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GS/EB Ad for 8/15 - 8/21 w/ Coupon - 25% Off Any Used Wii/DS/GC/GBA Games (Limit 3)


#331 dizz.lee   똥구몽 CAGiversary!   260 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

Posted 20 August 2008 - 10:57 PM

damn i love this coupon. i used 11 of them already.

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#332 SadPanda99   I hate know it alls CAGiversary!   4534 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

Posted 20 August 2008 - 11:04 PM

Some of these GS employees are real morons. I had one yesterday who swore to me that DragonBall Z 3 (Wii) did not exist, over and over again, so I walked over to the new game section and showed him the game. He was like "Whatever!!", so I educated him on "how if he was going to be so emphatic about what he thought he knew, he might want to make sure his facts were right."
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#333 dizz.lee   똥구몽 CAGiversary!   260 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

Posted 20 August 2008 - 11:09 PM

kinda like the one i ran into today. i asked him if i could just keep the coupon so i wouldnt have to keep printing out more, and he said

"well, when i input this code, it's going to be in the system and this coupon won't work anymore."

i told him that the code was the same on every coupon and he says they're not, and i pull out 10 more copies of the same coupon from my wallet and he just gives me a blank stare and rings up my total.

what a waste of paper. i could've used that thing again.

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#334 bob330i   just lookin' CAGiversary!   3087 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

Posted 20 August 2008 - 11:11 PM

Now that is totally ridiculous, considering the coupon itself has a broken line around it and a scissors emblem, indicating it should be cut out at this border. Next time you should indicate that to the clown you were dealing with, also that your email address is private information that you aren't obligated to share with some bottom rung, cash register monkey.


Did that. He said he didn't know why they did it. I'm guessing he's the manager because: 1) he checked his employee's bag on his way out, 2) he was the only guy "authorized" to do trade ins. I had to wait a couple times when I had trades when he was busy. Not that it's an excuse but....

I used the "cut out" from the Madden 40% trade in thread twice: he took it the first time and wanted the entire email. Then remembered me on the second trip and refused to take the cutout coupon. At that point in time, I had already signed up for the weekly emails, but for some reason, I didn't get the emails until I signed up a third time. The Nintendo coupon was the first one that showed up in my email.

As I noted above, I picked up RE4 and wanted to wave the complete email printout in his face. No such luck, he wasn't there today.

#335 karkyco   $$$ CAGiversary!   6525 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

Posted 20 August 2008 - 11:32 PM

Did that. He said he didn't know why they did it. I'm guessing he's the manager because: 1) he checked his employee's bag on his way out, 2) he was the only guy "authorized" to do trade ins. I had to wait a couple times when I had trades when he was busy. Not that it's an excuse but....

I used the "cut out" from the Madden 40% trade in thread twice: he took it the first time and wanted the entire email. Then remembered me on the second trip and refused to take the cutout coupon. At that point in time, I had already signed up for the weekly emails, but for some reason, I didn't get the emails until I signed up a third time. The Nintendo coupon was the first one that showed up in my email.

As I noted above, I picked up RE4 and wanted to wave the complete email printout in his face. No such luck, he wasn't there today.


LOL, that sucks. "He said he didn't know why they did it."

Yeah, because I'm sure he's just soooo tight with the Gamestop executive team and the head of promotions/marketing, maybe next time he's playing a round of golf with them, he can ask them himself. :roll: Dude needs to shut his yapper, scan or input the coupon, scan Edge card, scan games, take payment, hand over goods + receipt + change, and that's it.

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Posted 20 August 2008 - 11:41 PM

kinda like the one i ran into today. i asked him if i could just keep the coupon so i wouldnt have to keep printing out more, and he said

"well, when i input this code, it's going to be in the system and this coupon won't work anymore."

i told him that the code was the same on every coupon and he says they're not, and i pull out 10 more copies of the same coupon from my wallet and he just gives me a blank stare and rings up my total.

what a waste of paper. i could've used that thing again.


I was able to use the code without any coupon at the beginning of the promo, though they made it sound like an exception. I was traveling when I got the email and couldn't print it, so I just wrote down the code. Worked fine of course - at about 3 or 4 different stores.

But then last night I used a coupon on 3 games and wanted to get a few more games instead of driving 10 miles to another store to get the same games. It was raining heavily and I had my two boys with me and had parked the car far away (in between Target and GS before the rain got bad). I asked the clerk if I could just use the coupon again and she said it had to "go with the paperwork". However, she did let me go to the car (I was one of those bad parents that left their kids there to play Guitar Hero while I ran out :lol: - but it only took me 30 seconds or so) and get my second copy and use it. So all in all I was glad she didn't pull the "one per person" thing on me which she certainly could have done. But she sure had to have those physical copies of the coupon for each transaction! My point is that there is obviously no clear policy as I've been able to use just the code other times. It's all what the GS employee makes up in their own head...

Though, dizz.lee, if you really had 10 more in your pocket I don't really see the need for getting that one back from the guy! I mean, I sort of understand the desire for them to have a physical copy to cover their asses in case a manager or corporate questions the discount applied on the purchase.

Back during the 25% off 360 game coupon I remember one clerk taking a Sharpie and writing my Edge account number in big letters across the coupon before filing it. That was a bit unnerving so I made sure not to visit that store again for a while.

#337 JP   Member of the Ravens Nation! Trade-in Value Team   7933 Posts   Joined 9.0 Years Ago  

Posted 20 August 2008 - 11:57 PM

Most of the clerks around me will take those coupons that come weekly in the emails. They made a comment about it showing that they aren't just handing out the code to everyone that comes into the store. Now, one of those stores hands the 10% off any used item coupon back to me most of the time. Little odd, but I'm just greatful I don't have to put up with the same problems that some of you guys have.

Oh and this is going to sound extremely selfish, but I kinda hope this weeks coupon sucks. I'm not going to be in the best shape with cash, so I'm looking for bad coupon. So I don't miss out.

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#338 AwRy108   AwRy108 CAGiversary!   2012 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

Posted 21 August 2008 - 12:04 AM

Stacking the coupon with "my" Edge Card, I got Ninja Gaiden: Dragon Sword for less than $21 total. Thanks OP!

#339 willc23   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   408 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

Posted 21 August 2008 - 12:10 AM

Picked up Space Invaders DS & Contra 4.
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#340 mash   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   109 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Posted 21 August 2008 - 12:22 AM

Went by the nearest gamestop and they dont carry gamecube games anymore...buzzkill

#341 dizz.lee   똥구몽 CAGiversary!   260 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

Posted 21 August 2008 - 12:47 AM

I was able to use the code without any coupon at the beginning of the promo, though they made it sound like an exception. I was traveling when I got the email and couldn't print it, so I just wrote down the code. Worked fine of course - at about 3 or 4 different stores.

But then last night I used a coupon on 3 games and wanted to get a few more games instead of driving 10 miles to another store to get the same games. It was raining heavily and I had my two boys with me and had parked the car far away (in between Target and GS before the rain got bad). I asked the clerk if I could just use the coupon again and she said it had to "go with the paperwork". However, she did let me go to the car (I was one of those bad parents that left their kids there to play Guitar Hero while I ran out :lol: - but it only took me 30 seconds or so) and get my second copy and use it. So all in all I was glad she didn't pull the "one per person" thing on me which she certainly could have done. But she sure had to have those physical copies of the coupon for each transaction! My point is that there is obviously no clear policy as I've been able to use just the code other times. It's all what the GS employee makes up in their own head...

Though, dizz.lee, if you really had 10 more in your pocket I don't really see the need for getting that one back from the guy! I mean, I sort of understand the desire for them to have a physical copy to cover their asses in case a manager or corporate questions the discount applied on the purchase.

Back during the 25% off 360 game coupon I remember one clerk taking a Sharpie and writing my Edge account number in big letters across the coupon before filing it. That was a bit unnerving so I made sure not to visit that store again for a while.


LOL yeah. unfortunately for me, in the orange county, la county borderlining areas (meaning the neighboring cities where those two counties meet), it is chock full of gamestops, which usually ends up just getting me to waste gas going from one to the next.

i've been using one coupon for one game at some stores, because the inventory was so horrible. i figured if he could just let me keep it, i would have one extra coupon for the road. haha. but seriously, i think i've bought more than 20 ds games since this coupon's been out. i love it, i can buy all the cheap games i wouldn't have otherwise bought for my collection. it's a funny thing you mentioned the number of coupons i had. i'm down to two since my previous post. none of these damn associates are letting me keep my coupons. :bomb:

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#342 rothgar24   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   584 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

Posted 21 August 2008 - 12:53 AM

Went back and picked up a few complete wii games (Resident Evil 4 wii edition for ~$13 and Chocobo's Dungeon ~$25). Thanks again guys.

#343 blandstalker   I am Irrelevant Bitching CAGiversary!   2556 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 August 2008 - 12:54 AM

I've never had any problems with the coupons.

Picked up Anno 1701 today. 12.99 after coupon.

Also stopped at another GameStop to pick up Chibi Robo Park Patrol, but passed on it since it didn't have the box or manual. I have another nearby store I can hit up for that tomorrow.
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#344 blackbird3216   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1465 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 August 2008 - 01:42 AM

No Edge card? W/Edge, I got it for $12.65 incl. tax.

nope, im probably the only one without one right? I can't believe that $2 deal expired.

#345 tagout   CAG living in Jakarta, Indonesia! CAGiversary!   1085 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

Posted 21 August 2008 - 01:43 AM

Anyone have the newest coupon yet?

#346 Friend of Sonic   Toneman.org coming soon.. CAGiversary!   10041 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 August 2008 - 01:45 AM

Also stopped at another GameStop to pick up Chibi Robo Park Patrol, but passed on it since it didn't have the box or manual. I have another nearby store I can hit up for that tomorrow.

Good call. I didn't know Gamestop had a SKU for that game. I called another store and I'm gonna pick up a complete copy tonight.
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#347 JP   Member of the Ravens Nation! Trade-in Value Team   7933 Posts   Joined 9.0 Years Ago  

Posted 21 August 2008 - 02:57 AM

Anyone have the newest coupon yet?


The newest coupon probably wont be available until sometime between 3:30 PM tomorrow and Midnight tomorrow.

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#348 Friend of Sonic   Toneman.org coming soon.. CAGiversary!   10041 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 August 2008 - 05:11 AM

I got Chibi Robo. I wanted cheaper than 16, but, ah well. Ditto on RE4 for Wii-- wanted cheaper, but meh.
I also got some GBA games with their box and manual-- Super Ghouls and Ghosts (4.99 before coupon) the first GBA F-Zero (5.99 before coupon) and Castlevania: Harmony of Disonnance. I only bought the Castlevania game for the manual, since my copy was missing the manual. So I'm going to have to sell it somewhere. They had Yoshi's Island-- I couldn't remember if I had that or not, so I didn't buy it. I gotta go check the box o games. That's such a great game.
I hope I can get the 12 I spent out of it-- box is still pretty nice and crisp, so hopefully.
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#349 ets   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   659 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

Posted 21 August 2008 - 08:40 AM

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#350 autche   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   371 Posts   Joined 9.4 Years Ago  

Posted 21 August 2008 - 11:04 AM

I got Chibi Robo. I wanted cheaper than 16, but, ah well. Ditto on RE4 for Wii-- wanted cheaper, but meh.
I also got some GBA games with their box and manual-- Super Ghouls and Ghosts (4.99 before coupon) the first GBA F-Zero (5.99 before coupon) and Castlevania: Harmony of Disonnance. I only bought the Castlevania game for the manual, since my copy was missing the manual. So I'm going to have to sell it somewhere. They had Yoshi's Island-- I couldn't remember if I had that or not, so I didn't buy it. I gotta go check the box o games. That's such a great game.
I hope I can get the 12 I spent out of it-- box is still pretty nice and crisp, so hopefully.


Actually, you could return your old Castlevania: Harmony of Disonnance game to gamestop (likely another one) with that receipt for a full refund. I wouldn't consider it underhanded since they would charge you the same amount to buy the game if it didn't include the box and manual. Also, I've picked up a game without the manual/case and exchanged it at a GS that had the same game with manual/case with no problems (just had to show my receipt).

#351 mercilessming   Call upon Dyzan CAGiversary!   721 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 August 2008 - 01:05 PM

Anyone have the newest coupon yet?


Lets hope for a good Xbox360 coupon there is some pretty cheap used 360 games I want if I can get them just a little cheaper. Plus to me is has been along time since we got a really good coupon.
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#352 Penguin1084   The Disney Guy CAGiversary!   2267 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 August 2008 - 01:20 PM

Lets hope for a good Xbox360 coupon there is some pretty cheap used 360 games I want if I can get them just a little cheaper. Plus to me is has been along time since we got a really good coupon.



I really want an Xbox/Xbox 360 coupon this week.

Looking to hunt down:

Fable: The Lost Chapters
Soul Calibur 4
Too Human (Don't laugh at this one because they already have one about 15 miles away... 99.9% chance it was a stolen copy.)

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#353 JP   Member of the Ravens Nation! Trade-in Value Team   7933 Posts   Joined 9.0 Years Ago  

Posted 21 August 2008 - 02:06 PM

Too Human (Don't laugh at this one because they already have one about 15 miles away... 99.9% chance it was a stolen copy.)


I wouldn't be so quick to jump to that. After playing the demo, I'm not getting it for the camera controls. Someone may have bought it, not playing the demo and been completely disgusted with it.

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#354 Penguin1084   The Disney Guy CAGiversary!   2267 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 August 2008 - 02:16 PM

I wouldn't be so quick to jump to that. After playing the demo, I'm not getting it for the camera controls. Someone may have bought it, not playing the demo and been completely disgusted with it.


Yea.. I played the demo and I thought it was decent.

I still want soul calibur 4 and fable though :P

also, there's a Force Unleashed demo out on xbox live today I believe.

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#355 JP   Member of the Ravens Nation! Trade-in Value Team   7933 Posts   Joined 9.0 Years Ago  

Posted 21 August 2008 - 03:21 PM

Yeah, played it. Definitely going to be picking that up.

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#356 cutiepatootie   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   229 Posts   Joined 8.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 August 2008 - 03:27 PM

I bought Super Smash brothers from gs in one state, and flew back home to my state, and sold it to our local gs, because grandma complained it was too violent.....

But son really looooves that game, and I regret it now. Would my account get flagged if I rebought the game I just traded in?? (uh...with another coupon of course. :)).

#357 detectiveconan16   Limoncello Freshness CAGiversary!   6576 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 August 2008 - 03:40 PM

Bought me a Metroid Prime.

I bought Super Smash brothers... and sold it to our local gs, because grandma complained it was too violent.....

Heh, thankfully she's never seen Legend of Zelda. How deplorable, attacking chickens and octopi.

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#358 donut   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3918 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

Posted 21 August 2008 - 03:55 PM

I bought Super Smash brothers from gs in one state, and flew back home to my state, and sold it to our local gs, because grandma complained it was too violent.....

But son really looooves that game, and I regret it now. Would my account get flagged if I rebought the game I just traded in?? (uh...with another coupon of course. :)).


You'll be fine, go get it...

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Posted 21 August 2008 - 03:55 PM

I wanted a used mario kart wii, but no store near me has any.

I enjoy the videos and puns posted by Joliet Jake. I think he's almost as funny as my favorite comedian, Dane Cook. Now excuse me while I listen to Fallout Boy's music on their myspace page.


#360 Friend of Sonic   Toneman.org coming soon.. CAGiversary!   10041 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 August 2008 - 04:15 PM

Actually, you could return your old Castlevania: Harmony of Disonnance game to gamestop (likely another one) with that receipt for a full refund. I wouldn't consider it underhanded since they would charge you the same amount to buy the game if it didn't include the box and manual. Also, I've picked up a game without the manual/case and exchanged it at a GS that had the same game with manual/case with no problems (just had to show my receipt).

Naaaaaaah... I wouldn't feel right doing that. I have done that for games that I know I've bought at Gamestop (which reminds me, I really need to buy and return that Futurama game. The one I ordered from the site didn't come with a manual.)
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