Gamestop Autodialing Customers

You may want to hit up a Target for your video-gaming needs next time you go out shopping. It seems Gamestop has been targeting previous customers and their purchases via telemarketing or autodialing. Ars Technica’s Ben Kuchera had bought The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess from a Gamestop a while back. Recently, he received a call from Gamestop and a robot relayed the following message right into his ear:

“We hope you’re enjoying your copy of Twiliight Princess, but if you’re finished with it, why don’t you bring it to the store and trade it in? We’re willing to give you $35 in trade for your copy of Twilight Princess….”

Ouch. I know Gamestop and EB Games love them some recycled systems and games, but this is absurd. Don’t go bugging people in their homes, but, if you must, at least have the courtesy to do it with a real person I can speak to.

GameStop wants your trade-ins. Enough to call you and ask for something they’ve already sold you [Ars Technica]