As most probably know, game stop has a highly controversial policy of opening new games, and still selling them as new.
I was just checking out my game collection when I came across one of gamestop's "new" games which I bought from them, but never bothered to "open" (remove their stupid clear plastic seal) and god damn, it really bugs me looking at it now, the case is rather worn down, with tons of scratches from rubbing on other cases, dents in the plastic, gunk from stickers and that seal they put on is obviously going to warp and stretch the thin clear plastic of the case when removed.
This almost makes me want to spit on the people that defend their practices.
I mean, I was charged for a new game here.
but more importantly, Something I've been thinking about ever since I learned that they are required to recognise games with that seal as being new..
Would it be possable to go to one gamestop, buy a cheap used game, place a store bought identical seal on the game, then sell it for more at another gamestop?
How do their buying polices work in regards to buying "new" games?