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#211 dizz.lee

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Posted 02 July 2008 - 01:37 PM

oddly enough, i went to the gamestop at the mall near my house..

picked up brave story, mhf2, mario & sonic at the olympic games, dementium, and nervous brickdown.

they went to their drawers and gave me factory sealed copies of every game i picked.

but i went on the first day of gamedays. the price of every game i bought so far has dropped :drool:

#212 salty tbone

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Posted 02 July 2008 - 01:40 PM

This whole thing ticks me off, because there's some games I'd buy, but they're all used being sold as "new". I'm so sick of that.


Well if the price is right ... For me, I consider gutted games a step below new but better than used because the games and cases are typically in great shape (I haven't had any problems removing stickers, but I know there's always exceptions.)

I realize some hate the concept of gutted "new" games, and I would never pay full price for one, but the Gameday sale prices for many of the games are pretty good (and in several cases cheaper than the used prices).
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#213 Wolfpup

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Posted 02 July 2008 - 01:46 PM

Yeah, that's a good point I suppose. Still it just ticks me off. From what I've seen at mine the cases are just thrown out in a bin, not even rewrapped, with stickers on them. I can get better buying used from Gamefly.

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Posted 02 July 2008 - 01:56 PM

Yeah, that's a good point I suppose. Still it just ticks me off. From what I've seen at mine the cases are just thrown out in a bin, not even rewrapped, with stickers on them. I can get better buying used from Gamefly.


Cool. Well, problem solved. :D

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Posted 02 July 2008 - 02:52 PM

I've viewed a few pages of the thread, but haven't seen anyone mention Afterburner for PSP. Snagged it at $15 last night.. I actually kind of like it. It's no realistic flight sim, but pretty good arcade fun much in the same vein as the old game. Also snagged Sega Genesis Coll. for PS2.. the ultimate prevention of redundant spending of Wii and Live points. Haven't played it yet, seems like a pretty well fleshed out collection (speaking of... why no love for Afterburner on that disc?).

#216 poppabk

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Posted 02 July 2008 - 03:06 PM

Yeah, that's a good point I suppose. Still it just ticks me off. From what I've seen at mine the cases are just thrown out in a bin, not even rewrapped, with stickers on them. I can get better buying used from Gamefly.

But the actual disk in a gutted copy should not have been used which is the most important thing in the end. I have bought Godfather and House of the Dead2/3 in this sale and both times they were the last copy and thus gutted. HotD was a gift so they took a new box and transferred everything to it and then shrink wrapped it so it looked like brand new with no stickers or sticker marks. Personally I think they should buy an extra set of boxes for each gutted copy so that they can do this every time, it would only cost them a few cents per game.

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Posted 02 July 2008 - 03:27 PM

But the actual disk in a gutted copy should not have been used which is the most important thing in the end. I have bought Godfather and House of the Dead2/3 in this sale and both times they were the last copy and thus gutted. HotD was a gift so they took a new box and transferred everything to it and then shrink wrapped it so it looked like brand new with no stickers or sticker marks. Personally I think they should buy an extra set of boxes for each gutted copy so that they can do this every time, it would only cost them a few cents per game.


Unless an employee took it home under their store try-out policy. I absolutely refuse to buy gutted games. They are used plain and simple.

#218 Mr. Jack

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Posted 02 July 2008 - 03:30 PM

Is this final clearance sale still in effect even thought it's July now? I don't want to make the trip out to the local GS if the deals are dead.
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#219 Quintox

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Posted 02 July 2008 - 03:34 PM

Is this final clearance sale still in effect even thought it's July now? I don't want to make the trip out to the local GS if the deals are dead.

I went yesterday and they still had the bin out

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Posted 02 July 2008 - 04:17 PM

I'm pretty sure that last year they left the bins out until pretty much everything was gone, or at least close to it.

There's no point for them in putting stuff on the shelf, so it's easier, and more likely to sell, if left on display in bins. People are drawn to anything that says 'sale'.

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Posted 02 July 2008 - 04:35 PM

Hmm...

I think I'll take a jaunt out to my local Gamestop and see what they have left.
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#222 Mr. Jack

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Posted 02 July 2008 - 05:17 PM

Excellent, I'll probably take a ride over and see what they have after work, thanks for the info guys.
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#223 bigdaddybruce44

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Posted 02 July 2008 - 05:27 PM

I see a lot of people are once again all concerned over the stupid opened games policy. Here's the deal. As others have said, many stores still have sealed copies of the games. I got two out of my four games factory-sealed. If the games are open, just take a look at the discs. If they appear used, and you don't want them, don't buy them.

#224 Kaako

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Posted 02 July 2008 - 05:36 PM

I'm desperately trying to find SoTC for cheap, but my Gamestop never has it in stock. :/
I've also tried ebay, but they're going for a good amount of money as well. Anyone know other alternatives?

Thanks.

#225 RelentlessRolento

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Posted 02 July 2008 - 08:32 PM

what is the pricing on the clearance finals?

#226 irishsoccermbw

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Posted 02 July 2008 - 08:36 PM

I saw Odin Sphere tagged at 15.99 final clearance, is it worth it?

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Posted 02 July 2008 - 08:47 PM

playing Odin Sphere now, so far I find it pretty interesting compared to other real time RPGs

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Posted 02 July 2008 - 09:07 PM

When does this sale end? I want to pick up C&C3...


#229 porieux

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Posted 02 July 2008 - 09:59 PM

Is Viking still on sale? I need to finish that game, but only if it's cheap.

#230 bigdaddybruce44

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Posted 02 July 2008 - 10:12 PM

Is Viking still on sale? I need to finish that game, but only if it's cheap.


No, unfortunately. But they didn't raise the used prices, yet. It's still at $27. You could order online and get it for less than $25, after CAG16 and SAVER...as well EDGE, if you have it. If you don't get a complete copy, return it to a store for one.

#231 hysterisch

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Posted 02 July 2008 - 10:32 PM

Is this final clearance sale still in effect even thought it's July now? I don't want to make the trip out to the local GS if the deals are dead.



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Posted 02 July 2008 - 11:15 PM

quick question since I forget if it was part of the sale or not:

was soul calibur legends in the sale?

#233 jello44

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Posted 03 July 2008 - 12:37 AM

I don't know where you live, but it might be worth it to you to call around to various GSs and see if they have any sealed copies of games behind the counter.

A good number of GSs near me keep a large number of their new games sealed, including the GameDays sale items. Not sure if they've since gutted them due to them being on clearance, but a call couldn't hurt.


Yeah, I was actually surprised when I went to get NFS : Carbon for 10 bucks, when the clerk pulled out a sealed copy of the game, I was expecting them to sell me the gutted copy with the case from the display bin.

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Posted 03 July 2008 - 01:14 AM

I see a lot of people are once again all concerned over the stupid opened games policy. Here's the deal. As others have said, many stores still have sealed copies of the games. I got two out of my four games factory-sealed. If the games are open, just take a look at the discs. If they appear used, and you don't want them, don't buy them.


Here's the deal. Once a game is opened, it can't be classified as "new" in most states, including California. As a gamer and a collector, if I'm going to pay a premium for a new game, it has to be factory sealed and not opened and played by some employee. It's not my job to inspect their games and make a determination if something is to new standards. It's either new or not. An opened game is not new and the fact that the largest video game retail chain in the world can't find a way to convince their suppliers to give them dummy cases and inserts for each new game they sell is absurd. As such, I will not buy games from Gamestop's retail stores and I know many others will not either. The fact that you accepted two used games and still paid the new price is just sad, especially since many of the games in this sale can be found used for less money.

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Posted 03 July 2008 - 01:47 AM

my local gamestop had copies of def jam icon for ps3 priced at $8.99, ymmv of course.

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Posted 03 July 2008 - 01:48 AM

my local gamestop had copies of def jam icon for ps3 priced at $8.99, ymmv of course.


Mine did as well. I'm thinking it's not worth that much though.

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#237 LazerChachi

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Posted 03 July 2008 - 04:06 AM

Scored a great deal today. I went to go see if they had anything left, and they accidentally had Kane's Wrath priced at 12.99 instead of the regular Command and Conquer 3, so they had to honor it. They took the rest of the copies out of the bin after I bought my copy though lol.

#238 bigdaddybruce44

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Posted 03 July 2008 - 04:22 AM

Here's the deal.


You know that you've got a good post on your hands when it starts like this...

As a gamer and a collector, if I'm going to pay a premium for a new game, it has to be factory sealed and not opened and played by some employee.


Then...don't? No one told you to. I was merely telling people that WANTED to buy games and partake in the sale, but were hesitant, that many of the games were still sealed. Oh, my bad, though. You obviously needed to get your GameStop hate off your chest, so what was being discussed meant very little. It's all right. It will be ok one day.

It's not my job to inspect their games and make a determination if something is to new standards.


Then...don't? Yes, I know, I used that already, but again, no one was telling YOU to do anything. So, please, stop flaunting your standards, as if people are going to be blown away. We've heard it all before. You're not a rebel against the corporate hacks, maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan!

As such, I will not buy games from Gamestop's retail stores and I know many others will not either.


Congrats? Considering I don't work for GameStop or own any share of the company, I don't really care if you burn one of their stores down. And considering that they put up record profits last year, I highly doubt "you and others you know" mean much to them.

The fact that you accepted two used games and still paid the new price is just sad, especially since many of the games in this sale can be found used for less money.


...and I think it's sad that people like you still feel a need to come into GameStop deal topics and complain about policy. It's getting so old, it isn't even funny. If you want to complain about this stuff, there is a board you can discuss your shopping experiences.

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Posted 03 July 2008 - 04:48 AM

god i hate gamestop, but i had to pick up brave story for 15:lol: anyway i hate there gut the game's crap thats why i never go to gamestop :bomb: so i went to pick up the game and as i was about to leave i look at the umd and it look used, so i asked the guy hey, arent these new, and he said yeah. so i gave him the umd and i said look, he look at it and says yeah it does look use am going to talk 10% off it then. so i ended up walking out of there with brave story for 11$ best gamestop i've been in a long time:applause:
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Posted 03 July 2008 - 10:38 AM

I purchased Afterburner Black Falcon for the PSP yesterday at $15.99 at a Gamestop in Sevierville, TN. When I took the empty box to the counter, the guy inserted the game into the box and started to put a seal on the outside. He said this is so we can tell if it's been opened as it is our last NEW copy in the store. I told him don't even bother as I was going to peel the sticker off anyway. It seemed silly but I was OK if it was used or new regardless at the price I was paying.