There's a real irritating trend that's emerged recently, and that is stores that try to sell used games as new. With the holiday season, the practice was running rampant. A friend went to Toys R Us to buy Prince of Persia and Lord of the Rings for the Gamecube. When he got the games home he noticed they didn't look "factory sealed" with the nice folds on the tops of the plastic. POP was covered in fingerprints and minor scratches and has locked up on him a couple of times. Lord of the Rings had a minor scratch. My boyfriend tried buying a couple of games for me at EB, but when they started removing discs from the paper slips to put into the case he told them he didn't want them - and bought them at Target instead. Once a game has been removed from the original plastic and handled by someone - whether it be a store employee or a previous owner, the game is no longer NEW. I believe it should be sold as USED and at a marked discount. At EB atleast you can SEE them "getting the game for you" but Toys R Us's practice of selling the games re-shrink wrapped is just downright awful I think. The Gamecube is especially easy to do this with because there are no stickers on the cases like the PS2 has (on the top) or Xbox (on the side). These have to be slit to get the game out and then its totally noticeable that the game has been previously tampered with. The Gamecube with no sticker is easy to reshrink and sell as NEW without the store employees batting an eye. I don't think this practice is acceptable because if I'm paying $50 for a game I want it untouched by all human hands, in pristine condition... What does everyone else think about this?