"Argos can confirm it is trialling a trade-in service for video games in a few stores in the North East region commencing in March 2010."Seems like the decision makers at Argos are seeing that preowned games is good business and want a piece of that market like its counterparts. Although it will be nice to be able to get used games from a greater variety of shops, specialist entertainment stores seems to be evolving into every-man stores in an attempt to make the maximum profit possible (the high street must be really tough right now).
"Customers participating in the trial will receive the trade-in value in Argos gift vouchers giving the customers the choice to purchase any of the 18,000-plus products we sell. "
"We have no firm plans regarding the length of the trial and no future roll out decision will be taken until the trial is concluded."
Wednesday, 3 March 2010
UK high street catalogue retailer Argos are to begin offering preowned games akin to their competitors Tesco and Asda. They intend to run a trial of the service in 27 of their stores in the UK with the view to expand if proven successful. A spokesperson for the retailer commented: