So you’re done playing your video game. You’re done replaying it, and you’re done replaying it the third time round. Safe to say you’ve got your money’s worth, but now what? Let it sit on the shelf and collect dust? Well if you like keeping your games, we guess that’s one option, but if you’d like to make some money, Kotaku has recently gotten their hands on an internal document that reveals some of GameStop’s plans for the future.
One of these plans involves paying gamers more money to trade their games in, which according to the document will bump the average base value of a game by as much as 20%. They have also simplified the trade-in process, where previously it was a bit convoluted and confusing with multiple tiers, it seems that the upcoming changes will only introduce four different prices, depending on whether you want to get cash for your game, in-store credit, and so on.
One of the documents reads, “With this program, we will not have complex multi-tiered trade promotions for the associates to remember and less math for the customer to understand what they are getting for their games.” Sounds pretty awesome, if you ask us. It also seems that GameStop plans on retraining their employees to use different terms, like “buy” and “sell” instead of “trade-in”.
This new program is expected to come into effect on the 18th of August. It is unclear how it will affect current gamers but if you had a few games you were thinking about trading in, perhaps you might want to wait until the program rolls out before doing so, since it does seem like you could get more value. GameStop has yet to officially confirm the leaked documents, but we’ll keep our eyes peeled anyway.
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