GameStop to increase pre-owned trade-in credit, report claims

Gamers will shortly receive more money for the games they trade in at GameStop.

That’s according to Kotaku, which has word from an insider at the retailer about a simplification to its trade-in structure that’s due to be implemented on August 18th.

The headline figure – the average price paid for a game will increase by around 20 per cent.

Trade-in credit and cash will now be offered at a flat rate, doing away with the bonuses previously associated with pre-orders or particular promotions. Trade-in credit and cash values will vary, however, and Power Up Rewards members will still receive a better rate.

"By eliminating the higher end price of products we buy and raising the lower end, we are able to raise the overall value the customers will receive," a GameStop document said.

"With this program, we will not have complex multi-tiered trade promotions for the associates to remember and less math for the customer to understand what they are getting for their games."

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