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Does GameStop really open new games and sell them as new?

#1schmittycent2Posted 2/5/2013 5:32:25 AM
I have heard this many times but never have I experienced it, I have bought many new games from them and not one was ever unsealed.
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#2Not_ShippyPosted 2/5/2013 5:34:55 AM
I used to work at Gamestop.

They may open a copy, and put it on the floor if it's the only one left, as the display copy. And keep the guts/contents in the cabinet.

Technically, it's still new, but eh... I had some kid get really upset when I sold him the gutted copy of some weeaboo game, that literally came with a waifu pillow case.
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#3GGearXPosted 2/5/2013 5:35:17 AM
Don't know about that. But I bought deus ex "new" even though it was open and I couldn't return it.
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#4MephistotePosted 2/5/2013 5:37:21 AM
GGearX posted...
Don't know about that. But I bought deus ex "new" even though it was open and I couldn't return it.


The only reason you wouldn't be able to return it as 'New', is if you took the circular piece of tape off the side, and didn't have your receipt, which states 'New copy'.
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#5DeathofseasonsxPosted 2/5/2013 5:43:18 AM
From: Not_Shippy | #002
I used to work at Gamestop.

They may open a copy, and put it on the floor if it's the only one left, as the display copy. And keep the guts/contents in the cabinet.

Technically, it's still new, but eh... I had some kid get really upset when I sold him the gutted copy of some weeaboo game, that literally came with a waifu pillow case.


lol, I wouldn't want to buy your Used copy of Catherine at full price either.
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#6GGearXPosted 2/5/2013 5:44:12 AM
Mephistote posted...
GGearX posted...
Don't know about that. But I bought deus ex "new" even though it was open and I couldn't return it.


The only reason you wouldn't be able to return it as 'New', is if you took the circular piece of tape off the side, and didn't have your receipt, which states 'New copy'.


It was completely open. No manual, no nothing. Just the disk, which looked used. And I had the receipt
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#7oasisbeyondPosted 2/5/2013 5:45:53 AM
Don't think it's "New" if someone opened it... Also the case is all crappy cuz all of the people touching it... = Not new

If I buy a product on ebay and it's open... no matter what... It's not called new, it will be called mint or good condition.
#8JenniferTatePosted 2/5/2013 5:48:01 AM
Mephistote posted...
GGearX posted...
Don't know about that. But I bought deus ex "new" even though it was open and I couldn't return it.


The only reason you wouldn't be able to return it as 'New', is if you took the circular piece of tape off the side, and didn't have your receipt, which states 'New copy'.


That's why I have a roll of those stickers.
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#9Banana_ManaPosted 2/5/2013 5:48:11 AM
Not_Shippy posted...
I used to work at Gamestop.

They may open a copy, and put it on the floor if it's the only one left, as the display copy. And keep the guts/contents in the cabinet.

Technically, it's still new, but eh... I had some kid get really upset when I sold him the gutted copy of some weeaboo game, that literally came with a waifu pillow case.


Weeaboo is rude.

Be nice!
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#10headwounds13Posted 2/5/2013 5:49:22 AM(edited)
Sure, they gut a copy for display, and still sell that game as new. Honestly, this stuff isn't that outrageous unless you've got some extreme social anxiety.

"Hey, do you still have a sealed copy?"
"This is as good as new sir."
"Oh, no thanks, I'll get it elsewhere."
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