- A lot of people sure hate GameStop.
The Grapevine-based video-game retailer is probably the best-known buyer and seller of used games, and that side of the company's business has angered a lot of people.
Gamers, for one, are ticked that the company generally offers just a couple of bucks to repurchase games that originally sold for $50 or $60. The other factions peeved at GameStop right now are the actual game publishers and developers, who don't get any revenue when GameStop resells a used game rather than a new one.
The first group, the gamers, has a (slightly) legitimate point, but the second group needs to stop being such a greedy bunch of idiots.
Shopping blog Consumerist .com ran a long exposé this week from an anonymous GameStop store employee detailing all the ins and outs of working and shopping at the chain.
When it came to the issue of buying used games, the employee noted that GameStop's low-ball prices are notoriously unpopular.
The source does mount a somewhat valid defense on GameStop's behalf, noting that the retailer buys every used game that comes through the door, even if it's a title that will be extremely difficult to resell.
The employee then goes on to note that, if you really want to get full value for your used...