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#36991 strikeanywhere  

strikeanywhere

Posted 22 November 2020 - 10:00 PM

I got 4 games under 14.99 but only buy 3 get 1 free was applied. I want 30 for 4 pre-owned games!!!

Anybody knows why and how to fix this?

And also CAG16 is not working with buy 3 get 1 free.

 

 

I’ve been having that same issue too. How do you get the website to do the 4 $14.99 preowned games for $30 instead of B3G1 free?

The website always gives you the worst possible deal (unlike in store, where the system gives you the best possible). This has been going on for a while and is further evidence that the programmers responsible for the website are absolute sadists.



#36992 Xenogears   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   605 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

Posted 22 November 2020 - 10:12 PM

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.



#36993 breakingcustoms   To The Max! CAGiversary!   2973 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

breakingcustoms

Posted 23 November 2020 - 12:38 AM

If I go in store is squadrons $16.99 as well and can I use game coin on it?

Yes, my COD game coin came off of my order, no problem



#36994 Riptidre  

Riptidre

Posted 23 November 2020 - 12:47 AM

The website always gives you the worst possible deal (unlike in store, where the system gives you the best possible). This has been going on for a while and is further evidence that the programmers responsible for the website are absolute sadists.

So this means I can take a shot in the GS in store. Four 14.99 for 30 is a huge saving. By the way, yesterday order 4 pre-owned switch games and choose same day delivery and I got 4 cases. That is awesome.



#36995 bonesawisready   YES! YES! YES! CAGiversary!   1915 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

bonesawisready

Posted 23 November 2020 - 01:12 AM

Wish Ace Combat 7 was already $11.99 at GameStop

#36996 davemoseley  

davemoseley

Posted 23 November 2020 - 01:19 AM

Wondering if the console trade bump towards Oculus Quest 2 is still in effect?



#36997 falsedichotomies  

falsedichotomies

Posted 23 November 2020 - 01:33 AM

Wish I saw the Amazon restock before I got 13 Sentinels in store today. It was, of course, not sealed.



#36998 io   ... Super Moderators   24860 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

Posted 23 November 2020 - 02:54 AM

I haven't ordered from Gamestop (or even gone in store) in ages.  I just got a Yoshi for $23.51 and a new Star Wars Squadrons for $16.99.  What is the likelihood I'll get a case for Yoshi and an unopened Squadrons?  Hopefully I get a case with Yoshi - sure beats the $35 I just ordered it for at Best Buy.

odds are probably around 50% maybe getting a case with yoshi depending on where your order even comes from. My last order of switch titles everything but 3 came with the original cases and case art.  You are really better off expecting the games to be cart only and or generic case partially broken because bubble mailers.  Which is why people don't bother ordering from gs unless there's flip or such potential from cart only in a worst case scenario.

It was in-store which I figure has a slightly better chance of being complete than from an online order.

 

Just got back and my Yoshi is complete and looks brand new - just one sticker on the back of the case which peeled off with ease. Squadrons (which I bought new) was sealed.

 

Store pickup was super easy and hassle free.

 

I'm very happy with this purchase and now I can return the $34.99 Best Buy copy of Yoshi that's getting shipped.
 



#36999 dominator   Boss CAGiversary!   1872 Posts   Joined 15.5 Years Ago  

Posted 23 November 2020 - 07:19 AM

Do we know if the console trade in promo towards a Series X or PS5 is still live and if so, does any one recall the values?



#37000 strikeanywhere  

strikeanywhere

Posted 23 November 2020 - 08:22 AM

So this means I can take a shot in the GS in store. Four 14.99 for 30 is a huge saving. By the way, yesterday order 4 pre-owned switch games and choose same day delivery and I got 4 cases. That is awesome.

I'd recommend trying it in-store, yes, if it isn't a huge inconvenience. It's always possible that it doesn't work int store, too, but, then, just about anything is possible when dealing with Gamestop.



#37001 JayMoney624   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   16 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

JayMoney624

Posted 23 November 2020 - 02:54 PM

Check your messages if you pre ordered COD Cold War. I just got my Gamecoin this morning

#37002 Kaiser499   Gaming Guru CAGiversary!   4154 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

Posted 23 November 2020 - 03:41 PM

Wish Ace Combat 7 was already $11.99 at GameStop

 

Check your local Wal-Mart, mine had it on clearance for $10.00.



#37003 bonesawisready   YES! YES! YES! CAGiversary!   1915 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

bonesawisready

Posted 23 November 2020 - 03:44 PM

Check your local Wal-Mart, mine had it on clearance for $10.00.

thanks, only $20 near me.

#37004 Am_I_Evil  

Am_I_Evil

Posted 23 November 2020 - 03:49 PM

Check your messages if you pre ordered COD Cold War. I just got my Gamecoin this morning

got mine yesterday..surprised that it expires BEFORE the Assassin's Creed gamecoin....



#37005 Derrick1979   I think I've been here to long ! CAGiversary!   5986 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

Derrick1979

Posted 23 November 2020 - 03:58 PM

Wish Ace Combat 7 was already $11.99 at GameStop

Which system you looking for it on?



#37006 MSUHitman   former Checkmate Arcade Co-Host CAGiversary!   14912 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

Posted 23 November 2020 - 05:13 PM

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.

This is the reason GS went with the new terrible layout (which shouldn't be an either or choice but whatever,) because while you didn't want the seal sticker and actually wanted to keep/play the game, there were people that would say what you said, then return the game saying they never opened it when they did but took advantage of the extended return policy this time of year to return for the full amount in January..

 

If your store had been on the ball, they would have ordered the baggies that have been available for a year or two for GS stores to seal gutted games in. If this GS store layout lasts beyond the Spring, getting gutted new games should be done by next year.



#37007 MSUHitman   former Checkmate Arcade Co-Host CAGiversary!   14912 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

Posted 23 November 2020 - 05:14 PM

Do we know if the console trade in promo towards a Series X or PS5 is still live and if so, does any one recall the values?

If it's still active it's just a $25 bump.



#37008 TheKbob   Rock On, Duder CAGiversary!   1365 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 23 November 2020 - 06:15 PM

How long do GameStop online purchases typically remain in the "Preparing for Shipment" limbo?  I imagine it will be longer than average right now, but I'm just concerned about not getting 13 Sentinels.



#37009 TheLegendofTyler   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3840 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

TheLegendofTyler

Posted 23 November 2020 - 06:48 PM

How long do GameStop online purchases typically remain in the "Preparing for Shipment" limbo? I imagine it will be longer than average right now, but I'm just concerned about not getting 13 Sentinels.


I've had it be about 7-10 days before

#37010 Xenogears   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   605 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

Posted 23 November 2020 - 07:16 PM

This is the reason GS went with the new terrible layout (which shouldn't be an either or choice but whatever,) because while you didn't want the seal sticker and actually wanted to keep/play the game, there were people that would say what you said, then return the game saying they never opened it when they did but took advantage of the extended return policy this time of year to return for the full amount in January..

 

If your store had been on the ball, they would have ordered the baggies that have been available for a year or two for GS stores to seal gutted games in. If this GS store layout lasts beyond the Spring, getting gutted new games should be done by next year.

Yeah, I get they want to cover themselves somehow.  Items are factory sealed for a reason, and this has already been discussed ad nauseam.  Just found it funny realizing GameStop’s work around to allow them to sell open as new is further at the customer expense, and pretty much pointless, since only about 50% of the store or online orders bother with the sticker in my experience.  Maybe they sent a memo and will be doing the sticker for open “new” copies more now.  And going forward they shouldn’t have as many, since like you said they supposedly stopped the open as new policy, but guess it’s still in a transition period.  If I’m telling the guy that I will be “opening” the game right in front of him anyway, immediately removing the sticker, he should have been fine with my request to decline it and count it as already opened.  The only way the sticker would provide any benefit past that point is if it left sticky residue on the case, proving it had been stickered and opened.  Which is a complete joke if that is the intent, essentially further defacing a borderline “new” item before the customer can walk out the door.  I paid with a coupon too, which I wouldn’t be getting back, and wouldn’t get money if trying to return with a zero dollar receipt, so I was locked in the transaction at that point, with pretty much no chance of a return anyway.  



#37011 TheKbob   Rock On, Duder CAGiversary!   1365 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 23 November 2020 - 09:39 PM

I don't understand why GS opens copies of games that they already have display boxes of. Some stores have had dummy boxes of Switch games for a long time now yet they open the real cases anyway and put them next to the dummy boxes. Even the copies in the drawers are opened. I once returned a an actual sealed copy to them because I changed my mind and they were real suspicious about it and opened it in front of me. They treated me like I was hoodlum trying to scam them. Their opened copies also often seems suspiciously used to me with too much wear and tear to be just "display copies" so I only buy "new" from them if I have store credit or if GS is cheaper than anywhere else and it's something niche that would be overpriced elsewhere if it was truly factory sealed.

Gutting games is cheaper.  Less man hours.  In theory, I don't have an issue with it as long as the case isn't damage, the game disc is okay (less of an issue these days), and I don't get that damned sticker on it.  They should knock $5~ off their display copies, IMO. 

In reality, people who truly care are such a small margin, that they still sell through those copies anyways.  The problem is, they're probably alienating that small margin who would also be big spenders (aka collectors and fans), thus it's short-sighting.

 

But GameStop being short-sighted isn't news, it's why they're tanking and failed to get bought out... twice now?



#37012 Volitar Prime   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   112 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

Volitar Prime

Posted 23 November 2020 - 09:53 PM

A lot of thee time when I buy a physical game these days it is for a gift for my kids or my nephews.  I'm not going to give an open game as a gift.



#37013 strikeanywhere  

strikeanywhere

Posted 23 November 2020 - 10:04 PM

Having seen disc-only games being sold as "new" (i.e. - last, gutted copy, but they lost the cover art and instructions) at Gamestop many times, that pretty much ends the argument in my eyes.



#37014 DrBayrd  

Posted 23 November 2020 - 10:23 PM

Do we know if the console trade in promo towards a Series X or PS5 is still live and if so, does any one recall the values?


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#37015 TheKbob   Rock On, Duder CAGiversary!   1365 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 23 November 2020 - 10:30 PM

Yea, GameStop doesn't want to handle trades during high volume sales events.  Taking in trades with a line at the counter is garbage.

 

I imagine there may be another promotion between Thanksgiving and Christmas to restock shelves for Christmas cash people get as gifts, and then probably a lull until late Jan, early Feb.



#37016 SoulEdgeVII   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   758 Posts   Joined 16.8 Years Ago  

SoulEdgeVII

Posted 23 November 2020 - 10:31 PM

got mine yesterday..surprised that it expires BEFORE the Assassin's Creed gamecoin....


Did people actually get a game coin for Assassin's Creed Valhalla? Got one for COD but not Valhalla.

#37017 shadowysea07   Cjenvy I'm ready for you awd this time I'm wearing pants CAGiversary!   5809 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

shadowysea07

Posted 23 November 2020 - 10:40 PM

How long do GameStop online purchases typically remain in the "Preparing for Shipment" limbo?  I imagine it will be longer than average right now, but I'm just concerned about not getting 13 Sentinels.

3 days to a week on average. Worst case scenario forever. 



#37018 Am_I_Evil  

Am_I_Evil

Posted 23 November 2020 - 10:54 PM

Did people actually get a game coin for Assassin's Creed Valhalla? Got one for COD but not Valhalla.

yes, i got both yesterday (or at least that's when i noticed them, and they were not there Friday)



#37019 Riptidre  

Riptidre

Posted 23 November 2020 - 11:12 PM

I'd recommend trying it in-store, yes, if it isn't a huge inconvenience. It's always possible that it doesn't work int store, too, but, then, just about anything is possible when dealing with Gamestop.

I went to the nearest GS today. The man is sooooo good, they have not many 14.99 pre-owned games in stock, but he let pick up what they have in the drawer. And the deal (4 for 30) is working! It is worth the shot!



#37020 Hypebeast69  

Hypebeast69

Posted 24 November 2020 - 12:00 AM

Does $5 monthly cert work on these discounted deals they have right now or later?