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#44461 KrayzieKMF   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4232 Posts   Joined 17.2 Years Ago  

Posted 26 July 2021 - 10:50 PM

I try using the code in the email and it appear to "work" online.

have you already used it online? if not, you can use it both instore and online.



#44462 caggamers  

caggamers

Posted 26 July 2021 - 10:54 PM

you cant remove the sticker with a hair dryer? you can use a hair dryer to remove the target security stickers from lego boxes.


Not sure. But it's very sticky, disgustingly so. You don't want it near other cases on a shelf because the goo spreads to other cases that way. There are removers to clean it off but then I feel foolish cleaning off a product that's supposed to be "new" but covered in stickers, missing manuals, and the disc looks dirty... I prefer just to swap the cases with extra junk games that I have.

#44463 dbonez  

Posted 26 July 2021 - 11:35 PM

Not sure. But it's very sticky, disgustingly so. You don't want it near other cases on a shelf because the goo spreads to other cases that way. There are removers to clean it off but then I feel foolish cleaning off a product that's supposed to be "new" but covered in stickers, missing manuals, and the disc looks dirty... I prefer just to swap the cases with extra junk games that I have.

Ironically, the best way to remove that residue is to just reapply the sticker and rip it off. A lot of the stuck residue will come off with the sticker instead. Just repeat for a minute or two and it should be gone



#44464 DisGonnaBeGood   But I need tacos! I need them or I will explode. CAGiversary!   4043 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 July 2021 - 11:40 PM

Nope. Display copy with clear circle sticker that leaves residue so bad that you have to swap out the case.


Have you tried to use clear packing tape to remove it? As a last resort I would try goo gone, mainly because I hate the greasy feel it leaves behind.

#44465 jooksingjie   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   527 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 July 2021 - 01:24 AM

Madden preorder bonus did not work for me today. Store manager/leader had to override it and he didnt do the greatest job on rounding the percentages into dollars...ugh. oh well...i still came out well. 
 
Does anyone know if you cancel a preorder and reorder it on a different system (xbox one to ps4) would you get the bonus if you were doing a trade in as well?


Madden trade promo still isn’t working.

For your question, canceling doesn’t do anything. It’s the same as just having the new preorder by Itself.

#44466 Vigilante   poyo CAGiversary!   38134 Posts   Joined 16.0 Years Ago  

Posted 27 July 2021 - 05:07 AM

I got a question.  I am "pretty" sure i redeemed my monthly coupon in july already.  Yesterday i received an email saying my july $5 coupon is waiting. Is it an error or they somehow send me another one?

Thanks for mentioning this--I got the same email and used the coupon on NEO: The World Ends With You (PS4) just now to get it for $44.94+tax. I used this month's coupon in-store a couple weeks back but not online.



#44467 Pounce  

Posted 27 July 2021 - 06:35 AM

Continuing discussion. To use the 5 monthly "twice" via in store and online, does it matter which way redeemed first?

#44468 KrayzieKMF   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4232 Posts   Joined 17.2 Years Ago  

Posted 27 July 2021 - 07:12 AM

Continuing discussion. To use the 5 monthly "twice" via in store and online, does it matter which way redeemed first?

I always use it in store first

#44469 Imbackhaha  

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Posted 27 July 2021 - 07:37 AM

I always use it in store first

how  do you use the monthly certificate online after in store? where is it? i cant find it



#44470 avatar94   CAG Addict CAGiversary!   679 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

Posted 27 July 2021 - 09:43 AM

how  do you use the monthly certificate online after in store? where is it? i cant find it

Unless you got one of the reminder emails that the others are talking about, you can't. It won't show in your account after you use it once. You need to copy/paste it somewhere else before you use it in store.



#44471 Davem   Picture was the top google result for my username CAGiversary!   1181 Posts   Joined 2.1 Years Ago  

Posted 27 July 2021 - 11:31 AM

Ironically, the best way to remove that residue is to just reapply the sticker and rip it off. A lot of the stuck residue will come off with the sticker instead. Just repeat for a minute or two and it should be gone

Did no one mention Goo-Gone yet? It looks like pee, smells like citrus, and removes just about any game related goop you want with a little elbow grease. A small spatula with a semi-sharp edge I originally bought to remove stuff from the 3D printing plates also helps out. Metal spatula may be a bit rough for steelbooks/cardboard, but fine for more recent plastic gen residue.  :hd:



#44472 mule   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   17 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

Posted 27 July 2021 - 01:27 PM

Have you tried to use clear packing tape to remove it? As a last resort I would try goo gone, mainly because I hate the greasy feel it leaves behind.

This is my go to method, clear packing tape works the best. Not only does goo gone leave a greasy feeling that needs to be cleaned off with dish soap after, if left on too long it will affect the clear plastic of the case and misshape it, almost wrinkling it and making things worse.



#44473 detsportsfan3   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   222 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 July 2021 - 02:04 PM

This is my go to method, clear packing tape works the best. Not only does goo gone leave a greasy feeling that needs to be cleaned off with dish soap after, if left on too long it will affect the clear plastic of the case and misshape it, almost wrinkling it and making things worse.

I do think goo gone works best, but second that it wrinkles the plastic. Make sure you wipe that stuff off! 



#44474 TheLegendofTyler   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4382 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 July 2021 - 02:11 PM

Unless you got one of the reminder emails that the others are talking about, you can't. It won't show in your account after you use it once. You need to copy/paste it somewhere else before you use it in store.


Usually gamestop sends me an email at the beginning of the month with the code for the $5 coupon so if you didn't delete that email you could always go back and copy it from there.

#44475 Smithers123  

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Posted 27 July 2021 - 07:16 PM

GameStop algorithm for sealed/gutted games really blows my mind. I miss the old days when games were actually sent from the warehouse, being factory sealed also. There were also several times when I've received NEW but converted to USED Niche titles that arrived still in Y-fold this year.

Also...this was about 3 yrs ago. Everything I ordered during their BF sale arrived factory sealed and not gutted shockingly...

#44476 ppitchfork  

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Posted 27 July 2021 - 07:32 PM

I always return the game if I’ve ordered “new” and it shows up gutted/with stickers. I always tell them why too. I figure if enough people do that they’ll stop selling them like that. It’s absolutely mind-boggling that the largest gaming-only retailer in the country can’t get empty cases with artwork sent to them for display. Those cases probably cost the manufacturer a nickel or less to make. It’s ridiculous, and they wonder why people hate them so much.

#44477 slamoco   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   227 Posts   Joined 17.1 Years Ago  

Posted 27 July 2021 - 08:49 PM

So,ordered a bunch of different used games (xbox one/ps4/switch)....and all came with cases, games look brand new, the used stickers came off with no residue, and the Batman figures I ordered came with their boxes pristine and no stickers....am I a unicorn?

#44478 toska  

Posted 27 July 2021 - 09:39 PM

if theyre all recent its not that uncommon.

#44479 Pounce  

Posted 28 July 2021 - 08:05 AM

Did I miss this? GS DotD is confirmed RIP? My emails haven't shown any recently or is it replaced with a sale?

#44480 shadowysea07   Cjenvy I'm ready for you awd this time I'm wearing pants CAGiversary!   6557 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 July 2021 - 11:30 AM

Did I miss this? GS DotD is confirmed RIP? My emails haven't shown any recently or is it replaced with a sale?


Not sure if it is gone permanently but yeah it has been a couple days. Their website has been having issues though.

#44481 NotNewHere  

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Posted 28 July 2021 - 12:56 PM

Think DOTD is officially gone for time being.

#44482 caggamers  

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Posted 28 July 2021 - 09:07 PM

That sucks if they got rid of DOTD. I looked forward to it every day.

I always return the game if I’ve ordered “new” and it shows up gutted/with stickers. I always tell them why too. I figure if enough people do that they’ll stop selling them like that. It’s absolutely mind-boggling that the largest gaming-only retailer in the country can’t get empty cases with artwork sent to them for display. Those cases probably cost the manufacturer a nickel or less to make. It’s ridiculous, and they wonder why people hate them so much.


GS has been selling gutted games for well over 20 years at this point. Other similar gaming stores like Electronics Boutique started that horrible trend in the 90's. I remember buying a "new" Sega Saturn game from them back in 1997 and returning it because they resealed a display copy with cheap shrink wrap, the disc had scratches and they even put a sticker on the manual for whatever reason. Of course, that was the original Resident Evil and it was only $19.99 on sale a few months after release because the Saturn was so unpopular compared to the Playstation. I should have just kept it even in that condition because it's worth so much now, but I had no clue it would be valuable 24 years later.

#44483 Ekoria  

Posted 28 July 2021 - 09:58 PM

Gs actually stopped gutting games for about a month last year, but resumed their dirty practices soon after.

#44484 dchrisd   F.U. Rosalina! ~ Daisy <3 CAGiversary!   1705 Posts   Joined 17.1 Years Ago  

Posted 28 July 2021 - 10:58 PM

Can't use the monthly $5 coupon on $10 nintendo eshop credit.  Says "There are no qualifying products in cart for this promotion."  If I add a game to the cart, it works, but once I take it out the coupon disappears.  Anybody else have this problem?



#44485 gospelman   Irreducibly Complex CAGiversary!   3355 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

Posted 28 July 2021 - 11:00 PM

Can't use the monthly $5 coupon on $10 nintendo eshop credit.  Says "There are no qualifying products in cart for this promotion."  If I add a game to the cart, it works, but once I take it out the coupon disappears.  Anybody else have this problem?

Everyone has this problem.  They restrict the monthly $5 from working on currency cards.  There was just a brief period last month where it worked on the site by mistake.



#44486 dchrisd   F.U. Rosalina! ~ Daisy <3 CAGiversary!   1705 Posts   Joined 17.1 Years Ago  

Posted 28 July 2021 - 11:03 PM

Everyone has this problem.  They restrict the monthly $5 from working on currency cards.  There was just a brief period last month where it worked on the site by mistake.

That sucks.  Hoping I'd finally get some regular use out of the $5 credit



#44487 Alexpguy  

Posted 28 July 2021 - 11:07 PM

That sucks if they got rid of DOTD. I looked forward to it every day.


GS has been selling gutted games for well over 20 years at this point. Other similar gaming stores like Electronics Boutique started that horrible trend in the 90's. I remember buying a "new" Sega Saturn game from them back in 1997 and returning it because they resealed a display copy with cheap shrink wrap, the disc had scratches and they even put a sticker on the manual for whatever reason. Of course, that was the original Resident Evil and it was only $19.99 on sale a few months after release because the Saturn was so unpopular compared to the Playstation. I should have just kept it even in that condition because it's worth so much now, but I had no clue it would be valuable 24 years later.

This reminds me when I would buy "new" DS games from EB/GameCrazy that already had save files on them.

#44488 born free   Old School CAGiversary!   4854 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

Posted 28 July 2021 - 11:11 PM

Yep, two of my "new" copies of separate games arrived opened. One with seal sticker on spine, the other wrapped in a plastic bag with the seal sticker. Will be returning both. 



#44489 postaboy   OLD SKOOL CAGER CAGiversary!   2145 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

Posted 28 July 2021 - 11:25 PM

That sucks.  Hoping I'd finally get some regular use out of the $5 credit

 

Everyone has this problem.  They restrict the monthly $5 from working on currency cards.  There was just a brief period last month where it worked on the site by mistake.

How about in-store? Can you still use the monthly $5 off on digital cards like eShop or PSN?



#44490 whitereflection   Shake well before serving CAGiversary!   5924 Posts   Joined 17.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 July 2021 - 11:29 PM

Yes, as long as it's not the welcome coupon you get from signing up online. That one doesn't work on anything.