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#211 kataztrophik

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Posted 31 August 2010 - 05:37 PM

I just picked up my pre-ordered Metriod with bonus. And my co-worker just handed me another Metriod as a thank you gift.

So my question is, if I return my Pre-ordered Metriod, does this hurt my GS employee's pre-order sales or etc?
I would be returning the bonus items as well. I just don't want my GS employee to get a negative because of a pre-order return.

If this causes problems for my GS guy, I'll have to re-gift or ask my co-worker for the recepit.

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To be honest, it sounds like your co-worker works at GS and when you picked up your Metroid pre-order, he handed you another one. LOL

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Posted 31 August 2010 - 05:42 PM

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Posted 31 August 2010 - 05:55 PM

To be honest, it sounds like your co-worker works at GS and when you picked up your Metroid pre-order, he handed you another one. LOL

Sorry this is OT.
I don't no work at GS.
But I get a lot of gifts from friends and a lot of "kiss ass" gifts from vendors and from my staff. Our company as an over $100 gift limit which means I have to report any gifts over that amount and if I'm really lucky I sometimes get to keep the gift ie. Football tickets.

I have been trying to befriend my GS employee for awhile hence the pre-order and worrying if it will hurt his status. I hoping to get future pennied guides from him. So far I got a few guides, but no Collector's edition yet.

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Posted 31 August 2010 - 06:08 PM

Sorry this is OT.
I don't no work at GS.
But I get a lot of gifts from friends and a lot of "kiss ass" gifts from vendors and from my staff. Our company as an over $100 gift limit which means I have to report any gifts over that amount and if I'm really lucky I sometimes get to keep the gift ie. Football tickets.

I have been trying to befriend my GS employee for awhile hence the pre-order and worrying if it will hurt his status. I hoping to get future pennied guides from him. So far I got a few guides, but no Collector's edition yet.


I've told all my friends and family to not get me any games for gifts, since I almost always buy them for way cheaper than retail anyways and I don't even want to think about my poor mom going into a store and paying SIXTY dollars for a game...that I could probably get for 30 or so.

I think all the GS's around me hate me LOL I'm the one who goes in there and never buys anything but is always trading in games in multiple transactions, and making them swap out cases and games from incomplete games I get from their website.

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Posted 31 August 2010 - 06:43 PM

I think all the GS's around me hate me LOL I'm the one who goes in there and never buys anything but is always trading in games in multiple transactions, and making them swap out cases and games from incomplete games I get from their website.


That's me too! I recently moved so atleast I get a fresh start. There's more than twice as many GS here, so I can spread out my transactions. Some of the employees at the stores I used to go to knew me so well they stopped inspecting the games.lol, just scanned the boxes or merely checked to see the games were in there.

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Posted 31 August 2010 - 06:52 PM

I've told all my friends and family to not get me any games for gifts, since I almost always buy them for way cheaper than retail anyways and I don't even want to think about my poor mom going into a store and paying SIXTY dollars for a game...that I could probably get for 30 or so.

I think all the GS's around me hate me LOL I'm the one who goes in there and never buys anything but is always trading in games in multiple transactions, and making them swap out cases and games from incomplete games I get from their website.

LOL. My family and real close friends know not to buy any video or toy related items for me.
But I do so enjoy the "kiss ass" gifts from vendors. Not to brag, but I got in June:

2 Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Wii-regifted 1 of them):D
3 Red Dead Redemption (1 PS3 and 2 X360):D:cry::cry:
1 UFC 2010 Undisputed (PS3):D
2 Split/Second (both X360):cry:
1 Lost Planet 2 (PS3):D
some more cheap games and a lot of Star Wars Legos.
I don't have an x360 so I re-gifted the x360 games.

I had to return a PS3 CoD MW2 Collector's edition with night vision thing because of the $100 limit when I reported the gift. :cry:

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Posted 31 August 2010 - 06:55 PM

Some of the employees at the stores I used to go to knew me so well they stopped inspecting the games.lol, just scanned the boxes or merely checked to see the games were in there.

I love it when you get to that point. Also when you can bring in a console to trade-in, with it's original box and they just open it to verify the console is in there. That was hilarious.

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#218 io

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Posted 31 August 2010 - 07:11 PM

I just picked up my pre-ordered Metriod with bonus. And my co-worker just handed me another Metriod as a thank you gift.

So my question is, if I return my Pre-ordered Metriod, does this hurt my GS employee's pre-order sales or etc?
I would be returning the bonus items as well. I just don't want my GS employee to get a negative because of a pre-order return.

If this causes problems for my GS guy, I'll have to re-gift or ask my co-worker for the recepit.

Thanks all


Yeah, returning is better than canceling the preorder. I had no idea Metroid had a bonus - what is it? I guess I'll need to pick mine up sooner or later, but I'm in no hurry.

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Posted 31 August 2010 - 07:22 PM

Yeah, returning is better than canceling the preorder. I had no idea Metroid had a bonus - what is it? I guess I'll need to pick mine up sooner or later, but I'm in no hurry.


Art Folio, I didn't open mine because I'm going to return the game and the bonus.

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Posted 31 August 2010 - 08:25 PM

FYI

GameStop cut short the 2/40 promote for Halo Reach. They're saying it ends 8/22 not this upcoming Sunday. They might not all be doing the same thing but I've been to 3 stores that were.

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Posted 31 August 2010 - 08:38 PM

FYI

GameStop cut short the 2/40 promote for Halo Reach. They're saying it ends 8/22 not this upcoming Sunday. They might not all be doing the same thing but I've been to 3 stores that were.


Was there signage or did the employee just say it? Their website clearly states the expire date. I know they are allowed to change it, but I think they need to have documentation or something.

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Posted 31 August 2010 - 08:44 PM

Yeah, all these stories just reinforce the need to check the little screen or your receipt on the amount you got before leaving the store. Once you leave the store it's a lot harder to get things fixed. Never take them at their word. Not saying they will lie to you intentionally but they may not have exact details on how things work. A few weeks ago a couple employees tried to tell me the 25% bonus and the tiered trade stacked. I told them no it didn't, and they proceeded to try and prove to me it did. After 15 minutes they gave up and said never mind.


jp is right, i think sometimes though, they are taught to play stupid with customers.. now I know they aren't the cream of the crop, historically, but i really think they are told to play stupid to try increase profit/reduce giving out too much credit

I know a lot of times at many different GS/EBs I have had them try to screw me over, whether intentionally or not intentionally, good thing I am an educated CAG on gamestop promos/policies!
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Posted 31 August 2010 - 10:55 PM

Values from today (base):

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Avatar 8.00
Fracture 2.50
Golden Axe: 3.00

:360:
Brave: A Warrior's Tale 2.50
Brutal Legend 5.00
Konami Classics Vol.1 4.00
Konami Classics Vol.2 4.00
MX vs ATV Reflex 4.00
Rock Band Metal Pack 2.50
Rock Band Country Pack 4.00

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Dragon Ball Z: Infinite World 6.75
Sing It 2.00

Wow! so happy with that DBZ price...9.45 w bonus! I got it at a closing Movie Gallery for like $1.79.

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Posted 31 August 2010 - 11:19 PM

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Posted 31 August 2010 - 11:46 PM

yeah my gamestop hates me too. lol. the one with all my friends and hot chix got closed down so now i have to go to the bitter geek gamestop where they all bugger me over how much i trade and how i try to get deals/etc. The other day when using a $10 and $5 off powerup pro coupons they told me i am the customer they are trying to avoid with powerup pro because I trade in so much and take advantage of it. idk what the hell they were talking about. why would they complain that i am doing exactly what they want me to do, i.e. trade in games. i guess they want you to trade in games and then just throw your points away. no idea. thanx jp!

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Posted 01 September 2010 - 12:50 AM

From today:

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Halo 3: ODST - $11.00
Battlefield: Bad Company 2 - $15.00
FF XIII - $15.00
Lego SW: Complete Saga - $12.00

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Kingdom Hearts 2 - $4.75

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Posted 01 September 2010 - 04:06 AM

Was there signage or did the employee just say it? Their website clearly states the expire date. I know they are allowed to change it, but I think they need to have documentation or something.


No signage. It seemed that they never got an updated promo book that showed that it didn't expire already. Plus, all their in-store ads were showing just Metroid. I went to a different store later, and they either had older ads or updated ones.

I never will get why GS runs like 10 different promos at the same time. If they made 1 good one at a time, you wouldn't need all of those. I guess they like confusion.

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Posted 01 September 2010 - 06:35 AM

Anybody recall what the best gamestop promo was and when they did it? Like the recent trade 3 for an extra $10 promo for games over a dollar - wasn't there a 7/$50 promo or somethiong like that for games over $5. When was that?

#229 Killa_Khaos7

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Posted 01 September 2010 - 07:08 AM

Anybody recall what the best gamestop promo was and when they did it? Like the recent trade 3 for an extra $10 promo for games over a dollar - wasn't there a 7/$50 promo or something like that for games over $5. When was that?


I have a receipt here where I got an extra 50% + the Edge 10% and I only traded 5 games. It was around March.

I have a bundle of stuff to sell right now, and with the 7/30% offer coming to an end in 5 days, I'd hate for a 50% one to come up right after I traded my stuff.

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Posted 01 September 2010 - 07:14 AM

I traded in halo odst & splinter cell conviction and I ended up getting $42.20 in store credit towards halo reach. so yeah, the halo reach (trade 2 on the list for $40 credit) promo should still be working and edge stacked on it as well.

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Posted 01 September 2010 - 07:16 AM

That's where i'm at as far as trades go .... reciepts-duh! thanks

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#232 kataztrophik

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Posted 01 September 2010 - 07:28 AM

I have a receipt here where I got an extra 50% + the Edge 10% and I only traded 5 games. It was around March.

I have a bundle of stuff to sell right now, and with the 7/30% offer coming to an end in 5 days, I'd hate for a 50% one to come up right after I traded my stuff.


Gamestop had that extra 50% TIV only 2 months ago and you only had to trade in 1 game to get the bonus. I remember quite clearly because that's when I traded in a ton of NSMB's for 40 each.

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Posted 01 September 2010 - 07:31 AM

Am I trippin' tho, wasn't there a 7 games/$50 bonus a while ago? Do you remember JP?

Anybody have any insights or info as to future promos coming up?

$40 NSMB mmmmm....and was it $55 ME2.....drool drool

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Posted 01 September 2010 - 07:31 AM

Gamestop had that extra 50% TIV only 2 months ago and you only had to trade in 1 game to get the bonus. I remember quite clearly because that's when I traded in a ton of NSMB's for 40 each.



So does that mean would it be best for me to just take advantage of the current 7/30%, or is there a chance for another X Number of games/50% deal in the next 2 months? Doubtful right?

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Posted 01 September 2010 - 07:38 AM

So does that mean would it be best for me to just take advantage of the current 7/30%, or is there a chance for another X Number of games/50% deal in the next 2 months? Doubtful right?


30% really isn't that high of a TIV bonus if you ask me. There's almost always a 25% TIV bonus toward some preorder. Though the problem with waiting is potentially having your base TIV's drop. 2 months is a long time to hold onto games you want to get rid of, and in that time, TIV's can plummet to half of what they are at now. I suggest trading them in if you're happy with what you are going to get for them. The longest I suggest you wait would be until the new promo's come out on 9/6

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Posted 01 September 2010 - 07:43 AM

30% really isn't that high of a TIV bonus if you ask me. There's almost always a 25% TIV bonus toward some preorder. Though the problem with waiting is potentially having your base TIV's drop. 2 months is a long time to hold onto games you want to get rid of, and in that time, TIV's can plummet to half of what they are at now. I suggest trading them in if you're happy with what you are going to get for them. The longest I suggest you wait would be until the new promo's come out on 9/6



Yeah I started thinking the same thing about my TIV's dropping if I wait for a higher bonus, and most of them are over $12 at the moment so I'd hate to lose those prices. Meh, whatever, I'll take the 30% and be happy. Thanks.

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Posted 01 September 2010 - 07:51 AM

Yeah I started thinking the same thing about my TIV's dropping if I wait for a higher bonus, and most of them are over $12 at the moment so I'd hate to lose those prices. Meh, whatever, I'll take the 30% and be happy. Thanks.


I found that there is a "sweet spot" for games in the 10-14 dollar TIV range. They tend to show up on the trade 2 promo lists (or guaranteed $20/25 lists) and usually 20 TIV is well more than even 50% bonus on these games.

Games with TIV over 18 should be traded in during high % bonuses, games with TIV from 10-15 should be traded in during list promos, and games under 10 should be traded in during Trade 3, get $X promos.

This is just my opinion, but those are when you get the most bang for your buck. Of course it wouldn't make sense to wait an excessively long time just to catch the right promo, and as always, shop around. There are at least 7 different trade in sites/stores that you can potentially trade your game in, as well as eBay.

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Posted 01 September 2010 - 08:01 AM

yeah my gamestop hates me too. lol. the one with all my friends and hot chix got closed down so now i have to go to the bitter geek gamestop where they all bugger me over how much i trade and how i try to get deals/etc. The other day when using a $10 and $5 off powerup pro coupons they told me i am the customer they are trying to avoid with powerup pro because I trade in so much and take advantage of it. idk what the hell they were talking about. why would they complain that i am doing exactly what they want me to do, i.e. trade in games. i guess they want you to trade in games and then just throw your points away. no idea. thanx jp!


Velo you should really get the district manager's phone number and complain about that. They shouldn't treat you like that. I know it's a woman named Jackie, don't know her last name though.

Also everyone don't forget the Gamestop manager's conference is going on right now in San Antonio, so the highest up the food chain people you're dealing with at store level are assistant store managers, and probably a lot of senior/regular game advisors, so they may not know what's going on with promos and stuff.

I know someone in the VC 2 thread didn't get their DLC code, I had to wait 5-10 minutes on mine as the people working today (my store has pretty much all new staff from asst. store manager down) had to call another store to figure out how to get the register to print out the code, and a lady helped before I arrived had to come back to the store because she didn't get the art folio for Metroid. Also see the above story of a CAG being told the trade 2 for $40 towards Metroid/Halo was no longer active.

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Posted 01 September 2010 - 02:40 PM

Yeah, returning is better than canceling the preorder. I had no idea Metroid had a bonus - what is it? I guess I'll need to pick mine up sooner or later, but I'm in no hurry.


Art Folio, I didn't open mine because I'm going to return the game and the bonus.


FYI - I returned the Metroid with the bonus and the GS employee told me that I didn't need to return the bonus. He mentioned something like only pre-orders get that and since I was returning mine, my copy would be sold as a non-preorder (regular)...so that next customer shouldn't/wouldn't not get the bonus.

So I opened it and there was about 10 or more pictures.....nothing great.

I thought I share so others don't need to open their's.