At least IATCG is finally honest about his feelings and intentions instead of couching it in bullshit and pretending otherwise. Maybe he'll finally stop begging for that trade-in program now.
Let me be perfectly frank here for a moment. Yes. I didn't like when SHC-Gamer first joined CAG and stopped the clearance cycle that I had become accustomed to getting cheap games from(both to play and resell/trade in).
Would I wish them ill and that they lose their job in the hopes that things would go back to how they used to be? Maybe in the beginning, but now I would not wish for someone to lose their job in this crappy economy.
I have always tried to be honest about how I feel, but over the last year I've had to sugarcoat things and self edit my posts because I was told I was on the verge of being banned for 'being a douche' to other members.
Yet I still see folks like Confoosious(and others) doing the exact same things as I was(but maybe with a lil less colorful vocabulary thrown in;)) with no noticeable repercussions to their status here on CAG. It kinda makes you feel as if there's more than a lil favoritism on here.
But all that aside, I do still wish that Kmart(and Sears) could find a way to stay afloat. However, with the course they're on now I don't see that happening at all.
As for begging for the game trade program to get started, the reason I was hoping it would've come out of beta was to be able to trade in games to get credit to use at Kmart/Sears. Then I would've likely supported the gaming deals that SHC and crew were implementing. But paying $50-60 in real money for games after waiting for clearance cycles to get games cheap and/or using tons of cheaply made Gamestop/Best Buy credit to get the games you wanted didn't make good financial sense to me.
Moreover, the limitation on the coupons(only towards other games/gaming products as opposed to a general $$ off coupon)themselves made them less and less attractive to me as well. Not everybody wants to have to keep buying games month after month, but with these coupons if you didn't use them you lost them.