From: Jackson Tn
Your analogy is off. What I'm semi-saying is, if you're gonna gouge me I'll take my business elsewhere.
The word "gouge" is so overused and misunderstood. And offensive in this case. Gouging is NOT a matter of opinion. Gouging really has a very narrow meaning. There are laws, federal and state that deal with real price gouging. In the pejorative sense price gouging is when necessities such as food, clothing, shelter...are priced at levels outrageously higher than normal, usually to take advantage of a natural disaster or shortages due to other reasons, such as the 1973-1974 OPEC embargo of oil to the U.S. Even in these instances there are disagreements about whether there should be laws dealing with these issues.
You are not being gouged. You just are not, as a consumer, willing to pay the price for an item of entertainment that is fairly, legally and rightfully set by the manufacturer/maker/designers....! And as warspite1 states "Matrix provides niche war games for a niche market.", and that's key. There is not a huge population of gamers like those of us who find $90.00 a bargain.
I must again jump on warspite1's bandwagon:
absurd anonymous responses
...how bizarre..... "
Those bizarre accusations are, uh, bizarre and should be explained. Not one response was even close to being "absurdly belligerent". This is not "economics 101", it's economics 1, except rarely do people understand even level 1. As for "absurd anonymous responses"?? Well, you just joined. Today. Several of us, like junk2drive, Hertston, JAMiAM, Terminus, JudgeDredd and I have been around from 4-10 years. The other members have been around a little less, but still several years so we are not totally anonymous. We do have a history here and that counts for something. And we are defenitley not sycophants.
The game is worth more than $90. I would have paid just about any price(though it might have required a second mortgage).
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