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#1 CheapyD

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Posted 16 September 2009 - 09:07 AM

Walmart.com is the latest online retailer to jump into the used games business. Used games debuted on their website today, appearing to be available online only.

The link below will show you the 29 used games currently available on Walmart.com. Although the selection is incredibly weak right now, I'm going to make a safe bet and say that the selection is going to grow larger pretty soon. Hopefully, the prices will become more competitive as well.

UPDATE: All used games have been pulled from the site.

UPDATE #2: Pre-owned landing page added with 221 games for sale.

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Posted 16 September 2009 - 09:12 AM

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Posted 16 September 2009 - 09:44 AM

Does Walmart take only games with case & manual? Or is it just all out? Hopefully they only accept games that are complete and get some good prices soon. :)

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Posted 16 September 2009 - 10:28 AM

those are just awful prices, even for new in some cases.

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Posted 16 September 2009 - 10:37 AM

Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe (Xbox 360) - Pre-Owned $49.96!?!?!

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Posted 16 September 2009 - 10:50 AM

Pretty much what others are charging without the benifits. I look for them to get competitive real fast.

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Posted 16 September 2009 - 10:59 AM

I don't know why all stores dabbling in used games always sell them for ridiculous prices. Probably because humans are idiots and will pay those prices, but any game on that list is probably easier to get elsewhere.

I feel bad for people without the internet. :(

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Posted 16 September 2009 - 11:41 AM

What a random selection. It's as if some guy working on the Web site put some of his unwanted games up for sale. Hopefully it grows and prices get better. More competition is always good.
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Posted 16 September 2009 - 11:43 AM

Somehow I get the feeling that more stores like Wal-Mart getting into the used business, is going to start another outcry from publishers? They are going to eventually want their cut.
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Posted 16 September 2009 - 01:17 PM

Hmmm, I wonder if our employee discount cards will work on this stuff.
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Posted 16 September 2009 - 01:26 PM

Somehow I get the feeling that more stores like Wal-Mart getting into the used business, is going to start another outcry from publishers? They are going to eventually want their cut.

I'm tuning my tiny violin in anticipation.

#12 utopianmachine

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Posted 16 September 2009 - 01:37 PM

I feel bad for people without the internet. :(


Actually, all of these games are being sold online only.

More competition is always good.


It seems more like Wal-mart is attempting to do what they always do, which is drive the smaller stores out of business.

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Posted 16 September 2009 - 01:40 PM

Cheapy, is that the first attempt at a small new designed Wal-Mart logo for the Forum Index?? It looks like something straight out of Crackdown..why not make all the 'sticks' perfect rectangles...or is that some kind of infringement??
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#14 CheapyD

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Posted 16 September 2009 - 01:53 PM

Cheapy, is that the first attempt at a small new designed Wal-Mart logo for the Forum Index?? It looks like something straight out of Crackdown..why not make all the 'sticks' perfect rectangles...or is that some kind of infringement??

It's the imagine from their favicon (browser icon). I'll work on after I get some sleep. If anyone else wants a shot at it, a 15x15 icon with transparent background would be ideal ;)

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Posted 16 September 2009 - 02:14 PM

With Companies complaining about EB selling used games hurting their bottom lines, what will be the repercussions of TRU, WM, EB and I guess BB will eventually get in the act....I imagine at some point it will hurt some big budget particularly single player games....and the industry will take a hard stand and go with alternatives like digital download only?
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Posted 16 September 2009 - 02:17 PM

It's the imagine from their favicon (browser icon). I'll work on after I get some sleep. If anyone else wants a shot at it, a 15x15 icon with transparent background would be ideal ;)


Will this work?

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Posted 16 September 2009 - 02:32 PM

god, this is ridiculous. Now everyones running a pawn shop. Digital downloads are coming and there go any deals that were thought of coming.
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Posted 16 September 2009 - 02:36 PM

I have not shopped at walmart in a few years...not going to go back even for cheap games...

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Posted 16 September 2009 - 02:40 PM

god, this is ridiculous. Now everyones running a pawn shop. Digital downloads are coming and there go any deals that were thought of coming.



Yeah I think we should ban together and just to save physical media and the accompanying deals, we should Go to retailers outside of the Game Only stores like EB and maybe let TRU slide and make the other retailers frequently open the used games for inspection before purchase then point out something wrong with the disc and not buy, causing time and money to the retailer who will get out of the used game.
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Posted 16 September 2009 - 02:46 PM

Will this work?

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great job! :applause: link showed nothing in Opera, but put it in IE8 and it showed up. don't think that matters though...
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Posted 16 September 2009 - 02:54 PM

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Posted 16 September 2009 - 03:06 PM

These prices are freaking outrageous. Someone needs to accept the fact that they're only going to make 200% profit on used games, not 300% heh.
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Posted 16 September 2009 - 03:20 PM

Very disappointing. Not many will buy at those prices. Walmart should give up now.

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Posted 16 September 2009 - 04:33 PM

Who's next to jump on the used game market? Target?

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Posted 16 September 2009 - 04:54 PM

Pretty bad prices, terrible games. I wonder if they will accept trade ins at some point soon to fuel this used game selling or if they are just buying used games from somewhere. Nevertheless, has some potential but Wal-Mart's prices are overpriced for games. They never go down!

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Posted 16 September 2009 - 05:31 PM

You would think a corporation as successful as Walmart would realize that when you try to cut into the market of a dominant force like GS, you need to actually be better than them, at least initially. Those prices are pretty much the same as GS. Unless they have some kind of homerun of a promotion, this is just awful business by them.

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Posted 16 September 2009 - 05:39 PM

Who's next to jump on the used game market? Target?


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Posted 16 September 2009 - 05:39 PM

If these used prices are any indication of future pricing I won't be shopping Walmart for used games lol.
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#29 XClaude

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Posted 16 September 2009 - 05:57 PM

Lol. Someone needs to send a link to this thread to a comment box at walmart. :]

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Posted 16 September 2009 - 06:13 PM

:bs:they need to lower their prices to become competitive, unghh
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