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PSA GameStop is changing its pre-order refund policy


#1 Mishimaryu   EWGF! (f,N~d~d/f+2) CAGiversary!   1455 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 10:57 PM

If you want to get your money back for a pre-order you’ve placed, you’ll have 30 days after the launch of the game to get a full cash refund. After 30 days, you’ll get store credit.



#2 Xellos2099   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3295 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Posted 10 February 2019 - 11:00 PM

Which is an non issiue at al if u preorder with credit right



#3 sirtintly  

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 11:02 PM

Who waits 30 days or more to pick up a game they preordered?



#4 bappt   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   741 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

Posted 10 February 2019 - 11:04 PM

Who waits 30 days or more to pick up a game they preordered?

Some guy came up with an idea to use Gamestop as a bank by preordering things. 



#5 spug21   professor cheap cheap CAGiversary!   254 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

Posted 10 February 2019 - 11:09 PM

Isn't this the same at every retailer?

#6 Rodster   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1833 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

Posted 10 February 2019 - 11:13 PM

Who waits 30 days or more to pick up a game they preordered?

 

The bigger question is, who even pre-orders anymore? The trend is digital delivery and even if someone pre-orders there’s a good chance the price will drop within 2-3 weeks of release. The last time I pre-ordered a game was in 2008.



#7 ShadowAssassin   #TTP CAGiversary!   4323 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 11:50 PM

Last ditch effort by them to pocket some cash knowing the company is going under soon and when the stores shutdown there will be unspent store credit on people’s accounts.

#8 ar4757   Makoto x Joker is canon CAGiversary!   907 Posts   Joined 4.7 Years Ago  

Posted 10 February 2019 - 11:56 PM

The bigger question is, who even pre-orders anymore? The trend is digital delivery and even if someone pre-orders there’s a good chance the price will drop within 2-3 weeks of release. The last time I pre-ordered a game was in 2008.

 

someone doesn't have GCU



#9 62t   Zune Duck! CAGiversary!   19940 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

Posted 11 February 2019 - 12:01 AM

The bigger question is, who even pre-orders anymore? The trend is digital delivery and even if someone pre-orders there’s a good chance the price will drop within 2-3 weeks of release. The last time I pre-ordered a game was in 2008.

People who cares about preorder bonus



#10 dontBlink86  

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 12:16 AM

Non-issue. My preorders at Gamestop for are either done with trade credit anyway or if I spend cash it is for something exclusive to them that I want like the Sekiro limited edition statue

#11 Donut2922   Read the OP! CAGiversary!   10087 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

Posted 11 February 2019 - 12:34 AM

The bigger question is, who even pre-orders anymore? The trend is digital delivery and even if someone pre-orders there’s a good chance the price will drop within 2-3 weeks of release. The last time I pre-ordered a game was in 2008.


lol wtf

#12 tangytangerine   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3983 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 12:53 AM

Sounds like a cash-crunching way of changing their policy.   Maybe the lenders that were looking into the company found something that we don't know about that's about to come due?

 

 

lol wtf

Yeah, someone doesn't understand that people still pre-order physical copies so they have a hard copy of it and can resell it down the road if they want. 



#13 daring  

Posted 11 February 2019 - 01:13 AM

Some guy came up with an idea to use Gamestop as a bank by preordering things. 

IIRC, wasn't that IATCG....  :wall:



#14 ritchardf  

Posted 11 February 2019 - 01:15 AM

sounds like they are just getting rid of a liability. probably a bunch of old forgotten accounts with $5 here and there, adds up after a few thousand people do it.



#15 ROCStorm  

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 03:19 AM

Who waits 30 days or more to pick up a game they preordered?

Take for instance, something happens and you can't get to a gamestop like a hospitialization or something serious.  If you're on meds, you may not remember you have something preordered.  Things happen where that can happen.



#16 sonicguile  

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 03:38 AM

I don't see an issue here.  For any reason you don't pickup your preorder, it will be credit instead of cash.  First off, it is only 5 bucks down to preorder a game.  I don't see any reason to pay off or put any more than 5 bucks.   So if the 5 bucks goes to credit if you don't pick up after 30 days, it is NO BIG deal.   



#17 rydall   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   76 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

Posted 11 February 2019 - 03:55 AM

The bigger question is, who even pre-orders anymore? The trend is digital delivery and even if someone pre-orders there’s a good chance the price will drop within 2-3 weeks of release. The last time I pre-ordered a game was in 2008.


I pre order collectors editions and Funko pops from GameStop. Because they only get the exact amount to cover thier pre orders. Sometimes I'll do standard editions if the pre order bonus is cool enough.

#18 Rick Astley  

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 04:10 AM

After reading the title, I was about to say, they’ll charge you for the pre order bonuses if u return a pre order

#19 The Questyen   Guess I'll just stumble on home to my cats CAGiversary!   2532 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 04:16 AM

Take for instance, something happens and you can't get to a gamestop like a hospitialization or something serious.  If you're on meds, you may not remember you have something preordered.  Things happen where that can happen.

Yeah that probably accounts for .001% of all preorders where they aren't picked up so let's try an answer that happens on a regular basis.



#20 LonelyBacteria  

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 05:00 AM

PSA: no one cares

#21 Yu Narukami  

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 05:36 AM

F.uck off and die, Gamestop.



#22 RunningMan  

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 08:03 AM

I don't see an issue here.  For any reason you don't pickup your preorder, it will be credit instead of cash.  First off, it is only 5 bucks down to preorder a game.  I don't see any reason to pay off or put any more than 5 bucks.   So if the 5 bucks goes to credit if you don't pick up after 30 days, it is NO BIG deal.   

it is only 5 bucks it is NO BIG deal. 



#23 EYEL1NER   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2014 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

Posted 11 February 2019 - 11:43 AM

I put $5 down and pre-ordered a game last Feb and never went in and got it (Dynasty Warriors 9 for the steelbook). Wonder if I could still get my $5 back from that. Credit doesn't bother me because I'd probably just turn around and use it on Driveclub. I'll have to stop in sometime soon and ask when I'm by the one I went to next...

#24 looserattledgamer  

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 11:56 AM

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IZ THE DEAL ?

#25 Stridix   IT"S OVER 9000!!! CAGiversary!   186 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

Posted 11 February 2019 - 12:33 PM

W
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IZ THE DEAL ?

The deal is not to use your hard-earned money at GameStop



#26 ck0  

Posted 11 February 2019 - 01:17 PM

If this is same as trade-in credit, then it's even better for me.  Since I don't get taxed on that. 

 

Gamestop would be like a bank.  "Deposit" $60 in there for 30 days, and save 8% off that next game (in the form of not having to pay tax).  

 

A savings of about $5.

 

I wouldn't likely do that tho, since I'm too lazy to go up there and preorder just to save $5.  And $60 could be needed somewhere else.



#27 intelligentidiot   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   795 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 05:04 PM

If this is same as trade-in credit, then it's even better for me.  Since I don't get taxed on that. 

 

Gamestop would be like a bank.  "Deposit" $60 in there for 30 days, and save 8% off that next game (in the form of not having to pay tax).  

 

A savings of about $5.

 

I wouldn't likely do that tho, since I'm too lazy to go up there and preorder just to save $5.  And $60 could be needed somewhere else.

It would likely be a Gift Card, not Trade Credit, unless perhaps if you originally paid with Trade Credit, so likely would still be taxed if applicable.



#28 lionheart059   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   446 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 05:42 PM

Can confirm I'm one of the scoundrels who had preorders out there for 30+ days that I hadn't picked up for a number of reasons.  It didn't help that I could only cancel it from the store it was reserved at, and there are 5 within a handful of miles of my house.

 

From what I understand from the myriad articles, it stemmed from GS Corporate making employees push hard for preorders on every transaction.  People would put the $5 down to shut them up (or help them out, because quotas), and then forget to go back and cancel it.



#29 xprototypej  

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 07:30 PM

I don't think I've preodered from GS for a long long time... I go to Amazon or BB for the preorders 



#30 wratih9   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   264 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

Posted 11 February 2019 - 08:33 PM

Good to know though that never has been a problem for me as I usually pick up my pre-orders.  

 

As far as to those asking why people pre-order, one of the reasons I do is for niche games that have limited print runs.  There Katamari Damacy: ReRoll is a good example.  I didn't pre-order it since it was released during December and I had other expenses.  I figured I would just grab it in January once my bank account had recovered a bit.  I went to purchase it a couple of weeks ago and it was sold out on Gamestops website and it was going for double retail price on Ebay.  Thankfully Gamestop had another run pop up a week later but there are several smaller games that would not have happened.  If your into physical games that are niche you are better off pre-ordering.