Picked up Yoshi’s crafted world new for the switch. It was a “new” copy, I was able to look at it first though, looked good enough. As I’m about to leave, cashier says wait and starts reaching behind the counter. I say, it’s ok I don’t need a bag. He says wait again, and pulls out one of those super sticky clear circular stickers that you sometimes get to seal “new” copies. He may as well have been saying “wait, I gotta make it worse first.” They leave way more crap on the case than regular price stickers, I know others have mentioned good ways to deal with it, but I’d still rather not. I live in an area with tons of GameStops, which don’t do that, and online orders may or may not, making it utterly pointless if it’s not 100%. He wouldn’t budge, even when trying to explain that my just taking the sticker right back off in front of him or when I get home, it’s essentially the same as my acknowledging that I have voluntarily declined the sticker and we could just say I opened it there. Guy was nice enough, but couldn’t understand that concept. Sticker did come off fine, since it was so new on the case and I think he at least put it on lightly. Worked out fine, but the arbitrary rules that each individual store has, which are gospel according to corporate and absolutely can’t be violated, it’s fun finding new ones of those. Especially amusing when the solution GameStop comes up with to solve their own mistake or issues is to just make it worse.
Not a big deal, but fundamentally this buying experience is: store fraudulently advertises and sells an open copy as new, customer can’t leave until cashier can deface the item. Customer can’t decline the defacement because the cashier could get fired if they allowed that. I would love to know how they come up with this stuff.