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Why does EB Games sell Wii games in unsealed cases?

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  1. SoupCamera

    SoupCamera WiiChat Member

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    Why does EB Games sell Wii games in unsealed cases?
    (actually... this also applies to games for other consoles)

    I got a $100 gift card for EB Games and I was planning to
    use it for some Wii games. I've never been to EB Games
    until today, so I was kind of surprised that all the game
    cases were open....

    Does their sister store, Gamestop, sell games the same
    way? (also never been to one) :)

    Thanks!
     
  2. Kamikaze

    Kamikaze Certified Public Asshole

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    You sure it was all the game cases and not only a selective few? It's probably one copy of each, and they just do that to put it in their Kiosks.
     
  3. SoupCamera

    SoupCamera WiiChat Member

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    well... I'm not sure... Like I said, I've never been to EB
    Games.

    I was only looking at two games, Red Steel and Zelda.
    They had several open cases of each game on the wall.
    When I told the guy that I want to buy those, he remove
    two cases from the wall and started looking for the discs
    in a disc storage box. He then put the discs in the cases
    and put a seal on it. It was $49.99 each... I asked him
    if he had them in unopned cases and he just said "no, we
    don't do that here..." ??? :yikes: I said "no, thank you"
    and left the store....

    Guess I'll save the $100 gift card that I have for Wii points
    and/or Wii accessories...

    I find it hard to buy games like that... Or am I the only
    who prefer "virgin" unopened cases? :) I drove down
    the street and bought those games at BestBuy instead.
    (with the BB coupon, it was only $44.99 per Wii game)
     
  4. Kamikaze

    Kamikaze Certified Public Asshole

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    They probably wanted to sell you one from the kiosk, or that could of always been the last copy. I don't work there, so I don't know, but if we have one copy left and it's the store copy, we let them know.
     
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    Makes it nice and easy to swiper 2-month subscriptions to X-Box Live. ;)
     
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    Mine were in the plastic wrap, but didnt have the seal stickies on the edges...
     
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    To stop people nicking them
     
  8. The_Mitch

    The_Mitch UNACCEPTABLE

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    i dont think any Wii games have the stickies. when i picked up my Wii at target, none of the games in the Wii section had security stickers nor did my copy of zelda that i got a GameCrazy (they dont open the games and take out the discs unless its the stores demo copy which if thats the last one, they sell for $5 cheaper with a free disc buff)
     
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    All the Cube games I get from EB are empty boxes stacked on the wall. When you take it to the counter they take our discs from disc sleeves in a drawer, and stick them in the case. I didn't realise there was any other way.

    Maybe that's just Australia.
     
  10. Taero

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    Well in Game(uk) you pick up an empty box off the shelf, take it to the counter and they get the CD and Manual out of the drawers behind them, they're all brand new etc it just, as has been mentioned, stops people stealing them and doing a runner. I've never seen a games shop that does this differently, HMV may be different but I don't buy games from there.
     
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    Gamestop only does it when the games were traded in and theowners didnt give back the case:crazy:
     
  12. jus.

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    Most of the stores near me (halifax, ns, canada) only do that with used games.
    For new, they keep an open box on the shelves, you can either bring it to the counter or just go to the counter and ask for it, then they open a locked display case behind them (making their shelves kinda pointless, as you could just look and see what they have, but anyway) and grab you a sealed copy.
    The other stores up here that sell games, a lot of them anyway, they are in one of those security cases like CD's and lots of DVD's have and you just grab 'em and bring 'em to the cash. Mind you, it's Canada and we're more laid back and overweight so it's less likely somebody would make a mad dash for it. Though I've considered it more times than I'd like to admit. Maybe a few more months of Wii Boxing and I'll be up to it.
     
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    They do that for pre-played games, but I've never seen that for new games (like any Wii game would be). All my games were still shrinkwrapped.
     
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    Wiiboy93 Proud Wii Owner

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    my gamestop sells them in sealed cases not sure about EB though
     
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    pizzaluvr world crown chimpokomastr

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    i normally just go up to them and ask if they have the game
     
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    Ok. So it varies from different store chains. Its like buying dvds, some stores sell them sealed, others put the dvd in later. Or music cds for instance. Do you people get out and shop off line much?
     
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    Yeah I don't shop online coz my folks don't like the whole internet transaction processes that come with it. And shopping around does get you out and about and its nice to get out for a change every now and then.
     
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    wolf231 Aka The_Toilet_of_Doom :P

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    I don't think you could get away with stealing...the eb that i goto is medium size and has cameras and from anywhere in the shop you can see the wii stand.
     
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    The only game I see that are sealed are one in places like WHSmith, but in game shops they are always empty cases for security reasons.
     
  20. dre

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    that's messed up.
    who wants an open game?
    they don't do it just because of shoplifters, they do it so if you need to return it you get store credit instead of a refund.

    i was going to buy a computer game at EB and they were selling it in the box sealed, but the copy in the shelf was empty.

    are they a franchise?

    love,
    dre
     

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