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#14366207 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by Snarky on 31 December 2020 - 01:04 AM in Video Game Deals

While looking through their site for their darned customer service number(which they must have removed again), I decided to check my order status, and while it still is "awaiting currier pickup," I now have an estimated deliver of Jan 9th on their Narvar site..


Too bad my darned Christmas decoration didn't make it sooner, but there is next year...

#14365111 PSN Weekly Deals - 2/10: Big in Japan Sale ends 2/25, Critics' Choice Sal...

Posted by Snarky on 26 December 2020 - 09:46 AM in Video Game Deals

Got some PSN space bucks for the holiday. Guess I can relent and buy Beat Saber for full price since it’s not out of my pocket. It hurts a bit though.

At least the price seems consistent, I think I bought Harmonix Music VR at full price last year since it never went back on sale(no price drops since Oct 2017 according to PS Deals), until suddenly this year in September/November it went on sale.


That is one thing I like about Steam, most of the sales are consistent and somewhat reliable.

#14365110 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by Snarky on 26 December 2020 - 09:30 AM in Video Game Deals

Anyone else having shipping issues? Gamestop tracking says Fedex delivered but they never showed and I definitely never got a delivery.

Lots of people are, GS and Fedex has been having BIG issues since November.


For example mine is still stuck in Bellmead, Texas at "Awaiting carrier pickup" for 30 days now.  Next week I'll bother with calling GS's customer service since they are NOT answering their site's contact form "what is my package status" section...

#14362202 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by Snarky on 17 December 2020 - 09:50 AM in Video Game Deals

Does Gamestop ever answer their "Contact Us" form or is it a complete waste of time?  I still have a package "awaiting carrier pickup" since 11/28 :(

I tried two times, last week and this, like others say they are not answering.


They did seem to send out a useless email about shipping issues in general:



A letter from our CEO regarding holiday shipping & shopping

 With only a few shopping days left until Christmas Day, GameStop, like many retailers, is experiencing unexpected shipping delays for some online orders due to the all-time high volumes.
Our teams are working around the clock to ensure your order arrives on time. However, to help you avoid any delays, I’d like to remind you of the many convenient ways you can shop GameStop to receive your gaming, entertainment and pop culture gifts on time.
Through our Shop in Easy Mode capabilities, we’ve enhanced gamestop.com and the GameStop mobile app to provide you a safe and contactless shopping environment. These convenient platforms allow you to purchase your items from your store of choice, then take advantage of our Delivery@Door, Buy Online Pick Up In Store or Same Day Delivery services to make sure you receive your items the same day you purchase them. You can learn more about these capabilities by visiting gamestop.com/shopineasymode.
Regardless of how you prefer to shop at GameStop, our team of gaming experts are here to meet your needs. We encourage you not to delay in making your final holiday shopping purchases. And know that we’ll do everything we can to help you complete your holiday shopping wish list and surprise the gamer, or gamers, in your life.
All of us at GameStop sincerely appreciate your business. We wish you and your family a happy and safe holiday.
Power to the Players,

So nothing helpful about orders that are stuck on "waiting pickup" from mostly Fedex for several days/weeks....

#14360753 Best option & advice for buying Xbox OG & 360?

Posted by Snarky on 14 December 2020 - 10:57 AM in Deal Requests & Advice

Get a later model of Xbox Classic so you don't have to cut out the clock capacitor..

Yikes, now there is something to worry about with my other "classic" consoles....  But it is something I'll google later.


Funny enough, the one console I remember replacing the battery without any hassle was my Wii U.   Shame the thing has Wi-Fi issues like others, but at least a USB Ethernet dongle works even if the powered hub isn't convent.



As for where you can find these, it's the luck of the draw. Try ShopGoodwill, Mercari, eBay, and brick and mortar thrifts. Garage sales might help too, but it's past garage sale season in the northern states.

Yeah I figured, too bad the local used game/cd/dvd/etc chain Dimple closed, I'd trust getting a used system from them 1st...

#14359855 Nintendo eShop Deals - 2/11: Capcom/Namco/Ubisoft Sales! $20 Hades,...

Posted by Snarky on 11 December 2020 - 10:29 AM in Video Game Deals

Did Nintendo fix their algorithm or something? Been awhile since we've seen pubs putting games on sale for under 60 cents to climb the charts.

Yeah, I noticed $1.99 seems to be the lowest price they are allowing lately...


Maybe they changed a policy so that people can't sell stuff beyond that price?  Nintendo supposedly gets a 30% cut, and lots of paid mobile apps don't go lower then $0.99.

#14359362 Best option & advice for buying Xbox OG & 360?

Posted by Snarky on 10 December 2020 - 07:07 AM in Deal Requests & Advice

Not sure if this is the best forum section to post this, but...



I moved and had both my Original Xbox, Xbox 360 and it's Kinect stolen from me.


Was wondering what the best way and place to go about re-buying them would be.


Also what to watch out for, I know the OG had disk reading issues(dirty disk errors, which mine did have at random) and that the 360 had the RROD(which my 360 never had, it was a newer model) issue.

#14358139 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by Snarky on 07 December 2020 - 12:52 AM in Video Game Deals

Tried a dualsense as a test, “coupon could not apply to cart”

Are these the ones you get with reward points?


Because the "online only" reward has been broken for ages, it won't work no matter what you do.


Just ask for a rewards point refund.

#14357818 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by Snarky on 06 December 2020 - 01:25 AM in Video Game Deals

Probably going to still pass on it, but figured I'd ask:


Do GameStop's Mega Cat Studio games come complete in box, or are they the cartridge only?

#14356591 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by Snarky on 03 December 2020 - 01:50 PM in Video Game Deals

Ordered some stuff on the 22nd, estimated delivery date was the 29th, and it has been suck on "Awaiting Carrier Pickup" with Fedex the whole time.

#14313064 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by Snarky on 10 August 2020 - 10:33 AM in Video Game Deals

Well, I got that $10 reward, and it is "in store only" BS.


Since I just bought a Switch, I'm debating going to a store to pick Mario + Rabbids with the $10 and with the $5 monthly either eShop credit or use it to pay for shipping of stuff that isn't in stock nearby.

#14300878 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by Snarky on 25 June 2020 - 09:15 PM in Video Game Deals

Nice, just sold off some stuff to get Doom 64.





And it doesn't even show up...


I wonder if they screwed up, I can't find it in my inventory either, but I seemed to get a card when buying Doom 64.....

#14300862 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by Snarky on 25 June 2020 - 08:35 PM in Video Game Deals

At least they did away with the BS of having to add funds to your wallet to get a $5+ discount, even if it is a one time $5 off $30.


As for the lack of events, I prefer this since they have been screwing them up a lot.


And for those looking to sell backgrounds/cards/etc try:




My only gripe is that they don't have a "request to buy" price option.


Also helpful:


#14294687 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by Snarky on 05 June 2020 - 06:14 AM in Video Game Deals

I've noticed that if you just google "gamestop" it list stores status as "curbside"/"in store shopping" and neither(just "closed" and what time it opens).


Of course you should still call and check, not sure where they are getting their info since the GameStop website for those stores does NOT say anything about curbside or in store..



The store that I went to today only had games. There weren't any collectibles. The store seemed empty compared to how it use to be (no not going out of business).

Did they have digital currency cards?


I hope that isn't the case when stuff over here open back up, I just want to use my $5 on Steam credit, and that $10 reward certificate that expires this month on some collectible/toy/etc.

#14294398 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by Snarky on 04 June 2020 - 02:46 AM in Video Game Deals

A few times I have seen items go in/out of stock at a GameStop in an in-door mall that had been closed the whole time due to the virus.


Like with other stuff I think their system is just a big buggy mess.



Guess you weren't ever subbed to Fry's emails when they were still relevant.

Yeah, sure miss getting e-currency on the cheap, especially now with the Steam summer sale starts soon.


I am amazed they are still in business, I stopped going to them about last year due to how depressingly bare their shelves and sections were getting.

#14291508 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by Snarky on 24 May 2020 - 12:30 AM in Video Game Deals

NorCal or SoCal?




Anyone ever redeemed those online reward certificates you can get using your points? I went and redeemed a $5 one which game me a code but for the life of me, I dont know how to redeem it or if I can. I pasted the code they gave me in the promo code section when you go to the cart and I get this message saying coupon cannot be added to your cart. I dont know how else to use it. Im pretty sure I may have screwed myself over cuz its Gamestop.

It isn't you, their rewards certificates are just a buggy mess.


It would be so much easier if they counted it as a $x gift code.

#14291357 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by Snarky on 23 May 2020 - 09:14 AM in Video Game Deals

Looks like another round of closures are coming this week, the CA store I did a pickup at told me that this GS was closing by Thursday and to use one of the others in the area.


I do wonder if this time they will be shipping stuff back to HQ, from what I can tell GS in the area are still only doing pickups so I'm guessing there isn't going to be any liquidations sale at this one.


Still surprised it was that one, it was a mostly well kept prestige, and I didn't bother to ask about the meh one in the area....

#14290411 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by Snarky on 19 May 2020 - 11:52 PM in Video Game Deals

Maybe they'll actually open up some "Retrostop" stores like everyone keeps begging them to (and only those stores will accept older stuff)?

Funny, I remember a chain like that, but then a certain someone bought them out and took over....



#14288748 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by Snarky on 14 May 2020 - 02:39 AM in Video Game Deals

Seeing as my state is apparently starting to open up, I'm somewhat temped to go GS early when the open in full mask/gloves/etc to pickup some Steam credit with the $5(hoping their "No stores were found with available inventory" is just due to their awful inventory system) and/or something else with my $10 cert I can't use online.


It would be so much easier if they just considered it "gift card" credit, it seems they have too many BS restrictions(like not being able to use it on items being on sale, excluding items marked "promotion exempt") tied to the $5.  Then again, it could just be incompetence since I their $10 "online-only" reward never worked for me online, and their "regular" $10 won't work online either...


Only signed up back in August due to being pressured in-store to use my points towards it, and this reward scheme doesn't change my plans not to renew.

#14287974 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by Snarky on 11 May 2020 - 10:26 AM in Video Game Deals

Duel Generations will be shut down in September. You can download it now and play it offline even when it's delisted, but you won't be able to download it again if you ever remove it.

I hate that about mobile games, you might be able to re-download the app from the store, but the rest of it is hosted elsewhere and the developers kill it so you can't download the rest.

#14285150 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by Snarky on 30 April 2020 - 04:22 AM in Video Game Deals

Ok, I get "Your shopping cart cannot be ordered because store pickup is not available for the selected store" but I picked from the list of "CHECK STORE AVAILABILITY" condition "new" a store that should have it and it said "opens 12:00 PM."


Tried it for another item and now it wants me to call the store.


Fuck- it, I'll just use the $5 for tax & shipping, too bad the darned $10 cert I converted points for isn't working either but I have until 6/30 to deal with it.

#14284796 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by Snarky on 29 April 2020 - 12:51 AM in Video Game Deals

Ugh, I should have done it Sunday/Monday, but I was busy and now the items I wanted are not in stock anymore at one Gamestop...


Now I'm thinking of just cashing in all $10 worth of points and buying enough for free shipping.


Glad my Pro expires in August, I'll probably still shop there for collectibles and some games, but it really isn't worth it to me since I don't trade and have been cutting back on my spending.

#14284157 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by Snarky on 27 April 2020 - 12:35 AM in Video Game Deals

Hmm, noticed a bunch of places are now back to "Closed Until CL:OS" which I swear last week were supposedly re-opened.

#14282373 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by Snarky on 20 April 2020 - 12:11 PM in Video Game Deals

How do you use the 5 dollar monthly reward online?

Log in, if the item is eligible it should say "Pro members get $5 off a single in-stock physical item valued $4.99 or more"


You will also notice the items price will be discounted by $5.


it should show up in your cart and be applied automatically.





#14282158 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by Snarky on 19 April 2020 - 01:17 AM in Video Game Deals

Another update, the following appears in RED if you can apply the monthly cert to an item:


Pro members get $5 off a single in-stock physical item valued $4.99 or more. GameStop, Inc. reserves the right to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the offer for any reason without notice. Valid online ONLY!

And the $5 off will show up in the item's price.