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

#71GreatHammurabiPosted 1/4/2013 9:51:52 AM
From: jubjub360 | #067
The difference between the floor models and the display case games is that the floor models were actually used.


Aside from chairs and stools that people sit in, floor models aren't used unless it's specifically meant to be an 'interactive' floor model or something like that. I'm referring to, for example, a toaster thats sitting on a shelf as a display model. It is never used in the store. Yes, people can touch it and all that but that's the same treatment the game cases get at Gamestop.
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#72jubjub360Posted 1/4/2013 9:52:05 AM
TatsuSuou posted...
Remove the wrap and it's used, simple as that.


Wrong.
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#73jubjub360Posted 1/4/2013 9:54:18 AM
GreatHammurabi posted...
From: jubjub360 | #067
The difference between the floor models and the display case games is that the floor models were actually used.


Aside from chairs and stools that people sit in, floor models aren't used unless it's specifically meant to be an 'interactive' floor model or something like that. I'm referring to, for example, a toaster thats sitting on a shelf as a display model. It is never used in the store. Yes, people can touch it and all that but that's the same treatment the game cases get at Gamestop.


Oh I thought you were talking about TVs workout equipment and things of that nature. Huh. Never thought about that stuff being classified as floor models.
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#74hockeybub89Posted 1/4/2013 9:58:18 AM
I have never even seen someone get sold an open game as new at GameStop, let alone have it happen to me. And I have frequented a number of stores in multiple states over the years.
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#75GreatHammurabiPosted 1/4/2013 10:03:36 AM
From: hockeybub89 | #074
I have never even seen someone get sold an open game as new at GameStop, let alone have it happen to me. And I have frequented a number of stores in multiple states over the years.


It's only happened to me twice, both times they were out of sealed copies. Politely refused both times. One guy totally understood and said he didn't blame me because he's the same way and there was that whiny guy I mentioned before.
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#76BiZzArR0Posted 1/4/2013 10:12:15 AM
I think I'm more offended that there are people who would argue whether or not the process of selling a game that has been separated from its box or manual makes it "used" rather than be more concerned as to why this happens in the first place.

This isn't 1990 anymore, though. If you can't find a game at one store, go down the street and buy it there, or order it online and get it a day or two later at worst. There is, at no point a "Gee, if I don't buy this now, I might be able to find it anymore!" moment in this modern day.
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#77jubjub360Posted 1/4/2013 10:14:26 AM
BiZzArR0 posted...
I think I'm more offended that there are people who would argue whether or not the process of selling a game that has been separated from its box or manual makes it "used" rather than be more concerned as to why this happens in the first place.

This isn't 1990 anymore, though. If you can't find a game at one store, go down the street and buy it there, or order it online and get it a day or two later at worst. There is, at no point a "Gee, if I don't buy this now, I might be able to find it anymore!" moment in this modern day.


Welcome to the generation of everything being fast and not wanting to wait for something.

Take a look at every market. If you have to wait longer than the average to get something, your time is being wasted.
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#78GreatHammurabiPosted 1/4/2013 10:19:27 AM
From: BiZzArR0 | #076
I think I'm more offended that there are people who would argue whether or not the process of selling a game that has been separated from its box or manual makes it "used" rather than be more concerned as to why this happens in the first place.

This isn't 1990 anymore, though. If you can't find a game at one store, go down the street and buy it there, or order it online and get it a day or two later at worst. There is, at no point a "Gee, if I don't buy this now, I might be able to find it anymore!" moment in this modern day.


Pretty much. If I'm looking for a game I'll check 2 stores tops. Maybe 3 if I'm really itching to play the game, and they all have to be close. I won't travel far for it. Otherwise I order it online.
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#79SandOnMyBootPosted 1/4/2013 10:22:03 AM
Everywhere else (online/other brick-and-mortar stores) if a game is opened then it's considered used. Gamestop has this hypocritical mentality that it's new as long as it hasn't been sold. They open it, sometimes even play it, scratch it up, and they'll still charge the full "brand new" price for it.
#80secondhand1Posted 1/4/2013 10:25:11 AM
Joehop007 posted...
este914 posted...
theshoveller posted...
Shin_Gallon posted...
It was used as a wall-display, it's used.


And it's why I think they should go back to "new" and "pre-owned." Pre-owned implies previous owner, and in no way can an opened copy, opened by the store, have a "previous owner."


But that's not right either. If it's opened from it's original factory sealed state by the store then it certainly is not "new" ... It may as well be "pre-owned" ...


And that's exactly what I have tried to address with the Uniform Deceptive Trade Act, but everyone just laughed it off like its a joke.


No, people are laughing you off as a joke because you clearly didn't understand what you posted. Shockingly, it isn't as cut and dry as you think it is.

Go ahead and continue to hate Gamestop and their, "shady" practices and think you know the law that should govern them. The rest of us will buy and enjoy video games.
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