#1 Posted by Coombs (3449 posts) -

Is this a common practice over there?
I went to look up their price on a game and this is the result I get.

Yes, I was looking at Halo Wars,
Now while both of these prices seem a little high for this game,
One of them seems fucking retarded.
#2 Posted by DrPockets000 (2859 posts) -

No, it's definitely a misprint.  Some jackass probably got mixed up.

#3 Posted by ShadowofIntent (288 posts) -

Would not put it past them

#4 Posted by Damian (1538 posts) -

I see that every so often at the EB's (Canadjun Gamestops) around here. It's pretty ridonculous.

#5 Posted by Alex_Murphy (1184 posts) -
@DrPockets000 said:
" No, it's definitely a misprint.  Some jackass probably got mixed up. "
I think it's probably real. I used to work at an EB Games and every morning you would print out new prices for any games that changed. Sometimes the price of a new game would drop, but the used copies wouldn't get updated for a day or two. I saw new games cheaper than used copies a couple of times.
#6 Posted by RJay_64 (631 posts) -

A few years ago, the used copies of Final Fantasy 10 were selling for the exact same price as the new copies.  I wouldn't be surprised.

#7 Posted by Daveyo520 (6745 posts) -

Time to buy some preowned overpriced games! This reminds me of how on steam sometimes bundles cost as much as just the main game does.

#8 Posted by KamikazeCaterpillar (1179 posts) -

That happens all the time. I was looking for some Gamecube game and it was like $35 used even though it was a greatest hits game. They also seem to have jacked up the price on Halo Wars since I bought it in January for like 15 or 20 bucks.

#9 Posted by DystopiaX (5310 posts) -

I only buy new games at gamestop, and only for preorder bonuses. The used games are a ripoff but i have no problem buying new from them.

#10 Posted by Shirogane (3573 posts) -

That kind stuff happens all the time. It's hilarious.
#11 Posted by mazik765 (2315 posts) -

I actually went by Blockbuster today where they had a used copy of Super Street Fighter 4 on sale for $4.99 but Street Fighter 4 was on sale for $19.99. Needless to say it was blockbuster so the person working did not understand my confusion.

#12 Posted by Azteck (7449 posts) -

I saw something similar on Amazon a while back. I lol'd.

#13 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

Why didn't you include the rest of the picture? "Trade in your copy of Halo Wars today for $2 store credit!"

#14 Posted by Tireyo (6413 posts) -

Rip-off con artists.

#15 Posted by MattyFTM (14383 posts) -

I assume the new version recently had a price cut, and they haven't yet reduced the used game price yet in line with it. That's usually how price oddity's like that come about.

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#16 Edited by NEFARIOUSLORDJ (8 posts) -

This usually happens when theres some kind of promotion where they discount the new price as an incentive to purchase that over used. On rare occasions this can bleed into the actual store pricing as well, but mostly its only for the online shops.

#17 Posted by Suicidal_SNiper (949 posts) -

Maybe their preowned copies were owned by a celebrity, thus raising the value. :P 
 
On a serious note, I think MattyFTM is probably right.

#18 Posted by TheHBK (5483 posts) -

Nope, that shit is real.  It happens a lot.  In fact, thats even more retarded considering Halo Wars has been a platinum hit for a while and should be 30 bucks even.
#19 Posted by c1337us (5751 posts) -
@Coombs: @DrPockets000: 
 
I actually doubt its a misprint. I see this all the time in store at places like EB games and GAME and JB HiFi etc. It's usually to do with them just being lazy when the price of a game drops not going back and checking to see if they have any pre-owned's in stock and make a reduction accordingly. That sort of thing is usually pretty rare. Some times though with high profile releases such as a Halo one they usually have promotions where if people trade them in quickly after the release they give them a fair amount of money in store credit for the next purchase. So once in a while when a game like the one you posted that has a lot of initial interest but no lasting value people trade a lot in more then they can end up selling through the pre-owned market but they don't reduce prices because of how much value they gave to person on the trade in. This is something I seen with that exact release where a couple of store actually had more pre-owned copies that were dearer then the new copies after its price dropped.  
#20 Posted by Godlyawesomeguy (6398 posts) -
@DystopiaX said:
" I only buy new games at gamestop, and only for preorder bonuses. The used games are a ripoff but i have no problem buying new from them. "
Why? I am opposed to supporting them at all because other game stores are so much better.
#21 Posted by RichardLOlson (1852 posts) -

I hate Gamestop so much.  Always trying to cheat people out of there fucking money.

#22 Posted by gla55jAw (2689 posts) -

Happens all the time. New games go on sale and the used price stays the same. Also just go on ebay. You can pick it up for about $15.

#23 Posted by BabyChooChoo (4496 posts) -

No...this is common for them.

#24 Posted by DystopiaX (5310 posts) -
@Godlyawesomeguy said:
" @DystopiaX said:
" I only buy new games at gamestop, and only for preorder bonuses. The used games are a ripoff but i have no problem buying new from them. "
Why? I am opposed to supporting them at all because other game stores are so much better. "
If there were a mom-and-pop around me, then yes. Since there isn't, I don't think Gamestop's new game policies are any worse than Best Buy's or Amazon's. You could say I'm still supporting Gamestop, but I'm not opposed to them getting the same margin for new games that other retail stores do. 
 
And their preorder bonuses are usually bitchin'.