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GameStop to Start Buying of Older Systems and Games

Posted April 16, 2015 by Kat in News

GameStop has recently begun trading for PlayStation 2 titles , and now to add to the mix, they’re expanding on a new program that will take in a much wider array of retro consoles and titles.  Starting April 25, the game retailer will start a pilot program to test things out, offering gamers up the chance to sell – and then eventually buy – older games and system.

The two test markets they’re starting with will be in New York City and Birmingham, Alabama.  People interested can sell their consoles – including the original Nintendo Entertainment System, the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, the SEGA Genesis, the PlayStation One, Nintendo 64, and SEGA Dreamcast – and accompanying games.  Availability between the two markets comes to around 250 stores – with possibility for expansion “later this year” depending on how well the pilot program goes.

All purchased retro items will then be sent to GameStop’s Refurbishment Operations Center in Texas, whereupon they will be tested, repaired, and then sent back out for re-sale.  At present, they’re estimating about two months after the initial buys start on the 25th before any of the inventory is available for re-sale.  In addition to inventory stock in the two test markets, purchase can also be made available through their online store.

No word yet on any of the pricing – either in the buying or reselling.  But GameStop has said that all items will come with their standard warranty.

Source: GameSpot

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Kat aspires to be the ultimate crazy cat lady. But until that day comes, she remains faithfully committed to her PS3 and Wii, and spends far too much time online arguing about Star Trek. She can also occasionally be found posting under the pseudonym AmaltheaElanor.

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