The Amazon Marketplace can be a good place to purchase games if you buy from a reliable seller. However, many large sellers (such as NorAm, TheBookGrove, and I'm sure others) are known for their less than ethical business practices. They have been proven to re-seal or sell used games as new many times in the past. However, at least one of the sellers that repackage used goods are being honest about it...
Many of the so-called "new" games being sold by SD Tritons are described as the following:
"Brand New & Factory Re-Sealed"
Wow... And here I thought the purpose of mentioning the "factory" part was due to someone wanting it to be sealed from, you know, the actual original factory the game comes from.
Currently this inane seller is the only one that has a so-called "new" copy of Marvel vs Capcom 2 for the PS2 up for sale. Here is a screen capture of the description:
This is almost as dumb as seller "Flame Haze2", who was attempting to sell a re-sealed used copy of Tales of the Abyss
from Warehouse Deals (complete with the Used-Like New sticker under the shrinkwrap) off as new.
Although re-sealers make it tougher to find actual factory-sealed copies of games on the net, at least we have "honest" sellers that point out the fact that they're repackaging used software.
Actually, we could do without them. But I found it worthwhile to point out their stupidity.