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Posted at 15:14 on December 8th, 2002 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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I'm sorry Delos and EoF for the confusion... my bad... anyway, I agree that putting a real, empty box would be more logical but it might still be stolen being confused with a full real box by some stupid prat trying to shoplift and the owner still wouldn't be able to sell that copy because if I buy a game, I expect it to be in the box and not sold seperatly... So for the more fearfull or paranoid among us, the dummy-box idea might hold some merit...
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Posted at 15:49 on December 8th, 2002 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Pada1: You are forgetting that if you put real boxes up on the shelves, you can stack them on top of one another... a more common practice has been putting them sideways like books on the shelf.

Why don't they have dummy books on the shelf, eh?
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Posted at 19:02 on December 8th, 2002 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Posted by Pada1 at 17:14 on December, 8th 2002:

, empty box would be more logical but it might still be stolen being confused with a full real box by some stupid prat trying to shoplift and the owner still wouldn't be able to sell that copy because if I buy a game, I expect it to be in the box and not sold seperatly... So for the more fearfull or paranoid among us, the dummy-box idea might hold some merit...


Order another box, which reminds me i still haven't got my offspring cover cause some prick stole the case. :angry:

Anyway tuss had the right idea either sideways like books or make deep shelves and stack like that. And really who is stupid enough to not realise the box is empty and thus has no game in it.
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Posted at 19:38 on December 8th, 2002 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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The only K-Mart I know about around here died a loooooooong time ago (at least 5-10 years), and our last Zellers will probably do the same now that a new WallMart opened. And talking about wallmart, I hate so much the way they set their alleys that I will probably never go there for anything, even less computer games.

It leaves me with no "big stores" to go for computer games... :tongue:
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Posted at 08:06 on December 9th, 2002 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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But I'm not talking about just 'big stores'. They do it everywhere here.

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Posted at 11:29 on December 9th, 2002 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Well, the best place I've found around here to get "old" games are BlockBuster and Jean-Coutu (a drugstore). However, they seems to buy those games only something like 4 times a year, restock and wait if they sell them all. The price is a bargain tough.

As mentioned before, the only reasonable places I can think of around here is specialized stores. And by specialized stores, I mean computer stores, not stores that are specialized only in computer games... I don't think such a store would survive here.
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Posted at 11:37 on December 9th, 2002 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Oh, and I actually prefer buying games in stores that keep the real boxes on the shelves. In stores where they stuff the boxes at the time of the sale, they put this big, ugly seal on top of the box. I prefer my boxes nice and clean :).
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Posted at 21:39 on December 9th, 2002 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Posted by NetDanzr at 13:37 on December, 9th 2002:

Oh, and I actually prefer buying games in stores that keep the real boxes on the shelves. In stores where they stuff the boxes at the time of the sale, they put this big, ugly seal on top of the box. I prefer my boxes nice and clean :).


Who goes and looks at their game boxes all the time anyway???
Mine sit on the shelf and are rarely touched.
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Posted at 06:29 on December 10th, 2002 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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All the time? Probably not, but I do enjoy going through my game boxes from time to time, because many of them have interesting and/or funny details I keep forgetting about :)
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Posted at 14:04 on December 11th, 2002 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Posted by Mr Creosote at 08:29 on December, 10th 2002:

because many of them have interesting and/or funny details I keep forgetting about :)


Like what, Maybe it's because I don't look at the game boxes once I have bought the game, but what can be interesting/funny about a game box?
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Posted at 14:10 on December 11th, 2002 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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First of all, the blurbs on the back of course. I mostly have 'Euro' boxes, so the texts are there in four different languages normally - I love to hunt for differences there :evil: Then, there are the hardware requirements. I'm not the type who laughs over 'ridiculous' systems, but I use those to refresh my memory about different equipment, different common combinations and so on.
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