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#14305760 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by SideQuestsSuck on Yesterday, 02:09 AM in Video Game Deals

I don't think many folks will even consider their medium / high value Switch games to sell / trade to GS.  Their offer is horrible.  Some will.  Most will not.

Indeed...and it's not just Switch games they rip you off on with trades. I tried trading in my completed Nioh 2 PS4 copy to GS a coupla months after release. 12 lousy bucks in Regular TIV...12! Cool, no worries...I sold it on EBAY for the same price GS is selling it for used, $39.99.


Unless they're adding an extra $5 that week in TIV to lessen the shock, I find it's usually a bad idea to trade in at GS. I'll occasionally find a decent trade-in value there (before Covid-19 hit, I think I could still get $17 for Dying Light: The Following, a 4-year-old game), but those seem to be exceptions, rather than the rule.

#14305220 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by SideQuestsSuck on 10 July 2020 - 06:54 PM in Video Game Deals

I'm just curious if anyone is aware of any other company (especially of Gamestop's size) that does this?  



I would almost consider using 2 of your gift cards to buy something online and then return in store (where they will almost certainly give you cash back for the return) so that technically you can use them towards your online purchase with the third card.  Had no idea of that limit.  Man gamestop.com is a dumpster fire. 

But hey, they went and updated the styling of the "add to cart" button and the buttons for delivery and in store pick up.  That's what we were all asking for right? 

That's a pretty good idea. If I'm feeling up to venturing out again though, might just pre-order it in store today...save the middle step. I don't think there's a limit to the # of gift cards you can use in person.

#14305080 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by SideQuestsSuck on 10 July 2020 - 04:50 AM in Video Game Deals

They said there was no order number, how would this help?

The second you make an online order, an order # appears on conf. screen after payment. Using your email addy and going back to that order #, you can trace the shipping, regardless of what emails you get later lacking info. Easy peasy.

#14305056 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by SideQuestsSuck on 10 July 2020 - 02:45 AM in Video Game Deals

I did get an email that my order shipped, but there was no tracking information or even an order number in the email. My original order still shows as shipped but not picked up by the carrier.

It's kind of a "do it yourself" kind of thing to track down info, if you didn't order it while logged into your account. 


You can track your order here, if you know the order confirmation #:



#14305030 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by SideQuestsSuck on 10 July 2020 - 01:16 AM in Video Game Deals

I wanna love GS but they really make it hard.

In a store yesterday, wanted to get X1 Trine Collection at $3.99 PO. Looking right at the damned thing in store but can't "add to cart" & the store that did have it, couldn't check out.

What's the point?? Why not just match in store if you're using a store's inv anyways?

Sadly, Gamestop and common sense rarely go hand in hand.


By the way, was going to pre-order "Ghost of Tsushima" today and on the game page, even before putting in my address or any info, it says "expect it between July 22 and July 24", which is a bit longer than their standard 2-4 business days after release spiel. The game releases on the 17th. The page for the game looks a little different than it did a couple of days ago. Amazon has apparently posted similar delays as well, if not worse.


Also lame is that you can't use more than two gift cards towards an online purchase. I just tried three...no can do. Had somehow never tried this before in past years (before Covid-19, I did all pre-ordering in-store). I have several active gift cards that have been deducted/dwindled down over the years. Four of them would pay for the game in full but I can only use two. Silly.

#14304758 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by SideQuestsSuck on 09 July 2020 - 01:35 AM in Video Game Deals

I think it was aimed at members that hadn't been in in a while. I'm a member but rarely go into the store and got one.

I bought a game in-store about a week before getting my $10 voucher via email.

#14304200 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by SideQuestsSuck on 07 July 2020 - 03:15 AM in Video Game Deals

I was just in GS and the SL was telling people that they are only getting enough copies of upcoming games to cover preorders. Apparently they will not be getting extra copies of even big releases like Cyberpunk, Valhalla, etc.

This, for sure. For example, employee at my GS told me if I don't pre-order "Ghost of Tsushima", chances are they won't have any extra copies, at least not right away. Not sure if that's just one of their tactics to encourage you to pre-order or not but this seems to vary from store to store. With TLOU2, I know some stores only got their pre-orders and some got quite a few extra. 

#14303951 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by SideQuestsSuck on 06 July 2020 - 03:07 AM in Video Game Deals

My store is in St. Louis County with the same ordinance but while the workers are wearing masks and gloves, they aren't forcing others to wear masks.

Here in Texas, the GS I went to today was very well run. Everyone required to have masks and they had floor spots marked off every six feet where you had to stand in line. Our area has been hit very hard by the virus, so I get it.

#14303475 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by SideQuestsSuck on 04 July 2020 - 02:21 AM in Video Game Deals

I ordered Final Fantasy VII and the case came with Monkey King instead... This was obviously done on purpose. Why would they even do this?!

The people at Gamestop have a bizarre sense of humor.

#14303395 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by SideQuestsSuck on 03 July 2020 - 08:51 PM in Video Game Deals

I just got my brand new last of us 2 copy and it's open and gutted (getting returned). Got my used resident evil 2 remake and it's got some white round sticker around the disc hole so that's gotta get exchanged too. First times I've had issues like this w them and I've done a shit load of online orders since the lockdown

Wow...given how recently TLOU2 was released, to already get a shipped New copy opened is really poor on GS's part.


I ordered a Brand New game over Black Friday with them (Wasteland 2 Directors Cut for the Switch) and it arrived opened (but not gutted). Gamestop has an interesting definition of what "new" means. Always thought that opened "new" games were restricted to their infamous 'last display copy' in-store but it does seem to apply to some online purchases as well. It's one thing to be informed in-store that your new copy is going to already be opened, but online, where you have no idea whether you're getting an opened copy or a sealed copy...that's another matter.


I try to restrict my online GS purchases to pre-orders. That way, I assume it won't arrive opened. At least...I hope so...sheesh.

#14303355 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by SideQuestsSuck on 03 July 2020 - 07:44 PM in Video Game Deals

I have a $10 off $60 or more code that I'm not using, send me a PM if you want it.

LOL...I gave mine away too. As some here have mentioned, it doesn't seem to work on pre-orders, though GS pushes pre-orders harder than anything else and there's nothing in the $10 off $60 terms that says pre-orders are not allowed. Just GS being GS.

#14303168 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by SideQuestsSuck on 03 July 2020 - 04:05 AM in Video Game Deals

Damn so those silver rings can cause a game to get stuck? I was looking for Deception on the PS4 forever. I found the last copy in all of NYC and of course it has the silver ring.

Never have had an issue, fortunately.

#14303103 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by SideQuestsSuck on 03 July 2020 - 12:21 AM in Video Game Deals

I'll take it, and I'm not aircobra!

Thank the heavens above for that! :)

Will PM you the code as soon as I get home from work.

#14303083 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by SideQuestsSuck on 02 July 2020 - 11:30 PM in Video Game Deals

They changed it earlier today so the $10off does now work online. However it never has worked on preorders - don't know why people keep talking about that.

Aaah ok...haven’t yet caught up on the previous posts from today, so didn’t know they had changed to allow the $10 coupon online, as opposed to in-store only. I wasn’t aware you couldn’t use the $10 on pre-orders, since the terms don’t mention pre-orders at all. I was able to call today and ask a GS manager and she actually said she didn’t know if the $10 coupon could work on pre-orders or not.

Given how incredibly hard GS always pushes pre-orders, it would be surprising they wouldn’t want to generate more of them by allowing you to use the $10 towards them. Hence, the 20% bonus trade-in credit towards pre-orders, etc. Everything Gamestop does is to encourage you to pre-order.

#14303081 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by SideQuestsSuck on 02 July 2020 - 11:22 PM in Video Game Deals

I have rarely bought preorders... can I order for it to be shipped to my house

Unfortunately, the $10 off coupon requires you to be in-store when ordering. I’ve never pre-ordered a game while in-store though and asked it to be shipped to my house. I guess you could...no idea. Most do pre-orders in-store so they can pick it up at that same store.

#14302844 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by SideQuestsSuck on 02 July 2020 - 05:01 AM in Video Game Deals

Eh... I have a $10 off $60 coupon, and I can't think of anything to use it on.

Ghost of Tsushima pre-order? Out on July 17th...looks great.

#14302715 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by SideQuestsSuck on 01 July 2020 - 08:38 PM in Video Game Deals

Just can't take GS's promo "terms" too seriously.  My favorite one was when they tried making the $5 PUR cert online (April?), everyone had a certificate that literally said "online only" and "valid in-store only."  

I guess so. GS does tend to not always be reliable as to what they say, but I think that goes for just about everything with them...as well shown on CAG. At least you were cool about it. What's the saying..."don't shoot the messenger"? Another CAG'er obviously didn't get the memo...lol.

#14302686 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by SideQuestsSuck on 01 July 2020 - 07:38 PM in Video Game Deals

This is incorrect info. I realize you're just reading the terms, but multiple cags have reported it working on digital currency.

make sure all of them are ps4 / xb1 and exclude any DotD titles

Please don't spread misinformation. It doesn't help anyone. Just like the regular rewards cert, they work on console currency.

How is quoting the email Gamestop sent me (and attaching the email screenshot as proof) “spreading misinformation”? If it’s incorrect, then blame Gamestop, not me. Just going by what the terms say. At least Gospelman (above) had the decency to point this out instead of being a jerk.

#14302587 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by SideQuestsSuck on 01 July 2020 - 04:39 PM in Video Game Deals

No but it will work on digital currency,

There’s nothing in my $10 off $60 coupon email that excludes use for pre-orders. Can’t use it on gift cards or Digital currency.

#14302190 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by SideQuestsSuck on 30 June 2020 - 07:58 AM in Video Game Deals

Dang so it must be for people who haven't shopped in store since stores re opened? I didn't get one and I went in a week ago

Yeah, there seems to be no rhyme or reason to it. I bought a game in store last week and received the coupon in my email yesterday ($10 off $60). I’m not even a PRO member anymore, but they still had me authenticate at purchase.

Someone in this thread said you can’t use it for pre-orders, though I didn’t see that noted in the email...maybe I missed the fine print. Wanted to use it towards “Ghost of Tsushima”.

#14300137 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by SideQuestsSuck on 23 June 2020 - 03:40 AM in Video Game Deals

Wolfenstein 2 on PS4/XB1 no longer shows up in the app as tradable, only on Switch.

They must have just changed it, cause the PS4 version was showing up for me in the app for $5 trade credit on Friday when I was in-store. Despite that, they wouldn't let me trade it in towards TLOU2 on release day, not for 20% extra ($6) or the regular $5.

#14299716 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by SideQuestsSuck on 21 June 2020 - 02:28 AM in Video Game Deals

A second wave is coming, I believe GameStop will close for good, they can’t handle another wave, and it’s going to get worse this time.

I've always found a good indicator of when a company is about to shut down is when their customer service/contact methods evaporate and they become borderline unreachable.


Many of us here have documented how difficult it is to reach GS on the phone (and this was even well before the Pandemic). When I had lost package shipping issues over the 2019 Black Friday, I sent about a half dozen emails to their orders email address advertised on their website, over the course of 3 weeks. None of them were ever answered. I never did get someone on the phone to help, either. It is very obvious Gamestop has severely cut back its "customer service" and it was never all that to begin with. Not sure about everyone else's experience contacting physical stores (I'm talking *before* the Pandemic), but for me...it's a rarity when someone actually answers the phone at a Gamestop location over the last year+. Last Fall, I drove 20 miles to buy an actual Vita release (Death Mark) and the manager there apologized and said their phones haven't worked reliably in weeks, despite his continued pleas higher up to fix them. When the infrastructure and effort to fix problems break down...that tells you all you need to know.


I think it's all but assured Gamestop will close for good eventually...the only real question is, when. 

#14299563 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by SideQuestsSuck on 20 June 2020 - 08:02 AM in Video Game Deals

Seriously dude, the pre-order code is NOT in the game box.

I’m sure you’re right but I do remember...forget if it was Nioh 2 or some other game in the last few months from GS, but I *know* my receipt had a pre-order code and there was also an insert inside the game with a code for the exact same bonus item. Shoulda checked to see whether the codes were the exact same or not but I promise you, I’ve had this happen before.

#14299537 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by SideQuestsSuck on 20 June 2020 - 03:16 AM in Video Game Deals

Have an extra preorder bonus code for the last of us 2, if anyone needs one.

How did you get an extra one? Was it emailed to you or inside the game box?

#14299487 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by SideQuestsSuck on 20 June 2020 - 12:07 AM in Video Game Deals

Pretty sure the employee has to manual ring up the pre-order bonus (for those that don't pre-order). There aren't pre-ordered and non-pre-ordered versions of the game. But you pre-ordered a copy online, so you'll get a code emailed to you.

That makes sense. So, I could conceivably use the code from my other online pre-order for the one I bought today in-store, correct? It’s not tied in any way to the copy that I’ll eventually get in the mail, either as an insert or other way? That is, if I sell/give the pre-order copy to someone else, there’s nothing inside that game box that will match the code I was emailed and block them from using it since I already would have redeemed it, correct? Hope I’m making sense...lol.