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#32251 topchief1   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   500 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

topchief1

Posted 16 July 2020 - 06:37 AM

It's probably from their shitty resurfacing machines that they use to destroy perfectly good games

#32252 Jurai  

Posted 16 July 2020 - 06:53 AM

It's probably from their shitty resurfacing machines that they use to destroy perfectly good games

 

most of my copies had no signs that they had been resurfaced, some of the copies actually had RETURN TO WH - DEFECTIVE stickers on the cases, hidden under those black stickers theyve been covering things up with lately. Really feels like they had a stack of NCAA returns and somebody decided to just toss them in as inventory despite a lot of them being defectives



#32253 Jurai  

Posted 16 July 2020 - 06:55 AM

It’s so ashamed that they sold so many copies of something that’s obviously damaged. Like you said, I wouldn’t be surprised that they keep reselling them until customers don’t return them.

Did you return all of your bad copies to the same store?

Yes I returned all to the same store, the rep working did look at the discs and saw how bad they were and did put them in the system as defective returns for my refund, but who knows if that stops them from getting back to the warehouse and just recirculated. I stopped buying them because I have little faith that I won't just get back one of the ones I returned



#32254 EndOfGreen  

EndOfGreen

Posted 16 July 2020 - 08:05 AM

most of my copies had no signs that they had been resurfaced, some of the copies actually had RETURN TO WH - DEFECTIVE stickers on the cases, hidden under those black stickers theyve been covering things up with lately. Really feels like they had a stack of NCAA returns and somebody decided to just toss them in as inventory despite a lot of them being defectives

So if the discs have any type of hole when holding it up to light, it is 100% damaged/unplayable? Or it just might have damage? If so, I've been checking wrong. I've only looked for heavy scratches/middle ring cracks in the recent 100s of games I bought. Never thought about checking out the top and holding it up to light. That's gonna take some time.

Looks like they brought back the B1 over $30 deal get X off any preowned game back, yet they bumped it down from 50% off to 40% off lol.

#32255 TidalDreams   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   278 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

TidalDreams

Posted 16 July 2020 - 08:47 AM

I bought 13 copies 3 weeks ago. 9 of the 13 copies had holes and scratches through the top layer. Another 1 of the 4 good copies had a small hole in the edge of the top layer but it was outside of the game data and ripping the disc multiple times finished without error. I returned them to a Gamestop a week and a half ago, wouldn't be surprised if they are being recirculated.

 

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I'm aware of 4 other copies recently purchased that also were pockmarked with holes and scratches. Goodluck

Ouch, looks like this is no longer easy profit because GS dun fucked up. I bought a few Xenogears and they were all scratched to shit, so I gave up on older disc based games (but PS3 games aren't even that old).

 

So if the discs have any type of hole when holding it up to light, it is 100% damaged/unplayable? Or it just might have damage? If so, I've been checking wrong. I've only looked for heavy scratches/middle ring cracks in the recent 100s of games I bought. Never thought about checking out the top and holding it up to light. That's gonna take some time.

Looks like they brought back the B1 over $30 deal get X off any preowned game back, yet they bumped it down from 50% off to 40% off lol.

This basically looks like disc rot, which is impossible to fix.



#32256 ajh2298   2009 Stanley Cup Champs CAGiversary!   7865 Posts   Joined 16.8 Years Ago  

Posted 16 July 2020 - 09:50 AM

It would be cool little experiment to mark those defective NCAA’s with a UV pen return them wait a few weeks and then reorder a bunch just to see if you get back any of the same copies.

#32257 Davem   Picture was the top google result for my username CAGiversary!   710 Posts   Joined 1.1 Years Ago  

Posted 16 July 2020 - 10:11 AM

I bought 13 copies 3 weeks ago. 

Nice, always like to hear about interesting flip anecdotes of older games as I have no grasp of why stuff like that sells for so much. I guess you usually sell the good copies on ebay?

 

most of my copies had no signs that they had been resurfaced, some of the copies actually had RETURN TO WH - DEFECTIVE stickers on the cases, hidden under those black stickers theyve been covering things up with lately. 

I've had this with pre-owned Nintendo Switch games coming out of the TX as well. 

 

Looks like they brought back the B1 over $30 deal get X off any preowned game back, yet they bumped it down from 50% off to 40% off lol.

Yea, not seeing any reason to not bite on 40%. Maybe if they did a $40 new and 60% off? I guess if you were dead set on picking up the new Mario / Ghost game this week...



#32258 jrc84  

Posted 16 July 2020 - 11:31 AM

LOL! I suppose that is one way to look at it. I would rather just get the stuff I paid for though. I really do understand how things can get mixed up with all the craziness going on in the world but I do expect an email or a phone call when they say they will call back or if an order I paid for gets lost. The CS lady spent like 15 minutes helping me on the phone and explained that not many people were working so I was nice to her and thanked her many times for helping me even if it didn't make much sense. I've learned over the years that things don't need to make sense and she was most likely doing all the company she works for allows her to do.  I am done with online orders with them though. Just hoping these 2 games eventually do make it to me.

yeah, I've said I'm done with their online orders too....until the next 50%+ off sale or glitch...then I'll be rolling the dice again because daddy needs a new converted preowned!



#32259 stringycupps1  

stringycupps1

Posted 16 July 2020 - 11:56 AM

Nice, always like to hear about interesting flip anecdotes of older games as I have no grasp of why stuff like that sells for so much. I guess you usually sell the good copies on ebay?

I've been making a killing on them, even with paying current markups.  Last college FB game made and the servers are still active, so you can still play online and download updated community rosters.  There's a regular group of people who make sure that each team's roster has proper names and attributes each season.  The CFB games sold well.   It was the NCAA's refusal to allow EA to pay the players that killed the series.

 

Related to these, I ordered 3 copies of the LOU 2.  1 Only had the play disc and was missing the data install disc.  The other two were destroyed in their disc resurfacing machine.  I tried to install them and they both stalled out eventually.  Quite sad



#32260 Green Card200   The Time Mage CAGiversary!   2454 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

Green Card200

Posted 16 July 2020 - 12:56 PM

Ahh that makes more sense, the buck-something was negative, I just figured it was a poor printout slip. I usually distribute my returns amongst the region, but have never had associates bat an eye like they do for trade-ins sometime. Scratches on discs and shattered cases is pretty self-explanatory. Did not like, defective, no case / art, etc. 

 

I've had CSR say they could only refund PUR points ONCE PER ACCOUNT, and have had points refunded for various reasons multiple times afterwards, so I'm sure its a case by case basis and only if you get flagged for something totally flagrant. But seeing as how most returns processed in store don't access the same systems as online, I see it as unlikely. I abide by the known rules (like 4 games per rolling month, etc) so if there are some anecdotal return bans I'm sure it would be some algorithmic function. I mean, last year I went store to store B2G2 switch funded by 3 of the 4 previous store's games and nothing happened. 

What is this 4 games rolling per month rule refer to? I'm not familiar with it.



#32261 jooksingjie   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   247 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

jooksingjie

Posted 16 July 2020 - 01:02 PM

What is this 4 games rolling per month rule refer to? I'm not familiar with it.

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#32262 Gamingsincetheseventies  

Gamingsincetheseventies

Posted 16 July 2020 - 01:29 PM

Any one else having trouble with the app? I cant load anything in to my cart. And there are a lot of used games on the app that do not show up on the website.

#32263 oakley568   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   166 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

Posted 16 July 2020 - 01:32 PM

Any one else having trouble with the app? I cant load anything in to my cart. And there are a lot of used games on the app that do not show up on the website.

I've been having the same issue but haven't been able to resolve it.  I try to purchase items on the website instead...been happening for a couple of weeks now, IIRC.



#32264 Jurai  

Posted 16 July 2020 - 02:16 PM

So if the discs have any type of hole when holding it up to light, it is 100% damaged/unplayable? Or it just might have damage? If so, I've been checking wrong. I've only looked for heavy scratches/middle ring cracks in the recent 100s of games I bought. Never thought about checking out the top and holding it up to light. That's gonna take some time.

Looks like they brought back the B1 over $30 deal get X off any preowned game back, yet they bumped it down from 50% off to 40% off lol.


I test rip all of my discs in a PS3 to check for issues, all of the NCAA couldn't complete that had issues

#32265 Vinny   Bang, bang... pew... CAGiversary!   23555 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

Posted 16 July 2020 - 04:50 PM

I test rip all of my discs in a PS3 to check for issues, all of the NCAA couldn't complete that had issues

Just curious, by rip you mean you just let it install on your PS3? 



#32266 BudzMcGee   GalaxyofGeek.com CAGiversary!   3815 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 16 July 2020 - 05:07 PM

Man, was kind of hoping that since Darksiders Gensis was showing at full price for the first 12 hours of the DOTD but also had the "buy any game $29.99 get a preowned for 40% off" promo listed that when it did drop to $16.99 it'd still trigger the 40% but no luck. 



#32267 jrc84  

Posted 16 July 2020 - 06:05 PM

Looks like GS has the UBI digital games on sale. I was going to pass on these because...backlog...but if I can spend GS space points I am interested.

 

Can I cash in points for online coupons to buy these? Anyone have any luck with this?

So reading the "Online Only" coupon fine print it does state not usable on digital content. Reading the normal store coupon only states not usable on gift cards. 

 

Can the rewards coupons be used in store for digital currency or games? Can you even buy digital games in store?

 

Edit: Under the digital section it refers to digital currency as gift cards but then states you can redeem your rewards for digital currency....

 

How do I go about redeeming my points for digital currency? 



#32268 stringycupps1  

stringycupps1

Posted 16 July 2020 - 06:17 PM

Just curious, by rip you mean you just let it install on your PS3? 

Not sure if he's referring to this, but you can check for bad sectors on discs



#32269 EndOfGreen  

EndOfGreen

Posted 16 July 2020 - 06:26 PM

yeah, I've said I'm done with their online orders too....until the next 50%+ off sale or glitch...then I'll be rolling the dice again because daddy needs a new converted preowned!


I'm done as well, at least with 360/PS3. I'm having to return probably 75%-80% of all last gen games I get from online orders. Gave them another shot due to the 50% off, but its not worth the hassle.

#32270 EndOfGreen  

EndOfGreen

Posted 16 July 2020 - 09:47 PM

Looks like they might be having trouble scanning orders or are just being careless. My order from the 3rd was delivered yesterday, after no tracking update. I just checked, and it still says "awaiting carrier pickup". Doesn't even say delivered. This happened with a shirt I ordered a month or two ago that still shows order received in my GS history, but I already got it.

No idea what's going on, but like I said it's always better just to wait instead of wasting your time calling support

#32271 aircobra   Banned Banned   3802 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

Posted 16 July 2020 - 10:00 PM

That has nothing to do with GameStop.

#32272 EndOfGreen  

EndOfGreen

Posted 16 July 2020 - 10:12 PM

Had to finally give in and look. I wonder if cobra knows all he does is talk into the void. Pretty sure he's blocked by everyone on here lol. Was one of the first things I did as soon as I joined.

#32273 MSU_DVM   Let's Go Heat! CAGiversary!   1091 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago  

Posted 16 July 2020 - 10:42 PM

Is anyone else’s store charging a fee on trades so they can get sanitized? I just tried to trade in a game and the fee was $7.00. I was told that they charging this fee on all trade ins.

#32274 elitewillie   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3138 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

elitewillie

Posted 16 July 2020 - 10:45 PM

Is anyone else’s store charging a fee on trades so they can get sanitized? I just tried to trade in a game and the fee was $7.00. I was told that they charging this fee on all trade ins.

Spray your stuff with Lysol in front of them? Keep your $7.

Not surprised since it's GameStop. GameStop gonna GameStop.

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#32275 NeedleInTheHay   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   1144 Posts   Joined 7.8 Years Ago  

NeedleInTheHay

Posted 16 July 2020 - 10:45 PM

Is anyone else’s store charging a fee on trades so they can get sanitized? I just tried to trade in a game and the fee was $7.00. I was told that they charging this fee on all trade ins.

Lol no



#32276 Agent Zero  

Agent Zero

Posted 16 July 2020 - 11:12 PM

Is anyone else’s store charging a fee on trades so they can get sanitized? I just tried to trade in a game and the fee was $7.00. I was told that they charging this fee on all trade ins.

What city and state do you live in?



#32277 friggotha  

friggotha

Posted 16 July 2020 - 11:22 PM

I'm done as well, at least with 360/PS3. I'm having to return probably 75%-80% of all last gen games I get from online orders. Gave them another shot due to the 50% off, but its not worth the hassle.

You've been trash talking GS since you joined last month, in-between talking down to your community.  All the while continually saying how you are "done" with GS.

 

Seriously, when I keep hearing you saying how "done" you are, in this thread and others, it gets very old, very fast.  It saddens me when I hear you say you bought more from GS.

 

If you are truly done, then glory, hallelujah!  Go with my blessings.



#32278 Ketsui   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1437 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

Posted 16 July 2020 - 11:32 PM

Just bought ncaa football 14 for $39, returning tetris 99 12 month bundle

#32279 jrc84  

Posted 16 July 2020 - 11:34 PM

Looks like they might be having trouble scanning orders or are just being careless. My order from the 3rd was delivered yesterday, after no tracking update. I just checked, and it still says "awaiting carrier pickup". Doesn't even say delivered. This happened with a shirt I ordered a month or two ago that still shows order received in my GS history, but I already got it.

No idea what's going on, but like I said it's always better just to wait instead of wasting your time calling support


I actually just noticed an order from February in my history as pending that has been completed. I tried to cancel it but just get an error.

#32280 ritchardf  

Posted 16 July 2020 - 11:35 PM

just curious if you guys buying ncaa 14 are buying to sell in the future or to actually play? also when you play, do you actually play the games or just do the recruiting and then simulate the season like i do?