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I'd say about 90% of my games are used, from GameStop. They work really well. I don't mind buying a used game, especially if it's an older game.
Out of all the game I got from GameStop, I ordered 3 from their website. I've not had any significant problems with them EXCEPT Sherlock! In the two days that I've had it, I've encountered 4 bugs, as well as some frame rate dips. It's an older game, sure, but the sound glitches stem from the worn out disc, right? Like it hasn't been cleaned properly?
The bugs were corrected by just exiting and re entering the game, so no big deal, but It's given me a few frights that I wasn't going to be able to complete it.
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I haven’t had any problems with GameStop used, except Assassin’s Creed Syndicate was acting a bit wonky when I first started it. I made it about 5 minutes in and the game all of a sudden stopped and told me that the disc wasn’t inserted, even though it clearly was.
There is a slight amount of damage near the center of the disc, but it’s just a bump on the edge of the center, not on the actual readable part of the disc.
The case was also a generic GameStop used case with a printout stuck on the cover that just says “Assassin’s Creed Syndicate”. Kind of sucks to not have the original game case, especially when I look at my collection, but I can’t complain since getting a different case is always a possibility when you buy used.
Haven’t had any issues with the game since that bug though
Overall, definitely worth it to buy used. I was seeing AC Syndicate for about ~$25 new, but the used copy only cost me $7.50. GameStop is pretty much the king of cheap pre-owned titles, especially for last-gen titles (PS3 games for nearly $3 sometimes ). Amazon usually doesn’t even match them in that aspect, even after paying for GameStop’s shipping. I’ll be sad to see GameStop go, since let’s be honest, they’ll be approaching their end one day. They lost a bunch of money last fiscal quarter iirc so who knows, it may not be too far off. I have pretty much no problem with GameStop, as I: 1. Usually purchase online, 2. Don’t trade my games in there, and 3. Have met nice/respectful people every time I go there. I know as an employer though they aren’t so great, but it would be fun to work around video games.
@Spaz You could probably say that about buying used games in general. Lol. PS2, 360, Wii, etc. are a lot more likely to be scratched, though. With Blu-rays, you're far less likely to encounter a defective one.
Though like Lady_Galleth said, I would much rather buy in-store. Then you can see what you're getting, and decide right then and there if you want to pay for it. Otherwise, you never know what will come in the mail.. I'm just assuming they send you the crappiest copy they have on hand, or at least that's how it seems. 😅
@ResoluteRock It could just be the game. Lol. I played a copy I bought brand new, and encountered some very strange bugs. My screen just kept blinking one time I started it up. :/
Never had a problem with used games from EB games and that's with a large sample size ( I'd say 60% of my games are used discs). And as Rob mentioned it's probably because I bought BluRay discs.
If you're playing on Xbox or ps2 it's probably DVD which easily scratches and any scratches on it more or less renders the game useless. I can't play GTA SA or vice city on ps2 because of that so yea . :/. And we had to buy a second bully disc for that same reason
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