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#34771 Mazter   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   27 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

Posted 21 September 2020 - 09:16 PM

Was going into store today to spend my PUR + game coin, found out my game coin got removed... It wasn't even 2 weeks, the expiration date on it said 9/25. Wtf GameStop, FWIW, they gave me the 10k points when I called about it earlier in the month but I would've liked to use that for something to flip since they screwed me on Madden's GC



#34772 DiaperDandee   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   369 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

DiaperDandee

Posted 21 September 2020 - 09:25 PM

Update on my (looks like) district policy:

Snapped a pick of their bundle options (what the employee referred to as Microsoft required bundles):

Bundle 1 ($904.95)
Series X
Xbox Elite 2 Controller
Astro XB A20 Headset
Gears Tactics
Game Pass Ultimate 3 months

Bundle 2 ($784.95)
Series X
Xbox Controller - Black
Astro XB A20 Headset
Assassins Creed Valhalla
Game Pass Ultimate 3 months

Bundle 3 ($504.96)
Series S
Xbox Controller - White
Steel Series XSX Arctis 1 Headset
Game Pass Ultimate 3 months

Load of shit (not to mention, none of these have the 5 game/accessory that I was told was required yesterday)

This store is getting 8 / 2 systems.


Looks like the sheet was for in-store use. Had a tally sheet for Actual Pre-Orders, Bundles Sold, Accessories Attached, Software Attached, and GPGs/PRPs Sold


I cashed out to Xbox GCs, I'll try my luck with Microsoft Store


Good God I’m glad I didn’t trade in my PS4 Pro and Series X there with the bonus trade credit. My goal was just to get the Series X as close to costing me nothing as possible (already have $100 credit there), but this is BS. I’m not trading in both and still having to pay about $300.

It’s my conspiracy theory but if they are requiring that they must be at their last breath before going under, like seriously.
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#34773 Jodou   Infamous CAGiversary!   15153 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

Posted 21 September 2020 - 09:31 PM

Rumor alert: I was trading in games for the $5 extra trade-in deal and the guys at my store were saying they are planning to deal with PS5 and Xbox pre-orders tomorrow. Super heavy grain of salt but might be worth keeping an eye out tomorrow if you are looking for a PS5.

I would absolutely expect for the promise Sony made days ago for more pre-order allocation to arrive tomorrow. They likely withheld stock on purpose to spoil MS' launch day. Poor form IMO.



#34774 friggotha   Banned Banned   179 Posts   Joined 0.4 Years Ago  

friggotha

Posted 21 September 2020 - 09:34 PM

Man,this sucks. Took in 8 games for trade and appears I am banned. He said the code is for excessive trade ins. Haven't traded in games in since March. Did buy like 4copies of games during the $3 for $20 to stock up for a trade in deal. Like Days Gone, God Of War, sea of thrives. He didn't know how long it lasts. Hopefully it's not lifetime. I've done the 90 day ban twice. Maybe third strike your out.

 

Contact CS and inquire.
 


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#34775 DiaperDandee   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   369 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

DiaperDandee

Posted 21 September 2020 - 09:38 PM

So I actually just called the closest GS in Michigan to me and the guy broke down several things for me (in all honesty I’ve never had issue with any employee except for one in all my years) and he seemed very knowledgeable on the stuff as I had a million questions on what happens if you’re out of preorders and I want to trade systems in and he had several options.

Anyways I’m pretty sure he’s the manager there and he said the consoles should be preorder-able by themselves and also bundles. Take it with a grain of salt as it wouldn’t surprise me if GS didn’t get people prepped for this and just dropped this in them tomorrow but at least it wasn’t a “nope you’ll have to do a bundle to get the system”.

#34776 briandadude   Vita + Xbox + Switch CAGiversary!   1000 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

briandadude

Posted 21 September 2020 - 09:50 PM

I cashed out to Xbox GCs, I'll try my luck with Microsoft Store


Exactly what I did. Will keep using my monthly $5 rewards for exactly $5 of Xbox credit for as long as that lasts. Microsoft is not going under anytime soon, delivery is quicker and more reliable than GameStop, and they don’t push bundles.
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#34777 Jodou   Infamous CAGiversary!   15153 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

Posted 21 September 2020 - 09:59 PM

Exactly what I did. Will keep using my monthly $5 rewards for exactly $5 of Xbox credit for as long as that lasts. Microsoft is not going under anytime soon, delivery is quicker and more reliable than GameStop, and they don’t push bundles.

Exactly what I've been doing haha. Planned to get AC: Valhalla in November, the ultimate digital only edition so that my wife can play it too piggybacking off my account. Gotta love the shared family access on two consoles.



#34778 Omni99  

Posted 21 September 2020 - 09:59 PM

Sounds like Gamestop. I remember when I was there in line for the PS5 the manager was telling employees "It's ALL about the attach rate!". I added a controller, but even now I kinda regret that as I wanted a second one but also a different color.



#34779 xtreme_Zr2   Mr. Sonny Crockett CAGiversary!   1091 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

Posted 21 September 2020 - 10:04 PM

Also can confirm a lower allocation than PS5s and less S’s available than X’s. Will be madness at 11 am tomorrow
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#34780 DarkGamer11   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   528 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

DarkGamer11

Posted 21 September 2020 - 10:39 PM

I want to try for a series X but I called a couple stores and they were very mysterious. One said “no idea” how many they will have, one said “we have...some”.

#34781 ajh2298   2009 Stanley Cup Champs CAGiversary!   7879 Posts   Joined 16.9 Years Ago  

Posted 21 September 2020 - 10:45 PM

In all honesty if my store opens at 11:00 EST what time do you think I should get there?

#34782 h2dk  

Posted 21 September 2020 - 11:23 PM

In all honesty if my store opens at 11:00 EST what time do you think I should get there?

As soon as they close tonight...be That guy that STARTS the line ;)



#34783 ajh2298   2009 Stanley Cup Champs CAGiversary!   7879 Posts   Joined 16.9 Years Ago  

Posted 21 September 2020 - 11:54 PM

As soon as they close tonight...be That guy that STARTS the line ;)


I probably would if I had someone to wait with me that’s how bad I want to get rid of this GS credit

#34784 briandadude   Vita + Xbox + Switch CAGiversary!   1000 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

briandadude

Posted 22 September 2020 - 12:06 AM

I probably would if I had someone to wait with me that’s how bad I want to get rid of this GS credit


Get there when you feel like it and if they’re out of preorders, ask for the amount in Xbox credit. 😎

#34785 h2dk  

Posted 22 September 2020 - 01:24 AM

I must have complained to the right people...just went in to cash out the rest of my credit (and use another $50 rewards coupon) and was informed that they no longer are requiring a bundled purchase (just recommending it).



#34786 DiaperDandee   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   369 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

DiaperDandee

Posted 22 September 2020 - 01:39 AM

I must have complained to the right people...just went in to cash out the rest of my credit (and use another $50 rewards coupon) and was informed that they no longer are requiring a bundled purchase (just recommending it).


I simply don’t see it going on at most GameStop’s, the backlash I feel would be actually monumental I feel.
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#34787 bige562   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   520 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

Posted 22 September 2020 - 02:26 AM

Just went to gamestop to return something and there were 5 people in line for the xbox pre-order. Didn't think anybody would actually line up this early.
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#34788 CheapAssDragon   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   436 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

CheapAssDragon

Posted 22 September 2020 - 02:36 AM

In all honesty if my store opens at 11:00 EST what time do you think I should get there?

I just passed by the GameStop next door and it had 6 people in line with chairs.
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#34789 Am_I_Evil  

Am_I_Evil

Posted 22 September 2020 - 02:44 AM

I’m just gonna go at 8 (eastern) and if there’s more than like 10 people I’ll probably just leave

#34790 paul6   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   458 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

Posted 22 September 2020 - 02:49 AM

I’m just gonna go at 8 (eastern) and if there’s more than like 10 people I’ll probably just leave

Just look on the door when you get there.  They should post how many consoles there are.  You can count the line and see if there's any left.



#34791 DiaperDandee   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   369 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

DiaperDandee

Posted 22 September 2020 - 02:49 AM

I just passed by the GameStop next door and it had 6 people in line with chairs.


Lol people are insane. I think the most I ever waited was for the 360 and that was like 4 hours. I don’t buy there’s any deal trading in systems or anything that makes it worth it.

I was tempted to trade in my systems there for $400 credit but I would rather get the $340 in cash I’d get from Disc Traders and buy anywhere (I’m not convinced one of the GameStop’s I’d preorder from would close before the system launch) then sit in line for 14 hours and not sleep before work or have to take a personal day.

#34792 Am_I_Evil  

Am_I_Evil

Posted 22 September 2020 - 03:11 AM

Just look on the door when you get there. They should post how many consoles there are. You can count the line and see if there's any left.


I thought they would do that but I went by mine like 45 mins after close and nothing was up yet...guess I’ll check again in the morning...I’m not expecting to be lucky lol

#34793 TarrenceRobertson  

TarrenceRobertson

Posted 22 September 2020 - 11:06 AM

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Just went to gamestop to return something and there were 5 people in line for the xbox pre-order. Didn't think anybody would actually line up this early.

Me, why not..



#34794 TarrenceRobertson  

TarrenceRobertson

Posted 22 September 2020 - 11:10 AM

That me I guess 3 accounts with over 100k each and a few other with less than 10k-20k each I cash out a bit b4 I got nuke but the trade credit didn’t get wiped check them once a while just buying $10 itune and Roblox phone number and cards all are still here I was finish with them so I didn’t really care that much about the points take too long to cash them out lol. Walking buy 12 games go to next store trade in make more profit than cashing out for one game to trade in

like 2-3$ profit?



#34795 anotherpoorgamer   Bird's Nest Hair CAGiversary!   5560 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

anotherpoorgamer

Posted 22 September 2020 - 06:18 PM

So was there a Deal of the Day?  I keep getting "waiting in line" for Xbox Series X/S, when I have no financial interest in purchasing one.



#34796 heatison777   The Heat is On CAGiversary!   491 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

heatison777

Posted 22 September 2020 - 06:51 PM

FYI, used my $5 Pro coupon and $10 Avenger coin towards a $20 Xbox card. No issues at all.



#34797 Phi  

Posted 22 September 2020 - 07:31 PM

So was there a Deal of the Day? I keep getting "waiting in line" for Xbox Series X/S, when I have no financial interest in purchasing one.


Few bucks off Switch cases, Pokemon cards, $12.99 MXGP 3 preowned.

#34798 JJSP   Not Broke, Just Bent CAGiversary!   10196 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

Posted 22 September 2020 - 08:35 PM

Dumb question - can I use rewards certificates on Xbox credit?



#34799 DarkGamer11   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   528 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

DarkGamer11

Posted 22 September 2020 - 09:14 PM

Ok so can game coin not be used online? It doesn’t work on anything I’ve tried. Also, I tried to use two “coins” in one purchase in store, that didn’t work either.

#34800 Shojsauce   Owner of RewindReview CAGiversary!   1106 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

Posted 22 September 2020 - 09:31 PM

yeah, that forced bundling was for sure a over ambitious dm banking on people being desperate. they offered those bundles when I went this morning to preorder mine but they were optional. That dm is just a huge jerk.