Why does Gamestop need to open boxes when they already have display copies?

#1all_that_juicePosted 9/14/2011 7:54:56 PM
I went in to GS, asked for Star Fox, and was told the only copy left had been opened and game was "Only touched by employees, but still brand new." The box had been opened for "display purposes." Then I looked over to their 3DS section and noticed like 5 to 10 Star Fox display boxes, specifically designed to be display boxes. Then I saw the actual game box down below those ones.

My question is for anyone who works at Gamestop: Why do you need to open a box for a new game and use it as a display copy when you already have maybe a dozen "display boxes" for the game, probably sent from the manufacturer, already specially designed to be display boxes? Aren't those display boxes good enough a display for the game already? Why do you feel the need to tarnish a sealed copy on top of it? It just boggles my mind.
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#2jttucker13Posted 9/14/2011 7:56:35 PM

Lol, my question would be "Why are the used/opened title so expensive?"

#3AncientRomeBCPosted 9/14/2011 7:57:31 PM
it was really opened so the employees could play it , people constantly complain about gamestop yet never stop going there so whats the point ?
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#4banzaiheilPosted 9/14/2011 8:03:20 PM
They open them so that they can play them. Your "new" copy is used.
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#5HeyListenPosted 9/14/2011 8:05:24 PM
The store does have a policy to gut every title for display purposes, however. The 5-10 boxes you see are only for marketing purposes. They lack the "seal of quality," as well as final ESRB ratings, health risks, and finalized game information about players and memory.
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#6Mariofan15Posted 9/14/2011 8:06:25 PM
all_that_juice posted...
I went in to GS, asked for Star Fox, and was told the only copy left had been opened and game was "Only touched by employees, but still brand new." The box had been opened for "display purposes." Then I looked over to their 3DS section and noticed like 5 to 10 Star Fox display boxes, specifically designed to be display boxes. Then I saw the actual game box down below those ones.

My question is for anyone who works at Gamestop: Why do you need to open a box for a new game and use it as a display copy when you already have maybe a dozen "display boxes" for the game, probably sent from the manufacturer, already specially designed to be display boxes? Aren't those display boxes good enough a display for the game already? Why do you feel the need to tarnish a sealed copy on top of it? It just boggles my mind.


Why? Gamestop has idiot's working for them. What do you expect. Every new game they get is "used" because they let employee's play them which is just stupid and I'm pretty sure they arent supposed to do that.
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#7WiiareVenomPosted 9/14/2011 8:15:19 PM
They claim it is for security.

To cheap to get those door alarm things<.<
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#8NeojianXPosted 9/14/2011 8:16:10 PM
3DS games have to be field tested by the employees. All new games actually, it's part of the employee contract.
GS Management
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#9monsterlunchboxPosted 9/14/2011 8:18:46 PM
Instead of whining on the internet, why don't you man up and call up the District Manager to complain?
#10Super SlashPosted 9/14/2011 8:24:33 PM

From: NeojianX | Posted: 9/14/2011 10:16:10 PM | #008
3DS games have to be field tested by the employees. All new games actually, it's part of the employee contract.
GS Management


Are you seriously signing your posts to show you work for GS?