I wouldn't be caught dead in some geeky shit like that.
"The Daemon lied with every breath. It could not help itself but to deceive and dismay, to riddle and ruin. The more we conversed, the closer I drew to one singularly ineluctable fact: I would gain no wisdom here."
Supply has stayed constant in the face of increasing demand. This caused a shortage, which results in raised prices as buyers compete with one another to make the best offer (pay the most). Supply isn't the issue here at all.
Last edited by Zampanů on Dec 29th, 2011 at 09:05 PM
I think Zamp is saying that a sufficient amount of CE on the market has shifted from retail to second hand ownership (rather than simply being committed to use) that the supply itself hasn't really gone anywhere. In anticipation of the impending release, demand increases. Looks like there are strange estimations being made about the number of secondhand CEs being put up for sale compared to the preordered retail stock, but maybe he knows something about this situation that I don't.
And for the record, the CE is in stock all over the fucking place. Sears, Amazon, Best Buy, Toys R Us, Kmart, Gamestop, you name it. I guess the people currently shelling out double were not aware of this, or perhaps there's something special about the preordered package.
Last edited by Eminence on Dec 29th, 2011 at 11:03 PM