Originally Posted by immortalprso
because it is easier to have some sort of id proving you are over 18. college i.d. as well as others are easily faked. where as if you have id proving your over 25 then its probably genuine.
In the store where I work (no, we don't sell video games, but we do sell alcohol and cigarettes, both of which have a legal age restriction of 18+ here) we ask for ID from anyone who appears under 25. If they can produce it and it is legitimate, we sell to them. The 25 age band just makes it easier for us to identify those who are over age as people from anything from 15 to 25 can look 18. Hell, I'm almost 21 and I still get asked for ID everywhere I go.