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>> No. 7430 Anonymous
5th December 2018
Wednesday 6:04 pm
7430 The Utility of second hand shops
I went into CEX today. I am fascinated how the pricing works in these shops and what it says about society. Anything newish will be priced at close to new but historical items but when you think about it it doesn't make sense that deadpool 2 is somehow ten times more valuable then the complete Lord of the rings trilogy. Assassin's Creed 1 and 2, Cod:mw2 for the PS 3 are all priced at 75p these were triple A games, best sellers and therefore should be considered classics. Yet 'hamsterz' for the DS is priced at £4. It seems strange that the market would consider that game 5 times more valuable.

I don't doubt the sanity of the pricing of the seller but it seems odd that is what these things are worth.
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>> No. 7431 Anonymous
5th December 2018
Wednesday 6:14 pm
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CeX work on a supply and demand pricing system. Things they have a lot of stock of are cheap, wheareas things which have limited stock and are in demand are more expensive.

As a result, you can often sell CeX a brand new iPhone for more than you paid for it on day 1, if it has sold out they'll still be able to sell it at a profit to people who are desperate for one.

You may notice that first party Nintendo games are always quite expensive in reation to other games of the same generation. This is because they are always in demand.
>> No. 7432 Anonymous
5th December 2018
Wednesday 6:32 pm
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Of course something like a Pokemon is practically evergreen. My question is more why is demand so low for a high selling tripple A now. I dont see how they become such a toxic asset that is vauled as close to worthless and what that says about how we value things. I find it hard to believe they were the fad and Hamsterz is the sleeper hit.
>> No. 7433 Anonymous
5th December 2018
Wednesday 6:36 pm
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It's a sort of demand cycle you see where a new game is popular for a while, but most people played it new and only the cheapskates amongst us waited to pick it up second hand. Whereas given enough time, and if it was a genuinely good game, value will start to pick up again (relatively speaking) because retro demand kicks in.
>> No. 7435 Anonymous
5th December 2018
Wednesday 6:44 pm
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>My question is more why is demand so low for a high selling tripple A now.

Because almost everyone who wanted to play MW2 on the PS3 has had it and played it long ago.

That sort of game didn't appear on the shelf at 75p a few months after release - they've sat for several years at higher prices and they've been reduced more and more as fewer and fewer people are interested.

As for something like LOTR, there's almost no value in those DVDs in a world where you can stream those films on Netflix. Nobody needs it, so it is priced just to get rid of it. The fact you see these titles so often for so cheap is proof that nobody wants them. If they're such amazing triple A games, you'd think they'd be snatched up for 75p, wouldn't you? But they're not, they'll gather dust forever more.

It shouldn't be a difficult thing to wrap your head around. Physical media is dying anyway, so a disk for a last generation console is barely worth the plastic it's printed on now.
>> No. 7436 Anonymous
5th December 2018
Wednesday 6:57 pm
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I'll take my physical disc over a "digital licence" that some cunt halfway around the world can revoke without compensation for no reason whatsoever.
>> No. 7438 Anonymous
5th December 2018
Wednesday 7:06 pm
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Good for you m8.

There's very little chance of the next gen of consoles having disk drives at all, though. You might be stuck with your 75p games after that.
>> No. 7439 Anonymous
5th December 2018
Wednesday 9:33 pm
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Think about the demand side. CEX customers aren't representative of the gaming public as a whole. They're disproportionately likely to be a) massive nerds or b) skint.

The massive nerds have either played the AAA titles at release, or they're too snobbish to bother with mainstream pap. They'll bite your arm off for a copy of Rule of Rose, but they couldn't care less about FIFA 2016. The group of skint customers include a lot of children buying games with their pocket money, hence the continued popularity of old Nintendo DS games.

On the supply side, a AAA title with a massive advertising blitz can't ever be a sleeper hit, because it's just a hit. A game that sold poorly at launch but turns out to be really good is always going to have better resale value than a game that sold bucketloads.
>> No. 7440 Anonymous
5th December 2018
Wednesday 11:45 pm
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It's been some many years since I played computer games and visited a CEX store but I was always blown away by their ability to absolutely stink.
>> No. 7441 Anonymous
6th December 2018
Thursday 1:26 am
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I seen an alleged employ try and claim, on 4chan, this was because "It's a company for greasy moshers, ran by greasy moshers." I replied implying he was the lad who got arrested for raping a lass at the annual festival they do for staff every year and he said she was a liar. I don't know if I accidentially shitposted myself into outing a rapist, but I digress.

CeX is full of the absolute foulest human beings and foulest smelling men and women I've ever had the misfortune of socialising with, with rare exceptions. Some people will say "It attracts smelly bastards." but poor people are poor, not dirty. It's 100% the staff. If you ever go into one run by someone who isn't a balding millenial wearing a Trivium T-shirt, the staff are all young student age men and women who are clean and smell fine. If it is, it reeks like lynx and stale BO and the staff are all fat with bad breath; even the women.

This is fact and can't be disproved.
>> No. 7442 Anonymous
6th December 2018
Thursday 1:48 am
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>This is fact and can't be disproved.

The trump defence.
>> No. 7443 Anonymous
7th December 2018
Friday 11:45 am
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I remember once dropping a CV off there and the guy I waited in the queue to give it to said "Give it to the manager" and started serving other people. Didn't know who the manager was so I just stood there until he repeated "Give it to the manager" and I asked him who was the manager, and he pointed to the guy stood next to him, who up until now had been totally ignoring me.
>> No. 7444 Anonymous
7th December 2018
Friday 9:44 pm
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I had an interview at CEX as a teenlad jobseeker but didn't get the job. Probably for the best.

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