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Shopping Morality Thread

#331 anotherpoorgamer   Bird's Nest Hair CAGiversary!   5709 Posts   Joined 16.6 Years Ago  


Posted 20 October 2018 - 03:23 PM

What are your all's thoughts and opinions on breaking bundles to get the individual pieces at a cheaper price? 

On many thrift store runs, I have encountered many incomplete bundles that they sell. 

Sometimes they are obviously donated with pieces already missing.  Dance Dance Revolution pads, Guitar Hero/Rockband instruments without the dongle, etc. 

On other occasions, I have seen torn open plastic/purposefully damaged items. 

Some of these incomplete bundles are like dvd television boxsets missing a dvd case, video game boxed accessory bundle missing the game, and so forth.

Let's say video games and other disc based media.  My local thrift store sells them at an individual price and on occasion depending on what it is sells bundles at a somewhat higher price.

The sad part is that if all thrift stores are like my local thrift store, there are occasionally discount days.  Meaning you could get things even cheaper.

In my opinion, it is still theft to break a bundle at a thrift store that a thrift store is selling as a bundle in order to get it cheaper. 

To simply this in an example:  A local thrift store is selling Mario Kart Wii with the steering wheel for $5.  Is it really okay to break open the bundle and take out Mario Kart Wii in order to pay $2, just for the game? 

It just grinds my gears that someone has the gall to do something like that.  It is a morality issue to me because I feel I would have a PS4/Switch/Xbox One by now, if maybe I had a lesser sense of morality.

Reminds me of a long time ago at my local Kmart where Wing Commander for the Gameboy Advance was on clearance for like $5 and someone still had the nerve to steal it.


#332 TuscaloosaJohnny  


Posted 14 November 2018 - 11:56 AM

Complete agree. Also a lot of stores have signs that they won’t sell opened bundles.

#333 Watchman   Webslinger/Wanderer Hunter CAGiversary!   1115 Posts   Joined 17.7 Years Ago  

Posted 23 February 2019 - 06:01 PM

Would it be ethical to buy a game from one walmart at a higher price, then go to another walmart, return it there and rebuy it there at the lower price they have?

Why would you buy a higher-priced copy, only to return it to another store and rebuy a new copy lower?

#334 Imogenewap   Banned Banned   58 Posts   Joined 2.9 Years Ago  


Posted 28 October 2019 - 01:59 PM

I second Uniqlo for t-shirts. Although I picked up a 3 pack of t-shirts in Korea which were far superior in fit and material than the US version. Theres about an entire size difference between the two Im a US small, Korean medium