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The 2022 Gamestop Thread


#5161 Vindicated30.6   LOVE IS LOVE <3 CAG Veteran   95 Posts   Joined 0.5 Years Ago  

Vindicated30.6

Posted 21 June 2022 - 04:54 PM

I just got a PS4 Pro and wanted to grab some of their 4 for $20 games, but the site only discounted the first four. It doesn't say "4 for $20, limit 4." Wonder why it's not allowing me to buy 8?



#5162 DaShaka   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2210 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Posted 21 June 2022 - 04:59 PM

Call a store and ask?


If you don’t want to help the guy just don’t respond? I’ve tried calling 5 stores in my area a few months ago, 3 didn’t answer the phone at all, and not a single store employee had any idea what the current games were that gave the bonus 30%. I finally had to just go in store and have them try 5 different upcoming games until they found one that activated the promo.

#5163 anotherpoorgamer   Bird's Nest Hair CAGiversary!   5707 Posts   Joined 16.6 Years Ago  

anotherpoorgamer

Posted 21 June 2022 - 05:23 PM

I just got a PS4 Pro and wanted to grab some of their 4 for $20 games, but the site only discounted the first four. It doesn't say "4 for $20, limit 4." Wonder why it's not allowing me to buy 8?

Will it give the discount if you split the order into two separate transactions?



#5164 Sparky01GT  

Sparky01GT

Posted 21 June 2022 - 05:31 PM

I just got a PS4 Pro and wanted to grab some of their 4 for $20 games, but the site only discounted the first four. It doesn't say "4 for $20, limit 4." Wonder why it's not allowing me to buy 8?

I've ordered 12 and 16 games before with no issue. Add one more game and see what happens, it may just be that one of your games isnt qualifying (like when a $12.99 game is on sale for $8.99).



#5165 briandadude   Vita + Xbox + Switch CAGiversary!   2044 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

briandadude

Posted 21 June 2022 - 07:10 PM

If you don’t want to help the guy just don’t respond? I’ve tried calling 5 stores in my area a few months ago, 3 didn’t answer the phone at all, and not a single store employee had any idea what the current games were that gave the bonus 30%. I finally had to just go in store and have them try 5 different upcoming games until they found one that activated the promo.


Employees should know because it should be communicated to them. Maybe if enough people call, they will bother to find out.

#5166 Vindicated30.6   LOVE IS LOVE <3 CAG Veteran   95 Posts   Joined 0.5 Years Ago  

Vindicated30.6

Posted 21 June 2022 - 07:23 PM

I've ordered 12 and 16 games before with no issue. Add one more game and see what happens, it may just be that one of your games isnt qualifying (like when a $12.99 game is on sale for $8.99).

That's probably the case. I resorted not just by price but under the link that sorts by eligible titles. There's still quite a few to choose from.



#5167 izembo  

Posted 21 June 2022 - 08:11 PM

Employees should know because it should be communicated to them. Maybe if enough people call, they will bother to find out.

Unfortunately it's generally not.  Current leadership is terrible about communicating anything.  The only way to really find it is digging into the active promos on the old pos system which hardly any employees who know how to do that are still around and it's super clunky, or hoping they update the internal web page with actually having all the active promotions on it.



#5168 BobbyTastic   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   10088 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

BobbyTastic

Posted 22 June 2022 - 02:37 PM

Are the website TIVs still mostly inaccurate or have they fixed the issue?

#5169 hooknsling   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   656 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

hooknsling

Posted 22 June 2022 - 07:35 PM

Are the website TIVs still mostly inaccurate or have they fixed the issue?


Fixed 99%

#5170 Abeja   CAG with No Title CAGiversary!   3205 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

Posted 23 June 2022 - 04:01 AM

Getting $330 in store credit for a $400 PS4 Pro last year is still probably my highlight trade for a long time. Had the system for 6 years and basically paid $70 to play it.

Have a PS5 now, so no worries, but that was a crazy time of desperation for Gamestop.


Yep, dumped my Pro I paid <$300, and my Xbox One S for 220 that i paid $160. Along with some Switches. I got a PS5 thru Playstation not long after that and a Xbox Series S. Hoping theres a decent trade promo for games or a tiered trade for games so I can dump some stuff I dont really play

#5171 Confidance   Just a guy CAGiversary!   1936 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 23 June 2022 - 05:47 AM

The cheapest PS5 bundle at GS will be north of $700. Man Fuck GameStop they’re some bitches for that

#5172 Confidance   Just a guy CAGiversary!   1936 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 23 June 2022 - 05:50 AM

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Smh. I swear I hate them.

#5173 Montybg  

Posted 23 June 2022 - 06:17 AM

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Smh. I swear I hate them.

Idk man. Charging full price for Battlefield in nearly every bundle is pretty cool of them!

#5174 Shugo2540   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   180 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 23 June 2022 - 11:39 AM

Idk man. Charging full price for Battlefield in nearly every bundle is pretty cool of them!

seeing PS direct stay in stock for over an hour, I was able to get in after the queue had started,
I dont think many will put up with full priced poo game it’s $25 right now but I bet $60 in the bundle.

#5175 Theenternal   CAG got me pregnant CAGiversary!   2552 Posts   Joined 18.6 Years Ago  

Theenternal

Posted 23 June 2022 - 02:02 PM

I just got a PS4 Pro and wanted to grab some of their 4 for $20 games, but the site only discounted the first four. It doesn't say "4 for $20, limit 4." Wonder why it's not allowing me to buy 8?

For some reason there are a few pre-owned games under 9.99 that won't quality for the deal. This is the issue I ran into. So you may have 8 in your cart but only 7 are counting, add a few other titles and see what gets discounted then you can see what game is causing the issue.



#5176 JohnnyCage   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   1265 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

JohnnyCage

Posted 23 June 2022 - 02:05 PM

BF2042 ain't worth the disc it's printed on lol.



#5177 dxironman   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   220 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

dxironman

Posted 23 June 2022 - 02:07 PM

Basically a legal way for them to scalp PS5. What a scummy company.

#5178 Sparky01GT  

Sparky01GT

Posted 23 June 2022 - 03:03 PM

Basically a legal way for them to scalp PS5. What a scummy company.

There is no "illegal" way to scalp a PS5.  I'm guessing the only reason they dont sell the PS5 by itself for $700+ is because Sony won't let them. 



#5179 intoxicated662  

intoxicated662

Posted 23 June 2022 - 03:11 PM

What’s to stop you from returning any of the included product(s) though? There’s probably a * somewhere there stating everything has to be returned all together if so but I could have sworn I saw someone say a while back they were to return bundled items separately anyways. Thoughts?

#5180 DeskLaser   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   871 Posts   Joined 18.0 Years Ago  

Posted 23 June 2022 - 03:16 PM

Bundles stop all the scalpers from buying their stock out before you have a chance to and it’s not like you were never going to get any games or anything for it anyways. Grow up.

#5181 Sparky01GT  

Sparky01GT

Posted 23 June 2022 - 05:15 PM

Bundles stop all the scalpers from buying their stock out before you have a chance to and it’s not like you were never going to get any games or anything for it anyways. Grow up.

Ahhh yes, buying things I dont want, at higher than normal prices. You've really captured the essence of what it means to be a CheapAssGamer.



#5182 anotherpoorgamer   Bird's Nest Hair CAGiversary!   5707 Posts   Joined 16.6 Years Ago  

anotherpoorgamer

Posted 23 June 2022 - 05:32 PM

I don't know.  Those "Alternate Bundles" don't seem so bad, if it is only $500 plus the gift cards or $550 for the Horizon bundle and the gift cards.



#5183 DarkGamer11   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   554 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

DarkGamer11

Posted 23 June 2022 - 05:37 PM

Unfortunately it's generally not.  Current leadership is terrible about communicating anything.  The only way to really find it is digging into the active promos on the old pos system which hardly any employees who know how to do that are still around and it's super clunky, or hoping they update the internal web page with actually having all the active promotions on it.

The other day I asked what pre-orders I could trade towards for the extra 30% and the associate literally said "They don't really communicate that stuff to us".



#5184 blueweltall   Kill the Batman CAGiversary!   7990 Posts   Joined 18.1 Years Ago  

blueweltall

Posted 23 June 2022 - 05:49 PM

Reggie Fils Aime didn't get information either when he was on the board.

#5185 intoxicated662  

intoxicated662

Posted 23 June 2022 - 06:30 PM

Bundles stop all the scalpers from buying their stock out before you have a chance to and it’s not like you were never going to get any games or anything for it anyways. Grow up.


You do realize not everyone buys disc games anymore, right? I only buy digital and am the only person who would use the ps5 in my home. Therefore, do not need a 2nd controller much less the dual charging station. However, some of the other bundles with gift cards/PlayStation store credit are okay. Think differently..

#5186 DeskLaser   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   871 Posts   Joined 18.0 Years Ago  

Posted 23 June 2022 - 07:56 PM

You do realize not everyone buys disc games anymore, right? I only buy digital and am the only person who would use the ps5 in my home. Therefore, do not need a 2nd controller much less the dual charging station. However, some of the other bundles with gift cards/PlayStation store credit are okay. Think differently..

Blame the American society that makes retailers have to do this. We have a culture so ingrained within us to take advantage of everyone else as much as possible for the scalpers to exist to begin with and the dumbass public that continues to buy from them in order to enable them. If there were no bundles there would just be stories of someone bringing a group of people with them just to buy out all the consoles each right at the beginning of the line, then nobody gets to have any. It may not be ideal but it’s the best thing you can do with people how they are.

Secondly, trust me, you are going to want to have a second controller ready and charged if you play long sessions at a time. The battery life on those are not the longest.

#5187 beenaround  

beenaround

Posted 23 June 2022 - 08:05 PM

Blame the American society that makes retailers have to do this. We have a culture so ingrained within us to take advantage of everyone else as much as possible for the scalpers to exist to begin with and the dumbass public that continues to buy from them in order to enable them. If there were no bundles there would just be stories of someone bringing a group of people with them just to buy out all the consoles each right at the beginning of the line, then nobody gets to have any. It may not be ideal but it’s the best thing you can do with people how they are.

Secondly, trust me, you are going to want to have a second controller ready and charged if you play long sessions at a time. The battery life on those are not the longest.


Nobody who buys consoles in large numbers is selling them in the USA, nice try though.

#5188 intoxicated662  

intoxicated662

Posted 23 June 2022 - 08:08 PM

I wouldn’t mind a bundle, don’t get me wrong. But pushing battlefield 2042 onto people in that bundle is a no go they know it’s current value has dropped significantly and want to clear stock. If they were to say, buy this bundle and controller enthusiast charge station and choose 3 games valued at $59.99 each or less that would be fine and win more people over. I don’t care for elden ring, battlefield 2042 or most of the games but to each their own. Give customers some more choice(s) to mix and match. Now that I think about it, spare controller to use on the go isn’t a bad idea.

#5189 Daniel_Shadow170  

Daniel_Shadow170

Posted 23 June 2022 - 08:30 PM

Nobody who buys consoles in large numbers is selling them in the USA, nice try though.


Partly true. We send alot of our switches to Cuba

#5190 briandadude   Vita + Xbox + Switch CAGiversary!   2044 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

briandadude

Posted 23 June 2022 - 11:31 PM

The other day I asked what pre-orders I could trade towards for the extra 30% and the associate literally said "They don't really communicate that stuff to us".


I believe it and it sounds hilarious. Companies have promotions to drive more business they wouldn’t get without the promotion existing. However, now they are giving more trade credit without promoting it. That’s like buying ice cream at the store and it ringing up a couple dollars cheaper than what you thought. The customer was willing to pay full price for the ice cream but now they get it cheaper based on sheer luck. Makes no business sense.