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#10141 kraftwerks   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1214 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

kraftwerks

Posted 23 March 2019 - 03:31 PM

As long as you can still buy PSN cards, who cares?

 

I've never bought a digital game via Gamestop, so it doesn't affect me directly. Were there deals at Gamestop that weren't available on PSN?



#10142 Omni99  

Posted 23 March 2019 - 03:51 PM

As long as you can still buy PSN cards, who cares?

 

I've never bought a digital game via Gamestop, so it doesn't affect me directly. Were there deals at Gamestop that weren't available on PSN?

It more affects people who gift digital games. Easier to give my friend a code than to try and give him X amount in gift cards + tax (depending on your area).



#10143 Renzler   Dude CAG Veteran   1385 Posts   Joined 0.8 Years Ago  

Posted 23 March 2019 - 04:10 PM

was in store today and saw signage for guaranteed buy-back of new mlb, yoshi, and sekiro. trade back in for $60 for 48 hours


No way. Anybody can confirm?

#10144 Omni99  

Posted 23 March 2019 - 04:17 PM

was in store today and saw signage for guaranteed buy-back of new mlb, yoshi, and sekiro.  trade back in for $60 for 48 hours

Crazy. Either a mistake or a new thing that's going to be abused majorly.



#10145 mrclutch   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4138 Posts   Joined 7.8 Years Ago  

Posted 23 March 2019 - 04:20 PM

Crazy. Either a mistake or a new thing that's going to be abused majorly.

I don’t know it would be abused much. I mean 48 hours isn’t very long. Seems like it would push more day one purchases since you can return it if it stinks. Probably a ultra small percentage of folks would use it.

#10146 oldcasio  

oldcasio

Posted 23 March 2019 - 04:25 PM

Only real use in this I see is turning reward points into trade credit, or if you really like pre-order bonuses.



#10147 Omni99  

Posted 23 March 2019 - 04:26 PM

I don’t know it would be abused much. I mean 48 hours isn’t very long. Seems like it would push more day one purchases since you can return it if it stinks. Probably a ultra small percentage of folks would use it.

If they process it like a return then I agree, you would need to show you bought it from them first. But if it's just a trade in value then they open the door for some abuse.

Assuming this is even a thing. We'll see. They couldn't even do it for Sekiro because they're already into the 48 hour period right now.

Edit : Also they'd be cutting into their bests profits, because anything opened and sold back is pre owned, so they're trading selling something for 60 for selling it for pre owned price. I don't see them doing that.



#10148 pagongster55   First on the Worst Dads List CAGiversary!   271 Posts   Joined 5.9 Years Ago  

pagongster55

Posted 23 March 2019 - 05:07 PM

Do you guys know if the 4 for $20 ends this week or is it sticking around for a while?



#10149 spug21   professor cheap cheap CAGiversary!   255 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 23 March 2019 - 07:13 PM

Crazy. Either a mistake or a new thing that's going to be abused majorly.


Can confirm
It's in test market stage right now. A new program called guaranteed to love it.
It's basically for guest satisfaction.
Reciept required

#10150 inkcil   Banception...Baseball Ban in a Best Buy CAGiversary!   1179 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

Posted 23 March 2019 - 07:16 PM

Is this rolling out nationwide everywhere at the same time or just in certain markets?

 

Is it a trade in policy or return policy (for open games)? 



#10151 DisGonnaBeGood   But I need tacos! I need them or I will explode. CAGiversary!   3527 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

DisGonnaBeGood

Posted 23 March 2019 - 07:19 PM

Dont they "hold onto" your pre-order for 24 hours or something like that? I ask because I did the 20% extra trade credit towards Sekiro, but only reason I was/am going to pick it up was because of the letter opener (as I was gonna sell it on eBay to offset the price of the game). Doubt GS still has letter openers two days after release.

#10152 ritchardf  

Posted 23 March 2019 - 07:32 PM

If they process it like a return then I agree, you would need to show you bought it from them first. But if it's just a trade in value then they open the door for some abuse.

Assuming this is even a thing. We'll see. They couldn't even do it for Sekiro because they're already into the 48 hour period right now.

Edit : Also they'd be cutting into their bests profits, because anything opened and sold back is pre owned, so they're trading selling something for 60 for selling it for pre owned price. I don't see them doing that.

lol, i guarantee any returned games with this policy will be sold as opened "new" copies. they wont be taking that hit.



#10153 jvang117   Friendly CAG CAGiversary!   3555 Posts   Joined 5.1 Years Ago  

Posted 23 March 2019 - 08:00 PM

lol, i guarantee any returned games with this policy will be sold as opened "new" copies. they wont be taking that hit.


+1

#10154 Omni99  

Posted 23 March 2019 - 08:04 PM

Can confirm
It's in test market stage right now. A new program called guaranteed to love it.
It's basically for guest satisfaction.
Reciept required

Ok, so it is receipt required. That's what I speculated.

 

lol, i guarantee any returned games with this policy will be sold as opened "new" copies. they wont be taking that hit.

I assumed that they would actually be on the up and up, but maybe I gave GS too much credit. They make a huge deal about telling you that 'pre-owned is not the same as used or opened'...but that goes out the window if they resell these as new opened copies. Then it does have a previous, non retail store owner. I can't see even them getting away with that.



#10155 Omni99  

Posted 23 March 2019 - 08:16 PM

Side note. If anyone has been hunting for DMC 5 pre owned, I think a lot of people traded it in for Sekiro, so there are lots more copies out there now.



#10156 beatums  

Posted 23 March 2019 - 08:19 PM

Look at the games they're offering this on.  MLB is only on ps4.  Yoshi is first party nintendo.  Sekiro is practically dark souls.  Anyone who buys these games is not going to be getting rid of them within 48 hours.



#10157 jsb2642   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   80 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

Posted 23 March 2019 - 08:19 PM

lol, i guarantee any returned games with this policy will be sold as opened "new" copies. they wont be taking that hit.

I guess it depends on what they're trying to do. Worst case senerio, they lose between $5 to $16 in trade credit. Best case, that hit gives them increase in pre-order/new sales. They make up the loss in trade credit with increased margins elsewhere in preowned (basically continuing what they've already been doing with lackluster bonuses and values the last year). It may even give them increased foot traffic and sales in other areas with new releases potentially hitting the preowned shelves within days of release, not months.

#10158 Omni99  

Posted 23 March 2019 - 08:20 PM

Look at the games they're offering this on.  MLB is only on ps4.  Yoshi is first party nintendo.  Sekiro is practically dark souls.  Anyone who buys these games is not going to be getting rid of them within 48 hours.

It's funny, the store right next to me already has a pre owned Sekiro. I'm debating picking it up right now. I wish the b2g1 was today!



#10159 beatums  

Posted 23 March 2019 - 08:24 PM

It's funny, the store right next to me already has a pre owned Sekiro. I'm debating picking it up right now. I wish the b2g1 was today!

7 day rental



#10160 bige562   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   397 Posts   Joined 7.2 Years Ago  

Posted 23 March 2019 - 08:55 PM

It's funny, the store right next to me already has a pre owned Sekiro. I'm debating picking it up right now. I wish the b2g1 was today!


Buy it today and do a return rebuy tomorrow.

#10161 Omni99  

Posted 23 March 2019 - 09:00 PM

7 day rental

This one's gonna take longer than 7 days from the looks of the difficulty.

 

Buy it today and do a return rebuy tomorrow.

I've had trouble trying that if I don't buy the games on the same day. Some stores can be picky about that. Also, someone just grabbed it anyways so maybe DMC 5 tomorrow instead.



#10162 WeeeDoo  

Posted 23 March 2019 - 10:04 PM

Im gonna have to debate real hard for this B2G1 deal. Is it really worth it to pay an average of $37 for each used game?

#10163 pbfluff   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   472 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

Posted 23 March 2019 - 10:32 PM

Im gonna have to debate real hard for this B2G1 deal. Is it really worth it to pay an average of $37 for each used game?


The answer is “no” ... but it can be a good deal if able/willing to boom.

#10164 doc_j88   CAG Vet CAGiversary!   1225 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago  

Posted 23 March 2019 - 10:44 PM

Im gonna have to debate real hard for this B2G1 deal. Is it really worth it to pay an average of $37 for each used game?


Only $29 if you are elite pro

#10165 the_red_tide  

the_red_tide

Posted 23 March 2019 - 10:52 PM

Only $29 if you are elite pro

Only if you aren't taxed



#10166 WeeeDoo  

Posted 23 March 2019 - 10:55 PM

Only $29 if you are elite pro


Only basic pro. Only game that I want seems to be sekiro. Every other is an easy wait for Black Friday

#10167 shadow007   映画 | | Vivre Sa Vie | | 映画 CAGiversary!   87 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

shadow007

Posted 24 March 2019 - 02:31 AM

Do you guys know if the 4 for $20 ends this week or is it sticking around for a while?

Ad says it starts on the 18 and ends on the 31st



#10168 RedPandaKids  

RedPandaKids

Posted 24 March 2019 - 05:31 AM

Anyone else having problems getting the b2g1 to kick in? I’m logged in but not seeing the 1 free. Could it not work because I’m elite?

#10169 Renzler   Dude CAG Veteran   1385 Posts   Joined 0.8 Years Ago  

Posted 24 March 2019 - 05:40 AM

Sometimes this kind of thing ends up working in a couple hours

#10170 Dranakin   Member Since Oct 2003 CAGiversary!   2737 Posts   Joined 15.5 Years Ago  

Posted 24 March 2019 - 06:20 AM

The answer is “no” ... but it can be a good deal if able/willing to boom.


Eh, only looking at the top tier games (which also affects availability), you're breaking even at best with Elite Pro (not considering points). Gonna have to dig around for a deeper look at boomerangs. If only sheets were still thing.