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Do you buy the last copy at Gamestop?


#1 Waverider01  

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Posted 18 December 2017 - 07:17 PM

Since it's the holiday season, people are swarming into Gamestop buying gifts, me included. I recently had a game held for me for pick up. It was a gift for a friend. When I got their to pick it up, the game ended up being the last copy. As most of you know the last copy at GS is mostly an open copy. On top of that, it will have one of their huge pricing tags on it. I asked the employee if there there is another copy and he said no. I told him never mind, I don't want to buy the game anymore. He rolled hid eyes and had this look like I was some kind of stuck up customer. I was a little annoyed by the employees attitude.

 

Was I wrong for not buying it? I don't want to give my friend an open copy of a game. It seemed tacky to me. The game may be new, but the case was on the display shelves with some wear and probably residue from the pricing sticker. I ended up going to Best Buy and getting a price match. 

 



#2 genesis49  

Posted 18 December 2017 - 07:53 PM

I don't. If I'm paying for a new game I want it to be unopened. Once it's open I don't care what anyone says it's used.
No other legitimate retailer does this, and I'm not sure how gamestop has created this culture that makes any of their employees think it's ok

#3 Olengie   Your Waifu is Kuso. Except Mine CAGiversary!   11868 Posts   Joined 8.2 Years Ago  

Posted 18 December 2017 - 07:59 PM

yes, I will buy open copies if its a really good price. 

 

For games that are still $30+? No. 

 

Games $20 and less. Yes



#4 Squarehard   Nyaa~ CAGiversary!   21186 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

Posted 18 December 2017 - 11:21 PM

Depends on how good the price is.



#5 arsenalcrazy8   As Cheap As Wenger. CAGiversary!   2349 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 December 2017 - 11:52 PM

I do not, unless it's a really cheap deal for a game and they are out of sealed copies.

What I hate is how their employees get defensive about it and try to convince you to buy the game. "It's just as new as a sealed one" "this disc has been untouched". They really want you to start thinking of their opened games as "brand new"

I always say the same thing when this happens - "I cannot give a gift that's been opened, sorry"

#6 Yu Narukami  

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Posted 19 December 2017 - 03:07 PM

I don't. If I'm paying for a new game I want it to be unopened. Once it's open I don't care what anyone says it's used.
No other legitimate retailer does this, and I'm not sure how gamestop has created this culture that makes any of their employees think it's ok

Took the words right out of my mouth. No retailer will allow you to return an opened game. How the hell can they sell you an opened game as new?



#7 soonersfan60   Longing for retro CAG... CAGiversary!   4448 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 December 2017 - 09:23 PM

And good luck getting GameStop to let you return a new game that has been opened... No shrinkwrap and no white stickers = no return.



#8 DarthPwner  

Posted 19 December 2017 - 11:00 PM

I don't buy shit from Gamestop.

#9 Josef   Touched the dead CAGiversary!   13175 Posts   Joined 16.5 Years Ago  

Posted 20 December 2017 - 01:07 AM

If its a really hard to find game and the price is right, then yes.

 

OP, in the past Gamestop has offered to reseal the game if I was giving it as a gift.  Not really sure if they do that anymore as that offer was likely during the PS2/PS3 days.  May be worth asking them though.



#10 Waverider01  

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Posted 20 December 2017 - 04:41 AM

If its a really hard to find game and the price is right, then yes.

 

OP, in the past Gamestop has offered to reseal the game if I was giving it as a gift.  Not really sure if they do that anymore as that offer was likely during the PS2/PS3 days.  May be worth asking them though.

When I told the GS employee that it was a going to be a gift, he didn't tell me there was an option to have it shrink wrapped. So either he's just lazy or the option doesn't exist at that location.



#11 The Questyen   Guess I'll just stumble on home to my cats CAGiversary!   2734 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 December 2017 - 05:01 AM

I don't buy shit from Gamestop.

Then why would you come and post in this thread?



#12 DarthPwner  

Posted 20 December 2017 - 05:29 AM

Then why would you come and post in this thread?

He asked a general question so I gave him a general answer. Do you buy the last copy at Gamestop?
I dont buy anything at Gamestop. I am assuming with the expletive deleted, you would be more apt to accept my reply? I assume you do provide Gamestop with your hard-earned cash. I, my affluent friend, do not.

#13 GamerSavage   The Throwback Kid CAGiversary!   1461 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 December 2017 - 07:06 AM

To be fair as DarthPwner's answer is concerned, plenty of people don't shop at Gamestop for various reasons. Just like people won't shop at Walmart, Target, Amazon, etc for various reasons. To each his/her own as the saying goes...

 

Back on topic to answer the OP's question. I won't buy opened "new" games unless it's $20 or less and a game that can be hard to find at other GS stores or local game shops for a lower price.



#14 Blackthorne1129   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   81 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 December 2017 - 04:14 PM

I make them notate that it was open but still new on the receipt in case a return should be necessary.  If they refuse, I buy something else I wanted and ream them on the survey.  Good thing no one has ever refused  :D/



#15 soonersfan60   Longing for retro CAG... CAGiversary!   4448 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 December 2017 - 11:41 PM

When I told the GS employee that it was a going to be a gift, he didn't tell me there was an option to have it shrink wrapped. So either he's just lazy or the option doesn't exist at that location.

It used to be that not all of the stores had the machine. I don't remember how long ago it was, but when I wanted a re-shrink once before, I had to take the game to another store with a note from the first store that it was okay to shrink-wrap it.



#16 outrun78   this space for rent. CAGiversary!   1532 Posts   Joined 16.0 Years Ago  

Posted 01 January 2018 - 11:34 PM

my copy of constructor was opened yesterday. it was 9.99 and i used rewards to get it free so it was all good



#17 Mattiful-Joe   Henshin A Go-Go Baby! CAGiversary!   2929 Posts   Joined 16.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 03:29 AM

I will if it is something I plan to play right away, or if I know it's a solid deal with no copy anywhere reasonably close to me.  Otherwise,  I'll pass.



#18 needler420   car title is lost CAGiversary!   2492 Posts   Joined 10.1 Years Ago  

Posted 05 January 2018 - 02:00 AM

People who do and support it don't understand the difference from something new to used.

 

Gamestop I believe is in a class action lawsuit about it. I'm sure it's a matter of time before they have more legal issues with it.

 

The game developers will eventually crack down on retailers. Its like breaking street date on Nintendo items. Nintendo will stop stocking your store if it happens too much. 

 

 

When I was much younger I would buy gamestops infamous gutted copies. Usually just in a rush and not patient enough to source it else where.

 

Nowadays when they try to sell me a gutted copy I refuse them and listen to their stupid ideology of how they still consider it new.

 

 

With that said you can also abuse their return policy. By law they have to refund unopened merchandise within 30 days of purchase. Well they sold the game open as new.



#19 Mishimaryu   EWGF! (f,N~d~d/f+2) CAGiversary!   1503 Posts   Joined 16.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 09:46 PM

While it's not within their policy, most gamestops will actually let you switch out the gutted copy for a sealed one. This is assuming seal on the envelope isn't broken. I had trouble find a sealed copy of Injustice 2 during the BF $15 promo and waited a few wks later until they got a restock and had no trouble swapping it out. 



#20 mrmafia33   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   463 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

Posted 10 January 2018 - 03:55 PM

I believe you get an extra discount if it's an open "new" copy. Picked up Resident Evil 7 a couple months ago for $17 or so this way.

#21 Z-Saber   moon2S CAGiversary!   6779 Posts   Joined 15.7 Years Ago  

Posted 10 January 2018 - 07:43 PM

I think that's at the discretion of whoever is selling it, not hard policy.

#22 gAm3 Fr3aQu3   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   133 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 January 2018 - 04:45 AM

I will if it is something I plan to play right away, or if I know it's a solid deal with no copy anywhere reasonably close to me.  Otherwise,  I'll pass.

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#23 DisGonnaBeGood   But I need tacos! I need them or I will explode. CAGiversary!   3840 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 January 2018 - 04:08 PM

My problem is they fight you tooth and nail when you say you no longer want the game.

Like you OP, I said I didn't want the game as it was opened. They proceeded to argue that it was "new" blah blah blah. I reiterated that I didn't want it, and explained that I was giving it as a gift and didn't want to gift an open item (didn't say it, but that's tacky imo), to which they said that they could put a sticker on it if it made me feel any better. Denied them again, and after some resistance they begrudgingly obliged.

Now if I'm just gonna boomerang it, it's not worth arguing about. But if I'm keeping it or better yet gifting it, I want a brand spanking new copy.

Also one last note; if the game includes a dlc voucher there is no way I'm buying it if it's open d or the plastic wrap is gone. Who's to say that the employee didn't redeem it, or if the case was left on the shelf some customer didn't take a pic or write down the code already.

#24 addicted2games   游戏玩家为生活 !! CAGiversary!   4297 Posts   Joined 16.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 29 January 2018 - 04:21 PM

IIRC, I could of swore GS got in trouble (or at least called out for it) for selling open games as new years ago. Yet they still do it.



#25 baboonfreak   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1244 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 29 January 2018 - 08:25 PM

IIRC, I could of swore GS got in trouble (or at least called out for it) for selling open games as new years ago. Yet they still do it.

There needs to be a class action. A couple weeks ago I bought a New game off of the website and received basically a preowned copy - no shrinkwrap and there wasn't a circular seal on the side either. Disc also had scuffs.



#26 nddave   CAG4LIFE CAGiversary!   1086 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 02 February 2018 - 01:23 AM

Should make this a poll. I dont buy it, but would make an exception for a really good price.