218w ago - Today Wal-Mart has started selling pre-owned video games in many of its US retail locations.
Apparently the chain promises that each pre-owned game is polished, tested and inspected prior to its re-sale.
To quote: "US supermarket giant Wal-Mart has begun selling pre-owned games for the first time.
The ASDA parent has previously installed trade-in kiosks in its stores - a move which has been followed by the likes of Best Buy and the UK's very own GAME.
Now, however, Wal-Mart has also launched a standalone in-store pre-owned section - suggesting its kiosk experiment has been a success.
According to the firm's Web site, each pre-owned game the grocer handles will be 'polished, tested and inspected prior to shipping'."
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Vision and hardware, from what I recall. And don't forget the selection of guns available... and the old days of McDonalds' within the store. Want some fries with that 22-cal?
I disgress. Anyways:
I see this as a Good Thing(tm) for the consumer - it'll start to give a bit of a decrease in price in the used games market and a lot more competition between the various gaming shops versus the big box retailer to see who can sell a game the cheapest but still turn mass profits.
But at the same time I see this as a Bad Thing(tm) for the game companies - as others have stated it does harm game publishers and developers' wallets. Every time that game is 're-sold' all profits go to the person before them (ie the store) and not back to the publishers and hard-working developers that deserve that money.
So, bad for corporate conglomerates and the developers, good for us.
Rx, Some have Doctors, Food, Clothes, New and Used Games,Computers, TV's, Stereos, Camping Equipment, Soccer stuff, Auto stuff, Change you're oil and tires, Garden stuff, Seasonal Stuff, Fishing Stuff, Toy's, Office Supplies, Cosemtics, Bath Stuff, Vitaims, Weight loss, did I leave anything out?
It appears one day EVERYTHING will be available at Wal-Mart. I am just waiting for the slot machines and black jack tables to be installed.
great now walmart is doing this well i hope that makes it better competition and makes places like gamestop lower there prices. I mean i looked at the site nothing that a great deal i wonder where they getting the games from?