Buttonmasher spot one deal they wont be taking advantage of. Read how EB Games are shafting gamers in New Zealand.
I work at eb games, and when i first saw this poster i laughed. if anyone tries to do this deal, I'm going to tell them not to and turn them away.
its in new Zealand.
Nice article, Hops. An interesting perspective, even if it is only relevant for those in New Zealand. The point about retailers such as EB Games trying to exploit the second hand games market and how developers are trying to combat this I found quite interesting. This is something that many here probably do not consider but it has serious ramifications for all gamers. DLC seems to be quite the increasing hot topic these days; even flagship titles like Killzone 2 has rumors of Co-op coming as DLC. It could well be true that DLC is, in addition to other reasons, a response from publishers trying to stem the market of second hand games. If this is the case, then I see dark days for those that operate with caps or limits on their broadband.
EB Games has always been a ripoff regardless of the "deal". "We'll give you 5 bucks for that and sell it for 45" or "you can buy it used for 55 dollars or if you want to spend the coin here's a new copy for 59 bucks" Seriously though, this is a huge rip.
they suck.....i have to find a way to get better value for my stuff.
Sell on Ebay. You will get more and the buyer will pay less.
I never shop at gamestop or eb games, I just don't want to hand over my money to them lol
I do because it seems like I am forced to. The SOCOM beta was through them and it is just easier. But I do not sell them my games.
maybe the guy who came up with the idea didnt no tht the 60gb r worth a shietload of money on ebay , or maybe he did and he's a serious low-life son of a biatch who likes to take advantage of the uninformed gamers , who knows
I mean, why the 60gb PS3? Why not the 20gb or 40gb models? Savages!
I am the proud owner of a 60G model with a 320G HD. I only spent $100 to upgrade. . .This article makes me lol.
Well fellow NZ Gamers your not alone. EB Games in Australia have the same deal and probally due to the currency differences between here and NZ EB have $249aus and $199aus. Geeze even without making an effort to shop around in local stores ive seen dual as low as $79.95 on sale and 250 gig hd for as little as $90 bucks at MSY. Seen dual shocks go for as little as $55 on ebay too.
I have never, ever, ever had a GameStop employee put a gun to my head and make me trade anything. If you are stupid enough to give them your $60.00 game for $5.00 then it's on you. Don't blame them. Try the same with anyone in the street and they will do the same. Bottom line, folks are lining up to trade their old games and gameStop is happy to make that deal. Stop doing it and GameStop will be forced to give you more money or risk going out of business. Take responsibility for your own actions and stop trying to blame others for your stupidity.
Agreed... The only thing that trading in games/systems is good for is when you're absolutely down on your luck and need cash right then and there... Otherwise, eBay (or Craig's List here in the states) is the way to go by a longshot... EB Games / GameStop need to be shown that their greedy business practices will not be tolerated. The sheer amount of money they make on used games is sickening. They rip off their customers on their low trade-in prices, only to gouge the customer buying the used game for only $5 less than a new copy. I don't blame publishers and developers one bit for trying to find ways to stop this.
it is sad, but EB Games was never this bad they only got that way since they were purchased by gamestop. at least the ones in new york before the merger gave at least 10 bucks more than gamestop for your games etc.... surprised they are the ones that got bought and not the other way around.... i guess they were too much of a competition for gamestop so they bought them. Kinda like what EA does....
Stick with name brand stores, walmart, target best buy etc, Im not saying they will always be prefect however the chances are much lower that you will get an already opened item etc.
thats ca good deal trade in a working back com 60 gig...4 games and get a non bac com 80.... uhhhh no no thanks but i will get that duel shock 3 ...what cheaper in target oh bye.... yea rip off saddly unless your informed people see new for old and go for it if 80s were back com it would be an ok deal ish not really
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