Am I the only one that very strongly hates that if I buy a new game from Gamestop and sell it back a month later, i'll get $10 back, but they'll gladly sell it to other people for $55. (woo, $5 cheaper). Gamestop provides absolutely no value to the gaming market with their used game money.
This is clearly a disconnect between the price you felt the game was worth and what GameStop feels it is worth. This is no different from a car dealer accepting a trade-in for below value and selling it for considerable more. If you want to hustle the game on craigslist, or wherever, you can get closer to that $55 dollars, but if you want to take the easy route and throw it to GameStop, you won't get as good a price.
Unless you have some case studies indicating longer life, you're just guessing.
I am referring to all of the lawyers that would argue either side of a case depending on which side offered them more money. These people are not driven by an inner sense of justice and making the world a better place, but simply following their own motivations of greed and rationalizing away any negative effects their greedy actions are causing society.
It's almost like it's a job for them to argue cases, not some quest to improve the world.
The fact that data they collect on an individual doesn't get used does not lessen their ability to use it at some time in the future.
You donate all your spare time to anyone that needs it with no benefit to yourself?
Just to play devil's advocate here. Getting paid is not the only benefit you get from doing things.