I have a copy of Ys: The Oath of Felghana DVD Box set new and sealed for sale. This comes with the game Ys: The Oath of Felghana and 8 music discs. I have not opened it, sealed and 100% new. I have the same one as at falcom web link below. So this comes with the music disc's The Oath of Felghana pre arranged version (1cd) and Ys III complete sound works (7cds)
FYI, $100 is pretty steep. You can get this from Falcom's site directly for less than that, even WITH shipping! And Falcom still lists this on special a couple times each year, for less than $50.
If you want this to sell, I recommend dropping the price to at least $70. Or list it on eBay. I don't think anyone on this board would buy the game for $100.
Well, I think with Canadian custom fees and taxes, importing from Falcom might just push the cost to $100. I can't remember how much Ys Origin cost me but I think it was around $90 or so.
I take it you US folks don't get swindled by the evil government in your overseas imports?
Also, Felghana is selling for 7960 yen on Falcom's site. If you put that with the 2000+ yen EMS shipping, that's already pretty much $100. :P
I would think there are many fans here that wouldn't mind paying the $100 since it's probably a good deal in the end (not comparing to the weekly deal price cuz nothing can beat that). *punches wyrdwad*
Ehh, I still stand by my statement. With shipping, yes, buying the game new from Falcom's site comes to about $100... but if you add ANYTHING ELSE to the order, you're reducing the cost of shipping per item, and thus effectively reducing the total price.
Well, maybe he has more things to sell! XD Save on shipping that way!
And I do sort of see your point. I suppose cloudd just wants to make back/break even with how much he paid for the game (shipping included). I don't see any profit coming out of this sale at all ... unless a lot of stuff was purchased with the game (re: going back to saving on shipping and stuff)!
Red Hairdo: Seriously?! Where do you live that shipping would be *that* expensive?!
I live in Brazil. Importing products that are related to technology, computers, etc. to here is something really difficult. It's a long story, but the story ends like this: There are HUGE taxes on these types of products.
Our government sucks, is ultra corrupt and simply won't solve this matter.
That's why things like piracy is VERY common here... it's so common, that if you see someone owning original games, you can be sure as hell the person is rich or very rich. (Let me give you the MOST absurd price I have ever seen in a store. There were stores that were selling a PS3 for 3900 dollars when it came out. Which is about 6000 in our currency. Of course, now the prices have been lowered to about 2000 dollars.)
I once, in 2005, asked Falcom how much it would cost the normal YsOiF package. (That is, only the game, manual and box.) Its price + shipping ended around 300 dollars or so, I don't quite remember. So, importing that package from Falcom, with all of these bonus materials (which means two things: more expensive and heavier, which means even more expensive) will be around 400 dollars. Maybe less, maybe more, I can't be sure.
Anyway, if I bought that package from cloudd for 100 dollars (without shipping), it would be a lot better. Also since he's not from some company, I could ask him to label the product as "Flashlights" or something and/or wrap it in something, so that I won't have to pay the absurd taxes.
Yeah I read an article about Nintendo having a huge problem trying to stamp out piracy in Brazil. They even went as far to contact the government there, and they were basically given the middle finger, and told to go back to Japan. I don't blame you guys for all the piracy, as a tax like that is bullshit.
The problem is that many people around the world don't know about all of this, so people like NightWolve, who is religiously against piracy, really get mad at many people without knowing the full story. To top things up, our country isn't very rich, if you know what I mean. So there's no way people would import stuff like that. (Then, there are even worse countries. The chinese aren't in a worse situation because many games get released there. So, no monstrous taxes. xD)
I have a friend who owns every Ys game for PC. But that's because his friend went to Japan, so he requested him these games. That's likely the only way. I intend to do the same sometime too.
I am on the fence with piracy, and I will pirate if:
The game is not sold in a store anymore
It cannot be found adequately online
I would like to try before I buy, if the item is very expensive (ie Earthbound)
The item in question is not in production and it is impossible to attain an original copy
I am against piracy when:
You can walk to a store and pick it up
Its on tv
Itunes or some online cd store has it
Friends have copies they can lend you
Its a very cloudy subject and a sensitive one as well. Fansubs of anime for instance have come under heat for the same reason. Thats why I use sites like Boxtorrents, because they have a very strict policy of only using non-licensed torrents.
I very much agree with Brazil's stance on piracy, and I am not surprised poor countries like China are very big into bootlegging. Technology is damn expensive, and when it costs even me, a Canadian, $70.00 for a new videogame, I cant really be surprised.
What I am very against is making money from piracy. People that sell burnt games, cds, movies are shit. Its that kind of situation that drives cost up big time.
Post by Incog Neato on Jun 4, 2008 15:37:14 GMT -5
Yeah, piracy is a total double-standard thing to me as well. I do it because it's convenient or something is super expensive (^^) or I want to sample something.
BUT! I draw the line when it comes to the buying or selling of bootlegged material.
I even despise the very THOUGHT of selling promotional material (you know -- some of it which actually have "NOT FOR RESALE" clearly written on it? :P). I mean, you supposedly got it for free when you purchased something so why in all hell are you CHARGING money for it?
So yeah, no matter how tempting certain freebies are on eBay and Y!JA, I avoid them since I don't think I should be shelling out even a penny for that stuff.