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  1. ryziken
    July 21st, 2011 03:34 PM
    ryziken
    Yes, thanks again!
  2. ryziken
    July 21st, 2011 02:52 PM
    ryziken
    U ready to try again on this trade? I can be in the wifi room in about 5 mins
  3. ryziken
    July 19th, 2011 03:45 PM
    ryziken
    K I'm getting on
  4. ryziken
    July 19th, 2011 03:21 PM
    ryziken
    Hey, I'm back! If u wanna trade now, I can add your fc and be on in a minute!
  5. ryziken
    July 18th, 2011 08:17 PM
    ryziken
    hey I have a female DW slowpoke, if yer still lookin for one. If so, can I please have the female dw stantler mentioned in your sig?
  6. Xyrin
    April 29th, 2011 07:06 PM
    Xyrin
    Oh okay...
  7. Xyrin
    April 29th, 2011 04:30 PM
    Xyrin
    In your sig it says you deserve a better price but... It's only 34.99 in the USA, like everywhere. It's not that bad.
  8. Yusshin
    March 20th, 2011 10:05 AM
    Yusshin
    We have that deal here, too. I wouldn't take advantage of it as I only need Black, but some people would (capping it at 60$+tax for both) - whereas, at EB Games, it'd be 80$+tax all separate!

    The people who work at both Future Shop and EB Games in my city, though, know nothing about video games >_> it's kinda sad.
  9. Yusshin
    March 14th, 2011 07:24 PM
    Yusshin
    EB Games always does 5-15$ more expensive than other stores.

    Everywhere else, even Future Shop, White/Black is 35$.

    Another example is Walmart selling Broken Bond for 20$ brand new, and it's 35$ used at EB Games.

    @_@
  10. Archer
    February 12th, 2011 05:42 PM
    Archer
    The income rate shouldn't affect the price of things quite as much as it is, as the average wage hasn't grown nearly as much as the exchange rate over the last 5 years. Also, the compains that deal in purely-digital media, such as Steam and iTunes, only see our money pre-converted on their end, so why are paying 50% more? Because they can make more money by bumping the price when people are used to it?
  11. Pwnyta Jockey
    February 11th, 2011 01:30 AM
    Pwnyta Jockey
    What is up with the four digit numbers in your signature?
  12. Archer
    February 10th, 2011 11:58 PM
    Archer
    It has a lot to do with the way they're sent around. A lot of stock, for some strange reason, is manufactured in Asia, then sent to the US and distributed from there. As a result, you've got at least 2 sets of import tax and then the middleman and shipping charges. That shouldn't be as drastic in Canada, but it's stupid considering that Australia is very close to where much of these products are produced, but it still gets sent back and forward.

    Publishers are also responsible. They set RRPs that retailers have to deal with, which is not only more, but they often set them when the US exchange rate is much higher. We're at parity with the US dollar, occasionally jumping above, yet we see products at the 50% bump they were from 5 years ago. This is why we see different prices on digital media, such as Steam and iTunes.

    Ah well, that's just my rant for the day.

    As for what you were saying, exclusivity is a joke and often misleading. Sadly, there's not a lot you can do. :cer_nod:
  13. Archer
    February 10th, 2011 05:07 AM
    Archer
    Appreciate the DS game prices that you get. Over here, new games are $70, despite our dollar being worth more.
  14. donavannj
    December 22nd, 2010 08:16 PM
    donavannj
    Quote originally posted by Haowakeorden:
    Pokémon cards basically took off at my school when I was in Grade 2. Thing was, though, I couldn't really pursue my new interest in Pokémon cards since my parents thought they were too expensive.

    Now that I'm in university, my parents are actually more "lenient" about how I spend my money (I can actually get a decent job now), so theoretically I could become a Pokémon card collector at this moment and my parents wouldn't care. Ironically, now it's me who thinks Pokémon cards are too expensive.
    The cards are pretty expensive. But for addicts super geeks such as myself, it's a trivial price to pay for the enjoyment that ensues. plus I like the smell of freshly opened cards

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