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Shadow1980 said:
Farsala said:
Gamestop insisted on price gouging customers for used games

I've never understood the outrage over this. Every place that deals in used media does this. Getting a pittance for your used goods has always been the norm for everything, not just video games. It's the cost of dealing with a middle man. They have to resell that used merchandise for a profit, and in Gamestop's case the fact that new video games are a relatively low-margin product means that it makes sense that GameStop isn't paying you $45 for the $60 game you just bought. You want a good return on your used wares? Then take the effort to sell it to the new end-user yourself.


I am just saying why Gamestop lost business. Of course when they told me the price they were going to give me, I took my business elsewhere. Of course when I saw the price of their used games, I took my business elsewhere. Many people thought the same, and felt Gamestop wasn't worth their time. The other middle man/ men simply offer much better prices.