Best Buy Pilot Program Will Sell New Games at Used Prices

August 10, 2009 -

The used game debate rages on...

Joystiq reports that big box retailer Best Buy is testing a used price matching program for new releases at its store in West Jordan, Utah (see pic).

In the pilot deal Best Buy will sell customers new games at used prices offered by GameStop and Game Crazy. This should save game buyers at least five bucks, and maybe more for certain games - and saving money is always a win for consumers.

There's more discussion of the Best Buy test program at CheapAssGamer.


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Re: Best Buy Pilot Program Will Sell New Games at Used ...

This is an interesting idea, but people aren't going to be looking at too much of a huge savings because the super stores like best buy sometimes don't have much in the way of older titles, which are the ones you'd see the most savings on.

Re: Best Buy Pilot Program Will Sell New Games at Used ...

It this works it may finally send a clear message to publishers that peopel want lower prices and will take lower prices however they can get them.

Re: Best Buy Pilot Program Will Sell New Games at Used ...

I heard about this on Destructoid. I hope this comes to my Best Buy.

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Re: Best Buy Pilot Program Will Sell New Games at Used ...

Should be interesting to see how it works.

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So what happens to used game prices? WIll they simply price match used game price of the frist 2 or 4 months and lock it thier or will they reduce it more than the 5-10 norm?


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Re: Best Buy Pilot Program Will Sell New Games at Used ...

It depends on whether or not this bestbuy sells used games... if it doesn't, then we will see no change in the short run from places like gamestop. But in the long run, eventually gamestop will find themselves price matching, and thus lower prices...

If this bestbuy does sell used games, then i'm not sure... it would make sense that they would, but then again, it depends on how they are running this little experiment of theirs

 
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