Glad I could help.
I actually think I may just stop gaming after this gen really, since I'm thinking more like a flipper and less like a gamer. I'm constantly watching values to trying to rush through games to finish them before the values drop. But you can't really enjoy a game like that if you're trying to just do a speed run in many cases.
For example: I would've loved to have come close to 100%ing Sleeping Dogs and exploring the city a bunch more. But I also noticed that the value would barely have me breaking even on it, so I wanted to get rid of it before I lost anything on it.
Not to sound blunt, but you could always, you know...start thinking less
like a flipper and more
like a gamer?
Because CAG has made me mega-super-ultra-supremo cheap when it comes to buying games now, I try to make playing games the priority while keeping flipping in the back of my mind--easy to do with a 50+ backlog. I don't buy games that I intend to play to completion with the further intention of trading it in when I'm done (sometimes it happens to work out, like with trading in Sleeping Dogs
to BBY for $33.60 after I 100%'d it and had paid $30 for it, but I didn't plan on doing that). If I flip, I usually do it with games I already own, can wait to own, or don't want; thanks to that, I have ~$450 in BBY credit, ~$95 in GS credit (~$110 after I trade in the 4 HDMI cables I still have, though not all at once
), and ~$700 in Amazon credit (not yet but hopefully within the next two weeks) to spend on games I truly just want to play. Of course, that in no way means that I'll ever pay MSRP for something.
As a side note, I don't consider the BBY GCU preorder-for-$20-RZ-certificate offer as paying full-price since I have 60 days to PM and it's virtually guaranteed that any game will drop in price within that period. If a game drops to $40 within that period, then if you factor in the $20 certificate, it's like I paid $20 for a release-day game.
Sorry for the mini-rant, but I don't think you should give up entirely on gaming just because you appear to have wanted to maximize your value.
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