You know that you've got a good post on your hands when it starts like this...
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.
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!
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.
...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.
First of all, I'm not anti-corporate. 95% of my games come from Amazon, Fry's, Best Buy and Target. I'm also not some hardcore, dedicated Gamestop basher. I was simply providing a contradictory opinion to your posting claiming that the games in the sale are new. You should take a look at your own experience and just accept that only 50% (2 of 4) of the games you purchased were new. Heck, as some other postings have noted, certain GS stores won't even accept their own "new", gutted games for returns because they are opened.
I'm just as fascinated with all the Gamestop apologists who crop up in these posts as you are with the alleged bashers. The people who post things like "the manual was only a little bent" or "it only took me a few minutes to peel off all the stickers on the case". I don't get why you are willing to accept substandard quality in exchange for saving just a little bit of money (and often not that much when you factor in no tax and free shipping from on-line retailers). Still, you are free to accept whatever crap product they put out and feel good about it if you'd like.
When we as CAGs discuss a deal, it has always been acceptable to talk about various aspects of that deal (i.e. shipping is too expensive or slow or the items are not as advertised). If you don't want to read posts like that, you don't have to. Just skip over them.
By the way, I would never ordinarily use the phrase "here's the deal". I only did it because I was so fascinated by your arrogance at including it in your own post.