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POLL: Do you think Gamestop's opened/unsealed games are USED or BRAND NEW?

#61MT_TRAEHPosted 1/4/2013 9:28:09 AM
if its open, its new
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#62dragonleader33Posted 1/4/2013 9:29:14 AM
Some people are just never pleased. You don't have to buy from them.
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#63PunikinPosted 1/4/2013 9:30:22 AM
Good luck trying to resell the game as BRAND NEW without a seal. I'm surprised that there hasn't been a class-action lawsuit yet.
#64Godly_GoofPosted 1/4/2013 9:32:40 AM
Punikin posted...
Good luck trying to resell the game as BRAND NEW without a seal. I'm surprised that there hasn't been a class-action lawsuit yet.


I took it back to GS/EB with the receipt within 30 days and explained that it was their shelf model. They said "ya that's fine" and took it without a second thought.
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#65BiZzArR0Posted 1/4/2013 9:33:15 AM
I don't understand why this is a polarizing issue. Sorry, but the customer is always right because in the end, the customers control the business -- since Gamestop doesn't attempt to force you to purchase a product when they drag it from the counter, you can end the transaction. Hell, around here, when you're going to get an open copy, the clerk leaves the counter to get the box from the front, that's the ideal time to say "No, I want a sealed one." And if they refuse, they lose your sale. If this happens enough, they will adapt.
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#66GreatHammurabiPosted 1/4/2013 9:41:25 AM
From: BiZzArR0 | #065
I don't understand why this is a polarizing issue. Sorry, but the customer is always right because in the end, the customers control the business -- since Gamestop doesn't attempt to force you to purchase a product when they drag it from the counter, you can end the transaction. Hell, around here, when you're going to get an open copy, the clerk leaves the counter to get the box from the front, that's the ideal time to say "No, I want a sealed one." And if they refuse, they lose your sale. If this happens enough, they will adapt.


I couldn't imagine them refusing to sell you a sealed copy if they have them in stock. It's one thing if the display model is the only one left but otherwise that would be ridiculous.

All in all though, they should give a 10% discount for the 'new' opened display games. I haven't been to a single hardware of department store where they WON'T give you at least a 10% discount for purchasing the floor model of something. It's the same concept there, open but otherwise brand new.
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#67jubjub360Posted 1/4/2013 9:45:24 AM
GreatHammurabi posted...
From: BiZzArR0 | #065
I don't understand why this is a polarizing issue. Sorry, but the customer is always right because in the end, the customers control the business -- since Gamestop doesn't attempt to force you to purchase a product when they drag it from the counter, you can end the transaction. Hell, around here, when you're going to get an open copy, the clerk leaves the counter to get the box from the front, that's the ideal time to say "No, I want a sealed one." And if they refuse, they lose your sale. If this happens enough, they will adapt.


I couldn't imagine them refusing to sell you a sealed copy if they have them in stock. It's one thing if the display model is the only one left but otherwise that would be ridiculous.

All in all though, they should give a 10% discount for the 'new' opened display games. I haven't been to a single hardware of department store where they WON'T give you at least a 10% discount for purchasing the floor model of something. It's the same concept there, open but otherwise brand new.


The difference between the floor models and the display case games is that the floor models were actually used.
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#68theshovellerPosted 1/4/2013 9:45:55 AM
BiZzArR0 posted...
I don't understand why this is a polarizing issue. Sorry, but the customer is always right because in the end, the customers control the business -- since Gamestop doesn't attempt to force you to purchase a product when they drag it from the counter, you can end the transaction. Hell, around here, when you're going to get an open copy, the clerk leaves the counter to get the box from the front, that's the ideal time to say "No, I want a sealed one." And if they refuse, they lose your sale. If this happens enough, they will adapt.


I've never seen a better usage of how "the customer is always right" before, unless it's being uttered from my lips or the lips of someone else who's worked retail before.

People always seem to think that phrase means "the customer has it their way, no matter what." No, it means the customer has the power to determine if something gets bought by them in the end. Say your piece, let them know why you're not doing it, but don't stand there and complain for fifteen minutes about how "they're corrupt, and evil, and horrible, and probably soulless monsters, or something" because you don't like it. Simply say, "No thanks, I'm always hesitant with the display copies. If you knocked the price off a buck or two, then maybe, but otherwise, I'll probably just try to find one still sealed." If they give you grief, screw them. It's not their money being used to buy the game.
#69TerotrousPosted 1/4/2013 9:50:59 AM(edited)
It's "Complete Mint" from a collecting standpoint, which is technically not new, but apart from retro games the price is usually about the same.

If this bothers you (and there's really no reason for it to since you're going to be taking the plastic off the moment you get home to test the game works anyway), you can shop somewhere else. I barely ever shop at GS anymore, not because I care about this, but because Amazon is just so much more convenient.
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#70TatsuSuouPosted 1/4/2013 9:51:05 AM
Remove the wrap and it's used, simple as that.
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