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10. Re: Op Ed Jul 14, 2009, 14:13 Razor
@ Derek:

So I don't understand why gamers expect games sold online to be any cheaper than their retail counterparts.

I think you've proven time and time again that you don't understand gamers =P The logic is simple: gamers expect lower prices when the overhead related to a retail release is removed.

Packaging, shelf space, advertising space in the store, shipping, the discs themselves... everything related to physical media that ups the cost. Gamers expect a lower price when they don't pay for these things. You can't really blame them. I have a hard time believing the cost to be a mere $1.50.

Perception is often more important to people than reality. If a gamer feels like they are being ripped off, they are less likely to buy your product.

This comment was edited on Jul 14, 2009, 14:16.
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