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User Info: OzzieArcane

OzzieArcane
4 years ago#1
I'm curious. How much do you think Gamestop should pay people for their games? Because I see this complaint a lot about them paying $20-$30 for a game they're gonna sell for $55.
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User Info: killak

killak
4 years ago#2
They're unaware of how a business functions ie buy it at the cheapest possible price to make maximum profit.
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User Info: ArronAubin

ArronAubin
4 years ago#3
The way I see it, is that you don't have to sell your games their. I don't like GS. But I love my local one. The people who work there are pretty cool. But yeah, they aren't forcing you to sell your game. Got online and sell it. As far as I'm concerned, you know full well that you're getting ripped off when you sell at gamestop. You're the one at fault, not them. Deal with it.

User Info: gangster4lifeyo

gangster4lifeyo
4 years ago#4
$20-30 really isn't that bad for zero effort. People can sell their games on Craiglist/ebay/whatever for more or go sell them with no effort at Gamestop.

User Info: Alltra

Alltra
4 years ago#5
They have overhead, you can't honestly expect them to pay near full price for a used product, they'd never be able to sustain that kind of business model.

That being said though, who the hell is gonna buy a used game for $55, and risk getting a crappy copy, when they could fork out the extra $5 and get a pristeen copy with all the perks?

No, it's more like "We'll give you $9", and they end up selling the game for $20.

You don't want $9 for your game? Go sell it on Amazon.com, and maybe you'll get the $20 Gamestop would have sold it for.
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User Info: Brocken_Jr

Brocken_Jr
4 years ago#6
they sold sf4 for $18. gamestop offered me $2.50 for mine. play n trade offered $6. i was tryin so hard not to laugh when they said $2.50. this was when ssf4 was new tho
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User Info: OzzieArcane

OzzieArcane
4 years ago#7
Brocken_Jr posted...
they sold sf4 for $18. gamestop offered me $2.50 for mine. play n trade offered $6. i was tryin so hard not to laugh when they said $2.50. this was when ssf4 was new tho


Yeah, because they know no one is gonna buy regular Street Fighter IV when Super Street Fighter IV is out.
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User Info: killak

killak
4 years ago#8
From: Brocken_Jr | #006
they sold sf4 for $18. gamestop offered me $2.50 for mine. play n trade offered $6. i was tryin so hard not to laugh when they said $2.50. this was when ssf4 was new tho


'Acquire goods at the cheapest possible price, to maximise profit'

I'm sure you'll find that play n trade really needed that copy, and were well aware of GameStop's trade prices.
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User Info: CaptainLuka

CaptainLuka
4 years ago#9
killak posted...
From: Brocken_Jr | #006
they sold sf4 for $18. gamestop offered me $2.50 for mine. play n trade offered $6. i was tryin so hard not to laugh when they said $2.50. this was when ssf4 was new tho


'Acquire goods at the cheapest possible price, to maximise profit'

I'm sure you'll find that play n trade really needed that copy, and were well aware of GameStop's trade prices.


Play N Trade is a franchise. That particular store may have been doing what they could to beat out their local competition - that could mean taking a hit of a few dollars if it meant beating GS.
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User Info: killak

killak
4 years ago#10
From: CaptainLuka | #009
Play N Trade is a franchise. That particular store may have been doing what they could to beat out their local competition - that could mean taking a hit of a few dollars if it meant beating GS.


GS probably bought 20 copies to that one, at a cheaper price.

That's not going to help them beat GS
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