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    Am I a "Tight Wad"? Looking on Ebay for Games

    It just seems more economical to buy used games from reliable sellers on Ebay. I wanna snag "Zelda TP" and other popular games from Ebay but my husband says 'no way...they're used!' With my Ebay snipping program, I can get a huge $$ savings $$ on used games.

    Hubby thinks Ebay sellers are selling game disks that are either scratched or bootlegged. I would think a very good 'positive feedback' score from a Ebay seller would be safe.

    What do you guys think?

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    ive bought a few games off ebay and they're in great condition, plus most people just sell them on there if they don't like them but don't feel like getting only like 5 bucks at gamestop or someplace and getting some real money

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    Nah man I just started buying games used from EbGames and it's great. I get new games for like $35-40 and older ones for $10 or $20. I'm planning to get Battalion Wars II used if I like it when I rent it. And since it's not as big of a game as Metroid, Strikers, or Smash Bros, it'll probably be only $30 used.

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    No, I buy on eBay all the time, it's usually cheaper and its safe with over 95% postitive feedback, and you can get hard to find games on eBay too (PARAPPA THE RAPPER 2)
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    When I bought my Wii (also used, from eBay), I went and bought Mario Party 8 at Circuit City since I wanted to have something to play immediately beyond just Wii Sports (and I had played Mario Party on the wii before already and knew I wanted it). But since then, every game I've bought has been off eBay. Even with shipping, you can save quite a bit, and there is no shortage of people who are ready to offload their games once they've played them through once (if they've even played them through).
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    Good to know guys. Thanks

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    I agree with your husband, I've had bad experiences on Ebay and I prefer to know the store I'm shopping from has a refund policy. In the immortal words of South Park: "This is America, and in America if something sucks you're supposed to be able to get your money back!"

    I bought one game off of Ebay a long time ago. It was Dead or Alive 2 for the dreamcast, and while it was in perfect working order and came with case and manual in tact... dear god it smells. This was probably 4 or 5 years ago and the game (yes, the CD itself!) is still disgustingly pungent. It even tainted the dreamcast and I'm afraid to put my other games in there incase the smell transfers to them.

    I couldn't place the smell at the time, but after a couple years working on an ambulance I can guess the seller was involved in crack in someway (Probably an addict selling stolen goods. Despite his 100% feedback.)

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    All my gamecube games ( 5 of 'm ) come from ebay.

    My wii comes from ebay

    and until now my wii games ( 3 of 'm ) come from ebay

    ( well a dutch ebay variant that is )

    Here in holland games cost 60 euro's. Thats way more than I wish to pay for. Especialy now I heard that if I where to buy them in the states it would cost me 35 euro. Thats exactly the amount I want to pay for a wii game.

    Medal of honor heroes and battalion wars 2 are the first games that Im going to buy at full price at the store
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    A big mistake a lot of you make is that wiiware games will be free.

    Wiiware is just the same like the virtual console. Its different in that it offers new games instead of old console games.

    I can think of some easy games ( Like tetris and some other in that direction ) that can be free but the majority will cost money.

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    Personally I've never bought used games off e-bay or anywhere else on the net but it doesn't mean I wouldn't, I buy used games from shops a lot.

    If you think the person you're buying from is reliable enough then go for it, maybe after a while you'll just be buying from a select few that you can trust?

    If he's really against it that much then just go into game shops and pick them up second hand instead.. might not get as much of a good deal as you would from e-bay but you'll still save a couple of 'bucks'. =]

    Oh and welcome to the forums, nice to see another girl join

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    i prefer to buy preowned games form store rather than ebay, cause if they dont work u can take them back,

    but i have bought from ebay and every time they have been fine, i have also sold my games on ebay loads of time and they were all fine so in general most people do seel decent games,

    but i suggest buying only of people with rep of at least 95% if there count is over 100 if there sale count is under 100 then only buy if there rep is 100%





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