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#43321 Starcrest   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1044 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

Starcrest

Posted 14 June 2021 - 04:11 AM

We aren't slickdeals and slickdeals is a tiny percentage of the internet.

And Gamestop people have been reading these forums since at least 2004, they've even had an official rep posting here at one point.


I would argue that slickdeals is certainly more used then this site in general. But it’s very unlikely someone from GameStop is watching any forums to look for exploiting glitches to jump on and stomp. It’s much more likely they have a mediocre program that watches the online transactions and assigns someone to look at whatever the computer flags as a potential issue.

#43322 Hypebeast69  

Hypebeast69

Posted 14 June 2021 - 09:57 AM

Weird trying the buy $30 new game get a pre owned game discounted but no more discount

#43323 Phi  

Posted 14 June 2021 - 10:36 AM

Weird trying the buy $30 new game get a pre owned game discounted but no more discount


I'm seeing the same. Bummer.

#43324 boogie4114   Enthusiastic Gamer!! CAGiversary!   2660 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Posted 14 June 2021 - 01:00 PM

Weird trying the buy $30 new game get a pre owned game discounted but no more discount


Damn. Glad I got in on Ratchet and Returnal the other day with the 30% off.

#43325 stringycupps1  

stringycupps1

Posted 14 June 2021 - 03:21 PM

Wow so I just got around to testing one of my Xenoblade Chronicles 2 I ordered a couple weeks back and it had a weird scratch on the corner of the label. Should’ve thought to at least test it when I first got it, and apparently it’s Sonic Mania with a XC2 sticker on it. GameStop still doesn’t fail to disappoint!

That sucks.  One easy way to check if it was just a label swap is to look at the label code and see if it matches the code on the back of the cart.  It's the five letters before "USA" that need to be the same. Happened to me with Mario Party being swapped with that awful Troll game.  I do that for every used Switch game I get. The employees are supposed to check to make sure the code matches during trade-in but...



#43326 Blade   This is the way CAGiversary!   15301 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

Posted 14 June 2021 - 03:37 PM

I would argue that slickdeals is certainly more used then this site in general. But it’s very unlikely someone from GameStop is watching any forums to look for exploiting glitches to jump on and stomp. It’s much more likely they have a mediocre program that watches the online transactions and assigns someone to look at whatever the computer flags as a potential issue.

 

The more surprising thing is that people do these flips for $5-10 store credit per game, to a maximum of however many trades of the same copy per account without being trade banned. Taking home a salary of $34 an hour while working AT home means I can literally take a nap or Fuck off on these forums, and I don't really get paid that much for IT.

 

Agreed that the poster pre-order bonuses suck. It'd be nice to have something interesting be included, but I suppose the manufacturing costs on small posters are negligible for a recovering GS.



#43327 Phi  

Posted 14 June 2021 - 04:00 PM

.... never mind.

#43328 Strider Turbulence EX  

Strider Turbulence EX

Posted 14 June 2021 - 04:56 PM

The more surprising thing is that people do these flips for $5-10 store credit per game, to a maximum of however many trades of the same copy per account without being trade banned. Taking home a salary of $34 an hour while working AT home means I can literally take a nap or Fuck off on these forums, and I don't really get paid that much for IT.

 

Agreed that the poster pre-order bonuses suck. It'd be nice to have something interesting be included, but I suppose the manufacturing costs on small posters are negligible for a recovering GS.

It never surprises me that people on a deal website whose tagline is "Never pay full price for your game!" are always shocked that people walking a couple of minutes in a mall between two stores to flip $15 into $45 with zero effort don't like leaving money on the table.



#43329 PS5XBOXSERIESX  

PS5XBOXSERIESX

Posted 14 June 2021 - 05:16 PM

Was just told I had to preorder 7 games to trade in my 7 games. Not put the money on one preorder, actually preorder 7 separate games. I laughed at him and took my games back.

#43330 Gamingsincetheseventies  

Gamingsincetheseventies

Posted 14 June 2021 - 05:28 PM

I swear Gears was $10 yesterday at


Gbest buy.


GEARS is showing as $10 at BB for me. Not like them to change prices mid day is it?

#43331 djsmf435   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   447 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

Posted 14 June 2021 - 05:33 PM

GEARS is showing as $10 at BB for me. Not like them to change prices mid day is it?

Yeah,they do. It was $5 for like a couple of hours.

#43332 Gamingsincetheseventies  

Gamingsincetheseventies

Posted 14 June 2021 - 05:34 PM

Weird trying the buy $30 new game
get a pre owned game
discounted but no more discount


F'n figures. They dropped Sakuna to $29.99 and now took away the buy 2 new get 50% off. Also typical Gamestop, game is $29.99 new, but $34.99 used.

#43333 MSUHitman   former Checkmate Arcade Co-Host CAGiversary!   15056 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

Posted 14 June 2021 - 06:00 PM

Gonna try my first price match in store. Best Buy near me has Yakuza LAD for $30, I just show the in stock online screen to the clerk right? Or is it not that simple?

You need to make sure the screen shows your local location has it in stock.



#43334 KrayzieKMF   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4144 Posts   Joined 17.1 Years Ago  

Posted 14 June 2021 - 06:10 PM

F'n figures. They dropped Sakuna to $29.99 and now took away the buy 2 new get 50% off. Also typical Gamestop, game is $29.99 new, but $34.99 used.

sakuna for $30 sounds decent



#43335 MSUHitman   former Checkmate Arcade Co-Host CAGiversary!   15056 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

Posted 14 June 2021 - 06:20 PM

Anyone tried that $5 extra credit bonus today? Glad I waited for this deal if it actually works, have a bunch of random PS4 games idk what to do with but I guess they’re going to GameStop. Sucks they changed it from $2 base to $5 base but it seems they raised a lot of prices on things like COD WW2

I traded in the $5 copy of Gears Tactics I bought from BB and the copy of Wasteland 3 I bought from Gamefly (forgot MS bought INXILE Games) and got the $5 bonus on both, $26.50 total ($16 of that was Tactics.)



#43336 MSUHitman   former Checkmate Arcade Co-Host CAGiversary!   15056 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

Posted 14 June 2021 - 06:22 PM

The new trade-in deal says $150 for Original Xbox One towards Xbox Series and Nintendo Consoles. I wanna get a Series X, but they're out of stock at GameStop. Could I get $150 GameStop trade credit or would they make me buy a Switch?

The system purchase has to be in the same transaction for the POS to bump the trade value.



#43337 MSUHitman   former Checkmate Arcade Co-Host CAGiversary!   15056 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

Posted 14 June 2021 - 06:25 PM

$175 for my Destiny Edition PS4 is OK, but still think I'll hold off.

You could easily get $300 if you sell it yourself, the Taken King Edition system is selling for around $330 used on Amazon.



#43338 xelement5x   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   131 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

xelement5x

Posted 14 June 2021 - 06:33 PM

The more surprising thing is that people do these flips for $5-10 store credit per game, to a maximum of however many trades of the same copy per account without being trade banned. Taking home a salary of $34 an hour while working AT home means I can literally take a nap or Fuck off on these forums, and I don't really get paid that much for IT.

 

Agreed that the poster pre-order bonuses suck. It'd be nice to have something interesting be included, but I suppose the manufacturing costs on small posters are negligible for a recovering GS.

 

It all depends on your free time and desire for free credit.  Both a friend and I just got Vader Immortal fully preordered for $10, probably less than that for me once I use my $5 monthly coupon as well.  

 

I've said many times I normally did these kinds of flips over my lunch break pre-pandemic, I'm working from home now but fully vaccinated so don't mind venturing out for easy money like this.



#43339 doc_j88   CAG Vet CAGiversary!   1476 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

Posted 14 June 2021 - 09:54 PM

30% off used with $29.99 new game or higher still works INSTORE

#43340 Staind204   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2506 Posts   Joined 17.9 Years Ago  

Posted 14 June 2021 - 10:41 PM

I had GS deliver my order to a totally wrong state. First time ive had that happen.

#43341 toska  

Posted 14 June 2021 - 10:43 PM

I had GS deliver my order to a totally wrong state. First time ive had that happen.

ive seen it twice now
both times the tracking number had 2 packages linked to it or smth

#43342 boogie4114   Enthusiastic Gamer!! CAGiversary!   2660 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Posted 14 June 2021 - 11:05 PM

I traded in the $5 copy of Gears Tactics I bought from BB and the copy of Wasteland 3 I bought from Gamefly (forgot MS bought INXILE Games) and got the $5 bonus on both, $26.50 total ($16 of that was Tactics.)


Did you put them on the same preorder or had to do 2 seperate ones?

#43343 ritchardf  

Posted 14 June 2021 - 11:57 PM

Did you put them on the same preorder or had to do 2 seperate ones?

the best thing to do is just do your trade in and put $5 down on a preorder. the POS will take care of everything, my advice is to pre order something that someone here has confirmed works, just in case there are games that dont trigger the bonus. i traded in 8 games and put $5 down on that doki doki game someone mentioned earlier and the trade credit bumped up $5 for every game as soon as they put it in.



#43344 Hypebeast69  

Hypebeast69

Posted 15 June 2021 - 12:50 AM

Damn. Glad I got in on Ratchet and Returnal the other day with the 30% off.


Yeah ratchet is now out of stock. Returnal still doesn’t have preowned available sadly

#43345 PS5XBOXSERIESX  

PS5XBOXSERIESX

Posted 15 June 2021 - 12:50 AM

Can confirm Battlefield works, even the PC version.

#43346 Hypebeast69  

Hypebeast69

Posted 15 June 2021 - 01:40 AM

Does bday coupon not work on app/online? Damn

#43347 DealsHunterZ   4Killerbeast CAGiversary!   35 Posts   Joined 6.6 Years Ago  

DealsHunterZ

Posted 15 June 2021 - 03:51 AM

The system purchase has to be in the same transaction for the POS to bump the trade value.


I called them and they said the exact same thing, word for word. I asked if they had any Xbox Series consoles but they said no. Like what's even the point of this promo.

#43348 TheLegendofTyler   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4298 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

TheLegendofTyler

Posted 15 June 2021 - 04:10 AM

I feel like instead of bumping the trade credit, gamestop should start giving $50 off certain console coupons when you trade in a system during the promotion since these consoles are hard to get. Then you could trade the console and effectively get the same value whenever you are able to get the console you want. I'm sure the coupons would be ripe for abuse though.

#43349 KrayzieKMF   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4144 Posts   Joined 17.1 Years Ago  

Posted 15 June 2021 - 04:13 AM

I called them and they said the exact same thing, word for word. I asked if they had any Xbox Series consoles but they said no. Like what's even the point of this promo.


A local gs by me was saying that they would have limited amounts of the new xbox in stores on wednesday.

#43350 Royal High Knight   CAG's #1 Knucklehead CAGiversary!   5458 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Royal High Knight

Posted 15 June 2021 - 06:25 AM

A local gs by me was saying that they would have limited amounts of the new xbox in stores on wednesday.


I wonder how many and if each store will carry stock or only prestige stores will have limited stock?