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Does Eb Games still open games and sell them as brand new?

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Nov 6, 2018
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Does Eb Games still open games and sell them as brand new?

I remmeber this being a thing. You would ask to buy a NEW game, and they would open some stupid drawer with a bunch of discs, place it in a game box and sell it as new.

Do they still do this? I'm picking up my PS5 next week from there and was going to head to best buy to buy the games.
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Feb 14, 2017
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Mississauga, ON
That only happens for older games or games they only have one copy of. If you’re getting a ps5 game, you have nothing to fear
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Aug 26, 2020
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Just avoid from buying EBGames altogether. If you have to shop from there and they try to pull their usual BS, just tell them to shove it and buy it elsewhere.
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Jan 1, 2013
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Look for a small local shop. Lots around. Support them
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I never understood that practice because AFAIK, they don't ship game disc in bulk, they all come inside the case.
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bomber17 wrote: I never understood that practice because AFAIK, they don't ship game disc in bulk, they all come inside the case.
They do it for theft reasons. Who is going to steal an empty display case? But it's a bad practice because it's not new once it's open regardless of what they say.
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HghSsociety wrote: They do it for theft reasons. Who is going to steal an empty display case? But it's a bad practice because it's not new once it's open regardless of what they say.
That's not the reason. They have tons of replacement cases and can print the cover. They are already doing that for unreleased games.

They let employees take games home and play so might as well open it and put the empty case on display.
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Feb 23, 2007
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WL1980 wrote: That's not the reason. They have tons of replacement cases and can print the cover. They are already doing that for unreleased games.

They let employees take games home and play so might as well open it and put the empty case on display.
And use up your redemption code then sell you back as "new".
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LKane1 wrote: And use up your redemption code then sell you back as "new".
Or they never took the code out of the open game to being with. So anyone could have used it: saw the codes multiple times in the cases on display.
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Aug 14, 2007
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s4kandol wrote: I remmeber this being a thing. You would ask to buy a NEW game, and they would open some stupid drawer with a bunch of discs, place it in a game box and sell it as new.

Do they still do this? I'm picking up my PS5 next week from there and was going to head to best buy to buy the games.
I haven't been to EB in years but a friend has and said 2 near us still do it.

They just need to go.
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Jun 6, 2018
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Kkhan15 wrote: Look for a small local shop. Lots around. Support them
Is there a lot of local shops still around selling games? None in my neck of the woods
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Jun 6, 2018
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In has been my experience they open a few new games and put the cases out on the shelf, if you take that game up they usually give you a new sealed copy. If there is only a few copies left they might try and sell you the one that has been opened. It happened to me once as it was their last copy. I declined to purchase it unless it was at used price, they wouldn't go for it
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captainjay09 wrote: Is there a lot of local shops still around selling games? None in my neck of the woods
I guess it depends where you are. I got a local one. Owner is amazing.
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Jun 6, 2018
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Kkhan15 wrote: I guess it depends where you are. I got a local one. Owner is amazing.
That's awesome to hear. All my local ones have closed down over the years, just can't compete with the amazon's of the world. I miss them, that's for sure

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