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GameStop Will Now Take Your Unwanted Gift Cards

May 11, 2019

Consumers who have gift cards they don’t want now have the opportunity to trade them in for something else or cash.

Video game, collectibles and electronics retailer GameStop announced it would accept 600 brands of unwanted gift cards and consumers can exchange them for their favorite video game or toy collectible or cash with a 20 percent cash reduction from the credit value.

Pennsylvania has been selected as a test location area for the gift card exchange program and the retailer has plans for it to go nationwide later this year.

In Northeast Pennsylvania, participating GameStop locations are in the Wyoming Valley Mall in Wilkes-Barre Twp., the Laurel Mall in Hazle Twp. and the Viewmont Mall in Dickson City as well as the Shoppes at Montage in Moosic, Dickson City Commons, Taylor Commons and the Hazle Marketplace in Hazleton.

Jon Haes, vice president of merchandising at GameStop, said $8-$10 billion goes unspent every year in gift cards and customers have unrealized value that “our program can unlock.”

“Customers can opt for GameStop credit or cash in exchange for their unspent gift cards,” Haes said. “By providing customers a way to transform unwanted gift cards from other retailers into GameStop currency, this is a great service for our customers and it helps drive traffic into our stores.”

In all, there are 48 GameStop locations across Pennsylvania and 3,706 nationwide.

According to GameStop, it will accept most brick and mortar brands starting with a minimum value of $5 and maximum of $1,000.

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