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Posted 11/16/16 , edited 11/16/16

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People actually still go to a brick & mortar store to buy games?


better then purchasing online and waiting for days


Basically, any folks who used to blind-buy half a dozen DVD's or Blu-rays they'd never seen instead of renting them, remember when the "cool" reason was "I can sell them back to Amazon and get ten bucks for them! "?

If you tried to sell DVD's back to Amazon lately...now you know why it's so hard to sell physical game disks back to Gamestop.
Look up "Supply and demand", and the demand for physical disks in the Game-download age (not movies, but games) isn't good.


Still worth buying physical to some
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Posted 11/16/16 , edited 11/16/16

Ryulightorb wrote:


Ejanss wrote:

Basically, any folks who used to blind-buy half a dozen DVD's or Blu-rays they'd never seen instead of renting them, remember when the "cool" reason was "I can sell them back to Amazon and get ten bucks for them! "?

If you tried to sell DVD's back to Amazon lately...now you know why it's so hard to sell physical game disks back to Gamestop.
Look up "Supply and demand", and the demand for physical disks in the Game-download age (not movies, but games) isn't good.


Still worth buying physical to some :P


For keeping (like, ahem, the Hatsune Miku games ), yes, but unlike movies, you generally want to get RID of a game after you finish it, and in very few cases are you ever sentimental to want it back again.

Games were made for one-click Virtual Disposal in ways that the movie studios can never understand when they try to apply the whole "Death of disk stores" mentality.
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Posted 11/16/16 , edited 11/16/16

Ejanss wrote:

Games were made for one-click Virtual Disposal


That's the same thing Ray Kassar said back around 1982.

Didn't work out for him.
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octorockandroll wrote:


Ejanss wrote:

Games were made for one-click Virtual Disposal


That's the same thing Ray Kassar said back around 1982.

Didn't work out for him.


A LOT of things were said about games around 1982 (ahematariET) that aren't true today.
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Posted 11/16/16 , edited 11/16/16

Ejanss wrote:


octorockandroll wrote:


Ejanss wrote:

Games were made for one-click Virtual Disposal


That's the same thing Ray Kassar said back around 1982.

Didn't work out for him.


A LOT of things were said about games around 1982 (ahematariET) that aren't true today.


My point is that it was never really true to begin with.
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Posted 11/16/16 , edited 11/16/16

octorockandroll wrote:


Ejanss wrote:


octorockandroll wrote:


Ejanss wrote:

Games were made for one-click Virtual Disposal


That's the same thing Ray Kassar said back around 1982.

Didn't work out for him.


A LOT of things were said about games around 1982 (ahematariET) that aren't true today.


My point is that it was never really true to begin with.


Of course, if the Internet had EXISTED in 1982--or non-cartridge disks--the reasoning might have been different somewhat...
(Nobody was about to buy a phone-modem for games yet, unless they were Matthew Broderick.)


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Then Craigslist, whatever. Or you can just sit here and bitch about it on an anime forum with no ties to GameStop.


In our area, we have Freecycle, and most gamers are happy to pick them up at your door for free.

Which is...pretty close to what you'd get for them if you could FIND a Gamestop.
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Posted 11/16/16 , edited 11/16/16

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Buy low, sell high. That's how they make their money. Don't like it, sell your game on eBay.


sell on ebay and get scamed real smart


Then Craigslist, whatever. Or you can just sit here and bitch about it on an anime forum with no ties to GameStop.
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the selling price is based on the rarity and demand of the game. They are not going to give you a lot for a game they have hundreds of. They are also not going to give you a lot money for a game no one wants. Every game has a different worth which you can check on their website, but yes no used game is ever going to be worth the price for new. Same thing as a car.


the game came out a week after? gamestop wont give u more then about 25$ for anygame worth 60$ so your kinda wrong lmao



Here's the thing you're missing: used games are, as a rule, not worth their original price. Not to Gamestop, and not to anyone else. When I buy a game new, I expect it to be in pristine condition. Often, they come with a decent return policy. If I open it up and it is scratched, I will take it back and most likely be able to exchange it. With a used game, I have no such guarantee. Additionally, I just have no desire to buy a used game for the same price as a new one.

This process of depreciation is amplified when you sell used things to a retailer. They can't sell it for the original price, either, but they need to make a profit. Solution: buy it for less than other people would be willing to pay.
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Why should they want to pay someone more than half for a game that they already have copies of that they NEED to sell? Gamestop has to purchase the inventory that they have and above anything else they want to make their money back on what they paid for those games. The only reason they buy back games at the store is so those customers are then inclined to make a purchase at their store with the money they just got. Heck i never trade anything in unless i'm going to get another game anyways. If they gave you enough money off of a small trade to buy a brand new game, they don't make any profit, but you don't feel quite as bad for purchasing a new game for $10 after you trade in 3 other games that you were finished playing anyways.
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I ran a store similar to the model of Gamestop.

New (not used) games on the shelf...my honest guess is that they are getting that game for about...48 dollars a piece. Maybe 45 at the least.

Your used game? Let's just for the ease of it, assume it is a week old release that I can sell for 55 dollars. I give it a trade in value of 25 bucks because I know I can get rid of this very quickly. The longer it takes me to sell, the lower the trade price and lower the sale price. You see where this is going.
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superflydanfry wrote:

Why should they want to pay someone more than half for a game that they already have copies of that they NEED to sell? Gamestop has to purchase the inventory that they have and above anything else they want to make their money back on what they paid for those games. The only reason they buy back games at the store is so those customers are then inclined to make a purchase at their store with the money they just got. Heck i never trade anything in unless i'm going to get another game anyways. If they gave you enough money off of a small trade to buy a brand new game, they don't make any profit, but you don't feel quite as bad for purchasing a new game for $10 after you trade in 3 other games that you were finished playing anyways.


That's not the only reason they do trade ins. They make more money with a used game than a new game.
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Posted 11/16/16 , edited 11/16/16

foraslan wrote:


godvamp7 wrote:


Kira0309 wrote:

the selling price is based on the rarity and demand of the game. They are not going to give you a lot for a game they have hundreds of. They are also not going to give you a lot money for a game no one wants. Every game has a different worth which you can check on their website, but yes no used game is ever going to be worth the price for new. Same thing as a car.


the game came out a week after? gamestop wont give u more then about 25$ for anygame worth 60$ so your kinda wrong lmao



Here's the thing you're missing: used games are, as a rule, not worth their original price. Not to Gamestop, and not to anyone else. When I buy a game new, I expect it to be in pristine condition. Often, they come with a decent return policy. If I open it up and it is scratched, I will take it back and most likely be able to exchange it. With a used game, I have no such guarantee. Additionally, I just have no desire to buy a used game for the same price as a new one.

This process of depreciation is amplified when you sell used things to a retailer. They can't sell it for the original price, either, but they need to make a profit. Solution: buy it for less than other people would be willing to pay.


GameStop has a thirty day return policy.

Also, good smaller chains typically maintain buffering machines that pretty much will make your discs look brand new. At least the side that's important anyway.
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Posted 11/16/16 , edited 11/16/16
this is also a big reason why Day 1 editions and preorder content are such a big thing now. Publishers were tired of people just waiting around for the used copy (they make no money from you buying a used copy).
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Posted 11/16/16 , edited 11/16/16
Don't usually post on forums here (mainly because of questions like this that spring up) but supply and demand is the reason. I get that you have a game that's USED but their exchange system isn't a return policy. The second you unwrap the plastic the value drops. I got a copy of Dynasty Warriors Xtreme edition, didn't like it, and traded it back for $26 the next day. it costed me $50 but considering that I was basically asking to return a game for that I used as if I rented it so I was happy to atleast make half of my money back. Just goes to show be carful what you buy and make sure it's the game you want. Watch/read reviews or something.
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Only suckers sell/trade back games in to Gamestop, sell it online if you actually care to get most of your money back, if you want hassle free guaranteed sell for no effort then expect to be screwed.
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