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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."

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Fireseed1081d ago

Short answer, yes. Long answer, hahahahahahaha are you kidding?!?! Of course they are.

DorothyJShah1081d ago SpamShow
ABeastNamedTariq1081d ago (Edited 1081d ago )

YES

"Would you like to preorder anything?"
"No."

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

"Madden?"
"No, I'm fine."

"Would you like a PowerUp Rewards membership?"
"No."

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

".......COD?"

*head explodes*

Hicken1081d 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.

HexxedAvenger1081d ago

yea they are. but that doesn't stop me from going lol

ABeastNamedTariq1081d ago

Same case for me...they're around the corner from where I live. :(

AND it smells like feet and toe cheese.. :'(

JackVagina1081d ago (Edited 1081d 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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