Thats great and all.
And generally I would agree, if your looking at the CURRENT stuff. Can you buy it from the store new.. if $ isnt an issue and you want it, then get it new, less chance of a problem.
But every person is different and in a different situation. I am not at a point where I cant afford to do basic collecting/playing. But nor am I rich enough to be able to afford to get everything and all brand new.
Console is one thing.. but a game, which is the same game if new or used, why not get it cheaper if I can. Save some money to afford another.
When you start getting into no longer produced stuff, that is where you run into that there is no other options.
(and I am 40+, with work, a good job, and I am still an avid gamer. I own 15 console, about 10 handheld systems, games, etc. But I enjoy collecting. And I DO play them. (just wish I did have a little more time to do it more, but life first eh?))
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