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I used to triple dip or quad dip but now, I hate it because food prices keep increasing and the $1 store is lieing it's now $1.25 and my salad bowls are now $4 I hate California.I was about to quad dip on Sonic Origins but decided not too I aint spending $180 on all 4 platforms I only bought it once on Nintendo Switch shakes first on economy in USA. I stopped buying on most games because USA sucks now. since I aint saving $300 per month anymore just a measely $100 per month I decided to travel I'm not saving $100 per month that is not ok! USA fix this I already started using a free phone and not paid phone because of this economy. I have a strong mind and I know the prices for food will not stop increasing so I ditch 90% of my game spendings and put most of my eggs on travel on fun time before USA empties our pockets. And Gamepass Ultimate for Xbox One. everyday I used to pay for my lunch + dinner about $4 per day now it's 8$ per day 8 x 31 = 248 + tax.

Last edited by SegaHeart - on 14 July 2022

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There's times in life where gaming just has to take a back seat. I used to double dip, till I became a dad lol. Now with a toddler, I'm even more selective than ever when I choose a game I wanna play. And if the economy continues taking a turn for the worst, I just might have to start setting aside any luxuries in life in general as I have more important priorities.



Sounds like inflation is encouraging you to make better financial choices. I always heard that those folks who went through the Depression really learned to be frugal and better manage their money.



gtotheunit91 said:

There's times in life where gaming just has to take a back seat. I used to double dip, till I became a dad lol. Now with a toddler, I'm even more selective than ever when I choose a game I wanna play. And if the economy continues taking a turn for the worst, I just might have to start setting aside any luxuries in life in general as I have more important priorities.

You have a family congratulations, I wish I had a wife and kid but yeah, 90% of my gaming spending is taking a back seat. as for my luxuries I have none because I get paid peanuts I feel the food prices will keep hurting me and the 1$ store is gonna be the 2$ store in few years from now. and my salads will be $6 per bowl and hustling is super hard right now because now I have compitition I hate the failing economy now. hate compitition in my hustling circle. If it keeps going like this I won't be able to sell anything on craiglists.

Last edited by SegaHeart - on 14 July 2022

Cute and honest Sega Saturn fan, also noone should buy Sega grrrr, Sega for life.

super_etecoon said:

Sounds like inflation is encouraging you to make better financial choices. I always heard that those folks who went through the Depression really learned to be frugal and better manage their money.

I guess your right? And my mom is charging me for gas few times also.



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Hope my mom doesn't charge me for water and electric bill $20 each. If that happens I'll sell some plushes I own and trying uploading whatever songs I created since I asked about apps that let me create music for free in one of my threads which I wanted in a game not my youtube channel without a game.



Cute and honest Sega Saturn fan, also noone should buy Sega grrrr, Sega for life.

Honestly, if money is tight, don't spend it on gaming. Video games are still a luxury hobby after all.

As for double dipping, I very rarely do it even when I have the funds to do so, unless its a very cheap price. I don't think its worth owning two copies of a game when there is so much to play. 



SegaHeart said:

...and my salad bowls are now $4 I hate California.I was about to quad dip on Sonic Origins but decided not too I aint spending $180 on all 4 platforms I only bought it once on Nintendo Switch shakes first on economy in USA. I stopped buying on most games because USA sucks now. since I aint saving $300 per month anymore just a measely $100 per month I decided to travel I'm not saving $100 per month that is not ok! USA fix this I already started using a free phone and not paid phone because of this economy. I have a strong mind and I know the prices for food will not stop increasing so I ditch 90% of my game spendings and put most of my eggs on travel on fun time before USA empties our pockets. And Gamepass Ultimate for Xbox One. everyday I used to pay for my lunch + dinner about $4 per day now it's 8$ per day 8 x 31 = 248 + tax.

Liveing on 8-10$ pr day, seems pretty normal for me (here in europe, DK). Same with paying about 4$ for a salad bowl.

Anyways... even before this, didnt really ever double dip on games.
Now with inflation and riseing food & energy/gas prices.. its not even a question.

I'm also the type that doesnt really do Day1, with games either, often buying them on sales if I can wait.





...to avoid getting banned for inactivity, I may have to resort to comments that are of a lower overall quality and or beneath my moral standards.

I'm at a stage in life where time is my limiting factor and that actually pushes me more towards double dipping. I'm looking forward to playing TloU again, I know I'll like it, I know how long it takes to play through it, no time wasted on getting frustrated with a new game :/

The high gas prices are a bigger deterrent to go places, but Covid-19 BA.4/BA.5/BA.2.75 are still keeping us at home anyway. (My wife is in the vulnerable group and is still not fully recovered from BA.2) So games and movies are still the preferred way to 'experience' the world...

Food prices suck here as well, monthly grocery bills just keep going up. Compared to that games just keep getting cheaper... A couple years ago I could get a pack of frozen hamburgers for $9, now the same is on sale for $15. Bagged salad has almost doubled in price, same as eggs. Our inflation rate is pegged at 7.2%, lower than the 9.1% the US is at, but food prices are going up faster than that. In May 2022: Canadians had to pay much more for basic food staples, such as fresh fruit (+10.0%), meat (+10.1%) and fresh vegetables (+8.2%)

Anyway not much point compensating by buying fewer games as I've already been buying far fewer games due to time constraints to actually play anything :/