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
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.
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.