Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Argos Trying The Preowned Games Market

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:
"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."

"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."
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).

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