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#631 Kaijuboy   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   143 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 May 2010 - 04:38 AM

I got my sakura wars as well. It was just the game none of the extra stuff. I got a single dvd case so I have to keep the 2nd disc in the envelope. I think I got the canadian cover art as well, which is just the same artwork as the wii version. But sadly no manual. Did you get a manual?


There is NO manual in the case of Sakura Wars, the instructions are in a large oversized book that comes in the box with the artbook/poster. So there will be no manual if you didnt get any of the "extra" stuff.

I saw this in a "unboxing" video on youtube, which pushed me over the edge to buy "new" as I've never known a GS to keep any of the "extra" stuff when something LE is traded in.
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#632 IAmTheCheapestGamer   Banned Banned   28796 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 May 2010 - 04:41 AM

There is NO manual in the case of Sakura Wars, the instructions are in a large oversized book that comes in the box with the artbook/poster. So there will be no manual if you didnt get any of the "extra" stuff.

I saw this in a "unboxing" video on youtube, which pushed me over the edge to buy "new" as I've never known a GS to keep any of the "extra" stuff when something LE is traded in.


This is also known as one of the little perks of working for Gamestop, as you get to supposedly keep all sorts of pre-order goodies that don't get snapped up as well as the 'extras' from LE/SE/CE versions of games that people trade in.

I've overheard more than a few GS employees talking about who's turn it was to take home the goodies.

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#633 Gbear09   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   566 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

Posted 17 May 2010 - 06:18 AM

This is also known as one of the little perks of working for Gamestop, as you get to supposedly keep all sorts of pre-order goodies that don't get snapped up as well as the 'extras' from LE/SE/CE versions of games that people trade in.

I've overheard more than a few GS employees talking about who's turn it was to take home the goodies.


Damn that sucks... luckily all of the used CE's I've snatched up in my area always come complete, along with the DLC unused (bought about five or six of them). Some of those preorder bonuses fetch a decent price too.

BTW, what are these defective stickers people talk about? All the ps3/360 games I have ordered have come complete (except ODST, black case and can only hold one disc) and play just fine.
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#634 RUAfraidOfTigers   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   265 Posts   Joined 6.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 May 2010 - 06:54 PM

Update on the sales tax refunds:

I recieved 12 giftcards in the mail today with values ranging for 33 cents to 5.91

#635 xFatalFlaw   Dango Daikazoku! CAGiversary!   1432 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 May 2010 - 06:59 PM

Got my Demon's Souls today. Had a sticker on the case "Defective". It was complete with manual so I'm happy with it. The game disc was in a paper envelope inside of the plastic case, never seen that before. The case wasnt broken.


As others have said, check the game because last year I got a copy of Dragonball: Raging Blast with that "defective" sticker and the game wouldn't work. I would be able to load it up in my 360 but it wouldn't go past the main menu and i tried installing it to my hard drive and that didn't work either. So I would check it and if it doesn't work try exchanging it in store.

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#636 MildObstruction   then let my “insanity” be the mother of my betrayal CAGiversary!   16571 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 May 2010 - 07:14 PM

Update on the sales tax refunds:

I recieved 12 giftcards in the mail today with values ranging for 33 cents to 5.91


Hilarious, I was wondering how they would end up doing that. I have 10 orders that were reopened (adding "Gamestop Gift Cards" to them) after I bugged them about tax on Edge card purchases. I didn't think they would actually send me 10 separate gift cards though.

Oddly they added gift cards to my preorders too _and_ removed the tax from the order, so who knows what'll happen there.

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#637 RUAfraidOfTigers   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   265 Posts   Joined 6.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 May 2010 - 07:50 PM

Hilarious, I was wondering how they would end up doing that. I have 10 orders that were reopened (adding "Gamestop Gift Cards" to them) after I bugged them about tax on Edge card purchases. I didn't think they would actually send me 10 separate gift cards though.

Oddly they added gift cards to my preorders too _and_ removed the tax from the order, so who knows what'll happen there.



Ya i ended up going to my usual gamestop today and used all the giftcards to pay off Blur (PS3). The store manager was laughing his ass off over the company paying 44 cents to send me 36 cents.

#638 MSI Magus   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8156 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

Posted 17 May 2010 - 07:51 PM

I wish this would get moved to dead deals already....every time this gets bumped I get excited that the deal might be back...even though I know it wont be!

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#639 jetsaredim   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   396 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

Posted 17 May 2010 - 08:15 PM

Can someone explain this sales tax thing?
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#640 MildObstruction   then let my “insanity” be the mother of my betrayal CAGiversary!   16571 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 May 2010 - 08:26 PM

Can someone explain this sales tax thing?


If you live in a state where Gamestop doesn't charge tax on Edge/gift card purchases and you've been charged tax buying from gamestop.com when using your Edge card, you can (nicely) request a refund from customer service and they appear to be willing to refund in the form of a gift card per order charged tax. May apply when using gift cards also, I don't know the rules there.

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#641 jetsaredim   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   396 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

Posted 17 May 2010 - 09:03 PM

Hmm - that's interesting. I always assumed that a gift card/EDGE credit was the same as using cash or credit card - meaning it's just a form of payment like any other. I live in MA and I don't think I've ever noticed a difference in-store when using EDGE/gift card...
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#642 Zippon   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   684 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

Posted 17 May 2010 - 09:23 PM

Hmm - that's interesting. I always assumed that a gift card/EDGE credit was the same as using cash or credit card - meaning it's just a form of payment like any other. I live in MA and I don't think I've ever noticed a difference in-store when using EDGE/gift card...


Unfortunately, MA is one of the few states that does charge tax on Edge credit purchases.
http://www.cheapassg...ad.php?t=255178

What states charge sales tax on purchases paid in full with credit and which ones don't?
Charge Sales Tax on Credit Purchases: Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Utah,
Does Not Charge Sales Tax on Credit Purchases: Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming
No Information Yet: Connecticut, Idaho, Kentucky, Mississippi, Nevada, New Mexico, Rhode Island, South Dakota, West Virginia


The lack of sales tax on credit purchases in many states is often overlooked when people are maligning GS. It really adds up if you are in a high tax area.

And why isn't this updated as "DEAD". It's been dead for like 4 days...:drool:


#643 enufs8d   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1096 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 17 May 2010 - 09:37 PM

Fuck you CA

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#644 MSI Magus   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8156 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

Posted 17 May 2010 - 10:03 PM

Fuck you CA


Heh, I am getting ready to move out to California and taxes in that state scare the **** out of me.

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#645 azngtlman   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   610 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

Posted 17 May 2010 - 11:14 PM

Heh, I am getting ready to move out to California and taxes in that state scare the **** out of me.


You'll get used to it soon enough.

#646 JTHuffy   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   362 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

Posted 17 May 2010 - 11:14 PM

i wish this would get moved to dead deals already....every time this gets bumped i get excited that the deal might be back...even though i know it wont be!


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#647 IAmTheCheapestGamer   Banned Banned   28796 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 May 2010 - 11:27 PM

Unfortunately, MA is one of the few states that does charge tax on Edge credit purchases.
http://www.cheapassg...ad.php?t=255178


The lack of sales tax on credit purchases in many states is often overlooked when people are maligning GS. It really adds up if you are in a high tax area.

And why isn't this updated as "DEAD". It's been dead for like 4 days...:drool:
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Because some of us are still waiting for our game(s) from this sale and getting frustrated by the day, especially when they've gone in the complete opposite direction of our home state.:bomb: But that's nothing to be pissed off at GS about and something to be annoyed with the USPS about.

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#648 MasterSun1   Already Guilty CAGiversary!   1436 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

Posted 17 May 2010 - 11:34 PM

I emailed customer service and they said they went ahead and credited me for the $4.18 in tax they charged me on my last order. My balance online still doesn't show it in there, so I'm assuming there's either a delay or they'll send me a gift card in the mail.

In other news, my $30 GC from Best Buy arrived from my trade-in of LBP. I think I'll use it on Just Cause 2 this week to get it for $10 out of pocket ($60 - $20 Reward Zone Gamer's Coupon - $30 GC).

#649 dvdactor   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   217 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 May 2010 - 11:40 PM

I got my order today. I had snagged Bioshock 2, No More Heroes 2 and Super Smash Bros Brawl for a nice $54.99 in credit. Bioshock and Heroes looked really good but my Smash Bros. was just the case with no game inside! I called the number because last time I ordered from Gamestop in the winter, I got all defective games so I didn't want them to think I was just making stuff up to get free games. The guy gave me the option of going to the store or sending another, I went with waiting for them to send me one, as I don't think someone in the store would gladly hand over a copy to me with me giving them an empty case. Oh well, these two will keep me busy until I finally get Smash Bros.

#650 Tsukento   King of Pirates CAGiversary!   3651 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

Posted 18 May 2010 - 12:12 AM

Because some of us are still waiting for our game(s) from this sale and getting frustrated by the day, especially when they've gone in the complete opposite direction of our home state.:bomb: But that's nothing to be pissed off at GS about and something to be annoyed with the USPS about.

Still doesn't mean it shouldn't be labeled as dead. The deal no longer exists. I came in thinking this was active, only to see the date of the original post and when the end date was.

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Posted 18 May 2010 - 12:13 AM

25% off is dead, but 20% off is alive for those who are interested.

#652 MSI Magus   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8156 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

Posted 18 May 2010 - 01:15 AM

25% off is dead, but 20% off is alive for those who are interested.


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#653 ZerotypeX   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3824 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

Posted 18 May 2010 - 04:23 AM

Whats the code?


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#654 MSI Magus   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8156 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

Posted 18 May 2010 - 04:25 AM

20pre


Thanks, but decided to use the 25 off code instead and just place a $100 order. Spent $170 and got about 53 games including GoH which comes with the $10 code. As I said in another topic thats a pretty damn good deal....if most of them come complete. My guess is less then half will though....

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#655 ZerotypeX   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3824 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

Posted 18 May 2010 - 04:43 AM

Forgot to mention that I got my games today. The are all scratched, but not to the point they are not playable (hopefully this won't be the case when I play through it). Generic black box for one of the games and missing manual for another. Guess I will have to go to gamestop tomorrow and see if I can exchange some stuff.

Also, for the people that got refunds on tax. Did you guys call or email CS?
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#656 IAmTheCheapestGamer   Banned Banned   28796 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 07:08 PM

Fuck. I just got my Little Big Planet GOTY from GS.com. It was in some funky cardboard package(like two pieces of cardboard glued together with the game in the middle:roll:).

It's disc only in a black case.:bomb: Back to a GS retail store it goes.

Double Fuck. It would appear that my closest store no longer has any copies of LBP GOTY in stock, but the one I stopped at for my copy of Red Dead Redemption the other night at midnight launch does.

Unfortunately, I think they didn't have a copy of it there the other night and I think a good portion of their games were like the one I got in the mail(incomplete), so chances are this is too.:bomb:

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