Babbages used to actually do this.I think the biggest downfall of gamestop was more shit they didn't do, than shit they did do. If they had of focused on carrying mostly gaming hardware as soon as direct download became commonplace on consoles, they'd still be one of the top dogs. I mean think about it, who would be their biggest competitor for buying stuff like graphics cards in a brick and mortar store? Best Buy, and their specialty isn't gaming so they could easily outclass them there. You could easily do trade ins for most PC components, and since normally when someone upgrades their PC they do have old components that they don't really have much use for, it just makes sense.
Yeah I've heard of them, however much like Funcoland they may never make it to my area before they get bought out by a bigger entity.There's a place all over the south called Game X Change that's been growing. It's everything Gamestop should have been: nothing but games and accessories, for every platform imaginable. No pushing preorders or rewards cards. It's great.