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Is Gamestop really a ripoff?

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Chat' started by PlazmaLink, Jul 26, 2013.

  1. PlazmaLink

    PlazmaLink Evil's Bane

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    I've heard a bunch of people say it is, and I get it. You buy Mario Galaxy for $20-$30. You nearly break you wrist spin jumping over everything, beat it, then you want the sequel. You head to Gamestop and trade in Mario Galaxy and find your game is only worth $7. Wait, only $7? But I paid so much more D:< The thing people don't understand is you aren't returning what you bought. You're returning a disc with a game. What you bought was the game experience. Nintendo sold you hours of entertainment and italian space plumber fun. The game disc itself is worth $7 to Gamestop, they then sell that, and experience to yet another gamer for a discounted price. If you were able to resell the game for around full value, you basically bought the experience for free. As for Amazon, they have better selling deals than Gamestop. That doesn't mean you're getting screwed over. It just means you're dealing with a business who needs profit margins.
    In short, Gamestop is a business, You're either helping the company who bought thousands of games from the designers of your favorite Game, or giving/getting $40-$50 to somone who only bought 1 copy.
     
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    yes for games what choice us irish only when only 2 shops left that sell games in ireland smyths and gamesstop
     
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    Ahh, a fellow Irishian. Never been to Smyths, but I assume it would be different than Gamestop's workings. Otherwise it'd be pounded out of business.
     
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    well smyths is cheaper the gamestop for games when you use the smyths member card for discounts, its €5 to join membership and you get €5 voucher for smyths when you join and preorder games are free to preorder while in gamestop minimum to preorder is €5,
     
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    Gamestop sells used games as new; there's a reason they keep all the games outside of the shelved game cases.

    Gamestop has ruthlessly bought out most competition so it can hold a monopoly on gaming retail; in America, it has wholly succeeded.

    Gamestop damn-well needs their extra profits from overpriced used game sales and underpriced buying of used games, because it's literally the only reason they're in business. Used electronics are what their profits are almost-entirely made of.

    It's not just used games. Used systems are bought cheap and sold back for oft-absurd prices.

    Gamestop as a whole is known for sour and even illegal business practices; and terrible costumer service, in-store or otherwise.

    Learn of the tyranny that is Gamestop.

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/johngau...ket-would-be-illegal-if-government-regulated/

    http://kotaku.com/5205385/gamestop-sells-played-games-as-new-sources-say-practice-could-be-illegal

    http://www.resellerratings.com/store/GameStop
     
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    WiiAssasin The ride never ends

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    Damn those used game retailer stores! Luckily, our savior the Xbox1 will show 'em.
     
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    Would evil bring Xenoblade over to the States?
     
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    That's an appearances can be deceiving scenario. Doesn't work when actions are good.
     
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    Oh please. If money was all they wanted, they'd reprint the damn thing already.
     
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    > Implying Gamestop wants anythin' besides money
     
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    well seling used games as new games should be legal
     
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    I'm pretty sure it is, if not it is certainly breaking some kind of code.
     
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    everytime i buy a game from gamestop i never pick the off the shelf i always ask for see if they the have and but i always make sure its in original packaging before i paid for it, because i hate they removes games from there original package, i loved sweet of new games, i cant stand 2nd hand games and i only buy a games nintendo network symbol to make sure i get nintendo stars card
     
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    A lot of game shops do that
     
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