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Gamestop GS Weekly Gamestop Deals Gamestop Thread

#28381 jrc84  

Posted 30 March 2020 - 02:10 PM

Order and pay online.
Go to store.
Call store when youre there, what type and color car youre in even your plate number.
Pop your trunk.
Gamestop employee throws your stuff in trunk. Shuts trunk. Goes inside and washes hands.
Drive home, open trunk get stuff go inside and wash your hands.

Was out yesterday for essential travel and stopped by my preferred GS location since it was on the way. The lot was empty and the only employee there was the manager (SL I guess, has her name on the window). She actually had her little dog in the store with her. I called the store and asked if I could get me $5 reward converted to XB currency, she verified my phone number and asked me to bring my ID to the window. She checked through the glass, went to the register, and came back and handed my the receipt through the door (opened it about 6 inches or so.) Transaction was smooth and we did not have to touch or breath on each other. Makes more sense if GS would let me do that online but whatever. I do not see why it would be a big deal to do a preorder or something that way, and it allows at least some of the employees to work. I imagine they can process shipping orders out of the stores as well. 

 

I was not really worried about the $5 and was not going to put in much effort to get it. I really was just hoping an extra sale or transaction would help out my preferred location. I do miss browsing the stacks and getting the hook up from the drawer inventory. 



#28382 Vinny   Bang, bang... pew... CAGiversary!   23463 Posts   Joined 16.0 Years Ago  

Posted 30 March 2020 - 02:11 PM

I can not figure out if I am video game player or collector. Starting to think scoring the deal is more of a high than playing the game. I tell myself that at least if I get the physical copy I can look at the box on my shelf...but then again, if I get the digital copy and only have to push a button from my couch I might actually play it...

Saying that makes realize I am lucky not to have actual problems...

Ah... I remember that high. When I could leave CAG on in the background, take off of work for 20 minutes to go buy something since I lived in a smaller town and it was easy enough to drive somewhere regardless of time of day. 

 

Vs now, where everything is online and sells out in seconds because someone buys up the entire stock. 



#28383 Davem   Picture was the top google result for my username CAG Veteran   622 Posts   Joined 1.0 Years Ago  

Posted 30 March 2020 - 03:49 PM

I can not figure out if I am video game player or collector. Starting to think scoring the deal is more of a high than playing the game. I tell myself that at least if I get the physical copy I can look at the box on my shelf...but then again, if I get the digital copy and only have to push a button from my couch I might actually play it...

Saying that makes realize I am lucky not to have actual problems...

I'm a video game dad! Only play 2-3 games a year, and collect only PG-13 / Nintendo stuff. Primarily assist on "hard levels" when needed.  Currently the go-to balloon shooter downer.  :twoguns:

 

Example: Going to pickup FF7 Remake, but probably won't play it until part 2+3 comes out. 



#28384 RunningMan  

RunningMan

Posted 30 March 2020 - 03:50 PM

maybe gs had the right idea to try to stay open for curbside pickup-

 

Games Industry Unites to Promote World Health Organization Messages Against COVID-19; Launch #PlayApartTogether Campaign

 

https://apnews.com/B...9a28be188af9744



#28385 mchittumjr  

Posted 30 March 2020 - 04:24 PM

Maryland is shutting down curbside pickup from nonessential businesses tonight at 8pm. I believe this will close all Gamestops in the state?



#28386 DisGonnaBeGood   But I need tacos! I need them or I will explode. CAGiversary!   3821 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

DisGonnaBeGood

Posted 30 March 2020 - 05:03 PM

So looks like all versions of the switch are sold out?

Not necessarily interested in buying, so much as kicking around the idea of selling mine since it's been sitting on my desk since last june. Haven't played a single game on it. Thinking now is as good a time as any, as I figure I can probably sell it for $300 since gamestop isn't taking trades at the moment.

#28387 edison   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   546 Posts   Joined 16.6 Years Ago  

Posted 30 March 2020 - 05:55 PM

Maryland is shutting down curbside pickup from nonessential businesses tonight at 8pm. I believe this will close all Gamestops in the state?

 

Since it's statewide it sounds like it.

 

Here in Kansas our statewide went into effect at 12:01 am this morning. Up until now it had been up to the individual counties, so the GS stores in my town closed last Wednesday (with our counties stay at home). I could however still drive 30 miles to the closest store in another county and they were still doing curbside. It shows via the GS website that the two closest locations 30 miles/43 miles are still open today.



#28388 User65536  

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Posted 30 March 2020 - 07:23 PM

My local GameStop let me pick up Persona 5 Royal today. They said that they were allowed to release the game early.



#28389 jupiterjones   WHAT THE CUSS!?! CAGiversary!   1142 Posts   Joined 15.6 Years Ago  

jupiterjones

Posted 30 March 2020 - 08:02 PM

Maryland is shutting down curbside pickup from nonessential businesses tonight at 8pm. I believe this will close all Gamestops in the state?

Can I Unlike this news? Not that it matters much to me - my only local store is a mall location, which has been closed for over a week. And that's where I have 3 fully paid-off games (Doom/AC/P5R) waiting to be picked up (some day...). It sucks, in a petty "mah gamez" way, but also really sucks for all of the employees that are getting zero money during this crisis.

 

It'll be interesting to see the local landscape once everything returns to "normal" - even the local Denny's might be closing for good due to this mess (at least per the local scuttlebutt). A strange new world, indeed.



#28390 bonesawisready   YES! YES! YES! CAGiversary!   1870 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

bonesawisready

Posted 30 March 2020 - 08:02 PM

Maryland is shutting down curbside pickup from nonessential businesses tonight at 8pm. I believe this will close all Gamestops in the state?


Does that shut down restaurants from doing curb side? In get GS, tho I’m sure they’ll find a way to sneak past it

#28391 SunbirdTurbo   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   138 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 30 March 2020 - 08:20 PM

Did anyone see the email about Final Fantasy 7 Remake begin released early in AU and EU regions. Who knows maybe some will ship out early for us in the USA.



#28392 SephirothWF   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1236 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

SephirothWF

Posted 30 March 2020 - 08:45 PM

Hehe thanks GS



#28393 Rudybegga   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   439 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

Posted 30 March 2020 - 08:47 PM

I just got blocked from using the Gamestop website. It asked me to email the owner, include what I was doing, and add a cloudflare ray id. The only thing I was doing was opening windows to used games to buy with the buy 2 get 2 deal. Anyone else have this happen? I'm using mobile. Is this possibly a virus on my phone?

#28394 Jurai  

Posted 30 March 2020 - 08:47 PM

Todays gamestop glitch was great



#28395 SephirothWF   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1236 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

SephirothWF

Posted 30 March 2020 - 08:48 PM

I just got blocked from using the Gamestop website. It asked me to email the owner, include what I was doing, and add a cloudflare ray id. The only thing I was doing was opening windows to used games to buy with the buy 2 get 2 deal. Anyone else have this happen? I'm using mobile. Is this possibly a virus on my phone?

 

lol it's not you. The website is down. We killed it



#28396 paul6   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   431 Posts   Joined 15.8 Years Ago  

Posted 30 March 2020 - 08:49 PM

Apparently there was a temporary glitch where it was taking 50% off everything.  I saw a Reddit post about it, and a few minutes later Gamestop shut down the website.



#28397 Lithium Flower   Just about to bloom CAG in Training   39 Posts   Joined 2.2 Years Ago  

Lithium Flower

Posted 30 March 2020 - 08:51 PM

I just got blocked from using the Gamestop website. It asked me to email the owner, include what I was doing, and add a cloudflare ray id. The only thing I was doing was opening windows to used games to buy with the buy 2 get 2 deal. Anyone else have this happen? I'm using mobile. Is this possibly a virus on my phone?

I was browsing the PC section when I was also banned. I did add Judgment, the new Xenoblade, and Animal Crossing to my cart to see if the glitched "discount" would work on all of them but I was sure everything would be cancelled anyway. 

 

edit: Oh, they took it down lol.



#28398 Jurai  

Posted 30 March 2020 - 08:51 PM

Apparently there was a temporary glitch where it was taking 50% off everything.  I saw a Reddit post about it, and a few minutes later Gamestop shut down the website.

 

it was live for like 40 minutes at least, ordered a $160 switch, 2 x $30 animal crossing, $300 of xbox credits for $150, a pokeball 2ds, etc



#28399 SephirothWF   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1236 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

SephirothWF

Posted 30 March 2020 - 09:00 PM

Only got $150 Xbox GC for $75 and Animal Crossing for $30 and Tokyo Mirage Session for $30. Too much time waiting for Amazon. Would have grabbed a Switch Lite or New 2DS XL if I could have.



#28400 MEguy11  

Posted 30 March 2020 - 09:06 PM

I've been waiting on the switch to restock because I definitely want the docking function, but I'd probably bite the bullet on the lite for $100

#28401 SephirothWF   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1236 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

SephirothWF

Posted 30 March 2020 - 09:08 PM

I got my Xbox codes on the confirmation page after finalizing my order. Then they were emailed to me again 20 mintues later.



#28402 bige562   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   496 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

Posted 30 March 2020 - 09:09 PM

it was live for like 40 minutes at least, ordered a $160 switch, 2 x $30 animal crossing, $300 of xbox credits for $150, a pokeball 2ds, etc

Thanks for letting us know.



#28403 SephirothWF   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1236 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

SephirothWF

Posted 30 March 2020 - 09:12 PM

Thanks for letting us know.

 

There's a reason it died once it went on Slickdeals.



#28404 Vigilante   poyo CAGiversary!   37651 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 30 March 2020 - 09:13 PM

it was live for like 40 minutes at least, ordered a $160 switch, 2 x $30 animal crossing, $300 of xbox credits for $150, a pokeball 2ds, etc

Pics?



#28405 User65536  

User65536

Posted 30 March 2020 - 09:21 PM

it was live for like 40 minutes at least, ordered a $160 switch, 2 x $30 animal crossing, $300 of xbox credits for $150, a pokeball 2ds, etc

 

From my experience, they're not going to honor the physical items unless you used BOPS. $300 in Xbox credits for $150 is a steal, though. 



#28406 ThatOneGuyWho   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   6838 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

ThatOneGuyWho

Posted 30 March 2020 - 09:23 PM

From the glitches I've gotten from Gamestop, majority were honored. But I've never seen them cut off their entire website so who knows.



#28407 SephirothWF   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1236 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

SephirothWF

Posted 30 March 2020 - 09:24 PM

From my experience, they're not going to honor the physical items unless you used BOPS. $300 in Xbox credits for $150 is a steal, though. 

 

Preparing for shipment. Fingers crossed.



#28408 Jurai  

Posted 30 March 2020 - 09:24 PM

Thanks for letting us know.

 

not my job, anytime I share a gamestop deal here people just get mad at me for sharing :)



#28409 Omni99  

Posted 30 March 2020 - 09:25 PM

From my experience, they're not going to honor the physical items unless you used BOPS. $300 in Xbox credits for $150 is a steal, though. 

I think that might be the case too. I missed this glitch, but I saw a guy on twitter with over 3K of orders put through. Any guess as to how much this latest fiasco is gonna cost them?



#28410 Jurai  

Posted 30 March 2020 - 09:26 PM

Only got $150 Xbox GC for $75 and Animal Crossing for $30 and Tokyo Mirage Session for $30. Too much time waiting for Amazon. Would have grabbed a Switch Lite or New 2DS XL if I could have.

I grabbed the pokeball 2ds xl for $70