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Varchild2008 (83.83)

Why REDBOX is good for GAMESTOP



June 16, 2011 – Comments (4) | RELATED TICKERS: GME

Ok I am throwing up the Scenarios I just listed on Yahoo Finance for DUKE NUKEM or any video game for that matter you rent at REDBOX only to then return 1 day later and buy the video game at Gamestop.

You will see that there is little reason to fear REDBOX and in fact be absolutely thrilled they are offering rentals!    REDBOX is going to result in lots of positives for Gamstop.

Day 1) Gamer rents at Redbox for $2.00.
Day 30) Gamer keeps game and pays $60 + tax total.

Correct right?

Now what if we throw in some options with Gamestop?

Day 1) Gamer rents at Redbox for $2.00.
Day 2) Gamer returns video game, buys USED Xbox 360 / PS3 version video game for $55 + tax.

Total: $57.00 + tax.
Savings: $3.00.

Day 1) Gamer rents at Redbox for $2.00.
Day 2) Gamer returns video game...goes home......Digitally Downloads the game onto his/her PC computer for $49.99.

Total: $52.00 + tax.
Savings: $8.00.

Day 1) Gamer rents at Redbox for $2.00.
Day 2) Gamer returns video game. Buys PC game, Brand New Physical Version, for $49.99.

Total: $52.00 + tax
Savings: $8.00.

Day 1) Gamer rents at Redbox for $2.00
Day 2) Gamer returns video game, buys BRAND NEW VERSION of video game at Gamestop (XBOX 360/PS3) version for $59.99.

Total: $62.00 + Tax
LOSS: $2.00.

Of course to avoid suffering a $2.00 loss you either buy the brand new Console game at GAMESTOP or any other Retailer (BEST BUY)..... or you hold onto your REDBOX game for 30 days.

But anyhow... To Sum up what we have above:

1 Option with Gamestop results in losing $2.00.
1 Option with Gamestop results in a savings of $3.00.
2 Options with Gamestop result in a savings of $8.00.

Why would anyone rent a REDBOX video game only to then return it to buy the game at a Retail Store?

Duke Nukem Forever  is the type of game that motivates a gamer to NOT want to take *risk.*

You RENT for $2.00.   Game what?  You are out $2.00 instead of $60.00 - Trade Value.

You RENT the game.... You play it and love it and now you want to save as much money as you can in the process of owning it...right?   Holding onto that game for 30 DAYS ends up being among the WORST options for you.

There are 4 Options where you SAVE money returning the game to REDBOX....and buying the game at a GAMESTOP or BEST BUY or etc.

It's that simple....   REDBOX will push sales of video games for Gamestop.
There is little reason for a TIGHT WAD..... to choose the "I will keep game" option with Redbox.

4 Comments – Post Your Own

#1) On June 16, 2011 at 7:53 PM, Varchild2008 (83.83) wrote:

OOPS!  In case you may be wondering what the 4th option is to save money owning the game at GAMESTOP vice. just keeping the REDBOX video game.

Well... Just buy the game at GAMESTOP.   Skip the REDBOX rental altogether.

$59.99 + tax   =  Gamestop
$60.00 + tax   =  REDBOX   (keep game for 30 days)

And you have the added advantage to pay off the video game right away rather than get hit over 30 days with fees.

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#2) On June 16, 2011 at 7:55 PM, Varchild2008 (83.83) wrote:

CRUD!!!   I require more clarification.

What if SPAWN LABS, which will allow you to play the video game ahead of time....perhaps for free....right off of, starting in 2012.....

What if Spawn Labs is free to use??

Then in that scenario would you pay $2.00 a day at REDBOX to rent a video game...

Or would you for FREE play same video game off of Spawn Labs?  Granted Spawn Labs will have a time limit attached for how long you can play any given video game.

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#3) On June 16, 2011 at 10:15 PM, alstry (< 20) wrote:

Within 12 months both will be obsolete when almost all movies and games will be delivered online.

It is rapidly becoming a

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#4) On June 17, 2011 at 9:02 AM, ChrisGraley (28.63) wrote:

Or another option.

Rent the game for 1 day.

Copy the game.

Can gamestop fit in that scenario?

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