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#3451 EdgeCrusher36

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 09:47 PM

People getting mad about bigger and more expensive CEs is kinda hilarious though. Even my wife asked me why you guys get so uptight about it? Basically in her words, "No one is making them buy these things. Why do they take it like its some personal attack against them and their wallets?".

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 09:52 PM

I wanted to see the plane flying but all we get are renders

#3453 secondhand1

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 09:55 PM

People getting mad about bigger and more expensive CEs is kinda hilarious though. Even my wife asked me why you guys get so uptight about it? Basically in her words, "No one is making them buy these things. Why do they take it like its some personal attack against them and their wallets?".


It does kind of go against everything the CAG is supposed to stand for. In that respect, I can understand the uproar.

#3454 pacino408

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 10:02 PM

Thanks for the heads up! Really excited for this, if the promotional art for this game is any indication, the book that comes with this will be amazing!



Thank you for the update placed my order.

#3455 snakeinthegrass

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 10:13 PM

I bet this will be the year we see a mass produced $200 collector's edition...

I make a habit of buying every collector's edition but $170 for a splinter cell game that will be $30 in best buy after a couple months, just for the sake of a remote controlled plane (that I will never use) and a fanyy box.

Ugh.

I'd happily pay $79.99 for every release if it just came with a nice steel book and soundtrack or art book. Stop with the expensive (and often crappy) useless extras. Please!

#3456 Zaku77

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 10:25 PM

People getting mad about bigger and more expensive CEs is kinda hilarious though. Even my wife asked me why you guys get so uptight about it? Basically in her words, "No one is making them buy these things. Why do they take it like its some personal attack against them and their wallets?".


Completely missing the point. I am a collector, so I always feel some kind of pseudo obligation to buy them. Beyond that, though, CEs can be pretty neat. It's a let down to see one of these idiotic money grabs over a more conservative, and more appealing, design.

#3457 secondhand1

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 10:29 PM

Completely missing the point. I am a collector, so I always feel some kind of pseudo obligation to buy them. Beyond that, though, CEs can be pretty neat. It's a let down to see one of these idiotic money grabs over a more conservative, and more appealing, design.


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#3458 EdgeCrusher36

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 10:54 PM

Then as a collector at some point you must understand the logic of supply and demand, and also premiums for an item. Not everything is gonna be cheap. Just saying, some people on here freak out over minor things that they don't have to buy.

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 11:19 PM

I don't know why everyone is making such a big fuss about these expensive CEs. This is all pretty black and white to me. Especially when it comes to The Last of Us CEs. If you put the flipping aspect aside, it really comes down to whether you want the statue or not. I don't want the statue, and I happen to think that the Survival Edition is well worth the extra $20 for all you get in return. So my choice was obvious.

There are CEs/LEs of not just video games but a whole slew of consumer products. To get mad about this one example is just ridiculous and asinine. Like the poster above me mentioned, as long as there is a demand, there will always be a supply. People will buy these, but that person doesn't have to be you.

#3460 ShockandAww

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 11:24 PM

$170 for a Splinter Cell CE with a foam plane? I'll pass on that one haha :)

I might sound hypocritical but I think something like The Last Of Us can get away with a $160 CE w/ a hopefully quality statue (particularly when they have a great $80 edition as well) but I don't think a game like Splinter Cell and a plane can do the same thing.

I guess whatever you're into. This Splinter Cell one is the type of CE that I can see easily dropping quickly and on clearance and such. Never know though.

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 11:29 PM

$170 for a Splinter Cell CE with a foam plane? I'll pass on that one haha :)

I might sound hypocritical but I think something like The Last Of Us can get away with a $160 CE w/ a hopefully quality statue (particularly when they have a great $80 edition as well) but I don't think a game like Splinter Cell and a plane can do the same thing.

I guess whatever you're into. This Splinter Cell one is the type of CE that I can see easily dropping quickly and on clearance and such. Never know though.

Both editions look to be sold out already on amazon.
http://www.amazon.co.../dp/B00B5XAKSI/
http://www.amazon.co.../dp/B00B5XAKN8/

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 11:33 PM

Both editions look to be sold out already on amazon.
http://www.amazon.co.../dp/B00B5XAKSI/
http://www.amazon.co.../dp/B00B5XAKN8/


hmmm I have a feeling we will see a restock in the future. Really dont see this CE being worth a whole lot, unless you collect model/ rc planes!

#3463 ShockandAww

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 11:38 PM

Both editions look to be sold out already on amazon.
http://www.amazon.co.../dp/B00B5XAKSI/
http://www.amazon.co.../dp/B00B5XAKN8/


Cool, maybe they aren't going to make many. I imagine they'll restock though. Is everyone selling these? It does say it's available in "very limited quantities" but we all know how that goes. Lately for a lot of the CE's it seems to be true though. Either way I can't justify $170 for that. Maybe if they were numbered with a low run I'd bite.

#3464 bojay1997

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 11:43 PM

Both editions look to be sold out already on amazon.
http://www.amazon.co.../dp/B00B5XAKSI/
http://www.amazon.co.../dp/B00B5XAKN8/


Incorrect. They were never "in stock" simply because whoever added the listings didn't input the release date or even an estimated release date. You can, however, still preorder them.

#3465 skiizim

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 11:51 PM

hmmm I have a feeling we will see a restock in the future. Really dont see this CE being worth a whole lot, unless you collect model/ rc planes!


Call of Duty Black Ops 2 says otherwise, you honestly never really know how these CE are going to turn out. It seems more and more that they are selling out though, maybe they got smarter about over stocking these things.

I miss the old days of $80 collectors editions, I thought those were overpriced and expensive, you can only imagine my grief now.

#3466 bojay1997

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 11:56 PM

Call of Duty Black Ops 2 says otherwise, you honestly never really know how these CE are going to turn out. It seems more and more that they are selling out though, maybe they got smarter about over stocking these things.

I miss the old days of $80 collectors editions, I thought those were overpriced and expensive, you can only imagine my grief now.


Black Ops 2 did become available again at GS and Amazon a couple weeks before release though. There always seems to be some last minute wave of stock whether that's because of cancellations or whatever. Having said that, this was never out of stock. The earlier poster was completely wrong as it has said "temporarily out of stock" since the listing went up this morning, but it can be preordered and it's just a glitch in the listing because the person entering the data forgot to enter a projected release date.

#3467 TooPoor

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 12:02 AM

htz wasn't being serious about it being "sold out", just providing the link and info that it went up on Amazon.
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#3468 bojay1997

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 12:13 AM

htz wasn't being serious about it being "sold out", just providing the link and info that it went up on Amazon.
I think.


Didn't seem like a joke to me, but it's hard to tell without some other indication like a j/k or emoticon.

#3469 blinknot4

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 12:19 AM

My clamshell edition of Art of Dead Space shipped already. Looks like I'll have it a week early. That's nice.


Me too! Very excited about this book (and game of course). I am kind of surprised that it is still available - they only made 1,000 of these clamshell editions.

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#3470 skiizim

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 01:38 AM

Black Ops 2 did become available again at GS and Amazon a couple weeks before release though. There always seems to be some last minute wave of stock whether that's because of cancellations or whatever. Having said that, this was never out of stock. The earlier poster was completely wrong as it has said "temporarily out of stock" since the listing went up this morning, but it can be preordered and it's just a glitch in the listing because the person entering the data forgot to enter a projected release date.


I wasn't referring to the availability but to the fact that it did sell out for the most part. I did see these at a few stores a while after release but I'm sure they were just Pre-Orders that were not picked up.

#3471 Zaku77

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 05:37 AM

Then as a collector at some point you must understand the logic of supply and demand, and also premiums for an item. Not everything is gonna be cheap. Just saying, some people on here freak out over minor things that they don't have to buy.


These big box editions always clearance out like crazy. I see multiple copies sitting all over the place on clearance--especially at Best Buy; I don't think there is that much demand. It is also paying a premium for something that is pretty lame. A giant RC toy, or a shabbily made statue is not something I am interested in paying a premium for. It doesn't have to be cheap. I'd be happy to spend $80-90 for a more conservative package with better contents. I also already gave my counter point to your whole 'don't have to buy it argument'. I think that oversimplifies it to a point where we are no longer even having the same conversation.

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#3472 htz

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 05:46 AM

htz wasn't being serious about it being "sold out", just providing the link and info that it went up on Amazon.
I think.


Didn't seem like a joke to me, but it's hard to tell without some other indication like a j/k or emoticon.

I actually thought amazon sold out. >_> Didn't know when they put it up, it was set to temp. out of stock. Hard to tell seeing how recent $150+ CEs are selling out quick like the TLOU pandemic edition and bioshock infinite songbird.

#3473 EdgeCrusher36

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 06:15 AM

These big box editions always clearance out like crazy. I see multiple copies sitting all over the place on clearance--especially at Best Buy; I don't think there is that much demand. It is also paying a premium for something that is pretty lame. A giant RC toy, or a shabbily made statue is not something I am interested in paying a premium for. It doesn't have to be cheap. I'd be happy to spend $80-90 for a more conservative package with better contents. I also already gave my counter point to your whole 'don't have to buy it argument'. I think that oversimplifies it to a point where we are no longer even having the same conversation.


And the point still stands that if you don't want it, don't buy it. I don't know why you are arguing this fact. If it doesn't float your boat, then pretend its not out there. No amount of arguing or posting how bad something is will make companies not come out with these bigger and more expensive CEs. The only thing that stops that is bad sales, which that doesn't even really effect it much as you can see when there are clearances at Best Buy or amazon. I don't even really know now what you are trying to argue about with this "conversation" at this point. Let's just agree to disagree, seeing as how I won't change your opinion on the matter, and I'm happy that some have agreed with me.

#3474 TooPoor

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 06:22 AM

If you think buying a CE for $150 is a unforgivable rip off and you need to vent that anger in the forum, wait until your girl/wife asks for those thousand dollar purses.

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#3475 kayne2000

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 06:25 AM

If you think buying a CE for $150 is a unforgivable rip off and you need to vent that anger in the forum, wait until your girl/wife asks for those thousand dollar purses.


while i suppose i could justify some fancy clothes or purse for said person....unless she is the millionaire of the pair no way in the hell would i ever get a woman a several thousand dollar purse. and even then if i got lucky enough to marry a millionaire i'm making damn sure that money doesn't get blown away by living too crazy.

#3476 Zaku77

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 06:36 AM

And the point still stands that if you don't want it, don't buy it. I don't know why you are arguing this fact. If it doesn't float your boat, then pretend its not out there. No amount of arguing or posting how bad something is will make companies not come out with these bigger and more expensive CEs. The only thing that stops that is bad sales, which that doesn't even really effect it much as you can see when there are clearances at Best Buy or amazon. I don't even really know now what you are trying to argue about with this "conversation" at this point. Let's just agree to disagree, seeing as how I won't change your opinion on the matter, and I'm happy that some have agreed with me.


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Posted 26 January 2013 - 06:42 AM

If you think buying a CE for $150 is a unforgivable rip off and you need to vent that anger in the forum, wait until your girl/wife asks for those thousand dollar purses.


I was upset with my BlOps 2 CP purchase. So I managed to snag a $115 one from Amazon Warehouse that was brand new. Returned it to Best Buy, and I feel much better now.

Mainly upset with the foam drone, rest of the stuff was pretty cool.

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 02:54 PM

Op, I saw this missing from the post.

Release Date: April 30, 2013

Injustice Gods Amongst Us CE $99.99
Gamestop
http://www.gamestop....-edition/105602

Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/Injustice-Among-Collectors-Edition-Playstation-3/dp/B009NP20Z6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1359211946&sr=8-1&keywords=injustice+gods+among+us+collectors+edition


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#3479 kayne2000

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 03:01 PM

Op, I saw this missing from the post.

Release Date: April 30, 2013

Injustice Gods Amongst Us CE $99.99
Gamestop
http://www.gamestop....-edition/105602

Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/Injustice-Among-Collectors-Edition-Playstation-3/dp/B009NP20Z6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1359211946&sr=8-1&keywords=injustice+gods+among+us+collectors+edition


Injustice Gods Among Us Battle Ed. Gamestop Exclusive. $149.99
http://www.gamestop....-edition/107664


now this is just getting ridiculous

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 03:33 PM

while i suppose i could justify some fancy clothes or purse for said person....unless she is the millionaire of the pair no way in the hell would i ever get a woman a several thousand dollar purse. and even then if i got lucky enough to marry a millionaire i'm making damn sure that money doesn't get blown away by living too crazy.


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