Because it isn't ANY pre-owned game. The coupon online clearly states any game under $20. The YMMV is irrelevant. As someone else also pointed out it isn't your YMMV anyway, more like try to find a manager dumb or lenient enough to attempt an over ride.
Sir, I believe the "Your Miles May Vary" addendum to the description of the offer from which this thread's title derives its genesis is sufficiently adequate in covering any additional conditions necessary for the redemption of the aforesaid offer. "YMMV" is often applied here to deals whose execution might depend on the competence (or lack thereof) possessed by the employee of a particular establishment. But I would argue that's not even the case here. Notwithstanding the fact that at least two contributors to this thread successfully procured the 50% off following the coupon's initial release, and many more via override not long after, I believe the onus is on Gamestop to honor the terms of the coupon as presented. And that coupon clearly states "50% off the purchase of a pre-owned game." As long as the coupon is from a legitimate source (as in this case), extraneous verbiage not directly appearing or referenced on the coupon is irrelevant. Gamestop of course "reserves the right" to not accept the coupon, but I don't see the intellectual capacity of a particular employee being any sort of factor in this refusal.
Most businesses see it in their better interests to accommodate the needs of their customers than risk losing the patronage of that customer, even if this accommodation involves a minor loss. Most employees and managers understand this, and will often make it their prerogative to avoid any unreasonable questioning of their customers. Thus, the coupon would seem to have been accepted according to its present terms on multiple, and verifiable, occasions. Minor YMMV. Of course, we cannot ignore the possibility of a condition that would drive this offer so far outside the boundaries of "YMMV" that it would be a bannable offense to even mention the offer on CAG; that condition being: corporate "pulls" the coupon by contacting their employees and directing them to no longer accept it. Presently, we have no confirmation of this having occurred; therefore-
Me think YMMV just about covers it.
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