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#7051 bige562   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   390 Posts   Joined 7.1 Years Ago  

Posted 10 December 2018 - 01:54 AM

Do both accounts have the same address? If so, they have probably been linked.

Yes they do. How do know if they've been linked?



#7052 oldcasio  

oldcasio

Posted 10 December 2018 - 02:08 AM

I'm not sure how one would check. Their system will automatically link accounts that have the same ID, address, etc. It is mainly so that people don't create new accounts to get around the trade limits. I'm not sure if that matters on coupons being shared, but I would hesitate to say your case is proof that these coupons can be shared.



#7053 Omni99  

Posted 10 December 2018 - 02:11 AM

In my experience, just an address alone won't link accounts. I think the instances you're thinking of are where someone has used the same ID and the system linked both accounts.



#7054 jenetic   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   81 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

Posted 10 December 2018 - 04:42 AM

I leave a good chunk, some I use on gift cards like Uber, Fandango, or others if it's something that I am going to buy with my own cash anyways. But I also buy games. And I use my points on games too. I think one of the reason I don't get hassled too much is because the people who know me see me actually spending credit on games rather than trying to cash out of the gamestop ecosystem.

 

There are measures, such as limits you can run into and JD's reporting you if you make it massively obvious what you are doing. As for going hog wild...see "flipaggeddon" from the summer before last to see what happens when hog wild is the norm.

 

Thanks. I have nothing to trade in so I would have to spend cash to get into the flipping game. That's why I was wondering. It's not worth it to me to leave real money with them unless you're saving up for something anyway. For people who have existing credit or stuff they genuinely want to get rid of, then I can see it's totally worth it.



#7055 Renzler   Dude CAG Veteran   1303 Posts   Joined 0.8 Years Ago  

Posted 10 December 2018 - 06:19 AM

I'm just now trying to submit the rebate for the xbox 360. I bought it in store on 11/23/18, so I shouldn't have problems with the date being correct; however, when I input the offer number on gamestoprebates.com I get a message:

No offers found. Please check your information and try again.


anybody experience this? what's the best way to fix it?

Edit: nevermind! Just went ahead and clicked the button that said I don't have the offer code and it looked it up for me. People on SD recommend doing this.

#7056 TuscaloosaJohnny  

TuscaloosaJohnny

Posted 10 December 2018 - 12:06 PM

sounds like it was the wrong weekend to go to vegas.


It’s never the wrong weekend to go to Vegas.

#7057 pbfluff   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   447 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

Posted 10 December 2018 - 12:57 PM

Thanks. I have nothing to trade in so I would have to spend cash to get into the flipping game. That's why I was wondering. It's not worth it to me to leave real money with them unless you're saving up for something anyway. For people who have existing credit or stuff they genuinely want to get rid of, then I can see it's totally worth it.

If done correctly, then after the initial investment (trade or purchase) you should never be using “real money” or thinking about it as “real money”.

I’m not a pro like some here since the gamestop shuffle is more of a hobby for me, but in a couple years time I went from trading some games (mine and redbox) and an og ps4 (let’s say $500 investment) to accumulating thousands of dollars in gamestop funny money.

This is responsible for my current credit warchest sitting around $1,000, a spidey ps4 pro, a mario odyssey switch, 2 years of netflix prepaid, elite membership til 2025, etc

Imo, it was totally worth my initial investment and the time to prep and travel store to store.

#7058 Smithers123  

Smithers123

Posted 10 December 2018 - 04:53 PM

If done correctly, then after the initial investment (trade or purchase) you should never be using “real money” or thinking about it as “real money”.
I’m not a pro like some here since the gamestop shuffle is more of a hobby for me, but in a couple years time I went from trading some games (mine and redbox) and an og ps4 (let’s say $500 investment) to accumulating thousands of dollars in gamestop funny money.
This is responsible for my current credit warchest sitting around $1,000, a spidey ps4 pro, a mario odyssey switch, 2 years of netflix prepaid, elite membership til 2025, etc
Imo, it was totally worth my initial investment and the time to prep and travel store to store.


They won't be around in 2025 lol

#7059 Sigma   King of Strong Style CAGiversary!   3999 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 10 December 2018 - 05:02 PM

They won't be around in 2025 lol

Do you have a time machine or something? 

 

In all seriousness. Gamestop isn't doing great right now, but I don't see the company going away as the brand alone is extremely valuable. I could see them being bought out and restructured for sure though. 



#7060 filldoh1   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   172 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 10 December 2018 - 05:13 PM

Do you have a time machine or something?

In all seriousness. Gamestop isn't doing great right now, but I don't see the company going away as the brand alone is extremely valuable. I could see them being bought out and restructured for sure though.

They are not going away but they seriously need to lower their footprint. We live in a county with 500,000 people and we have 11 GameStops. None of them do over 1 million a year. Next county over 250k people, two GameStops one does 3 million a year. They have the same problem mattress firm had. Not that I’m complaining since it makes flipping easier but they have stores that are cannibalizing each other. For a niche product that can’t really survive doing that. I bet you if RadioShack or blockbuster would’ve had one store per town instead of one on every corner they would still be around.

#7061 oldcasio  

oldcasio

Posted 10 December 2018 - 05:22 PM

Do you have a time machine or something? 

 

In all seriousness. Gamestop isn't doing great right now, but I don't see the company going away as the brand alone is extremely valuable. I could see them being bought out and restructured for sure though. 

There simply is no way GameStop will around in 2025. Physical games will barely be around in 2025. At that point, people will be nostalgic about being able to download and "own" their digital games, instead of just having streaming licenses.

Where are valuable brands like: Blockbuster, Toys R Us, RadioShack, Circuit City, Sam Goody, etc?

 

The writing is on the wall. I hope the employees get out while they can. I'm not trying to be a contrarian, but it's just the reality of how things for GameStop are going. They will be bought out, stripped down, squeezed dry, and buried.



#7062 CaoPi   (Chou Pei) Mousou nut, KOEI fan CAGiversary!   10632 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

Posted 10 December 2018 - 05:25 PM

There simply is no way GameStop will around in 2025. Physical games will barely be around in 2025. At that point, people will be nostalgic about being able to download and "own" their digital games, instead of just having streaming licenses.
Where are valuable brands like: Blockbuster, Toys R Us, RadioShack, Circuit City, Sam Goody, etc?
 
The writing is on the wall. I hope the employees get out while they can. I'm not trying to be a contrarian, but it's just the reality of how things for GameStop are going. They will be bought out, stripped down, squeezed dry, and buried.


500 million down the drain. Yeah I don't see them surviving.

#7063 Omni99  

Posted 10 December 2018 - 05:26 PM

They won't be around in 2025 lol

They might, but elite pro is less likely to be around in 2025. I think at some point they just cash out the remaining members and call it over.



#7064 filldoh1   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   172 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 10 December 2018 - 05:33 PM

There simply is no way GameStop will around in 2025. Physical games will barely be around in 2025. At that point, people will be nostalgic about being able to download and "own" their digital games, instead of just having streaming licenses.

Where are valuable brands like: Blockbuster, Toys R Us, RadioShack, Circuit City, Sam Goody, etc?

The writing is on the wall. I hope the employees get out while they can. I'm not trying to be a contrarian, but it's just the reality of how things for GameStop are going. They will be bought out, stripped down, squeezed dry, and buried.

Digital books killed Barnes and noble
Streaming would kill Sirius radio and vinyl sales
Both of the are doing well just smaller scale.

Streaming video games is still not an option in the vast majority of the county. I doubt the infrastructure of the Internet will be that much better in rural areas in 2025.

#7065 filldoh1   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   172 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 10 December 2018 - 05:43 PM

Let’s also not forget Best Buy was trading for $12 a share 2012 and is now 15% of all electronics sold in America and trading for $60 a share.
I am not saying GameStop doesn’t need changes but doom and gloom here is overstated.

#7066 Jhingles  

Jhingles

Posted 10 December 2018 - 05:52 PM

According to a couple managers I've talked to, elite is going away a year from when they ended it and the remaining time will be refunded. Makes sense if true. I doubt they're going to let these go on for years but we will see.

On another note, just got my smash limited edition and the box looks like Ness used it for home run practice. How difficult is it to get something like this replaced? I've thankfully never had this issue before.

#7067 Omni99  

Posted 10 December 2018 - 05:56 PM

According to a couple managers I've talked to, elite is going away a year from when they ended it and the remaining time will be refunded. Makes sense if true. I doubt they're going to let these go on for years but we will see.
 

I remember hearing that rumor back when they ended it. I remember when they were about to try that trade in program too, and then they scrapped it, but they gave the people who had signed up a pretty sweet deal when they did if I recall. I'm hoping for something more than "Here's 30,000 points in refund".



#7068 DoubleDam21  

DoubleDam21

Posted 10 December 2018 - 06:08 PM

On another note, just got my smash limited edition and the box looks like Ness used it for home run practice. How difficult is it to get something like this replaced? I've thankfully never had this issue before.

I would image pretty hard as these are out of stock nearly everywhere.  When it comes to problems like that I usually see people just get refunds as the only possible action.



#7069 Sigma   King of Strong Style CAGiversary!   3999 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 10 December 2018 - 06:12 PM

They are not going away but they seriously need to lower their footprint. We live in a county with 500,000 people and we have 11 GameStops. None of them do over 1 million a year. Next county over 250k people, two GameStops one does 3 million a year. They have the same problem mattress firm had. Not that I’m complaining since it makes flipping easier but they have stores that are cannibalizing each other. For a niche product that can’t really survive doing that. I bet you if RadioShack or blockbuster would’ve had one store per town instead of one on every corner they would still be around.

This is 100% the biggest problem for them. I worked for Gamestop prior to and after the merger/buyout of EB Games. After the merged with EB they tried to keep the brands separate, likely due to EB and Gamestop stores typically being very close in proximity to each other. After about a year or so they started to rebrand the EB stores to Gamestops or the short-lived Movie Stop concept. This is the main reason why you see so many Gamestops so close to one another. A lot of the locations have lengthy leases as well.

 

I've proposed while working for Gamestop and still think it's a great idea to take some of these stores and convert them into Retro Gamestops and focus on retro games and collectibles. Retro games are pure profit for Gamestop selling them as used. They just need to bring in some people to train employees on how to properly test and clean up these older cart based games as well as be able to spot a repro. 

 

That will never happen at this point, but I do see them closing a number of stores within the next year due to leases coming up and to cut back on expenses.



#7070 elessar123  

Posted 10 December 2018 - 06:27 PM

I bet you if RadioShack or blockbuster would’ve had one store per town instead of one on every corner they would still be around.

Doubt it. I don't even like going to Red Box.

 

Digital books killed Barnes and noble

Barnes & Noble isn't doing well though.

 

 

500 million down the drain. Yeah I don't see them surviving.

Not this crap again.



#7071 Jurai  

Posted 10 December 2018 - 06:54 PM

from Wario, the Overwatch Nerf guns are all half off at gamestop.com, pretty good deal if you were thinking about getting them



#7072 beatums  

Posted 10 December 2018 - 07:15 PM

 
The writing is on the wall. I hope the employees get out while they can


Lol get out while they can. Cuz, you know, once they shut down for business those employees will be stuck there.

But anyway, its not like there arent more $7 an hour jobs out there.

#7073 pbfluff   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   447 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

Posted 10 December 2018 - 07:38 PM

I don't know if Elite Pro or Gamestop will be around come 2025, but I figured it would be worth the gamble since everything is "POS or gtfo" and it might remain in the system for quite sometime. If I had been given any heads up, I would have done the same with GCU.

 

The real concern for me would be closing a bunch of stores since I'm a boom or bust gamestop shuffler...less stores in close proximity might significantly alter the time required for efficient booming.

 

For example, I could have covered twice as much ground last Saturday if "prestige day" was at every Gamestop instead of two stores 40 minutes away. Instead of two hundred dollars in extra credit, it would have been $400-$600.

 

Not the end of the world, but still it's kinda lame. The idea of "prestige" is silly to me from a business perspective since it makes buying or trading games from the other Gamestops a dumb decision on that day.

 

 

The 2025 gamble also makes sense since I spent Gamestop funny money anyways. 



#7074 Sigma   King of Strong Style CAGiversary!   3999 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 10 December 2018 - 07:42 PM

Lol get out while they can. Cuz, you know, once they shut down for business those employees will be stuck there.

But anyway, its not like there arent more $7 an hour jobs out there.

Most Gamestop employees are trying to get out of there to go make some real money somewhere else. I was an Assistant Manager at Gamestop when I was in high school and worked there for a few years after and got paid like $15 an hour as the ASM. 

 

Of course, this was well over a decade ago now, but I am sure they aren't paying much better now.

 

Amazon is looking to expand their footprint with B&M stores and it's been rumored for a while that they are interested in a Target buyout, I could see them also buying Gamestop.



#7075 AAK_SO_COLD   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   450 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

AAK_SO_COLD

Posted 10 December 2018 - 07:57 PM

We don't need Amazon owning anymore than they already do.

#7076 oldcasio  

oldcasio

Posted 10 December 2018 - 08:44 PM

Apparently, there was an employee appreciation day 50% trade bump on Saturday that stacked with PUR and prestige day... reminds me of a kinder time when us plebes would get them bumps.



#7077 tmacdunk  

tmacdunk

Posted 10 December 2018 - 09:46 PM

Got a lot of business experts in this thread lol.  



#7078 Renzler   Dude CAG Veteran   1303 Posts   Joined 0.8 Years Ago  

Posted 10 December 2018 - 09:49 PM

Got a lot of business experts in this thread lol.


Some of us actually are business analysts, but I just read this stuff for entertainment. Trying to convince people on the internet is often a waste of time.

#7079 Jhingles  

Jhingles

Posted 10 December 2018 - 10:27 PM

Apparently, there was an employee appreciation day 50% trade bump on Saturday that stacked with PUR and prestige day... reminds me of a kinder time when us plebes would get them bumps.


Lmao that is insane with all the bumps. If it stacked with the switch 25% they'd be giving over $61 for those top tier games. B2G1+employee discount...they've fired employees over deals like that. Sad day when even a simple % extra is reserved for employees.

#7080 CamperinaBush   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   866 Posts   Joined 5.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 December 2018 - 10:28 PM

Some of us actually are business analysts, but I just read this stuff for entertainment. Trying to convince people on the internet is often a waste of time.



Cheers to the Business/Data Analysts 🍻