Ever wonder what happens to your games and gear after you trade them in to Gamestop? Some games, obviously, get put back on the shelves—the hope is to resell them. But not everything gets resold.
A fascinating report by IGN details the hidden world of dumpster diving—it turns out that Gamestop sometimes throws away games that are in working condition (we've seen this before). Some people have noticed and have taken to "dumpster diving" to salvage the stuff that Gamestop throws out. Dumpster diving is exactly what it sounds like: the practice of wading in trash to find things of interest. You might think only crappy stuff gets thrown out, but that's not actually the case. Here's IGN on the sorts of things people have found dumpster diving: