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#23401 v0yce   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   422 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 03 January 2020 - 03:37 PM

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#23402 lilman   Only the ordinary. CAGiversary!   4515 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

Posted 03 January 2020 - 03:48 PM

Spoke with an online rep. In regards to my B2G2 order, the two paid games arrived on 12/31, and the two free ones are still awaiting product availability. The rep put me on hold for a while she looked up the status of the two missing games, and she came back saying they are completely oos on these and not sure when they will be available.

 

I asked when would be the last day to return the two paid ones I did receive since I wasn't sure if it was 7 days like they say in store or 30 days like it says online. She said that all pre-owned games have only a 7-day return window. I explained that I don't feel confident that they will be able to fulfill the two free oos games and that, if the oos games do not become available by 1/6, I would go in store to return the paid ones before it is too late to get my money back. I then asked if they would be willing to give me a refund of 50% to turn the deal from B2G2 into B1G1. She wasn't able to do it on her end, but she forwarded the message to a team that could and I should (supposedly) get a response within 24 hours.

 

Most likely I'll be returning the two paid games to store on Monday. A real shame considering they both came with original cases.



#23403 v0yce   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   422 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 03 January 2020 - 03:51 PM

Is there anyway to change the parts of my B2G2 that are still “waiting availability” to in store pick up?

A local store apparently has them in stock.

#23404 Cloudx9  

Posted 03 January 2020 - 04:01 PM

Spoke with an online rep. In regards to my B2G2 order, the two paid games arrived on 12/31, and the two free ones are still awaiting product availability. The rep put me on hold for a while she looked up the status of the two missing games, and she came back saying they are completely oos on these and not sure when they will be available.

I asked when would be the last day to return the two paid ones I did receive since I wasn't sure if it was 7 days like they say in store or 30 days like it says online. She said that all pre-owned games have only a 7-day return window. I explained that I don't feel confident that they will be able to fulfill the two free oos games and that, if the oos games do not become available by 1/6, I would go in store to return the paid ones before it is too late to get my money back. I then asked if they would be willing to give me a refund of 50% to turn the deal from B2G2 into B1G1. She wasn't able to do it on her end, but she forwarded the message to a team that could and I should (supposedly) get a response within 24 hours.

Most likely I'll be returning the two paid games to store on Monday. A real shame considering they both came with original cases.


Does your invoice only show the 2 paid games? Go ahead and return them anyways. GS will likely still send you the 2 free games if they become available and won't charge you for it. I returned a partial order on Monday, got full refund and they shipped me my free game 2 days ago with no additional charges. Apparently the store and online aren't talking to each other, my store manually entered my refund. He also told me to keep the 1 free game I already got since it says free on the invoice lol.

#23405 dohdough   Sum Dum Guy CAGiversary!   6860 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Posted 03 January 2020 - 04:14 PM

Does your invoice only show the 2 paid games? Go ahead and return them anyways. GS will likely still send you the 2 free games if they become available and won't charge you for it. I returned a partial order on Monday, got full refund and they shipped me my free game 2 days ago with no additional charges. Apparently the store and online aren't talking to each other, my store manually entered my refund. He also told me to keep the 1 free game I already got since it says free on the invoice lol.

 

This is YMMV. No go if you get a JD. 



#23406 stringycupps1  

stringycupps1

Posted 03 January 2020 - 04:15 PM

Redbox is getting out of the video game rental business, so no more Redbox flips.

 

https://www.gamespot...e/1100-6472339/

Welcome.  You're almost a month late lol

 

They've been liquidating them for the past few weeks.



#23407 Gamwhiz  

Posted 03 January 2020 - 04:32 PM

Does your invoice only show the 2 paid games? Go ahead and return them anyways. GS will likely still send you the 2 free games if they become available and won't charge you for it. I returned a partial order on Monday, got full refund and they shipped me my free game 2 days ago with no additional charges. Apparently the store and online aren't talking to each other, my store manually entered my refund. He also told me to keep the 1 free game I already got since it says free on the invoice lol.

This is YMMV. No go if you get a JD. 

I don't at all agree at all  - or, if it is YMMV, it's a *very* high mileage average. Dude saying they don't talk to each other is spot-on; they work off packing slip only via manual entry, and even then, they can't know 100% what caused the discount anyway (renewal coupon? PUR cert?) without MAJOR extra digging (if at all?)

 

I used to straight-up try and walk them through returns like this myself (no, seriously, take the extra games, they were part of a promo...); they ALWAYS tell you to just keep them. Be it because of systemic laziness, lack of training, or unofficial policy, I don't know, but it's very consistent. Half the time they'll even fail to adjust pricing based on the packing slip's price. I had a guy just last week who I TOLD "hey, make sure to adjust the price down on these, too"; he just scanned the UPC and left the price as base for the return anyway. Had a double-take checking that at home.

It's very weird and feels skeevy, but it has gotten me to play faster and looser with my purse strings on online orders since I know they're so return-friendly; mitigates their inevitable screwups I'll have to deal with, so it mostly evens out.

 

Either way, guy should 100% go for it; this one's on Gamestop, and if support's not providing a timely solution, he's 100% in the right to return them. If he wants to, he can probably still manually cancel the remaining games awaiting stock; at this point they've put him out due to their own mismanaged inventory, though, so I wouldn't personally judge him if not.



#23408 erikjo  

Posted 03 January 2020 - 04:41 PM

They sent me a free controller that was supposed to come with a console, but the console still hasnt shipped. Price of the controller is 0.00 on packing slip. It is no wonder they are going out of business.

#23409 dohdough   Sum Dum Guy CAGiversary!   6860 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Posted 03 January 2020 - 04:53 PM

I’m not saying don’t go for it, but that it’s not going to work for everyone since my JD called the support line to confirm what the order was.  It’s obviously worth a try and if it fails, go to another store.



#23410 Gamwhiz  

Posted 03 January 2020 - 05:03 PM

I’m not saying don’t go for it, but that it’s not going to work for everyone since my JD called the support line to confirm what the order was.  It’s obviously worth a try and if it fails, go to another store.

Got overcharged on a order according to the packing slips and tried to do a return. The slips add up to b3g1. JD called a manager AND their support line to make sure I wasn't scamming because the invoices had 2 different invoice numbers with the difference being an additional number on the end of one(12345 vs 123456). I understand he's just doing his job, but dude, that $15 of mine you're trying to keep isn't going into your pocket and the company doesn't really give a shit about you.

I get what you're saying; that said, though, quick question - did just the slips show b3g1, or did the amount you paid (on GS.com and your card, if applicable) also show you getting charged? I ask because, in my experience, you might actually have unintentionally scammed them, lol.

 

Basically: there's two variants of packing receipts - a horizontal-oriented one with a big table showing prices and titles, plus some online-site looking logos and info at the top, and a vertical-oriented one that's structured much more like a store receipt. The vertical one's less common, but also prone to errors; frequently, if it's part of a partial shipment, it'll list a price for that item anyway, even if it was, in fact, received for free.

My copy of Star Fox was like that; came free as part of the order (100% sure, as it was the only 18.99 in an order with 3 19.99), was by itself in package with receipt for 18.99, and was confirmed not charged for on my statement.

Not the first time I've noticed it, either; I can totally see someone getting spooked by it, returning all three, and getting 150% of their payment back.

 

If that's indeed representative of your case, and you kept 3 and returned the one, the result  is functionally the same as returning part of a b2g2; it's just the reasoning behind it/the fact that the order """somehow""" came through as b3g1 that might have tripped red flags for the associate. If, however, you got REFUNDED on the one, you came out better than a return would; return = B1G2, refund = B1G3.

Without having checked the price charged to you, though, you'd interpret the return as a B2G1 (bad) and the refund as a B2G2 (good), so I'd think the latter more likely. 



#23411 aircobra   Banned Banned   3802 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

Posted 03 January 2020 - 05:12 PM

They're different packing slips because one comes from the warehouse and the other is from a store. Not sure why you're stating your experience as something that happens commonly. The store slips are far more likely to have errors than the warehouse ones.



#23412 whitereflection   Shake well before serving CAGiversary!   5726 Posts   Joined 16.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 January 2020 - 05:15 PM

If you're lucky to get a seasonal who doesn't care about their job, then yeah, you'll have no issue returning games for the prices listed on the packing slips. But veteran employees will know what's up since they regularly handle online returns, and GS just had literally their biggest sale since, well, ever. They will likely suspect that you bought these games during the B2G2, so maybe they'll let it slide once or twice, but you're pressing your luck if you want more than that. We don't really know how many returns will get you flagged with loss prevention, and since GS historically has been a cash cow, it's better to not be too greedy.

#23413 xplocvo   This space for rent. CAGiversary!   485 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

Posted 03 January 2020 - 05:26 PM

4 for $10 / 4 for $20 is live in Wisconsin. East Madison store has signage up.

#23414 Skititlez   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   90 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 January 2020 - 05:32 PM

Five of my eight games arrive today. Two already arrived last week with generic cases. Can't wait to see what my odds are this time. I'm going to guess it'll be 2 of 5 will have real cases.

#23415 United_Korea   Gunpla Addict CAGiversary!   1198 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

United_Korea

Posted 03 January 2020 - 06:38 PM

When does csac end?

#23416 tru_dog8  

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Posted 03 January 2020 - 06:39 PM

Welcome.  You're almost a month late lol

 

They've been liquidating them for the past few weeks.

With the stealth bump and CSAC, there are some pretty decent flips to be had if your Redbox has stock and your Gamestops take them.   The Crew 2 is a good example.  



#23417 stringycupps1  

stringycupps1

Posted 03 January 2020 - 07:20 PM

With the stealth bump and CSAC, there are some pretty decent flips to be had if your Redbox has stock and your Gamestops take them.   The Crew 2 is a good example.  

Big "if" on that.  Dozens of Redboxes here and they were all cleaned out weeks ago



#23418 sbaker44  

Posted 03 January 2020 - 07:21 PM

If anyone has any Animal Crossings from five below, now would be a good time to trade in

#23419 Davem   Picture was the top google result for my username CAGiversary!   701 Posts   Joined 1.1 Years Ago  

Posted 03 January 2020 - 07:25 PM

Is there anyway to change the parts of my B2G2 that are still “waiting availability” to in store pick up?
A local store apparently has them in stock.

When I mentioned that to the CSR thru email he said store stock wasn’t used to supply online orders and reserved for “local sales” so not sure where they draw their official “availability” from.

I’m still waiting for 2 MK8Ds myself :(

#23420 TheLegendofTyler   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3557 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 January 2020 - 07:37 PM

Just got a stealth bump email, anyone notice any higher values?

#23421 godofwar7  

godofwar7

Posted 03 January 2020 - 07:41 PM

Just got a stealth bump email, anyone notice any higher values?

 

Yep. Their are boomerangs without any buying promos. Would be nice if there were some.

 

 

https://docs.google....t#gid=789385920



#23422 srocky26  

Posted 03 January 2020 - 07:41 PM

Just got a stealth bump email, anyone notice any higher values?

Yes

#23423 Renzler   Dude CAGiversary!   1885 Posts   Joined 2.3 Years Ago  

Posted 03 January 2020 - 07:42 PM

Some games higher. i think i'm going to get trade banned on Monday. I have like 40+ games from the MWT list from b2g2.



#23424 gospelman   Irreducibly Complex CAGiversary!   2789 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 03 January 2020 - 08:07 PM

Some games higher. i think i'm going to get trade banned on Monday. I have like 40+ games from the MWT list from b2g2.

what's the search for the mwt list again?  TiA



#23425 filldoh1   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   207 Posts   Joined 16.4 Years Ago  

Posted 03 January 2020 - 08:12 PM

Some dropped control and nba 2k20 were 20 base yesterday and are now $15

#23426 h2dk  

Posted 03 January 2020 - 08:22 PM

what's the search for the mwt list again?  TiA

mwt1320



#23427 DisGonnaBeGood   But I need tacos! I need them or I will explode. CAGiversary!   3840 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

DisGonnaBeGood

Posted 03 January 2020 - 08:35 PM

Xenoblade 2, Pokken, Arms, and a couple others went up and are $30 base. Good time to use the DBZ promo.

#23428 Freeze Time  

Freeze Time

Posted 03 January 2020 - 08:35 PM

Is there anyway to change the parts of my B2G2 that are still “waiting availability” to in store pick up?

A local store apparently has them in stock.

 

 

When I mentioned that to the CSR thru email he said store stock wasn’t used to supply online orders and reserved for “local sales” so not sure where they draw their official “availability” from.

I’m still waiting for 2 MK8Ds myself :(

I called up a local gamestop and asked him this. After being put on hold for like 5 min, he comes back and tells me pretty much the same thing. Online orders are pulled from a warehouse usually and are different than in store. He says I can buy the game in the store and then cancel the online order but that's the only way. I suppose I can call some other gamestops in my area and see if it's a YMMY thing but I doubt it.



#23429 filldoh1   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   207 Posts   Joined 16.4 Years Ago  

Posted 03 January 2020 - 08:53 PM

Pokémon sword and shield both went down. $30 base now.

#23430 Sqrtl007sqd  

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Posted 03 January 2020 - 08:56 PM

Welp, looks like I'm probably going to go on and get banned as I was hoping to get a stealth bump around the 12th when about $600 comes off of my limit. I wish i knew for certain, much like I'm sure everyone else does, that Elite Pro is going to be finally killed on the 16th as if it wasn't then I would just wait