This topic seemed to get a lot of interest in the target clearance thread do I thought I would start a topic here if anyone wants to discuss some more and not clutter up the deals section
After evaluating my own behavior for why I would be buying so many games, it comes back to my upbringing and not having money for a lot of the games I wanted when I was growing up.
I never really stopped playing my NES and would occasionally scoop up some great lots of NES games at garage sales or even on eBay in the late 90's, early 2000's for very little $$$
It was a lot of fun to play games I had never heard of before and play some titles I never got around to. I was in high school and college at the time so I had free time. I don't have the free time now but I am getting better about passing up on the deals.
The thrill of the hunt and getting a deal is also a big driving force. If I buy something, I intend to play it. Those good intentions only go so far as the backlog grows. Even though I plan on playing what I buy, I also consider, if I don't like the game, will it have good resale value? I know that trends into "flipping" territory but I prefer to see it as a way to finance my hobby.
Just thought I would share