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#32821 Lumas101  

Posted 30 July 2020 - 01:27 PM

You are in a thread from the past. Meaning you are currently living in the past.


Man, I have no idea what’s coming in about eight months.

#32822 Vinny   Bang, bang... pew... CAGiversary!   23558 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

Posted 30 July 2020 - 01:29 PM

Do you guys actually go through each game listing during these sales..? I used the available now filter usually but I just realized that given that's only like 80% accruate, the opposite it also true- it'll show available games as OOS. 



#32823 Sparky01GT  

Sparky01GT

Posted 30 July 2020 - 03:40 PM

With like 4 different sales at the same time today, there's gotta be some glitches going on like the B6G10 from last time. 



#32824 pbfluff   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   862 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

Posted 30 July 2020 - 03:53 PM

You are in a thread from the past. Meaning you are currently living in the past.


:D oops, i copy pasta’d and then didn’t think about it lol

#32825 Gamingsincetheseventies  

Gamingsincetheseventies

Posted 30 July 2020 - 04:10 PM

Over my years, I have only seen fakes of Nintendo Carts. To my knowledge never seen a decent fake disc based game. Some quick points for fake games, N64, real carts on the back, the dot in I in Nintendo will be square shaped, if it is a circle shape its a fake. Also on the back sticker there will be a 2 digit number imprinted somewhere on the label. Ds games, the middle four alpha numeric digits on the code of the front of the game will match the first four of the code on the back. No match means a fake.NES, SNES, GBA are a bit harder to notice, but should have the same 2 digit code imprinted on the back label SOMEWHERE.

#32826 DesertLeo   DontReadThis. CAGiversary!   2355 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

Posted 30 July 2020 - 04:51 PM

If the games are still in stock, you shouldn’t have much trouble buying a second set and returning the first.


Nah, like EndofGreen said, in this case it's a few bucks so I'm ok sucking it up. Appreciate it though.

Also, don't forget that if there's only 2 or 3 games you're really wanting with this sale GameStop has copies of Disney infinity (ps3) in stock for $1 before discount. So if you add it to get to the 4 game discount tier it'll end up just being 50 cents to get your other games half off.

#32827 Xenogears   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   531 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

Posted 30 July 2020 - 04:58 PM

Thanks again, good tips!  Examining the NES replacements that I have gotten over the years, everything seems in line with the tips for authenticity so far!



#32828 Xenogears   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   531 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

Posted 30 July 2020 - 05:04 PM

With like 4 different sales at the same time today, there's gotta be some glitches going on like the B6G10 from last time. 

I haven’t had any pop up yet, think just the 50% off for $100 plus in cart.  As others have mentioned, it just needs to be $100 before discount at least.  Know this has been asked before, but what’s the chance of box with art, or CIB for 3DS games?  I know most cart games are pretty much 0 chance, but 3DS being newer, maybe a bit better?  25%?  I’ve mostly been getting switch and PS4, usually just 2 copies is all it takes for me to get 1 I’m happy with, not bad there.



#32829 searobbins   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   26 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

searobbins

Posted 30 July 2020 - 05:06 PM

Just saw the 6 for 10 sale today. Anything to recommend for the Xbox one that isn't sports. My brother has an Xbox he picked up and wants some games.

Btw. Just read about 10 pages of posts. My grandmother was very poor her husband had died and she had about 6 kids to take care of. She did other people's laundry. I still remember the giant antique machine with rollers on it in her kitchen.
My father painted houses, shovelled snow, raked leaves, pump gas, and anything to get by.
I will agree with the poster who might say they did not have jobs.

But, they knew what real backbreaking work is.

To most people, $13000 is a lot of money.
Also, as much as people generally dislike people who flip, those flippers are often the ones that share the best deals here.

Thanks to all that share.

#32830 laserbearcat  

laserbearcat

Posted 30 July 2020 - 05:32 PM

I can never get the 6/10 deals to work online.



#32831 jrc84  

Posted 30 July 2020 - 06:00 PM

I haven’t had any pop up yet, think just the 50% off for $100 plus in cart.  As others have mentioned, it just needs to be $100 before discount at least.  Know this has been asked before, but what’s the chance of box with art, or CIB for 3DS games?  I know most cart games are pretty much 0 chance, but 3DS being newer, maybe a bit better?  25%?  I’ve mostly been getting switch and PS4, usually just 2 copies is all it takes for me to get 1 I’m happy with, not bad there.

I have ordered almost exclusively DS/3DS games over the last 2ish months and my results are more like 5% CIB. It has been getting worse than too, so I don't expect any and if I get 1 per order it's a nice plus. Getting less generic cases too, just getting loose carts in paper CD sleeve on my last order, not even the clear plastic display thingy. Most carts are showing up in pretty good condition though. 

 

Edit: I have noticed prices creeping up too, I think this might be across all platforms though.



#32832 Xenogears   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   531 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

Posted 30 July 2020 - 06:12 PM

I have ordered almost exclusively DS/3DS games over the last 2ish months and my results are more like 5% CIB. It has been getting worse than too, so I don't expect any and if I get 1 per order it's a nice plus. Getting less generic cases too, just getting loose carts in paper CD sleeve on my last order, not even the clear plastic display thingy. Most carts are showing up in pretty good condition though. 

 

Edit: I have noticed prices creeping up too, I think this might be across all platforms though.

Ok, thanks, I better pass then.  If I buy physical I always want at least the case, and preferably complete in box.  Prices have crept up across the board.  Not sure the reasoning behind what gets a price increase or not though, but about 1/3 of the switch and PS4 games I was watching or already bought seem to have gone up $3-$7 dollars since they started these constant sales.  If they really are trying to clear out inventory I think we might see 60 or even 70% off eventually, with some at a higher starting price though.  Not sure how much more mileage they will get out of cycling the same sales anymore.



#32833 topchief1   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   500 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

topchief1

Posted 30 July 2020 - 06:28 PM

I have ordered almost exclusively DS/3DS games over the last 2ish months and my results are more like 5% CIB. It has been getting worse than too, so I don't expect any and if I get 1 per order it's a nice plus. Getting less generic cases too, just getting loose carts in paper CD sleeve on my last order, not even the clear plastic display thingy. Most carts are showing up in pretty good condition though.

Edit: I have noticed prices creeping up too, I think this might be across all platforms though.


You get 5%? Must be nice. I've never gotten anything other than loose copies either in generic covers or plastic clamshells.

#32834 bmcgrevy  

bmcgrevy

Posted 30 July 2020 - 06:54 PM

Rare Walmart variant cover.

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CIB but black generic box:

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Now this one is shocking. It is disc only and the disc is scratched and you can see through it, but it somehow works... I can post videos or pictures of the game on my TV if you don't believe me. I always heard that if you can see through the disc it wouldn't read. I guess that's just a myth. How does a disc get scratched like this? It has to be on purpose, I don't see how playing it can cause this. But why would someone purposely scratch it on the top?

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#32835 TidalDreams   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   278 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

TidalDreams

Posted 30 July 2020 - 06:55 PM

I haven’t had any pop up yet, think just the 50% off for $100 plus in cart.  As others have mentioned, it just needs to be $100 before discount at least.  Know this has been asked before, but what’s the chance of box with art, or CIB for 3DS games?  I know most cart games are pretty much 0 chance, but 3DS being newer, maybe a bit better?  25%?  I’ve mostly been getting switch and PS4, usually just 2 copies is all it takes for me to get 1 I’m happy with, not bad there.

My success rate is 1/16 with only pokemon/fire emblem games.



#32836 SephirothWF   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1255 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

SephirothWF

Posted 30 July 2020 - 07:14 PM

This is anecdotal, but I have received SoulSilver, HeartGold, Black 2, Rhythm Thief, and Fire Emblem Fates Special Edition all CIB this year from GS



#32837 Jurai  

Posted 30 July 2020 - 07:27 PM

Rare Walmart variant cover.

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CIB but black generic box:

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Now this one is shocking. It is disc only and the disc is scratched and you can see through it, but it somehow works... I can post videos or pictures of the game on my TV if you don't believe me. I always heard that if you can see through the disc it wouldn't read. I guess that's just a myth. How does a disc get scratched like this? It has to be on purpose, I don't see how playing it can cause this. But why would someone purposely scratch it on the top?

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There is 100% no way that disc is fully readable, having dumped 15 copies at this point every copy with holes failed to rip properly and would load in but eventually fail with a dre

#32838 TidalDreams   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   278 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

TidalDreams

Posted 30 July 2020 - 07:36 PM

This is anecdotal, but I have received SoulSilver, HeartGold, Black 2, Rhythm Thief, and Fire Emblem Fates Special Edition all CIB this year from GS

Sounds like you struck gold with this haul. Fates CIB is  :shock:



#32839 SephirothWF   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1255 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

SephirothWF

Posted 30 July 2020 - 07:42 PM

Sounds like you struck gold with this haul. Fates CIB is  :shock:

I cheated and called dozens of stores and then had them transferred to my local store. BUT, my main point was there are cases/manuals for DS games still roaming around.



#32840 bmcgrevy  

bmcgrevy

Posted 30 July 2020 - 07:51 PM

The game rips 100% and I've been playing it all week without it freezing once. I don't understand how this is possible and I also don't understand how games get parts of the top disc label missing with scratches all over the top and pinholes. I have launch PS3 games that have been played for years and have been left laying out, dropped, etc. and they have no scratches so I don't see how anyone can scratch a Bluray this bad. I also think people should be careful about the discs they put in their systems. Just because it plays doesn't mean it's good for the laser. There's a few badly resurfaced games from GS that work fine but you can tell the system is struggling to read the disc and the fan is loud meaning the system is working hard to make it play. Especially PS2 discs. This only happens with resurfaced GS discs. The discs work on the PS2 but the laser is louder than normal and the system is hotter when I'm done playing. I think some of these shitty condition games have the possibility of breaking our consoles even if they technically do work because the system is having a hard time reading them.

#32841 Jurai  

Posted 30 July 2020 - 07:57 PM

The game rips 100% and I've been playing it all week without it freezing once. I don't understand how this is possible and I also don't understand how games get parts of the top disc label missing with scratches all over the top and pinholes. I have launch PS3 games that have been played for years and have been left laying out, dropped, etc. and they have no scratches so I don't see how anyone can scratch a Bluray this bad.I also think people should be careful about the discs they put in their systems. Just because it plays doesn't mean it's good for the laser. There's a few badly resurfaced games from GS that work fine but you can tell the system is struggling to read the disc and the fan is loud meaning the system is working hard to make it play. Especially PS2 discs. This only happens with resurfaced GS discs. The discs work on the PS2 but the laser is louder than normal and the system is hotter when I'm done playing. I think some of these shitty condition games have the possibility of breaking our consoles even if they technically do work because the system is having a hard time reading them.


How did you rip the game, not buying this claim, did it match a known Redump hash?

#32842 bmcgrevy  

bmcgrevy

Posted 30 July 2020 - 07:58 PM

Also, be careful about playing discs that in bad condition. Some of these crappy condition games work but seem to be overworking the lasers of our consoles to read them. My original Xenosaga III disc from my collection works fine and the system is quiet but the badly resurfaced copy I recently got from GS works but the system is loud when it plays, fan is on all the time and the laser makes lots of reading noises when the disc is in. I wonder if these GS games can lead to broken consoles from scratches and bad resurfacing jobs.




I'm going to do an NCAA 14 livestream this weekend and will use this disc as proof that it works and will rip it beforehand to show you.

#32843 Jurai  

Posted 30 July 2020 - 08:02 PM

Ok how did you rip the game chief, does it match redump? If not it's not good

#32844 Vinny   Bang, bang... pew... CAGiversary!   23558 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

Posted 30 July 2020 - 08:04 PM

I cheated and called dozens of stores and then had them transferred to my local store. BUT, my main point was there are cases/manuals for DS games still roaming around.

That's still impressive. I haven't seen a DS game with a case or manual since the 3DS came out. Everything is in those little plastic triangle things. 

 

The game rips 100% and I've been playing it all week without it freezing once. I don't understand how this is possible and I also don't understand how games get parts of the top disc label missing with scratches all over the top and pinholes. I have launch PS3 games that have been played for years and have been left laying out, dropped, etc. and they have no scratches so I don't see how anyone can scratch a Bluray this bad.
 

Honestly, I feel like just having the artwork side damage doesn't mean anything with BDs. This may be true for regular discs and probably DVDs but BDs are prob made to better standards. 



#32845 bmcgrevy  

bmcgrevy

Posted 30 July 2020 - 08:05 PM

I ripped it to the PS3 hard drive.

#32846 Jurai  

Posted 30 July 2020 - 08:07 PM

Ok do you understand how ripping discs in a ps3 works cuz that's a non answer, did you follow the redump guide and use direct disc access or

#32847 paul6   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   456 Posts   Joined 16.0 Years Ago  

Posted 30 July 2020 - 08:21 PM

Crash Team Racing is only $11.50 after discount on Xbox if you do the 50% off deal.



#32848 United_Korea   Gunpla Addict CAGiversary!   1200 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

United_Korea

Posted 30 July 2020 - 09:46 PM

When did gs start subtracting the handling fee from the item prices on the receipt for online orders? Now I'll lose money if I return them.

#32849 SephirothWF   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1255 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

SephirothWF

Posted 30 July 2020 - 09:52 PM

When did gs start subtracting the handling fee from the item prices on the receipt for online orders? Now I'll lose money if I return them.

Every since they got rid of free shipping and now do "$5 off shipping"



#32850 TidalDreams   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   278 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

TidalDreams

Posted 30 July 2020 - 10:06 PM

Just received a fake chrono trigger from GS and thought I'd post it here on how to tell it's a fake (note: this is the first fake copy I've gotten).

 

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So at this point you're probably thinking, the label looks pretty good, but why does the front say "Made in Mexico" and the back say "Made in Japan". Let's open it up and take a look...

 

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Womp womp... the circuit board looks like shit. BTW, here's what a real copy looks like:

 

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