2009-01-26-BFP408-hourswhore


408 The Hours Whore.

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I always renew my little discount card at Gamestop when it runs out.  The one that gets you a discount on used games, and comes with the magazine.  It may have other powers.  I’ve been far from one for long enough that I don’t know anymore.  At any rate, I hardly ever buy used product.  I like the idea, but my personality prohibits most sales.  I am a collector.  I keep games forever.  To what end I know not.  It’s not like I go back and play them over and over, and I tend to buy the ports when they come out…  A lot of times once I finish a game I never want to play it ever again.  Even if I enjoyed the experience for the most part.  I’m the same way with books.  I never get rid of old books.  I keep them around, just in case I need them again.  Like if a merry band of nerds were to show up wanting to argue about who would win in a fight between Superman and Albus Dumbledore.  I’d have source material to back up my claims.  (Dumbledore, for the record.)

Ner.  The thing is that I only buy used stuff if it is in really good shape.  Like, has all its bits, and hasn’t been raped.  I make my guess at the condition of the item in question based on the condition of the case.  Which isn’t necessarily correct.  The kind of person likely to resell a game is probably the same kind unlikely to give a crap if the dog peed on the case, or their child rubbed chocolate inside.  (At least I like to hope it’s chocolate.)  If there’s no original case there’s pretty much no chance I’ll bite.  So it’s kind of a clash of personalities when I wander over to the used games.  I want a good deal as much as the next guy, but also want the guy that went before to care as much as I do.  I realize that this is, at best, a foolish desire. 

The only reason I bring this up is because I actually found a copy of Jeanne D’arc for the PSP in nice shape.  Its used price happened to be the same as the new price.  (which is bullshit, but I know why that kind of thing happens so I let it go.)  However, with my little card I got, like, $3 off.  A pittance for some, but still a bargain.  Plus it gave me something to think about, and in turn write about here. 

I don’t intend to play Jeanne D’arc right away.  I’m still playing Disgaea DS, but once that game is done I’ll need Jeanne to fill the void in my empty, empty, soul.  Fill it with swords, cute anime skeletons, and voice actors speaking with french accents.