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Comment Re:"video game category was weak" (Score 1) 83

maybe its difference in the states vs where you are? we dont have a VAT so i cant speak on that. i can assure you that the cex is reasonably priced in my local store for those impulse buys, sure i can save a few ordering online, but when they sell a used game for 20 that new is 65 and used at gamestop is 55, its reasonable for an impulse buy. plus they still have vintage carts.

Comment Re:Just the start (Score 1) 83

I found my CEX paid more out than gamestop (and charged less for the used games)

also i am more of a collector than a gamer. I play but im not the target demographic for the gamestop type. I buy a game, generally i keep the game and i want it new not used (or at least if i buy used i want the original case not just a sleeve)

Comment Re:Just the start (Score 2) 83

just 2 days ago i went out to find a used PS3 (brother in law gave me a few dozen games but his system broke) went to the 2 game stops in my area (only about 1 mile apart, one in the mall other in a strip mall) they wanted 180 bucks for a 160 gig slim model. went to this place called CEX in my mall which seems pretty much like what funcoland used to be, and got the 250 gig slim model for 90 bucks.

gamestop will never survive on its model, they give you pennies on a trade in and keep the resale way to high on used games.

another time i remember trading a used AAA game in and got maybe 10 bucks for it, only to see them selling it used for 56.99, new 64.99. The place is horrible for gamers

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