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14. Re: Morning Consolidation Jan 30, 2012, 16:46 Verno
 
Really? I've never once been ripped off by Gamestop. Hell, I'm thankful they exist. No one, NO ONE, else is offering me a red cent for these used games doing nothing but cluttering up my shelves. Not one penny. But Gamestop does. I'm quite surprised sometimes by how much they do offer me for the games I bring in since, with so little competition, I'd probably accept far less.

Also, where else can I go and buy a console game (used but still "like" new) and then return it for full price if I play it for an hour and hate it? Hmmm?

The bitching and moaning about Gamestop is tedious. Gamestop is a fantastic example of a market at work. If there was more competition, then the prices they pay for used games would be higher, but don't blame Gamestop for that. There's no competition because the media companies are so close to their wet dream of us "leasing" instead of "owning" our games and no one wants to enter a market that may disappear at the drop of a hat.

I agree with some of what you said but just FYI there is competition now (Amazon, Best Buy, Wal-Mart, Toys R Us and etc are all into used games these days) but not on every street corner like Gamestop is so they don't provide much pressure to get Gamestop to be more competitive with its prices. Still as you said something is better than nothing, particularly for a shitty game.

Gamestop has some very scummy employment practices but that's neither here nor there.
 
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