Gamestop using moles during the Modern Warfare 2 launch

by: John -
We know that it's tough to owner a small store in today's business. There are a few tiny video game stores around me that rely on repeat customers as well as doing some specials to try and compete with the big boys such as Gamestop. Some stores break street dates in hopes of getting you into their small shops to purchase the game.

Case in point, we have Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. A few smaller shops sold the game a little early, which happens every once in a while. It's not something new. Gamestop, though, thought a good idea would be send a couple of their people over to these stores, buy up the game, and take the picture of it along with the store receipt and send it to Activision. 

Now, I actually got word from a friend who told me that yes, it happened with a mutual acquaintance of ours who works at a Gamestop. He was sent to go do this and rat out any shop that was selling MW2 early. I guess this isn't an isolated incident then since the guys who talk about this are from New York and we're in Ohio.

So, what do you guys think? Did Gamestop have the right to do this or should they have done this at all?

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