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#1 latin trident   Banned Banned   935 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

latin trident

Posted 21 March 2018 - 02:25 PM

Check your emails for an invite to restart your gamefly account for $1 and rent 2 games at a time for 1 month. Make sure you cancel before the second month begins or you will be charged $22.95 a month.

#2 The Questyen   Guess I'll just stumble on home to my cats CAGiversary!   2423 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

The Questyen

Posted 21 March 2018 - 03:14 PM

I got the same email. It never takes me long to remember why I stopped using gamefly. I signed up and they sent out my games Wednesday morning and it took till Monday for them to arrive even though the distribution center is one state over.

#3 Katsumi   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1468 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

Posted 21 March 2018 - 03:24 PM

I didn't get an e-mail, but visiting gamefly.com does give me the $1 offer as well. I have the same problem as Questyen, though - it always takes 3-5 days to get the game, and I often have to wait and send it back due to a cracked or damaged disc.



#4 Alpha-Strider  

Alpha-Strider

Posted 21 March 2018 - 04:20 PM

No email yet, but I've done these $1 subscriptions three times now and always cancel before I have to start paying so I imagine at some point they're going to stop sending me offers. The shipping could be faster but even if I only get through a game or two it's still worth it for a buck.



#5 DannyEndurance  

DannyEndurance

Posted 21 March 2018 - 04:51 PM

This service still exists?

#6 Pookymeister   I like almonds Super Moderators   15539 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

Pookymeister

Posted 21 March 2018 - 05:14 PM

I got same email a week ago and signed up myself. Hopefully long enough to get through Nioh.



#7 mlow44  

Posted 21 March 2018 - 06:03 PM

Didn't get the e-mail but the deal was waiting for me when I went to the site and logged in.

 

I'll take a month for a buck. It's enough time to demo a bunch of titles I'm having a hard time deciding to buy. Maybe even make it through a couple of the shorter ones.



#8 bondgirl  

bondgirl

Posted 21 March 2018 - 09:29 PM

It worked for me when I signed in to the site. Thanks!



#9 GameFly CS  

GameFly CS

Posted 22 March 2018 - 03:20 PM

Hey! We're sorry to hear about your experience. Please email our support team at Facebook@GameFly. com using the email to your GameFly account and we'll look into this further. Thanks!

I got the same email. It never takes me long to remember why I stopped using gamefly. I signed up and they sent out my games Wednesday morning and it took till Monday for them to arrive even though the distribution center is one state over.



#10 Coyotezeye  

Coyotezeye

Posted 22 March 2018 - 08:49 PM

Just did a Free trial through groupon and had the same issue. Took forever to get the games and for them to receive them. The one game I wanted to try was listed as medium stock and didnt ship until my trial was almost over



#11 ritchardf  

Posted 23 March 2018 - 04:39 AM

thanks for the heads up, resubbed for a dollar and they are sending me ni no kuni 2 right off the bat. that alone would be worth way more than the dollar for the month



#12 MR_E   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1844 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

Posted 23 March 2018 - 05:09 AM

Didn't see the offer on my account.  Oh well.  I think I did a $1 resub last September or October and cancelled again.  Maybe they're on to me.  Haha.



#13 Naruto Uzumaki   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   389 Posts   Joined 9.0 Years Ago  

Naruto Uzumaki

Posted 24 March 2018 - 04:37 PM

I didin't get this years gamefly $1 promo, so i looked deeper in my email for last year's. I use that link with no issues for two discs out for $1 "baby come back" trial



#14 Maxx   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   240 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

Posted 25 March 2018 - 12:55 AM

Got this deal in my e-mail and renewed for a dollar on March 16th, on the 17th two discs shipped, I have yet to receive either one.

 

This is why I don't stay subscribed.



#15 ritchardf  

Posted 25 March 2018 - 01:17 AM

Got this deal in my e-mail and renewed for a dollar on March 16th, on the 17th two discs shipped, I have yet to receive either one.

 

This is why I don't stay subscribed.

i got one shipped and delivered in 2 days, have a couple medium availability games in my Q and nothing else is getting shipped out



#16 Meepo  

Posted 25 March 2018 - 08:57 PM

I got the same email. It never takes me long to remember why I stopped using gamefly. I signed up and they sent out my games Wednesday morning and it took till Monday for them to arrive even though the distribution center is one state over.

The service is excellent until you try to get recent games. Always a wait time for the latest games in my experience. 



#17 Zashule   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   185 Posts   Joined 6.8 Years Ago  

Posted 25 March 2018 - 10:15 PM

Got this deal in my e-mail and renewed for a dollar on March 16th, on the 17th two discs shipped, I have yet to receive either one.

 

This is why I don't stay subscribed.

Yeah, pretty sure my account is flagged from all the games they never get back or that I never get. Last free trial I did my game didn't show up until 6 weeks after it shipped. It sucks because if it weren't for all the shipping issues I would probably be using GF still for older games and easy completions that I hadn't done yet. Pretty bad when you only get 1-2 games per month because of USPS.



#18 MobileFrank   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   30 Posts   Joined 6.2 Years Ago  

MobileFrank

Posted 26 March 2018 - 01:51 AM

How long does shipping take on bought games? Ordered South Park. Going on day 6.

#19 ritchardf  

Posted 26 March 2018 - 04:49 AM

How long does shipping take on bought games? Ordered South Park. Going on day 6.

1 game takes forever, 7 to 10 days, multiple games get shipped out with faster delivery



#20 Soma_Cruz   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1479 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

Soma_Cruz

Posted 26 March 2018 - 06:11 AM

I didn't get an email but do have the offer so went for it. I figure the shipping speed will not have improved and I'll cancel again but can't go wrong for a whole dollar.



#21 Ando   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   84 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

Posted 28 March 2018 - 10:30 PM

Cool, signed back up on Sunday, they shipped Mario Odyssey Monday and Far Cry 5 Tuesday. Now let’s see how long they take to arrive.

#22 mlow44  

Posted 28 March 2018 - 11:13 PM

After a week, I've received Horizon Zero Dawn and Kingdom Hearts 1.5+2.5 together even though one shipped from the other side of the country and the other from just a couple states away. I don't remember it taking quite so long when I regularly used the service years back.

 

As a bonus, I also now remember what a small-but-significant inconvenience disc swapping is. I realize how incredibly petty this is, but the thought of taking twenty seconds to get up and swap a disc before a play session genuinely made me rethink how badly I actually wanted to play.

 

When I inevitably buy the digital versions of these PS4 games, I'll be able to use the saves I make with the disc versions now, right? It seems like such a silly question, but I actually can't find a definitive answer via Google.



#23 whitereflection   Shake well before serving CAGiversary!   5163 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

whitereflection

Posted 28 March 2018 - 11:28 PM

If they were Xbox games, yes, but seeing as they're not, I'm not sure. My understanding is that it might work if you delete the physical install and then play the digital install.

#24 Woocls   Grumpy Old Gamer CAGiversary!   1190 Posts   Joined 6.2 Years Ago  

Posted 29 March 2018 - 04:39 PM

After a week, I've received Horizon Zero Dawn and Kingdom Hearts 1.5+2.5 together even though one shipped from the other side of the country and the other from just a couple states away. I don't remember it taking quite so long when I regularly used the service years back.

As a bonus, I also now remember what a small-but-significant inconvenience disc swapping is. I realize how incredibly petty this is, but the thought of taking twenty seconds to get up and swap a disc before a play session genuinely made me rethink how badly I actually wanted to play.

When I inevitably buy the digital versions of these PS4 games, I'll be able to use the saves I make with the disc versions now, right? It seems like such a silly question, but I actually can't find a definitive answer via Google.


Stupidly some games can't copy from physical to digital. I believe these are fine. What I do is back up saves to the cloud, delete the install from disc and then download the full game. Restore saves from the cloud and you're good.

#25 mlow44  

Posted 29 March 2018 - 08:55 PM

Stupidly some games can't copy from physical to digital. I believe these are fine. What I do is back up saves to the cloud, delete the install from disc and then download the full game. Restore saves from the cloud and you're good.

I'll do that then, thanks.



#26 Maxx   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   240 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

Posted 30 March 2018 - 01:50 AM

Yeah, pretty sure my account is flagged from all the games they never get back or that I never get. Last free trial I did my game didn't show up until 6 weeks after it shipped. It sucks because if it weren't for all the shipping issues I would probably be using GF still for older games and easy completions that I hadn't done yet. Pretty bad when you only get 1-2 games per month because of USPS.

That's probably going to happen to me. I reported both as missing a day after posting here. I still haven't received ANY discs, not the originals or their replacements. This is crazy, I've been subscribed to GameFly before and it's never been like this. I still use netflix for discs for my mom and the turnaround from return to the next disc is 3 days almost without fail.



#27 ringbearer90   lost the one ring CAGiversary!   57 Posts   Joined 4.1 Years Ago  

ringbearer90

Posted 30 March 2018 - 02:13 AM

Wow Gamefly has really fallen since I last used it a few years ago. They closed down several centers (one close to me especially hurts) so now I have to wait for them to ship games from PA To FL. They used to get here in 2 days now I'm hoping it gets here in 4. I keep reading from people that you should use it for older games as the new games are hard to get so I tried that but oh my god they have so many games that just say "not available". I'm definitely cancelling as soon as the billing period ends. Looks like the good days of gamefly (if you can even call it that) are over now. RIP