Submitted by AbsoluteZelda 786d ago | opinion piece

Is GameStop Really All That Shady?

Gamnesia: "Many of us have seen or experienced several things to complain about in regards to GameStop. For some, it's the fact that GameStop promotes used games over new, even if the difference is just a few dollars. Not that this shouldn't be expected - they make more money on the used copy than the new. For every new copy sold, Gamestop makes roughly $2. For used, they make an average of $15 or more. In the case of Xenoblade Chronicles, they are making at least $42 profit per game sold. For others, it's the fact that unless you buy the game the first week it comes out, GameStop opens the case and takes the game out. While this does indeed devalue the game for people, at least there is a good explanation. As a teenager who has stolen games before, needless to say it's rather easy to slit open a case and steal the disc without notice. Thus, GameStop's best method to combat that is to keep the discs behind the counter." (Culture, GameStop, Industry, Xenoblade Chronicles)

Fireseed  +   786d ago
Short answer, yes. Long answer, hahahahahahaha are you kidding?!?! Of course they are.
DorothyJShah   786d ago | Spam
ABeastNamedTariq  +   786d ago

"Would you like to preorder anything?"

"Are you sure? You know a new Call of Duty is coming out."
"I don't care about Call of Duty, I'm good."

"No, I'm fine."

"Would you like a PowerUp Rewards membership?"

"It'll get you all this cool stuff! You sure?"
"I'm sure, have a nice day."


*head explodes*
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Hicken  +   786d ago
None of that is shady, though. It's them being pushy, like a salesman anywhere.

Are there some individuals who ARE shady? Of course, as is true for any company.

Do they get over on people when it comes to trade-in credit? Without a doubt, and I miss the days when they offered more for your games.

But are they, on a corporate level, promoting questionable business tactics that are enacted in stores? Probably not.
AbortMission  +   786d ago
GameStop is trash.
HexxedAvenger  +   786d ago
yea they are. but that doesn't stop me from going lol
ABeastNamedTariq  +   786d ago
Same case for me...they're around the corner from where I live. :(

AND it smells like feet and toe cheese.. :'(
JackVagina  +   786d ago
Gamestop ripping cellophane of a brand new game to make it used so they can charge MORE then the RRP?(recommended retail price)

Yes they are trash.
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Zero23  +   786d ago
Martywren  +   786d ago
Hell Yeah! I miss funcoland
FrankKWhittle   786d ago | Spam
cootdog123  +   786d ago
Game stop is as useless as tits on a nun and thats pretty damn useless lol.
PSnation4  +   786d ago
i use gamestop as a renting service.. buy used games.. return it within 7 days.. get my money back..rinse and repeat XD
jagstatboy  +   786d ago
Generally, I'm ok with Gamestop. But, their current promotion where you can trade up a current gen copy of a game for the next gen one for only $10, why is that only Xbox games? WTH?
Hicken  +   786d ago
It's not.

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