So, I decided that I might want to trade in some of my oldish PS2 and DS games to take the top off the price for Super Smash Brothers Brawl. I decided the best way to accomplish this was to give my friendly local Gamestop a call and see what I could get for the games I wanted to trade-in. I called up and talked to a nice employee:
Employee: Hi! Welcome to Gamestop where we buy and sell used games.
NOTE – Ever notice that they don’t actually mention they sell new games as well? Yeah? It’s all part of their plot.
Me: Hi. I wanted to see what the trade-in values were for a couple games.
Employee: I’m sorry, we can’t give out that information over the phone.
Employee: We can’t give out that information over the phone.
Me: So…er….I have to come down to the store to find out if I want to come down to the store to trade in games?
Employee: That’s right. I’m sorry sir.
Me: Thanks. No problem. Have a good one.
Now, I know Gamestop’s plot. If I go to their store, I’m much less likely to just blow off their offers that are incredibly below what I think is acceptable. They want my used games, on their terms. Their system relies on preying upon the weak and defenseless gamer. Well, I have a message for you Gamestop:
You can pry my used games from my cold dead hands.