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#301 ritchardf  

Posted 29 July 2018 - 04:15 PM

There’s gonna be a new service? St least it’s something. Watch it be gcu but a different name and back to $120

doubtful, people here are kinda delusional. they really think best buy cares that they wont be buying games that they weren't making money on anyway. They threaten to not buy anything else at the store, when really they probably only bought things that were price errors or clearance, so again no loss to best buy. If they did actually shop at best buy, it was because the price was the best there and nobody is going to pay more somewhere else just because of principles.

It's not just people here, the gamestop thread is constantly talking about stealth bumps that never materialize, or completely underwhelm when they do pop up. hopeless optimism i guess.



#302 inky1600   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1635 Posts   Joined 7.8 Years Ago  

Posted 29 July 2018 - 04:29 PM

So in 2020 or 2021? You know they can't wait that long, right?


CAGs have said they have gcu through 2026, 2028. Thanks to the junk phone deal...

#303 Thebacklash   Now Drinking: Minor Case Rye Whiskey - Sherry Cask Finished CAGiversary!   2865 Posts   Joined 5.0 Years Ago  

Thebacklash

Posted 29 July 2018 - 04:38 PM

There’s gonna be a new service? St least it’s something. Watch it be gcu but a different name and back to $120

 

 

doubtful, people here are kinda delusional. they really think best buy cares that they wont be buying games that they weren't making money on anyway. They threaten to not buy anything else at the store, when really they probably only bought things that were price errors or clearance, so again no loss to best buy. If they did actually shop at best buy, it was because the price was the best there and nobody is going to pay more somewhere else just because of principles.

It's not just people here, the gamestop thread is constantly talking about stealth bumps that never materialize, or completely underwhelm when they do pop up. hopeless optimism i guess.

 

When BB (stealth) cancelled GCU, there *was* an official mention of GCU being replaced with something new... (internal memo leak i think?)

However, that was the only mention.

 

 

And BB only created GCU because they were pretty much failing as a business. They needed people in their stores, now that they are in recovery... they think they don't need GCU anymore.

Time will tell, But I will say that since they killed any renewal GCU options I have only purchased 3 games from BB. Used all of my points, and only look at game "deals" anymore there. I used to try and stockpile the points a bit.. now as soon as I have enough i'm looking to spend them.



#304 anotherpoorgamer   Bird's Nest Hair CAGiversary!   5467 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

anotherpoorgamer

Posted 31 July 2018 - 03:09 AM

Ordered Valkyria Revolution: Vanargand Edition on the XB1 and got the vanilla copy.  My local Best Buy only has the PS4 vanilla copy labeled as that particular edition on the shelf.



#305 Abeja   CAG with No Title CAGiversary!   3201 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

Posted 31 July 2018 - 03:10 AM

doubtful, people here are kinda delusional. they really think best buy cares that they wont be buying games that they weren't making money on anyway. They threaten to not buy anything else at the store, when really they probably only bought things that were price errors or clearance, so again no loss to best buy. If they did actually shop at best buy, it was because the price was the best there and nobody is going to pay more somewhere else just because of principles.

It's not just people here, the gamestop thread is constantly talking about stealth bumps that never materialize, or completely underwhelm when they do pop up. hopeless optimism i guess.

I bought a good amount of blu-rays from BB.

 

 

 

 

When BB (stealth) cancelled GCU, there *was* an official mention of GCU being replaced with something new... (internal memo leak i think?)

However, that was the only mention.

 

 

And BB only created GCU because they were pretty much failing as a business. They needed people in their stores, now that they are in recovery... they think they don't need GCU anymore.

Time will tell, But I will say that since they killed any renewal GCU options I have only purchased 3 games from BB. Used all of my points, and only look at game "deals" anymore there. I used to try and stockpile the points a bit.. now as soon as I have enough i'm looking to spend them.

 

Same here. I have limited my buying to almost nothing. Ill be getting Spiderman PS4, and thats about it. No blurays, no games (besides GoW).



#306 gepet0   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1352 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

Posted 31 July 2018 - 10:19 AM

I think the frustrations that goes along with the gcu ending is the lack of clarity.   I had battlezone psvr in my cart a few days ago and gcu applied I forgot to check out and now there is no gcu apply.  

 

The untold part about the gcu is all the employees getting let go just to stay competitive. I am not sure what the future holds fr retail but it doesn't look good.



#307 Kerig   PSForsaken no longer! CAGiversary!   6222 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

Posted 31 July 2018 - 12:05 PM

I think the frustrations that goes along with the gcu ending is the lack of clarity.   I had battlezone psvr in my cart a few days ago and gcu applied I forgot to check out and now there is no gcu apply.


Your GCU must have expired. It's still active and working for those of us who have it still. Not sure what that has to do with clarity other than GCU being a diamond in the retail rough.

#308 7String   7 string rules CAGiversary!   490 Posts   Joined 1.4 Years Ago  

Posted 01 August 2018 - 08:25 PM

Eh I just think you guys are butthurt about the ending of GCU, act all melodramatic about it, and will come running back the moment they have a good sale. Looking at my purchase history with them, I've rarely bought games from them during the summer.

But if you want to cut off your nose to spite your face, go for it.


Mitch, GCU aside, the lackluster sales are constantly repeated, almost like a broken cartwheel app if you will....but who knows, they might be simply testing the waters before regrouping, after all, it was BBY that was butthurt by this site ;) lol

I dont mind as long as there are SOME deals, like Kirby for $32 today :)

#309 BadWaluigi=Luigi  

BadWaluigi=Luigi

Posted 01 August 2018 - 08:43 PM

When GCU was there, sure they didnt make money off games but it resulted me in buying so much expensive tech there. WIthout GCU I wont be in the store tempted to look at the latest tech and will most likely just end up buying elsewhere out of convenience (as opposed to spite or something). We'll have to see how/if this affects them. Personally I think it's a silly move. They've made like 7 grand off of me over the past couple years and most of those purchases were made while being there to look at games. It's kinda weird that so many here seem to be defending BB as if it were their own mother. These are merely superficial business predictions, no need to be salty.



#310 dogwitch  

dogwitch

Posted 03 August 2018 - 07:17 PM

No kidding. What's the market like on a used digital copy of it?

amazon had it for 21 total with tax. if you did the no rush shipping. you got a buck back in credit.