Retailer GameStop has reported record third quarter results with sales up 59.3 percent to a staggering $1.6 billion and profits up 283 percent to $52 million, thanks to the performance of Halo, Madden, Bioshock, Wii Play and Guitar Hero.
im not surprised, i mean they rape the customer.
case in point :
u sell them a new game, they offer you 15 dollars. you leave the store with 15 washingtons.......then they put that game back on shelves for 55.
i wont even get started on consoles.
Agreed. I think there needs to be more major game retailers out there actively conducting business in used game sales in order to force a used game sales pricewar which would put Gamestop back in check. It's getting pretty ridiculous.
So how much of that are they going to give back to the people that helped them reach those numbers? Oh, that's right, we get squat.
Just because you pay $60 bucks for a crap game -- say transformers when it comes out -- doesn't mean they should buy it for $50. If they did, they'd have pretty much every copy in existence and no customers. If you don't like their policies, move on. I use them when they have their specials like the current +30% on 5 games traded in plus my extra 10%...
I also use the frequent buy 2 get 1 free sales at different retailers to keep the new cost from getting out of hand...
Case in point: I bought three 360 games at the last toys r us buy 2 get 1 free sale. 120 bucks for three games. One was Orange Box. I traded it in and got $42.50 total after having paid $40 for it just a month prior.
Gotta make the system work for you... cheapassgamer.com is a good place to start.
N4G is a community of gamers posting and discussing the latest game news. It’s part of NewsBoiler, a network of social news sites covering today’s pop culture.