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45. Re: Op Ed Apr 24, 2012, 03:21 Jerykk
 
No I'm not, that's just all you are seeing because you've got blinders on.

If your argument revolves around rights and entitlements, then yes, it's about legality and not practical results.

They've already got their compensation. That's all they get. The publisher makes a bunch of copies of the game, and ships them to stores, which pay the publisher for them. That's the compensation they get for them. What happens to them after the fact is irrelevant.

It's not irrelevant at all. Without used sales, stores would only be able to sell new copies. Once they run out of new copies, they'd have to order more from the publisher. Used copies help retailers avoid buying more copies from publishers, thus denying them compensation that they would have earned had used copies not been available. Why do you think GameStop loves used sales so much? It's pure profit for them. And before you say "Oh, well, those wouldn't have been new sales anyway," keep in mind that GameStop typically sells used games for only $5-10 less then new ones. I'm pretty sure most people would be willing to spend that much more to buy new copies if used ones weren't available.
 
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