GameStop: Selling the Classics

According to a report on Polygon, video game retailer GameStop is seriously considering including a destination inside its retail stores specifically for shoppers looking to purchase classic game cartridges and discs that are no longer being carried by most retailers.

Speaking to Polygon during the GameStop Expo in San Antonio, CEO Paul Raines said that his company sees an opportunity in selling those classic, sought-after titles. He also said that these items are still in the company's possession after being traded in a very long time ago.

"We've got them," Raines explained. "We think there's a vintage sales opportunity, so we're accumulating some inventory. It's a big idea, and there's a few problems with it. The first one is sourcing the product, the condition, the refurbishment, all that stuff. But there's a customer for it. And we're working on some stuff we haven't announced yet."

"If you go to eBay and look at all of the gaming stuff that's on there, it's unbelievable. Collector's stuff. We've got to be in that business. We will be."

As someone who paid way more than he should have for Megaman Legends 2 from Amazon, I agree that there's a market for it…

Source: Polygon

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