The 2024 Gamestop Thread

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GS FAQ

Where is the weekly ad?
They ended the weekly ad for more rotation of deals. Please check the homepage and deal link for the current deals.

I can't find a trade in value for an item?
It might not be tradable or calling a store to find the value may be the only option.

How many copies of a game can I trade in?
You are allowed to trade in 4 copies of the same game (same system) within a rolling 30 day period.

Are there trade limits?
Yes, $500 cash minus some electronic trade ins and or $2000 trade credit in a rolling 30 day period.

Where is the weekly ad?
They ended the weekly ad for more rotation of deals in a period.


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Can I use the $5 monthly coupon on gift cards?

Yes you can in store but not online please note not all gift cards will apply to this rule.

I have a $XX.xx pre-owned reward certificate, and I want to use it on a B2G1 transaction. Should I?
It depends. If the three games are equal value, do not use your certificate. The value of the certificate would be applied to the free game, which would not benefit you. If one game is more expensive, you can use the certificate to make it the same value as the other two games ($5 reward certificate applied to transaction with two $10 games and one $15 game would make all three games $10).



TERMINOLOGY AND LINGO:
ASL/SL: Assistant Store Leader, Store Leader; manager positions at GS.
B2G1: Buy two, get one free.
GS: GameStop
JD: Junior detective, an employee who is out to get someone
LP: Loss Prevention; this is the department that actually bans accounts after being flagged.
TC/TiC: Trade credit.
TIV/TV: Trade in value, or what a game currently trades for. When posting a TV for a game, always use the base value.
 
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Can confirm $12 refurb fees still apply to Dual Sense controllers
What do they usually look for when it comes to controller condition? My PS5 controller works perfectly fine, all buttons work, no drift whatsoever but creaks when squeezing or handling it...does that ding the trade-in value?
 
What do they usually look for when it comes to controller condition? My PS5 controller works perfectly fine, all buttons work, no drift whatsoever but creaks when squeezing or handling it...does that ding the trade-in value?
Usually drift,any busted ports or damage to controller itself
 
Someone on reddit said you can get $390 trading in a Series X, Can someone confirm this? GS website is a cluster fk to look at sometimes. I'm thinking of trading in my launch model and holding off for that 2Tb model tbh.
 
Yeah been debating doing the same
I brought a Series X at launch using Xbox All Access. It was the only option, and I know GPU can be found cheap. I was happy to get one then. Now I'm hoping to get the new 2Tb model, Because I did buy the 1Tb expansion card near launch as well. But to upgrade to the 2Tb Expansion card is $200 +. So I'd rather buy a new system lol. Plus to get to use my 1Tb still.
 
I brought a Series X at launch using Xbox All Access. It was the only option, and I know GPU can be found cheap. I was happy to get one then. Now I'm hoping to get the new 2Tb model, Because I did buy the 1Tb expansion card near launch as well. But to upgrade to the 2Tb Expansion card is $200 +. So I'd rather buy a new system lol. Plus to get to use my 1Tb still.
3TBs, sick!
 
The problem is that they jacked up the prices on retro games around 9-10 months ago, so unless you are lucky enough to find really expensive ones, odds are it'll be the same or more expensive than ebay prices
Yes unfortunately but still worth it especially if it's something like Tomba to Pokemon XD and beyond
 
One of my favorite stores I used to frequent, love the people and vibe there, has permanently banned me from even buying with them :) I assume all the other stores that their stringent boss oversees must also follow suit. I'll just take my business elsewhere to some other cities/counties/countries/cosmos.
 
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One of my favorite stores I used to frequent, love the people and vibe there, has permanently banned me from even buying with them :) I assume all the other stores that their stringent boss oversees must also follow suit. I'll just take my business elsewhere to some other cities/counties/countries/cosmos.
Don’t tease us. What’s the story?!
 
One of my favorite stores I used to frequent, love the people and vibe there, has permanently banned me from even buying with them :) I assume all the other stores that their stringent boss oversees must also follow suit. I'll just take my business elsewhere to some other cities/counties/countries/cosmos.
Did you return a large online order many times ? I hear that can happen
 
Did you return a large online order many times ? I hear that can happen
I avoid online since "the ban," except for that one time where I was able to redeem my monthly voucher for an in-store pickup. It was simply a test purchase, and I was honestly very surprised it actually processed.
 
a couple of notable trade bumps:
FC24 (all consoles)
alone in dark ps5 ($22)
mario rpg switch ($22)
god of war ps4 ($8)
gran turismo 7 ps4 ($22)
bloodborne ps4 ($10)
fallout 76 ps4 ($6)
minecraft switch ($14)

There is also a 20/30% bonus if you preorder/buy a new game (might not be active anymore ymmv)
 
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a couple of notable trade bumps:
FC24 (all consoles)
alone in dark ps5 ($22)
mario rpg switch ($22)
god of war ps4 ($8)
gran turismo 7 ps4 ($22)
bloodborne ps4 ($10)
fallout 76 ps4 ($6)
minecraft switch ($14)

There is also a 20/30% bonus if you preorder/buy a new game.
where did you see the 20/30% bonus on a preorder/new game?
 
I assume this version of the bonus promo still applies if you move an old preorder to a new one and then add money to it, but has anyone tried and can confirm?
 
a couple of notable trade bumps:
FC24 (all consoles)
alone in dark ps5 ($22)
mario rpg switch ($22)
god of war ps4 ($8)
gran turismo 7 ps4 ($22)
bloodborne ps4 ($10)
fallout 76 ps4 ($6)
minecraft switch ($14)

There is also a 20/30% bonus if you preorder/buy a new game.
Perfect timing to let go of GT7 for PS4. Values will decrease soon enough
 
My brain absolutely sucks when come time to remembering stuff. So If I trade in a DualShock 4, Do they go base on the regular credit value then add the 10% value? Or is it the pro price then 10% on top? I know base credit price is $30, and Pro is $33.
 
My brain absolutely sucks when come time to remembering stuff. So If I trade in a DualShock 4, Do they go base on the regular credit value then add the 10% value? Or is it the pro price then 10% on top? I know base credit price is $30, and Pro is $33.
Always calculated on the base (in my experience).

So in your example:
Base is $30, every 10% is $3 more.
Pro would be $33
Extra 10% (20%) is $36.

And if they do refurb, they subtract after calculating the pro/promo. So if refurb was say $10. In this example you would get $36-$10= $26

Again in my experience.
 
Always calculated on the base (in my experience).

So in your example:
Base is $30, every 10% is $3 more.
Pro would be $33
Extra 10% (20%) is $36.

And if they do refurb, they subtract after calculating the pro/promo. So if refurb was say $10. In this example you would get $36-$10= $26

Again in my experience.
Thanks. I try to remember but I tend to forget often.
 
Silly question, if I buy something only available on the website for $10 and then add something else for $60, use my coupon, and get free shipping, will I run into issues with the coupon when I return the $60 item?
 
Silly question, if I buy something only available on the website for $10 and then add something else for $60, use my coupon, and get free shipping, will I run into issues with the coupon when I return the $60 item?
Just pay attention to which item your certificate applies. If all items are eligible, then by default the highest price item gets discounted. Returning the discounted item is basically losing your certificate. So in that case it would be better not to use it at all.
 
Just pay attention to which item your certificate applies. If all items are eligible, then by default the highest price item gets discounted. Returning the discounted item is basically losing your certificate. So in that case it would be better not to use it at all.
Thanks! It seems like my only option to get this $10 game with my coupon (since it's out of stock in store) is to order 10 of a less than $10 game and return them all. That's just an absurd way to live, so I don't know if I will bother. It would be fun attempting to return 9 copies of Wasteland 2 though.
 
They can refuse to accept that return in store if you do that and you can be stuck shipping them back on your dime. Just use the coupon on a game that you can find in person.
 
Thanks! It seems like my only option to get this $10 game with my coupon (since it's out of stock in store) is to order 10 of a less than $10 game and return them all. That's just an absurd way to live, so I don't know if I will bother. It would be fun attempting to return 9 copies of Wasteland 2 though.
More absurd than you realize. When buying multiple of the same qualifying items, your cert will prorate and each $10 game would be $9.50 each on the order. So after return, you'd be saving a total of $0.50 for your efforts.

If you're absolutely determined, you'd be better off finding 1-2 items that have an active promotion on the site which total to $50+. An active promotion will restrict certificate use on those items, causing the cert apply to the lower $10 game instead.
 
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a couple of notable trade bumps:
FC24 (all consoles)
alone in dark ps5 ($22)
mario rpg switch ($22)
god of war ps4 ($8)
gran turismo 7 ps4 ($22)
bloodborne ps4 ($10)
fallout 76 ps4 ($6)
minecraft switch ($14)

There is also a 20/30% bonus if you preorder/buy a new game (might not be active anymore ymmv)
Are those ps4 games part of the 4/20 or 4/40 promotions to be worth flipping?
 
Are those ps4 games part of the 4/20 or 4/40 promotions to be worth flipping?
No, gran turismo 7 was on sale at $20 at walmart not too long ago. Bloodborne was on sale for $9.99 on sony, and fallout 76 was worth nothing until the tv show, now all fallout games took a bump up.

Alone in the dark was $19.99 on gamestop last week and minecraft switch was on sale for $14.99 for an entire month everywhere.
 
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