- Jun 19, 2010
What would you prefer them to have done? Refunded the 1 cent, or do you think they should have given everyone the game for essentially free?Ange1ofD4rkness said:Guess I now have a grudge against Best Buy as well. I know it was only $0.01, but it's how this was handled
Because you're essentially benefiting from a shop mistake, not stealing.EightGaugeHippo said:I was just thinking this.llafnwod said:Sincere question for anyone here who bought the code: how is this any different than piracy?
How is paying $0.01 for a full price game any different from downright stealing it?
Not to jump on the high horse or anything. I just think it's a little bit shitty.
If you're in a shop and they put a cheaper barcode on something, it's different to you stealing the item.
Or, to use a gaming analogy, it's the difference between using 'noobtube/one man army' and using an aimbot. One's legit albeit unsporting, the other is actual cheating.
That said, I do think the shop has every right to correct the mistake, and if you don't end up benefiting you can't really complain - what a mistake giveth, a correction can take away!