Gamestop to start adding a refurb fee to all console trade ins?

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User Info: Pendragoon

Pendragoon
4 years ago#1
http://www.gonintendo.com/?mode=viewstory&id=199872

This email comes from a GameStop employee that would like to remain anonymous...

Apparently company-wide our trades are down, so the company is trying to make more money. ...From now on, any original Xbox 360, original PS3 or handheld system that is traded in is to be taken as defective (charging a refurb fee), i.e. we give the consumer less money. We won't be sending them out to defective. Instead, after the transaction is complete, we are told to immediately take it OUT of defective and sell it as is. Their excuse for the 360/PS3 is high failure rate. Their excuse for handhelds is completely different. Apparently, because we have to clean the system and reformat it, we must take it in as defective because we should be compensated for that.

Take this as a rumor for now, but a disturbing one if it turns out to be true. We've reached out to GameStop for comment and will update this story with their response.
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Pokerkid777
4 years ago#2
And people call Microsoft a greedy company. Geez, what's next? Charging people for walking in the ****ing store?
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User Info: The_Bones

The_Bones
4 years ago#3
That kind of sounds like it would be illegal. If they do that I'm sure a lot of people would just take their consoles elsewhere to sell.

User Info: Iokua

Iokua
4 years ago#4
I'm sorry, but the language in that email makes it fairly clear it's bull****.
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User Info: Transdude

Transdude
4 years ago#5
Pokerkid777 posted...
And people call Microsoft a greedy company. Geez, what's next? Charging people for walking in the ****ing store?


Already done:

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/03/25/stores-new-policy-will-charge-customers-5-fee-for-doing-something-practically-everyone-has-done-at-some-point/#
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User Info: drewh

drewh
4 years ago#6
Anyone who believes this needs to take Internet101
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User Info: Sharky8

Sharky8
4 years ago#7
What's next!? Are they going to start charging people for taking Club Nintendo codes!!!

User Info: Pendragoon

Pendragoon
4 years ago#8
Iokua posted...
I'm sorry, but the language in that email makes it fairly clear it's bull****.


It is from the employee, it isn't a copy and paste of what he supposedly read.
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User Info: pixel378

pixel378
4 years ago#9
Transdude posted...
Pokerkid777 posted...
And people call Microsoft a greedy company. Geez, what's next? Charging people for walking in the ****ing store?


Already done:

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/03/25/stores-new-policy-will-charge-customers-5-fee-for-doing-something-practically-everyone-has-done-at-some-point/#


I wonder how enforceable that is. No doubt theres no law from stopping people from just saying eff off and walking out.
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User Info: Iokua

Iokua
4 years ago#10
Pendragoon posted...
Iokua posted...
I'm sorry, but the language in that email makes it fairly clear it's bull****.


It is from the employee, it isn't a copy and paste of what he supposedly read.


Ah, right, now that I think about it that does make sense, but it's still clearly bull****.
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