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Retailer GameStop began testing a new trade-in program for Skylanders figures for cash or store credit.
The website Pixelitis first reported the news, saying that the value of the figures range from $2 to $8, and the amount of credit given per figure varies depending on availability. However, this trade-in program is not worldwide.
A company representative told Game Informer: "Like all companies we continually test new products and services and this is merely a regional test."
GameStop was unable to confirm which stores are part of the test at this time.
Disclaimer: Game Informer is owned by GameStop.
Why do I find this funny?
This is probably going to be successful. Think about it. Kids have been going nuts for these toys and they're selling like mad, so, after they are finished with them (or if they don't want them anymore), they will just sell it back to GameStop. They will get what they need for only a few bucks as compared to full price, but, if I had Skylanders and these toys, I really wouldn't sell them.
This sounds like a great idea and could be very successful.
Definitely going to be a profit maker for GameStop. I recently quit GameStop but while I was there people were constantly asking questions. An employee even used to buy as many figures as he could afford and sold them for a ten buck premium to a friend. I was happy we weren't apart of the test market though. Trade-ins are an aggravating part of a busy day, and having tons of kids coming in trading in their used figures could only add to the frustration.
This is an awesome idea for both parties.