Wow, the field of retailers selling used games is growing quick: Dangle a couple billion dollars in front of people, they tend to jump right in. Today's entry into the field of used game sales is Radio Shack. That's right, good, old fashioned 70s-throwback retailer Radio Shack wants you to exchange games and systems for Radio Shack store credit. You can either lug your junk to a store near you or sell your stuff online at Radio Shack's website.
Sadly, Radio Shack is selling the used electronics it acquires to a third-party -- you won't be able to browse other people's cast off equipment at your local store, so The Shack's full transition from electronics retailer to multi-national corporate flea-market will not be complete. This year.
While on the face of it, this sounds like an okay deal -- you can get rid of old systems, old games and old MP3 players at the same time -- on the other hand, what would you do with Radio Shack store credit anyway? Other than emergency trips for batteries or adapters, I don't think I've ever purchased anything from Radio Shack. Although my mom bought a Tandy Color Computer there in 1979. But hey, that's just me and my family. Maybe you're different and would really, really love to trade in your Xbox 360 and Gears of War for a couple remote control cars and a karaoke machine.
I can't post a story about Radio Shack without including a link to the brilliant Onion article entitled: "Even CEO Can't Figure Out How Radio Shack Still In Business."