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Gainer

Member Since 09 Dec 2004
Offline Last Active Jul 19 2015 03:44 AM
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In Topic: Winners listed in OP - 1 of 3 PNY GeForce GTX 750ti Cards From CAG & Newegg!

26 April 2015 - 08:39 PM

Decent card for HTPC, and newegg.com rocks!

 

Great new sponsor!

 

Count me in.


In Topic: amiibo Deals and Discussion Thread

09 April 2015 - 12:47 AM

Sorry if this was posted already, I thought it was kind of funny to watch.

Volume warning


#printtheproductbuytheproduct

In Topic: amiibo Deals and Discussion Thread

05 April 2015 - 04:36 PM

Nintendo popularity is no less a roller coaster. Some of us have kids and they have no interest in Nintendo at all. In fact, when I took my kids to the Rosalina line-up at Target, of the 25 people there, I was the only one with kids and frankly, the typical person in line was a 20-30 year old male. 10-20 years from now, those people will be in their 40s and 50s and I find it hard to believe that most of them will care about Amiibos with the same passion. People can criticize the Beanie Baby analogies all they want, but Amiibos are exactly the same kind of craze only instead of middle aged women, it's young and middle aged men.

Beanie babies were routinely selling for hundreds to thousands of dollars. People were buying them for the expressed intention of investment. I am sure there are some resellers making money on them now, but I haven't heard a lot of people discussing how amiibos comprise 20-40% of their investment portfolio.

I think your analogy to beanie babies is very flawed. A better analogy would be the cabbage patch crazy where prices spiked on the dolls because many people wanted them and there was insufficient supply.

In Topic: amiibo Deals and Discussion Thread

04 April 2015 - 05:44 PM

I don't visit SD, but there are a lot of resellers here. A lot! They just like to mask it by claiming to be "traders".

In pretty much every deal topic, one of the first posts is "what's the TIV?".

Open your eyes, because members of this site are far from Angels. :)

I may have a biased view just because I love the CAGcast and imagine everybody on here as being like one of them. :p  

 

Also in the past I've seen CAGers sell items at cost and trade to help others out.  A few years ago somebody gave me a Mass Effect 3 code on here because my preorder got screwed and the code didn't work.  I was a member on SD before cag was around, and I just have never seen that camaraderie there.  Maybe it is there too and I just missed it, but all the small acts of kindness I've seen here has made it feel a lot more like a community of ppl who love games and less of a place to troll for deals.  


In Topic: amiibo Deals and Discussion Thread

04 April 2015 - 05:20 PM

I know what I'm doing next time I get near a computer, heh. I doubt there would be any sort of repercussions from this. And it doesn't help anyone here to call me out, just hurts everyone.


I really appreciated you posting these. I have a 50-60 hr a week job and am accustomed to missing out on pretty much everything unless i can get it online because i can't take random time off. Sharing info like this does very little to hurt those whom usually have all the time in the world anyways and can potentially help people who don't.

Before the mandatory 'you're job isn't our fault' posts: I never said it was. I also don't think it is a horrible thing to be a student or to work, and it doesn't somehow make us LESS deserving.