Kimulus of TLR writes "I mean come on, gamers pay 60 dollars plus tax for a brand new game and then when you trade it in the value goes down by more than 2/3’s. Doesn’t that seem ridiculous?"
Good Read. Nothing I didn't know, but a good read none the less. Kudos for doing something good.
Only real way to "stick it" gamestop is to stop shopping there all together.
ima shop there but im not trading in nothing no reason not to shop there thats irrational if u trade in games alot just rent them instead simple.
Great Article Thanks
Thanks for the tips. I never knew SwitchGames existed!
I stop shopping at gamesop for awhile now. I shop on glyde now. Just got RDR for 38 bucks brand new.
no duh ebay is better for this kind of thing, some people are addicted to it with the allure of winning their purchase which I don't get... way to point out the obvious of shitty rewards cards that won't save you much money, and when you use them it's all calc'd out as a marketing strategy I see people fall into all the time, instead of just getting two drinks they'll see if they buy four they get a free one, and go for the fourth drink even though they don't need it at the time, and fall into the scheme that just winds up costing them more money.
Sold MAG for $25 recently.
*sigh* I work at GameStop. I don't want to talk about it. :(
I like are GameStop, all the other stores we got suck, Hastings whats every game to be like it was brand new (Case most look new, book most look new, disc most look new) an be luckly to get $5 bucks from them. Sold a lot of CD's an only got 6.50 -_-, yeah GameStop may not be great better it is better then most places, heck a brought a 360 Elite for $200 bucks by using the $50 gift card to pay for it and sold the cables I didn't need.
You don't HAVE to shop at GameStop. It's called convenience. Selling your games on eBay is great, and nets you a lot more. It just takes about 4x as long to actually make said money.
I never trade-in games, it's not worth it.
But I have only sold games mostly to pain bills, that is only when I'm short on money at the time. Over 100 PS2 games, had to sale them all an got the money to pay some bills, but I did keep all my old NES, SNES, N64, 360, Genesis, 32x, Saturn, PSone, Game Gear games. Maybe because no store takes them right now.
Well, I got a brand new copy of Darksiders for $20 yesterday at Gamestop so they're not always bad. I do hate that they open new games though.
Needs to start using Goozex... Saves ssoooo much money. The coolest part is the amount of points i have to use to get a game I get those same points back by the time I'm ready to trade it. The trade/buy on each title is the same... plus if you're trading off your games for points then getting a new game is never more than $1 since you're maintaining points from your sells/trades.
I rarely shop at retail stores when shopping for video games unless there is a good deal. Until recently I have not bought a game from game stop in a while, I bought a game that was at least %50 off at gamestop.com, and it is deals like that which will only be the reason for me to shop at any gamestop business venue in the future. Gamestop in the past has taught me an important lesson, and while initially I was not to happy with the way gamestop does business(I do not blame the regular employees but the company itself) to their customers. While they did not make me happy at first, they did me a big favor by encouraging me to buy video games online. And I have done at least 90%-95% of my video game purchases on online sites like: amazon, half, and ebay for a couple of years now. I have not only saved money by finding games for better/cheaper prices online vs. retail, and gained convenience by having the games delivered right to my door step, and avoided the hassle of finding a rare/hard to find game by not hunting for a copy of said game from store to store, but I have also benefited seller's by leaving more money in their pocket than if they just traded their game(s) in gamestop. So in the end It not only benefits me, but it also benefits the seller and everyone wins in that case.
How about just.... you know, NOT shop there?
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