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    Microsoft asks if you would sell back games for 10pc of price paid

    In a customer survey quizzing Xbox One owners about digital downloads.
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    Re: Microsoft asks if you would sell back games for 10pc of price paid

    I guess the decision would depend on how long you keep games for. If you bought a game on day one, at some point 10% of what you paid might me quite a bit better than the trade-in price for a physical copy.

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    Re: Microsoft asks if you would sell back games for 10pc of price paid

    Hi,
    Well if you want to sell your two months old game, it's a rip off.
    If you want to sell your super old game that you didn't played last 2-3 years, well that's the price on the market of second hand games.There are many games for 5GBP/USD/EUR/CHF per games in second hand shops.

    So it is relative to how old the game is or wanted. I think there should be free market mechanism.
    Also, if that "copy" (well serial number) of game will be reselled by MS for 15-20% of price than might be OK.

    So it is all relative.

    But they start to think about it, which is a good thing.
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    Re: Microsoft asks if you would sell back games for 10pc of price paid

    It's not hard to see what they are doing, they are simply keeping people interested in their product with an offer of what is in essence a 10% discount off their next purchase (if using 1 game), achieved by 'trading in' an old unwanted title. Theoretically someone could trade in/sell back a dozen games and with the Store Credit they gain get a AAA title for half price or better
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    Re: Microsoft asks if you would sell back games for 10pc of price paid

    MS seem to be trying every trick they can to get people using the xbone rather than the PS4. They are coming across as being rather desperate.

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    Re: Microsoft asks if you would sell back games for 10pc of price paid

    Microsoft won't be re-selling the Serials, they don't need to, they just generate new ones when someone buys a copy... plus these sell-back titles aren't going to be resold... theres nothing to resell... MS are simply offering a discount system.
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    Re: Microsoft asks if you would sell back games for 10pc of price paid

    A Sliding scale based on games age and original/current price would seem more appropriate.

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    Re: Microsoft asks if you would sell back games for 10pc of price paid

    Quote Originally Posted by big_hairy_rob View Post
    A Sliding scale based on games age and original/current price would seem more appropriate.
    Possibly, but its MUCH simpler for MS to give you 10% of what you spend... therefore the payback is entirely based on what you paid for your product... early adopters/higher spenders get more back than those that buy only in sales etc
    I think this is reasonably fair way of doing it and keeping the admin to a minimum for MS

    Note: to be clear, I am not an MS fanboy, and do not own an Xbox of any variety. I am a PC gamer and own a PS3. I am simply commenting on the thread
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    Re: Microsoft asks if you would sell back games for 10pc of price paid

    Quote Originally Posted by Vorlon99 View Post
    MS are simply offering a discount system.
    Yes, they are. It is worth considering. I don't see what people find so offensive about this.

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    Re: Microsoft asks if you would sell back games for 10pc of price paid

    Just guessing but maybe the amount of the discount has irked some people, 10% does seem a tad low.

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    Re: Microsoft asks if you would sell back games for 10pc of price paid

    Quote Originally Posted by Corky34 View Post
    Just guessing but maybe the amount of the discount has irked some people, 10% does seem a tad low.
    possibly, but have you ever 'sold' anything to CEX/Game etc... you get buttons for all but the most recent titles.
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    Re: Microsoft asks if you would sell back games for 10pc of price paid

    Quote Originally Posted by Vorlon99 View Post
    Microsoft won't be re-selling the Serials, they don't need to, they just generate new ones when someone buys a copy... plus these sell-back titles aren't going to be resold... theres nothing to resell...
    That rather depends on their contracts. If MS only pay for new serials, (like new disk sales) they could resell the serial without paying the developers.

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    Re: Microsoft asks if you would sell back games for 10pc of price paid

    Sounds good to me, though 10% seems rather low. At the present time if you have an old digital download game you don't want to play anymore, it's basically worthless unless you just want to pad the collection. You can't do jack with it unlike physical copies.

    This at least gives you a little store credit, maybe declutters your screen and if you are like one of the many rabid CoD, Fifa, PES, NBA or whatever fans who preorder and preload; when the new and shiny version for the year wipes out interest in the old one, you have a little booby prize from last year.

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    Re: Microsoft asks if you would sell back games for 10pc of price paid

    Quote Originally Posted by Brian224 View Post
    That rather depends on their contracts. If MS only pay for new serials, (like new disk sales) they could resell the serial without paying the developers.
    BUT, and this is a big BUT, sometimes a serial once used cannot be re-used, and so you can't play online or someother restriction... the serial is locked to a particular online account.
    I've had this on pre=owned PS3 titles in the past... I can play the campaign but not online
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    Re: Microsoft asks if you would sell back games for 10pc of price paid

    Quote Originally Posted by Vorlon99 View Post
    possibly, but have you ever 'sold' anything to CEX/Game etc... you get buttons for all but the most recent titles.
    I've never sold any secondhand games so IDK what I'm talking about.

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    Re: Microsoft asks if you would sell back games for 10pc of price paid

    Quote Originally Posted by Vorlon99 View Post
    Possibly, but its MUCH simpler for MS to give you 10% of what you spend... therefore the payback is entirely based on what you paid for your product... early adopters/higher spenders get more back than those that buy only in sales etc
    I think this is reasonably fair way of doing it and keeping the admin to a minimum for MS
    Cynically I highly doubt they are going to give you 10% of what you paid, it specifically says "10% of the purchase price" which I would most likely take to be 10% of whatever the price is when you try to sell the game. Firstly because it will be a lot easier to implement and run rather then trying to work out what the price was when you bought the game, but mainly because they will make more money that way.

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