Besides that, everything else has a used market. Used movies, used books, used comics, used clothes, used furniture, used cars, used music, you name it. You don't see those industries trying to make the consumers out to be villains for buying used.
Amazon and some other companies are trying to come up with a way to resell e-books. Yes folks, they are trying to get a used market going for digital books.
Essentially, you would buy a new release e-book for 2.99 or whatever and after you are done reading it, you could then have the choice to keep it, or put it up for sale under your account at a reduced price.
This kind of sounds like the reader can make some of their money back, but dollars to donuts that Amazon is trying to figure out a way how THEY can make money off of it. It's a piss off that the only people who won't see a dime are the actual writers and publishers.
I'm like you guys, I'm on a budget. But whenever possible, I try to go to used games as a last resort. I'd rather wait for a price drop on a new game (greatest hits status or discounted on PSN) than buy the game used at places like Gamestop where they make double profit on games because they probably sold that same game as a new release and again as used.
Again, if this used game key thing helps put some money back in the pockets of the developers, I'm all for it. Buy a used game for 10 or 15 dollars, pay 5 bucks for the software key and you still got yourself a great deal on a game.