GameStop's Trade-In Program, The 1993 Edition

Here's a flyer for Electronics Boutique's (now part of GameStop) fledgling trade-in scheme, which not only warns you that the program could end at any time (oh no!), but demands you bring the instructions in. No manual, no trade-in.

Compared to the "sure we'll take any old piece of shit" policy the company has now, those were some strict rules.

[ Retro Scan of the Week ] Electronics Boutique Flyer [VC&G]


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    Someone else's content link? Check.
    US news irrelevant to Australia? Check.
    Pissweak filler to make it more than a tweet? Check.
    Literal description article title devoid of thought? Check.

    Yessir this is a ginuwine Plunkett. Move along folks, nothing to see here.

      Why do you read anything he writes if you hate it so much? What you're doing is unnecessary.

      You forgot whiny complaining post in your checklist. Wouldn't be a Plunkett article without it.

        He does have a point though.

          True, but the whinging is just as draining.

          Maybe use the article as a spark to create some interesting discussion down here? Some stories about trading games as a kid or something?

          It doesn't bother you at all that someone gets paid to write fluff? I guess what bothers me is that if i were blogging a post like this (i don't blog though), id probably delete it rather than inflict it on the world.
          You suggest we should start put own stories.fair enough. But isn't the writer being pretty lazy; maybe he should be the spark that ignites the flame of conversation, not the users in a bid to polish a turd. Just because the content is free doesn't mean it's immune to critical analysis. If there was something to even analyse.

          I'll run with your idea though. It was interesting to see people still buy games on Ebay when used, in the infographic from another article today. I would've expected online prices to eat away at ebay sales

          It doesn't bother you at all that someone gets paid to write fluff? I guess what bothers me is that if i were blogging a post like this (i don't blog though), id probably delete it rather than inflict it on the world.
          You suggest we should start put own stories.fair enough. But isn't the writer being pretty lazy; maybe he should be the spark that ignites the flame of conversation, not the users in a bid to polish a turd. Just because the content is free doesn't mean it's immune to critical analysis. If there was something to even analyse.

          I'll run with your idea though. It was interesting to see people still buy games on Ebay when used, in the infographic from another article today. I would've expected online prices to eat away at ebay sales

      Did your parents ever tell you "If you don't have anything nice to say, Dont say anything at all?" No? Well perhaps you should follow said philosophy. Its getting really irritating when there are legion's of your type bashing everyone of Luke's articles on this site - regardless of whether it is lazy work or not.

        Well then by your logic Plunkett should stick to the philosophy of 'If you dont have anything interesting or original to post, don't post anything at all.'

        There's only one post, hardly legions. Frankly it casts a shadow on the other writers who do put effort and thought into articles, in some ways it makes their stuff look better of course but if Kotaku gets a rep for being fluff (which arguably it is), it hurts the likes of Serrels and ... uh...... hmm.

    Funny my copy of kingdom of amular the reckoning does not come with a manual (bloody EA). Maybe I could hand write one.

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