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#21481 Fanboygamer   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   213 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

Fanboygamer

Posted 06 December 2019 - 11:31 PM

Of all the multiple GS stores, I've been to, only 2 ever asked for ID.

The first was to sign up for a PUR (Power Up Rewards) card.

The Second was in a seedy part of another town - the one and only time I went there - I can see why I never had a desire to return - the employees were super cool, but the customers couldn't be bothered to pull their pants all the way up - while playing cheesy Hip Hop at a volume I could hear all the way from the XB1 section to the PS4 & Switch sections I was shopping at.

At the second location, I did challenge them, asking why they needed my ID. They said they would decline the trade if I didn't have an ID.

It's probably one of the locations shutting down next year, as a guess. I suppose the crime / theft rate is bad. I went during the day -)

Every other store I've been to, when I make a transaction, they ask for phone number, I pull out my PUR card, they scan it, and there are no questions regarding an ID. Even stores I've never been to.


Different states and cities have different pawn laws.

#21482 WigBuster   Banned Banned   296 Posts   Joined 1.0 Years Ago  

WigBuster

Posted 06 December 2019 - 11:32 PM

In CA it's always ID AND Fingerprint for all trades.

#21483 Sqrtl007sqd  

Sqrtl007sqd

Posted 06 December 2019 - 11:33 PM

Today I wiped my tears and went back and bought/traded a batch under alt. account. Found out my main account received 30 day trade ban. I asked a manager how did my account get flagged. He told me games bought and sold in the same day(same account) get red flagged. Take it for what its worth. I might do another run today before closing.

Damn, hope mine doesn't get flagged as I did a set of 8 games today. That being said though, I've bought and traded in plenty of games on the same day and have never had a problem with it, so more than likely it was a nosy ass employee who wanted to try and get on the good side of someone. I'm sitting on a ton of Switch games to trade in and I'm waiting for a possible stealth bump next weekend to off load them and I would hate to lose Elite Pro trading for any part of what little time it's left over something like this. 



#21484 Num6xtraDip  

Num6xtraDip

Posted 06 December 2019 - 11:52 PM

In CA it's always ID AND Fingerprint for all trades.

Same here in FL, one county makes me sign 2 papers while the other doesn't but they all ID, fingerprint and take pictures of the items



#21485 keyblader1985   Wait, what? CAGiversary!   3643 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

keyblader1985

Posted 06 December 2019 - 11:53 PM

There was some kind of recent change since the last time I traded anything in, and now in my area you have to not only show ID, but fill out some weird form saying where and when you got the game(s).

#21486 aircobra   Banned Banned   3802 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

Posted 06 December 2019 - 11:54 PM

Stores only ask for Id here if your receiving cash...if your receiving credit it just your number and signature confirming the trade

You'd be wrong.



#21487 Chakius   Banned Banned   303 Posts   Joined 1.1 Years Ago  

Chakius

Posted 06 December 2019 - 11:58 PM

Damn, hope mine doesn't get flagged as I did a set of 8 games today. That being said though, I've bought and traded in plenty of games on the same day and have never had a problem with it, so more than likely it was a nosy ass employee who wanted to try and get on the good side of someone. I'm sitting on a ton of Switch games to trade in and I'm waiting for a possible stealth bump next weekend to off load them and I would hate to lose Elite Pro trading for any part of what little time it's left over something like this. 

Many 1st party Switch games were dropped to $39.99 MSRP during BF.  IMO, once a game is dropped in value for sale, it will NEVER recover.

 

GameStop chose to not discount any titles (and keep the difference on any sales).  But Target, BestBuy, Walmart did discount a bunch.

 

The discounted titles are many (Odyssey, Zelda, Octopath, Kirby, Mario Aces Tennis, Mario Party, Splatoon 2 and several others .. The full list was around page 685 in this thread, written on the Thanksgiving weekend).

 

BUT the titles that did not get cheapened by Nintendo  (and might actually have a price bump), are:

 

Mario Kart 8

Mario Maker 2

Pokemon Shield (++ 35 base already, probably capped)

Pokemon Sword (++ 35 base already, probably capped)

Super Mario U Deluxe

Super Smash

 

Maybe Yoshi's Crafted World too; I can't remember if it was discounted.

 

Other good ones are the Mario Olympic's games, if you can ever grab a used copy.

 

Essentially, IMO, once a game is discounted for BF, it NEVER recovers decent value.  The only way out is lower at that point.

 

If you are expecting a price bump on the games you're holding, you might want to sell sooner than later -- value will likely go down.  Outside Pokemon, the GameStop offer is more than what you can sell them Brand New on EBay (for the Nintendo discounted titles).



#21488 aircobra   Banned Banned   3802 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

Posted 07 December 2019 - 12:02 AM

Many 1st party Switch games were dropped to $29.99 MSRP during BF.  IMO, once a game is dropped in value for sale, it will NEVER recover.

 

GameStop chose to not discount any titles (and keep the difference on any sales).  But Target, BestBuy, Walmart did discount a bunch.

These two things have nothing to do with each other or what the poster is looking to do. What exactly was the point of this?



#21489 Num6xtraDip  

Num6xtraDip

Posted 07 December 2019 - 12:16 AM

I ordered several games for pickup during black Friday weekend and they took 2 days to let me pick up the games, when I took off the sticker price under it was a sticker saying it was on trade hold that was for 6 of 18 games I got, Im glad they didn't cancel my orders and just let me wait



#21490 Chakius   Banned Banned   303 Posts   Joined 1.1 Years Ago  

Chakius

Posted 07 December 2019 - 12:23 AM

These two things have nothing to do with each other or what the poster is looking to do. What exactly was the point of this?

 

I don't expect a price bump on any game that is globally worth less, even if GS chooses to keep the sale price high?

 

I suppose it could happen, I just feel it's unlikely.



#21491 WigBuster   Banned Banned   296 Posts   Joined 1.0 Years Ago  

WigBuster

Posted 07 December 2019 - 12:24 AM

It's pretty ridiculous neither Pro or Cag16 work with the 4 for 20 online.

You also cant search for online availability for whatever reason, so that kills the 4 for 10 online.

#21492 gldndomer  

Posted 07 December 2019 - 12:46 AM

Do reward certs still work on other store gift cards? I tried to get a variable amount Papa John's with a $25 very, and it didn't work. I wasn't sure if none work anymore or if it's just the variable amount ones don't work.

#21493

Guest_ElvisTheGreat_*

Posted 07 December 2019 - 12:56 AM

I got these joy cons from the Best Buy glitch but GS trade in is about $24 for each pair? That's waaaayyy too low.

#21494 Chakius   Banned Banned   303 Posts   Joined 1.1 Years Ago  

Chakius

Posted 07 December 2019 - 01:15 AM

I got these joy cons from the Best Buy glitch but GS trade in is about $24 for each pair? That's waaaayyy too low.

 

If they are grey/grey or blue/red, they are common.

 

May as well sell / trade.  The old colors are not in demand. [reason why BB was selling cheap]

 

You missed the trade bonus last month, +$10 per Joy Con....

 

If they are unopened, I'd take them to a local pawn shop.  You would probably get $30-$40.  Or $10 if it's shady AF.



#21495 MellowSky  

MellowSky

Posted 07 December 2019 - 01:21 AM

A gamestop manager became suspicious of my account and notified the district manager.

A buddy of mine who works at gamestop told me all the stores in a 100 mile radius were on group chat talking about my account.

Think my account will get banned lol?


Well it's been about 3 days and I still have my account. Traded some games in today and no trade ban.

#21496 Zhoutai7218  

Zhoutai7218

Posted 07 December 2019 - 01:29 AM

Warning to those who are flipping with multiple accounts I use my elite pro to purchase and pro accounts for trade in All got the nuke today.

#21497 shinclyde   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   269 Posts   Joined 16.2 Years Ago  

Posted 07 December 2019 - 02:11 AM

Warning to those who are flipping with multiple accounts I use my elite pro to purchase and pro accounts for trade in All got the nuke today.

Is there a way to check online if account has been banned? or you can only tell by going in store?



#21498 dennisb407   Brickseek DN Banned   6245 Posts   Joined 12.5 Years Ago  

Posted 07 December 2019 - 02:16 AM

Warning to those who are flipping with multiple accounts I use my elite pro to purchase and pro accounts for trade in All got the nuke today.

what state? If you don’t mind me asking

#21499 User65536  

User65536

Posted 07 December 2019 - 02:26 AM

Warning to those who are flipping with multiple accounts I use my elite pro to purchase and pro accounts for trade in All got the nuke today.

 

About how much did you trade in in the past 30 days? 



#21500 Bob Dole  

Bob Dole

Posted 07 December 2019 - 02:33 AM

If you have multiple accounts and have used your ID to trade in on any of them your ID will be linked to all those accounts no matter which ones you trade in on.  So if you hit the trade limit it will hit all your accounts that are tied to your ID you used to trade in with.



#21501 Sonic Boom  

Sonic Boom

Posted 07 December 2019 - 02:37 AM

If you have multiple accounts and have used your ID to trade in on any of them your ID will be linked to all those accounts no matter which ones you trade in on.  So if you hit the trade limit it will hit all your accounts that are tied to your ID you used to trade in with.

You just need the right ID and you are good.

 

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#21502 Zhoutai7218  

Zhoutai7218

Posted 07 December 2019 - 02:43 AM

what state? If you don’t mind me asking


PA, We don’t need we need ID for trade in

#21503 Zhoutai7218  

Zhoutai7218

Posted 07 December 2019 - 02:47 AM

Is there a way to check online if account has been banned? or you can only tell by going in store?


On the app if you sign in and on the reward tab where your card and point are it, if you can’t see point and card that a nuked account.

#21504 Zhoutai7218  

Zhoutai7218

Posted 07 December 2019 - 02:51 AM

If you have multiple accounts and have used your ID to trade in on any of them your ID will be linked to all those accounts no matter which ones you trade in on. So if you hit the trade limit it will hit all your accounts that are tied to your ID you used to trade in with.


We don’t need ID to trade in for credit. I purchase only on my Elite pro account, and trade in on 4 different pro accounts to make sure I don’t hit the 5 and don’t think they hit 2k limit, 5/8 of my accounts got nuked

#21505 trclamp  

Posted 07 December 2019 - 03:03 AM

We don’t need ID to trade in for credit. I purchase only on my Elite pro account, and trade in on 4 different pro accounts to make sure I don’t hit the 5 and don’t think they hit 2k limit, 5/8 of my accounts got nuked

Gamestop can also trace your trade credit. Let's say some random junior detective got suspicious and reported you to LP. They may be able to see all the trade credit from your alt accounts were used on your main elite pro account. But you are the first one I've heard that got banned this way.


 



#21506 Zhoutai7218  

Zhoutai7218

Posted 07 December 2019 - 03:10 AM

Gamestop can also trace your trade credit. Let's say some random junior detective got suspicious and reported you to LP. They may be able to see all the trade credit from your alt accounts were used on your main elite pro account. But you are the first one I've heard that got banned this way.


I know which store reported me last night as I was trading in last night a girl say something wrong with my account and went to the back room a few mins later came back and did my trade, I went to trade this morning punch in my number and my account didn’t come up, the kid at the register was trying to lookup my account and show me the screen, when they put ur last name and zip code in all the accounts pop up and they can select one , I can see the rest of my not ban account all with similar email and similar address lol. Told him none are mine and did my trade in without account today lol

#21507 WigBuster   Banned Banned   296 Posts   Joined 1.0 Years Ago  

WigBuster

Posted 07 December 2019 - 03:11 AM

I'm all for flipping for fun now, but if you're using more than 1 account than you absolutely should be banned, for your sake. Find something more productive to do. You cant even buy GCs anymore so no idea why youd want much at GS anyways.

#21508 dennisb407   Brickseek DN Banned   6245 Posts   Joined 12.5 Years Ago  

Posted 07 December 2019 - 03:13 AM

PA, We don’t need we need ID for trade in

That's wild. Im in north Pittsburgh, not too far where the crazy lady dances with the cane in vacant parking lots.  It's probably too cold tonight for her to be jiggin'. You here in P-town my man, if so we can dance with that bih when it warms up



#21509 Zhoutai7218  

Zhoutai7218

Posted 07 December 2019 - 03:23 AM

I'm all for flipping for fun now, but if you're using more than 1 account than you absolutely should be banned, for your sake. Find something more productive to do. You cant even buy GCs anymore so no idea why youd want much at GS anyways.


Free credit from GameStop why not, I use to buy amazon GC after they killed that I found out they still sell other stuff And my kid love buying Roblox GC from them.

#21510 2changz  

Posted 07 December 2019 - 03:31 AM

I only use my trade credit for hobby stuff like Pokémon cards, I have about 1k now and used 1.2k last 2 months so it’s great to have it all back. If valued hold tomorrow might go ham I have a couple more accounts left