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#1141 jimbo8574   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   8233 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Posted 23 July 2018 - 05:59 PM

Doesn’t this mean you’d be taxed twice, first when you buy the card and again when you use the card?

Certainly seems that way.  Not sure why they collected tax on a gift card.  



#1142 vantheman   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1274 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

Posted 23 July 2018 - 06:05 PM

I've had an online order for some xbox gift cards stuck in processing for a few days now. Should I think about contacting support, or wait it out a little longer? I'm only wondering because another order I made around the same time went through and I got the codes just fine.



#1143 ritchardf  

Posted 23 July 2018 - 06:09 PM

I've had an online order for some xbox gift cards stuck in processing for a few days now. Should I think about contacting support, or wait it out a little longer? I'm only wondering because another order I made around the same time went through and I got the codes just fine.

have you clicked on the order # in your order history? i have double digit orders still "processing" but the code is there in the order details page



#1144 Nelson2011   Huh?! CAGiversary!   401 Posts   Joined 8.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 July 2018 - 06:31 PM

Just traded in a switch for $220 cash. Looks like they made the trade in process more thorough lol they printed out like 9 page guide to do the trade in.

#1145 trchavez416  

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Posted 23 July 2018 - 06:45 PM

Regarding GS’s website, is there a better way to check if a store has inventory (select a pickup store) than randomly putting in cities and zip codes into the map? I’m looking to possibly get a game transferred from a store that has it in stock (~400 miles away) to my local store...would they do that? I have some games to trade in and was thinking of reopening my account that’s been dormant for years, that way I can get the 70% trade in credit, renew my membership and see if they’ll get the game transferred for me then, since it won’t be some random dude off the street asking them to transfer a game from San Francisco area to the San Fernando Valley...


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#1146 Vigilante   poyo CAGiversary!   37712 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

Posted 23 July 2018 - 06:56 PM

Regarding GS’s website, is there a better way to check if a store has inventory (select a pickup store) than randomly putting in cities and zip codes into the map? I’m looking to possibly get a game transferred from a store that has it in stock (~400 miles away) to my local store...would they do that? I have some games to trade in and was thinking of reopening my account that’s been dormant for years, that way I can get the 70% trade in credit, renew my membership and see if they’ll get the game transferred for me then, since it won’t be some random dude off the street asking them to transfer a game from San Francisco area to the San Fernando Valley...

I've had success with at least one store transfer nearly on the other side of the country, but it depends on whether the far-away store will answer the phone when your store calls. It might help if you call that other store before conducting your trade so you can confirm they have the game in question first.



#1147 sasukekun   Cat-Like Typing Detected CAGiversary!   6752 Posts   Joined 16.2 Years Ago  

Posted 23 July 2018 - 07:00 PM

Regarding GS’s website, is there a better way to check if a store has inventory (select a pickup store) than randomly putting in cities and zip codes into the map? I’m looking to possibly get a game transferred from a store that has it in stock (~400 miles away) to my local store...would they do that? I have some games to trade in and was thinking of reopening my account that’s been dormant for years, that way I can get the 70% trade in credit, renew my membership and see if they’ll get the game transferred for me then, since it won’t be some random dude off the street asking them to transfer a game from San Francisco area to the San Fernando Valley...


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Inter store-to-store transfer is highly unlikely/YMMV since it's different districts.

 

However, I have done this before for a few customers when I worked there.



#1148 vantheman   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1274 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

Posted 23 July 2018 - 07:46 PM

have you clicked on the order # in your order history? i have double digit orders still "processing" but the code is there in the order details page

Yeah I checked and the codes aren't there unfortunately. I'll give it a little longer, but I'm not looking forward to dealing with gamestop customer service.



#1149 Vanacloud   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   977 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

Posted 23 July 2018 - 07:51 PM

Careful today people when you decide to take advantage of the Cash = Credit thing.

 

Went to trade in my PS4 in my Bensonhurst Brooklyn area.  The manager tells me because of a glitch, they cannot accept that offer.  Instead, it went back to the old prices and then told me to come back tomorrow for the system to be fixed.

 

What a goddamn joke. False advertisement people, Yes it technically started today but thanks to the "Glitch", it starts tomorrow.  Gamestop at its finest.



#1150 jvang117   Friendly CAG CAGiversary!   3586 Posts   Joined 6.5 Years Ago  

Posted 23 July 2018 - 08:13 PM

California 70% is confirmed. 50/60/70 cashier on the phone couldn't confirm if it was still games only or included accessories now.


Accessories are included as well.

Here’s a list of ineligible stores for the cash same as credit promotion aka 50%/60%/70%!

https://m.gamestop.c...ible_stores.pdf

#1151 intelligentidiot   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1077 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 July 2018 - 08:24 PM

Regarding GS’s website, is there a better way to check if a store has inventory (select a pickup store) than randomly putting in cities and zip codes into the map? I’m looking to possibly get a game transferred from a store that has it in stock (~400 miles away) to my local store...would they do that? I have some games to trade in and was thinking of reopening my account that’s been dormant for years, that way I can get the 70% trade in credit, renew my membership and see if they’ll get the game transferred for me then, since it won’t be some random dude off the street asking them to transfer a game from San Francisco area to the San Fernando Valley...


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I've had luck with a store out of Washington state send an item to Minnesota. That was the one and only time it's worked. I've tried for another item at a store out of Oklahoma and they appeared to have agreed to send it, but I've tried via 2 local stores in the last couple months and it never showed up.

 

It's mostly up to the remote store and if they are willing to send it. One thing to note is that Thinkgeek stores might show up in results, likely not my games, and they will not ever ship items.



#1152 whitereflection   Shake well before serving CAGiversary!   5733 Posts   Joined 16.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 July 2018 - 09:01 PM

Careful today people when you decide to take advantage of the Cash = Credit thing.
 
Went to trade in my PS4 in my Bensonhurst Brooklyn area.  The manager tells me because of a glitch, they cannot accept that offer.  Instead, it went back to the old prices and then told me to come back tomorrow for the system to be fixed.
 
What a goddamn joke. False advertisement people, Yes it technically started today but thanks to the "Glitch", it starts tomorrow.  Gamestop at its finest.

This is a pretty uninformed post. What would they gain from delaying the promo by a day? If there was a glitch, it's obviously not intended to disrupt anything. I'm surprised you didn't say "bait and switch" like people in a holiday shopping thread.

#1153 WingsDJY   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3957 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

Posted 23 July 2018 - 09:17 PM

Ah, yes. The good 'ol bait and switch argument

 

https://www.cheapass...t-77/?p=8597392



#1154 stringycupps1  

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Posted 23 July 2018 - 09:33 PM

Regarding GS’s website, is there a better way to check if a store has inventory (select a pickup store) than randomly putting in cities and zip codes into the map? I’m looking to possibly get a game transferred from a store that has it in stock (~400 miles away) to my local store...would they do that? I have some games to trade in and was thinking of reopening my account that’s been dormant for years, that way I can get the 70% trade in credit, renew my membership and see if they’ll get the game transferred for me then, since it won’t be some random dude off the street asking them to transfer a game from San Francisco area to the San Fernando Valley...


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If the employees at your store are cool, they'll call and ask if the other store can ship it.  However, the other store will often throw in worthless garbage that they can't sell, so some managers are reluctant to do it (somewhat understandably).  I've had them do that for a few things in the past like used amiibos.  The last thing I had them do was toon link amiibo that was shipped from Brooklyn to the Philly area.



#1155 boogie4114   Enthusiastic Gamer!! CAGiversary!   2494 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

Posted 23 July 2018 - 10:47 PM

Careful today people when you decide to take advantage of the Cash = Credit thing.

Went to trade in my PS4 in my Bensonhurst Brooklyn area. The manager tells me because of a glitch, they cannot accept that offer. Instead, it went back to the old prices and then told me to come back tomorrow for the system to be fixed.

What a goddamn joke. False advertisement people, Yes it technically started today but thanks to the "Glitch", it starts tomorrow. Gamestop at its finest.


I finally found the reason i can’t find Switch games in my area to flip.

#1156 DisGonnaBeGood   But I need tacos! I need them or I will explode. CAGiversary!   3847 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 July 2018 - 11:17 PM

Whatever happened to that dark souls solaire amiibo? Thought it was supposed to release like 2 months ago or something.

#1157 jvang117   Friendly CAG CAGiversary!   3586 Posts   Joined 6.5 Years Ago  

Posted 24 July 2018 - 01:04 AM

Whatever happened to that dark souls solaire amiibo? Thought it was supposed to release like 2 months ago or something.


Got delayed along w/ the Switch version of Dark Souls Remastered

#1158 WingsDJY   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3957 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

Posted 24 July 2018 - 01:04 AM

Delayed along with the Switch version of the game unfortunately. Still no release date on the game it seems

#1159 Pthrilla2  

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Posted 24 July 2018 - 01:20 AM

Careful today people when you decide to take advantage of the Cash = Credit thing.

 

Went to trade in my PS4 in my Bensonhurst Brooklyn area.  The manager tells me because of a glitch, they cannot accept that offer.  Instead, it went back to the old prices and then told me to come back tomorrow for the system to be fixed.

 

What a goddamn joke. False advertisement people, Yes it technically started today but thanks to the "Glitch", it starts tomorrow.  Gamestop at its finest.

 

 

This is a pretty uninformed post. What would they gain from delaying the promo by a day? If there was a glitch, it's obviously not intended to disrupt anything. I'm surprised you didn't say "bait and switch" like people in a holiday shopping thread.

This happened to me today. I went to  trade in my Switch for $220. I went in and the associate knew nothing about the cash same as credit promotion. I pulled it up on my phone but she was still unsure. She tried calling customer service but the line was busy. She then told me to read the fine print and said this type of promo is not usually available in my area. I told her the site lists the stores that are not eligible for the promo but she still refused to approve it.

 

I left and called customer service and the message said I could be on hold for over 60 minutes. Luckily, I was on hold for just 5 minutes. I was told they were having technical difficulties and the promo did not go out to all the store's POS. She said the promo is valid and the store should call customer service to verify the promo.

 

I called another local store and they said the promo is valid and the store I was just at needs to do an update on their POS. He said I could come to their store if I wanted or I could go back to the closer store and have them call them and they would help.

 

I drove back to the first store and before I could explain she advised she was wrong and right after I left she performed an update and is now seeing the cash same as credit promo in the system. After about 10 minutes I was out the door with my $220.



#1160 Vanacloud   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   977 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

Posted 24 July 2018 - 02:47 AM

This happened to me today. I went to  trade in my Switch for $220. I went in and the associate knew nothing about the cash same as credit promotion. I pulled it up on my phone but she was still unsure. She tried calling customer service but the line was busy. She then told me to read the fine print and said this type of promo is not usually available in my area. I told her the site lists the stores that are not eligible for the promo but she still refused to approve it.

 

I left and called customer service and the message said I could be on hold for over 60 minutes. Luckily, I was on hold for just 5 minutes. I was told they were having technical difficulties and the promo did not go out to all the store's POS. She said the promo is valid and the store should call customer service to verify the promo.

 

I called another local store and they said the promo is valid and the store I was just at needs to do an update on their POS. He said I could come to their store if I wanted or I could go back to the closer store and have them call them and they would help.

 

I drove back to the first store and before I could explain she advised she was wrong and right after I left she performed an update and is now seeing the cash same as credit promo in the system. After about 10 minutes I was out the door with my $220.

Seriously?? Then the manager in my area is a f*****ing idiot.  He claims he cannot do a goddamn thing and simply to come back the next day.  I didn't simply drive up to that place, I had to carry it for 15 blocks in 90 degree weather and it weighs more than 10 lbs.   At the end, I decided to take the old value cash.. it was $35 less so whatever, it's not like its $100 more.  Wasn't gonna chug it all the way home after that hot weather walk lol



#1161 Pthrilla2  

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Posted 24 July 2018 - 03:11 AM

Seriously?? Then the manager in my area is a f*****ing idiot.  He claims he cannot do a goddamn thing and simply to come back the next day.  I didn't simply drive up to that place, I had to carry it for 15 blocks in 90 degree weather and it weighs more than 10 lbs.   At the end, I decided to take the old value cash.. it was $35 less so whatever, it's not like its $100 more.  Wasn't gonna chug it all the way home after that hot weather walk lol

Sorry to hear about that. Gamestop employees are notorious for not knowing their own promos. Normally you let the POS do all the work but if the POS is wrong or out of date then you may be SOL.

 

When talking to customer service, I was told the promo is good until 8/12 so I could wait until the technical issues were fixed and the updates went out to all stores. But knowing Gamestop, if I waited a few days the trade value would plummet. I did not want to risk it so I made calls to make sure I could do the transaction today.



#1162 Vanacloud   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   977 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

Posted 24 July 2018 - 03:23 AM

Sorry to hear about that. Gamestop employees are notorious for not knowing their own promos. Normally you let the POS do all the work but if the POS is wrong or out of date then you may be SOL.

 

When talking to customer service, I was told the promo is good until 8/12 so I could wait until the technical issues were fixed and the updates went out to all stores. But knowing Gamestop, if I waited a few days the trade value would plummet. I did not want to risk it so I made calls to make sure I could do the transaction today.

Lesson learned.   Your right, the trade value would either go rock bottom or even go up, nobody knows.. better to play it safe and trade early.  Interestingly enough, when he inputted my ps4 system on, it showed up as $145 on the screen (Trade credit current value) but Cash value was $115.  Dude didn't even attempt to fix the problem like what you said in your post, he just shrugged it off and hoping I would go away quick cause there was other customers behind me.   And we wonder why Gamestop stock has been falling and revenue decreasing now.  



#1163 r00kie   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   420 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

Posted 24 July 2018 - 06:03 AM

Traded in a ton of accessories with the 70% bump in CA today.  Was able to off 4 Wii knock off sensor bars I got on ebay for a couple bucks each for $13.60 in credit each.  Also traded back the 360 controllers I got from the glitch for $17 each which is ironically more than I paid for them.  They also took a Dual Shock 3 with a huge crack in it that I got at goodwill for $1.  The refurb fee was still only $3 despite the crack.



#1164 toasterMekong  

toasterMekong

Posted 24 July 2018 - 06:27 AM

Seriously?? Then the manager in my area is a f*****ing idiot. He claims he cannot do a goddamn thing and simply to come back the next day. I didn't simply drive up to that place, I had to carry it for 15 blocks in 90 degree weather and it weighs more than 10 lbs. At the end, I decided to take the old value cash.. it was $35 less so whatever, it's not like its $100 more. Wasn't gonna chug it all the way home after that hot weather walk lol


next time pack G Fuel!

#1165 ssjr760   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   309 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 24 July 2018 - 01:56 PM

Traded in a ton of accessories with the 70% bump in CA today. Was able to off 4 Wii knock off sensor bars I got on ebay for a couple bucks each for $13.60 in credit each. Also traded back the 360 controllers I got from the glitch for $17 each which is ironically more than I paid for them. They also took a Dual Shock 3 with a huge crack in it that I got at goodwill for $1. The refurb fee was still only $3 despite the crack.

Is it 70% with preowned purchase or just a straight 70%?

#1166 The Rodfather   Mafia Don of Frugalness CAGiversary!   441 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 July 2018 - 02:34 PM

Is it 70% with preowned purchase or just a straight 70%?

Straight 70%. It's our "consolation prize" from not getting the "cash = credit" promo but yeah. The amount to be made on Wii remotes and accessories is kind of insane. Hell I grabbed three Xbox 360 Component Cables from a thrift store here for $.50 each and got $5 each.



#1167 bob330i   just lookin' CAGiversary!   3596 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

Posted 24 July 2018 - 03:14 PM

Traded in a ton of accessories with the 70% bump in CA today.  Was able to off 4 Wii knock off sensor bars I got on ebay for a couple bucks each for $13.60 in credit each.  Also traded back the 360 controllers I got from the glitch for $17 each which is ironically more than I paid for them.  They also took a Dual Shock 3 with a huge crack in it that I got at goodwill for $1.  The refurb fee was still only $3 despite the crack.

Thanks for the confirm.  Going to trade in some switch accessories that have been sitting around for a while and hopefully wait for a SB on Friday. 



#1168 ILoveCAGSoMuch  

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Posted 24 July 2018 - 03:30 PM

Of course they do this Cash promo just days after I do my trade-ins for Credit I will never use. Ugh.



#1169 ssjr760   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   309 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 24 July 2018 - 04:08 PM

Man I have traded in 4 wiimote that's a decent chunk left on the table

#1170 Theronm  

Posted 24 July 2018 - 05:26 PM

Is gamestop.com cripplingly slow for everyone else? Takes 5 minutes to "attempt" to log in, then the server just times out.  Same even if I'm trying to browse games... happening on both my wifi connection and LTE