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Tesco to flog secondhand games
Behemoth spies fresh meat
Tesco is getting into the computer games exchange business. The retailing giant has worked out a sliding scale of prices – so gamers will get £27 for a mint condition video game that they paid £40 for. Tesco will resell this at £30.
Which is nice. Except if you are Game PLC, the UK’s leading purveyor of secondhand games through its Gamestation retail chain. In which case it is not nice at all.
But don’t expect money – Tesco will slap the credit on a money card that you can use to buy stuff from Tesco. This is a minor inconvenience - it's not as if you won't be able to find anything to buy.