Gamestop's policy is a bad one, but why should this guy be entitled to punitive or compensatory damages in excess of what he paid for the used game? His loss is purely economical; he doesn't deserve to be put in a better economic position than he was before he bought the game.
Correct me if I am wrong, but wouldn't it be a bigger loss to the developers who receive NO compensation on used games at all? If anything, selling it 5$ less and having that massive profit gain without any money going to the publisher should be illegal in the first place.
Personally I think you are already screwing yourself by purchasing a used game for $5 less than a new game. If you really need to save the money, you can buy the game brand new online with free shipping for even less.
Gamestop didn't actively put a "stupid warning" on its used boxes.
Mr. Collins went beyond his window of opportunity to return the product (if anyone else is like me, they probably install the day of purchase or a day after).
Furthermore, I would bet Mr. Collins knew about the one time use key and is contriving the story to make a buck off Gamestop.
I read the entire .pdf file and it sounds like Mr. Collins did a bit research regarding profit margins on resale (disclaimer: I can't determine if this was before or after the incident). The suit comes off as whiny and jealous in most sense.
I'm not trying to defend Gamestop here, but "restitution, punitive damages for fraud, and numerous other compensatory damages." c'mon...
If you don't like what they charge, go elsewhere. Steam had it on sale for 33% last week.
I maybe wrong, but I could have sworn when I bought my new copies of DA:O and Mass Effect 2 that it clearly states somewhere on the back of the box...
**Free downloadable content avalible with new game purchase.**
I'm a PC Gamer so maybe my boxes were different but I'm pretty sure it states something on the box. Falls under buyer beware, it's not up to the retailer to inform the consumer unless its a controlled commodity like medication. If you buy used it's YOUR risk.
lol I wonder what price you expect when a relatively new game gets traded in. 20 bucks used if its still 60 new? lol Usually when new games come out, its automatically worth HALF of what it's new price is. If it's a crappy, not so popular game, of course you'll get less, and it'll be cheaper used. It all depends on the popularity of the game and how many is traded in to gamestop.
If it's a hard to find game at gamestop, of course you'll get moer for it, and of course it'll be pretty expensive.. lol
Most of you that have grudges against gamestop and other video game retailers are usually the idiots who don't read the receipt on return policies, etc.