Poor HMV launch tight-fisted trade-in app
Oh, HMV. They have all those money troubles to worry about, so they launch an app that could be potentially groundbreaking for their mainstream market and garner lots of positive press. And yet, they completely fail to do so on account of being tight.
The high street retailer's free app, Re/Play, is available for both iPhone and Android. With it, you can check how much you can trade old games in for, either by typing the title or using a barcode scanner. That's it. Very basic functionality, but then it only has one job to do properly - entice you into selling your second-hand games to HMV, so they can turn a tidy profit.
We've gone through a few examples, and HMV are offering peanuts for your games - you'll almost certainly get a better deal through high street stores like GAME, while Amazon currently offer over twice the cash price that HMV will give you for Lego Batman Wii. A nice idea HMV, but we think it'll only attract complete novices to trade-in, and they'll soon get wise.