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Tesco's new console games - are they actually new?

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5y, 5m agoPosted 5 years, 5 months ago
Tesco used to always sell new 360/PS3 games inside a large case which they had to open at the till.

I bought two games last night, where the empty cases were out on the shelf, and the cashier had to find the disc and manual out of the back.

The old method was great, because the game cases were pristine and sealed. Now, you get a potentially worn case with no seal.

Since Tesco are now buying games in, it makes me think that this is either completely coincidental timing, or they're doing something incredibly dodgy here.
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5y, 5m agoPosted 5 years, 5 months ago
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#1
my 2 in tesco yesterday were in the plastic case think asda display empty cases too
#2
My local tesco has a used games section, but many of them actually appear to be new.

I agree I dislike removing the disc etc from the package as an anti-theft measure as it gives the impression what you have bought is second hand, and it clearly does not work as in such stores you always end up with a basket full of discs with no cases on sale at reduced prices - obviously someone went and stole the case for them.
#3
Many stores do this. Blockbuster for example remove discs to put cases on display but the games are still never used. It is an anti-theft measure. Some games (i.e. new releases) will have display cases and be exchanged for a sealed copy upon purchase.
#4
as along as they are not scratched i dont see a reason to complain, its possible they might be selling traded in games as new
#5
I bought 3games from tesco today n they were open. Went to another tesco and they were in the plastic safety jobs with alarms. So just store specific.
#6
Plus that tesco didn't sell used games anyhow or do trades.
#7
gmdlogan
Plus that tesco didn't sell used games anyhow or do trades.

what about games that are returned?
#8
roryog
Many stores do this. Blockbuster for example remove discs to put cases on display but the games are still never used. It is an anti-theft measure. Some games (i.e. new releases) will have display cases and be exchanged for a sealed copy upon purchase.

Display cases would be flawless because they're re-usable. Why not just do that for all games? You wouldn't need the pricey, horrible alarmed cases. You wouldn't need the cashier routing through dozens of discs to find the correct one. The end result is a pristine, sealed case.

I just found it odd that some were cased, some were open.
#9
My local Asda does the display case exchanging for a sealed copy thing.
#10
It will depend how many security cases the store has. They do get broken and thieves walk off with the box and games both and slip them past the scanners. If they don't have enough they resort to the old fashioned "gutting" method.

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