A lawsuit has been filed over Gamestop and their used games pricing.

A federal lawsuit filed against the video-game vendor GameStop Corp. alleges three South Jersey stores sold used games that sometimes cost more than buying new.

This week, a federal judge in Camden decided the three customers have a right to sue the company, which they accuse of concealing that the cost of used games did not include downloads provided with new games. Instead, the suit alleges, it cost an additional $10 to $15 to purchase downloads, which combined with the price of the used game, often cost more than it would have cost to purchase it new. In other cases, it did not equal the savings the company advertised.

The suits allege GameStop, with more than 4,000 stores, including 156 in New Jersey, makes more than $2 billion a year selling used video games that they purchase for a fraction of the cost paid for a new game. It resells the games with more than a 50 percent profit margin, the lawsuits allege. “GameStop aggressively markets the purchase of used copies of games as a way for consumers to save money compared to the purchase of a new copy of the same game,” according to the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Camden. ~Source: Philly News

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  • mznatnat

    GameStop encourages us to sell Pre-Owned before selling new versions of anything because the they will see 100% of the profit. They lure the customer by saying “Yes its pre-owned but you get 7 days to play it and bring it back if you don’t like it, and 30 days if anything goes wrong” and they also made it so if you have a Power Up Rewards card you will only get your 10% savings on ONLY pre-owned games. GameStop is a rip-off and I did not want to continue my employment there because they are a rip-off.