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Do you primarily buy your "modern" games new or used?

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Poll: Do you primarily buy your "modern" games new or used? (192 member(s) have cast votes)

Do you primarily buy your "modern" games new or used?

  1. Mostly new (48 votes [25.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 25.00%

  2. Mostly used (78 votes [40.62%])

    Percentage of vote: 40.62%

  3. About the same (34 votes [17.71%])

    Percentage of vote: 17.71%

  4. I don't really buy "modern" games (32 votes [16.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.67%

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#51 Itchy Koala OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 27, 2011 7:58 PM

Given that I work at a used game store (not gamestop thank god) all my games I buy used. If someone is selling games to the store and I see something I like (and my manager isn't around) I pay out of my pocket. So I get them even cheaper than used retail. Its nice until I run out of money Posted Image

Edit - Don't look at me I didn't bump this Posted Image

Edited by Itchy Koala, Sun Mar 27, 2011 8:25 PM.

#52 hex65000 OFFLINE  



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Posted Sun Mar 27, 2011 8:18 PM

Whaoh! Thread Necro.

Still, Since I didn't vote until just a little bit ago... I buy most of my modern games new unless it's horribly expensive or I blunder across it cheap enough. Of course, with the current generation of consoles, they keep stripping stuff out before you even buy the game. But since the PS2, GCube, and XBox1 are on the out I've picked up some proper bargains here and there. Especially since I do a lot of online shopping, there are fewer question marks with a new purchase. I like that aspect when I click "add to cart".

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#53 potatohead OFFLINE  


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Posted Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:11 AM

Almost always used. Many modern games are not keepers for me, so it makes sense to just get a deal, and buy when the mood strikes.

A cheap digital download works too.

#54 svenski OFFLINE  



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Posted Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:34 PM

I've always bought new (apart from the odd exception) but I rarely buy a title on release day - I usually wait until a title has been out a short while and can be bought for next to nothing on Amazon.

#55 A_Locomotive OFFLINE  



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Posted Tue Mar 29, 2011 7:53 PM

I buy about equal new versus used. If its a game I REALLY want and know I'll love (Bioshock, the upcoming Duke Nukem, etc) I'll buy brand new. If its a game I'm iffy on or a game I think is way to short for its price tag I'll buy it used.

#56 Megaman Legends OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Feb 1, 2012 6:21 AM

I always buy my new games with a GameStop card and when I'm running out of money on the card I buy a used game

#57 marthbrightblade OFFLINE  


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Posted Thu Aug 23, 2012 2:39 PM

It depends on the company releasing the game. If it's a release that's gonna make or break a company then I buy new. If it's something like Mario or MW3 then used.

#58 toptenmaterial OFFLINE  


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Posted Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:59 PM

Generally new as an impulse buy.

#59 thegamezmaster OFFLINE  


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Posted Sun Dec 9, 2012 3:00 AM

Mostly used. Can't afford full price anymore, ie $60.

#60 shadow460 OFFLINE  



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Posted Sun Dec 9, 2012 8:36 PM

Wow I posted in this thread four years ago. I'm buying even fewer modern games now than I was then. Bump that, I'm not buying any modern games right now. The second newest system I have is a PS2 and the newest I have (PSP) has been completely neutered by Sony's inane firmware updates.

#61 Pac-Fan OFFLINE  


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Posted Fri Sep 6, 2013 4:01 PM

I don't have any of the latest systems so, that would be a "no" for me. However, I did have a 360 last year that I gave to my brother.

He was looking to buy a new one and since mine didn't really hold my interest and was just collecting dust anyway, I decided "Why not?"

I only bought it to play SF4 anyway.

#62 Nutsy Doodleheimer OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon May 18, 2015 4:17 PM

About the same for me. I never go to Game Stop. A new game is just used taken out of a sleeve and was brought home from the employees who played it, and put in a complete box. While used has the original case thrown away. I get mine at Movie Trading Company. All their disc games are cleaned up and buffered. Used games still look like new and the prices are cheaper.




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Posted Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:42 PM

I have an Nintendo Wii and I buy most of my games on Ebay. . . . . . .

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