The lights are on
Retailer GameStop is considering selling classic games as a part of its existing website.
CEO Paul Raines told Polygon at the recent GameStop Expo in San Antonio, that the company sees the chance to sell classic games to customers as an opportunity to differentiate it from competitors like Amazon, as well as surface titles that gamers might currently have to go to eBay for.
"If you go to eBay and look at all of the gaming stuff that's on there, it's unbelievable," said Raines. "Collector's stuff. We've got to be in that business. We will be."
Raines said that the company is currently working on the move, but it's not without its problems. "We've got [the games]. We think there's a vintage sales opportunity, so we're accumulating some inventory. It's a big idea, and there's a few problems with it. The first one is sourcing the product, the condition, the refurbishment, all that stuff. But there's a customer for it. And we're working on some stuff we haven't announced yet."
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I'd LOVE that! Great idea.
This is insanely awesome.
They might as well...
theres a really great store in LA called Game Dude that sells new and classic games. the prices are fair (considering). if i'm ever loaded that's the first place ill go to start a classic collection.
Cool, though I still have all my games, 2 shoe boxes worth. I'll never sell them either, or my systems.
Soo ill get $3.00 in store credit for my stadium events cart
That's cool and all, but at least here in the Twin Cities, we have half a dozen places just like that. Disc Land, Games n Go, etc. They've already got HUGE stockpiles of classic games for sale.
Disc Land is where I got my boxed Panasonic 3DO and boxed Magnavox Odyssey2.
Depending on the price, I'd get some old games. It would be especially nice if I had credit to spend.
This is very exciting. I was a little worried when the tablets and smartphones came rolling in but, this is great. I can't wait to see what else they've got up they're sleeves.
This is so awesome! I love this idea! I would definitely buy a N64 and (maybe) a Dreamcast along with some games for them. If this is going to happen, then please happen in 2013. It's not that I don't want them to happen or anything. It's because I already have too much on my holiday list so my wallet is going to explode if this comes in 2012. Sure, I could buy them in 2013, but, still.