Well, it looks like GameStop is joining the fray of retail stores that will be offering iDevices. Can’t really say this is unexpected since these devices are used for gaming by those on the go. For the time being, GameStop is only accepting used trade-ins in exchange for in-store credit and not offering new devices for sale just yet. But before you go skipping to your nearest GameStop to trade in that old iPod you don’t use anymore, you may want to read up on GameStop’s terms & conditions for that trade-in:
“Trades must be in full working condition to receive full value. Trades with case damage or unsightly scratches, personalization or engravings will not be accepted. All trades are subject to manager approval. GameStop reserves the right to cease taking trades of iPod, iPhone or iPad without notice. By trading your iPod, iPhone or iPad you release GameStop from any claim relating to the product (including but not limited to loss of the iPod, iPhone or iPad or its contents) and any music, pictures or other data stored on it. You also release GameStop from any claim for loss or unauthorized access, use or disclosure of any personal or private data or information stored on the iPod, iPhone or iPad. iPod, iPhone, iPad (including images of the iPod, iPhone or iPad), and Apple are all registered trademarks of, and owned by, Apple Inc.”
Our guess is that Game Stop is getting ready for the holiday season. By that time, plenty of iDevices would have been shipped of to resellers and new stock would be in to fill all those empty stockings. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.