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#16441 moopher   Uvula flicker CAGiversary!   1221 Posts   Joined 7.8 Years Ago  

Posted 23 August 2019 - 09:32 PM

This may come as a surprise, but occasionally... people sell stolen stuff to GameStop.


Even less surprising and more probable is that people are generally horrible with money and often make poor financial decisions.

#16442 moopher   Uvula flicker CAGiversary!   1221 Posts   Joined 7.8 Years Ago  

Posted 23 August 2019 - 09:35 PM

are the two identical? if they are, someone could easily just swap the sticker bar code and return vanilla switch as v2 switch.


I haven’t seen much talk of it, but I’ve noticed some very slight differences between V1 & V2, and not that it matters here, but the vent is shaped slightly differently and I’m pretty sure the housing is made of a different material.

#16443 TheLegendofTyler   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3596 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 August 2019 - 09:45 PM

are the two identical? if they are, someone could easily just swap the sticker bar code and return vanilla switch as v2 switch.


The new v2 has a (01) after the model number printed on the back (not the sticker). So there is a way to identify even if the sticker is removed or replace (which would also be difficult).

#16444 jbg87   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   774 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

Posted 23 August 2019 - 10:05 PM

Can I use a birthday coupon x a reward certificate?

#16445 malfcn   CAGalicious! CAGiversary!   2497 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

Posted 23 August 2019 - 10:06 PM

Got an email that some bum redeemed my points for an xbl code. Checked the locker, and it hasn't been used yet. Calling CS and been on hold for 30+ minutes.

#16446 Sendoh   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   181 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

Posted 23 August 2019 - 10:12 PM

wow this is stupid, Gamestop charges taxes on giftcards? Just tried to buy some itunes gc and being charge sale taxes on them. Heard this is the case on all gaming currency as well. Saying it was a corporate policy. No wonder Gamestop is going out of business. No other retail store charges tax and yet Gamestop does. 



#16447 MSUHitman   former Checkmate Arcade Co-Host CAGiversary!   14848 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

Posted 23 August 2019 - 10:24 PM

Did anyone trade in PS2, Xbox, or N64 games and get the $5 bump? I have one game for each of those systems worth $2 in credit.


I traded San Andreas on PS2 on Sunday & got the bump.

#16448 MSUHitman   former Checkmate Arcade Co-Host CAGiversary!   14848 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

Posted 23 August 2019 - 10:35 PM

so do they not test retro / last-gen controllers any more? i traded in a wireless X360 controller today and the rep didn't even put batteries in or sync it. he said the machine they use doesn't recognize ps3 or X360 controllers, wired or wireless, so they visually inspect it but that's all they can do. just curious if that's new or a ymmv situation...


The testing machine does have a setting for 360 controller testing, but not PS3 or anything from Nintendo.

#16449 WickedCyclone  

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Posted 23 August 2019 - 10:54 PM

Regarding controller testing, if the store is dead and the tester is working, they’ll usually test them, but depends on employee overall. If they are busy it’s usually just a visual scan. But it usually just up to the employee and if they want to test them or not.

#16450 skrockij89  

Posted 23 August 2019 - 11:15 PM

Just found out my store is starting to price match new games from Best Buy, Walmart, and Amazon. Might be worth asking next time you’re in GameStop.

#16451 knothead65  

Posted 23 August 2019 - 11:19 PM

I traded in the PS4 and 11 of the 14 games that I bought for $110 off facebook. They tested the controller and it failed. I was about to buy a used one because they needed a working one, but they pulled one from the back room that was traded in with a broken PS4 and switched mine with it. They didn't charge me anything extra and I ended up getting exactly $300 for everything. 

 

The guys at that store are so nice, makes it worth driving 23 miles (nearest store). They told me Borderlands 3 is having a 9pm launch the night before also.



#16452 TherapyFox  

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Posted 23 August 2019 - 11:23 PM

Anyone else use their Thinkgeek coupon online, get their order cancelled, and try reusing the coupon only to get "coupon already redeemed"?

#16453 jms209   CAG Newbie CAGiversary!   817 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

Posted 23 August 2019 - 11:27 PM

is an xbox one worth it, if I own a PS4 pro?

Can get one for $300, with extra controller, but even then, not sure any exclusives are worth it.

 

never mind, forget xbox one is the worst performing, so games would run worse.



#16454 bige562   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   503 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

Posted 23 August 2019 - 11:30 PM

Can I use a birthday coupon x a reward certificate?


Yes, you can combine those. Just did it the other day.

#16455 jbg87   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   774 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

Posted 24 August 2019 - 03:15 AM

Sweet def gonna get a game then

#16456 SephirothWF   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1255 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 August 2019 - 03:21 AM

Just be wary that the cert reduces the original price thus weakening any further reductions unless it is another cert.

#16457 jbg87   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   774 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

Posted 24 August 2019 - 03:29 AM

Just be wary that the cert reduces the original price thus weakening any further reductions unless it is another cert.


What you mean so it wouldn’t be

49.99 - 20% = 39.99 - $10 preowned cert $30?

#16458 aircobra   Banned Banned   3802 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

Posted 24 August 2019 - 03:50 AM

What you mean so it wouldn’t be

49.99 - 20% = 39.99 - $10 preowned cert $30?

No. The cert is taken off first and then the % coupon.



#16459 Jhingles  

Jhingles

Posted 24 August 2019 - 03:55 AM

No. The cert is taken off first and then the % coupon.


This might be different with the bday coupon. Last year I used mine and it took the 20% off the base price, then everything else. Wouldn't surprise me if it changed though since it's only once a year.

#16460 bige562   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   503 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

Posted 24 August 2019 - 04:16 AM

This might be different with the bday coupon. Last year I used mine and it took the 20% off the base price, then everything else. Wouldn't surprise me if it changed though since it's only once a year.


This was actually the case with mines as well. I managed to find a pristine condition Xmen Origins Wolverine for the PS3. I ended up paying a little under $2 after using a $10 off pre-owned cert along with the birthday coupon of course and my pro 10% discount.

#16461 blueweltall   Kill the Batman CAGiversary!   6669 Posts   Joined 16.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 August 2019 - 04:32 AM

Bought two happy home designers to flip. First store employee was talking about how someone just traded 3 copies of Beast Quest for XB1 (who did that lol). Went to the five below next door and sure enough they had a whole stack of them.

Second store employee was training others and said five below has these games very cheap and people have been trading them in all week, we have a whole drawer of them lol. He was cool though and knew that rewards points worked with Amazon cards.

Wait, so gamestop reward certificate works for amazon gift cards?



#16462 jbg87   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   774 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

Posted 24 August 2019 - 04:57 AM

I’m gonna try it tomorrow n let you guys know

#16463 aircobra   Banned Banned   3802 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

Posted 24 August 2019 - 05:05 AM

This might be different with the bday coupon. Last year I used mine and it took the 20% off the base price, then everything else. Wouldn't surprise me if it changed though since it's only once a year.

Interesting. I haven't used that combo ever, I just figured that's how they do it.



#16464 bob330i   just lookin' CAGiversary!   3596 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

Posted 24 August 2019 - 05:06 AM

Wait, so gamestop reward certificate works for amazon gift cards?

 

yes, at least for now.  Did a $25 (fixed) Amazon GC using a $25 PUR cert this afternoon.  Might try the variable Amazon card next time.  I'll keep going to drain my points.  PUR points for me have been pretty useless since they got rid of a lot of the physical items and there hasn't been any good physical for years now.



#16465 Shadowmoses12   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   1354 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 August 2019 - 05:10 AM

That sucks. I would call and check... but it was probably wiped at the time of the transaction. Definitely burn him on a survey. I would also call Nintendo customer service and complain about the loss. I would be pretty devastated if I lost all my Splatoon 2 data, and I'm an adult.


Unless things changed splatoon 2 doesnt support cloud saved

#16466 WickedCyclone  

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Posted 24 August 2019 - 05:11 AM

Yes I got a $50 card with a $50 cert today. Probably YMMV because I feel like most employees around me would shoot it down. But I went to a mall one that lets most things fly. I’m guessing this method works with other gift cards too? Or maybe not. I guess my brother will try sometime soon.

#16467 315Retro   Westside Wizard CAGiversary!   1636 Posts   Joined 9.0 Years Ago  

Posted 24 August 2019 - 05:54 AM

So what's the deal with multiple copies and getting banned? I think I'm on like the 6th copy of wii sports I've traded in... It's been across a week or so and different stores at that. Tbh I don't care if I get banned so long as I can still use my credit.

So far I've paid off luigis mansion, Zelda, metal wolf chaos, and borderlands and still have 200 bucks credit lol. Spent all Friday morning finding $1 yardsale games to flip.

#16468 bige562   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   503 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

Posted 24 August 2019 - 06:36 AM

So what's the deal with multiple copies and getting banned? I think I'm on like the 6th copy of wii sports I've traded in... It's been across a week or so and different stores at that. Tbh I don't care if I get banned so long as I can still use my credit.

So far I've paid off luigis mansion, Zelda, metal wolf chaos, and borderlands and still have 200 bucks credit lol. Spent all Friday morning finding $1 yardsale games to flip.


When did you trade in the 5th copy? A ban for the 4 copy limit usually goes into effect the day after you trade in the 5th copy.

#16469 josekortez   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   7937 Posts   Joined 16.8 Years Ago  

Posted 24 August 2019 - 10:49 AM

Can a GameStop gift card be used to buy other gift cards such as Burger King, etc.?



#16470 Mattiful-Joe   Henshin A Go-Go Baby! CAGiversary!   2946 Posts   Joined 16.9 Years Ago  

Mattiful-Joe

Posted 24 August 2019 - 10:57 AM

Can a GameStop gift card be used to buy other gift cards such as Burger King, etc.?


No.