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  1. 19 points
    Yeah, with two hundred bucks. Two hundred bucks is not one thousand+ dollars. My mom trusting me with a quarter doesn't mean I get to buy a yacht with her money. Yeah, when the time comes and funds are looking good. Not all at once. Time is a major factor in spending; it's why loans exist. Doesn't make you less of a jerk for rubbing it in people's faces, and this isn't even the part I'm mad about, because... You're bragging about stealing your family's money and majorly ripping off a store. Of fucking course we'd be angry.
  2. 13 points
    Autosaver

    SSMB's Video Game Deals

    Ok, so a bunch of people are giving me shit for this so I think I should just make a post clarifying what happened. Retailers fuck up all the time. Walmart sold $3000 TVs for $7 once. Around Christmas, Best Buy had a B2G1 Free Skylanders sale that applied to video games (I actually took advantage of that lol). Early morning, Best Buy fucked up again. They had a 50% Skylanders sale that applied to video games and consoles. Bloodborne which is currently on a special sale at $40 cost me $20. The New 3DS and PSVita dropped down to $100. I didn't know about consoles until the glitch ended. I ended up buying a bunch of games because I knew my family would buy them at one point. Arkham Knight? Call of Duty: BO3? Star Wars Battlefront? Splatoon? Zelda U? Kingdom Hearts 3? etc, etc. Why spend $70 when I can buy them $20 after rewards now? Video games are pretty expensive. If you add up how much you spend on them, you'd be surprised. I know people are giving me shit for spending a lot of money but there are people out there paying $70 for games, including people on this forum. I made this thread so I could share ways to get discounts on games. Clearly I'm being smart in managing my money. If you shop at Gamestop, EVER, you're spending your money unwisely. I am the MASTER at being a cheapskate. I do not buy my games at full price and I do not like digital. This cheapskate attitude transfers to my entire life. I always use coupons and get stuff on sale. I switched our landline to google voice which cut our $30 monthly landline bill to $0. I convinced my parents to drop Verizon which shaved $200 off our cellular bill. I also haggle with our providers and services to get our bill cut. So overall I've been doing a good job in regards to saving money and spending money. That's why my parents give me free roam to buy stuff. I run an Amazon business where I sell my old goods. Since I'm a big Nintendo fan, these games KEEP their retail value. The money quickly adds up with how many games I have. I also sell old computer parts or stuff we don't need anymore. I keep all my stuff in mint condition so it keeps its value. That means upgrading consoles, handhelds, and smartphones is really cheap for me. I take good care of what belongs to me. I also don't like to hoard too much. Through the years I've been selling off collections of stuff I don't care anymore. My Wii library barely exists and my DS library is slowly getting smaller. I live in a family of 6 and we're all big video game fans. My brothers play on their PS4s and I play on my Wii U/Xbox One/PC. They usually pick up the major sellers on Day 1 such as Call of Duty, Star Wars Battlefront, Assassin's Creed, Sports titles, etc. These games cost over $60 and potentially into the $100s area if you include Season Passes. That's a lot of money. Without me they'd be buying games at Gamestop for $70 a piece. I look for deals on games and get games at over 30% off on launch date. Best Buy fucked up and after rewards/promos, I pretty much got every game for 70% off. That's a $40-$50 savings on every game that we would have purchased. I think some people are taking it as I'm going to be playing all these games. I don't own a PS4 so all those PS4 games are not for me. I guess you can judge me for spending the money but it's money that would have been spent with or without me. The $50 savings per game is huge. This is why I don't get why so many people are upset that I'm saving my family money. That's why my parents trust me with handling purchases. I'm not dumb, I'm actually pretty smart. On the topic of "money", I get it. My parents were immigrants and I was born in Canada. We grew up pretty poor. During the PS2 era I had like 1-2 games per a year that I wouldn't put down. This mass collection of games didn't start until I got older. I completely understand some people are in bad financial situations as I've been there. BUT, I don't think that should mean I can't enjoy or spend money because others are having problems paying bills or they're in college or etc. Emphasis on the fact I buy Nintendo games and physical games. Nintendo games RARELY if ever go down in price. Bayonetta 2 has been out for half a year and is still a $60 full priced title. I got it for about $25. After I beat my games I sell them. Games now a days don't really have a lot of replayability. I don't see the point in keeping $60 titles when they have 5 hour storylines with no replayability. If I play games quick enough I can sell them close to full price. Worst case scenario I break even, best case I profit. If it's an old game then I can usually make a bit of money. Games cost money though and I enjoy them. Worth the money, no? Profit? Yes, I actually can make money and a great example is the case here. Most of the games I bought come out to be $20. These games retail for over $70. Let's say I actually don't end up playing the game or I don't want it. If I return the game, I get $20 back. If I sell the game on Amazon, I make about $50 after Amazon's seller fees. That's a $30 profit per game which required zero effort to make. Now if you continually add up each game that can be a lot of money. This is just a worst case scenario if I don't play it/don't want it. May as well make the choice now because I either get a game cheap or I make money. That money can now be reused for future sales/discounts. The big point on profit is why I don't really understand why people are saying I made a bad move or I'm stupid. Are none of you guys going to be buying Kingdom Hearts 3 or Final Fantasy XV on launch day? You don't preorder games? I'm sure SOME of you do and you guys are going to be paying full price for it. How does Gamestop sell millions of copies of games at full price if no one is buying them? People do! The one laughing is me because I got a game for $20 that you paid $70 for. Some people are asking if this is legal, it is. Best Buy could have cancelled all our orders but they didn't. On the topic if they're able to take back the games, I don't think they can. Walmart made a mistake like this before and tried to but in many states there were laws that once it was in the hand of the buyer they were not able to legally take it back. Walmart took a big hit that day and learned a big lesson. Video games are my hobby. I don't really buy expensive clothing. I don't go out often. I don't eat out that much. I don't spend money on luxuries. I spend my money on video games. $20 for months of entertainment is worth it. I don't even really see movies that often. When I do I get tickets 50% off because I know how to. My life is basically discounts, sales, and coupons. I'm smart with my money and I keep waste at a minimum. It ties back to growing up poor. Because I've always lived with trying to save money I use these skills every day now. I see people getting suckered into wasting money all the time. I avoid that. While at the time my parents didn't know about the purchases they didn't need to. A while back, I got an offer on my Kindle for a Lightning Sale on a $250 Chromebook for only $50. Because my Dad didn't answer, I didn't buy it. He ended up telling me that if there were sales that I should act immediately instead of waiting and possibly missing it out. This glitch was at 3am and only lasted an hour. There was zero way I was going to communicate with my Dad who is currently in Canada right now. If I waited, I would have never bought these games. Overall, I still want to emphasize on the fact that no matter what way you cut this or see me these games are games my family would have purchased. I mean, if someone told me they made $500 buying video games I wouldn't be upset, I'd be fucking impressed. The cost I got these games are so low that selling them would make me profit. You use money to make money. To those complaining that I'm wastefully spending, look at your spending. You're buying games and actually spending money. I bought games, spent money, but made a profit in return. The $20 per a game only gets charged when the games come out too. Basically point by point "You stole your parents money!" Actually no. My parents trust me with spending. I'm not 2, I'm 18. "You wasted money!" These are games my family would have purchased at full price, with or without me. "WTF I'm too poor!" I grew up poor too. I don't think that should mean I can't buy games or enjoy life. Life sucks, I guess? "You're bragging!" Well I bragged about getting a huge discount on games, not that I buy a lot of games. There's a big difference here. "You could've used the money on x, y, z!" I don't think you should be telling me how to spend my money. I don't tell you how to spend money, unless there's a way to get it cheaper I will let you know. "You're not even going to play these games!" Worst case scenario, I sell the games and make $30 profit per copy. This is a WORST CASE SCENARIO so it doesn't mean it'll happen. Maybe if a game gets bad reviews, I don't know. "You could have waited" If I didn't act now, I would bought the game for $60 instead of $20. I can cancel orders at any time or return them if I'm unhappy. Ignoring everything and over simplifying it, what if I said this to you? You can have every game you want and have a free $500 in your pocket. Would you say no?
  3. 12 points
    azoo

    SSMB's Video Game Deals

    Yeah, Autosaver's money management and personal life with his parents is none of my or anyone else's business (and shouldn't be) but I really wonder the ethical level you gotta be on to want to blow thousands of dollars on video games in stupidly short amounts of time and never play them, even if you do turn around and get a small profit off of them. I mean more power to you (???) but uhh wow. I mean good job making good deals on Best Buy or whatever because I don't see much of a problem with taking advantage of screwing around with amazing price drops and coupons (unless if it has negative effects on the people working there, which I don't know if it does or not or anything so I'm neutral on that), but still. Who would blow that much on video games, or any form of entertainment for that matter? And you guys are like "well if you had that kind of money you'd spend like that too". Hahahaha no. I'd pay for necessities and make sure everything about my life is good and on-track (transportation needs (car), shelter needs (house), food needs, communication needs (phone), workspace needs (computer)), and even after that is out of the way I'd use it sparingly instead of blowing it all and going "haha yeah check out all my games I got in a super short amount of time". Man, I got better things on my priority list than that. So yeah of course this kind of thing is gonna seem unreasonable to people, no matter what way you work around it. That kind of excessiveness just seems a bit overboard to most people, and although in context with explanation it doesn't seem all wrong or nothing, it doesn't seem like anything to go making known and public. Modesty is best imo, and being that open with this just seems a tad inconsiderate. Sorry if you don't vibe like that but whatever man, I'm generally not a fan of watching Beyonce pour a bunch of $20K champaigne into a pool/bath/whatever she's swimming in either and I know she's stable enough to manage and everyone around her is okay with it. That said, this topic is getting tense as hell and everyone should cool it, from both sides. Think about what you guys are saying for a second and step back for a minute. Geezus. All this hectic isht getting me worked up for no reason. Calm yoselves.
  4. 11 points
    Indigo Rush

    SSMB's Video Game Deals

    ...I guess this is why he's called Autosaver.
  5. 11 points
    Rucdose

    SSMB's Video Game Deals

  6. 9 points
    azoo

    SSMB's Video Game Deals

    Okay so just to do this now since I've fed my beans to you already. Stop discussing this here and get back on topic, as of right now. This has went very off topic and has spiraled into madness. Let's quit it while we're ahead. People who've been preparing posts and are posting below this better read this, because I made it really big and that's a sign that you should read it (unless it's a shit-post, but don't do those or I'll backhand you into next Sunday). Oggy may be making a topic about commercial ethics and you can continue discussing your admittedly questionable ways of thinking in there. Continue talking about sweet vidya deals here as of right now or I'm sending you to baby jail. ~Azoo
  7. 9 points
    Worlds Unite #1 spoilers ahoy!
  8. 8 points
    Sami

    SSMB's Video Game Deals

    When I'm rich and a baller in ten years in gonna sign in and show y'all my yacht made entirely out of repurposed golden PS2's
  9. 7 points
    T-Min

    SSMB's Video Game Deals

    Okay, holy crap, you guys. As the apparently eternally neutral party, I guess I have to give my extremely neutral two cents. Who freaking cares. No, don't misread me. I get it if you have ethical concerns. I also get it if you applaud him. But why are we arguing about this? This is a matter of Autosaver's personal finance and family relationships. Why do any of us need to get involved to the point of jumping down each other's throats? Why even bother going out of your way to defend him? This has nothing to do with me and it has nothing to do with you unless the "you" reading this is Autosaver himself. I can't get mad here. It's not my business. I just don't care. Are we looking for excuses to argue and build up animosity at this point? I really hope I'm not making things worse by posting this. I'm just getting kind of fed up.
  10. 7 points
    Autosaver

    SSMB's Video Game Deals

    With how many people were giving me shit that they can't afford video games and that they will never get close to my life style, I honestly feel that there's some jealously going around. I hate to sound like a douchebag here but to me it started to sound that way when people were instantly writing me off as wasting money and that video games are not a good way to entertain myself. I mean, at least some people are admitting this up front and being chill about it. I'm on a video game forum, and being told video games are a waste of money by a number of people. What's going on here?
  11. 6 points
    Nintendoga

    SSMB's Video Game Deals

    Pretty much. At first glance everything seems iffy, but I don't really see why people are so upset over this. To be honest whatever financial situations is happening in Auto's family should be their business, not ours. It's not like he literally stole his parent's credit cards and bought a bunch of games without their knowledge. They know what he's doing, Auto knows what he's doing, it all seems good to me. How he spends his money is his decision. Not ours.
  12. 6 points
    Autosaver

    SSMB's Video Game Deals

    I don't get charged until the games come out. Virtually everything I have done is reversible. If my parents didn't like it they would tell me to cancel it. They were completely fine with it. Again, I don't get charged until games come out. This is pretty much a "Lock" on the $20 price. I initially thought people were joking about it. Actually, people were. They were all impressed and kept asking. It wasn't until later that the rest of the forum caught wind and was giving me a lot of shit for it. Because of the attitude people had with taking it lightly, I did too. Now that I realized people were genuinely getting very angry I had to write this post. People keep pushing that I stole from my family.. I didn't steal anything. On the topic of taking advantage of a deal, well, yeah I give you that. Not sure why you'd be upset over that though. That's the stores problem. I also found it ironic so many people were saying they would do the same thing if they had the money. I mean, I get that you guys couldn't take advantage of it but I don't think you should be getting that angry over it.
  13. 6 points
    Nepenthe

    SSMB's Video Game Deals

    That's only if there isn't anything in a person's ToS that says that both acceptance of a transaction counts as a commitment to honor it and they are unable to reverse orders went through but were deemed to have been based on misinformation such as a pricing error. It is also based on good faith; If they suddenly see someone has added a shitload of usually-expensive items to a cart, they can easily argue the person was taking advantage of them if they actually wanted to take it to court. So no, the process of adding something to an online cart isn't necessarily legally binding in every instance. Furthermore, it is underhanded if you buy something from someone knowing full well that they priced it wrong. Just because someone makes a mistake doesn't ethically mean I should take advantage of the mistake at their own cost. It's a tired analogy but it works just as well; if I leave my door unlocked, you're still an asshole for walking in uninvited.
  14. 5 points
    Autosaver

    SSMB's Video Game Deals

    If SEGA announced the next Sonic game we wouldn't be in this situation.
  15. 5 points
    It seems like a rather weird thing to post in the first place to me, regardless of it being a joke or not. Oh well. Be sure to watch this until the end. Felix's Dedede game was not strong enough this game.
  16. 4 points
    DBZHedgy

    SSMB's Video Game Deals

    The winky face seems to imply that it was a joke. Didn't he say he would sell it for $50 or $55 short after anyway? And at that he does it at a moderate price range so people can save on the games as well.
  17. 4 points
    Autosaver

    SSMB's Video Game Deals

    Yeah I mean I really don't give a fuck about it anymore lol. Nep's post is full of factual errors and faulty comparisons. I'm not going to bother going through it because I think it's being overblown but one factual error is that he's taking me saying that I bought $2000 worth of video games as spending $2000. He's also trying to spin that as me lying and not being honest. I even told him this yesterday and he's still bringing it up. The fuck? When a huge portion of your post is dedicated to slamming me for something I never said and something I already clarified to you yesterday should I bother? That is the very first status I posted. I'm also not sure why I need to explain everything I do on the equivalent of a Twitter feed. I didn't think people would care that much. People brag about getting discounts and insane deals all the time. The only rubbing it in I can see is when people were playing along with me which I played along back.
  18. 4 points
    TCB

    SSMB's Video Game Deals

    At the end of the day for me he did what he did. Am I a bit jealous he could afford those games? Of course hahaha. Ain't gonna let it get to me though; that's a waste of my time and energy. Am I impressed in how he did so (the credit card thing notwithstanding)? Yes I am. Again I'm not angry. Knowing me I don't have a reason to be when it doesn't directly affect me. So eh, good for him getting those games I suppose.
  19. 4 points
    Solkia

    SSMB's Video Game Deals

    Tell me how you guys didn't prompt it. He would not have said that if you guys didn't jump down his throat and you know it.
  20. 4 points
    Nepenthe

    SSMB's Video Game Deals

    You still deliberately took advantage of a pricing error which people consider to be in bad form because you're taking advantage of a company. It doesn't matter that it's legal or hard to prosecute either; human beings don't base their ethics entirely what is written down in law, and why we forget this when it comes to business transactions I have no fucking idea. I can legally call my mother an asshole because she told me to do my chores and I didn't feel like it because that's guaranteed by the First Amendment; but it doesn't matter. If anyone saw this take place they'd be right to be upset at me. Second, you are also downplaying and misinterprating the source of the anger in regards to your bragging. No one cares that you're a self-proclaimed cheapskate. We care that you rubbed it in our faces in a childish manner that you bought a significant amount of games at a cheaper price than we would ever have been able to, as if you think: 1.) People are only every concerned about the dollar amount alone and the vacuous act of spending, and not the expression that the amount and timing of spending makes, which is ludicrous. I don't give a fuck that I bought Rayman Origins for $60 and that you probably bought it for $5 somewhere and resold it. I personally did it to send a message to Ubisoft that I really want more Rayman games from them, and I feel it was worth it, particularly since I got another Rayman game. 2.) People actually spend more on games as you do which, even if you take into account your habit of buying cheaply and reselling for profit or another person's lack of looking for deals, is a ridiculous assumption to make. I get most of my games now free as gifts, renting from stores or friends, or through emulation. On an average basis, I probably have "wasted" less money than you in the long run. 3.) You yourself know the financial situation of everyone pissed off, which you don't. Money actually loses utility the more of it you gain, so spending the same amount has different impacts to different people based upon their financials. 4.) That every person actually cares for every single title you bought in the first place, which if they don't it puts a damper on the leading narrative that people are jealous of you having things that they don't. You had a habit of saying things in the status "Are you telling me you're not going to be Final Fantasy when it comes out?" Fuck no. Never played a FF game in my life. Don't have an inkling to play one either. So what would be the source of anger in knowing that someone bought the game? Third are the inconsistencies that have been specifically toted by you and the information you left out and only leaked slowly as a result of this entire mess. First is the fact that you actually told us in the initial status that you spent $2000, not $1000, and I have to wonder how anyone doesn't know the final statement on their bill even when they're slapping any and every game under the sun into their cart. Either you were so caught up in bragging to us lowly spenders that you lied to us about how much everything cost your mom, or you didn't actually realize how much you were spending, which doesn't strike me as the mark of a good business person. Second is the fact that going into this, no one knew you were intending on reselling anything you bought, and why the fuck you weren't upfront with this is beyond me. You drastically failed to mention anything about owning an online store, only saying "I can technically flip the games;" which suggests this was an option for you but wasn't the path you were going to take. You also never told us about your mom's reaction until now. You only told us that you showed your dad and he said "oh God" which isn't a universal phrase of approval. If anything, it sounded like he was shocked that you did this. And with all of this going on- the lack of ethics in taking advantage of a seller's mistake and trying to play it off as it being legal, the incredibly poor form of bragging and showing your ass to people that you actually did take advantage of a seller, the misinformation and lack of details left out in the initial status update that casts doubt on the story as we're now reading it, and the general lack of empathy and understanding towards people who in destitute times are annoyed when people brag about how much cash they're floating- you had the utter nerve to continue on in the statuses making jokes about the whole thing and not giving a damn. Mitt Romney himself would be appalled at the incredibly shitty optics that you've utilized throughout this entire endeavor, and frankly I can't see how you wouldn't have been able to see this before now when people began to chew you out. I would almost say it's privileged the amount of ignorance that takes. So even if I were to believe you that you went to your mom and said "I found this amazing deal on video games; can I spend $21000 of your money on it?" and she said "Sure thing!", you still literally failed in every other step of the way during the process of unveiling this to us. Had you simply been upfront about your intentions to resell and perhaps never mentioned where you got the money from (something still bugs me about you having a supposedly thriving business and being good at saving money but still needing your parent's help when it came to this,_ at best we'd be pegging you as someone who takes advantage of glitches for his own benefit, and this would've never spiraled into the utter circus it has become. I haven't lost respect for you being adept at utilizing your money in ways I don't. I lost respect for you because you were shitty and unclear while holding it over our heads.
  21. 4 points
    Sami

    SSMB's Video Game Deals

    The response I really want to give here will get me banned. So I'll tone it down. It's his mother. Not yours. It is literally none of your fucking business.
  22. 4 points
    Xenos

    SSMB's Video Game Deals

    Why are people mad again? If I spent $1000 and also saved money all the while I'd be pretty fucking impressed with myself. I really don't understand the issue here.
  23. 4 points
    Oh NOW I get why you guys are so excited!
  24. 3 points
    Sami

    SSMB's Video Game Deals

    There's no cutoff point, it's common sense. Best Buy can absorb the loss. Don't pretend they can't. And no, I feel no remorse taking advantage of the error of a multi billion dollar corporation because I'm not ignorant of the world we live in and I know they're disgustingly corrupt anyway. Following politics for more than three seconds is a pretty easy way to stop giving a shit about being nice to unfathomably rich old white farts when they make a mistake. Comparing taking advantage of a pricing error and the legal transaction it encompasses to fucking shoplifting is hilarious to me.
  25. 3 points
    Solkia

    SSMB's Video Game Deals

    Gotta spend money to make money. You'd shit your pants if you saw how much restocking normally costs. thanks obama
  26. 3 points
    Wil348

    SSMB's Video Game Deals

    The only thing that really irks me about this is spending $1000 on your mother's credit card upfront. This could affect your mother's credit score/report negatively which is something that you really don't want to do. While you did save money in the long run, the upfront cost without any kind of mitigation is massive but that's really the only legitimate issue here. Using the discount glitch is a grey area that I don't really have anything to comment on and I don't see what's wrong with sharing about your haul as long as it doesn't border into bragging territory (which I can't really say it has). Edit: Nevermind, complete payment isn't upfront.
  27. 3 points
    Solkia

    SSMB's Video Game Deals

    Literally all he said is he bought $2000 worth of games. If that's bragging remind me to never mention when I get something cool.
  28. 3 points
    Actually, when you consider his whole "the-original-creators-are-the-only-ones-who-matter" bullshit, it weirdly makes sense. He just doesn't like using other peoples' characters.
  29. 3 points
    Ratcicle King

    SSMB's Video Game Deals

    Thing here is, yes, they can honor the discount, but there's no legal binding to it because of good faith, Autosaver knew very well about it being a glitch, so there was no excuse, he's got no legal grounds to sue them or do anything if they remove the purchase from him and give his money back. Also thanks Sly, I completely forgot about the good faith rule, been a while since I learned that in College. :U
  30. 3 points
    They sound a little bit like fan catastrophizing out of nowhere to me.
  31. 3 points
    https://twitter.com/KenPenders/status/601890946922389504 https://twitter.com/KenPenders/status/601891340784259072
  32. 3 points
    Tara

    Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal (3DS)

    I still think the game is the better of the two and not really the worst thing I've ever played. It didn't live up to expectations, but I mean, it wasn't bad for most of the reasons I remember you stating.
  33. 3 points
  34. 3 points
  35. 2 points
    You couldn't have said ''Oh, sorry, I was mistaken'' or ''Hogfather made a mistake, here's the correct way to do it''. No, you had to seriously make a post where you try to claim ownership over a glitch. This is even mentioned the entire mess a few pages back where you kept refusing to actually share the glitch or just try to change the subject when questioned over this? The way you worded the above post makes you sound very rude to be honest, especially when what BlueParadox said was more or less the facts (That when you refused to share any details, Hogfather saw what you wrote before you edited it and then told everyone how you said you were supposed to do the glitch)
  36. 2 points
    Radiant Hero Ike

    SSMB's Video Game Deals

    I'm neutral on this but I don't think he was bragging... It was pretty obvious (to me) he was joking up until one of the members said Autosaver "repulsed" them. The way I see it, it's kind of the same thing as saying they won a sweepstakes for a luxury cruise and vacation to the Bahamas or something. That'd be even more expensive than these video games (it was like $1000+ for my family on the cheapest cruise we could find, Carnival IIRC). I wouldn't call anyone out because they said that. But I could be misreading the whole thing so IDK
  37. 2 points
    As for the "private business" argument... 1. The information was revealed publicly, which opens it to public criticism. If I said "I decided not to study for my final exam" in a status update, you would similarly be able to tell me that's rather poor decision making of mine. I can't hide behind "it's my business" anymore, because I made it the public's business by disclosing it. 2. This isn't some site where we all are in our own cubicle. This is a community. We may want to scream at each other over the stupidest things at times, but the basic idea here is that there will be mutual respect; this is why blatant flaming gets you punished and even permanently removed from this community. You ultimately have obligations to any community you are part of. One of the easiest obligations to any community is "don't be disrespectful." When you are in a community made of people from diverse backgrounds, from the very rich to the very poor, it's very rude to openly discuss your income and expenditures. It is no different than being in a multiracial community and saying racial slurs; it's a lack of basic respect. It doesn't matter if you were poor or not, or if you made a great financial decision. When there are plenty of people who still struggle financially, it's rather improper to proclaim you've spent a sum of money most people don't come into on a daily basis. Let inference do its job. If I take a dozen trips every year, you can infer I'm probably loaded. I don't need to say I make $150,000 or something similar; you already inferred I'm not exactly poor. It seems weird, but avoiding exact numbers does a lot to reduce the flak you will get for purchasing decisions. For all you know, those dozen trips might have been due to some sort of sweepstakes or something, so it doesn't equate to a "I have a lot more money than you" statement by default. But anyway, I second Azookara's remark that discussion be kept respectful. It's pretty obvious that was not the intended purpose of the sale. You are acting in bad faith. Just because it's legal does not make it right. At what point does it become just to rip off a company on the basis they have the funds to absorb the loss? 100,000 in sales? 1,000,000? 100,000,000? I'm a small business owner and I dislike this idea that at some point it becomes just to rob me because I'm successful. No. It will always be theft no matter how rich or poor I am. I pay more in taxes than everyone else, so I'm already absorbing a loss that only I can afford. If I'm the owner of a multi-million dollar company, and I catch an employee stealing, his ass is grass. I don't care how much he argues "well you won't notice it." Same goes for a customer walking in and shoplifting. He is taking what is not his, period. Business is a two-sided street. The businessman provides goods for an agreeable value and promises to not engage in deceit, and the customer agrees to pay this fair value. If I took a check for goods, and the customer purposely made it bounce and walked off, he'd still be a jerk, regardless of if it was my fault or not for taking the check when there was risk. Trust is the basis of business. Exploiting glitches, shoplifting, and all the rest undermine this trust. They lead to increased spending on various security measures which in turn raise prices for everyone else. Let me bring this back to the main topic however, avoiding my pet peeve there. Assume 1,000 more people did this. Best Buy just lost a shit ton of money, and they're going to find ways to recoup it somewhere, either by laying off employees or raising prices on other products. This sort of act is wrong in and of itself regardless of if the consequences are negligible. Immanuel Kant had it more or less right. Something is just only if every person in society could do it without society falling apart.
  38. 2 points
    Solkia

    SSMB's Video Game Deals

    The price doesn't matter. You act like we don't have an entire thread
  39. 2 points
    You know how not to get people to go along with this? You don't send them random PMs asking them to copy their data for you.
  40. 2 points
    He knows that he has no talent and can only succeed via piggybacking on something popular and everything he's said nowadays is him in sheer denial of his own incompetence.
  41. 2 points
    No, not really. If you have reasonable suspicion something isn't meant to be this price, then you would be found guilty of acting in bad faith in a court. The average person ponders "what's the catch" when they see a bargain that isn't part of some huge sale. Doubly so in a case where the terms of the sale are specifically outlined. If I offer buy 1 get 1 free of an item, and state limit of 1 per customer, and you somehow are able to buy 5 items and get 5 free, you are acting in bad faith, because I clearly set the terms of the deal, though my system was faulty and didn't catch the error. Now, on the other hand, if I found out about this glitch and did NOTHING to correct it... one could argue I've opened the door to being taken advantage of, since I'm clearly okay with it. But how many would do that? I correct every mistake in my systems the moment I discover it.
  42. 2 points
    It isn't illegal to do so, no. Underhanded with hints of thievery if you can obviously tell that a Xbone should could $400 versus $4.00, but not illegal. Mistakes and glitches happen in pricing, and in general you can't prosecute people who take advantage of this while the store hasn't acted. Sometimes companies will honor them if they don't want the headache of backlash, but they're actually not obligated to do so. Best Buy right now could take all of these games back if they wanted to, assuming they know about it.
  43. 2 points
    PSI Wind

    Official Anime/Manga Thread

    .....Fakku is still relevant?
  44. 2 points
  45. 2 points
    That it looks like Gamma is 100% a coincidence. It's a robot that was created back in 'ancient' human times. So that it looks exactly like Gamma is a pretty bizarre coincidence/lazy/poorly thought out character design. Also, that obsession with nukes- they keep popping up in KP works like he worships them or something. And didn't Robotropolis get hit by nukes once? Like in the Mecha Sonic special, I believe? Why is Rotor suddenly like "I LEARNED ABOUT THESE IN STUDIES OF ANCIENT DIAGRAMS"- man you've seen them in real life. But hey they've 'never used' guns either so hey what ev.
  46. 2 points
  47. 2 points
    My only regret is that the person who was doing the prank did not have the means to have the character say "get stuffed!" before the jumpscare when it was apparent the guy was going to hang up.
  48. 2 points
    Hogwolf...wolfhog...
  49. 2 points
    Actually that's not the reason why. For starters, releasing a game through Kickstarter increases the amount of legal litigation you have to go through, therefore an increase in costings. Aside from following the usual policies, Sega would have to factor in their rights and responsibilities through Kickstarter as well, this is an increase in costs on development too. Furthermore, Sega, like a number of companies have a policy where they themselves can't directly be seen to be taking money from people, no I do not know the exact reasons for this but Kickstarter would likely fall under this. Before anyone asks why did Sonic Boom event charge people? Probably because it was a paid for event which Sega funded 100% and also Sega never directly took money from fans, Ticketmaster did. lol! Zero risk eh? Kickstarter is not a zero risk, both to the bakers and the people behind the kickstarter. Here are a number of problems that a 'successful' kickstarter can run into. * your kickstarter is successful, but you grosely under-estimate the costs of your final product. Your product is either... Cancelled. Reduced in scope. Reduced in quality. Either one of those options will be negative for the people behind the kickstarter. Future products will be much harder to get investment for and you'll likely destroy and chance for future investments again if the quality and scope is reduced. * Your kickstarter is successful... and you never release the product but claim it's still in production. Your reputation is destroyed and depending how much of a con artist you are, you may or may not risk legal action. * your kickstarter is successful, but due to problems in development, you fail to release a product. The following happens. You may try to compensate your backers. (increase in your costs). You may have to try and refund your backers investments (unlikely), You get a loss of reputation. Either way, with this one, you incur a huge cost over your initial kickstarter goal since you still have to find a way to pay those who worked on the game as well as compensation for your backers. For backers... there are tons of risks too, one example is that portable N64 console which was so blatantly a con, got reported and still took the money, it's months behind development, the project leader has obviously run off with the money... yet nobody has been refunded/compensated. The product you backed may come out, but a huge reduction in score. So what you get ins't what you expected.
  50. 2 points
    Welp, shoot. Solkia figured all of us out. Pack it up.
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