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Gamestop: The Dark Spire $9.99 New, $8.99 Used - B&M


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#91 rmb

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Posted 19 July 2009 - 04:56 AM

I'll be checkin for new copies at a couple stores by me. If they have them I will pick up for other cags that want this game.

#92 bruceg

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Posted 19 July 2009 - 05:32 AM

I requested a sealed copy of the game and was happy to hear the store had one. I unfortunately wasn't paying enough attention when I bought it. After I got home, I found out that it wasn't even shrink wrapped and had a price sticker, so it obviously had been gutted. This copy is going to be exchanged/returned..

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#93 Squarehard

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Posted 19 July 2009 - 05:36 AM

I've had pretty good luck with the gamestops around my area. A couple of my friends picked up gut copies, but they had everything with it since they only put the outter cardboard box on the floor to display and the game and soundtrack both stayed sealed and stored away. But every store is different. Sorry to hear the bad luck everyone is getting with this :*(

Isn't there a FriendofSonic here at CAG? I just pended out a copy of this game on Goozex to a user by that name.


We definitely have a FriendofSonic here. He runs the target clearance thread. Theres a good chance they are the same people. And I think FriendofSonic even posted in this thread before. So he probably snagged a couple of copies. But could just be pure coincidence ;P
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#94 Friend of Sonic

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Posted 19 July 2009 - 06:22 AM

We definitely have a FriendofSonic here. He runs the target clearance thread. Theres a good chance they are the same people. And I think FriendofSonic even posted in this thread before. So he probably snagged a couple of copies. But could just be pure coincidence ;P


Yeah, I PMed him. Basically I got a used copy with soundtrack, and noticed they had a copy with case and manual, and then a cart only copy. I couldn't find anything else for B2G1 free, so I got the cart only copy figuring a friend of mine may want to "Check it" That was not the case, so I thought flipping it on Goozex would make sense. Turns out I hit "want" instead of "have" so I got matched up. I'm hoping he'll back out of the deal as I've requested, but I don't expect him to, nor would I hold it against him. I suppose I'll just cross my fingers and hope some of that Atlus magic comes through in making the game's value a little bit higher in the future.

But anyway, I digress. Point of the post, in this thread anyway, was I got a used one with the soundtrack! Whoo!
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#95 Squarehard

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Posted 19 July 2009 - 06:25 AM

Yeah, I PMed him. Basically I got a used copy with soundtrack, and noticed they had a copy with case and manual, and then a cart only copy. I couldn't find anything else for B2G1 free, so I got the cart only copy figuring a friend of mine may want to "Check it" That was not the case, so I thought flipping it on Goozex would make sense. Turns out I hit "want" instead of "have" so I got matched up. I'm hoping he'll back out of the deal as I've requested, but I don't expect him to, nor would I hold it against him. I suppose I'll just cross my fingers and hope some of that Atlus magic comes through in making the game's value a little bit higher in the future.

But anyway, I digress. Point of the post, in this thread anyway, was I got a used one with the soundtrack! Whoo!


To find a used one with the soundtrack and B2G1. You definitely made out :D
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#96 eau

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Posted 20 July 2009 - 01:54 AM

I requested a sealed copy of the game and was happy to hear the store had one. I unfortunately wasn't paying enough attention when I bought it. After I got home, I found out that it wasn't even shrink wrapped and had a price sticker, so it obviously had been gutted. This copy is going to be exchanged/returned..

Atlus' recent premium boxed DS games are not shrinkwrapped but factory sealed with round transparent stickers like those that are used on some software retail packages. The DS game inside the premium box is factory sealed like regular DS games as well. The soundtrack CD (in a sleeve) is not sealed IIRC.
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Posted 20 July 2009 - 02:07 AM

I'm sure by now everyone knows what the new copy comes with, but just be aware of the usual Gamestop "we don't really know a lot about the niche games we sell" knowledge... one GS here tried to sell me just the game itself as a new copy, no outer box, no CD, nothing else.

When I asked about the CD and Outer Box, I was told that it's just the game and those were "preorder bonuses, probably". The game even looked reshrinkwrapped, to be honest, and I had to ask for it by name since they had no shelf copy.

I went across the street to another GS and just picked it up, the way it should be, new and sealed with the proper items. Just a heads up to everyone when they buy it to double check what they are getting.

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#98 doctorfaustus

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Posted 20 July 2009 - 06:20 AM

Thanks, I picked this up. Really appreciate the heads up!
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#99 bruceg

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Posted 20 July 2009 - 08:50 AM

Atlus' recent premium boxed DS games are not shrinkwrapped but factory sealed with round transparent stickers like those that are used on some software retail packages. The DS game inside the premium box is factory sealed like regular DS games as well. The soundtrack CD (in a sleeve) is not sealed IIRC.


Hey, thanks for the info! Yeah, my mistake - I saw the gamestop price sticker and assumed gutted display copy. I thought the round stickers were slapped on by some gamestop employee trying to reseal it...

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Posted 20 July 2009 - 02:14 PM

Thanks for the heads-up on this one. I'm another huge Wizardry fan and I've had my eye on this one for a while now. The price drop just sealed it for me so I picked it up over the weekend. I'm glad to see a lot of folks buying it. We need to support games such as this for the DS.

I had no trouble at my local Gamestop. They gave me a sealed copy that had the game box and CD inside. Then again I've never had problems with my Gamestop, so I count myself lucky.

#101 ghostmedicine

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Posted 20 July 2009 - 09:02 PM

OK, well, I found an actual new, sealed copy of The Dark Spire at a Gamestop around work today. Does anyone know what Gamestop's policy would be RE: returning the other gutted "new" copy I bought from them a few days ago? They didn't even "re-seal" it with a clear plastic sticker (as they did with a couple of the games I bought fromt he recent Game Days sale).

#102 Squarehard

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Posted 20 July 2009 - 11:44 PM

OK, well, I found an actual new, sealed copy of The Dark Spire at a Gamestop around work today. Does anyone know what Gamestop's policy would be RE: returning the other gutted "new" copy I bought from them a few days ago? They didn't even "re-seal" it with a clear plastic sticker (as they did with a couple of the games I bought fromt he recent Game Days sale).


Youre gonna have to make a case they forgot to seal it then. Cause normally they put the seal on and say if the seal is removed, you cant return it for a refund since its "new" and you removed the seal, so now its not. Hopefully the employees at your store arent assholes and theyll just do it for you. But they may give you a hard time since the person didnt seal it for you.
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#103 ghostmedicine

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Posted 21 July 2009 - 12:55 AM

Youre gonna have to make a case they forgot to seal it then. Cause normally they put the seal on and say if the seal is removed, you cant return it for a refund since its "new" and you removed the seal, so now its not. Hopefully the employees at your store arent assholes and theyll just do it for you. But they may give you a hard time since the person didnt seal it for you.

Yeah, that's pretty much how I thought it would go. I think I'd rather spare myself that potential scenario and just pass it along to someone else, either as a gift or eBay, etc. Thanks for your input.

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Posted 21 July 2009 - 01:34 PM

GDMFSOB! I just bought it new at GS for $19.99. I figured with the soundtrack and outer box it wouldn't drop so fast. I wonder if I should keep my receipts and try to get a credit when the price changes so soon after I buy something new. Eh, that would be futile, I buy new stuff from Gamestop maybe twice a year.

#105 Squarehard

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Posted 21 July 2009 - 03:57 PM

GDMFSOB! I just bought it new at GS for $19.99. I figured with the soundtrack and outer box it wouldn't drop so fast. I wonder if I should keep my receipts and try to get a credit when the price changes so soon after I buy something new. Eh, that would be futile, I buy new stuff from Gamestop maybe twice a year.


If it is still unopened, you can return new unopened merchandise back to Gamestop within 30 days. Then you can just repurchase it again for that price, so no biggie. But if you did open, then they gonna give you trouble ;P.
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Posted 21 July 2009 - 03:59 PM

If it is still unopened, you can return new unopened merchandise back to Gamestop within 30 days. Then you can just repurchase it again for that price, so no biggie. But if you did open, then they gonna give you trouble ;P.


Depending on the employee, you don't even need to physically return it in my experience, the employee will just credit you back the amount with just the receipt, same as any other store.

On their end, I think they are doing a return / rebuy but on your end, you just really need the receipt (but I'd bring the game just in case, I've never needed it). So even if you did open it, if you get a nice employee they won't ever need to see the game. They haven't when I've got games adjusted, like Bionic Commando just recently (which I had already opened when I got my adjustment.. just don't tell them it's open, obviously :p). It's YMMV on the employee but I doubt you will find a GS employee who won't give you $10 back if you explain it nicely and go at a time when they are not busy.

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#107 Squarehard

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Posted 21 July 2009 - 05:50 PM

Depending on the employee, you don't even need to physically return it in my experience, the employee will just credit you back the amount with just the receipt, same as any other store.

On their end, I think they are doing a return / rebuy but on your end, you just really need the receipt (but I'd bring the game just in case, I've never needed it). So even if you did open it, if you get a nice employee they won't ever need to see the game. They haven't when I've got games adjusted, like Bionic Commando just recently (which I had already opened when I got my adjustment.. just don't tell them it's open, obviously :p). It's YMMV on the employee but I doubt you will find a GS employee who won't give you $10 back if you explain it nicely and go at a time when they are not busy.


Its kind of like the other guy who wanted to return his game he got gutted but the employee didnt reseal it for them. Its gonna be YMMV on that one too. My stores will do it for me since I go there all the time, but itll vary like you said, on which employee you get and at which store. My stores are pretty strict, and I've seen them turn down customers all the time since its been opened, but I've never had a problem with it, so can't complain myself. But doesn't work for everyone. Just making sure he knows its easier to do it if its still sealed so he wont even have to worry about running into any issues since Gamestop technically doesn't have a price guarantee policy.
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#108 wildnuts02

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Posted 22 July 2009 - 01:00 AM

i got a brand new sealed copy! there was a display box that still had the soundtrack left but it was so beat up. i don't know what people do to these - looked like it was thrown around and stepped on
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