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#61 Squarehard

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#62 BrandonJ33

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 04:51 AM

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#64 Kenshindono

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 06:57 AM

This can't be legal

Would they even take a return on that considering it's not shrink-wrapped?


HAHHAHA.. oh man.. i guess you've never bought from GS before have you? They regularly open games, slap stickers all over them, take the games home and play them, then sell them to you as brand new at full price.. usually putting a sticker of their own on the side and saying if you remove that one its not new anymore

I dont get how they get away with that shit. I just went to the only one in my area that showed stock of P4 arena hoping to get a first run copy, and all 3 copies they had were gutted... ALL 3! I was complaining at my local one and they just shook their heads. They had recently been forceed to gut 6 copies of Hitman for their displays.. friggin 6! I swear, they have retarded monkeys working at the corporate policy levels.

Anyway, as for me. I found one at my local store still sealed but it was a bit rough looking and had a big sticker on the spine that would be hard to remove. So i tried ordering online through them and had them hold that one. If my online one comes in gutted or messed up i'll go grab that one.
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#65 Blaster man

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 10:34 AM

HAHHAHA.. oh man.. i guess you've never bought from GS before have you? They regularly open games, slap stickers all over them, take the games home and play them, then sell them to you as brand new at full price.. usually putting a sticker of their own on the side and saying if you remove that one its not new anymore

I dont get how they get away with that shit. I just went to the only one in my area that showed stock of P4 arena hoping to get a first run copy, and all 3 copies they had were gutted... ALL 3! I was complaining at my local one and they just shook their heads. They had recently been forceed to gut 6 copies of Hitman for their displays.. friggin 6! I swear, they have retarded monkeys working at the corporate policy levels.

Anyway, as for me. I found one at my local store still sealed but it was a bit rough looking and had a big sticker on the spine that would be hard to remove. So i tried ordering online through them and had them hold that one. If my online one comes in gutted or messed up i'll go grab that one.


I got a gutted copy maybe a month ago. The box had a giant $49.99 sticker stuck on it which annoyed me so I told them I wanted another box. He opened a different Wii game, switched out the contents and cover art and gave me that one...

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 10:37 AM

I went to go pick up a copy of MGS HD LE and that was gutted. The box was just put in display with the other games. I picked it up even though I hated that but it was the only copy that wasn't 50 miles away from me and I got it for 30.

Besides that I'm considering picking this up even though it's not a deal. RPG's are worth the full price imo.
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#67 Jon7

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 10:49 AM

Also does anyone know if The Last Story copies always come with the artbook?


The second print ones that are $30 MSRP now do not come with the artbook.

#68 burz88

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 11:38 AM

The second print ones that are $30 MSRP now do not come with the artbook.


My $8 Last Story from amazon came w/ an artbook. Now if only I had a Wii...

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 03:33 PM

HAHHAHA.. oh man.. i guess you've never bought from GS before have you? They regularly open games, slap stickers all over them, take the games home and play them, then sell them to you as brand new at full price.. usually putting a sticker of their own on the side and saying if you remove that one its not new anymore

I dont get how they get away with that shit. I just went to the only one in my area that showed stock of P4 arena hoping to get a first run copy, and all 3 copies they had were gutted... ALL 3! I was complaining at my local one and they just shook their heads. They had recently been forceed to gut 6 copies of Hitman for their displays.. friggin 6! I swear, they have retarded monkeys working at the corporate policy levels.

Anyway, as for me. I found one at my local store still sealed but it was a bit rough looking and had a big sticker on the spine that would be hard to remove. So i tried ordering online through them and had them hold that one. If my online one comes in gutted or messed up i'll go grab that one.

I'm well aware of that policy, I didn't think it extended to their online shipments as well. I suppose as long as the sticker makes it "new" in their eyes you could always return it without opening it if you see you got one of the gutted copies.

#70 Yars

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 03:41 PM

Would they even take a return on that considering it's not shrink-wrapped?


A few years ago I ordered a "new" copy off their site and received a game that had been opened. I took the game and the shipping receipt to one of their stores and was able to get a refund without any problems.

#71 Vinny

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 03:50 PM

A few years ago I ordered a "new" copy off their site and received a game that had been opened. I took the game and the shipping receipt to one of their stores and was able to get a refund without any problems.


It's the complete opposite at my stores... they always make a "one time exception" when it comes to returning gutted games because they don't accept returns on gutted games (even if they have the rough sticker). I've never had problems with returning a gut, but it still annoys me that they give you that line of complete BS.

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#72 thegamer

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 09:47 PM

Just got my copy from Gamestop.com and its gutted. The game disc is in a paper sleeve, the manual has bent pages, and the case has a new sticker plastered on the front. I thought if you ordered something new off their site it was brand new sealed. The only reason I got it online was so I didn't have to deal with all the display case copies at my local Gamestops but seeing the posts here I am not surprised they did this.

#73 sabanoo

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 09:52 PM

Just got my copy from Gamestop.com and its gutted. The game disc is in a paper sleeve, the manual has bent pages, and the case has a new sticker plastered on the front. I thought if you ordered something new off their site it was brand new sealed. The only reason I got it online was so I didn't have to deal with all the display case copies at my local Gamestops but seeing the posts here I am not surprised they did this.


It seems like the stores send copies back to be sold on the website sometimes. I've also had gutted stuff arrive from the website and been given a hard time every time I try to return them.

The "one time exception" that people have mentioned has come up a few times. I've also had them ask me if I had played the game...

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 10:40 PM

Just got my copy from Gamestop.com and its gutted. The game disc is in a paper sleeve, the manual has bent pages, and the case has a new sticker plastered on the front. I thought if you ordered something new off their site it was brand new sealed. The only reason I got it online was so I didn't have to deal with all the display case copies at my local Gamestops but seeing the posts here I am not surprised they did this.


Lame dude. So very lame. Sorry about your luck. Id say call them on the phone, but you'll be on hold forever and then get some gal who be "axing" you all kinds of dumb questions.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 11:46 PM

HAHHAHA.. oh man.. i guess you've never bought from GS before have you? They regularly open games, slap stickers all over them, take the games home and play them, then sell them to you as brand new at full price.. usually putting a sticker of their own on the side and saying if you remove that one its not new anymore

I dont get how they get away with that shit. I just went to the only one in my area that showed stock of P4 arena hoping to get a first run copy, and all 3 copies they had were gutted... ALL 3! I was complaining at my local one and they just shook their heads. They had recently been forceed to gut 6 copies of Hitman for their displays.. friggin 6! I swear, they have retarded monkeys working at the corporate policy levels.

Anyway, as for me. I found one at my local store still sealed but it was a bit rough looking and had a big sticker on the spine that would be hard to remove. So i tried ordering online through them and had them hold that one. If my online one comes in gutted or messed up i'll go grab that one.


some GS do have something to reseal games.
I also saw this at BEST BUY too

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 05:46 AM

Just got my copy from Gamestop.com and its gutted. The game disc is in a paper sleeve, the manual has bent pages, and the case has a new sticker plastered on the front. I thought if you ordered something new off their site it was brand new sealed. The only reason I got it online was so I didn't have to deal with all the display case copies at my local Gamestops but seeing the posts here I am not surprised they did this.


Possibility of getting a gutted copies is another reason why it sucks being a Gamestop exclusive. Really wished this game was available on Amazon as well considering that's where part of the Operation Rainfall campaign took place at.
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Posted 13 December 2012 - 12:18 AM

seems like others have beat me to it, but I wanted to add that my "new" copy I purchased online was gutted as well, AND had a gigantic sticker on the front that was a bitch to get off, AND the case was a bit scratched up with a small dent in the bottom corner. As someone that likes to collect games as much as play them, I am super pissed.

I usually avoid gamestop at all costs, but because this was an exclusive, I didn't have much choice. It's really a shame that gamestop thinks it is ok to take a game, unwrap it, slap a giant sticker on the front, put the disc in a shitty plastic sleeve and store it in some tiny wooden drawer, throw the case on display shelves for everyone to handle, then go ahead..pack it up...and sell it as new... Just disgusting. I am well aware that they do this as well, but I thought it was restricted to in store purchases. The few other online orders I have done for other games from Gamestop have been sealed. This one is in terrible condition (well at least for what I would hope new condition should be)

Just a warning to anyone looking to buy it...

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 12:25 AM

seems like others have beat me to it, but I wanted to add that my "new" copy I purchased online was gutted as well, AND had a gigantic sticker on the front that was a bitch to get off, AND the case was a bit scratched up with a small dent in the bottom corner. As someone that likes to collect games as much as play them, I am super pissed.

I usually avoid gamestop at all costs, but because this was an exclusive, I didn't have much choice. It's really a shame that gamestop thinks it is ok to take a game, unwrap it, slap a giant sticker on the front, put the disc in a shitty plastic sleeve and store it in some tiny wooden drawer, throw the case on display shelves for everyone to handle, then go ahead..pack it up...and sell it as new... Just disgusting. I am well aware that they do this as well, but I thought it was restricted to in store purchases. The few other online orders I have done for other games from Gamestop have been sealed. This one is in terrible condition (well at least for what I would hope new condition should be)

Just a warning to anyone looking to buy it...


This reminds me of something I heard a GS employee tell a customer the other day... Someone came in trying to return a new game that was opened and the GS employee, of course, would not take it. He (GS employee) claimed it was a federal law that once a game is opened it can't be accepted as new. I thought it was hilarious given that GS opens and sells games as new all the damn time.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 01:18 AM

This reminds me of something I heard a GS employee tell a customer the other day... Someone came in trying to return a new game that was opened and the GS employee, of course, would not take it. He (GS employee) claimed it was a federal law that once a game is opened it can't be accepted as new. I thought it was hilarious given that GS opens and sells games as new all the damn time.


On the one hand you have idiot employees that don't know what they are talking about, but on the other hand you have employees that are leashed to policy.

The most simple solution that still stops theft is: print out 1 or 2 cover art, place on a dummy case that customer brings up to register. Then take sealed game out and sell it to them, replace dummy case on shelf. When a game is sold out, can use the dummy case for newer games.

Pretty common thing, even Best Buy does that with some games. The cost of a few cover art printing on normal paper can't be that bad. And employees already waste time to gut copies and re-sticker stuff.


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Posted 13 December 2012 - 01:30 AM

This is one of the few games this generation that is worth MSRP and is not in danger of decreasing in price any time soon.

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#81 DemonsMaster

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 01:36 AM

The only time I ever accepted a gutted copy was when I found a copy of Metroid Prime Trilogy new a few years back. They even had a used copy but I could tell that even though it was gutted it was still in very good enough shape to be considered a "new" copy. Every other time I have purchased new games from them I ask for a sealed copy and if they don't have one I just ask them to find which stores near me have more than 1 copy in stock.

We can learn as much, if not more, from bad games as we can from good ones.

That's my justification and I'm sticking to it.


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Posted 13 December 2012 - 02:17 AM

This reminds me of something I heard a GS employee tell a customer the other day... Someone came in trying to return a new game that was opened and the GS employee, of course, would not take it. He (GS employee) claimed it was a federal law that once a game is opened it can't be accepted as new. I thought it was hilarious given that GS opens and sells games as new all the damn time.


I can believe that. I had issues returning a "new" copy of Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2. When I bought it, I was told that I could return it 7 days because they didn't have the sticker to put on it. When I took it back (NISA had it on sale for $30), a different girl told me they don't accept returns once an item has been opened. I told her it was the store that opened it and she basically said yes, that means you bought it opened and therefore it's no longer a new copy. I respond with, "so you guys sell opened items as new?"

The befuddled look on her face as she realized what she was about to say was amazing. She didn't answer my question and I got my money back as a "one time exception."

I don't hate GS like others do, but this idiotic policy never ceases to amaze me.

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#83 oregon

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 02:40 AM

i want to call and complain for you guys...

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 02:44 AM

One time a GS employee offered me that he can go in the back & seal the game with shrink wrap if I want

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 03:14 AM

If they sold me a game that was opened and wouldn't let me return it, I would file a law suit out of sheer principle.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 04:56 AM

We need a class action suit! How the hell do we raise the Mass Effect 3 ending to the government and we let this BS slide. WTH gamers!!?!?

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#87 Bosamba

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 04:58 AM

We need a class action suite!

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#88 Boss

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 05:01 AM

I claim dibs on the mini bar first.


This is why we can't have nice things. Enjoy your opened Games from Gamestop Gamers! :-#


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Posted 13 December 2012 - 05:05 AM

Happy this is back in stock, got my copy today and it was gutted but the disc is in perfect shape and it included everything so I'm still happy. Hate that GameStop sells these games as "new" but I didn't have any issues this time.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 05:11 AM

I have a sealed copy i bought from nintendo direct. I made use of the massive trade in deal to buy a "new" copy from gamestop that i could play. Cost $22 altogether for a copy that was obviously sold once before. The broad who cashed me out didnt put the stupid round sticker seal on my copy, yet there was already sticky residue from where one was put before. I was worried the club nintendo code might have been used, thankfully it wasnt. That dumb broad could have really screwed me though. I wouldnt have been able to take it back as new since she didnt seal it. Still, $22 for a used copy is fine by me.
I feel bad for whoever would pay full price for that though.