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#18091 Neo Oracle  

Neo Oracle

Posted 11 September 2019 - 04:01 AM

I lucked out. The stores near me happen to be prestige stores. I also went to a new location that is also prestige. It's safe to assume that they won't be closing.  :D/



#18092 WarGames92  

WarGames92

Posted 11 September 2019 - 04:41 AM

Didn't Gears of War 5 come out today? Amazed nobody is talking about the guaranteed 59.99 trade credit, unless of course it didn't get it.

At this point I tend to assume anybody who's going to grab a first party Xbox game at launch already has GamePass. I love GamePass, but I'll never understand the business logic behind it - putting all first party titles on there day and date has to be putting a major damper on their software revenue.

#18093 WarGames92  

WarGames92

Posted 11 September 2019 - 04:44 AM

I lucked out. The stores near me happen to be prestige stores. I also went to a new location that is also prestige. It's safe to assume that they won't be closing. :D/

Does Prestige Status have anything to do with sales or profitablity? I thought it was all Customer Service related, ie surveys.

#18094 Dgaart   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   35 Posts   Joined 7.8 Years Ago  

Posted 11 September 2019 - 05:55 AM

You mean to tell me that the company that sells gutted games as ‘new’, throws away cases for collectible retro games, constantly pesters its in-store customers about purchasing pre-orders, cancels in-store pickup orders for no reason, has employees who refuse to honor its own sales, ships out used games that are sometimes cracked in half or not even the correct game, is loaded with overpriced collectibles that sit on the shelf until they are clearanced for well below MSRP, and has a broken-ass website is going out of business?

#18095 Renzler   Dude CAGiversary!   1822 Posts   Joined 1.3 Years Ago  

Posted 11 September 2019 - 06:02 AM

That strategic turnaround doesnt sound too good. Why not just cut the shit and offer the best price. Instead of a system of points and promos most people dont feel like keeping track of.


Because their consultants told them it was a good idea. The consultants told them it's a good idea because they make more money supporting the systems they recommend than they do by telling them to cut the shit. The management listens to consultants because the consultants will continue recommending them for management roles. Not a conspiracy theory, just an observation. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.

#18096 Omni99  

Posted 11 September 2019 - 06:11 AM

That strategic turnaround doesnt sound too good. Why not just cut the shit and offer the best price. Instead of a system of points and promos most people dont feel like keeping track of.

 

 

Because their consultants told them it was a good idea. The consultants told them it's a good idea because they make more money supporting the systems they recommend than they do by telling them to cut the shit. The management listens to consultants because the consultants will continue recommending them for management roles. Not a conspiracy theory, just an observation. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.

Also because the best price loses them money more often than not. They can't match or undercut the Amazons, BB's, or Walmarts. Everyone criticized GS when they couldn't match stuff like GCU or Prime discounts, but they were forgetting that the oher stores lost money on those. And now they're gone, because even those companies wouldn't keep it up.



#18097 JohnnyCage   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   1199 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

JohnnyCage

Posted 11 September 2019 - 06:24 AM

Hopefully they have some good trade in coupons like they did last year for national video game day tomorrow.



#18098 ravens52bears54   Thin Blue Line CAGiversary!   1449 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

ravens52bears54

Posted 11 September 2019 - 06:29 AM

Someone just redeemed over 20,000 points from my account. I called CS. i had to change email and password. It took about 10 minutes to resolve.

So, I wasn't the only one? Not only that but two days later they purchased a $50 code for that stupid arcade service.

When I called customer service the guy actually had the balls to say "I don't know how it could be anyone else but you. They knew all of your information." Are you fucking kidding me? Your shitty site was hacked. They got ALL of my information. He told me someone from corporate would be in touch "in 48 hours to see if they would authorize a one time refund." Huge surprise, no call as of yet. And because they still haven't contacted me or cancelled the purchase it has now been authorized by my card company. I called them minutes after hanging up with the GS douche and they said they couldn't do anything at the time because the charge was still pending.
I hadn't purchased anything from that shitty company in ages and just had to buy stuff during that stupid Labor Day Sale. That was my idiotic fault.

#18099 315Retro   Westside Wizard CAGiversary!   1338 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

Posted 11 September 2019 - 08:30 AM

Lmao those collectibles on clearance ain't shit to them. For every one they sell for a dollar 10 fools bought them at full price. They clearance them out to make room for more garbage that idiots will buy again at full price.

You don't think every kid going in there begging for a $15 pokemon plush isn't rolling in bank? They probably pay $2 each for those in bulk lol.

#18100 ThatMaddenUserLURK   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   99 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

ThatMaddenUserLURK

Posted 11 September 2019 - 10:00 AM

At this point I tend to assume anybody who's going to grab a first party Xbox game at launch already has GamePass. I love GamePass, but I'll never understand the business logic behind it - putting all first party titles on there day and date has to be putting a major damper on their software revenue.

 

Digital is continuing to slowly replace physical - plus, Microsoft wants people to get Game Pass so that they are on a recurring billing cycle. Also, I haven't played Gears 5 but if there are loot boxes in the game like in 4 then Microsoft is counting on people essentially gambling on that stuff for skins, characters, etc.



#18101 SueMana  

Posted 11 September 2019 - 10:24 AM

I never had my account hacked and I also have 100k points right now. I spent money during the labor day sale and have had an account for years. Do you reuse the same password online.

#18102 TuscaloosaJohnny  

TuscaloosaJohnny

Posted 11 September 2019 - 10:45 AM

Because anybody that wanted to try it out paid a dollar to do so, I can't imagine many folks actually buying Gears 5 this time around. It's awesome, but there's not a lot of incentive for people (on here) to pay that for it.


Yeah, if you own an Xbox and don’t have Gamepass I don’t know what you’re doing.

#18103 ohhellnaw  

ohhellnaw

Posted 11 September 2019 - 11:46 AM

You’re just an idiot. I’m guessing you also think it’s okay to say something racist, as long as you’re making a joke. Fucking twat.



Cnn is that you?

#18104 needler420   car title is lost CAGiversary!   2492 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

Posted 11 September 2019 - 11:46 AM

Gamestop is a joke. I had been browsing in their store for the last few weeks since I seen people get those shirts in the SNES case for B1G1 free. Well I noticed when they ran the 3 games for $25  $14.99 or under, well they changed the prices on most of the games and retagged them to be over the $14.99.

 

They still gutting games and selling them as new. As a physical collector its hard to see them go but its like why do we need you either.

 

 

Camelot.. The backwoods, inbred, No shirt, No jews, red pickup truck, tobacco chewing, Tractor riding hillbilly did it to himself because he's that stupid. 

 

He's such a dumbass he gets his manager friend fired. His dumbass is going to learn what defamation and slander is.

 

A bunch of you hyped him up over his gamestop videos. The guy worked at gamestop and walmart. How smart do you really think he is? He's actually on his way to getting sued by gamestop and my guess is gamestop is going to win. His little dumbass followers of course think he is.



#18105 GameRTR  

Posted 11 September 2019 - 12:29 PM

Don’t have an Xbox here but did grab Gears yesterday. Figured what the hell. Combined it with the trade in promo a few weeks ago to get the extra credit towards a preorder. My store is close to my house so if it helped an employees preorder number for the day then that’s cool since I’ll get all my money back today anyways. All the employees at my stores are always super nice and help me with anything and even get stuff shipped from other stores at times so if I can do something to help them out here and there with a good survey or a preorder and trades then I will.

#18106 Sigma   King of Strong Style CAGiversary!   4246 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Posted 11 September 2019 - 12:30 PM

Jeez this Needler person really doesn't like Gamestop or that Camelot guy. I do agree that Camelot sounds like an idiot and his voice is like nails on a chalkboard to me. 

 

I just saw Gamestop is closing about 200 stores, which honestly is something they have needed to do for years now. They just have too many stores on top of each other from when they merged with EB Games. Just by my house alone there are two Gamestop stores literally across the highway from each other. 

 

I'd hate to see Gamestop go so I hope this helps them stick around. Gamestop is no worse than any other corporation and I know myself and several others here have gotten some great deals over the years with Gamestop trade promotions and sales. 



#18107 dyeknom   Now in 2D CAGiversary!   3461 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

Posted 11 September 2019 - 12:38 PM

I just saw Gamestop is closing about 200 stores, which honestly is something they have needed to do for years now. They just have too many stores on top of each other from when they merged with EB Games. Just by my house alone there are two Gamestop stores literally across the highway from each other. .


Did they say close 200 additional or on target to have 200 closed by end of fiscal year. That means two very different things. If they’re “on target” that falls in the initiative that started earlier this year. Not really concerned by that because many of those stores were loss leaders.

#18108 jimbo8574   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   7983 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

Posted 11 September 2019 - 12:44 PM

Digital is continuing to slowly replace physical - plus, Microsoft wants people to get Game Pass so that they are on a recurring billing cycle. Also, I haven't played Gears 5 but if there are loot boxes in the game like in 4 then Microsoft is counting on people essentially gambling on that stuff for skins, characters, etc.

None of that crap in Gears 5.  Campaign is solid.  Well worth $1.08 or so it cost me to upgrade GPU.  Even at $2.16 (2 months for $2) it is still well worth it.  I bought Gears 4 Ultimate when it came out for the full price (ok 20% off Live credit).  Kind of regretted it.  Don't regret just playing Gears 5 on GPU.

 

Game has some issue though so maybe wait a week or so for them to hopefully fix those issues.  



#18109 jimbo8574   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   7983 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

Posted 11 September 2019 - 12:57 PM

 

They still gutting games and selling them as new. As a physical collector its hard to see them go but its like why do we need you either.

 

 

Some people say they do that because people love to hold the cases in their hands and read them before making a purchase.  Perhaps some are like that.  But as more and more people go digital I think more and more people don't need to physically hold a case in their hands before making a decision to buy or not buy a game.  Plenty of online reviews, twitch, youtube etc to help people make up their minds about a game.

 

Add to that online ordering from everyone else that doesn't suck.  Buying games online from Best Buy for delivery or in store pickup is much easier and less nonsense then Game Stop.  For the most part Bestbuy.com works and isn't a constant shit show.  I don't buy a ton of games new anymore but when I do from BB they are there waiting for me when I go to pick them up.  They aren't gutted or sold to someone else who came in before me.  Hopefully I didn't just jinx myself for my BL3 pickup on Friday.  

 

Sucks for those who like much more variety in their games though.  Lots of stuff Best Buy and Amazon doesn't carry that Game Stop does.  I was at Walmart yesterday and they didn't even have Wreckfest.  Didn't seem they even had a spot on the shelf for it for either console.  Target did have it though.

 

But for more mainstream gamers GS seems less and less relevant.  Almost all of my consoles over the years have been purchased from them.  A few from Best Buy but Game Stop usually has a better deal or I have more GS credit.  Both my current consoles were bought at Game Stop.  



#18110 Sonic Boom  

Sonic Boom

Posted 11 September 2019 - 01:08 PM

Didn't Gears of War 5 come out today? Amazed nobody is talking about the guaranteed 59.99 trade credit, unless of course it didn't get it.

 

 

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*Offer expires 9/12/19 for Gears V and 9/15 for Borderlands 3. Offer valid only on Gears 5 and Borderlands 3. Guaranteed trade credit value of $59.99 is maximum net value for game trade. Promotional trade credit does not include tax. Cannot be combined with credit bonus for paid PowerUp Rewards memberships or any other offer. Not valid toward cash trades. Trades must be in full working condition to receive full value. Defective items may be eligible for trade at a lesser value. Trades subject to manager approval. See store associate for details. No dealers. Void where prohibited. GameStop, Inc. reserves the right to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the offer for any reason without notice.



#18111 hauz20   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1035 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

Posted 11 September 2019 - 01:34 PM

Since GameStop is going more and more likely to go tits up, what store credit can you still purchases there with trade-in credit?

#18112 briandadude   Vita + Xbox CAGiversary!   697 Posts   Joined 12.5 Years Ago  

briandadude

Posted 11 September 2019 - 01:45 PM

FYI - I was able to use the $10 off coupon from the website glitch on the Tetris 99/Nintendo Switch Online bundle, making it ~$20 with store pickup. 

 

https://www.gamestop...e/11095361.html



#18113 doc_j88   CAG Vet CAGiversary!   1348 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

Posted 11 September 2019 - 01:45 PM

Since GameStop is going more and more likely to go tits up, what store credit can you still purchases there with trade-in credit?


Nothing. They stopped that about 3 weeks ago

#18114 hauz20   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1035 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

Posted 11 September 2019 - 01:50 PM

Nothing. They stopped that about 3 weeks ago


Balls. I remembered some chatter in here about it, but I was thinking some cards were still able to be purchased. Thanks for the answer, though.

#18115 stringycupps1  

stringycupps1

Posted 11 September 2019 - 01:57 PM

Since GameStop is going more and more likely to go tits up, what store credit can you still purchases there with trade-in credit?

They're not going anywhere anytime soon



#18116 Omni99  

Posted 11 September 2019 - 02:12 PM

Since GameStop is going more and more likely to go tits up, what store credit can you still purchases there with trade-in credit?

Digital gaming, like Steam, PSN and others. Also you can still use your reward certs on Amazon cards at last check, but that may go away soon.



#18117 Omni99  

Posted 11 September 2019 - 02:16 PM

Camelot.. The backwoods, inbred, No shirt, No jews, red pickup truck, tobacco chewing, Tractor riding hillbilly did it to himself because he's that stupid. 

 

Nothing like casually throwing an anti-semitic accusation in there. Why, because he has a southern accent? Are you gonna tell me next that he must hate the gays too? I get that you don't like him but this is just stereotype crap.



#18118 tangytangerine   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4154 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

tangytangerine

Posted 11 September 2019 - 02:41 PM

Did they say close 200 additional or on target to have 200 closed by end of fiscal year. That means two very different things. If they’re “on target” that falls in the initiative that started earlier this year. Not really concerned by that because many of those stores were loss leaders.

It just said they're looking to close 180-200 stores by the end of the fiscal year(Feb. 2020).  It wouldn't surprise me if most of those are mall locations.  Just because of the high rent and relatively low foot traffic compared to other locations.



#18119 315Retro   Westside Wizard CAGiversary!   1338 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

Posted 11 September 2019 - 02:42 PM

I wouldn't be heartbroken if my local gamestop shut down. Since they opened yardsales suck. All the kids trade in their stuff for fortnite/minecraft merch and I don't get to buy it for pennies anymore. God forbid the little monsters go digging in their parents closet and trade in retro stuff.

But it won't. My gamestop is crazy packed. Every time I go in there someone else is there, and before I leave someone else is coming in. And I go at weird times. It's a small town but it's all they've got. I don't think they've ever lost prestige since it opened.

#18120 Sparky01GT  

Sparky01GT

Posted 11 September 2019 - 02:46 PM

For the labor day sale, I did the "pay online, pick up in store" option and used TC on my purchases, and like all online orders, tax was charged. However, TC is not taxed in store in my state, so I asked the associate at the store if they could refund the tax when I went to pick up the orders, and he told me to call customer service. I finally got around to that today, and the rep told me that it's working as expected - tax is charged on all site orders (if the state charges tax) and there was nothing he could do about it.

 

I know some people here had luck getting the tax refunded; how did ya'll go about doing that?

I didn't see anyone else answer you. I think the only ones that got tax refunded were those that did pickup and paid in-store. AFAIK theres no way to get tax refunded from an online order.