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#3121 dkstariob   Banned Banned   399 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

dkstariob

Posted 17 January 2018 - 01:46 AM

i checked the faq and googled and didnt see anything that could get me banned. and the store said it was cool so idk, i think i should be fine.

It's called having common sense.  Consider yourself lucky that the employees didn't seem to give a damn since a manager can refuse a trade-in.  Also, employees can put notes on your account.  



#3122 MakaveliLPC   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   30 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

MakaveliLPC

Posted 17 January 2018 - 01:51 AM

wtf why are cag's so hostile now



#3123 The Rodfather   Mafia Don of Frugalness CAGiversary!   397 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

The Rodfather

Posted 17 January 2018 - 01:56 AM

wtf why are cag's so hostile now


Smug weirdos raising red flags bring out the worst in us.

#3124 aniousjoe   Mr. Ka-ra-teh CAGiversary!   835 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

Posted 17 January 2018 - 01:58 AM

Smug weirdos raising red flags bring out the worst in us.


That, and posting flips hurts values in time.

#3125 dkstariob   Banned Banned   399 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

dkstariob

Posted 17 January 2018 - 02:01 AM

wtf why are cag's so hostile now

CAGers who don't bother to go down a couple of miles for trade-ins and are blatant with their flipping (the worst ones are those who made youtube videos and reddit posts about it for internet validation) are most likely the reason why there was a long drought of respectable trade in values even with Elite Pro factored in.  So yeah, that.    



#3126 MakaveliLPC   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   30 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

MakaveliLPC

Posted 17 January 2018 - 02:03 AM

oh damn my bad, havent been in the game in years. i deleted my post, feel free to do the same



#3127 plus1zero   The wall just got 10 feet higher CAGiversary!   6529 Posts   Joined 6.6 Years Ago  

Posted 17 January 2018 - 02:06 AM

That, and posting flips hurts values in time.


PvZ2 and amazing Spider-Man 2 still have the same value they did with that crazy 70% b2g1 from last year idk if they care what a cag does with his b2g1 coupon from a membership

#3128 icemagician  

icemagician

Posted 17 January 2018 - 04:50 AM

i checked the faq and googled and didnt see anything that could get me banned. and the store said it was cool so idk, i think i should be fine.

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#3129 NostalgicJustin  

NostalgicJustin

Posted 17 January 2018 - 05:17 AM

Are you still able to purchase Amazon gift cards with credit or have they put a stop to that?

#3130 ritchardf  

Posted 17 January 2018 - 05:51 AM

PvZ2 and amazing Spider-Man 2 still have the same value they did with that crazy 70% b2g1 from last year idk if they care what a cag does with his b2g1 coupon from a membership

um, neither of those are even close to what they were last summer



#3131 plus1zero   The wall just got 10 feet higher CAGiversary!   6529 Posts   Joined 6.6 Years Ago  

Posted 17 January 2018 - 06:16 AM

um, neither of those are even close to what they were last summer


$15 base, it was 20 last summer wasn’t it?

#3132 Dead_Batteries   Voltaic Pile CAGiversary!   1019 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

Dead_Batteries

Posted 17 January 2018 - 07:11 AM

But how do we flip that into Amazon Gift Cards?

#3133 rdigit   Banned Banned   655 Posts   Joined 1.0 Years Ago  

rdigit

Posted 17 January 2018 - 07:11 AM


Battery maker Energizer Holdings (ENR, +14.51%) said on Tuesday it would buy the global battery and portable lighting business of Spectrum Brands (SPB, +3.85%) in a $2 billion cash deal, adding brands such as Rayovac and Vatra to its lineup.

I would suspect we should see price drops on Rayovac's Fusion line at Gamestop as a result.

https://www.gamestop...ac fusion,28zu0

They purport to last 35% longer than normal batteries. And would be good for all our gaming peripherals and home electronics.

Did you know they are from Wisconsin?

1906
RAYOVAC®'s original 6-inch cells are modestly manufactured in a Chicago attic by one Alfred Landau.

Mostly used to operate telephones, they are sold at a cut price to the retail trade.

After a young James Ramsay takes an interest in the business, the operation moves to Madison, WI later that year and is incorporated under the name, "The French Battery Company."


Image Left:
Original Fleur-De-Lis Trademark (1907).

BornRaised_1914.jpg

Image Right:
James B. Ramsay - Founder.

Rayovac Born & Raised in the Heartland 1914
Rayovac Born & Raised in the Heartland 1915
1915
A disastrous blaze starting in the flashlight department destroys the Madison plant.

Ramsey sets up a temporary quarters and had RAYOVAC® back in limited production within the next two weeks.

French invests nearly $70,000 in a new building located on Madison's Winnebago street in 1916.
Image Left:
Ruins of the French Battery Plant after the 1915 fire.

1918
Founder and then CEO Ramsey conducts Madison's first Red Cross fund drive, while also serving on the school board.

Image Right:
All 219 employees at the new Winnebago Street Plant, 1916.

Rayovac Born & Raised in the Heartland 1918
Rayovac Born & Raised in the Heartland 1924
1924
An insistent board member and a trip to the Eastman Kodak plant in Rochester, NY leads to RAYOVAC®'s first foray into automated equipment with investment in a conveyor system.

RAYOVAC® spends nearly $75,000 to purchase the state of the day system where parts steadily flow past operators.
Image Left:
Assembly line at Winnebago Street plant, 1917.

1934
The French Battery Company changes its name to the RAYOVAC® Company.

Image Right:
Original RAY-O-VAC lettering, as trade-marked December 27, 1921.

Rayovac Born & Raised in the Heartland 1934
Rayovac Born & Raised in the Heartland 1943
1943
During peak WWII battery production, RAYOVAC® establishes the world's largest battery plant in Milwaukee - The Signal Battery Complex.

To gain traction within Milwaukee's dwindling workforce, RAYOVAC® hires actor Walter Pidgeon to headline a gigantic "Calling Milwaukee" show in the Milwaukee Auditorium stressing the army's need for batteries.

The widely promoted show draws over 10,000 patrons and helps recruit nearly 5,000 employees.

The signal plant achieves its two million cell daily production quota by early 1944 - they celebrate with 1,200 pounds of battery shaped cake.
Image Top:
The lucky 10,000 who got in to see free "Calling Milwaukee" show.

Image Middle:
BornRaised_1943.jpg

Automated process inspection line at Signal Battery Plant.

Image Bottom:
Celebrating achievement of Signal's two-million cell daily production quota early in 1944. 1,200 pounds of cake - baked in the shape of giant batteries - were served.

1956
RAYOVAC® celebrates its 50th birthday by listing 700,000 common shares at an opening price of $16.50 on the NYSE.

Image Right:
RAYOVAC® stock went "on the big board" July 30, 1956. Checking the ticker tape are Keith Funston, left, president of the New York Stock Exchange; President D. W. Tyrrel and E. B. Schryver, stock broker.


Rayovac Born & Raised in the Heartland 1956
Rayovac Born & Raised in the Heartland 1963
1963
The RAYOVAC® hearing aid battery plant opens in Portage, WI.

The facility was originally a dairy plant.

Today, our Portage plant is the global leader in Hearing Aid Battery manufacturing employing over 200 people.
Image Left:
Portage Plant - Wisconsin.

1970
RAYOVAC® opens the Fennimore, WI plant.
BornRaised_1970.jpg
Today, our Fennimore plant produces around a billion batteries in the USA every year and employees nearly 300 people.

In 2008, Fennimore was featured on the National Geographic Show "Factory Floor with Marshall Brain."
Image Right:
Alkaline batteries in several sizes are produced in this attractive plant at Fennimore, Wis, which was inaugurated in 1970.

Rayovac Born & Raised in the Heartland 1970
Rayovac Born & Raised in the Heartland 2005
2005
After acquiring United Industries Corp and Tetra Holdings, RAYOVAC® changes its name to Spectrum Brands and will trade on NYSE as 'SPC'.
BornRaised_2005.jpg

2013
Spectrum Brands moves into its new global headquarters building in Middleton, WI with space for around 675 employees.

Rayovac Born & Raised in the Heartland 2013

Inventors_1933.jpg


Are you sure that deal still works?

#3134 josekortez   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5556 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 17 January 2018 - 11:22 AM

GameStop's 4 used games for $10 sale isn't garbage this time around. Grabbed complete copies of Blazing Angels, Call of Duty 4, Grand Theft Auto IV, and Red Dead Redemption for PS3 for $2.25 each with Pro discount last night.

#3135 ritchardf  

Posted 17 January 2018 - 01:34 PM

$15 base, it was 20 last summer wasn’t it?

pretty sure p vs z was $25 and spiderman was a couple bucks more



#3136 ubiquetous  

ubiquetous

Posted 17 January 2018 - 03:19 PM

Tritium supply is dying off. Most of what we have is left overs from nuclear weapon proliferation during the cold war. When the cold war died out so did tritium production. Had a hard time getting some for an undergrad experiment. Luckily Princeton had pressurized capsule of vaporized rubidium and that worked.

Oh and tritium isn't too dangerous. Just make sure you wash your hands after. If you want to be extra cautious, take a shower when you get home and throw your clothes in the laundry.

#3137 miketheplantguy   Banned Banned   600 Posts   Joined 1.1 Years Ago  

miketheplantguy

Posted 17 January 2018 - 04:36 PM

GameStop has 48 different batteries? Wow

#3138 johnnymavrik   The Evil Genius CAGiversary!   332 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

johnnymavrik

Posted 17 January 2018 - 05:16 PM

The birthday coupon in the app is the same one they keep emailing me, right?

I used the one in the app a few weeks ago..but they keep emailing me another one...and I have no idea if it's the same one.

#3139 knothead65  

Posted 17 January 2018 - 06:54 PM

Does gamestop charge you right away for pre-orders?



#3140 rdigit   Banned Banned   655 Posts   Joined 1.0 Years Ago  

rdigit

Posted 17 January 2018 - 06:57 PM

Does gamestop charge you right away for pre-orders?

No, from my experience. I have pre-ordered things with trade credit and then used the trade credit and had my pre-order auto canceled when they went to charge it.

Edit: to clarify, I'm talking about online only.

#3141 Troe123  

Posted 18 January 2018 - 06:00 AM

Browns were undefeated preseason 2017 , first time in 31 years.
Browns could have drafted these 5 recent qb’s, but chose not to...
Teddy Bridgewater
Deshaun Watson
Derek Carr
Dak Prescott
Carson Wentz


Eh. I can only see 2/5 of those QBs being good enough to turn around the turd-ship that is the Browns.

BTW a B2G1 sale would be great right about now.

#3142 frosty47   Banned Banned   854 Posts   Joined 5.3 Years Ago  

frosty47

Posted 18 January 2018 - 08:03 AM

when will the next restock be?

Browns were undefeated preseason 2017 , first time in 31 years.

Browns could have drafted these 5 recent qb’s, but chose not to...
Teddy Bridgewater
Deshaun Watson
Derek Carr
Dak Prescott
Carson Wentz

Derek Carr Funko POP! Is available from select GameStop stores
https://www.gamestop...r-wave-4/150755

Carson Wentz Funko POP! Is available from select GameStop stores
https://www.gamestop...z-wave-4/150760

Jim Brown may be the only Cleveland Brown to have a Funko POP!
https://www.gamestop...im-brown/150749

Carson Wentz is the favorite for cover of Madden 19, which is pre orderable at GameStop.
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#3143 frosty47   Banned Banned   854 Posts   Joined 5.3 Years Ago  

frosty47

Posted 18 January 2018 - 08:13 AM

does anyone know how long the cash same as credit on electronics is good for? 



#3144 frosty47   Banned Banned   854 Posts   Joined 5.3 Years Ago  

frosty47

Posted 18 January 2018 - 08:16 AM

guys please be careful going to GameStop. It's not worth it in this weather

 



#3145 Thrift Like A Fox  

Thrift Like A Fox

Posted 18 January 2018 - 11:36 AM

Trade in value lists PS4 as trading in for $120. I assumed this was before the extra $50 credit. But when I called and asked, I was told it was after the extra credit. This makes no sense to me, because the cash trade is over $90, and the $50 extra is not applied to cash trades, nor do they ever offer more cash than credit.

 

Does anyone know if $120 is before or after the extra $50? If it's before, should I call ahead and assert my point if they tell me it's after, or should I just show up in store and do it in person? I'm like an hour away, so I don't want to make a wasted trip.



#3146 DrBayrd  

Posted 18 January 2018 - 12:06 PM

Trade in value lists PS4 as trading in for $120. I assumed this was before the extra $50 credit. But when I called and asked, I was told it was after therip.


$120 is base TIV. After $50 boost, you should be getting $170 credit. That person is on crack to think a ps4 has a $70 base TIV. I would call this morning and speak to a mngr or go to another store.

#3147 rdigit   Banned Banned   655 Posts   Joined 1.0 Years Ago  

rdigit

Posted 18 January 2018 - 12:07 PM

Trade in value lists PS4 as trading in for $120. I assumed this was before the extra $50 credit. But when I called and asked, I was told it was after the extra credit. This makes no sense to me, because the cash trade is over $90, and the $50 extra is not applied to cash trades, nor do they ever offer more cash than credit.

Does anyone know if $120 is before or after the extra $50? If it's before, should I call ahead and assert my point if they tell me it's after, or should I just show up in store and do it in person? I'm like an hour away, so I don't want to make a wasted trip.


Other than explicitly labeled pro and elite pro prices, listed prices online are typically before promotional bonuses.

#3148 Deftones   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   31 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Deftones

Posted 18 January 2018 - 06:19 PM

Quick question about the B2G1 free PowerUp Pro coupon.  I wanted 3 things that are never going to be in stock at the same at my local store (Super Mario Odyssey, Zelda: Breath of Wild, Switch Pro controller).  I asked one of the employees about this and he said if I purchase all the items at different stores, bring everything back to my local store, return and rebuy so I can use the coupon.  Has anyone ever done this before?



#3149 ubiquetous  

ubiquetous

Posted 18 January 2018 - 06:21 PM

Quick question about the B2G1 free PowerUp Pro coupon. I wanted 3 things that are never going to be in stock at the same at my local store (Super Mario Odyssey, Zelda: Breath of Wild, Switch Pro controller). I asked one of the employees about this and he said if I purchase all the items at different stores, bring everything back to my local store, return and rebuy so I can use the coupon. Has anyone ever done this before?

All the time.

#3150 Deftones   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   31 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Deftones

Posted 18 January 2018 - 06:31 PM

All the time.

Ok, I just wanted to make sure he wasn't blowing smoke up my keister.  Thanks

 

Couldn't I just buy all these items used online, saving myself the trouble and driving around to 3 individual stores to find these items?