The checkout girl said “hold onto your receipt”, so I did.

1 : Anonymous2021/04/10 22:28 ID: moejl8
The checkout girl said "hold onto your receipt", so I did.
2 : Anonymous2021/04/10 22:48 ID: gu39syq

That would be $58 in today's money if anyone is wondering...

ID: gu3hypd

It's kind of mind-blowing that the retail cost of games has been stable for the past thirty years despite the vast increase in technology and dev costs.

ID: gu3ikrx

The amount of people who purchase/play games also increase immensely, so that is how they managed to keep the price somewhat stable. That and tacking a season pass and lootboxes to anything that moves.

ID: gu3ue2a

Except not really?

Retail games cost $60-$100 depending on the editions you buy. There’s also tons of useless shit they sell you in every game through MTX, plus paid DLC’s, expansions, new characters, etc.

Also, buying power for your average consumer has gone way down. Wages have been stagnant for how long? Before you could buy a game, then unlock everything by actually playing the game. Now if you wanted to do the same for most games you have to shell out hundreds if not thousands of extra dollars.

A good example of this was with Battlefront 2. One of the EA execs said it was reasonable to spend $5,000 on the game to unlock all the playable characters. In what world does your average consumer have $5,000 to drop on a single game, just to unlock characters that should have been playable to begin with?

The gaming industry has literally never been more profitable. It’s just a shame that the bulk of the money goes to the greedy people at the top.

3 : Anonymous2021/04/10 23:07 ID: gu3bqd2

I guess the receipts was of better quality back then. When I file my travel invoices for a couple of months back, a lot of them are barely readable.

ID: gu3cw3b

Most modern receipts are going to be thermal imprint. Eliminates the need for ink and fewer moving parts in the printer but thermal receipts will fade over time, especially when exposed to heat/light.

ID: gu3cjif

That was the first thing I thought of. How the heck does that receipt still look that good? Also never owned that game, but remember renting it from a local video game store. It was so odd, but fun. The pizza eating contest battles were awesome.

ID: gu3ngzj

Printers back then were mostly dot matrix, so the print head would stamp actual ink onto normal paper. These days they use thermal printers that use special paper that is heat sensitive (turn black when heated above a certain temperature). They are faster, cheaper, and make less noise, but the print will fade over time.

ID: gu3l0i5

The receipt was probably in the box. I keep all of my game receipts in their boxes and they all look fine. Granted, I've only been doing this since the beginning of the PS3 era, but still. They look as new as the day they were printed.

ID: gu3pfhi

it's an ink printer, not thermal paper. Basically a more advanced typewriter, with a ribbon and everything. Most receipts these days are printed on thermal paper, except maybe in some commercial kitchens that use printed tickets for the cooks (thermal paper tickets can get wrecked by the heat on the expo station, they go black and can't be read.) or possibly some smaller stores that don't have an advanced POS system.

4 : Anonymous2021/04/10 22:58 ID: gu3asnb

I'm surprised they haven't brought it back, made it suck, and ruin the nostalgia

ID: gu3ijdt

Yo Noid! Enter the Void

ID: gu3mmph

I wouldn’t hate a politically incorrect Noid character versus Actual scumbag papa John fighting game

ID: gu3lgdb

Look up the noid hostage situation in Atlanta. A guy kidnapped some domino’s workers because he thought the noid commercials were targeting him - because his last name was noid

ID: gu3miqb

The Noid is due for a gritty reboot.

5 : Anonymous2021/04/10 23:02 ID: gu3b9x9

I grew up about 20 minutes from that mall. Been to that Kay bee many many times

ID: gu3d2np

Me too, I miss that mall often.

ID: gu3d8b2

It's sad seeing comments like these.. it's in mall heaven now boys

ID: gu3d5t0

They turned the Toys R' Us across the street into an Ollie's, which I went to today.

ID: gu3dm32

I haven't been there in YEARS, like maybe over 10 years, possibly longer. But I did pass by 2 years ago and saw Ollie's was there and couldn't think of what was there before. My faint memories have me living a few stores especially for their toys and video games. So that must've been it. Thank you!

6 : Anonymous2021/04/10 22:55 ID: gu3ahtz

Pizza-eating contest is the best boss fight

7 : Anonymous2021/04/10 22:58 ID: gu3atch

30 years later you discover she wrote her number on the back and it was a hint for you to call her

ID: gu3l6ay

Probably she knew the game sucked and was trying to low-key do OP a favor by saving the receipt.

8 : Anonymous2021/04/10 23:39 ID: gu3f5yu

That receipt outlasted the physical mall.

ID: gu3fq7t

By like 20 years.

9 : Anonymous2021/04/11 00:02 ID: gu3hnu9

KB toys was so freaking awesome lol I really wish them and toys r us would open back up so my son could enjoy it like we all did

10 : Anonymous2021/04/10 22:31 ID: gu37xap

Is that some sort of pizza demon?

ID: gu395v6

Kenneth Lamar Noid is no demon.

ID: gu3em7l

That's one Noid I would definitely avoid.

ID: gu38pfm

Sounds about right

They're was a string of commercials with this character... Leading to this video game that only one person visit for 30 bucks

11 : Anonymous2021/04/10 23:00 ID: gu3azjh

I bet you need the receipt to get that free pizza coupon. I wonder what kind of pizza was the Noid's favorite?

12 : Anonymous2021/04/10 23:00 ID: gu3b1x2

What a time to be alive that was.

13 : Anonymous2021/04/10 23:09 ID: gu3c0vo

I remember renting this from blockbuster back in the day and not being able to understand the pizza battle thing.

Harder than any Souls game.

14 : Anonymous2021/04/10 23:49 ID: gu3ga9p

What's the sales tax % now?

ID: gu3hk5r


ID: gu3pvcn

Not bad, was thinking it would be higher

15 : Anonymous2021/04/10 23:54 ID: gu3gs4q

I was 29 days old at the time of this purchase. Wild.

ID: gu3hg26

I was almost 10, I saved up all my money to buy this game, and you know what, it sucked, you see back then there were no trailers or demos for games, you got 4 pictures on the back of the box, if you were lucky, or your friend already had the game, so trying anything brand new was a shot in the dark. And $30 to a 9-year-old was a lot to buy a game like this (like all my Christmas money), so you were stuck with playing it for a while, like it or not.

Edit: /end rant

16 : Anonymous2021/04/11 00:06 ID: gu3i11y

I don't know if this game was great or terrible, but I played the shit out of it when I was a kid and loved it.

ID: gu3i6oo

I played the shit out of it too, only because I bought it and had to, haha.

17 : Anonymous2021/04/10 23:40 ID: gu3f9hn

You’ll need that if you want to return it for store credit.

And a time machine. The receipt, and a time machine.

18 : Anonymous2021/04/11 00:15 ID: gu3j2hw

That receipt is older than me

19 : Anonymous2021/04/11 00:20 ID: gu3jlml

Their holiday clearance sales were amazing. I learned later on, most toy stores needed those holiday sales to stay open.

That receipt is in incredible shape.

20 : Anonymous2021/04/11 00:34 ID: gu3l5oj

avoid the noid

21 : Anonymous2021/04/11 00:39 ID: gu3lq2i

I loved that game. Screw my stupid friend for borrowing it and not telling me he was moving and never returning it.

22 : Anonymous2021/04/11 00:41 ID: gu3lzqj

I was a 9 month old baby

23 : Anonymous2021/04/11 00:49 ID: gu3mrwv

One of the few nes games I had as a kid. I played the crap out of it.

24 : Anonymous2021/04/11 00:53 ID: gu3n83o

Only someone from the area would notice WHERE you bought the game. Golden Ring mall no longer exists. They tore it down and built a Wal-mart and Sam's Club in the footprint of the mall, various small stores and restaurants around it and a Home Depot across the parking lot. The parking structure was gone pretty early.

25 : Anonymous2021/04/11 01:02 ID: gu3o6xa

That's the equivalent of about 60 bucks, inflation adjusted.

27 : Anonymous2021/04/11 01:34 ID: gu3rjcs

5% tax!

28 : Anonymous2021/04/11 01:52 ID: gu3thpg

I miss going to the mall, then ALWAYS at the end of one of the mall's wings, you can see the blue store, trying to drag my mom towards it.

29 : Anonymous2021/04/11 02:32 ID: gu3xp08

Considering the whole point is to avoid him you have failed horrifically.

30 : Anonymous2021/04/11 00:16 ID: gu3j7ar

As opposed to the “checkout boy”?

31 : Anonymous2021/04/11 00:18 ID: gu3jdye

I don't get the question, she was actually female.


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