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Currygan
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(02-26-2014, 03:24 AM)
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I suppose I'd make a thread about it to raise people's awareness. Hurry, it might not last long


https://www.videogamesplus.ca/produc...ducts_id=19956


if the mods think this is redundant, my apologies and lock away

EDIT: damn i put the pound symbol in the title instead of the dollar which is indeed the correct one. It's $63, a fix would be appreciated!
Tripon
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(02-26-2014, 03:34 AM)
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Looks like somebody in Canada has learned how to rip off its customers just like Gamestop.
omgvinniejones
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(02-26-2014, 03:38 AM)
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Wait what, that's used right ?

EDIT : Nevermind, got my answer on the front page of the website ;)
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koopas
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(02-26-2014, 03:47 AM)
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Uh, why the moon money in the title?

;)
Currygan
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(02-26-2014, 03:48 AM)
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Originally Posted by omgvinniejones

Wait what, that's used right ?

my newsletter says "Brand new, factor sealed, Y wrapped"
genjiZERO
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(02-26-2014, 03:48 AM)
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I have a copy I'll let go for $60 plus shipping (what I paid for it) if anyone is interested.
Leopold
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(02-26-2014, 03:55 AM)

Originally Posted by genjiZERO

I have a copy I'll let go for $60 plus shipping (what I paid for it) if anyone is interested.


What region?
mdubs
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(02-26-2014, 03:58 AM)
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Couldn't resist, ordered.
Lurking
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(02-26-2014, 03:59 AM)

Originally Posted by Tripon

Looks like somebody in Canada has learned how to rip off its customers just like Gamestop.

They're actually a really good local game store. They got a ton of niche stuff, and a wide variety of Atlus titles. I was in there the other day and they had all of the Digital Devil Saga and Persona PS2 games on the shelf. Customer service is great and they have a good customer loyalty program.
Last edited by Lurking; 02-26-2014 at 04:15 AM. Reason: SORRY FOR MURDERING THIS THREAD
sheaaaa
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(02-26-2014, 04:18 AM)
Fuck it, I ordered this. Hope they're reliable.
Currygan
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(02-26-2014, 04:20 AM)
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Originally Posted by sheaaaa

Fuck it, I ordered this. Hope they're reliable.

dont worry, I buy all my foreign stuff from them since 2006
mdubs
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(02-26-2014, 04:21 AM)
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Originally Posted by sheaaaa

Fuck it, I ordered this. Hope they're reliable.

They are, and they package very well.
ElectricKaibutsu
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(02-26-2014, 04:23 AM)
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It's a great game. $63 is certainly worth it.
sheaaaa
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(02-26-2014, 04:28 AM)

Originally Posted by Currygan

dont worry, I buy all my foreign stuff from them since 2006

Originally Posted by mdubs

They are, and they package very well.

Cool, thanks. Finally decided to take the plunge on this. Almost bought the Gamestop restock last year but had issues with overseas credit cards.
catmario
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(02-26-2014, 05:25 AM)
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Oh... I want this to collect sealed game.

... what should I do?
qualitydisc
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(02-26-2014, 06:31 AM)
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Originally Posted by Tripon

Looks like somebody in Canada has learned how to rip off its customers just like Gamestop.

As of my writing this post, the average online price for a used copy of this game is $70 and the average new price is $97. How is this company "ripping off its customers" by selling a product for well below its market value? Please, tell me, I'd like to know.
Linearskillz
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(02-26-2014, 06:33 AM)
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Originally Posted by sheaaaa

Fuck it, I ordered this. Hope they're reliable.

VGP's cool. They're my go-to for rare and niche titles that I can't find elsewhere.
bigmac996
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(02-26-2014, 06:37 AM)
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This is my local game store here north of Toronto. Really great place, lots of rarities and excellent staff who are hardcore gamers themselves. The VGP rewards program is great too. Lots of preorder incentives. AFAIK there's a location in Mississauga too but I've never been there.

But yeah, highly recommend these dudes.
chrominance
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(02-26-2014, 06:37 AM)
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Tempted to pick up a sealed copy to go along with my opened copy, but I'm not sure I can bring myself to do it given the number of people who won't get to experience the game because NoA won't reprint this. Probably wouldn't even think of it at all except I'm always paranoid about my copy getting damaged somehow.
Macapala
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(02-26-2014, 06:41 AM)
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Anyone who has any interest in XB BUY IT! IT'S WORTH IT!
GamerJM
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(02-26-2014, 06:47 AM)
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I'm curious as an American: Is Xenoblade rare in Europe too or something? I was under the impression that was an America-only thing thanks to the GameStop exclusivity.
IV Wolfe VI
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(02-26-2014, 07:12 AM)
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I gotta ask as someone who knows nothing of this game. Why does it seem so expensive for a Wii title. What am I missing. I'm not trying to say it's not worth it. What's the appeal ?
DragonGirl
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(02-26-2014, 07:22 AM)
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Originally Posted by IV Wolfe VI

I gotta ask as someone who knows nothing of this game. Why does it seem so expensive for a Wii title. What am I missing. I'm not trying to say it's not worth it. What's the appeal ?

It's an amazing game that had a limited print run. Rarity and demand. That's all there is to it. Same goes for the Metroid Prime Trilogy. Being a Wii title is irrelevant.
AntiFacebook
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(02-26-2014, 07:26 AM)
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Never mind
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IV Wolfe VI
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(02-26-2014, 07:40 AM)
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Originally Posted by DragonGirl

It's an amazing game that had a limited print run. Rarity and demand. That's all there is to it. Same goes for the Metroid Prime Trilogy. Being a Wii title is irrelevant.


Thanks. Makes sense
Dice//
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(02-26-2014, 07:42 AM)
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Originally Posted by Lurking

They're actually a really good local game store. They got a ton of niche stuff, and a wide variety of Atlus titles. I was in there the other day and they had all of the Digital Devil Saga and Persona PS2 games on the shelf. Customer service is great and they have a good customer loyalty program.

Whoo! Fellow VGP-er!

Yeah I love them. Good service, pretty decent prices, and they're usually great guys to chat with.

They maybe charging a bit more, but I don't blame them. They got a bit of a treasure trove on what is easily one of the best JRPGs in recent years.
Tripon
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(02-26-2014, 08:54 AM)
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Originally Posted by qualitydisc

As of my writing this post, the average online price for a used copy of this game is $70 and the average new price is $97. How is this company "ripping off its customers" by selling a product for well below its market value? Please, tell me, I'd like to know.

MSRP for a Wii game is $50 US. I don't know what Canada is right now since Canada raised their rates $5-10 recently across the board due to the devaluation of Canadian dollars to USD. Even then, it should be $55-60 at best if we apply that inflation. If this is a reprinting, then they likely paid standard prices to get it reprinted.

That $97 market value for a new copy was established before the market knew about this new shipment. So to say this is selling well below market value is misguided. The market has changed now.

I said the same thing about Gamestop getting a new shipment of Xenoblade, claiming that it was used so they could sell it above MSRP. That's shit unethical, and anti-consumer.
Currygan
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(02-26-2014, 11:57 AM)
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Originally Posted by GamerJM

I'm curious as an American: Is Xenoblade rare in Europe too or something? I was under the impression that was an America-only thing thanks to the GameStop exclusivity.

Yes, only an American thing, the whole Project Rainfall. I never had any problems finding a copy here in England...in fact my GAME next door still got some
Springy
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(02-26-2014, 12:01 PM)
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Originally Posted by Currygan

Yes, only an American thing, the whole Project Rainfall. I never had any problems finding a copy here in England...in fact my GAME next door still got some

Kidding? What GAME is that? I've been looking for a copy for a little while now.
Requeim
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(02-26-2014, 12:06 PM)
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Originally Posted by Currygan

Yes, only an American thing, the whole Project Rainfall. I never had any problems finding a copy here in England...in fact my GAME next door still got some

I'm not sure about that. I don't know if it's different in the physical UK stores, but for pretty much all of europe it's expensive as fuck (if not just completely out of stock)

see http://www.amazon.co.uk/Nintendo-Xen...dp/B005CLPO9O/

I've been trying to find a reasonably priced copy for some time now, and it's definitely not easy.


Edit: Same goes for the Last Story, although Pandora's Tower is neither hard to find nor expensive.
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Currygan
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(02-26-2014, 03:54 PM)
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I checked the GAME next to where I live (124 Camden High Street, London) and there were two Xenoblade boxes, so I asked the guy if they were on sale, but he said nope, only for display, sorry guys :/

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