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Resistance Vita Drops In Price, Sony Not Offering Refunds

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Initial post: May 31, 2012 8:48:53 AM PDT
got mayo?™ says:

Not cool.

Yesterday we reported that Sony were selling Resistance: Burning Skies on the US PSN Store digitally for the full RRP of the game - $40. Here's the original story.

Shortly (very shortly) after that post, Sony dropped the price, down $4 to $35.99. That's better, but still a poor show given the massively reduced manufacturing costs of the digital version.

Although the time period that the game was `full price' was short, naturally people bought the game, but according to one customer service rep, Sony aren't giving out refunds for the difference.

There's a post here on GAF apparently detailing an email reply regarding the $4 difference.

"Unfortunately, we cannot offer a credit due to the price decrease. I know how frustrating this is for you and I sincerely apologize," says the rep.

The email then goes on to remind the gamer about a warrantee...

Posted on May 31, 2012 8:51:05 AM PDT
MrFoxhound says:
Customer service reps can take their backhanded, half hearted apologies and shove them up their ***es. Do I care how sorry you are? No, I don't care. Give me my $4 dammit!

In reply to an earlier post on May 31, 2012 8:51:56 AM PDT
Amazon stopped doing that many moons ago.

In reply to an earlier post on May 31, 2012 8:52:35 AM PDT
They'll still give promo credit if you ask nicely depending on the circumstances.

In reply to an earlier post on May 31, 2012 8:54:57 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 31, 2012 8:55:09 AM PDT
Yeah, but I remember a few years back, I'd look thru my 1-3 month old Amazon orders looking for price drops on items I purchased, and 10 out of 10 times if I asked I got a refund for the difference.

Now all you get is a polite middle finger, most of the time.

Posted on May 31, 2012 8:56:39 AM PDT
GarionOrb says:
I think it was supposed to be $35.99 anyway on PSN...

In reply to an earlier post on May 31, 2012 8:57:31 AM PDT

In reply to an earlier post on May 31, 2012 8:57:42 AM PDT
MrFoxhound says:
Sony got smart and squeezed an extra $4 out of anxious, early adopters starving for a game.

Posted on May 31, 2012 8:58:15 AM PDT
Joel H. says:
Oh please.. it's $4. This is the same crowd paying $150 for Borderlands 2.

In reply to an earlier post on May 31, 2012 8:59:05 AM PDT
MrFoxhound says:
It has to do with the integrity of the company and their ability to do business honestly. It's the same thing that Nintendo fought with last year by bottoming out the price of the 3DS.

Posted on May 31, 2012 9:00:29 AM PDT
GarionOrb says:
People complain about $4 now...jeez.

This is consumer electronics...prices can drop almost immediately, and the golden rule is that early adopters will ALWAYS pay more.

Posted on May 31, 2012 12:13:47 PM PDT
got mayo?™ says:
$4 seems like nothing to some of you , but to teh Sony it meas ALOT.

Posted on May 31, 2012 12:33:24 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 31, 2012 12:34:14 PM PDT
JWK says:
It seems to gamers, the lowest amount of money causes the most amount of rage.

$150 for CE Skyrim?! We wants it! My... PRECIOUS!!! I already gots my wallet ready and my pants unzipped.
$60 for Mass Effect 3? Wow. Kind of expensive, but it's a new game. I understand.
$20 for a year old game? C'mon amazon!! What are you watiing for?! Make it $10!!!
$5 for XBL Gold?!?!?! Worst deal in history!
$4 difference for Resistance?!?!? IMMA KILL YOU RIGHT NOWS!!111!!!oneone!!1!

Posted on May 31, 2012 12:46:20 PM PDT
Mojie55 says:
Why is this a problem? Day 1 buyers get screwed over in every game purchase ever made. If you waited a month you would get this game fro $30 new on Amazon and the likes.

Everyone that purchased for $40 had no problem paying it at the time.

Don't purchase day one.

In reply to an earlier post on May 31, 2012 12:50:57 PM PDT
Mojie55 says:
IMMA KILL YOU RIGHT NOWS!!111!!!oneone!!1!

Haha, that made me laugh. Totally crazy

Posted on May 31, 2012 1:07:48 PM PDT
John McClane says:
It's not like Sony has any money lying around with which it could refund people with.

Posted on May 31, 2012 1:09:39 PM PDT
I agree with Garion, people who have been buying electronics for awhile know the score. You buy early, you pay more. Besides, pricing is part of business and a smart consumer knows that shopping for new goods is a bit of a gamble. After all you don't get to run back to the car dealer and demand a check when your gas-guzzling monster drops 15k in price the second you drive it off the lot, either.

In reply to an earlier post on May 31, 2012 1:13:54 PM PDT
Goosifer says:
Considering that most brick-and-mortar stores offer a 14-day price difference policy, this isn't cool.

And just because someone is a gamer doesn't mean they're dropping $150 for a new release. It's not by default the same crowd.

Posted on May 31, 2012 1:17:56 PM PDT
DVvM says:
Yet another reason not to buy games at launch.

In reply to an earlier post on May 31, 2012 1:24:04 PM PDT
Amazon gave me $10 back for my Kid Icarus:U pre-order thanks to BB dropping to $30.

Posted on May 31, 2012 1:40:39 PM PDT
Well if it is any consolation UK players have to pay about $62 for the same game.

Posted on May 31, 2012 1:42:29 PM PDT
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game is the only digital game that I ever bought when it was on sale couple weeks ago. Love it! Reminds me of River City Ransom. In any case, I wouldn't spend more than $10 on any digital games.

Posted on May 31, 2012 1:48:05 PM PDT
As much as $4 isn't a big deal, it is normal practice for retailers to price match when they drop a price days after release of an item, if Sony wants to be taken seriously as a game seller, they should consider adopting normal practice of the industry.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 1, 2012 1:04:36 PM PDT
Sad Clown says:
Hey God of Gambler, cool story bro.

Posted on Jun 1, 2012 1:08:05 PM PDT
my question is why $4? why not $5? I've noticed that with sony...
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