I want CEO,CFO, and the other insiders of GME to buy about 50,000 shares each. I mean they get paid very well over a couple million each come on WHY again or take a pay cut until GME is at all time highs. I'd be OK with that and then buy more myself let the shorts know GME is making MONEY and doing well. I wonder how many drones they sold and this VR should be a big hit replace new consoles. Then maybe new consoles come out again or something. I know it will happen if not new consoles something after VR is played out.
I also feel that basic human psychology shows us that people would rather just pick up a game at Gamestop rather than wait several days for Amazon to deliver one. On the other hand, even if not going out of your house is more convenient, the time it takes to download a digital game negates that entirely. What we hear right now about digital trade-ins are pure rumors. I feel that digital trade ins will either be extremely complicated or undoable altogether. See, the problem with digital trade-ins is that the games themselves aren't really being used. There's no worn disk or damaged box that gives the business a reason to charge far less for a digital game. And if they have to buy the games back at full price, how will they turn a profit?
Sentiment: Strong Buy
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I mean Sony could lock everything down to stop Third Party companies from buying up the preowned digital supply and using their own service to sell them at a better price than SONY..... SONY could introduce the ability for 24 hour reservations to try to make it easier for customers to buy a preowned game when one is available.
You still have lots of risk involved especially in trying to make the system economically competitive to physical...While reservations fix a supply shortage problem somewhat, you end up with potential abuse as customers reserve games they have no ultimate intent in buying.
Biggest problem with reservations for digital trade-ins will be that the original priced digital game will be seen as a ripoff. Everyone will overload the system with reservations to get in line for a preowned cheaper in price digital game. The long waits will result in customers giving up and buying physical.
I explained this last year in great detail but for those not aware here it is again:
So, you have say Sony allowing digital trade-ins. You the customer buy a digital game. You the trade it in for some money back. Based on that, the digital preowned copy has to be sold for less than the original price....Making the original price of the game undesireable....Thus, the entirety of the population of Sony Playstation customers will want to buy ONLY the cheaper preowned game, making the originally proced product a total rip-off.
Hey, in the physical world.... A customer may be motovated by a special offering or by the fact the preowned physical is missing the instruction manual or something else is a miss.. The customer has the option to buy a new product and is motivated in some way to do so. Not so digital.
Nevermind the chaos that ensues when customers want to use EBAY or some other service to sell their preowned digital game direct to a video gamer, not to SONY the middle man.
If gamers get etter deals selling digital copies of a game to a third party, the SONY economic struxture of pricing games further is disrupted.
Now for profits, businesses will intentionally swipe preowned digital copies and turn a profit on them.
When you have to conpete against the entire world to obtain a cheaper in price preowned game, versus GAMESTOP physical where your competition is a small population of gamers in your city / county. The reality is a lot of gamers will buy physical preowned over digital preowned due to lack of supply.
It seems silly that digital cam suffer a shortage but each traded in game has to have a special code of some kind to mark the copy as preowned and ensure the seller no longer has the game as well. Shortages will.occur and physical will clean up.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
But, even with #2 being the best possibility as the technology already exists, but the economics of it does not....Gamestop plans to achieve 50% of their profits in non game related business.
That still means a huge hit to business with games as half your company, but I don't think Gamestop will just stop growing their non gaming business at 50% and even under the most pessimistic of predictions, physical games business won't completely disappear.
Meanwhile, the non-games business side as Pacific Crest brought up is carrying higher profit margins than the games business.
I also do not see Mobile Handheld gaming systems like 3DS going completely digital as it seems that Gamers are much more willing to buy physical copies than digital full downloads to save space usage on what is a signifcantly less robust amount of storage space than Console Systems.
Meanwhile digital downloading showed ZERO overall growth in Q4 2015 versus Q4 2014. I believe they said 20% has been the amount so far.
Shorts believe digital downloading won't peak...But, what if it does bump up against a growth top and peaks? At that time, the fear in the stock conpletely goes a way and we have a massive short squeeze.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
the analysts have all turned pretty negative on it. Even the ones who are positive have dramatically lowered their target price. you don't know what you're talking about.
I keep hearing shorts say this company is going out of business, but yet not one of them seems to know or understand the business as it relates to games. They all think they're the only smart one in the room that sees this as the next Blockbuster, but the problem is that they clearly don't know games/gamers/or really any part of that business at large. It is a mistake to think this will go the way of Blockbuster simply because they are both susceptible to digital sales. The similarities end there. The only way this company will be significantly threatened will be by one of (or a combination of) the following:
1. Games are sold for the price of movies ($19.99 or less) which makes them more expendable and prone to impulse purchase. However, this won't happen any time soon since the bigger titles often cost as much to develop as big budget movies, but has to be recouped by a much smaller audience.
2. They figure out how to trade in digital copies of games and do so at a rate comparable to physical copies.
3. They offer very long term rentals via digital (rentals of 1-2mths+) , but even then I'm not sure too many would necessarily do it under the current system.
Baring those things, downloads will take small bite out of sales, but not much more than that.
"Analyst's" who are trying to protect their own money and their friends money. This company is going out of business. But they will pump this stock with words of nonsense. Buying this stock, is like voting for Hillary. Both are senseless.
Sentiment: Strong Sell
Low P/E, high dividend, the dividend increased showing shareholder-friendly management and financial strength. Long-term buy.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
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