Friday, 24th December 2010, 11:04:39
HMV is considering changes to its ecommerce website, including beginning to trade pre-owned games over the internet.
The video games retailer will consider implementing the new feature over the course of the next 12 months as more people look for second-hand bargains, as opposed to original copies.
It follows Amazon's move into the market last week which, according to spong.com, will allow its customers to buy and sell second-hand games "at competitive prices".
Martin Baxter, HMV's Re/Play games manager, told the news provider that Amazon's move was predictable, but that his firm can offer something different in the market.
"Amazon's move comes as no surprise given that some of the major players do not offer an online trade-in service." he said.
"Although there are games swap websites and the likes of eBay who offer this type of service. But their prices can vary dramatically, making it difficult to understand the value of the offer."
Earlier this month it was reported that HMV announced a £40 million loss because of supermarkets, downloads and other ecommerce sites.
Posted by Phil Williams
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