Cheese with milk or with dry milk are the same right :) Brands do make the price bigger...but so does the quality :)
Or let me explain to you on a simple cheapass language: Apple products are overpriced and people still buy them even with better alternatives in hardware specs on the market. But you can't compare an Acer laptop to MacBook Pro in quality of making. You can't compare a Samsung smartphone to iPhone on that same point... You see the diff now?
That is why it's funny that you put the groceries in the conversation.
I don't even get what you are trying to tell me and switching from groceries to the electronics brand Apple when we are actually talking about video games is likely to cause confusion too.
In your mind a game like Baldur's Gate don't deserve a 9.99$ price cause it is old and don't have 75% off disscount :)
I bought baldur's gate and many other old games for even more than 9.99$ because I love boxed games. I even pledge money on kickstarter games which aren't even alpha knowing that my money will go directly to the developers. I just don't have enough intrest in some games to buy them for full price and there is no rational argument in this whole thread why someone should not buy them when they are on sale. WHO EXACTLY AND PLEASE ANWSER THIS QUESTION is the loser(or looser as you'd write it) when a sale has been made that would've otherwise never happened? The Developer? I don't think so Tim. The Publisher? I don't think so Tim.
ME? I DON'T THINK SO TIM.
You still didn't tell me wether you never played a free game(flashgames for example) and enjoyed? And don't make a fool out of yourself and tell me that you would've paid 20$ for every flashgame out there you ever played that entertained you.
You still didn't tell me wether you enjoy presents(which usually don't even cost anything)
You still didn't tell me wether you never played a game of hide and seek when you were younger and had fun.
Does this looks normal for you:
Alan Wake 27,99€
Alan Wake Collector's Edition 31,99€
Alan Wake Collector's Edition Extras 9,99€ (A dev video,OST & PDF Artbook)
See something wrong in this 3 prices?
No I don't see anything wrong. Do you scream at the cashier just because one bottle of water costs 0.50€ and 4 bottles just 1.50€? The customer get's rewarded for directly buying the director's edition just as you would be rewarded for buying you water bottles in bulk instead of one by one.
You are still an elitist asshat who tries to tell people how much they should pay for their games or else they will never have fun.