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Blade

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In Topic: The Gamestop Thread

13 July 2020 - 07:34 PM

Side note: Looks like another GS randomly closed down, presumably due to no one wanting to work. That makes 2 currently in my area closed randomly, and another 5 either permanently closed or closed for the long future due to looting.

 

They were closing stores before the pandemic hit and people "not wanting to work" because they don't want to get sick.

 

It's not a huge amazement why stuff isn't getting sold to GameStop.  Their offers are silly low, to the tune of 15-30% of PriceCharting.

 

I had a box of $10-$25 Switch games.  GS offers $3-$5 per game, accepting only maybe 20% of titles.  Even with the +$5 bonus last week, that was terrible.  I snubbed GS and sold them to a B&M store for roughly 55% PC cash value, on average.  Low value games like these are not worth selling online, anyways.  The B&M's can't keep Switch titles in stock, so they pay extravagantly.

 

I don't think many folks will even consider their medium / high value Switch games to sell / trade to GS.  Their offer is horrible.  Some will.  Most will not.

 

Their weekly hottest trades, are cruddy: if B&M's pay $30-$35 cash per 1st party title.  B&M's apparently want to flip games more than GS does.

 

 And it's because of people without real jobs who try to buy and resell games back to GS that they lowball trade-in values and have frequent store closings. I couldn't care less if GS goes under, but I'm hoping that its demise teaches some kids lessons in adulthood. Flipping games doesn't make you an entrepreneur, and there are plenty of productive ways to pay for your gaming hobby. But in all honesty, you'll probably resort to flipping toothpaste from Walgreens coupons on Amazon--and that's fine with me, since I invested in Amazon instead of 10 copies of a PS4 game.


In Topic: Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

11 July 2020 - 10:31 PM

Don't worry, I already reported you both.

 

Devolverland has some cool looking games in it.

 

Fall Guys seems like it's going to be a rush with 60 people competing to be the last person standing.

 

Spoiler

 

Weird West also looks cool. It's an isometric action RPG where you can shapeshift.

 

Spoiler

 

Olija also looks interesting, but only because of the fighting style.

 

Spoiler

 

The rest were meh. Serious Sam 4 looks like DLC for Serious Sam 3. Shadow Warrior 3 is the same. Disc Room reminds me of Binding of Isaac, minus the shooting. Carrion seems like a cool premise, but I didn't notice if the people were other players or not; also reminded me of a reskinned World of Goo. Blightbound looks like Dragon's Crown without Jiggly Boobs the Witch and Kim Kardashian the Amazon, so automatic pass.

 

Will probably end up owning all of them from some bundle next year...


In Topic: Humble Bundle Thread

11 July 2020 - 05:26 AM

Yes, you should. You should also know that taking out too many lines of credit hurts your credit score. Churning and rotating cards might be fine for people in their 40's who settled their families in forever homes, but I'd rather have one good card with great rewards than a bunch of open lines of credit that I'd look to cancel once I've fulfilled the introductory rewards terms and conditions. You might get $750 worth of "points" for spending $4,000 that you can use to travel for a vacation, but you still have to spend that $4,000. And if you use the card to pay bills, you're probably also using a payment processing service, another thing to keep track of. I bought Amazon stocks for $1900 in March and have seen prices hit $3,200 today. Much better usage of my money imo.

 

$750 is like 3 days of work for some of us. Just make more money and you'll be fine.


In Topic: Humble Bundle Thread

11 July 2020 - 02:22 AM

The prepaid amex serve and bluebird cards works too.  

Those are still valid? I signed up for that during the beta 9-10 years ago and still had money on the account, but I recall not being able to access anything after about a year. They also sent out multiple emails saying the program was terminated and we couldn't load money into our accounts. Wondering if they retained all of the balances after screwing people over, or if they just wiped us all.

 

Credit cards are shit btw, don't get one unless the rewards are outstanding.


In Topic: Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

10 July 2020 - 11:17 PM

SUPERHOT: MIND CONTROL DELETE will be added to owner's accounts automatically on Steam, GOG, and EGS:

 

https://superhotgame...d-faq/#giveaway

 

Do I get a cookie for being on topic?