Sorry if my message came off in any certain way, I was mostly just continuing the discussion you guys were having not talking to anyone in specific lol
Maybe a new methodology to consider - I had a good format in the past but never put it to the test. It can still work but only if half the group is on PS4 and half on PS5 since slots aren't shared.
Person X (can be anyone): Pays 50% of cost of game up front, guaranteed both resell slots after one month
Person A: Gets game upon release for 2 weeks PS4 slot, pays 15% of game cost up front
Person B: Gets game upon release for 2 weeks PS5 slot, pays 15% of game cost up front
Person C: Gets game next 2 weeks PS4 slot, pays 10% of game cost up front
Person D: Gets game next 2 weeks PS5 slot, pays 10% of game cost up front
Person X can then either rent the slots out to recoup money, or even resell the game for more than they paid if there are people willing to buy. I think we should have a universal unofficial rule that buying and selling a resell is for both slots PS4 and PS5 - we had a lot of issues in the past splitting up ps3 and ps4 this way, plus people stealing accounts.
I would only do this with trusted vets in the group, but the resell can go to anyone I guess. No locked slot stuff, just creates problems. The host of everything on each game should be the person trusted most, and once you're locked in and paid and the game is purchased there's no backing out or there would be too many complications. Bonus points if the host lives in a state that doesn't pay tax. Taxes will have to be divided up otherwise.
Everyone would come out ahead and get to play what they want for cheap, and would create more games available to all. Those who can afford to wait can get games within a month at half price. Getting 5 people to fit in this format would be a little tough, but for those games that are really must plays, I think we would have the numbers
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