Leaked screenshots on Kotaku revealed Gamestop will get into the laptop selling business. This comes after Gamestop announced back in early March that they were going to sell refurbished iPhones, iPad and iPod Touch media players at its stores. To date, Gamestop sells iOS devices at more than a thousand stores.
It seems like a strange business for a video game retailer to be in, but for Gamestop CEO Paul Raines, it makes perfect sense: he’s got a 200,000 square foot facility in Grapevine, Texas employing 1,700 people to refurbish Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo consoles and with iOS devices getting the refurb treatment, the Macbooks seemed like a natural evolution of Apple devices. And what about pricing? Based on the screenshot, which could be filled with placeholders rather than actual prices, MacBooks could start as low as $459.99. There’s a listing for a refurbished 11-inch MacBook Air with a 1.4GHz Core 2 Duo processor at $749.99, a bit more than the $699.99 that Apple usually charges, while an 17-inch MacBook Pro with a 2.4GHz Core i7 processor might be found for $2,099.99, which seems like it could be a bit less.