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#120359 - 01/28/03 11:45 AM Ethical question
mbc841 Offline
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Registered: 03/29/01
Posts: 368
Loc: Alexandria, VA USA
Hi Boomers, I've got a question for everyone. I'm a long-time trader at the Game Trading Zone. In fact, I just subscribed for a year. I just the other day discovered something quite extraordinary - it seems some people have added "Harvest" to their "wanted" list. Well, being as how I created "Harvest", I naturally have an unlimited supply of the game. So, I added it to my list of "available" games, and viola, I've got lots of matches for game trades. Is this ethical? I suddenly started feeling uneasy about it and need to know what others think. eek

Mike
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#120360 - 01/28/03 11:51 AM Re: Ethical question
nolalou Offline
BAAG Specialist

Registered: 02/10/00
Posts: 5037
Loc: New Orleans, LA. USA
Well, since you created the game, I guess it's up to you how you want your customers to 'pay' for a copy! Either with $$$ or with a another game you want in return. (after all, you could sell the game for cash, and use the cash to buy a game from one of the Trading Zone members, so what's the diffrence?)

Anyhow, that's my take on it! Hmmmm, I wonder if I have any games you want in return for a copy of "Harvest"?? wink

Louis

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#120361 - 01/28/03 11:54 AM Re: Ethical question
MacDee Offline
Adept Boomer

Registered: 06/06/99
Posts: 14887
Loc: Battle Creek, Michigan
Hi Mike,

I think it's a great idea. wink Just let the trader know you are the developer. wink

Jonathan traded some of his Dark Falls with people that didn't have CC's. It worked out well, both sides were happy. wink

~Dee

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#120362 - 01/28/03 11:56 AM Re: Ethical question
AngieB Offline
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Registered: 10/29/01
Posts: 1064
Loc: Northern California
It doesn't seem unethical to me, they're yours to sell or trade--and btw I did have Harvest on my list of wanted games, but decided I couldn't wait and bought it instead!
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#120363 - 01/28/03 11:57 AM Re: Ethical question
tigger Offline
Graduate Boomer

Registered: 04/02/01
Posts: 15679
Loc: England
Hmm,

well I would make sure that any trades you are offered compensate for your sales losses..

Yes as far as GTZ is concerned, it would be ethical.

What you must appreciate is that there are many players who are discouraged with trading overseas, so want to have a local source for games. I for one hate to use my cc on any sites but a handful (home shopping and amazon mainly) for all other transactions I like to be able to send a cheque or cash (mine not the recipients!!)

Must admit that was why I got Dark Fall so quickly, could send a UK cheque and got my game within a week!!

The nicest take on this scenario is that they have all heard of the game but don't know where to get it from, so you are tapping into a great market!! smile

Hugs

Tig
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#120364 - 01/28/03 11:58 AM Re: Ethical question
Jenny100 Offline
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Registered: 10/24/00
Posts: 35369
Loc: southeast USA
Why wouldn't it be ethical?

Besides, I think it's kind of cool to trade with the actual creator of the game.

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#120365 - 01/28/03 11:59 AM Re: Ethical question
tigger Offline
Graduate Boomer

Registered: 04/02/01
Posts: 15679
Loc: England
Hmm,

adding to Jenny's comments.. now don't go offering Signed copies anywhere but here, OK?? laugh

Tig
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A bounce a day keeps the doctor away!!
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Reading Storm Breaking

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#120366 - 01/28/03 12:03 PM Re: Ethical question
MacDee Offline
Adept Boomer

Registered: 06/06/99
Posts: 14887
Loc: Battle Creek, Michigan
I agree with Jenny1 too. smile

And you know what else? I think you are a very nice person for caring enough to ask for opinions. wink

~Dee

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#120367 - 01/28/03 12:11 PM Re: Ethical question
nickie Offline
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Adept Boomer

Registered: 01/08/02
Posts: 13453
Loc: Texas
Ditto that! And as some of us have a bad habit of spending too much at Christmastime (not me of course), we are delighted to make a trade instead of coming up with elusive cash wink Thanks for caring!
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#120368 - 01/28/03 12:15 PM Re: Ethical question
BillyBob Offline
BAAG Specialist

Registered: 01/18/01
Posts: 7858
Loc: North Florida
It's called "bartering", if I understand the meaning of the word. That has always been ethical and was, I suppose, the earliest form of "buying" anything. If you're happy with what you get in trade for the game then it shouldn't matter to anyone else.

BTW, my copy of HARVEST came in the mail yesterday! Now, if I could just see those colors in the "Colored Picture Puzzle. thumbsup laugh
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#120369 - 01/28/03 12:20 PM Re: Ethical question
tigger Offline
Graduate Boomer

Registered: 04/02/01
Posts: 15679
Loc: England
BB, you have got a stammer!!!
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A bounce a day keeps the doctor away!!
Playing Sims2, Sherlock, Phantom of Venice
Reading Storm Breaking

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#120370 - 01/28/03 12:28 PM Re: Ethical question
MacDee Offline
Adept Boomer

Registered: 06/06/99
Posts: 14887
Loc: Battle Creek, Michigan
I fixed it. wink

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#120371 - 01/28/03 01:15 PM Re: Ethical question
SnowMoon Offline
Addicted Boomer

Registered: 10/29/01
Posts: 1849
Loc: Texas
Mike,

I think that is a GREAT idea..... thumbsup

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#120372 - 01/28/03 01:15 PM Re: Ethical question
Lorryrose Offline
Addicted Boomer

Registered: 06/21/00
Posts: 1002
Loc: Jordan, Mn. USA
Go for it Mike thumbsup Jonathan traded me two copies of Dark Fall for two of my games that he was having trouble finding. We both walked away happy. wave
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#120373 - 01/28/03 01:19 PM Re: Ethical question
Lorryrose Offline
Addicted Boomer

Registered: 06/21/00
Posts: 1002
Loc: Jordan, Mn. USA
Hey Mike. I just took a look at your wanted list. Did you REALLY put down that you DO want boxed games but DON'T CARE if they have manuals?
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