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Gamestop Flash Sale 6/24-6/25, Buy any new game $29.99+, and get 50% off any pre-owned game

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#1 Squarehard   Nyaa~ CAGiversary!   21175 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

Posted 24 June 2020 - 05:28 AM

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"Buy Any New Software $29.99 or More & Save 50% Off Any Pre-Owned Software!"



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

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Posted 24 June 2020 - 12:10 PM

Not the worst deal if you actually wanted something like the (supposedly rough) Spongebob remaster and another higher-priced game. Threw it in my cart along with FFVII Remake, total was a little over $60 shipped. I'm sure you could return the SB game in store even you wanted to (and it sounds like you'll probably want to).



#3 topchief1   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   474 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 June 2020 - 12:13 PM

If you could get more than 1 game discounted, it might have been worth it, but it's already a crap shoot when you buy a "new" game, as well as when you buy a retro game, and it's just not worth it for me

#4 BobbyTastic   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9073 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 June 2020 - 12:50 PM

I guess they're real desperate to clear out that pre-owned stock.

#5 kill3r7   MiNd ThE GaP CAGiversary!   4650 Posts   Joined 15.6 Years Ago  

Posted 24 June 2020 - 01:20 PM

I guess they're real desperate to clear out that pre-owned stock.


GS needs to generate revenue (hopefully some profit) by any means necessary. These pre-owned sales recently have to be eating into whatever profit margins they might have once had.

#6 Vinny   Bang, bang... pew... CAGiversary!   23448 Posts   Joined 16.0 Years Ago  

Posted 24 June 2020 - 03:04 PM

I've been thinking about picking up Animal Crossing... maybe I'll give this sale a shot. Animal Crossing + used Xenoblade Def, would work out to about $88. I wonder if I can use my monthly PUR code, which would also help. 

 

Nevermind on that plan, no stores within 100 miles of me have Xeno Def pre-owned. Also checked if any store had AC pre-owned, nope.:-/ 



#7 paulwekiva   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   747 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

Posted 24 June 2020 - 03:18 PM

So best scenario has you (in a way) get a free NEW $30 game with the purchase of a newer PRE-OWNED game that you really want ($55 - LOU2, Animal Crossing, etc.).

 

It is extremely likely you wouldn't be able to return the new game without returning the pre-owned game as well.



#8 The Masked Heel  

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Posted 24 June 2020 - 03:20 PM

 

 

It is extremely likely you wouldn't be able to return the new game without returning the pre-owned game as well.

....why?



#9 gospelman   Irreducibly Complex CAGiversary!   2675 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Posted 24 June 2020 - 03:22 PM

It is extremely likely you wouldn't be able to return the new game without returning the pre-owned game as well.

Nah, as long as they are on separate packing slips.  Some pretty obvious ways to ensure this.



#10 BudzMcGee   GalaxyofGeek.com CAGiversary!   3800 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Posted 24 June 2020 - 03:41 PM

Looks like this works with pre-orders as well. So if you were thinking of pre-ordering something like Paper Mario it's a nice bonus.  Nevermind, misread something in my cart. Doesn't work with pre-orders. 



#11 Davem   Picture was the top google result for my username CAG Veteran   605 Posts   Joined 1.0 Years Ago  

Posted 24 June 2020 - 03:45 PM

Not the worst deal if you actually wanted something like the (supposedly rough) Spongebob remaster and another higher-priced game. Threw it in my cart along with FFVII Remake, total was a little over $60 shipped. I'm sure you could return the SB game in store even you wanted to (and it sounds like you'll probably want to).

FFVII is probably the best pre-owned title available online to get with this deal. If you locked in 2x 48.11 Amazon TIV, it would be a mediocre flip!

 

And yea, I also considered Spongebob - looks ok graphically, but the reviews were terrible.  :oldman:



#12 Estuche   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   60 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

Posted 24 June 2020 - 04:02 PM

Weasel deal alert: games priced at $40+ OR 29.97 (yes, ninety-seven), can't stand that BS...



#13 walletandgromice   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1061 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 June 2020 - 04:07 PM

BEST deal:

Tetris 99+12mo NSO is $29.99 new

Add Links Awakening etc and your total with tax is+/- $60

#14 BobbyTastic   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9073 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 June 2020 - 04:12 PM

I considered that but it's MSRP and the $10 Tetris DLC is on the cart which is annoying for a F2P download game that's meant to be played in short bursts.

#15 walletandgromice   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1061 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 June 2020 - 04:54 PM

I considered that but it's MSRP and the $10 Tetris DLC is on the cart which is annoying for a F2P download game that's meant to be played in short bursts.


Right. It's MSRP but on two items that almost never go on sale, and you need to buy something new to get the deal.

My rationale for paying $10 for Tetris is not that it's a free to play game with $10 DLC, rather it's a $10 game that has a limited free trial. Also, it's Tetris. I cannot even vein to count the number of times I've bought Tetris....

#16 BobbyTastic   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9073 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 June 2020 - 05:16 PM

I don't have a problem with buying the DLC. It just sucks you have to have the cart in to play it.

#17 walletandgromice   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1061 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 June 2020 - 05:17 PM

I don't have a problem with buying the DLC. It just sucks you have to have the cart in to play it.


Wow. I 100% missed your point. It stinks that it's on a cart. I hadn't realized. I thought I would just be getting two digital codes.

#18 TheLegendofTyler   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3446 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 June 2020 - 05:54 PM

The fear of getting a "new" copy of Tetris that is opened is a concern for me, maybe they forget to put the codes back in the box.

#19 NoThanksBro   Vampire Killer CAGiversary!   380 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 June 2020 - 06:30 PM

Doesn't work with pre-orders. =(

 

I wanted to get Paper Mario Origami King (which for some reason I thought was already out -- but it's not) and something used.

 

Oh well.



#20 walletandgromice   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1061 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 June 2020 - 06:33 PM

The fear of getting a "new" copy of Tetris that is opened is a concern for me, maybe they forget to put the codes back in the box.


Oh goodness ... That didn't even occur to me! What have I done??

#21 TheLegendofTyler   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3446 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 June 2020 - 07:24 PM

Oh goodness ... That didn't even occur to me! What have I done??


I rolled the dice and ordered one with Tokyo mirage sessions, but I have had terrible luck with GameStop so I will likely get screwed. Debating doing another order with ni no Kuni and Pokemon sword to play the DLC

#22 BadWaluigi=Luigi  

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Posted 24 June 2020 - 07:53 PM

I guess they're real desperate to clear out that pre-owned stock.

well they're not acting like it lol. any deal that involves first raising prices ain't much of a deal



#23 BudzMcGee   GalaxyofGeek.com CAGiversary!   3800 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Posted 24 June 2020 - 08:17 PM

BEST deal:

Tetris 99+12mo NSO is $29.99 new

Add Links Awakening etc and your total with tax is+/- $60

I considered that but it's MSRP and the $10 Tetris DLC is on the cart which is annoying for a F2P download game that's meant to be played in short bursts.

Right. It's MSRP but on two items that almost never go on sale, and you need to buy something new to get the deal.

My rationale for paying $10 for Tetris is not that it's a free to play game with $10 DLC, rather it's a $10 game that has a limited free trial. Also, it's Tetris. I cannot even vein to count the number of times I've bought Tetris....

Came to mention the same option.  Yes it is MSRP but if paired with a good pre-owned game it's worth it.  I realized that this work with ANY pre-owned game, including some of the really high priced retro games.  I wound up getting $40 off a retro game by basically buying a year of Nintendo online.  I'll take it. 



#24 Pthrilla2  

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Posted 24 June 2020 - 11:34 PM

I bought Mario and Sonic at the 2020 Olympic Games for $39.99 and got Zelda: Link's Awakening for about $27. Two games for 35 + tax works for me.



#25 machinematrix   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   73 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 June 2020 - 02:39 AM

FFVII is probably the best pre-owned title available online to get with this deal. If you locked in 2x 48.11 Amazon TIV, it would be a mediocre flip!

 

And yea, I also considered Spongebob - looks ok graphically, but the reviews were terrible.  :oldman:

I never played Spongebob when it came out like 15 years ago but reviews were okay. I think they mostly just upgraded the graphics and were too lazy to improve much else. Paired with Snipperclips for the Switch for $40.



#26 Davem   Picture was the top google result for my username CAG Veteran   605 Posts   Joined 1.0 Years Ago  

Posted 25 June 2020 - 11:49 AM

I never played Spongebob when it came out like 15 years ago but reviews were okay. I think they mostly just upgraded the graphics and were too lazy to improve much else. Paired with Snipperclips for the Switch for $40.

I went with :switch: Minecraft as it'll still probably trade in to amazon for $20 or so down the road. (on cooldown atm!)

 

My guess is these flash sales will deplete overall inventory of pre-owned that nothing good will be available for the pro-day on Saturday  :shock:



#27 dave auto   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   178 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 June 2020 - 02:08 PM

Does this not apply to new digital games? Just tried to buy a digital
code for Animal Crossing along with a used copy of Witcher III, and I’m not seeing any discount :(
EDIT: yup, the instant I change the order in my cart from a digital copy of Animal Crossing to a physical one, the used copy of Witcher III gets slashed in half. Bummer.
Edit for clarity: what I wanted to do was buy a NEW DIGITAL game, and get a discount on a USED PHYSICAL game. The wording of the sale “all new SOFTWARE $29.99 and up” made it seem like that would work, but it turns out it doesn’t. I usually prefer to buy digital for convenience, but a game like Witcher III I wouldn’t mind having on a cart, especially because they managed to fit all the data into the cartridge itself.

#28 gospelman   Irreducibly Complex CAGiversary!   2675 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Posted 25 June 2020 - 02:13 PM

Does this not apply to new digital games? 

Do they sell used digital games?  :-k 

Digital is a separate category and would not work in this promo.



#29 jrc84  

Posted 25 June 2020 - 03:53 PM

Anyone try multiple games under $29 that combined exceed $29?

#30 Rahxephon91   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   55 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 June 2020 - 07:20 PM

Is this Online Only? I ask because the online store is pretty dumb in that if an item is out of stock(maybe this applies to just new) online, you can't do a in store pick up.