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GTA:San Andreas on sale for $29.99 at CompUSA this week.

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Anonymous
June 12, 2005 5:04:12 PM

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That is if you can find them.
Anonymous
June 12, 2005 5:04:13 PM

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"Hank the Rapper" <xflopgoon@REMOVEyahoo.com> wrote in message
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> That is if you can find them.
>
>

Sale starting today (sunday)?
Anonymous
June 13, 2005 12:43:44 AM

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On Sun, 12 Jun 2005 12:47:51 -0700, "bioderm"
<shavolsky@ladavisky.com> wrote:

>
>"Hank the Rapper" <xflopgoon@REMOVEyahoo.com> wrote in message
>news:yPidnQu437ylGjHfRVn-og@giganews.com...
>> That is if you can find them.
>>
>>
>
>Sale starting today (sunday)?

Yes !

John Lewis

>
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Anonymous
June 13, 2005 5:15:52 AM

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On Sun, 12 Jun 2005 13:04:12 -0600, "Hank the Rapper"
<xflopgoon@REMOVEyahoo.com> wrote:

>That is if you can find them.
>
>


I think that I need to ask permission from Wally (" Walter Mitty" )
and Sailor ( "i own a yacht") before I go down to CompUSA.

They don't like me buying PC games at sale prices....because
they think that my persistent habits of buying things on sale robs the
developers......... Smart shopping, I call it....

However, in the case of the just-released San Andreas for the PC
and Xbox, I am certain that CompUSA paid the going distributor
price on a currently-very-hot title and are using this week's sale as
a loss-leader to get customers into the store - start of the school
vacation and the usual computer-store summer doldrums here.

OTOH, Wally and BoatAnchor's attitudes are more likely to be
"sour grapes".I think that they may live in parts of the world that
never have aggressive retail discount-sales on PC-related products..

BTW, HL2 is on sale again this weekend thru Tuesday at $37.99 in
Fry's. Last weekend too........ or maybe it was the weekend before.

John Lewis
Anonymous
June 13, 2005 9:14:39 AM

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i own a yacht wrote:
> In comp.sys.ibm.pc.games.action John Lewis <john.dsl@verizon.net> wrote:
>
> > They don't like me buying PC games at sale prices....because
> > they think that my persistent habits of buying things on sale robs the
> > developers......... Smart shopping, I call it....
>
> call it whatever you want, it still makes you a cheap bastard who has
> little room to talk on the morality involved in financially supporting
> developers.

Your argument might have a point *if* developers were hurt financially
when their works are put on sale. Unfortunately for your argument, the
store has already paid the developer, so putting it on sale only hurts
the store.
Anonymous
June 13, 2005 1:30:58 PM

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In article <7%5re.101$or6.0@fe39.usenetserver.com>,
i own a yacht <me@privacy.net> wrote:
>
>call it whatever you want, it still makes you a cheap bastard who has
>little room to talk on the morality involved in financially supporting
>developers. especially when you've admitted that the majority of your
>collection is made up of used games and the developers and publishers of
>those games receive absolutely nothing when you buy them.

If your primary motivation is to support game developers, you should
send them a check rather than go hunting for the most expensive
version of their games. Chances are that the game store takes a nice
chunk of the extra price anyway, and some is inevitably lost to sales
tax and other govt charges. The check is the least wasteful way of
achieving your goal.

Cheers
Bent D
--
Bent Dalager - bcd@pvv.org - http://www.pvv.org/~bcd
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Anonymous
June 13, 2005 4:33:35 PM

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I guess that last paragraph answered Scream's question about who is the
bigger dork.
Anonymous
June 13, 2005 9:46:27 PM

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Shaz, and I got it for $50.

"Hank the Rapper" <xflopgoon@REMOVEyahoo.com> wrote in message
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> That is if you can find them.
>
>
Anonymous
June 13, 2005 10:08:04 PM

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On Mon, 13 Jun 2005 09:30:58 +0000 (UTC), bcd@pvv.ntnu.no (Bent C
Dalager) wrote:

>In article <7%5re.101$or6.0@fe39.usenetserver.com>,
>i own a yacht <me@privacy.net> wrote:
>>
>>call it whatever you want, it still makes you a cheap bastard who has
>>little room to talk on the morality involved in financially supporting
>>developers. especially when you've admitted that the majority of your
>>collection is made up of used games and the developers and publishers of
>>those games receive absolutely nothing when you buy them.
>
>If your primary motivation is to support game developers, you should
>send them a check rather than go hunting for the most expensive
>version of their games.

I have suggested that idea to "Sailor" a few days ago in one of the
Boiling Point threads, since he (says that he has ) played 80% of the
game, without paying for it... I suggested a $20 check would be very
nice and gave him Deep Shadows email address. Got the usual
slippery-eel response.

John Lewis
Anonymous
June 13, 2005 11:30:37 PM

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Ralnir Maiot wrote:
> Shaz, and I got it for $50.

So did I, but luckily I haven't opened it and I'm going to return my Best
Buy copy when I can find a CompUSA copy.
Anonymous
June 14, 2005 12:01:39 PM

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"Hank the Rapper" <xflopgoon@REMOVEyahoo.com> wrote in message
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> Ralnir Maiot wrote:
>> Shaz, and I got it for $50.
>
> So did I, but luckily I haven't opened it and I'm going to return my Best
> Buy copy when I can find a CompUSA copy.
>

Even if you had opened it, can't you just return the CompUSA copy to Best
Buy. A little price tag work and there is no difference between the two.
Anonymous
June 15, 2005 12:23:41 AM

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Mattinglyfan wrote:

> Even if you had opened it, can't you just return the CompUSA copy to
> Best Buy. A little price tag work and there is no difference between
> the two.

Doesn't matter, none of the CompUSAs in my area have the Xbox version. They
haven't even received their first shipment. I purchased the PC version. It
kind of makes me made, I would rather play this game on my couch. <waits for
shrieks of terror from John Lewis and Difool>
Anonymous
June 15, 2005 12:35:10 AM

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John Lewis wrote:

> Remember all this when you are contemplating the purchase of an
> Xbox360 or PS3. "Captive Audience" comes to mind. Game prices for
> these items will be $60 - $80, with prices falling when ported to
> PCs, optimally running on dual- (or quad- ) core machines of course,
> considering the threaded nature of the original game.

A) Those prices have not been set.
B) You can rent console games which means you don't have to buy console
games. You must buy PC games.
C) Like PC games, console game prices usually drop by 40-50% within 6
months.
D) PC game prices are on the rise, too or have you forgotten Doom 3 and HL2
retailed more than $49.99? Other high profile games will follow. Hell, Quake
2 sold for $59.99 at release.
E) How come when GTA:SA goes on sale you claim the store is doing it as a
loss leader, but when HL2 went on sale during Christmas it was because no
one was buying the game?
F) Why do you care what platform someone plays games on? Can't you be nice
or is it only Yacht who has to behave himself?
!