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BTHog
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Anyone else think it's total BS that it cost the same to buy


a downloaded game as it does to buy the same game in retail format??

This irritates me.







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FleurDeLonestar
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re: Anyone else think it's total BS that it cost the same to buy


Why would it be cheaper? udumb





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wadewilson
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re: Anyone else think it's total BS that it cost the same to buy


..............or just get on Steam and wait till the game is on sale.





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Mr Gardoki
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re: Anyone else think it's total BS that it cost the same to buy


they may be the same list price but if you want a little bit at some point you will probably find the download much cheaper.





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Tactical1
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Denham Springs
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re: Anyone else think it's total BS that it cost the same to buy


I do.





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LewDawg
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Member since May 2009
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re: Anyone else think it's total BS that it cost the same to buy


I agree. It's crap





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JimMorrison
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re: Anyone else think it's total BS that it cost the same to buy


I don't download games cause I like having the hard copy.





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BTHog
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re: Anyone else think it's total BS that it cost the same to buy


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Why would it be cheaper? udumb


I'm dumb because I think the identical products with one not having to include packaging should cost less?

If they cost the same, what is the advantage of buying online?






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Teddy Ruxpin
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New Orleans, LA
Member since Oct 2006
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re: Anyone else think it's total BS that it cost the same to buy


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I don't download games cause I like having the hard copy.


I avoid hard media of any kind. Started doing that around 2007. Don't see the point any more besides creating a heavy box I'll have to carry every time I have to move. Plus, if I need a DVD I can have it mailed in a day and return it.



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The Sad Banana
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re: Anyone else think it's total BS that it cost the same to buy


Immediate access, convenience. I'm assuming it'll have faster load times.





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bigpetedatiga
LSU Fan
Alexandria, LA
Member since Aug 2009
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re: Anyone else think it's total BS that it cost the same to buy


Well you do not have to pay tax.

Also you can gameshare and split the price.

On the other hand, you can buy it for 30 bucks on ebay if you can wait a week after the games release.






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DoUrden
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re: Anyone else think it's total BS that it cost the same to buy


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On the other hand, you can buy it for 30 bucks on ebay if you can wait a week after the games release.


Not for the PC, most games have a code with them.

I would think that with no packaging, shipping, stocking cost they could be cheaper, but on the other hand prices haven't really gone up much over the years so I am ok with it.






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The Dude's Rug
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re: Anyone else think it's total BS that it cost the same to buy


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Not for the PC, most games have a code with them.

There are tons of serial code generator sites.






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Teddy Ruxpin
LSU Fan
New Orleans, LA
Member since Oct 2006
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re: Anyone else think it's total BS that it cost the same to buy


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There are tons of serial code generator sites.


You are a hair away from just downloading the game illegally at that point. Don't know anyone who splits the baby at that point, generating a key but not stealing the game.



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jcole4lsu
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Member since Nov 2007
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re: Anyone else think it's total BS that it cost the same to buy


If Ford figured out a way to cut costs on the F150 and still keep the same quality, would you expect them to slash the price of the vehicle as well?

Games are priced at market value, the supplier has no obligation to pass on cost saving measures to the consumer.






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FleurDeLonestar
Texas A&M Fan
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Member since Mar 2011
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re: Anyone else think it's total BS that it cost the same to buy


Paying for convenience.





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taylork37
Ohio State Fan
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re: Anyone else think it's total BS that it cost the same to buy


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Paying for convenience.


Obviously its not Sony/MS/Valave's problem, but it also takes away any re-sale value.







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SG_Geaux
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re: Anyone else think it's total BS that it cost the same to buy


So it might cost you a dollar less to not get a case/box and a disc





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taylork37
Ohio State Fan
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re: Anyone else think it's total BS that it cost the same to buy


Well I would like to see their pricing breakdown, but I would assume that they are passing down more than a dollar to the customer for the case/box/disc.





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TogaParty
Member since Feb 2013
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re: Anyone else think it's total BS that it cost the same to buy


I agree, simply because the production cost is lower on a downloaded game vs. the hard copy.

Makes little sense from a marketing point of view IMO.






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