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#42511 ritchardf  

Posted 09 May 2021 - 06:49 PM

Seems like an upper management disconnect more than anything. There was likely a time when a high percentage of their customer base only cared about the game and just traded it back after playing. Those people have likely since moved to digital for convenience leaving gamestop lost as to who their customer actually may be...

this is exactly right, the guys coming in and buying madden on release date and moms buying their kids call of duty on release day are all digital now. gamestop is just the latest in a series of retail dinosaurs that we look back on and wonder why they never adjusted their business practices.



#42512 Xenogears   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   715 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 09 May 2021 - 06:54 PM

Heaven forbid that the guy working for $10 an hour, probably born after those games were released, doesn't follow the market value for thousands of games and know it off the top of their head. Gamestop is a business not a museum. Hoarding inventory has costs associated with it and you saw why hedge funds expected the company to go bankrupt. 

It’s not $10 associates just randomly deciding to destroy and devalue inventory en masse.  I would trust their judgement of the value of the item more than GameStop management anyway.  Striving to resell a product in the same condition as received from the customer is not an unreasonable expectation, its not hoarding inventory or attempting to create a museum, though that would be good marketing.  Cases and manuals barely add space, or none compared to their own standard generic cases,  A complete nice looking product will sell faster than a plain beat up cart in a stinky generic case, result in better customer retention, goodwill and future sales; but a suit selling product they have no knowledge of or experience with wouldn’t understand that.  The whole point of case art in the first place is to catch the eye, advertise and move product off the shelf.  Companies pay millions trying to create a positive image with their primary base and trying to generate repeat business.  Unless the cost savings from disposing of cases and manuals saved them from bankruptcy (I’m sure it had almost no impact, it’s nothing) it was a bad decision that lessened the short and long term value of their inventory, their customer relations and retention.



#42513 NeedleInTheHay   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   1223 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 May 2021 - 07:05 PM

I never received my Game Coin for the Returnal preorder/purchase. Anyone else not receive theirs?

I didn’t get it either



#42514 DisGonnaBeGood   But I need tacos! I need them or I will explode. CAGiversary!   4020 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

DisGonnaBeGood

Posted 09 May 2021 - 07:47 PM

Such a random thing to drop some game's TIV, and keep the TIV's the same on some stuff.

 

For instance Resident Evil 5 on PS4 value went down, but the rest of the Resident Evil games on PS4 that got bumped (i.e. RE2, RE4, RE6, RE7, RE Revelations, etc.) stayed the same value. The game I regret not trading in was Nier Automata, as it went from $17 to $12 base.

 

So not even sure what you would call this bump? A partial dump?

 

In any case, I guess if you're on the fence just trade the games in the first day you see the bump go live since apparently GS is being GS and only doing a full on bump for one day now.



#42515 pbfluff   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   938 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

Posted 09 May 2021 - 08:41 PM

anyone g2l re village today? i picked it up on friday and wondered if it still applies. thanks!

#42516 DisGonnaBeGood   But I need tacos! I need them or I will explode. CAGiversary!   4020 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

DisGonnaBeGood

Posted 09 May 2021 - 10:00 PM

 

Where is the list for G2L at? I don't see any trade offers in the app or desktop site.

 

Also what are the G2L games coming up? Trying to take advantage of the 30% bonus, and pre-order a game that is G2L so I can trade it back in next week. Looks like 30% bonus only applies to Mass Effect Legacy, Miitopia, and Biomutant, so are any of those G2L?



#42517 stringycupps1  

stringycupps1

Posted 09 May 2021 - 10:03 PM

I ordered 20 plus Sega Saturn games over the time they were available and never received a case. I am fairly certain they were trashing them to save on shipping costs.

I wish I knew retro was going to end at GS. One store about 30 minutes away seemed to get a fair amount of trades and kept it in store. Passed on too many things in the hope of using a promo or the occasional complete saturn game with a broken case thinking I would get another chance.

I've ordered tons of Saturn, DC, PS, Xbox, and GameCube games over the years. I've received cases for all of consoles except for Saturn (was maybe about 50/50 years ago). Never a case for Saturn games. I have a hard time believing all of those games were traded in as just discs. Also, hardly any Xbox and GameCube games had the manuals. They put the discs where the manuals would go. Where were all the manuals?

#42518 SephirothWF   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1526 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 May 2021 - 10:25 PM

Knowing how delicate Saturn cases are, I imagine they saw cracks and tossed them.

#42519 ackbar7   Flamble CAGiversary!   3328 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

Posted 09 May 2021 - 11:27 PM

One of the strange things I've noticed about GS used games is that in the last year I have ordered several Xbox 360 Kinect games and every single one has come with the purple kinect case and in nice condition. Kind of funny since these games have all been for my 6 year old to play and were all $5 or less.



#42520 SephirothWF   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1526 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 May 2021 - 11:39 PM

One of the strange things I've noticed about GS used games is that in the last year I have ordered several Xbox 360 Kinect games and every single one has come with the purple kinect case and in nice condition. Kind of funny since these games have all been for my 6 year old to play and were all $5 or less.

I wouldn't be surprised if they over-ordered them and converted them to used.



#42521 caggamer1   Banned Banned   27 Posts   Joined 0.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 May 2021 - 11:53 PM

Let's not forget that GS also has destroyed countless discs with their so-called "refurbishing" process. It's bad enough that they trash the cases but then they destroy the discs by resurfacing them very poorly with sandpaper and way too much resurfacing fluid to the point where they literally can't be repaired again and need to be trashed. GS is the only store that sells used discs and makes their resurfaced games look worse than they did before. Even the center of the discs are covered in resurfacing fluid because they use way too much watery fluid. I would think they would actually make more money if they kept the cases and properly cleaned and resurfaced the discs but what do I know?



I remember when they were clearing out GC games online. I bought around 50 discs or so and thought I got a good deal. Guess what? Ever single disc was in a yellow paper sleeve (meaning the cases were trashed, either in the store or to save on shipping) and every single disc was resurfaced. Not a single game would load past the menu screen. The console wouldn't even recognize most of them. It makes me wonder how many perfectly fine games would still be in circulation if they weren't destroyed. It also makes me wonder if GS artificially increased the value of many games because it's harder to find working or complete copies in the wild once they process through them.

#42522 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 10 May 2021 - 03:54 AM

Any good game deals to take advantage of with the 15% back on rakuten currently? 



#42523 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 10 May 2021 - 03:56 AM


I remember when they were clearing out GC games online. I bought around 50 discs or so and thought I got a good deal. Guess what? Ever single disc was in a yellow paper sleeve (meaning the cases were trashed, either in the store or to save on shipping) and every single disc was resurfaced. Not a single game would load past the menu screen. The console wouldn't even recognize most of them. It makes me wonder how many perfectly fine games would still be in circulation if they weren't destroyed. It also makes me wonder if GS artificially increased the value of many games because it's harder to find working or complete copies in the wild once they process through them.

Try them on a wii. Many gc games even messed up to where they wont read on the gc will work on a bc wii in my experience.  Same for the wii games on the wiiu. My guess is that the lasers are just better on those systems for whatever reason for the older games. 

 

I've run into the problem with some gc and wii games but managed to get them to work on a whim testing them on the other systems. 



#42524 fullmetal   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   400 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 10 May 2021 - 04:15 AM

Where is the list for G2L at? I don't see any trade offers in the app or desktop site.

 

Also what are the G2L games coming up? Trying to take advantage of the 30% bonus, and pre-order a game that is G2L so I can trade it back in next week. Looks like 30% bonus only applies to Mass Effect Legacy, Miitopia, and Biomutant, so are any of those G2L?

I found these items on the trade page; of course they're not there now.

 

I don't know any details about upcoming ones.



#42525 dbonez  

Posted 10 May 2021 - 05:53 AM

Looks like the inventory checker is working now. Better write down what stores have what before they set it to -1 again.



#42526 mnharuhi  

mnharuhi

Posted 10 May 2021 - 12:25 PM

Damn, looks like the trade bump ended yesterday,even though my email said the prices were good through 5/10...

#42527 camperinabush   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1644 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 May 2021 - 12:37 PM

Looks like the inventory checker is working now. Better write down what stores have what before they set it to -1 again.


Thanks! I think that helped me locate a local copy of Explorers of Sky for the DS

#42528 RPGamer246   I Game You Game We Game CAGiversary!   1258 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

Posted 10 May 2021 - 12:43 PM

I think the tracker was fixed yesterday, I was able to do an in store pick up for the only copy of dragon quest VII in my area and picked it up

#42529 gospelman   Irreducibly Complex CAGiversary!   3219 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 10 May 2021 - 12:44 PM

Any good game deals to take advantage of with the 15% back on rakuten currently? 

If you look at the details it's 15% on extended warranties and 1% on everything else. 



#42530 Strider Turbulence EX  

Strider Turbulence EX

Posted 10 May 2021 - 01:51 PM

Details show used games are included on the rakuten website.

 

 

Product Replacement Plans, Pre-owned Games, Gaming Accessories, Collectibles and Apparel



#42531 Vinny   Bang, bang... pew... CAGiversary!   24082 Posts   Joined 16.9 Years Ago  

Posted 10 May 2021 - 02:53 PM

I remember when they were clearing out GC games online. I bought around 50 discs or so and thought I got a good deal. Guess what? Ever single disc was in a yellow paper sleeve (meaning the cases were trashed, either in the store or to save on shipping) and every single disc was resurfaced. Not a single game would load past the menu screen. The console wouldn't even recognize most of them. It makes me wonder how many perfectly fine games would still be in circulation if they weren't destroyed. It also makes me wonder if GS artificially increased the value of many games because it's harder to find working or complete copies in the wild once they process through them.

When they cleared out the GC games, I remember ordering 50-something GC games and had to return like 45 of them. 



#42532 Thrillh0  

Thrillh0

Posted 10 May 2021 - 06:06 PM

Looks like the inventory checker is working now. Better write down what stores have what before they set it to -1 again.

Thank you for the heads up. I was able to find an authentic SoulSilver cartridge near me. I bought a $40 new game too which took an additional 30% off the already very good pre-owned SoulSilver price. 



#42533 boogie4114   Enthusiastic Gamer!! CAGiversary!   2646 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Posted 10 May 2021 - 06:23 PM

Damn, looks like the trade bump ended yesterday,even though my email said the prices were good through 5/10...


The values are looking the same for the games I was looking to trade today.

#42534 mnharuhi  

mnharuhi

Posted 10 May 2021 - 07:58 PM

The values are looking the same for the games I was looking to trade today.


Borderlands for the switch dropped today, which sucks

#42535 Umyhoneycomb  

Umyhoneycomb

Posted 10 May 2021 - 08:49 PM

Was chatting with customer service about the returnal game coin, they said there’s a email code and you redeem it? Prob didn’t know what I was talking about.

#42536 Staind204   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2489 Posts   Joined 17.7 Years Ago  

Posted 10 May 2021 - 09:23 PM

 A little off topic but this thread gets a lot of traffic so I'll ask anyway.  I will relate it back to Gamestop as most of their used games would be considered "acceptable."

 

So I have never bought from Amazon Warehouse before.  I see a Ps3 game I'd like to get but it shows as "acceptable." condition.  The description says this means it could show wear.  Since it's a PS3 game/Blu Ray, if it has a bunch of scratches it likely isnt going to work.

 

1- Are these "Acceptable" games usually in bad shape?

2- Any chance it comes with case/manual?

 

Thanks



#42537 gospelman   Irreducibly Complex CAGiversary!   3219 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 10 May 2021 - 09:28 PM

 A little off topic but this thread gets a lot of traffic so I'll ask anyway.  I will relate it back to Gamestop as most of their used games would be considered "acceptable."

 

So I have never bought from Amazon Warehouse before.  I see a Ps3 game I'd like to get but it shows as "acceptable." condition.  The description says this means it could show wear.  Since it's a PS3 game/Blu Ray, if it has a bunch of scratches it likely isnt going to work.

 

1- Are these "Acceptable" games usually in bad shape?

2- Any chance it comes with case/manual?

 

Thanks

There's a thread for this. Answer is that it's highly ymmv by item but usually disc/cart only for acceptable.



#42538 Staind204   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2489 Posts   Joined 17.7 Years Ago  

Posted 10 May 2021 - 09:50 PM

There's a thread for this. Answer is that it's highly ymmv by item but usually disc/cart only for acceptable.

Thanks.  Well I guess it doesn't matter.  It shows 1 in stock but when I try to check out it says Sorry, this item is no longer available from the seller you selected. When applicable, we'll move it to the Saved for Later section of your Cart. From there, you can click the item to return to its product details page and try another seller..



#42539 myl0r   SKYRIM! CAGiversary!   2047 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

Posted 10 May 2021 - 09:55 PM

any trade boosts active or upcoming?



#42540 boogie4114   Enthusiastic Gamer!! CAGiversary!   2646 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Posted 10 May 2021 - 10:16 PM

any trade boosts active or upcoming?


Biomutant, Miitopia, Resident Evil Village.