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hypercoyote

hypercoyote

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#3

hypercoyote commented on Weirdness: eBay Trolls amiibo Fans With Gold M...:

lol, eBay is just looking out for their own interests. It is very much in the interests of eBay to draw in auctions like these. They make 10% off the auction plus another 3% minimum from Paypal (albeit, some of that may go to card processing fees). I'm surprised by the post on the one hand since it is such a touchy subject, but on the other hand, I'm really not. My favorite was when eBay was acting so chivalrous when the US was looking at passing Internet tax laws and eBay was opposing them vehemently "in the interest of its users" when the fact of the matter is the law would've been a big blow to eBay itself.

Not sure if you can tell, but I have sort of a love/hate relationship with eBay lol.

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#6

hypercoyote commented on Talking Point: The Limited Edition Battle With...:

I agree with this, the set date/time for preorders is a great idea. The only problem with that (which online retailers may or may not be aware of) is that when you do that, your site gets hammered at that one time. I mean, even the random release times caused some sites to struggle to bear the load. But I agree that's about the only option. Some other options would've been to provide a "preorder ticket" via Club Nintendo to allow purchases direct from Nintendo's store. I don't agree the limit should be 1 though, I think 2 is probably a more fair limit as many people (myself included) like to buy one to open and one to keep sealed. I don't think it's the people buying 2 that caused the issue, it's the people buying 20 or more.

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#20

hypercoyote commented on Launch of The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask N...:

@ThomasBW84

1) When will you guys be opening up "ScalperLife.com"? I think enough stories are posted about scalping to warrant its own site.
2) This isn't news anymore, people have been scalping for years and there have been reported stories about this in particular. Given that almost every story I've seen posted was by you, I'm assuming this is a personal vendetta.
3) By posting this, you are only making the problem worse. Now those would-be scalpers who were unaware of the value of the system now know to sell theirs.

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#26

hypercoyote commented on Weirdness: This Video Uses Super Mario Bros. 2...:

This video is trolling....it's not credible, I don't know why it was posted here other than to spark a debate. And no, the fact that it uses Super Mario Bros 2 to explain it doesn't justify it.

Also, @Zach777, I agree. If we could work our way to God, why would we need Jesus?

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#31

hypercoyote commented on Target Won't Be Restocking Rosalina amiibo, Se...:

I missed out on the preorders, so I ended up paying $50 for a preorder on eBay (something I normally would never do, I'm cheap lol). In hindsight, the extra $37 was worth it for me to not have to miss church and drive 1 1/2 hours to go buy a toy.

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#33

hypercoyote commented on Nintendo Download: 29th January (North America):

For those who have bought one of these Wii titles, do they offer any additional features over the original release, like save states or a better interface, etc? Just wondering if I should pick this up now while it's cheap even though I already have the disc version.

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#34

hypercoyote commented on Not Everyone is Thrilled That Metroid Prime Tr...:

It's the risk of being a collector. No market is 100% stable. Since things have started going digital, I've been clearing out my own game collection of anything other than what I want to keep personally. I still have my steelbook Metroid Prime Trilogy and I will likely keep it. Keep in mind though, the prices will likely rebound eventually, as the announcement probably caused a shockwave of sellers throwing theirs on ebay which flooded the market, though they may not achieve the all-time highs again.

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#36

hypercoyote commented on The Legend Of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Sou...:

@BakaKnight Yep, I was one of them. Initially they said they would restock, but I think most people assumed it was going to be digital only. The mention about the restocks of limited exclusive items in NA came a few days later....after I'd spent the majority of my coins on Smash Bros Posters :( Here's hoping the restocked items I want are fairly cheap.

I gotta say that, overall, Club Nintendo has been a good benefit. We (myself included) complain about the lack of rewards and unfair currency, but honestly, it's a free service add-on that was not a part of the initial purchase price. So what you get is better than nothing. Many of us (again, I include myself here) just seem to have an entitlement mentality with things relating to Ninty, as if our fanship earns us the right to anything we want. I'm sure it's not that cut and dry, but I feel like the fan-rage over Amiibo, and the Zelda MM limited items partially comes from this mentality as well. Yea, scalpers contributed to the problem, but regardless of the cause, there's no sense in the amount of anxiety and anger I've seen (and experienced lol) over some material items.

One last short story - I was walking down the street mulling over having missed another opportunity at getting a Zelda MM New 3DS preordered when I saw a homeless man heating himself over a steam vent. So I'm thinking, my main concern right now is getting a game system and this guy's main concern is not freezing to death. Really puts things into perspective and caused me to pause and thank God for what I do have.

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#43

hypercoyote commented on Lucky New Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Gamers Jump ...:

@rjejr You're right, that is a strange viewpoint, but also one that I never made. On your other point though, when you say most people who shop, do you mean for anything? Milk, eggs? I'm specifically talking about items where there's a chance that it may be difficult to find. I assume most users of this site are well versed enough to recognize these kinds of items. Looking at Skylanders, Disney Infinity or any other product similar to Amiibo would tell you that there would be a large chance that they may be difficult to find.

But I don't want to get bogged down on that because that really wasn't the point of my posts. My point was that it was not appropriate how people are so outraged over (and hateful toward) these particular users who have chosen to take what was given to them and resell it. In fact, I imagine that if these users had been given the New 3DS for free (won in a contest or whatever), then they chose to resell it, people would probably have less of a problem with it.

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#44

hypercoyote commented on Lucky New Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Gamers Jump ...:

@FritzFrapp But why? Again, completely separating this situation from people who go clear off store shelves with the intent of reselling, what did they do wrong? How have the hindered anyone else?

On a separate note, I've seen a lot of people complain about the Amiibo situation, but it's difficult to feel too bad about that when preorders in the USA for almost all the Amiibo (except Rosalina) lasted for weeks. That's weeks that people had an opportunity to reserve the figure(s) they wanted. But suddenly we found out there was a shortage, and yes resellers did step in, and now there's people all over the Internet cursing anyone selling an Amiibo above retail price because they didn't get their hands on what they wanted. When there's something I want, regardless of whether I anticipate a shortage or not, I will preorder it if I can. In a situation where preordering is an option, if I don't preorder and I miss out on it, I don't get mad at resellers because it's not really their fault, it's poor planning on my behalf.

Now, having said that, in situations where preording is not an option and literally the only reason you were unable to obtain one was because of resellers.

But regardless of any situation, it's unfair to demonize people because of one action. That's judging the totality of a person's character because they bought a toy and sold it at a higher price to people who were willing to pay for it.

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#45

hypercoyote commented on Lucky New Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Gamers Jump ...:

All I could think was 'hater' when reading this article and proceeding comments....It bothers me when I see people dogging others because of what they chose to do with what is rightfully their own. Let me be clear that I'm not condoning people who go and clear shelves of merchandise specifically to resell, but in this case, these people were just chosen at random; they were not taking anyone's spot here. Also, if I was in a tough spot and this opportunity fell into my lap, I would without a doubt flip that system. I think the problem is everyone visualizes these guys as the greedy little villains whose existence revolves around stealing what we want to own right now and forcing us to pay a marked up price. But the reality in this situation is, they're not hurting anyone: when the system is released on its normal date, what these particular folks are doing will not stop anyone from buying a system at normal retail price on release date. If there were not people out there willing to pay the premium to have their system a little early, this market wouldn't exist. So cut these folks some slack and stop reducing people to the lowest possible status in your mind because of a single action, especially one that isn't even wrong.

EDIT: and I want to add this: Who looks worse here, people who took advantage of an opportunity that was fairly presented to them or people who trash talk them and suggest they be killed (albeit, tongue in cheek...I hope) for these actions?