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CEX thread

Discussion in 'Console Games & Hardware' started by The Shape, Jul 11, 2019.

  1. The Shape

    Associate

    Joined: Jul 11, 2019

    Posts: 1

    Why do they sometimes have new releases out for £70 a day or two before the game comes out? Surely that's illegal?

    Also CEX thread.
     
  2. demonix

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jul 26, 2008

    Posts: 1,878

    Location: Cowley, Middx

    Might be that someone pre-ordered it elsewhere, got it early and then sold it to them (or they pre-ordered multiple copies knowing that they could sell them to them for a good amount) which isn't illegal unless they're charging more then RRP (although they do act like scalpers all the time).
     
  3. TheVoice

    Capodecina

    Joined: Aug 15, 2005

    Posts: 20,517

    Location: Glasgow

    They're not breaking any laws.
     
  4. Scrutinize

    Soldato

    Joined: Apr 4, 2003

    Posts: 7,284

    They don't sell new goods so have no NDAs with any publishers. If they obtain second hand goods legally and early it's up to them if they sell them.
     
  5. jrwagh333

    Mobster

    Joined: Aug 20, 2008

    Posts: 3,678

    I was always confused why they offer £10 more for an iPhone on release than you can buy it for in Apple.

    Good profit to be made every iPhone release.
     
  6. malachi

    Sgarrista

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    Location: Earth

    Those on benefits or low end wages can get store credit towards them.
     
  7. jrwagh333

    Mobster

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    Not entirely sure what it has to do with people on benefits
     
  8. DIABLO

    Soldato

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 5,292

    Location: N.Devon

    I flip games in there all the time not because I’m poor but it’s a waste to pay full price for something that I will play once though.
     
  9. malachi

    Sgarrista

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    Location: Earth

    Because that's what's its known for where I used to live.