Two blog posts in three weeks? What the heck is going on?!
I had a $60 store credit at the Ice Man for well over a year now and while they have a downtown Toronto location, it is too far to justify making the subway ride down. The store I frequent the most is Ice Man’s Peterborough location on George Street. They sometimes have some NES games I need, but most of the time they either don’t, or when they do the price is so jacked up that it’s far from worth it.
This time Ice Man had a game that I needed… Bandit Kings of Ancient China. Of course the price was $140, which is about $33 over what it’s worth which normally I would have just passed on to look for a better deal. However as I mentioned I’ve had a store credit for quite some time now, and didn’t really see me using it in the near future. I rarely buy from the Ice Man anymore because of his high prices. But using the store credit which is money that I’ve long forgotten about, I figured I could maybe justify the cost. After all,
after the trade, $80 for the Bandit Kings cartridge felt okay.
So I was shocked when the store clerk asked me for $92! Apparently when you do a trade-in, unless you use your store credit right away they charge you tax. This doesn’t feel right as they didn’t give me the extra tax value when I traded in my stuff… so why now? Is this a normal business practice? Please let me know!
Long story short, I did the trade as I figured I would never end up using the credit. I used a $60 credit to save $15 from what the game should normally sell for ($107). While I’m not really pleased with this purchase, I’ve learned not to trade in games with stores anymore unless they have games that I need in stock at a reasonable price. It just isn’t worth it.
SEGA Corner: The Sega Dude lent me his copy of Wonder Boy III – The Dragon’s Trap for the PS4. It’s an awesome remake, but I’m just not that into playing games anymore. It’s almost like I have to force myself to play these days?! This will in now way effect my growing NES collection.