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Selling Used Video Games Now Requires Essentially Getting Booked
I'm in line at Gamestop the other day, breaking down and finally buying the much-hated NCAA Football '09, when I hear the clerk ask the guy in front of me for his fingerprints. He's returning a game, and the clerk breaks out some kind of form. He swipes his thumb across an ink pad stuck to the counter and then puts his mark in the appropriate box.
What the deuce? "The sheriff's office has been making us do it," the clerk told me. "People hate it."
Broward County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Kayla Concepcion said the new requirement comes straight from the Florida Legislature, which enacted a law on October 1 of last year that treated video games like second-hand goods sold at pawn shops. Now any store buying used video games has to collect the thumb prints, along with a bunch of other personal info about the seller.
Originally posted by Juston
If the purpose was really to ban violent video games, wouldn't an I.D. suffice? Or in the event of no I.D., common sense that the buyer is of age.