Tesco pre-owned plans go UK-wide

Friday, 12th November 2010 10:14 GMT By Patrick Garratt


Tesco’s told MCV its expanding its used games sales operation to include all its smaller Extra stores.

You’ll only be able to sell your games as the mini-supermarkets, however: selling will only take place at larger outlets.

“We are continuing to develop our pre-owned offer and we are rolling out to the Extra stores estate as sales warrant,” said Tesco’s senior buying manager for games, John Stanhope.

“At the moment we are buying and selling in 150 stores and buying in all Extras,” he added.

Consumers can check the value of their game and find out where their nearest trade-in store is by visiting the Tesco Entertainment website.

Previously, secondhand games could only be bought in 61 Tesco shops.



  1. Robo_1

    Obviously under capitalist rules, all’s fair in love and war, but I do find it pretty sad that a supermarket chain the size of Tesco has to resort to this.

    The second hand market was one area where the specialist stores could differentiate themselves, and remain competitive, so seeing a shopping behemoth like Tesco get in on the action seems a little… shit.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Blerk

    My local Asda started doing preowned a few weeks back and the prices are just as extortionate as GAME. £25 for a scabby, pube-infested copy of something that I can get brand new online for £15? No thanks.

    I dread to think how much cash they rake in on them from people who don’t know any better. No wonder devs get pissed.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. DrDamn

    My local Asda don’t seem to apply any sensible controls either. They have a packed shelf of second hand FIFA 10′s which realistically they ain’t going to sell are they?

    I had heard they do give decent trade in values mind.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Robo_1

    I suppose that’s where being a specialist shop gives you a leg up.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. AHA-Lambda

    @4 – what? GAME? XD

    #5 4 years ago

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