A second hand KGM store. I am ready.

A long thought of process that likely won’t work that well is coming off a bit as an eye sore. Sure, people have asked, so I might as well give some consideration about it.

There is a small goal towards this though: It’s to collect all the available second hand games that can be sold to others. So trade ins will work very well. Provided if they have no qualms on the trade ins. And yes, Nintendo comes first. Hehe.

The situation in the US for trade ins is the same everywhere around the world when it comes to trading in: You usually get store credit to purchase other things. It should be noted that trade ins amount to very very low levels of prices. In the US, anything higher than USD 10 is rare for titles that have been released. A day old game would probably already get you a 40% reduction at most though.

If I were to implement trade ins, this is the same. There is no difference. It’s still about making money here.

Now that I have gotten the history part explained to everyone, here’s how it will work from my end:

  1. To those who trade their games, they will get Store Credit.
  2. Store credit’s value will depend on the age of the title, the condition of the game, and the popularity of the title.
  3. Kyo will appraise the game first before deciding on an appropriate value to assign to the games being traded.
  4. Trading can be done by posting the game or by sending it to Kyo directly during a delivery.
  5. Kyo reserves all right to assign the value as desired to the games being traded in and Kyo reserves all right to accept the trade in if deem plausible to both parties.
  6. Kyo will also reject the traded in title at any time he feels necessary even after he has taken the title in. This is only if there is an extreme necessity to do so.

I am pleased to announce that this initiative will begin on 4th December 2015. So if you’re interested to trade in your games, send me an email at kyos.game.mart@gmail.com 🙂

Nintendo E Shop Updates (22 Nov 2015)

Aside from Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon taking the lead in this week’s fun week, don’t forget that the WiiU has some interesting games too.

WiiU

Typoman (USD 13.99): There’s something very very quirky about this puzzler. The words that are on the screen can be very tricky. Sure, the Word Crush may actually crush you, but wait for the C to go away and it will tell you to Rush on immediately. Worth a look really.

Super Street Fighter II: Turbo Revival (USD 7.99): Because you can never get enough Street Fighter II in your blood stream.

Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash (USD 49.99) : And it would have been sold for RM 210 if Maxsoft sent it over. <_<

3DS Sale

Mighty Switch Force 1 / 2 (USD 2.99 each until 2nd December, but sale starts on 25th)

Majesco has a sale on Cooking Mama, Gardening Mama and Hello Kitty titles. Now where are them prices…

 

Is Natsume gonna make a Harvest Moon sale? Why not??? 😛

The Zakat Sale

Some of you may be clueless as to why I called this sale “The Zakat Sale”. In fact, some think it’s just a gimmick. But before I get to that part, let me explain something about Zakat itself.

Zakat is an Islamic Tax that must be paid by Muslims. There’s a lot of types and varieties to Zakat itself, but for the purposes of not to confuse others, I’ll just call Zakat as the Islamic tax that I have to pay as I operate my business. The Zakat is to be paid annually, but it’s a pretty flexible tax as well from how I see it. Based on what I asked in the past, if I were to have come to a full year’s cycle of operating my business, then I am ready to pay.

The Zakat Sale’s purpose is easy as well: I am intending to clear out stocks available at my house and use the money to pay for the Zakat itself. Is there money to be made? Not really. There may be a ringgit or 2, but most of the prices that you see in the sale are below cost. So, I’ll be writing a big loss come end of this month. But it’s cool though. As long as there’s money to pay for the Zakat then I’m happy for taht.

Most people tell me to avoid taxes at all times. Sure, we already hate the government that much because things have not gotten any cheaper since the GST came in. (Rumor has it that they are also asking various parties on why the Ringgit is plummetting against other currencies. Please, they know the answer to that.) But personally, Zakat is another story to me. The Islamic calling of asking one to pay for Zakat is that it cleanses the earnings of what you have made from all manner of sin. And when you spend towards religion, you’re considered ok in God’s eyes.

For myself, I would like to pay Zakat so that I may help others in the world achieve things through the money that I have given. Zakat is redistributed to the poor by helping them start up their own business or through general welfare. It is possible to just pay directly to the parties as a means of charity (this however is unconventional), but I feel that paying my Zakat towards an official party that is managing the funds would work for me as well. All that matters for me is the faith of knowing how people’s business can thrive as we help each other grow.

It did take a while of planning and while there have been events that happened earlier this week that did not allow me to properly execute plans, I am happy and glad that the Zakat sale is now out and will end on 26th November 2015.

If you’re interested to see what’s in store, head over to the links below:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Kyos.Game.Mart/ under “The Zakat Sale” photo album.
Website: http://kyosgamemart.com under Sales section.

Nintendo E Shop Updates (8 November 2015)

Considering Rodea The Sky Soldier isn’t available in hard copy for both versions, best to get the download one? Well, provided I can restock the Nintendo E Shop Cash Codes fast enough. T_T

WiiU (and 3DS also)

Rodea The Sky Soldier (WiiU: USD 49.99, 3DS USD 39.99): It may not work well with the Japanese audience, but if you’re ready on 10th November, give this title a chance. You might be very surprised.

Yo-Kai Watch (3DS only, USD 39.99): Or just get the hard copy version from Kyo considering it’s a pretty popular ghostbusting title featuring Japanese ghosts. I still wonder how the American audience will feel like catching Japanese ghosts.

3DS Sale:

Just SMT Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker getting a USD 29.99 price tag instead of USD 39.99. Starts tomorrow til 23rd November 2015.