Something that annoys you

Started by ericj, June 06, 2008, 05:22:35 pm

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Quote from: nerdynebraskan on May 10, 2014, 09:04:49 am
The game store I mentioned in my last post is very much a business trying to maximize its profits. They're just so desperate to get that cash that their philosophy is basically one of making top dollar off every item that ever leaves their store. That can often be foolish, as they have piles of junky games and movies collecting dust. A lot of people I talk to don't even like to go in there; people tend to dislike and distrust businesses with reputations for high prices. The irony is I think it would be more profitable for them to just have bargain bins for the crap and just try to turn it over quickly. Faster turnover of merchandise, less labor for the staff, and more people coming into the store looking for a cheap impulse buy. But nah, that'd be stupid. Let's just put that Ken Griffey Baseball up for $6, because we'll make a killing off the sucker who desperately wants that game enough to pay that... who cares if we wait two years and pile up 50 more copies of it?


I totally agree with you.  For me, attitude also plays a factor.  I've definitely purchased items here and there for my collection, which were not steals by any means, but were still fair prices.  And the sellers were willing to knock a few bucks off the price, since the games were so old.  Sometimes it would only be a dollar or two, but hey, they're trying, and I know they had been losing money on the stuff as well, in some cases.  So this doesn't bother me, as I get a game I had been looking for (for a fair price), and get a small discount, and they are happy because they feel they weren't robbed.

But other sellers are just flat out greedy, like the one I had mentioned earlier.  Also, (at least in Taiwan), the women typically drive a harder bargin than the men...there were times, when the men wanted to offer a better price, but their wives stopped them  ;D
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UglyJoe

In my experience, you find independent game stores (as in, not GameStop) run by two different types of people.  There are those who like video games and opened the store as a passion.  And then there are those who just want to make money and think that selling video games is a good way to go about it.

The former tend to be more fun to be in and will have more realistic prices, but also tend to be in constant threat of closing since they're not exactly business savvy.  You also sometimes get the guys who are too passionate about things and end up berating you because your taste in games differs from theirs.

The latter tend to be more annoying to be at.  They're the sort of places that will have game kiosks setup, but will yell at you if you attempt to use them.  Unfortunately, they also seem to be way better at rotating stock than the former.  Prices usually are high, but when they manage to pull in some games that you never see anywhere else, sometimes you just buy it anyway.

security16

Having the current boyfriend talk about my ex while we're having sex  :-X Well talking in general during sex is annoying

smeghead


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http://www.famicomworld.com/forum/index.php?topic=9423.msg133828#msg133828
大事なのは、オチに至るまでの積み重ねなのです。

smeghead

I don't have yet, i don't even have wife, i wrote i have nephew, and cousins , they're children (kids) and i love them like they're mine.
sometimes i'm afraid i'll never find anyone to get married and have kids...  :'(

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famifan

Quote from: smeghead on May 17, 2014, 06:33:48 am
Being virgin at 27   :-X 

i thought that only girls could be virgin


smeghead

How do you call mature man who never shagged lol  :crazy:

L___E___T

It would be immature to go out and get it over with just for the sake of it it, I'd say.
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security16

Being a virgin is not a bad thing. Waiting until it's special or the right time for you is fine since it's your body and well sometimes sex is over rated for some people. I am not one of those people :P I like my sex but i'm very choosy about who I boink  :crazy:

smeghead

Well, it probably isn't a bad thing, because i know some other men (some are older than 40y) who still didn't get married,  i'd say -  it's never too late !

P

Totally agree with Let. But when you find a real good girl, go for her (for a girlfriend/potential wife I mean, not just to get rid of virginity).

security16

MARRIAGE IS A TRAP!!
Don't do it unless it's right

famifan

Quote from: P on May 18, 2014, 06:02:55 pm
Totally agree with Let. But when you find a real good girl, go for her (for a girlfriend/potential wife I mean, not just to get rid of virginity).

sad truth is that girls prefer mature experienced guys :'(

MaxXimus

I lost my verginity when I was 14. Oops. :/