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Used video game stores screwing the little guy?: “

Opposable Thumbs looks into the high margin world of used video game sales at local retailers. From the article: ‘The only place that margin can be improved in [retail game stores] is through used games, so of course the stores give the least possible amount for trade-ins, and sell them for as high as they can. You don’t know how brutal it can be until you give someone US$5 for a game, and then sticker it for $34.99 as they walk out.’

Follow the link for the full article, and be sure to check out these free alternatives to trade-ins: Swaptree (private beta), TGN, and Game Trading Zone. While not free, you’ll still get market value on a trade-in on the Internet, of course.

(Via Joystiq.)

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