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#41131 KrayzieKMF   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4032 Posts   Joined 17.0 Years Ago  

Posted 22 March 2021 - 10:06 PM

It's been this way since sometime last year. You used to be able to use the coupon and get games for $5 or less for free. Now they changed it so it doesn't work that way online and it just gives you an error if the total is $0. I wish GS would focus on making the company better for consumers instead of finding petty new ways to devalue the program with new restrictions. If some guy wants to use his coupon for an old Madden or one of their $5 or less games that they will probably end up throwing away anyway then why not?

I think dec was the last time i got a free item. my coupon didn't work online in jan after i used it in store.



#41132 ckc4043   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2172 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

Posted 23 March 2021 - 06:54 AM

Certain titles can be brought back for a full "refund" (trade credit) within 48 hours even if opened.

What are those titles? I never know about that!! I really want to kill some points because I have too much points now....

 

Thank you so much!!



#41133 strikeanywhere  

strikeanywhere

Posted 23 March 2021 - 09:53 AM

One of the deals of the day is a "Like Me Vlogging Kit."

 

That is one of the most depressing, self-realized titles for a product that I've ever seen.



#41134 anotherpoorgamer   Bird's Nest Hair CAGiversary!   5586 Posts   Joined 15.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 March 2021 - 11:44 AM

One of the deals of the day is a "Like Me Vlogging Kit."

 

That is one of the most depressing, self-realized titles for a product that I've ever seen.

Not going to lie, if I had $25 to $40 to throw away.  I so would buy that item for the hilarity.



#41135 strikeanywhere  

strikeanywhere

Posted 23 March 2021 - 01:25 PM

Not going to lie, if I had $25 to $40 to throw away.  I so would buy that item for the hilarity.

And then everyone would instantly like you. Is that not worth the investment?



#41136 WarGames92  

WarGames92

Posted 23 March 2021 - 02:03 PM

Question:  If I were to be lucky enough to snag a PS5 from Gamestop online (bundle or otherwise) and pay with my debit card for the sake of speed/convenience, I could I then return it to the local store for a refund, then rebuy it with trade credit?  If I can do this, would the store SL hate me?  :razz:



#41137 laserbearcat  

laserbearcat

Posted 23 March 2021 - 03:17 PM

Question:  If I were to be lucky enough to snag a PS5 from Gamestop online (bundle or otherwise) and pay with my debit card for the sake of speed/convenience, I could I then return it to the local store for a refund, then rebuy it with trade credit?  If I can do this, would the store SL hate me?  :razz:

I have done this at my store twice but they like me. It probably matters how well you know the employees. 



#41138 WarGames92  

WarGames92

Posted 23 March 2021 - 03:41 PM

I have done this at my store twice but they like me. It probably matters how well you know the employees. 

Well, if there are drops today, I might just have to do trial by fire.  If there aren't any drops this week, I will ask the SL when I am in the neighborhood this coming weekend.

UPDATE: BWAHAHAHA I was a fool for thinking I would get one - actually, I could have got the  $759 bundle, but I didn't really want to try returning part of the bundle and keeping the rest given the return/rebuy plan.



#41139 davemoseley  

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Posted 23 March 2021 - 10:14 PM

Is there any way to buy Steam credit with GS credit? I imagine the cards don't work but can they print a code on a receipt like with XBL and PSN?

#41140 Kuros   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1607 Posts   Joined 16.9 Years Ago  

Posted 23 March 2021 - 10:30 PM

Is there any way to buy Steam credit with GS credit? I imagine the cards don't work but can they print a code on a receipt like with XBL and PSN?

Yes they can do that. I have purchased Steam bux in this way in the past with credit.



#41141 shadowysea07   Cjenvy I'm ready for you awd this time I'm wearing pants CAGiversary!   6328 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 March 2021 - 10:55 PM

3 orders came and 2 yesterday. Angry birds starwars vita cart only in generic case
Walking dead cart only in a clear little plastic holder
Super Beat Xonic ps4 x2 both generic case only with one of the disc chipped.
Tokyo ghoul ps4 complete. This was a refilled order since they never shipped the original one from 2 months ago.
Wonderful 101 switch complete same as tokyo ghoul.
Ni no kuni switch cart only in yellow sleeve.
Poi x2 switch both complete.



#41142 davemoseley  

davemoseley

Posted 24 March 2021 - 02:33 AM

Yes they can do that. I have purchased Steam bux in this way in the past with credit.

Wonderful, time to finally try Half Life Alyx.

#41143 DavidD   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   224 Posts   Joined 17.8 Years Ago  

Posted 24 March 2021 - 05:24 AM

Hmm.. I have the birthday discount on my account... that's only good for a single title with no other promos, right?



#41144 Kuros   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1607 Posts   Joined 16.9 Years Ago  

Posted 24 March 2021 - 02:23 PM

Hmm.. I have the birthday discount on my account... that's only good for a single title with no other promos, right?

My guess it depends on the promo. I was able to combine mine with the MAR10 sale the other week.



#41145 briandadude   Vita + Xbox + Switch CAGiversary!   1302 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 March 2021 - 04:21 PM

I can't believe GameStop had lower sales in 2020 than in 2019. Software sales down 25%. They kept heralding the next gen consoles but they're here in such small numbers and with hardly any games.



#41146 heatdolphins45   Wade County CAG CAGiversary!   4371 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 March 2021 - 04:24 PM

That's why I haven't gotten a PS5 yet. I could play Miles Morales on the PS4. Waiting on something major like the new God of War before I bite. 

 

I can't believe GameStop had lower sales in 2020 than in 2019. Software sales down 25%. They kept heralding the next gen consoles but they're here in such small numbers and with hardly any games.



#41147 ThatOneGuyWho   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   7039 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 March 2021 - 04:40 PM

Low numbers are probably because of the pandemic. They get a large portion of their sales from used games and merch which people normally buy in store. But in several states their stores were either closed due to lockdowns or had very low in store visitors due to people distancing. They also still closed down a lot of stores last year too.

 

I can see how that would make them earn less last year with fewer shoppers. Helps that this gen came out in November, so they only had a large sales boost from the holidays. 



#41148 briandadude   Vita + Xbox + Switch CAGiversary!   1302 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 March 2021 - 04:52 PM

Low numbers are probably because of the pandemic. They get a large portion of their sales from used games and merch which people normally buy in store. But in several states their stores were either closed due to lockdowns or had very low in store visitors due to people distancing. They also still closed down a lot of stores last year too.

 

I can see how that would make them earn less last year with fewer shoppers. Helps that this gen came out in November, so they only had a large sales boost from the holidays. 

I thought even with people just buying online, the pandemic rush for all generations of video games and systems would have more than compensated for stores being closed. 



#41149 ThatOneGuyWho   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   7039 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 March 2021 - 04:58 PM

It's hard to impulse buy when you're shopping online especially when they require you spend x amount to get free shipping. These type of stores thrive off those impulse buyers buying $5 used games (a good amount of games aren't sold / shipped from online either), pro memberships and merch (shirts, socks, etc.).

 

Online works great for Walmart and Amazon but not a place like Gamestop who doesn't have the online inventory and high shipping prices. 

 

They still did ok, but makes sense that their revenue dropped.



#41150 topchief1   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   598 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 March 2021 - 06:16 PM

It's almost as if setting out booby traps for the hands that feed you, then charging more than your competitors and having less stock and smugly asking if they preordered when someone wants to buy a new game that just released would have negative consequences for the bottom line.

#41151 gospelman   Irreducibly Complex CAGiversary!   3220 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 24 March 2021 - 06:43 PM

Today I had a n3ds xl delivered from a bundle I purchased last week.  Namely, the "New Nintendo 3DS XL RPG Adventure Blast from the Past Premium Refurbished System Bundle"

 

The console (red color) is in pretty good condition with top IPS / lower TN screens.  Happy with that.

 

This particular bundle was unaffected by the recent price increase on 3ds consoles.  With a montly $5 cert applied, it was split the following way:

$97.84 Console
$26.08 Fire Emblem Awakening
$13.02 Pokemon Moon
$13.04 Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
 
Has anyone seen mh4u trade in at >$10 lately?  Otherwise I might attempt a return on that one item.
 


#41152 bonesawisready   YES! YES! YES! CAGiversary!   1976 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 March 2021 - 06:51 PM

I thought even with people just buying online, the pandemic rush for all generations of video games and systems would have more than compensated for stores being closed.

they ran out of consoles in like April. They couldn’t sell what they didn’t have and they spent most of the year only having 25-50% of customers in stores. It only makes sense sales would be down

#41153 RiceQuakes Classic   The One, the Only.....RiceQuakes CAGiversary!   3814 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 March 2021 - 07:04 PM

That's why I haven't gotten a PS5 yet. I could play Miles Morales on the PS4. Waiting on something major like the new God of War before I bite.

The QOL improvements were enough for me to upgrade. The fact that I got $250 bucks for my launch PS4 definitely sealed the deal.

#41154 PS5XBOXSERIESX  

PS5XBOXSERIESX

Posted 24 March 2021 - 07:08 PM

Couple of my games are finally shipping from the Gamestop restock.

#41155 Davem   Picture was the top google result for my username CAGiversary!   1107 Posts   Joined 1.8 Years Ago  

Posted 24 March 2021 - 07:15 PM

Well, the random DSi XL console I ordered finally came and as expected, was pretty scratched to heck on the outside. The screens looked fine, and probably the best way to play DS games even if the resolution is low compared to current gen. Did get a complete Advance Wars DS and what looks like a legit cartridge. (Usually if there are multiple progressed save files like this cart I feel better)  :) 

 

Switch games not having on-cart save games is going to drastically lower the nostalgia value for our kids down the road! 

 

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#41156 WeaponX2099   All Caps when you remember the man's name CAGiversary!   5637 Posts   Joined 17.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 March 2021 - 07:38 PM

Unless I'm mistaken, they've stopped doing gamecoin, haven't they? That was a step in the right direction even though I didn't utilize that once. There is literally no reason to buy New/Preorder through GS when at least two other retailers sell games for $10 (or the equivalent) off on release, and even then you're still paying $50 compared to $60 with a "coupon". Guess that's where they're taking the biggest hit still, as the 50% off sales they started doing were absolutely incredible.

Nope still doing that. Balan Wonderland comes out Friday has the coins. 



#41157 Vigilante   poyo CAGiversary!   38000 Posts   Joined 15.8 Years Ago  

Posted 24 March 2021 - 07:53 PM

Unless I'm mistaken, they've stopped doing gamecoin, haven't they? That was a step in the right direction even though I didn't utilize that once. There is literally no reason to buy New/Preorder through GS when at least two other retailers sell games for $10 (or the equivalent) off on release, and even then you're still paying $50 compared to $60 with a "coupon". Guess that's where they're taking the biggest hit still, as the 50% off sales they started doing were absolutely incredible.

Nope still doing that. Balan Wonderland comes out Friday has the coins. 

Not only that, but NieR Replicant will also have the coins:

 

http://twitter.com/v...620703036051458



#41158 briandadude   Vita + Xbox + Switch CAGiversary!   1302 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 March 2021 - 09:26 PM

they ran out of consoles in like April. They couldn’t sell what they didn’t have and they spent most of the year only having 25-50% of customers in stores. It only makes sense sales would be down


They could’ve started a mail in trading program but instead sat there and let their most profitable business segment stagnant.

#41159 Vinny   Bang, bang... pew... CAGiversary!   24084 Posts   Joined 16.9 Years Ago  

Posted 24 March 2021 - 09:26 PM

You guys think GS will ever restore the in store stock locator where it actually works for store stock for items where the store only has 1 copy? Put off a few PS4 games that GS had for a reasonable price and it was nice to be able to just check stock vs trying to get an employee to do it. 



#41160 gospelman   Irreducibly Complex CAGiversary!   3220 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 24 March 2021 - 09:29 PM

You guys think GS will ever restore the in store stock locator where it actually works for store stock for items where the store only has 1 copy? Put off a few PS4 games that GS had for a reasonable price and it was nice to be able to just check stock vs trying to get an employee to do it. 

It will probably happen again at some point.  But unpredictably.  The last time I saw the site accurately showing store inventory was the last week of 2020.  Finding a use for the $5 cert online has been much more difficult since then.

 

A question of my own:  Does an instore purchase of a digital game (FE: Shadow Dragon) work with the monthly $5?