Gamestaq’s Peer-To-Peer Game Sales Are The Love Child Of GameStop And Craigslist
The biggest business in the world right now is cutting out the middle man. One way or another, that’s what many of the most promising start-ups and services are providing. It’s not so good for the middle man, of course, but some are more secure in their jobs than others. Taking advantage of the long tail and stocking or listing every item on earth is something Amazon will likely be doing for some time. But what about, say, a predatory business like GameStop, which is essentially a clearing-house for other people’s used property? It is, as we might say at one of our conferences, a prime target for disruption.
Gamestaq is a service that allows gamers to sell their used games directly to other gamers, for an automatically-generated standard price based on eBay and Amazon listings — so you know you’re not getting ripped off, though of course it’s also impossible to find a bargain. It’s intended to combine the best DNA from Craigslist and GameStop, and operate as transparently as possible.
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