Gamestop getting sued for used games lol!!

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Post by S7 Smack on Sat Mar 27, 2010 10:29 am

Heres a story of Gamestop getting sued by a customer for misleading him lol.

March 25, 2010 - A lawsuit filed earlier this week against retailer GameStop says the company is "deceptively misleading" its customers into believing a used game purchased from the store comes with all packaged downloadable content advertised on the box. This content, however, is only made available for free to those who purchase the game new, as the code to access the content can be only used one time.

The situation began back in January when plaintiff James Collins purchased a used copy of Dragon Age: Origins from a GameStop store in Hayward, California. Collins paid $54.99 plus tax for the game, $5 less than a brand new copy.

Collins states he purchased the game in part because of the box cover, which advertised that additional character and quest content could be downloaded for free upon purchasing the game. Collins discovered weeks later, however, he would have to pay an additional $15 to access the downloadable content, ultimately paying $10 more than the cost of a brand new copy with the same content.

When Collins tried to return the game for a refund, the GameStop manager at the store said he could not because the seven-day return window had passed.

"GameStop, who makes more than 20% of its revenue and nearly $2 billion from the sale of used video games, is aware of this issue, and continues to fail to alert customers that this content is not available on used games," the suit states. "As a result, GameStop tricks consumers into paying more for a used game than they would if they purchased the same game and content new."

Collins is seeking restitution, punitive damages for fraud, and numerous other compensatory damages.

A GameStop representatve told IGN the company is unable to comment on pending litigation.

The lawsuit in PDF form can be viewed here.

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Re: Gamestop getting sued for used games lol!!

Post by S7 R0LLING THUND3R on Sat Mar 27, 2010 7:10 pm

All the money he's spending on a case he will most likely lose, he could have just bought a new copy and learn from his loss!

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Post by Atrum on Sat Mar 27, 2010 9:29 pm

No way will he win that. He knew it was used when he bought it. Probably bought it just to attempt to get some money from settling outside of court. What a loser.

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Post by S7 Coolhand on Mon Mar 29, 2010 9:45 am

HAHA he got pwned. Really tho that's some shady sh1t by gamestop that should stop. Hope he tears em up - they need to appreciate their customers a little more than that.

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Post by S7 Shikaga on Mon Mar 29, 2010 10:40 am

Haha how funny itd be for him to win

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