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Duke will be saved by the Box

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June 16, 2011 – Comments (3) | RELATED TICKERS: GME

So news comes out that Duke Nukem stinks!  It's awful!!!  HA HA HA look how funny the critic reviews are that make fun of this PUTRID HORRIBLE DISGUSTING AWFUL video game known as Duke Nukem Forever!!!!!

Hmm....  Sure makes you want to run to your nearest Gamestop to buy Duke Nukem Forever reading 1 onslaught after another..... One person bashing the heck out of the video game after another in some kind of *Contest* to see who can use more vicious language than who?

But.....  Then.... The *Bearish Bearish Bears* who absolutely despise (GME) <----- You know who are continuing to do their best to paint a picture where Gamestop files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy before tomorrow's opening bell.

Their latest tactic is to point to Coinstar / Redbox's  brand newly expanded video game rental business.  Oh my god!!!  There it is!!!!   Death by a Thousand Cuts!!!!    Get out of (GME) before the bankruptcy filing you longs!!!!  Do it !!!!    Do it!!!!!!    People can rent video games $2.00 per day!!!!!!!!

OH                  MY                 GOD!!!!!!!

It's over.......

But wait.....

What if Duke Nukem Forever is actaully a very enjoyable, funny, ridiculous video game you would love to play???

How would you know that this video game is that???  How would you know this game is the right amount of FUN that you are willing to fork over CASH to play??

How?????

Wouldn't it be great to just pay $2.00  and find out if the Video Game Stinks to High Heaven or if it is actually a very very fun and amusing video game???

So... Go ahead... Go to your nearest Walgreens or Grocery Store that has a Redbox Kiosk and rent the video game...  See if you end up liking the game...

Worst thing that can happen is you don't like the video game but then you are only out $2.00 if you do not like it.

You *risk*  $2.00 to see if you like the game..... That's a small risk compared to buying the game, and then getting *PISSED* over how much it stinks....and then taking out your anger against GAMESTOP and declaring:

DUKE NUKEM FOREVER STINKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!    GAMESTOP SCREWED ME!!!!!!

I never should have bought it at Gamestop....


Hmm... That's 1 scenario if Video Game Renting does not exist.....

But what if it does exist?  What if you risk just $2.00 to rent the game....play it at home.....find out you hate it???  You are only out $2.00 and you have ZERO reasons to be angry at Gamestop.

Gamestop didn't sell you the rental..... COINSTAR did.....  You have no hurt feelings towards Gamestop....renting the game....playing it......and then hating it....

But what happens if you rent....play it.....and love it????  absolutely love the heck out of it??

And then you have to return it back to Redbox???  hmm....gee....You wish you didn't have to return it do you???  You wish you actually have the video game OWNED so you can play it over and over!

And...furthermore....  With the POOR POOR POOR review scores on this title you are sure to find a USED copy of the game at your Local GAMESTOP.....  Assuredly you will!!!

And lo and behold for a very cheap discounted price you get the Video Game at Gamestop owned for life.

And you say to your self..... THANK YOU COINSTAR / REDBOX for making me a smart shopper again.

DISCLOSURE:  I own truck loads of GME right now..

DISCLOSURE:  I've been silent about this until now but *sigh* I lost the Valuemoney challenge on Ford Motor Company... There I said it... I LOST!!!!!!   I sold it off months ago to buy GME at $19.XX.


3 Comments – Post Your Own

#1) On June 16, 2011 at 7:22 PM, chk999 (99.97) wrote:

The Washington Post had an article with this sentence in it in the last few days:

"U.S. sales of consoles and video games fell 14 percent in May to $743 million, the lowest monthly figure since October 2006. "

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#2) On June 16, 2011 at 7:41 PM, Varchild2008 (85.90) wrote:

Yes I read that.  That's actually excellent news possibily.

Especially considering the 14% drop is less than the 19% gain that occured in April.

19 - 14 = so far this Quarter a gain of 6% year over year.

So everything hinges on how well JUNE sales are.

If JUNE is basically flat....year over year....  Then the Video Game RETAIL industry actually ends up doing better this year versus last year.

Of course...All this Math is so difficult so I don't fault you for not bothering to compare APRIL against MAY and do some basic math.

If we have a 19% Sales Gain 1 month..... and the next month is a drop of 14%....   Do we not have a 6% gain?

Am I to PANIC out of Video Game Retail because of MAY's numbers?  Or do I consider that I have a slight cushion here for JUNE?

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#3) On June 16, 2011 at 9:14 PM, HarryCaraysGhost (99.70) wrote:

To be a bit off topic,

are you still big on ATVI, seems like dead money to me and I have'nt thought about it since I first joined CAPS. But a friend asked about it so I need to come up with the pros n' cons of owning.

Cheers.

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