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Xbox Survey: would you sell back your digital games at 10% of purchase price?

MauroNL

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Found this on Reddit



Looks like Microsoft are still toying around with this idea. 10% of your original purchase price would mean $6 in store credit for a $60 game. Seems pretty low but then again you'd get nothing for it anyway if there wouldn't be a way to sell it.
 

Gaz_RB

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No? Yes? I guess I just don't understand the logistics of selling a digital game.
 

Noobcraft

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10% from the price I paid? I probably would for Titanfall or anything that hits GWG, sure.
I don't even have Titanfall installed anymore.
 

bigkrev

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10% off the purchase price would only mean something valuable with sports games, where 3 years later you can sell it back for $6 when it is essentally valueless.

I think 30% of the current value of the game is a reasonable number for both sides (gamestop gives around 40%)
 
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I'm only interested if there's a higher price for newer games, in a $60 games instance it would be $30 within first year, $15 next year for example but I know that wouldn't happen
 

psychotron

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I think 25% of whatever it's currently selling for on the Xbox store is a good deal. Digital games usually have zero resale value.
 

Reznor

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10% is a flat-out ripoff. That just gives gamers more reason to buy and trade physical copies instead of the digital route.
 

LordOfChaos

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20%, maybe for games I don't touch anymore. 10% is nothing. 6 dollars from a 60 dollar game? May as well keep it for the nothing I'd get back.

That said, I'm intrigued that they're interested in the concept, perhaps this could be the start of something.
 

Htown

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No? Yes? I guess I just don't understand the logistics of selling a digital game.
I assume they would remove the game from your account, and give you credit for their store.
 

Chobel

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10% of price seems to be very little amount, but for only-digital guys it's a lot better than nothing at all.
 

Welfare

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Sure, why not? I have a shit ton of games that I would love to sell back for some money to spend on other games.
 

Freiya

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10% of price seems to be very little amount, but for only-digital guys it's a lot better than nothing at all.
Not if it's supposed to entice those of us who don't really want to move to digital for these exact reasons.
 

Gaz_RB

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I assume they would remove the game from your account, and give you credit for their store.
But like what's the incentive for either party? Digital games are infinite. Selling them back to whoever owns the infinite printing press seems pointless.

I could see selling the license to someone else, but the store itself? Doesn't make any sense.
 

Tevious

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So what is this, just a courtesy service or something? What would they actually do with the digital licenses they buy back? Would it actually save them money from making new license keys or something?
 

StereoVsn

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Thats some Gamestop/EB level trade in shit. No thanks.
It's quite a bit worse then GameStop in a lot of cases. That's a whole another level of shenanigans. This is why folks should be happy that Xbone digital only shit died on the vine.
 

Morning Star

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So its like renting a game for whatever span of time for $54. Why? I don't understand why people want to trade in digital games in the first place.
 

Yaari

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10%.. Lol.

Maybe for annual franchises like Fifa. Otherwise I definitely won't do that. I rather have a library of games then.
 

Chris1

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10% lmao.

Better than nothing I suppose, how do you get these surveys btw? I don't think I've ever gotten one of them.