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douglasmcc

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In Topic: Xbox Series S/X Re-stock Thread

22 September 2020 - 06:29 PM

The reason people pay excessive amounts on eBay is because they have a lot of money and value their time more than the money. I sincerely doubt anyone on this forum is paying marked up prices on eBay, and unfortunately those who do pay those prices aren't coming here to read our thoughts about trying to eliminate price gouging middle men.

I was never saying that it was feasible to fix this problem.  I was only saying what it would TAKE to fix it.  People with loads of money are always going to use that money to get what they want - even to the detriment of those beneath them financially.  I don't have an answer - and if I did, half of you would probably just label me a socialist anyway  :-


In Topic: Xbox Series S/X Re-stock Thread

22 September 2020 - 05:00 PM

We, as a society, are going to have to accept blame for at least part of the BOT problem.  We are enabling the scalpers by paying ridiculous EBAY prices for these items.  If the BOTers didn't make money, they wouldn't do what they do.  No profit, no effort.  I get rich people paying ridiculous sums of money to have something right away.  It's not much money to them and they want it now.  But, BOTers tend to affect the middle to low class consumers.  We empower them to do what they do.  However, if we just learned some patience, the BOT problem would go away on it's own.

 

I think, in general, the industry needs to take a long and hard look at making hot new releases more customer friendly and bot unfriendly after the holiday season.  More people obviously are wanting online given Covid, but this is a problem they have been putting off forever, and now the bot arms race is passing them from not being taken seriously.  While bot sales are still sales, it leaves a whole lot more unhappy customers.


In Topic: Xbox Series S/X Re-stock Thread

22 September 2020 - 04:56 PM

Variety, gamepass, yesterday’s signing, the future

I am excited about the future of Xbox Series X, but lets be honest ... this is the WEAKEST launch of any system ever.  Don't get me wrong, PS5 is not that much better.  But, at least they have some exclusives at launch.  What does Xbox have now that Halo is benched for the foreseeable future?  I will own a Series X at some point.  But now that the adrenaline rush of trying to preorder it has worn off ... I just don't feel like I NEED an X right now.


In Topic: Xbox Series S/X Re-stock Thread

22 September 2020 - 04:52 PM

Did ANYONE get the XBOX Access financing to work?  Most of the pages for Access didn't go live until after the systems were sold out on the main pages.  I managed to get through the Gamestop page up to the checking your credit screen, but it went into a 20 minute loading loop after I click on the Apply button.  This is ridiculous.  Why offer a service like the financing, but it doesn't work?  And I don't even know whether I should be angry at Gamestop or the financing company.  

 

I got one preordered at Target, but since I didn't get it til around 11:28am, I don't trust it.  I have ordered limited collectibles on Target, then they continuously get pushed back and eventually cancelled.  So, unless you were in the first few minutes at Target - Be afraid ... Be VERY afraid.

 

In the end, I don't think I even care about preordering a Series X right now.  No good launch exclusives, already got a PS5 locked down ... I may just cancel it at Target and get one next year when there is actually something worth playing (that I cannot play on the PS5).  Maybe the access program will actually work then. 


In Topic: Xbox Series S/X Re-stock Thread

22 September 2020 - 02:53 PM

Gamestop is putting you in a virtual queue when you go to their site. 

I get the regular site - is it a special link?