This might only help one or two people, but I found an extreme workaround if the conditions are perfect. There needs to be a version of the game in stock to ship and available for pickup new and pre-owned at a location. For my example, mega man zx collection for switch I wanted to pickup pre-owned from my local store, but it is not available to ship new, so you can't even add it to cart. What I did was added the PS4 version to cart (in stock to ship) and then found a store that had it new and pre-owned to pickup. Go to your cart you can change the item from ship to pick up, and then new to pre-owned. Then you can change it the system from PS4 to Switch. Then you can change the store back to the one you actually want to pick up from. As far as I can tell the physical game needs to be available to ship, adding a digital game to your cart won't let you change to pre-owned. Of course you're SOL on console exclusive games or games that don't have new options like older systems.
Thanks. It's better than absolutely nothing.
It's amazing how much more clever people are in trying to make gamestop's website work than gamestop are.
Of course, turning off pick it up in store may be intentional this time. It would be easier to figure out when their website glitches vs when it's intentional if the company were the least bit transparent with their customers.
It is really looking like they're trying to clear out their online reserves or the stores that are part of the online shipping system. I don't know what's going on but all of these sales indicate that something unique is occurring.
And I don't agree that it's to "clear out last-gen." That's fine (clearing out space in the stores to make room for new consoles), but they have their retro wing now; why wouldn't they just ship last gen games to the retro warehouses? When they did the clear outs previously (ps2 etc gen), they didn't have a retro system set up yet.