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GameStop To Start Buying, Selling Retro Consoles And Games

1CK1S
1CK1S Members Posts: 27,472 ✭✭✭✭✭
Dust off your Nintendo 64. Once again it, and other retro consoles, will be accepted at GameStop. The company will launch a pilot sales and trade-in program for retro consoles, games, and accessories in two of its markets beginning April 25.

Stores in its NYC and Birmingham markets, which comprise around 250 store locations, will play host to the program.

According to a spokesperson for GameStop, the qualifying locations will begin accepting "games, systems and select accessories for most 'retro' platforms," going all the way back to the Nintendo Entertainment System. If the program proves successful, GameStop hopes to roll it out nationally "later this year."

This will increase the number of games GameStop offers either for sale or to purchase by "about 5000."

The systems and accessories that you will be able to trade-in and purchase include the NES, Super NES, SEGA Genesis, PlayStation, N64, and SEGA Dreamcast. This will increase the number of games GameStop offers either for sale or to purchase by "about 5000."

"We will bring all of the product back through the Refurbishment Operations Center for inspection, testing and repair," GameStop told us. The lead time between when it begins accepting trades and when the products will be put on sale is estimated to be about 2 months. This gives the company sufficient processing time and "time to build up a good assortment for retro games fans to select from when shopping."

However, you won't be inundated with the sights and sounds of your favorite retro games when you walk into your local store. Purchases can be made on GameStop's website or through its web-in-store system.

The GameStop spokesperson said all of these retro consoles are expected to "have the same warranty as current used and refurbished consoles."

Earlier in the year, a report surfaced that GameStop had developed a system to repair the dreaded red-ring of death problem in Xbox 360 consoles, a report that was later verified in a statement from the company.

At the beginning of March, GameStop announced it would once again start accepting PlayStation 2 consoles for in-store credit.

What do you think? Do you have a spare retro console laying around you'd like to turn into new games, or are you interested in finding a one-stop shop for your retro needs? Get the conversation going in the comments.

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  • huey
    huey Members Posts: 11,743 ✭✭✭✭✭
    🤬 gamestop. Emulators run this
  • dogfromduckhunt
    dogfromduckhunt Members Posts: 694 ✭✭✭✭
    Wouldn't pass up the chance to get a few dollars out of stuff just taking up space if they've got decent offers. In the range of what amazon used to have for n64 games(10-30).
  • genocidecutter
    genocidecutter Members Posts: 17,825 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I may start shopping at gamestop again
  • grumpy_new_yorker
    grumpy_new_yorker Use your head for more than a hat rack Members Posts: 5,962 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I expect them to jack up the prices like crazy because that's what gamestop does. If they start selling ps1 and dreamcast games i'll check it out.
  • banginscrew901
    banginscrew901 Guests, Members, Writer, Content Producer Posts: 7,148 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I'm keeping my old atari,Sega &ninetendo ain't no way in hell I'll take it to game stop. I'll sit outside and over pay by like 20$for people bringing in their old systems
  • Broddie
    Broddie just me and my bitch NYCMembers Posts: 11,750 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Interesting but I think I'll keep my retro consoles. Speaking of which finally bought a top loading NES after so many decades of wanting one. Best $12 bucks I ever spent.
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  • AP21
    AP21 Sion Guests, Members, Writer, Content Producer Posts: 17,743 ✭✭✭✭✭
    where the emulators and roms at tho?
  • LUClEN
    LUClEN Absence makes the heart grow fonder of someone else Members Posts: 20,559 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Broddie wrote: »
    Interesting but I think I'll keep my retro consoles. Speaking of which finally bought a top loading NES after so many decades of wanting one. Best $12 bucks I ever spent.

    What's the difference besides the cartridge slot?
  • Max.
    Max. Members Posts: 33,009 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Inb4 they give u $2 for a sega
  • jee504
    jee504 Members Posts: 6,945 ✭✭✭✭✭
    LUClEN wrote: »
    Broddie wrote: »
    Interesting but I think I'll keep my retro consoles. Speaking of which finally bought a top loading NES after so many decades of wanting one. Best $12 bucks I ever spent.

    What's the difference besides the cartridge slot?

    @LUCIEN

  • So ILL
    So ILL Members Posts: 16,507 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I'm not selling them 🤬 . I might go in there and look at some 🤬 , though.
  • willhustle
    willhustle Sion Guests, Members, Writer, Content Producer Posts: 6,550 ✭✭✭✭✭
    [quote="So ILL;7974855"]I'm not selling them 🤬 . I might go in there and look at some 🤬 , though. [/quote]

    This ^^^^

    After I signed up for BB Gamers Club Unlocked, I'm done with Gamestop the last straw for me was when I tried applying for that CC and they denied me (I did the 🤬 in-store). Frankly, I just hate GS business practices as whole especially with those trade-ins.
  • earth two superman
    earth two superman ladies please dont fight. E2S is here all night! Members Posts: 17,149 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I wanna find a GameCube mega man collection and never deal with them again.
  • DillaDeaf
    DillaDeaf Ol' Deaf Bastard downstate IllinoisMembers Posts: 4,802 ✭✭✭✭✭
    AP21 wrote: »
    where the emulators and roms at tho?

    Google, 🤬 ...you ever HEARD of it?
  • grumpy_new_yorker
    grumpy_new_yorker Use your head for more than a hat rack Members Posts: 5,962 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 2015
  • themadlionsfan
    themadlionsfan Members Posts: 9,134 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I wanna find a GameCube mega man collection and never deal with them again.

    Ebay.....i found the ps2 version on ebay....and the mega man x collection
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