.
common sense does not belong on a N4G article!
I could buy it brand new and sell it on Craigslist for 50....
Only when I finish it of course!
Rapestop can kiss my ass!