Either they must issue a warning before selling that this bed is not suitable above a certain weight of if they don't they must make sure it is working for the two year period mentioned under normal usage. Whether you make them more stable here or just replace broken ones I don't know. Probably the later is cheaper.
they do not do that here in australia and when you break it it is your fault. if the bed was faulty then they will replace it but if you broke it yourself because you used it too much then tough luck.
i don't believe you and will need some proof as what you said was true about replacement because it is completely different from Australian warranties which are quite good.
I don't see the big difference in time, convenience, maybe a bit in risk but then with digital services there is also risks: Steam could have a temporary connection problem (they do), your internet connection could be troubled or they could go out of business (probably less likely than a disc becoming broken but still there). So there are always risks, but for all practical purposes digital products behave just as long lived products like a diamond necklace. It would feel strange if the jewelers would demand forbidding reselling of jewelry because it lasts so long and they cannot sell it again themselves once it's sold. Maybe they should try.
buying used physical good takes times. weeks sometimes. digital... speed of your internet determines how long it takes. for good broadband thats under 20 hours for massive games.
you have to get up from your ass and go to post office and designated time, wait in a line. maybe it will be delivered to your place... then you have to be home at specific time.
oh yeah. buying used cd from guy from spain is only slightly more risky than steam? there risks are way different. you use internet disruption as an argument. okay. your risk is that game won't be avaiable to play for one hour in a day once every seven months. does it really compare to the risk of getting damaged nonworking cd, mail lost/stolen...
Nobody said that he wants to pay less.
yes they did. they want store credits to have more money to buy new games. THIS IS THE POINT OF RESALE!
expect to pay the same on average, a used game cannot be cheaper than a crazy promotion. I bought all my last games only in promotions but I really hate that I only rent them (lifelong but still). And then the games which are not available at all currently - what does a crazy promotion of other games help them?
whats the point then of resale if you not save anyone money.
I think we would not all lose but probably all effects would cancel out on price but we would gain a lot in ownership.
we would lose because you just said we would not end up saving money.,... therefore if you do not trade you lose money if there was crazy promotions.
and how do you figure we would gain a lot in ownership.... of what and how? no drmless games.. nobody will allow resale without ensuring you lose the access to the game. so less ownership less control over your purchase. only for being able to get some store credit and play resale game to ensure that you spend as much as you spend now on games.
I think the basic reason for the transition is simple: the industry killed second hand because it can. Not because it would be good for the customer.
i have 200 games. i would not have 2/3 of those games if not digital sales, gog, steam. yeah. it is good for consumer. it is good for consumer that i can spend 15 dollars on a game which will provide me with dozens hours of fun.
and you had second hand market before remember? before digital distribution. and games where more expensive back then. indies pretty much were not existing. and these days with cost of producing games skyrocketing, recquring more sales to be profitable... you want to undercut publishers and devs even more... look what happened to great company such as thq, what is happening to Atari. The smaller companies will go down. EA, Activision will survive, Valve too.... Indies? no.
second hand market means death to this site. at least in the form which it is now. i do not want this to happen.
Ultimately, I see this as being nothing but great for low-laying drm like steam, and needing a trial run for DRM free sites.
how can it work with drmless games. please provide me with working model.