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Starting next week, the world's largest retailer will allow shoppers to trade in used videogames for anything from groceries to gadgets across 3,100 of its stores. Customers will receive gift cards ranging from a few dollars to more than $35, based on the value of the games they turn in. Those cards can be redeemed in stores and online.

Wal-Mart seems to be making a very aggressive move into the used game market. It won't take much for them to stomp GameStop, with as cheap as GameStop is with their trade-in. I have seen them offer as little as $2 for a title they have shelved used at $25.
    
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I saw this on MSNBC on work. I think it could be cool as the two will probably have competing deals when newer fames launch. So instead of the 30% extra we may see 40% or 50% bonus as they fight for the sales.
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my local gamestop is literally 2 doors down from walmart. sucks to be them lol.
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my local gamestop is literally 2 doors down from walmart. sucks to be them lol.

Same sitch here. This is going to be interesting for sure!
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Link won't let me read article frown.gif.
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GameStop is screwed...
    
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Same sitch here. This is going to be interesting for sure!

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my local gamestop is literally 2 doors down from walmart. sucks to be them lol.

same lol
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For groceries? LOL I can already see some hungry people coming in with used games for a trade in.

Im sure this will help a lot of people in a pinch. thumb.gif
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This is pretty cool as there is no electronics / gaming store in my town. Hopefully they will offer fair pricing and see a good chunk of used games available for reasonable prices.

I remember I drove over to the next town and went to gamestop and they offered $1-2 for some games I had. Then Offroad Fury 3 on PS2 they offered $15 for but had a tiny scratch and they said they were going to charge a $8 resurfacing fee so I would only get $7. I'd rather give it away to a random person at Gamestop who could play it than do that. I haven't been there since (~10 years), and still refuse to do business with the franchise.

Also, is there a better source you could link to? Unless we get subscription, we cant even read the article.
Edited by Shaded War - 3/18/14 at 10:05pm
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same lol
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Originally Posted by rcoolb2002 View Post

Same sitch here. This is going to be interesting for sure!
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my local gamestop is literally 2 doors down from walmart. sucks to be them lol.

lol same here they like 2 mins apart along with radio shack to.
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