another gamestop related thread?
sigh… well since I work part time there I'll give you all some advice
THE RULES OF TRADING GAMES AT GAMESTOP:
RULE 1: NEVER trade games to gamestop UNLESS you are planning on buying something from the store. Too often I get idiots who come in wanting CASH for their games. As a business we do whatever we can to ensure well... continued business. So that means that all our promotions (ex: sell two games get extra 10%. Hell even the edge card) only work for in store credit trades.
RULE 2: If you don't think you'll get much money for a game, DON'T FUCKING SELL IT. No one is forcing you to sell games to us. Keep it! Give it to a friend who might want it! If you don't think it'll net you much money, then don't complain when we don't give much money for it. Our used game values are based on more factors than just deciding to "rip you off". Real business factors like: how old the game is. or it's popularity or how many trade ins of said game we get. For example, we still buy Call of Duty: Modern Warfare for a decent price and sell it for almost as much as the new version. Why? cause it's still REALLY popular.No, you're not going to get much money for most Wii games cause guess what? most Wii games suck.
Don't blame the business for not offering much money for a shitty game, blame the developer for making the shitty game.
RULE 3: WE are not a Rental store. Just cause you bought a game a couple days ago doesn't mean we're going to give you full price back. We realize that people nowadays have the attention span of fleas and crave new games to play. So you beat your new 60$ game in a week and want a new one. Well don't cry when we don't give you more than half for it. Why? cause we'd go out of business, that's why. It's a no brainer that G-Stop makes most of it's revenue on selling used games. In fact, the company barely makes any money on selling new games. For example, we'll buy a bunch of new games paying, let's say, 52$ for each and selling them at 60$. that's not much profit at all. But what happens if the game is like Damnation and bombs? then we lose money. To sell any copies, we have to lower our price (still after paying nearly full price for the game). Supply and demand folks.
sorry if that sounded like a rant. As an employee for the evil empire, I find that most people who are dissatisfied with gamestop take out their rage on the employees rather than the company... which pisses me off, since most of them are just gamers looking to pay the bills.
As for your problem ZeArmyofHalen, i'd suggest either ebay or craigslist. Perhaps if you really need cash, then sell some of your more valuable games.
oh and if you're trying to buy some xbox stuff, then trade your games at g-stop. If you've got an edge-card and the right trade promotions are going on, you'll make out pretty well if you're trying to pay for more expensive shit.