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ForeverIgnited

1. Posted:

I don't want to buy from Amazon if its bad for the industry.

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In what way do you believe Amazon is bad for the industry?

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No.

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Well, if you drop your games in the amazon river they will probably be ruined.

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no i dont think so(i think mobile phones will) but i never shop on amazon anyway.

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@Raylax have you been gone? I've never seen you before...

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Raylax wrote:

In what way do you believe Amazon is bad for the industry?

I believe he means buying used games from Amazon, but I can't say for sure.

If that's what you mean, I'm pretty sure buying used games anywhere (Gamestop, eBay, etc.) isn't very good for the industry.
That said, I don't think you should stop buying used games, as I doubt used games are going to be main reason for the downfall of the game industry.

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Well, if you drop your games in the amazon river they will probably be ruined.

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Anyways, no. It's simply another retailer. Are mobile games? Yes. Mobile games are high in quantity an low in quality. I only have 3 games on my Android, and those games are Zenonia 3-5. In other words, I've only found 1 good series so far.

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Kyloctopus

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When you refer to Amazon, do you mean buying from them, or are you referring to the rumours about them making a games console?

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I'm not sure about the industry but they are alot better on my wallet than most other places.

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Link-Hero

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You are right, Amazon is bad for the video game industry. That is why we are cutting it down! >=D

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FishieFish

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The Amazon is such an amazing place, full of nature and wildlife.

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Veloster

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I always found Amazon to be over-priced and untrustworthy. In fact, compared to Amazon, eBay is super reliable.

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Chris720

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Well I don't shop there as much due to the whole "pay your tax" BS currently happening in Britain. But they're the same as any other retailer, why would they be bad for the industry?

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CaviarMeths

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It's just another retailer. It's also where I picked up a lot of my used games.

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So bad for the industry? I can't speak for anyone else, but for me personally, Amazon helped me reconnect to Nintendo. Many of my dollars will be going to them through Amazon over the next hundred or so years (unless I fancy some pre-order bonuses offered through other retailers).

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Link-Rova wrote:

I always found Amazon to be over-priced and untrustworthy. In fact, compared to Amazon, eBay is super reliable.

...wut? You do realize you buy from sellers most of the time, not the site itself?

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...wut? You do realize you buy from sellers most of the time, not the site itself?

I'm well aware of that; it's just that the whole set-up on Amazon makes me uncomfortable. The good thing about eBay is that you can grill the seller and even get to know them. So you feel a lot happier buying from them.

Plus, the whole 'returns' thing works a-lot smoother. :)

On Amazon, I just feel like the prices are way too high.

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Link-Rova wrote:

I always found Amazon to be over-priced and untrustworthy. In fact, compared to Amazon, eBay is super reliable.

I feel the opposite. I've always had a good time with Amazon, while I've had trouble with eBay before. I've always just felt like Amazon is more trustworthy..

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CaviarMeths

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Yeah, eBay is so shady and I only shop there as a last resort. Grudgingly. I never feel good about myself using eBay, because I just don't trust it.

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FJOJR

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I think these online retailers and used games in general help a lot of gamers of every generation to get games that would be tough to find new. I know that each generation of Nintendo consoles I get a massive amount of the previous systems games a year and a half into the lifespan of the current one. My Wii U has seen a large amount of play from Wii games, same case with the 3DS playing DS. Getting these games is best now rather than later when they become harder to find and/or afford.

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