If you already have the disc in your hands why would you waste time to download it?
Originally Posted by kbf
Why not just take the disc you already have and make a backup of it?
Sounds kind of fishy to me.
The argument of......
"I haven't unwrapped the game yet" holds no water with me.
Shrink wrap can be "faked. I would not purchase a game from an individual unless I could see the physical disc.
ESPECIALLY if the price was close to 1/2 the retail price.
If the individual would not allow me to look at the actual disc, no sale would be made. Simple as that.
While I personally disagree with what your original question was, you put up a pretty solid argument about it.
Makes me question some of what I believe in as far as the piracy debate is concerned.
Technically speaking, yes it would be considered piracy.
But.........on the other hand, I can see what you are talking about.
I would much rather go to my grave not needing my gun, than go there wishing I had it.