A recent video showed someone going into the trash of a GameStop dumpster looking for games. The video showed games being scratched and being unplayable. This sparked the conversation that GameStop might actively go out of their way to not make people go through their dumpsters and get free games. Gamers complained that these games could be given to charities, instead of destroying them. GameStop has now come out and addressed this in a recent facebook post.
Here is the statement:
“Hey GameStop fans. We completely agree with the suggestions of donating games or accessories to charitable organizations. We do that routinely with our partners Ronald McDonald House Charities, Make-A-Wish Foundation and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Regarding the Dumpster Video: It is our company practice to discard or destroy products that are damaged, defective, no longer work, or cannot be repaired. It is our understanding that this was the case with the product shown in the video.”
GameStop give their games to charities, the video might have filmed just broken games they could not sell. It also might be the case that they do destroy the games. What do you think? Let us know in the comments below.