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#1 CheapyD   Head Cheap Ass Administrators   17710 Posts   Joined 15.8 Years Ago  

Posted 31 May 2003 - 09:34 PM

Welcome to CheapAssGamer.com!

$50 is a lot of money. That being said, most new games simply aren't worth that much. We all hate feeling ripped off after dropping half a bill on a game, that soon becomes clear, was not worth it. If we avoided paying full price, we probably wouldn't feel as bad and, that's the whole idea behind this site, feeling better about ourselves.

Well, that's part of it, its really about stretching your gaming dollar further so you can play more games for less money. Myself and the rest of the CAG community search the web and try to find quality games at cheap ass prices.

This site is a work in progress (created May 2003), so bear with me while I figure this stuff out.

-CheapyD

p.s. If you are going to buy the game anyway, try to buy it through the "Cheap ass link" on my site. I get a small commission (and I mean small!) from every sale, but it pays for hosting fees and other expenses and it lets me know that people are actually making use of the site.
It also helps keep the future Mrs. CheapyD off my back.
Just kidding honey!

p.s.s. I would also like to thank Ben from www.BensBargains.net and my friend Robert for telling me about his site.
Although I don't know Ben, his site introduced me to the joy of deals and gave me the inspiration to create this site.

#2 gamer1337   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   83 Posts   Joined 15.8 Years Ago  

gamer1337

Posted 31 May 2003 - 09:47 PM

Amen!

#3 Maxwell31   Punishment ! CAGiversary!   252 Posts   Joined 15.7 Years Ago  

Maxwell31

Posted 02 June 2003 - 10:13 PM

I am so glad there are others out there that feel the same as I did. I remember when I said that $50. to spend on a game is nuts and was ridiculed for it on game boards. People must really have money to burn. If the game is really good you don't mind spending the full price on it. When you plop down your hard earned cash on a game that is garbage it really hurts. My biggest example was MGS2. I know people love this game so don't flame me but I found it to be a big let down. It killed me to know I just burned fifty dollars on this really sad excuse for a game. I am so happy to find a site that is finally looking out for us gamers who are tired of getting ripped off. I will be more than happy to purchase through your link so you can score a commision. I already picked up two games from your link. They might not be the best games I bought but to find out at ten dollars a piece with free shipping is a lot better than hitting myself for paying full price. "CheapyD": thanks for looking out for people like me. People who love games but are tired of getting junk for full price.

#4 Mr.Smartypants   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   16 Posts   Joined 15.6 Years Ago  

Mr.Smartypants

Posted 27 July 2003 - 07:12 AM

keep up the good work

#5 Uvopsychosis   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   22 Posts   Joined 15.6 Years Ago  

Uvopsychosis

Posted 03 August 2003 - 03:35 AM

I'm a new member and I gotta say that this site rocks! I already scored 2 free mags, and am about to buy 3 games for easily half the price that I would have otherwise. Awesome site...keep up the good work!

#6 dynamite99   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   193 Posts   Joined 15.6 Years Ago  

dynamite99

Posted 03 August 2003 - 04:37 AM

:cry: =D> =D> =D> :cry: :D *cant find word* :wink: =D>

#7 Scrubking   Feels the Force CAGiversary!   4804 Posts   Joined 15.5 Years Ago  

Scrubking

Posted 01 September 2003 - 06:15 AM

:) Thank you CheapyD for this great site, and if I wasn't so cheap I would donate through paypal. For now, though, I will stick to using your links to buy my games, and I will always check here first when going to buy.


:( Fact: The current trend in the video game industry is to make games shorter!

Of course there are exceptions, but if you stop to look you will see that it is true. More and more games are recieving tons of hype and then turn out to be 5-10 hours long, really easy or BOTH!

There will be those who say that if a game is good it doesn't matter how long it is, but I say BULL! $50 big ones is a lot to spend on a few hours of fun. Not to mention that too many poor saps buy $50 games then sell them to wallet raping game stores for 1/4 of what they originally payed just so the game store can resell it as new or for 3/4 of the retail price.

Game publishers want to hit us with lots of eye candy, and an emotional tug here and there then shortchange us on the quantity. I say stick it to em by not buying brand new games at full retail price. There are a ton of values out there and CheapyD is helping us find them. Send a messge to the gaming industry that we will not buy their hype. We want QUANTITY as well as quality.

:D Help stick it to the Gaming industry and support CheapyD by buying games at a value, and stop paying for overpriced, over-hyped games!

#8 Mulliga   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   47 Posts   Joined 15.7 Years Ago  

Posted 01 September 2003 - 11:45 AM

This is a fine site, CheapyD. Good idea and good execution.

I don't know if "sticking it to the game industry" is the main motiovation of this site. It's certainly true lots and lots of shovelware crap is peddled to the masses every day, but I personally don't mind putting down 50 big ones for a truly good game.

That said, CheapAssGamer is all about getting the most for your buck. There are lots of very cheap games that suck, of course, but there are also many games in the bargain bins/clearance aisles that are worth a look. I think the CheapAssGamer quality-minded spirit is exemplified by a willingness to try games others have overlooked. Niche/unique games like Ico or Freedom Force are perfect fodder for the true cheapass.

An example I remember is Mindrover: The Europa Project for the PC. It was a neat game that had you putting together robots with real AI to battle each other, race, etc. It was developed by a small firm called CogniToy, and it never got the attention it deserved. I wish I would've bought it when it was still on the shelves - now I can't find it anywhere, not even on eBay.

Anyway, that's my take on being a CheapAssGamer. It's all about the quality.

#9 bobbyswiz   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   19 Posts   Joined 15.5 Years Ago  

Posted 07 September 2003 - 12:54 PM

Awsome site cheapyD, but i got a question, what part of NYC do u live in? I don't want your exact adress or anything (i am not a stalker). And do u know where city island is? It is somewhere in the bronx, thats where i live. If so, have u ever been there?

#10

Guest_Anonymous_*

Posted 02 March 2004 - 02:14 AM

CheapyD,

I would love to use your link in order for you to earn your more than deserve commission but every time I try to use it it gets stuck half-way through.

I'm using high-speed connection so I do not understand the problem.

Help me earn you some extra bucks.

#11 CheapyD   Head Cheap Ass Administrators   17710 Posts   Joined 15.8 Years Ago  

Posted 02 March 2004 - 01:43 PM

CheapyD,

I would love to use your link in order for you to earn your more than deserve commission but every time I try to use it it gets stuck half-way through.

I'm using high-speed connection so I do not understand the problem.

Help me earn you some extra bucks.


Have you checked this out?
http://www.cheapassg...topic.php?t=210

#12

Guest_Anonymous_*

Posted 19 March 2004 - 03:15 AM

Does this site work for Canadians as well? Or just the States?

#13 sj41   That's Bitchin' CAGiversary!   5189 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 05 June 2004 - 09:32 PM

Does this site work for Canadians as well? Or just the States?

You're using it right now, aren't you? I think you can.

#14

Guest_Anonymous_*

Posted 14 July 2004 - 12:12 PM

can i sent a money order and if yes whats the address

#15 Zenithian Legend   Banned Banned   13122 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Zenithian Legend

Posted 15 July 2004 - 09:14 PM

Welcome to CheapAssGamer.com!

It also helps keep the future Mrs. CheapyD off my back.
Just kidding honey!


I think this topic needs to be edited Cheapy

#16 Graystone   ` CAGiversary!   15662 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 08 August 2004 - 11:43 PM

yes a great site for my cheap ass

#17

Guest_Anonymous_*

Posted 12 August 2004 - 10:49 PM

CheapyD,

I would love to use your link in order for you to earn your more than deserve commission but every time I try to use it it gets stuck half-way through.

I'm using high-speed connection so I do not understand the problem.

Help me earn you some extra bucks.


Have you checked this out?
http://www.cheapassg...topic.php?t=210

:o :o :o :o

#18 CheapyD   Head Cheap Ass Administrators   17710 Posts   Joined 15.8 Years Ago  

Posted 24 June 2005 - 01:56 PM

p.s.s. I would also like to thank Ben from www.BensBargains.net and my friend Robert for telling me about his site.
Although I don't know Ben, his site introduced me to the joy of deals and gave me the inspiration to create this site.


2 years after CAG's creation, I got to meet and thank Ben in person. I was at an an event yesterday and had a chance to speak to him for a bit. He's a deal shopping rock star!

#19 Mookyjooky   Work is play... CAGiversary!   5202 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 24 June 2005 - 02:00 PM

Who's Cheapy?

#20 sblymnlcrymnl   married ... with children CAGiversary!   30091 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

sblymnlcrymnl

Posted 24 June 2005 - 02:38 PM

2 years after CAG's creation, I got to meet and thank Ben in person. I was at an an event yesterday and had a chance to speak to him for a bit. He's a deal shopping rock star!


8-) Did you sing Wind Beneath My Wings for him? :lol:

#21 Gothic Walrus   Goo Goo G'Joob. CAGiversary!   10005 Posts   Joined 15.5 Years Ago  

Gothic Walrus

Posted 24 June 2005 - 02:45 PM

8-) Did you sing Wind Beneath My Wings for him? :lol:

I've always seen Cheapy as more of an Enrique man.

Posted Image

I can be your hero, baby...

#22 Moxio   Supervillain CAGiversary!   35394 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Posted 24 June 2005 - 06:57 PM

Wow, super old thread! :)

#23 Xevious   Most Damned CAG Evar CAGiversary!   8920 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 24 June 2005 - 07:39 PM

2 years after CAG's creation, I got to meet and thank Ben in person. I was at an an event yesterday and had a chance to speak to him for a bit. He's a deal shopping rock star!


Is Ben a member of CAG? Just curious.

#24 hiccupleftovers   Worst Poster on CAG CAGiversary!   18071 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

hiccupleftovers

Posted 24 June 2005 - 09:26 PM

Wow old thread for a bump. Cool.

#25 rywateska   Sorry for partying. CAGiversary!   2756 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 17 December 2005 - 07:06 PM

Another 6 month-er bump right 'ere!

#26 Jewelz23   one spec @ a time. CAGiversary!   945 Posts   Joined 15.5 Years Ago  

Posted 02 December 2006 - 05:14 AM

Another 6 month-er bump right 'ere!

almost a FULL YEAR bump now.

#27 6669   Inactive User CAGiversary!   5975 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Posted 02 December 2006 - 05:20 AM

I'm surprised this thread is still around, since lots of stuff got deleted.

#28 Demolition Man   REV-OH-LU-TION! CAGiversary!   14855 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Demolition Man

Posted 02 December 2006 - 07:29 AM

I must say.... thank you Cheapy D for CAG. :D

#29 JohnnyDrama   VICTORY!!!! CAGiversary!   2862 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

JohnnyDrama

Posted 08 December 2006 - 05:33 AM

I must say.... thank you Cheapy D for CAG. :D

Yes, definitely, this site is so addicting. When the $100 Xbox Core situation forced the site to shut down for a few hours I kept checking when it'll be back up. Can't remember how many times I kept checking.

#30 PyroGamer   Banned Banned   4554 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

PyroGamer

Posted 10 December 2006 - 02:12 AM

Update to $60 per game, update "future" Mrs. Cheapy.

:D