Gamestop is dirty

posted by Jeff | Saturday, November 8, 2008, 11:50 AM | comments: 1

I wanted to get rid of Tomb Raider Anniversary because it was absolutely terrible. Legends was a lot of fun, even if it was short, so I don't know how they managed to get this one so wrong, especially since it was a "reimagining" of the first game from way back in 1996.

Anyway, I took it to Gamestop to get some credit for Lego Batman. First issue is that they wanted a phone number and all kinds of crap, and I argued with them. They suggest it was Ohio law with regard to pawning crap, which I think is bullshit because The Exchange never asked me for any of that. Anyway, I fed them a bad phone number and left it at that. I got $6.75 for it, which is at least something.

But later, after I got over the feelings of being rid of the game, I started to realize that it's not a very good deal for me. With tax, I only saved about $3.50 compared to buying it from Amazon with free shipping. Plus, they'll tack on $30 and sell it used at an enormous profit. That doesn't feel good either. I know that's how the place stays in business at all, since there's virtually no margin on new games, but it still doesn't feel right.

If I buy Rock Band 2, it'll be from Aamazon.


Comments

Onceler, November 11, 2008, 3:45 PM #

I usually gravitate to eBay when I have previously sold my games.


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