Not sure how many of you already know about this, but I searched and didn't find a previous thread. As of August 1st, 2003, Gamestop will no longer allow you to return an opened game that was purchased new (accept to exchange for same item). I was at two different stores yesterday and was given two different reasons for this new policy. The first store said it was due to abuse of the return policy by so many people. The second store mentioned someone had sued because they were selling returned games as "new". After checking out the help section of their website, I think the lawsuit is probably the real reason. The guy in the second store said they have always taken games that were returned and sealed them back up and sold them as "new". You can find details of the lawsuit here -> http://www.gamestop.com/gs/help/classaction.asp In fact, you can even become part of the settlement and receive a whopping 5% discount on a single piece of software. Don't trample each other in your haste!