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Squarewave wrote:Buying second hand also damages the economy because there is no VAT due.
Squarewave wrote:* Feeling the burn*
I guess that the fact that the likes of CEX manage to make money from 2nd hand games creates jobs too.
BuckoA51 wrote:The second hand car market is a poor analogy, cars are nothing like videogames.
BuckoA51 wrote:Okay, imagine buying a car that never wore out beyond a few tiny scuffs to the paintwork, never clocked up mileage and could be resold indefinitely, for close to the same price you paid for it in the first place. The company selling that car would probably go out of business. That's not even taking into account the fact that most people need cars indefinitely, not just for one play through.
BuckoA51 wrote:Not in the short term, a new title can be traded in dozens of times and indeed this does happen. The car analogy is deeply flawed. If you look after a game it can be resold indefinitely, if you look after a car it still breaks down eventually, requires maintenance, needs parts, fuel etc to run.