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#451 Commodore Wheeler   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1221 Posts   Joined 6.1 Years Ago  

Commodore Wheeler

Posted 14 May 2016 - 12:51 AM

Gamestop is as bad as the resellers by the time all is said and done with all there charges and bs


I wouldn't say they go that far. They just charge for MSRP + shipping, which is like $5 for this particular game. That's nowhere near the level of a reseller asking for $150 plus PayPal fees etc.

#452 Reraise   No Sale, No Buy! CAGiversary!   642 Posts   Joined 6.4 Years Ago  

Posted 14 May 2016 - 02:26 AM

I wouldn't say they go that far. They just charge for MSRP + shipping, which is like $5 for this particular game. That's nowhere near the level of a reseller asking for $150 plus PayPal fees etc.

They also charge "handling" as well as other mysterious charges on items (2$ here, 2$ there to bump up prices). Whilst they may not be as bad as scalpers, they are definitely up there when it comes to shady reseller territory. 

 

Ive had a 30$ order of items have 20$ in "fees" added to it. 



#453 Vinny   Bang, bang... pew... CAGiversary!   22453 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

Posted 14 May 2016 - 03:28 AM

They also charge "handling" as well as other mysterious charges on items (2$ here, 2$ there to bump up prices). Whilst they may not be as bad as scalpers, they are definitely up there when it comes to shady reseller territory. 

 

Ive had a 30$ order of items have 20$ in "fees" added to it. 

Like what fees? 

 

I've seen shipping, handling and tax. I don't think I've ever seen anything other than that... definitely nothing that would tack on another $20 take $30 purchase. Then again, I don't shop there that much. 



#454 Reraise   No Sale, No Buy! CAGiversary!   642 Posts   Joined 6.4 Years Ago  

Posted 14 May 2016 - 03:51 AM

Like what fees? 

 

I've seen shipping, handling and tax. I don't think I've ever seen anything other than that... definitely nothing that would tack on another $20 take $30 purchase. Then again, I don't shop there that much. 

Whenever they have a "sale", they usually tack on 1-5$ "fees" on each item, without disclosing what the fee necessarily is. The last great t-shirt sale they had a month or so ago, most shirts were 5$ and less, but each had a hidden 2$ charge for "handling and other fees" tacked on PER item. In a lot of cases, the actual item was cheaper than the fee attached.

 

20 x 2-5$ items on "sale" = 40-100$.

 

2-5$ "fee" added to each item = 40-100$

 

Shipping

 

 

It catches up fast. They have been doing this online for a while now, especially when they have a "sale". Go look at the last sale thread they had with the shirts everyone went nuts over. See how many people complained/didnt understand why 30$ in shirts was costing them 60$ + shipping.



#455 Deader2818   Flipadelphia! CAGiversary!   11238 Posts   Joined 6.5 Years Ago  

Posted 14 May 2016 - 04:19 AM

The "fee" is handling. Means its being shipped from a store and not from the warehouse.



#456 zyxomma100   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   134 Posts   Joined 5.7 Years Ago  

zyxomma100

Posted 14 May 2016 - 05:45 AM

Gamestop charges an extra $1 per item that gets shipped from a store's inventory. Especially if you can use SAVER, I think that's more than reasonable. Has anyone actually shipped an item before? Then you'd know it's not free. Gamestop is charging you less than it actually costs to ship this stuff.

 

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#457 Reraise   No Sale, No Buy! CAGiversary!   642 Posts   Joined 6.4 Years Ago  

Posted 14 May 2016 - 08:11 AM

Gamestop charges an extra $1 per item that gets shipped from a store's inventory. Especially if you can use SAVER, I think that's more than reasonable. Has anyone actually shipped an item before? Then you'd know it's not free. Gamestop is charging you less than it actually costs to ship this stuff.

 

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That is not true. Gamestop literally pay pennies to ship. I know, i was a manager there. The sheer amount of distros i used to do in a week (which is moving products from one location to the next). Gamestop stores do not ship to customers, and the cost to ship items back to the warehouse is pennies. Also, When a distro can contain over 100 items, all shipped to the same location, then they turn around and charge customers 2-5$ PER ITEM in that shipment, just to ship it back to the warehouse, they MORE than make up for the saver code. 

 

That handling fee for one item pays for an entire shipment for them. Its how Gamestop make people believe their "free shipping" is a great deal. They are saving so much money by passing on their store distribution infrastructure onto customers, by charging multiple fees on the same items in a shipment. What tiny amount they might lose shipping to your house is made up multiple times over by you funding their restocking of their entire storefront.

 

But again, if i order 20 items, and they add 20 2$ fees onto it, how is that "charging you less than it actually costs to ship this stuff." I dont pay for amazon to move inventory, or best buy, and i still get free shipping from both. Its a scam, plain and simple.



#458 jvang117   Friendly CAG CAGiversary!   3335 Posts   Joined 4.5 Years Ago  

Posted 14 May 2016 - 08:24 AM

That is not true. Gamestop literally pay pennies to ship. I know, i was a manager there. The sheer amount of distros i used to do in a week (which is moving products from one location to the next). Gamestop stores do not ship to customers, and the cost to ship items back to the warehouse is pennies. Also, When a distro can contain over 100 items, all shipped to the same location, then they turn around and charge customers 2-5$ PER ITEM in that shipment, just to ship it back to the warehouse, they MORE than make up for the saver code.

That handling fee for one item pays for an entire shipment for them. Its how Gamestop make people believe their "free shipping" is a great deal. They are saving so much money by passing on their store distribution infrastructure onto customers, by charging multiple fees on the same items in a shipment. What tiny amount they might lose shipping to your house is made up multiple times over by you funding their restocking of their entire storefront.

But again, if i order 20 items, and they add 20 2$ fees onto it, how is that "charging you less than it actually costs to ship this stuff." I dont pay for amazon to move inventory, or best buy, and i still get free shipping from both. Its a scam, plain and simple.


Well said.

#459 EldritchOnRye   Flim Flam Argle Bargle CAGiversary!   36694 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 May 2016 - 08:36 AM

Damn. Just went to order one but BB is now OOS. GRUMBLE.


Remember when Xenoblade X CE was sold out at BBY and Amazon?

#460 jvang117   Friendly CAG CAGiversary!   3335 Posts   Joined 4.5 Years Ago  

Posted 14 May 2016 - 08:50 AM

Remember when Xenoblade X CE was sold out at BBY and Amazon?


I remember those times. Good times. #scalpersaretrash #getshreked

#461 MunsonRoyE   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   58 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

MunsonRoyE

Posted 14 May 2016 - 09:55 AM

Remember when Xenoblade X CE was sold out at BBY and Amazon?


I also remember how long it stayed in stock before it sold out, which was way longer than one day.

#462 Deader2818   Flipadelphia! CAGiversary!   11238 Posts   Joined 6.5 Years Ago  

Posted 14 May 2016 - 11:20 AM

That is not true. Gamestop literally pay pennies to ship. I know, i was a manager there. The sheer amount of distros i used to do in a week (which is moving products from one location to the next). Gamestop stores do not ship to customers, and the cost to ship items back to the warehouse is pennies. Also, When a distro can contain over 100 items, all shipped to the same location, then they turn around and charge customers 2-5$ PER ITEM in that shipment, just to ship it back to the warehouse, they MORE than make up for the saver code.

That handling fee for one item pays for an entire shipment for them. Its how Gamestop make people believe their "free shipping" is a great deal. They are saving so much money by passing on their store distribution infrastructure onto customers, by charging multiple fees on the same items in a shipment. What tiny amount they might lose shipping to your house is made up multiple times over by you funding their restocking of their entire storefront.

But again, if i order 20 items, and they add 20 2$ fees onto it, how is that "charging you less than it actually costs to ship this stuff." I dont pay for amazon to move inventory, or best buy, and i still get free shipping from both. Its a scam, plain and simple.


Stores do ship to customers. They have been since last year.

#463 Vinny   Bang, bang... pew... CAGiversary!   22453 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

Posted 14 May 2016 - 12:42 PM

Stores do ship to customers. They have been since last year.

Yeah, I received games directly from stores before... once from TN and once from CA. 



#464 Josef   Touched the dead CAGiversary!   11480 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

Posted 14 May 2016 - 12:58 PM

Remember when SAVER was actual free shipping and handling?  Yes, stores are now sending out orders but this is something that can be easily incorporated into a Gamestop employees' current duties (especially considering how often I go into a store and see employees seemingly doing nothing or even worse just fucking around).  Not too mention their normal duties include finding and setting aside items for website orders that are to be picked up in store.  How much harder is it to take that item, place it in an envelope and send it out to be mailed?  Make no mistake about it, this "handling" fee is to defray the shipping cost as shipping individual packages per item can get mighty expensive.  Gamestop should stop lying to us and call it as such.



#465 blueweltall   Kill the Batman CAGiversary!   6330 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

blueweltall

Posted 14 May 2016 - 01:43 PM

Not defending this but handling fee can include the time it takes for an employee to find, package and also the materials used to ship the package. That's why it's called a handling fee.



#466 Josef   Touched the dead CAGiversary!   11480 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

Posted 14 May 2016 - 02:12 PM

Not defending this but handling fee can include the time it takes for an employee to find, package and also the materials used to ship the package. That's why it's called a handling fee.

As I pointed out that's pretty much what they do when finding an order for in-store pick up and setting it aside (besides the packaging).  Why don't they charge a handling fee on that?  In reality it's a shipping fee since sending multiple packages from multiple stores can be expensive.  They really should just stop with the "free shipping" bullshit.  It's not free when you order from Gamestop.



#467 zyxomma100   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   134 Posts   Joined 5.7 Years Ago  

zyxomma100

Posted 14 May 2016 - 03:29 PM

There are plenty of things to be mad at Gamestop for. Charging a dollar to ship an item from a store to a customer is not one of them.



#468 romeogbs19   Henshin A Go-Go Baby! CAGiversary!   2467 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

romeogbs19

Posted 14 May 2016 - 03:38 PM

Meh - I can't do preorders.  As much as I'm curious about this game, none of the special stuff sounds all that great.

 

I'll wait and pick it up when it drops.  The Wii U is officially dead.  Can't imagine stores won't be looking to clear inventory as quickly as they can.



#469 marineal   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1536 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 May 2016 - 04:51 PM

Remember when Xenoblade X CE was sold out at BBY and Amazon?

XBCX had way more demand. Both regular and CE were overproduced. 



#470 elyfant   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   124 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

Posted 16 May 2016 - 07:38 PM

Best Buy has the option to order again.



#471 RedvsBlue  

RedvsBlue

Posted 16 May 2016 - 08:20 PM

Best Buy has the option to order again.

It won't let me checkout.

#472 EvilChamp   Super Nintendo CAGiversary!   2184 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

EvilChamp

Posted 16 May 2016 - 08:40 PM

Huh. Just ordered from BB. And applied $10 reward cert. 

 

$57. Not too shabby. 

 

Good luck! 



#473 EricXC   :3 CAGiversary!   190 Posts   Joined 5.9 Years Ago  

Posted 16 May 2016 - 10:43 PM

I have actually been checking Best Buy each day hoping for a restock and it happened yay! Kinda wish I put the Squid Sisters on that order but oh well.

 

Happy days :)



#474 SlaughterX   Teh Killer CAGiversary!   1268 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

Posted 17 May 2016 - 12:45 AM

Finally got my BB order in! Ill keep my GS order as a back up though.

#475 wuulee  

Posted 17 May 2016 - 03:05 AM

decided to bite....hoping this isn't one that gets a lot of prints and ends up being 30 bucks later XD



#476 Tauro_Fc  

Tauro_Fc

Posted 17 May 2016 - 04:35 PM

YES!!! Got an order in. I almost had a heart attack when i cancelled my amazon preorder to order at BB when it first went up, just to see it was OOS at BB!!!!

#477 nosalenobuy   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   307 Posts   Joined 6.2 Years Ago  

nosalenobuy

Posted 18 May 2016 - 01:02 AM

I tried to pre order and it was a no go. I printed up the kiosk receipt and they could not sell it. Why does Best Buy constantly do this?

#478 Theenternal   CAG got me pregnant CAGiversary!   2548 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Theenternal

Posted 19 May 2016 - 08:53 AM

Back in stock at worst buy long lost cag brethren 



#479 EricXC   :3 CAGiversary!   190 Posts   Joined 5.9 Years Ago  

Posted 19 May 2016 - 02:35 PM

I tried to pre order and it was a no go. I printed up the kiosk receipt and they could not sell it. Why does Best Buy constantly do this?

From my experience, most collector editions are not meant to be rung up on their kiosks, but the game is still available online.