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#44611 Xenogears   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   764 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

Posted 02 August 2021 - 06:44 PM

Bummed I missed out on sakura wars but it is what it is. at least I got a few gems that were still in stock. fist of the north star was already 13.xx which is surprising as It was out of stock after the author of berserk passed away and was already going for around 29. also got judgement, ggo fatal bullet, steven universe save the light and adventure time pirates. 

Heads up on fist of the North Star, I’m pretty sure it got a reprint.  You will probably get a red case new copy that has been converted to pre-owned



#44612 Vinny   Bang, bang... pew... CAGiversary!   24253 Posts   Joined 17.1 Years Ago  

Posted 02 August 2021 - 07:40 PM

Heads up on fist of the North Star, I’m pretty sure it got a reprint.  You will probably get a red case new copy that has been converted to pre-owned

Can't really call it a reprint since it's just the GH release. I ordered this like a month ago during the last "Buy X for $Y" sale and got a GH release- exactly as you described though, basically a new copy converted to used. I was pretty surprised because I did not expect this game to meet GH requirements... if one exists. 



#44613 TheRyno665   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   112 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 02 August 2021 - 07:44 PM

Animal Crossing New Leaf (3DS) is $8.99 used or $11.99 new. Doesn't seem to be available anywhere else brand new (outside of eBay). Best if purchased in a separate store pickup order.

Unless you're lucky and your Walmart still happens to be clearancing out 3DS games.  I just picked this up a few weeks ago for $10 and it was literally the last 3DS game the store looked to have on shelves.



#44614 stringycupps1  

stringycupps1

Posted 02 August 2021 - 07:45 PM

Ultra Street Fighter II for Switch just popped up as available, in case anyone was looking

Is that game hard to find now?  I have a sealed copy I found at a Walmart in upstate NY last fall for $12



#44615 Strider Turbulence EX  

Strider Turbulence EX

Posted 02 August 2021 - 09:21 PM

It's uncommon and the demand is held in check because Street Fighter Collection was released on Switch like a  year later.



#44616 NotNewHere  

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Posted 02 August 2021 - 10:16 PM

Plenthora of games to go around regardless if miss one. I'm just thankful sale extends till next weekend

#44617 thenadz   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   446 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

Posted 02 August 2021 - 11:49 PM

Damn I had some fun getting 30/50% off some games with the deadly premonition 2 glitch. Now that the CAG account tweeted it out, it’s dead and the game is OOS. Worth it if you actually wanted to play/own Deadly premonition 2 (which I did)

#44618 ck0  

Posted 03 August 2021 - 12:13 AM

Worth it if you actually wanted to play/own Deadly premonition 2 (which I did)

I could have sworn this game was on PC as well; probably got it confused with the first game.

I had heard it had terrible technical issues on Switch, so I was holding out for when I had time to play it on PC (operating on that belief).  Then I looked, and no PC version. 

Ah well, I will wait until they port it; if they ever do. 



#44619 eminemobied12   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1116 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 August 2021 - 01:19 AM

Stupid question to some but, if I order a bunch of pre owned games, what are the odds of them being complete with a case? 25/75? If I order a bunch and some are incomplete, can I return them in store prorated? I hate incomplete games but there are a bunch I'd like to get with the 5/$50 sale.

#44620 Freeze Time  

Freeze Time

Posted 03 August 2021 - 01:22 AM

Stupid question to some but, if I order a bunch of pre owned games, what are the odds of them being complete with a case? 25/75? If I order a bunch and some are incomplete, can I return them in store prorated? I hate incomplete games but there are a bunch I'd like to get with the 5/$50 sale.

I don't know the percentage but I have been able to trade the generic case for a real one if the Gamestop near me has it in stock. I'd say I have bought maybe 15 pre owned games from Gamestop online and 70% came in the original cases.



#44621 beenaround  

beenaround

Posted 03 August 2021 - 01:32 AM

Stupid question to some but, if I order a bunch of pre owned games, what are the odds of them being complete with a case? 25/75? If I order a bunch and some are incomplete, can I return them in store prorated? I hate incomplete games but there are a bunch I'd like to get with the 5/$50 sale.

Generally more recent games are more likely to come complete but it's always a crapshoot. Good luck.



#44622 Danthegamer   Deal Galore CAGiversary!   92 Posts   Joined 2.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 August 2021 - 02:10 AM

Sakura Wars shot way up. Was $19.99 at the beginning of the promotion, increased to $22.99 making it ineligible for the promo, and now it's $54.99 like a damn new release. Must have been selling like hotcakes to get such a drastic price jump.


I think its because best buy now has it at $59.99. I noticed the same thing with 13 sentinels; it was $24.99 at both stores, and now its back up to $59.99. At least we know their price matching is somewhat working.

#44623 shadowysea07   Cjenvy I'm ready for you awd this time I'm wearing pants CAGiversary!   6578 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 August 2021 - 02:13 AM

Can't really call it a reprint since it's just the GH release. I ordered this like a month ago during the last "Buy X for $Y" sale and got a GH release- exactly as you described though, basically a new copy converted to used. I was pretty surprised because I did not expect this game to meet GH requirements... if one exists. 

Sony has just been slapping the gh on games without the sales requirement for whatever reason. Once upon a time it ment the game sold well but now it's random. 

 

 

Heads up on fist of the North Star, I’m pretty sure it got a reprint.  You will probably get a red case new copy that has been converted to pre-owned

Wasn't aware they converted the gh to used.  We'll see what I end up getting.  As I wouldn't be surprised if it comes disc only in generic case. 

 

Stupid question to some but, if I order a bunch of pre owned games, what are the odds of them being complete with a case? 25/75? If I order a bunch and some are incomplete, can I return them in store prorated? I hate incomplete games but there are a bunch I'd like to get with the 5/$50 sale.

It varies game by game. If it's a year older or less then usually it will come with the case. 2 years plus it's unlikely but still possible. Last order I made all 3 games came in the cases but it was something converted to used from new iirc and or dotd. 



#44624 Naruto Uzumaki   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   580 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

Naruto Uzumaki

Posted 03 August 2021 - 03:16 AM

Question for the elite pro's (you know who you are) for the online certificates you when you redeem your points, what don't they work on or what do they work on if that's a shorter list? I only redeem my certs in store at checkout after I have double check with the associate that'll work for my purchase.



#44625 soonerdoc   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   909 Posts   Joined 17.8 Years Ago  

Posted 03 August 2021 - 04:17 AM

First off, that dude is a troll. He is just going to take the inverse position. The whole job thing doesn't even make any sense considering the point of this site is to save money. From 2010-2015 thanks to Amazon and Gamestop trade ins, I've purchased tens of thousands of dollars in videogames and consoles without spending a single dime and invested my work income. If I didn't do trade in loops, my work income would have went to one or the other.

Secondly, don't use your money, use your trade in credit. With the 30% promo you should be looking at least $78 in credit for the $50+  purchase plus Power Up rewards from the purchase and additional points once you trade the games in. Compound that with multiple trade ins and you'll be overflowing with credit after a few trade ins.

 

If the values drop before they arrive in the mail, just return the games in store

For a lot of people this isn’t worth it. My TIME is simply more valuable than this. I’m not going to say I never flip. If the Tom Clancy game is selling for $6 at bestbuy and trades in at GS for $22 with bonuses, I’m gonna trade in those 3 and make an easy $48 because it’s easy and takes 15 minutes. 
 

But a lot of people aren’t going to spend time to cull through lists of games, try to find them in stock store or online, hope they arrive in time if orders online and go trade in to make $23 profit per $50 plus tax spent. 
 

For me personally (and a lot of others) that is simply not worth the return on investment. 



#44626 DisGonnaBeGood   But I need tacos! I need them or I will explode. CAGiversary!   4047 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 August 2021 - 07:08 AM

When the "buy x number of games, get 50% off $19.99" promo coincided with a $5 extra TIC bonus, that was one of the last times it really felt like it was worth it. Mainly because pretty much every game that was between $18-$20 pre-owned was trading in for $16 after bump... and people were trading in like 20 or more games.

Yeah this here right now isn't far off, since it's about 50% profit, but I don't want to get stuck with those specific games. And besides most stores have awful inventory, and it's not the same as it has been in the past when you could go to the store and abuse TF out of it.

#44627 Strider Turbulence EX  

Strider Turbulence EX

Posted 03 August 2021 - 10:33 AM

For a lot of people this isn’t worth it. My TIME is simply more valuable than this. I’m not going to say I never flip. If the Tom Clancy game is selling for $6 at bestbuy and trades in at GS for $22 with bonuses, I’m gonna trade in those 3 and make an easy $48 because it’s easy and takes 15 minutes. 
 

But a lot of people aren’t going to spend time to cull through lists of games, try to find them in stock store or online, hope they arrive in time if orders online and go trade in to make $23 profit per $50 plus tax spent. 
 

For me personally (and a lot of others) that is simply not worth the return on investment. 

Ok.



#44628 PS5XBOXSERIESX  

PS5XBOXSERIESX

Posted 03 August 2021 - 12:53 PM

Gamestop employees have become unbearable to deal with lately. I have to hype myself up in the car before I go in because I know I'm about to have to deal with an absolute goober or a newbie that has no idea what to do.

#44629 Nephilim_BC  

Nephilim_BC

Posted 03 August 2021 - 01:54 PM

considering the point of this site is to save money.

Time to call a spade a spade cause I'm tired of seeing this brought up. This site was MEANT to be to save money. It's nothing but collectors/hoarders. People with one of every switch color for each bedroom and then one for work, yeah that's a fine showcase of saving money.

#44630 Strider Turbulence EX  

Strider Turbulence EX

Posted 03 August 2021 - 04:00 PM

You're saving money on multiple Switch consoles in your example for starters.

 

The other thing is granting (for this argument) that this site is nothing but collectors/hoarders.....so what? Before the pandemic, I played fighting games for cash at high levels of competition and as a result have an obscene amount of arcade sticks and consoles to bring to meet ups. I've saved ALOT of money with Gamestop/FYE/Best Buy/Amazon trade ins to purchases multiple $200 arcade sticks and $400 consoles for almost pennies that get extensive use. Granted I do buy alot of other games I've never even taken out the shrink wrap....I guess you got me there!

I can assure you I collect/hoard videogames, embrace gaming culture and play them extensively on a level beyond you since the 90's as a kid trying to stay on the Street Fighter II machine for hours on a single quarter. So yeah......your example doesn't hold much weight with me.



#44631 Vinny   Bang, bang... pew... CAGiversary!   24253 Posts   Joined 17.1 Years Ago  

Posted 03 August 2021 - 04:12 PM

Gamestop employees have become unbearable to deal with lately. I have to hype myself up in the car before I go in because I know I'm about to have to deal with an absolute goober or a newbie that has no idea what to do.

Thought I was the only one that was thinking this... for a while, it was nice that they left you mostly alone but now it seems like they're back to trying to make a connection/be your buddy to make a sale. 



#44632 trinken wir   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   488 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

trinken wir

Posted 03 August 2021 - 04:22 PM

It is a balance, I have an approximate budget I am willing to spend on games. You can either go the full MSRP route spend $120 and get two games or follow the deals and wait on new releases and get way more options for the same amount of money. I dont think CAG helps you spend less. I used to try not to spend more than $20 a game now it is more like $10. If you are patient almost everything gets there. Might need some luck on first party Nintendo stuff and for limited stuff MSRP is the lowest you are likely to ever pay. Most of the top sellers for each console are the ones that show up at thrift/pawn shops for a few bucks down the road. I am not big on multiplayer so I do not need to play when servers are active, but I understand the need to grab those types of games near release. Black Friday is right around the corner.

#44633 Tax   The Project CAGiversary!   232 Posts   Joined 16.2 Years Ago  

Posted 03 August 2021 - 05:09 PM

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Posts like these are both equally interesting and confusing because they are operating under a lot of questionable assumptions. 

 

First, with time. Everyone doesn't have the same obligations or, what I think is the issue here, efficiency and time management skills. If you're spending hours combing through lists of games on GameStop.com, hoping they're in stock and not making use of the website's filters, then it looks to be a matter of a lack of proficiency, not time. 

 

If those games don't arrive in time, then simply return them. It takes a few seconds to make an online order and waiting for them to arrive shouldn't be an issue unless you look outside your window until they arrive. I also don't understand the sentiment of being stuck with them, unless you have crippling social anxiety.

 

Also, people are collectors. It's a hobby. It may not be your hobby — but hobbies aren't universal. 

 

And this is probably the ultimate underline, but: If you're spending real money (and not literally saving money by using trade credit) at GameStop at this juncture, then you're not the intended audience for some of these posts.



#44634 Linkachu  

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Posted 03 August 2021 - 05:16 PM

Just show me the deals y’all…do with it what you will after.

#44635 ThatOneGuyWho   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   7102 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 August 2021 - 06:07 PM

I don't recall the last time I used actual cash at Gamestop other than for something that requires me to be quick and I don't have my trade cards on me. This might vary by state but if you use trade credit to pay for items at Gamestop in total, you aren't charged tax. So I save even more money that way. 

 

Time is money though but everyone has different time and money that they earn. For me, it's no problem to trade in games and maximize limits / bonuses. But I also am in groups where people post quick flips and strategies to get the most from bonuses. I doubt I spend more than 10 minutes a week going over trade list and promotions though. Helps when you live in an area with multiple Gamestop's within 10 minutes of you. I know some people live in an area where there is only 1 Gamestop that is 30 minutes away from them and that might not be worth it for me.

 

I won't look down on anyone who thinks it isn't worth their time / money but also won't look down on those that take the time to save more money. 



#44636 KrayzieKMF   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4236 Posts   Joined 17.2 Years Ago  

Posted 03 August 2021 - 06:41 PM

I don't recall the last time I used actual cash at Gamestop other than for something that requires me to be quick and I don't have my trade cards on me. This might vary by state but if you use trade credit to pay for items at Gamestop in total, you aren't charged tax. So I save even more money that way. 

 

yeah, the tax thing is state related



#44637 ec91762  

Posted 03 August 2021 - 08:18 PM

You guys might wanna check your local store mine actually had a copy.

#44638 KrayzieKMF   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4236 Posts   Joined 17.2 Years Ago  

Posted 03 August 2021 - 08:42 PM

gs finally shipped my links awakening from a few weeks ago



#44639 Am_I_Evil  

Am_I_Evil

Posted 03 August 2021 - 08:54 PM

gs finally shipped my links awakening from a few weeks ago

mine also shipped today, was surprised to see the email popup earlier



#44640 Xenogears   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   764 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

Posted 03 August 2021 - 09:17 PM

I don't recall the last time I used actual cash at Gamestop other than for something that requires me to be quick and I don't have my trade cards on me. This might vary by state but if you use trade credit to pay for items at Gamestop in total, you aren't charged tax. So I save even more money that way. 

 

Time is money though but everyone has different time and money that they earn. For me, it's no problem to trade in games and maximize limits / bonuses. But I also am in groups where people post quick flips and strategies to get the most from bonuses. I doubt I spend more than 10 minutes a week going over trade list and promotions though. Helps when you live in an area with multiple Gamestop's within 10 minutes of you. I know some people live in an area where there is only 1 Gamestop that is 30 minutes away from them and that might not be worth it for me.

 

I won't look down on anyone who thinks it isn't worth their time / money but also won't look down on those that take the time to save more money. 

I think there are two ways to look at it in the grand scheme of things.  If you view the company as providing a service to society, heavy flipping could be viewed as just being parasitic to that, potentially killing the service for everyone.  If you view the company as trying to extract as much money as possible from an exploitable support base, flipping could be viewed as some kind of safe n easy Butch Cassidy sticking it to the man.

 

I know people are mostly talking about time versus value right now, but like you said and I totally agree with, that’s just a personal decision largely influenced by income and other opportunities available, and pretty irrelevant to anyone else.