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#42391 Phi  

Posted 06 May 2021 - 07:36 PM

How have people’s experience been with online refurbished consoles? Just bought a Switch Lite (Pokémon special edition) with fingers crossed!


It's part luck. I've had near perfect consoles, like a 360 once, and also consoles with the thumbstick replacements on and an imperfect controller and for reasons other than the thumbstick replacements too. At one point, I bought two faulty refurbished fat PS3s and while I initially blamed Gamestop, I found out that the fat PS3s seem to break nonstop.

#42392 laserbearcat  

laserbearcat

Posted 06 May 2021 - 07:45 PM

I bought a Zelda 3DS and it was near perfect besides a few major scratches and a weird hole. It had dual IPS so i didn't care that much. My Xbox 360E and Superslim ps3 were in great shape as well. 



#42393 Davem   Picture was the top google result for my username CAGiversary!   1147 Posts   Joined 1.9 Years Ago  

Posted 06 May 2021 - 07:58 PM

How have people’s experience been with online refurbished consoles? Just bought a Switch Lite (Pokémon special edition) with fingers crossed!

I bought a refurbished Z&Z switch lite from GS in Feb and it was pretty minty, no drift.. but as with all things GS - YMMV. I've had hit & miss results with other consoles. 

 

Link to my ZZ post



#42394 jimbo8574   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   8269 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 06 May 2021 - 08:23 PM

I'd wait until at least the middle of the day as I've had problems with $200+ cash trades at opening. While they may have the money at the beginning of the day, they won't give it for the trade as they need change.

Also, I know of some stores that will let long time customers trade for credit without displaying their ID. Maybe they have it on file, I don't know. But for cash trades, you do need your ID, or they won't do it.

Anyone think GameStop is likely to offer $200 cash again for a PS4 Pro?   Finally was able to order a PS5 online.  Haven't really kept up with how often GameStop does the all values same as cash.  Or is this once or twice a year only?



#42395 Kuros   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1615 Posts   Joined 17.0 Years Ago  

Posted 06 May 2021 - 09:14 PM

Anyone think GameStop is likely to offer $200 cash again for a PS4 Pro?   Finally was able to order a PS5 online.  Haven't really kept up with how often GameStop does the all values same as cash.  Or is this once or twice a year only?

Just sell it on OfferUp. $200 cash for a PS4 Pro is a super quick sale, you could get $250 pretty easily as well.



#42396 MSUHitman   former Checkmate Arcade Co-Host CAGiversary!   15056 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

Posted 06 May 2021 - 09:17 PM

I just called my local store to see if I can pickup Village later tonight and was told that since the pandemic started, early releases have stopped. Is this the case for anyone else? Was really hoping to start tonight since Ill be away on a business trip for the next few weeks and YouTube will recommend to me the ending and major points in the game just because I watched the 30 second trailer yesterday

 

Yeah as far as I know, midnight releases are donezo since the pandemic began. Only available on day of release

Correct, the only early release they did since pandemic was at the beginning getting permission to sell Animal Crossing and Doom Eternal the Thursday night before release b/c GameStop was worried they would be forced to close to the public and not get them money from all of those preorders. No 9PM/midnight releases for the forseeable future.



#42397 Derrick1979   I think I've been here to long ! CAGiversary!   6103 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

Derrick1979

Posted 06 May 2021 - 11:00 PM

I bought a Zelda 3DS and it was near perfect besides a few major scratches and a weird hole. It had dual IPS so i didn't care that much. My Xbox 360E and Superslim ps3 were in great shape as well. 

Near perfect but has major scratches and a hole??  Um.... 



#42398 DanManIt   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   6 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

DanManIt

Posted 07 May 2021 - 02:48 AM

I see they have a 30% trade in credit towards mass effect legendary. Is there any potential issues trading in if I end up canceling the preorder or moving it to another game?



#42399 toska  

Posted 07 May 2021 - 03:08 AM

no, just ask politely

#42400 TidalDreams   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   408 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

TidalDreams

Posted 07 May 2021 - 03:48 AM

Surprisingly about half the PS3 games I've ordered this year have come complete.  They are also on Blu Ray discs so typically those don't scratch too bad.   Now XB360 and Wii games are another story, those do typically come pretty scratched up.

Yet somehow their NCAA '14s for ps3 never seem to work...

 

Anyone think GameStop is likely to offer $200 cash again for a PS4 Pro?   Finally was able to order a PS5 online.  Haven't really kept up with how often GameStop does the all values same as cash.  Or is this once or twice a year only?

Dude, you can sell a used one for close to retail price these days. You're selling yourself way short by trading into gamestonk  :rofl:



#42401 stringycupps1  

stringycupps1

Posted 07 May 2021 - 11:57 AM

BG2G1 360/PS3/Wii is back and seems to be working (though I noticed at least one random Wii game to which it wouldn't apply) but the games I wanted are sold out now. Thanks, Gamestop

#42402 Linkachu  

Linkachu

Posted 07 May 2021 - 12:02 PM

Let's see if stealth bump comes online tomorrow.
 
https://www.gamestop...21&lang=default
 
Weird that they choose to date it 5/4 instead of this upcoming weekend.


Looks the same to me

#42403 Staind204   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2506 Posts   Joined 17.9 Years Ago  

Posted 07 May 2021 - 01:08 PM

BG2G1 360/PS3/Wii is back and seems to be working (though I noticed at least one random Wii game to which it wouldn't apply) but the games I wanted are sold out now. Thanks, Gamestop

Sadly, all the good PS3 games are "In Store Only" now when the promo actually works.



#42404 SephirothWF   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1566 Posts   Joined 10.1 Years Ago  

SephirothWF

Posted 07 May 2021 - 01:13 PM

Anyone going to take a pic of Resident Evil 8 price tag at Wal-Mart today to price match? Preferably the PS5 version?

#42405 intelligentidiot   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1198 Posts   Joined 15.6 Years Ago  

intelligentidiot

Posted 07 May 2021 - 02:21 PM

Let's see if stealth bump comes online tomorrow.

 

https://www.gamestop...21&lang=default

 

Weird that they choose to date it 5/4 instead of this upcoming weekend.

Just got an email, so looks to be active, but site is not reflecting the updated trade values yet. First party switch games showing $33 with pro boost, PS4 Pro getting $200.



#42406 fullmetal   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   410 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 07 May 2021 - 02:25 PM

G2L.jpg

 

bonus30.jpg



#42407 sbaker44  

Posted 07 May 2021 - 03:10 PM

I forget. Do you have to pre-order to get g2l?

#42408 Vigilante   poyo CAGiversary!   38067 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

Posted 07 May 2021 - 03:12 PM

I forget. Do you have to pre-order to get g2l?

No--as long as you purchase the game within 48 hours of its release, the G2L code should print on the receipt.



#42409 jupiterjones   WHAT THE CUSS!?! CAGiversary!   1210 Posts   Joined 16.6 Years Ago  

jupiterjones

Posted 07 May 2021 - 03:22 PM

Just got an email, so looks to be active, but site is not reflecting the updated trade values yet. First party switch games showing $33 with pro boost, PS4 Pro getting $200.

Moron time here, but how much would the $33 (w Pro) titles get if bumped up to if traded towards RE8 or whatever (w the 30% bonus)?



#42410 Vigilante   poyo CAGiversary!   38067 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

Posted 07 May 2021 - 03:23 PM

Moron time here, but how much would the $33 (w Pro) titles get if bumped up to if traded towards RE8 or whatever (w the 30% bonus)?

The $33 values assume a $30 base TIV + 10% Pro boost and the 30% bonus includes the Pro boost, so you would get $39 for anything with a $30 base.



#42411 gospelman   Irreducibly Complex CAGiversary!   3284 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

Posted 07 May 2021 - 03:23 PM

Moron time

$42
I thought the +30% didnt include the pro 10%. But haven't done it lately.

#42412 Vigilante   poyo CAGiversary!   38067 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

Posted 07 May 2021 - 03:24 PM

looks
$42

Really? I assumed Gamestop saying "up to 30% extra" means they're factoring in the Pro boost, but maybe not this time? That would be nice.

 

EDIT: The weekly ad includes the Pro boost in the 30% bonus.



#42413 poet17eric   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   230 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

poet17eric

Posted 07 May 2021 - 03:26 PM

Did anyone get Game Coin from buying Returnal? My store has a print out of preorders taped to checkout and it showed it would be, but I did not see it advertised anywhere else. Not something I will fight GS over, but just checking.



#42414 johnnymavrik   The Evil Genius CAGiversary!   945 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

johnnymavrik

Posted 07 May 2021 - 03:29 PM

Sorry lost track of days..did the extra 50% tic end? Did it end Sat night?

#42415 Vigilante   poyo CAGiversary!   38067 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

Posted 07 May 2021 - 03:32 PM

Sorry lost track of days..did the extra 50% tic end? Did it end Sat night?

Yes, it ended last Sunday (5/2).



#42416 johnnymavrik   The Evil Genius CAGiversary!   945 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

johnnymavrik

Posted 07 May 2021 - 03:35 PM

Yes, it ended last Sunday (5/2).


Thanks. I swear all the weeks bleed into each other now.

#42417 Phi  

Posted 07 May 2021 - 03:36 PM

$42
I thought the +30% didnt include the pro 10%. But haven't done it lately.


It includes it.

#42418 iamsmart2  

iamsmart2

Posted 07 May 2021 - 04:01 PM

Has the 'In Store Only' label been discussed at all yet? A lot of older games that I've been keeping an eye on started getting slapped with this label. There is still the 'Sold Out' label, so does this mean that these games will no longer be available online, and your only hope is to track down a copy in stores? I feel like it's always worked the other way around: the stores send the games they are phasing-out to central.

 

Trying to get an idea of Gamestop is really starting to wind down availability for PS3, 360, Vita, etc. Maybe it's just more rickety website nonsense.



#42419 briandadude   Vita + Xbox + Switch CAGiversary!   1368 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

briandadude

Posted 07 May 2021 - 04:31 PM

If we preorder a game, anyone think we’ll be able to price match upon pickup? Guess it wouldn’t hurt to ask. I may with Mario Golf.

#42420 Archaic   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   564 Posts   Joined 17.1 Years Ago  

Posted 07 May 2021 - 04:49 PM

I suppose I could see this, but collector interest in Vita/PS3 has shot up since the risk of PSN store closure nearly became a reality. And certainly 360 is still viable, given the B/C nature of Xbox. 

But let's face it, we're a niche subset of their clientelle. While they could make bank selling the odd copy of, say, the Puppeteer to us for $60 still, it's probably not worth it to carry an entire system's worth of games just for that opportunity. 

Has the 'In Store Only' label been discussed at all yet? A lot of older games that I've been keeping an eye on started getting slapped with this label. There is still the 'Sold Out' label, so does this mean that these games will no longer be available online, and your only hope is to track down a copy in stores? I feel like it's always worked the other way around: the stores send the games they are phasing-out to central.

 

Trying to get an idea of Gamestop is really starting to wind down availability for PS3, 360, Vita, etc. Maybe it's just more rickety website nonsense.