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I spend more time looking for deals on CAG, than I do gaming.

Posted by earvcunanan, 07 April 2009 · 241 views

This is freakin' insane. For some reason, I can't resist ANY good deal; whether it's only an "okay" game or not. I still play games on a day-to-day basis, but I still spend the majority of my free time (after work of course) looking for deals on CAG, or wheelin' and dealin' trades with other CAGs. It's just so addicting.

I probably need an intervention. I think it's because I've got lots of money to blow, but I'm still a cheap ass when it comes to games (and pretty much anything else, really).

My backlog of games keeps on growing and growing, and I honestly don't know when I'll get around to playing some of them.

God jam it, CAG! >_<




This is freakin' insane. For some reason, I can't resist ANY good deal; whether it's only an "okay" game or not. I still play games on a day-to-day basis, but I still spend the majority of my free time (after work of course) looking for deals on CAG, or wheelin' and dealin' trades with other CAGs. It's just so addicting.

I probably need an intervention. I think it's because I've got lots of money to blow, but I'm still a cheap ass when it comes to games (and pretty much anything else, really).

My backlog of games keeps on growing and growing, and I honestly don't know when I'll get around to playing some of them.

God jam it, CAG! >_<
You aren't alone. I do the same shit, spending more time looking for cheap games than playing the cheap games I already got. I'm slowly easing out of it, though.
same here XD
I think most of us CAGs do. I don't necessarily spend all of my time just looking for deals but also browsing the forums A LOT!!
I concur 100%.
It took me about 3 years to realized that my backlog, thanks to CAG, was too great for me to conquer. I sold, or gave to friends, most of my backlog that I knew I would never play, and have been happy ever since.

I no longer jump on deals unless I have a "slot" open in my gaming rotation. Granted, I don't really collect games anymore, just keep the ones I play often or want to play again, so that might have something to do with it as well.
I wish I could do that, blackjaw, but the temptation... oh I'm just so weak. >_<

I can't resist a nice deal. Also, it doesn't help that I like collecting games, too. If I had gamer family members, then I would easily be lending my games to them, but alas -- no gamer family members.
This is me. I get a lot of satisfaction in finding a good deal and adding it to the games I already have. However, I have also been trying to be a bit more smart about things. A $20 game that I would really enjoy is better than two $10 games that I will probably not play a whole lot. It's hard, but I am trying to make better decisions and pass up games or wait for an even lower price.
Get out of my head! Also, FYI this is the 1000th blog on CAG blogs.
How time-consuming can it possibly be? I check the first page or two of the Deals section, two or three times a day and then I'm out.
I have less than 20 games and even that's too big of a back log for me.
Maybe it's just because I don't have much disposable cash that I don't have a massive backlog of games? I don't know. I just don't seem to have the same dilemma that a lot of people on here do.
Welcome to the club!:D

I'm becoming less like this though every day since sorting my games and taking to the time put them on shelves. I try to spend my time on here just mostly in discussion threads and blogs, to avoid a massive hemorrhaging of my wallet. I've even sadly given up on guides as well other than a select few.
I started coming here from SD, and just to find the best deal on a game I was looking for. Then I started to get caught up in the mindset of "Hey, how bad can it be for $10?". But now I'm going back to just looking for the best deal on something I really want, or buying some games that got decent reviews but I wouldn't buy until they drop to a good price. Buying "crap" because it's cheap isn't a deal, it's still cheap "crap".

I enjoy reading the blogs and the forums too.
Ugh, I'm in the same situation. >___<

Hunting for cheap games is like a game in itself... I guess :].
hah, im the same way!
The funny thing is, I'm (happily) in the situation where I dont really *need* CAG. I can actually afford to buy the games I want when I want to play them. However, I too have been bitten by the CAG-bug. I've bought a whole lot of games that I know I wont play.

Fortunately, GS keeps coming up with trade in deals so everytime they have a new *good* one (like the current Wii one) I use it as an excuse to straighten up the backlog a bit. The only problem with that is I've amassed a Fuck ton of credit @ GS so it gets real easy to want to get in on the various deals the pop up like the GameDays and B2G1s.

And while I havent made much progress on the existing backlog, I am doing a better job of putting newly acquired games to the front of the queue and playing those quick. So while I still buy games, I'm at least not *adding* to the backlog.

At least that's my rationalization. ;)
I am exactly the same way, started ever since I joined a couple years ago.
I keep anything I do(sex, eating, spending, drinking, toking, etc) in moderation that's the key.
Yeah, I have a pretty big back log also Like 6 unopened games much less the ones I have started and put down... Epic fail for me