GameStop Considering Selling Classic Games

by Matthew Kato on Aug 30, 2012 at 08:27 AM

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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