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Why would you rely on public transportation, I mean you could get a bike at a garage sale, you could bike to the microcenter in less than an hour. 50 bucks will get you a bike you can take everywhere. Unless you're like me, leave my bike unchained in back yard, now gone...

I can't bike on some of the highways I would need to go on. they are only a couple miles in a straight line but it would take me probably 3 hours to get through manhattan and I don't think you can bike over the verrazano bridge.
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Originally Posted by Hysteria~ View Post

Walmart Electronics Associate here. From what I understand, we will be shipping the games out and will not actually be reselling them in store at all. So basically you'll only be able to trade games in for an eGift card that can be used at any Walmart/ Sams Club location. There won't be any used games for sale in store as of right now.

I have read a few articles and they all said they would be sold in stores.....
    
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I live in NYC so Walmart is a no go. I am going to rely on Walmart forcing Gamestop into competitive pricing.

If theyre not in your area then there will be no competitive pricing cause well.....theyre not there.
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It won't take much for them to stomp GameStop, with as cheap as GameStop is with their trade-in.

My thoughts exactly. Gamestop is done. And not soon enough. I really despise the trade in value they set a lot of their used games at. I really do hate that place...
 
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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

Hell yeah. During my high school college days, I definitely would have made the trade for food or cheap clothes.
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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.

I think if this happens the industry will try even harder to stun/kill the used video game market. It would be good to see competition though. And Walmart will more than likely win against Gamestop. I think Gamespot is starting to sell tablets and such because they see that a big chunk of their market is gonna be gone soon.
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Happen to know what will be done with them? Shipping them off to where?

As far as I know they will be shipped off to a 3rd-party and "refurbished"
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