Trade Used Games at Walmart

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  1. Omega Supreme-1

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    Neocrisis - What will you find next? - Trade Used Games at Walmart

    "Does it sounds so strange? Not really when you think about it, this is Wal-Mart after all. Most people are unaware at the moment, but Wal-Mart is now accepting used games to trade for credit.

    Just a few hours ago, I went to the one near my house and was quite surprised at what I saw. Apparently they had a installed a new vending machine less than a day ago which allows you to trade in your used PS2, PS3, X-Box, Xbox 360, and Wii games.

    The machine looks extremely similiar to the Redbox DVD rental machines. When I went to use the machine, however, it still had more than a few bugs that need fixing. The first issue occurs right after you login. When logging in, you are asked to scan your games. However once you do so, there is a glitch that logs you out immidiately entering your information. After you log back in, the issue seems to repeats itself.

    An additional issue is that it seems that the machine is unable to scan games. I took a few of my games to test it out. Final Fantasy 12, Godfather 2, Mirror's Edge, Ractchet and Clank, Ratchet and Clank: Going Commando and Burnout 3: Takedown. However one game, Mirror's Edge, did indeed get scanned but i got a pop-up message which stated that game was not in its database.

    In the end, all the bugs and glitches prevented me from trading in any of my games and customer service was closed at the time so I was out on my own. But still, if there is one business out there to give Gamestop some competition, it's the giant Wal-Mart. We'll be writing further on the issue about why we think Wal-Mart has the power to steal Gamestop's limelight in the used game market." <-Text brought to you via Neocrisis.com
     
  2. Prowl

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    Wow but the potential for it is pretty damn awesome.
     
  3. Joe Moore

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    The problem with this system is that you DO NOT get instant credit. You have to put it on a credit card, and the transaction takes 2 days to complete. That alone makes this thing a complete and utter waste.
     
  4. Prowl

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    Also (and I'm sure they thought of it), but can't you scan the cover/disc for a game worth more, and then put in Barbie's Horse Adventure :D  ?
     
  5. Galaxy Convoy

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    Or for that matter, just an empty case and keep your game?
     
  6. MegaMoonMan

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    Seems like a stupid idea taking the human checker out of the equation. What about scratches, or fakes/copies? 100x more dumb if you have to wait DAYS to get the credit - screw that.
     
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    You only insert the disc- you can drop cases with it if you want, but that's optional it looks like.

    What I wonder is how it's going to check the discs themselves. It must have some sort of drive that scans the disc, but how can they tell if its good condition/scratced/legit? Although for bootlegs, I imagine that's why it takes days to get credit- they probably will make sure any disc turned in is legit, and if not, not moneys for you.
     
  8. Galaxy Convoy

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    That sounds idiotic, as far as reselling the discs. What about the manuals? It always drives me nuts when a game doesn't come with one. It's no fun trying to figure it out for yourself.
     
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    Aren't Wal-Marts big enough as is?
     
  11. Orion_Prime48

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    nope

    I like the idea especially if they can do a better job of it than gamestop i.e. give more than like a penny for a game
     
  12. Joe Moore

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    My experience with big box retailers doing trade-ins have been far inferior to Gamestop. I've tried it when Toys R Us did it and when Circuit City did it. They both both paid less and charged more than Gamestop. Some games they wouldn't even accept at all. I can't imagine that Walmart kiosks are going to be the saviors of used games.
     
  13. Prowl

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    And I still think it's weird that not many people shop at Game Crazy. They like price their used games up to 15 bucks less than GS does, and not too long after they are released. I saw Resistance 2 for 39 there and it was still 54 at GS.
     
  14. Joe Moore

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    Game Crazy is tied to Hollywood Video. When the Hollywood Video chain went bust, it took most of the Game Crazy stores with them. I used to go there, but the one that stayed open is now an hour away. Not worth it.
     
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    Unfortunately mine is pretty far too, but damn, they have some great deals. My friend bought Fallout for 45 bucks maybe about a month after release.
     
  16. AnimatedFan

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    o_O ....Hollywood went under? Damn. I used to rent from them when I lived near them. (there's none in my county or Erie, but there were plenty in Mercer County and over the Ohio border.)

    Though, it's their own fault, really. Their prices for rentals were just insane. Even Blockbuster was cheaper.
     
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    No completely, but 99% of them are gone. The only ones left are the ones with Game Crazy attached, that I can tell.
     
  18. Prowl

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    They're still around in Texas. Quite a few actually.
     
  19. AnimatedFan

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    Wow. Game Crazy was the reason I avoided the larger stores...
     

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