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#1 Edited by SOLO323 (37 posts) -

went to gamestop yesterday and the manager told me that games $4.99 and under no longer come with original game covers even if people trade them ln with them

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#2 Posted by JayEH (585 posts) -

Games selling for around 4.99 are usually really old, so I imagine it makes business sense to throw away some cases after a couple of years.

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#3 Posted by TheManWithNoPlan (6582 posts) -

Makes sense for the price.

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#4 Posted by CynicalBuzzard (254 posts) -

That's cool I guess.

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#5 Posted by Justin258 (13858 posts) -

GB ate my fucking post, damn it!

Anyway, I just said that they've been doing this for a while now. At the moment they're probably getting a lot of trade-ins so it makes sense.

Amazon often has older games with the cases intact, check there. You might end up spending a fair bit more, though.

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#6 Edited by Lukeweizer (3255 posts) -

Game cases or the cover art? If they remove the game cases, maybe they'll start selling separately.

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#7 Posted by SomeDeliCook (2353 posts) -

There's been a few times I didn't get a case with a brand new 60 dollar game. Not even joking. Ofcourse I instantly returned

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#8 Edited by bigjeffrey (5282 posts) -

gamestop sucks

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#9 Posted by alanm26v5 (554 posts) -

I have a paper cd sleeve with used DS games in it thanks to Gamestop. Even when they had a case for it, they kept it for display.

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#10 Posted by Andorski (5475 posts) -

Why throw away the case if someone sells them a copy with it?

Or does any game that comes with a case mean they will automatically charge more that $5 for it?

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#11 Posted by Lego_My_Eggo (1128 posts) -

@andorski: I assume for more "shelf space", toss the cases out and keep the games in a paper sleeve in a filing cabinet.

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#12 Edited by captain_clayman (3349 posts) -

Well good thing they don't have a lot of games that cheap.

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#13 Posted by Sammo21 (4833 posts) -

Well, that's what you get at a glorified pawn shop.

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#14 Posted by StingingVelvet (594 posts) -

If you care about packaging you're probably buying on Amazon or Ebay from people listing the condition properly anyway.

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#15 Posted by SkullPanda1 (1302 posts) -

Well if they are ditching the cases I hope they are at least recycling them.

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#16 Edited by madman356647 (630 posts) -

If you care about packaging you're probably buying on Amazon or Ebay from people listing the condition properly anyway.

Exactly. I go to GameStop if I want the game immediately and the price is right (aka 2 for 1 deals). If I want a vintage/particular game in stellar condition, I go elsewhere.