UK Retailer GAME to Open Two Pre-Owned Only Stores
Posted by Samantha Sofka
Remember when we thought used games were going to be a thing of the past?
UK retailer GAME has announced that it is in the process of converting two of its current locations into pre-owned only stores.
The new locations will take on the name Gametronics, and similar to rival store CEX will be selling and purchasing used tablets, TVs, smart phones, MP3 players and various other tech in addition to games; there will also be a limited range of 'mint' condition items on sale. According to the retailer, the reasoning behind this new venture is to create a better avenue for trading in unwanted goods. Luckily, trade-in credit received from Gametronics will be redeemable at GAME locations, hopefully making it easier for gamers to jump into buying the latest consoles on the market.
Lincoln and Cambridge will be the first two of hopefully many cities to feature the re-developed stores. In the future, the retailer claims it will be mainly targeting cities that have at least two or more GAME locations. Let us know in the comments below what you think of this idea, and if you'd like similar tech-focused second hand stores — that are tied to games retailers — in your region.