GameStop: Lending Games to Staff, Selling Them as New

GameStop (GME) is lending new copies of videogames to their retail store employees and later selling them as new, unused copies, the gamer blog Kotaku asserts. The post contends the practice may be a violation of federal trade laws. Kotaku said the company declined to comment on the practice.

The blog post notes that the videogame retailer’s policy, verified by a number of employees, is that sales associates can check out one item of store merchandise for personal use for up to four days.

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