1.They make billions of dollars selling preowned games without giving any back to the publishers/developers. 2. Stock used games from people trading in games for maybe 15% of the actual value. 3. To me that's like stealing from a kid. Yes you have to be an adult to trade now, but just as adults buy games for kids, they also trade for kids too. 4. They sell used new released games for $56.99 as opposed to the new $60 game. Sure, they don't force you, but they do try to hide the fact that they have new copies whenever they could. As far as they are concerned, if they don't have any used copies, they don't have it in stock at all.
5. I don't have a problem with buying new games from them generally, but they tend to make me feel uncomfortable by basically telling me I'm an idiot for buying a new copy when I could save $3. and that is every time at maybe 85% of the stores I've been to.
6. Most recent case was when I drove 30 miles to pick up Atelier Totori CE for $30 using their in store pickup option online. Got there, and they tried to sell me a regular copy. Knowing better, I asked where's the rest of the stuff, premium box, soundtrack and all. The manager then came in from the back and said another employee had already taken all the stuff. To top it all off, they said I can definitely get the CE of the next game Atelier Meruru if I preorder it.
7. That said, I'll still buy the 3d display from them if they bundle everything together like they were doing before. Otherwise, I'll be pming at BB. Like I said, no problem buying new stuff from them, but they make even that difficult too.
8. Uhh... Sorry, always gets me fired up when someone sides with GS.
1. Why do they have to give back to the publishers for the sale of used games? So you expect amazon.com, best buy and gamestop to give back to publishers? How about car dealerships that sell used cars? Should they give back to Ford, GM and Chrysler?
2. 15% TIV? You sure of that? For every game? You know that the company needs to make a profit so you have to include shipping costs to the warehouse, the salary of the employees who refurbish the games and the managers, plus the costs of benefits for these employees. I can keep going on and on. And you know that amazon and best buy have similar TIV, right?
3. Stealing? Nobody puts a gun to your heat to force those trade ins. So it is not stealing when you trade in broken stuff? (like many do).
4. So if they are out of stock of used copies, there is no stock at all even if they have new copies? That's a bold statement there. Obviously the company will push the sale of used copies since that's where they make the most profit but I have never heard of an employee that will not sell you a new copy if they have one in stock.
5. So they literally call you an "idiot" for not buying an used copy? Man, you must be really sensitive or you must go to bad locations. I have been to stores in Texas and Oklahoma (dozens of them) and I have never been called an idiot. Yes, I have dealt with bad employees but nothing to the extreme as to what you describe.
6. If that were to happen, that's when you get the manager's name and call corporate to report this shit and ask for compensation. I wouldn't put up with shit like that. I have called Best Buy corporate for shit that I got from a manager when I bought a TV. Got me a nice $50 gift card.
7. Typical "GameStop hater" that will buy stuff at GameStop when they have deals, yet bitch and complain about the company like there is no tomorrow.
8. Yeah, you are so fired up that you are ready to go to the store to buy this bundle because it is a good deal. Makes sense to me.