Early Modern Warfare 3 Goes For $1725 on eBay

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Early Modern Warfare 3 Goes For $1725 on eBay

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One of the copies of Modern Warfare 3 that was accidentally let go by Kmart has sold on eBay for over $1700.

You may have heard that Kmart stores in the U.S. were, for a brief while yesterday, selling copies of Modern Warfare 3, which isn't actually scheduled to come out until November 8. The company apparently put a stop to it fairly quickly and Xbox Live enforcement guy Stephen Toulouse warned that "playing early my impact your account" [presumably in a bad way] and while that seems pretty obviously and grossly unfair to people who purchased the game early but legitimately, what's really appalling is the amount of money that non-Kmart shoppers appear willing to pay for these things.

Numerous copies of the game began appearing on eBay yesterday and while most of them were taken down, at least a few are still kicking, including this one, taken home by some crazy bugger for a whopping $1725. It's a little dubious, but there are a lot of people out there with more money than brains and even if it turns out to be a fake, there are 87 other ridiculously inflated bids to choose from.

I can't imagine dropping that kind of coin for the opportunity to play a videogame a few days early, although it's far from the stupidest thing I've ever seen on the internet. But spending 1700 bucks for the opportunity to have your Xbox Live account permabanned? Yeah, that's just dumb.

Source: Joystiq

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So you buy a game like this for $1725 dollars, you get it home and put it in your 360 and then are permabanned for it.
Why would you buy it now? I'm so confused.

Guy 1: "Hey guys, look what I got a week early! The new Call Of Duty! Paid a fortune for it too!"

Guy 2: "Wow dude that's awesome, have you played it yet?"

Guy 1: "Well no, I'll get banned if I play it before the 8th...."

EDIT: Oh by the way, the eBay link you listed has been taken down.

EDIT2: That linked picture of the eBay listing states 3/4 business days delivery... So odds are it will arrive on the 8th...

If I were to have bought that, I would have had to wait longer for it to ship than it would to just wait for it in stores.

I wonder if the person who bought it thought about that. If they didn't, I will sit here laughing. If they did, they still spent over $1,700 on a game that I won't buy for $10.

I respect the man that sold this game, and pity the fool that bought it.

This calls for a
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I have lost faith in humanity... yet again.

Normally I'd have some sort of semi clever response to this, but I got nothing.

Thats... just... wrong...

SUNOFABITCH! I need money, if I had known that people were willing to shell this kind of cash for a copy of MW3 I would have found those copies and sold a whole shitload on eBay.

Yes, I am for the exploitation of the willfully stupid, why do you ask?

There really needs to be a news section on this site titled, "People are Stupid". That would probably cover 50% of the news you guys report on.

To clarify, the XBL account wouldn't be banned at all, just the console on which the game is played.

I wholeheartedly agree with the rest of the OP however. Absolutely nuts.

FFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUU-

That's about all the response I have for this. Are we this stupid? I don't even have the energy to post the "I no longer want to live on this planet" video in response.

Edit: What are the odds this was some teenager or kid who got ahold of some parental credit card info?

I was about to write something like "What? Who the fuck would spend that much money on a video game?"

But then I asked myself, if I had the money, and if Skyrim had not been leaked, how much would I pay for an xbox copy a few days prior to release?

1700 bucks sounds about right!

The hell it's not even like your waiting a few months for the game 4 freaking days and have a copy for 60 bucks.

People are doing things I don't agree with! Surely this is unacceptable!

I must rage and froth!

Someone actually wasted that much money on a game? Damn, that's incredibly unwise.

what an idiot.... that's all i have to say, what an idiot....

A fool and his money, and his X-box account, are soon parted

Wow. Someone actually paid over 28x the cost of a game that comes out in 4 days anyways? Holy shit, why can't I get that lucky?

Also, the quote has a spelling mistake.

"playing early my impact your account"

"playing early may impact your account"

Maybe it was just a bunch of BS bidding knowing EA would have eBay invalidate it anyways, or hope it would?

Still, if he gets the $1700, like they say "A fool and his money are soon parted" and "There's a sucker born every minute."

If someone drops that much cash for a game, then they're probably already quite wealthy.

I'm not the type of person who reads in-depth into the XBL Terms of Service and whatnot (I mean, who is really? Blah blah blah LET ME PLAY!) but wouldn't playing the game while disconnected from XBL prevent banning? As long as you don't sign into your account until a few days AFTER the release date, they can just assume you got all that progress in a day or so. It's MW3, people are gonna be on a binge for the first 36-48 hours or so.

What is this I don't even..... Seriously 1700+ bucks for a game that's out in four days? I didn't even know there were people who'd do this. I just.....

can people really be that god damn stupid?

Why are people so upset about this, it's darwinism at work! I'll laugh sooo hard if the shipping doesn't arrive by the 8th.

I think it's pretty funny, Kudos to the seller!

Jegsimmons:
are COD fans really that god damn stupid?

Some are yes. But I, and a lot of other fans would like you to stop generalising.

The game comes out in 3 business days.

Estimated delivery time: 3-4 business days

Anyone else see an issue here?

rknight718:
I'm not the type of person who reads in-depth into the XBL Terms of Service and whatnot (I mean, who is really? Blah blah blah LET ME PLAY!) but wouldn't playing the game while disconnected from XBL prevent banning? As long as you don't sign into your account until a few days AFTER the release date, they can just assume you got all that progress in a day or so. It's MW3, people are gonna be on a binge for the first 36-48 hours or so.

Most people buy CoD for the multi player, simply playing offline isn't the best option for them.

Jegsimmons:
are COD fans really that god damn stupid?

A COD fan. Put your goddamn pitchfork away. Jeez.

I envy that guy. I wish I were loaded enough to buy crap a whole four days before it even comes out!

GeorgW:
Why are people so upset about this, it's darwinism at work! I'll laugh sooo hard if the shipping doesn't arrive by the 8th.

except unlike Darwinism, these people will unfortunately spread their genes.

Sucks to be him...i'll get it 40...

And i won't be banned for it =3

Jegsimmons:
are COD fans really that god damn stupid?

Oooh, you again, typically on a COD thread -.-

1 PERSON bought it...not the whole community. Stop generalizing.

Not all COD fans are this stupid, Some are yes, but not all.

Jegsimmons:

CardinalPiggles:

Jegsimmons:
are COD fans really that god damn stupid?

Some are yes. But I, and a lot of other fans would like you to stop generalising.

well no one is making an effort to prove otherwise.

I am, clearly. A little less ignorance would be appreciated too.

...I truly don't know how to respond to this. I thought I knew stupid, but damn that's stupid.

CardinalPiggles:

Jegsimmons:

CardinalPiggles:

Some are yes. But I, and a lot of other fans would like you to stop generalising.

well no one is making an effort to prove otherwise.

I am, clearly. A little less ignorance would be appreciated too.

ignorance? hey i was a COD player up till black ops, im well aware of the mind set of the community it holds.

Hah, that's pretty funny. I don't think if they were caught playing it they should be punish, after all, it' not their fault. Blame Kmart.

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