Rather Than Whine About Used Markets, Why Not Enable Them Yourself?
from the swedish-design dept
We were recently talking about how so many in the video game industry seem so antagonistic to the used video game market, despite widespread evidence that a healthy secondary market helps the primary market in a variety of ways. Reader Johnny points us to the news that retailing giant Ikea is now planning to experiment with used goods sales itself via a website in Sweden. The company says that it won't make much money from the offering, but recognizes that it adds value for consumers, thus suggesting they actually recognize how such things help the primary market as well. Nice to see not everyone reacts so badly to used markets.