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I got officially blacklisted at EB Games today!


#31 GizmoGC   I love Cheese CAGiversary!   12394 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

Posted 06 July 2006 - 02:23 PM

Solution? Get a friend to do the trading, lol

#32 Daddy   Hardcore Gamer CAGiversary!   750 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

Posted 06 July 2006 - 02:33 PM

JUST A HINT.....there are eb games managers on this site...try PMing your master plans instead of posting....also they do have a 3 time limit on promos. I anally RAPED eb for about $2000 in credit before they changed the policy on trade in for pre order...now you cant cancel...it went like this:

Buy cheap games abour 5 bucks to 9 bucks (red hot volleyball and outlaw golf and such) trade in 4 or 5 get a PSP or PS2 or Xbox game free for a preorder...then when it comes in or before cancel it or return it and put towrds what you want....about a year back or so now....but it was insane...they had the madden deal killer 7...you name it...it was crazy....i was black listed and it was funny....the last time i went to do it they just changed the preorder rules about cancelling or returning them. This wasnt as bad as yours as i wasnt buying there games to return them right back but they hated me either way and it was pretty unfair. i did go to multiple Eb's but i am also one of there best customers as well. So in essense i give them alot of my money i just got some of it back thats all

PS- My profit was about 45 bucks on each set.....i did about 40 sets, and the time was easy a friend gave me the list of PO games (yes they pulled the PO games list off the site around the same time they stopped the cancel preorder deals) and gas...well I have 6 eb's within 5 miles of me. I made alot of ROI baby


I think the funniest part is mine was not illegal or dishonest...they wanted games, i gave them games and put them towards there deal....what would have been bad is if I took half the credit for cash, but im getting games either way so it wasnt worth it. i just find the whole thing funny and so does my friend who runs an eb.....they dont like to lose apparently

#33 mykevermin   Queen of Scotland CAGiversary!   37011 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

Posted 06 July 2006 - 02:40 PM

Though I don't care for retail schmucks very much, I respect the fact that you didn't throw a temper tantrum to the clerks about being blacklisted.

We have a great number of grown-up five year olds who would prefer kicking and screaming because they couldn't trade in a copy of fuckin' "Black and Bruised" than acting like an adult. Kudos to you.

#34 Daddy   Hardcore Gamer CAGiversary!   750 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

Posted 06 July 2006 - 02:50 PM

Yeah i smiled at them i knew i had it made and they hated me for it b//c they couldnt do it themselves...a couple of places were like "damn thats awesome!"

#35 mykevermin   Queen of Scotland CAGiversary!   37011 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

Posted 06 July 2006 - 02:57 PM

Actually, I was referring to the OP.

I stopped reading your post once I saw that "anal rape" was being used as a literary witticism, as if it were (1) creative or (2) tasteful.

#36 the3rdkey   Foot Cheap Ass CAGiversary!   1870 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 06 July 2006 - 03:35 PM

You stuck it to the video game man. I salute you.

#37 Daddy   Hardcore Gamer CAGiversary!   750 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

Posted 06 July 2006 - 03:42 PM

Actually, I was referring to the OP.

I stopped reading your post once I saw that "anal rape" was being used as a literary witticism, as if it were (1) creative or (2) tasteful.


Sorry thats the "gamer" part of me talking...to much GRAW as of late...bahbah...either way Mr. rogers Eb got "pwned" lol

#38 SaraAB   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5447 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 06 July 2006 - 04:38 PM

You dont have to waste gas to see whats in stock in a store, all you do is go to gamestop.com and use the store locater on the game you are looking for, it updates within an hour of each game being sold (i tested it) so its very reliable.

It sounds like they had a problem with you buying the games at ebgames and trading them in at the same chain, i traded in many multiple copies of games from the kmart sales and i have not had a problem yet, i did open my games and i did actually play some of them, i never tried to trade in something that was in shrinkwrap. This really is their fault and there must be some pretty stupid people running ebgames right now on the higher ups side of things (above the district manager) because if intelligent people were running the corporation they would have closed the obvious loophole somehow.

But congrats, you sucessfully beat the system!!!! This is for everytime ebgames sold you a game with a million stickers on it, for every time they tried to sell you a used game as new, for every time they gave you a so-called display copy of a game that the employees have either played in the store or taken home and played, for everytime they stickered up the packaging on your supposedly new game... etc. I do applaud you for not acting like a 5 year old and punching the clerks and stuff, what i think you should do is try to sort things out with the district manager, explain that this was an obvious loophole in the system and that you were not doing anything illegal, essentially you were just doing the deal legally. If they see that you are a cool, calm and rational person they might just change their mind, also if they dont, call them out on some of the above stuff, ask them why they sell games as display copies, and why they sell used games as new, you know they are doing it, so call them out on it, show them that the district manager and their employees are not perfect either, be sure to call them out on the whole "display copy" game fiasco, and state that you know the employees take the games home and play them or play them in the store on the store systems, tell them that you have bought gba games that were supposedly new that already had save data on them etc...

If you cant get hold of the district manager you can go to www.gamestopfeedback.com (i am sure you have a reciept from a recent ebgames purchase), explain the situation and request a reply from the manager.

#39 Daddy   Hardcore Gamer CAGiversary!   750 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

Posted 06 July 2006 - 05:01 PM

The trade back the games you just bought things I can see being bad, but to stop you from trading games in each day is plain ridiculous

#40 Vinny   Bang, bang... pew... CAGiversary!   22402 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

Posted 06 July 2006 - 05:02 PM

While it still does require willful action on the corporations part, they usually do care. I recently complained to the BBB for a graphics card company that didn't honor my rebate cause it was "2 days late". I tend to stay away from mail in rebates because they are a scam but anyhoo. Complained to the BBB and by the end of the week I had an email from the company telling me they will honor it.



I too feel that the BBB must hold some power... I used to complain though emails all the time before (didn't care to be kept on hold) and I never got replies. Then, I mentioned the BBB on two occasions (one for GS and the other to CompUSA). The DM from GS actually called me and asked me what he'd like me to do (an employee lied to me about a product). And with CompUSA, the manager emailed me back saying that she'd price match my item if I bought the receipt back to the store.

#41 Broccoli Storm   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   901 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 July 2006 - 05:16 PM

This reminds me of what I did with Blockbuster last summer...One day, I was in there right when the trade in 3 get any used game for $5 deal started, and I noticed that there were a bunch of refurbished games. Most of them weren't anything special, but there were a few God of Wars, Fight Nights, and Midnight Dub whatever it's called. They were also having the buy 2 get 1 free sale going on...so, I bought all of them, and started trading them in right away for the games...after I traded in about 3 sets, the district manager actually called my house and told me that she was going to call the police on me the next day. I calmly explained to her that this was not against the trading guidelines and she just got even angrier and told me to wait until tomorrow because I was going to be arrested for sure.

She called me the next day saying she had spoken to the loss prevention department of the company and that what I was doing was perfectly legal and ok. She apologized and told me that what I was doing was sneaky, but smart. Just to rub it in, I went back there and traded about 9 or 10 copies of each.

In the end, I ended up with a little over a thousand dollars in credit plus a bunch of good pre-owned games.

The moral of the story is, every time any store has a deal that gets exploited, the store always blames you for doing something horrible. These things are not hard for BB or GS or EB to fix. Just add a few extra conditions to the deal, and it's done with. If they don't want to get screwed, they shouldn't put themselves in the position to do so in the first place.

#42 Bears0492   Beast CAGiversary!   545 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

Posted 06 July 2006 - 05:33 PM

I tried that.. but then my GS said that the game u trade in has to be 29.99 or more in store.. THOSE FUC*ERS!

#43 noodles   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   96 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

Posted 06 July 2006 - 05:48 PM

Actually, I was referring to the OP.

I stopped reading your post once I saw that "anal rape" was being used as a literary witticism, as if it were (1) creative or (2) tasteful.


best.post.ever. :applause:

#44 Daddy   Hardcore Gamer CAGiversary!   750 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

Posted 06 July 2006 - 05:51 PM

best.post.ever. :applause:


Considering youve only been on here for maybe 2 weeks thats funny

#45 noodles   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   96 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

Posted 06 July 2006 - 06:01 PM

Considering youve only been on here for maybe 2 weeks thats funny


You're going to set my country music award on fire?

#46 Daddy   Hardcore Gamer CAGiversary!   750 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

Posted 06 July 2006 - 06:12 PM

You're going to set my country music award on fire?



Anyway enough highjacking the thread....


Im glad to see someone else made out on Blockbuster deals as well

#47 dracula   i'll buy that for a dolla CAGiversary!   4874 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

Posted 06 July 2006 - 06:12 PM

Maybe you should have given him a different name? It's not like they have pictures of you all over their offices or something. Although that would be extreme, but funny at the same time.



i think they need to check your drivers license?

#48 wbc1228   huh?! CAGiversary!   2891 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 06 July 2006 - 06:15 PM

In the end, I ended up with a little over a thousand dollars in credit plus a bunch of good pre-owned games.

The moral of the story is, every time any store has a deal that gets exploited, the store always blames you for doing something horrible. These things are not hard for BB or GS or EB to fix. Just add a few extra conditions to the deal, and it's done with. If they don't want to get screwed, they shouldn't put themselves in the position to do so in the first place.


that is the moral of the story?!
lol

hum.............
according to your justification:
- if people forget to lock their doors, it is perfectly OK to take stuff away from them since " they shouldn't put themselves in the position to do so in the first place".
- if a hot chick was walking alone at night in a dark alley, you would probably rape her and your reasoning would be that it was her fault for being vulnerable in the first place.

just because there is a loophole in the policy, it doesn't justify you abusing it.

#49 Daddy   Hardcore Gamer CAGiversary!   750 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

Posted 06 July 2006 - 06:30 PM

that is the moral of the story?!
lol

hum.............
according to your justification:
- if people forget to lock their doors, it is perfectly OK to take stuff away from them since " they shouldn't put themselves in the position to do so in the first place".
- if a hot chick was walking alone at night in a dark alley, you would probably rape her and your reasoning would be that it was her fault for being vulnerable in the first place.

just because there is a loophole in the policy, it doesn't justify you abusing it.



Um there is no loophole they should have put the restriction on the games (as in make them NON PO TITLES) so they couldnt be used for the deal....in your case posted above the restrictions are called LAWS set forth so idiots dont do the things you posted like rape people or steal....hence EB should think before they set up a deal like hey maybe we should take out games people can pick up in the bin in front of our registers and re use back to us for this deal? EB needed to get there act together.....either way Gamestop will screw the trade in stuff either way....youd figure they would pay someone to watch out for this stuff. the fact that they tried to involve the police and threaten people is EXACTLY what the BBB is for....you should have called them in that case saying you were threated by an employee for following thier policy and they didnt like it....that would have shut her up

#50 gofishn   Go Noles! CAGiversary!   1662 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

Posted 06 July 2006 - 06:33 PM

that is the moral of the story?!
lol

hum.............
according to your justification:
- if people forget to lock their doors, it is perfectly OK to take stuff away from them since " they shouldn't put themselves in the position to do so in the first place".
- if a hot chick was walking alone at night in a dark alley, you would probably rape her and your reasoning would be that it was her fault for being vulnerable in the first place.

just because there is a loophole in the policy, it doesn't justify you abusing it.


That is probably the worst logic I have ever seen.

#51 guessed   Newbie CAGiversary!   8484 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 06 July 2006 - 06:35 PM

that is the moral of the story?!
lol

hum.............
according to your justification:
- if people forget to lock their doors, it is perfectly OK to take stuff away from them since " they shouldn't put themselves in the position to do so in the first place".
- if a hot chick was walking alone at night in a dark alley, you would probably rape her and your reasoning would be that it was her fault for being vulnerable in the first place.

just because there is a loophole in the policy, it doesn't justify you abusing it.


Stealing and rape, in addition to being immoral, are both illegal, i.e., they are against the "rules". Neither buying games from BB/EB/GS nor trading games in to BB/EB/GS is illegal or against any posted rules, in fact, they are activities encouraged by BB/EB/GS. Your analogies are terrible.

Edit: Beaten to the post.

#52 schuerm26   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4571 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

Posted 06 July 2006 - 06:37 PM

This reminds me of what I did with Blockbuster last summer...One day, I was in there right when the trade in 3 get any used game for $5 deal started, and I noticed that there were a bunch of refurbished games. Most of them weren't anything special, but there were a few God of Wars, Fight Nights, and Midnight Dub whatever it's called. They were also having the buy 2 get 1 free sale going on...so, I bought all of them, and started trading them in right away for the games...after I traded in about 3 sets, the district manager actually called my house and told me that she was going to call the police on me the next day. I calmly explained to her that this was not against the trading guidelines and she just got even angrier and told me to wait until tomorrow because I was going to be arrested for sure.

She called me the next day saying she had spoken to the loss prevention department of the company and that what I was doing was perfectly legal and ok. She apologized and told me that what I was doing was sneaky, but smart. Just to rub it in, I went back there and traded about 9 or 10 copies of each.

In the end, I ended up with a little over a thousand dollars in credit plus a bunch of good pre-owned games.

The moral of the story is, every time any store has a deal that gets exploited, the store always blames you for doing something horrible. These things are not hard for BB or GS or EB to fix. Just add a few extra conditions to the deal, and it's done with. If they don't want to get screwed, they shouldn't put themselves in the position to do so in the first place.


Notice how Blockbuster has never done that sale again. Because of a few greedy bastards it screws it up for everyone. It's people like you with a short sighted mindset that screw it up for everyone.

#53 King_Sprout   Banned Banned   802 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

King_Sprout

Posted 06 July 2006 - 06:44 PM

Notice how Blockbuster has never done that sale again. Because of a few greedy bastards it screws it up for everyone. It's people like you with a short sighted mindset that screw it up for everyone.


Yeah, and BB is all I have around here. Stop being assholes and cut down on the exploiting loopholes, other customers exist too.

#54 Daddy   Hardcore Gamer CAGiversary!   750 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

Posted 06 July 2006 - 06:57 PM

Yeah, and BB is all I have around here. Stop being assholes and cut down on the exploiting loopholes, other customers exist too.



I used to say that all the time but ya know what they still do BOGO's and this site has hoarders out the ying yang that scap stuff up on deals just read this thread:

http://www.cheapassg...ead.php?t=79164


Point is you snooze you lose...and if they set up deals that backfire well set them up better next time to prevent this stuff. You cant set up a lemonade stand and not expect bugs to attack your stand....come prepared (I think this works better than the rape/steal example...lol)

#55 Broccoli Storm   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   901 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Broccoli Storm

Posted 06 July 2006 - 09:11 PM

And PS, I also traded a lot of those games/sold them at a fair price to people on the site and I've done the same for other deals, but anyway, this thread is not going to get into another 'opinions on hoarding' thread.

#56 hotwls13   BROKE ASS GAMER! CAGiversary!   1563 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

Posted 06 July 2006 - 10:54 PM

Flipping has been around for a long time and had always been frowned upon.

Scenario 1: I personally don't have a problem with picking up some cheap games from TRU, CC, BB etc and trading them in to GR or EB to double or triple my gaming value. Maybe even going back and forth between GR and EB to further increase my gaming value (although I don't have enough time to do this with any kind of regularity). This is basically a supply and demand system, you just happen to have good suppliers (CAG).

Scenario 2: What I do have a problem with is buying games from EB than going back the next day to trade them in for more profit at EB. I don't blame them for banning you. What would you do if you owned a Franchise/business and every day some kid comes in, smiles at you, all the while sticking it to you and basically taking money from your business. Yes there is a loophole, which evidently in your case they have closed.

Scenario 2 is why we see these trade-in deals less and less. People see $$$ and decide to go and rack up hundreds even thousands of dollars of credit and then get pissed when these company's catch you.

I'm no saint, and I have made my share of $$ and gotten my share of practically free games, but personally for me flipping is pretty much stealing. Stealing is wrong, therefore I don't flip.

OK I'm geting off my soap box now.

#57 help1   What a dumb username CAGiversary!   11732 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 06 July 2006 - 11:49 PM

I used to say that all the time but ya know what they still do BOGO's and this site has hoarders out the ying yang that scap stuff up on deals just read this thread:

http://www.cheapassg...ead.php?t=79164


Point is you snooze you lose...and if they set up deals that backfire well set them up better next time to prevent this stuff. You cant set up a lemonade stand and not expect bugs to attack your stand....come prepared (I think this works better than the rape/steal example...lol)


Your grammar is terrible and the only form of grammar you actually use is the ellipses.

#58 ajh2298   2009 Stanley Cup Champs CAGiversary!   7594 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 07 July 2006 - 12:42 AM

I stoped at my EB today to pick-up a Power Drome for $1.99, I needed it to make sure I had 5 sets of 3 to trade in. While I was there I asked the guy about people buying up all the $1.99 and $2.99 and trading them right back in the next day. He told me it kinda helps the numbers for the stores in a weird sort of way.

#59 botticus   GHM4Life CAGiversary!   16519 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

Posted 07 July 2006 - 01:41 AM

I stoped at my EB today to pick-up a Power Drome for $1.99, I needed it to make sure I had 5 sets of 3 to trade in. While I was there I asked the guy about people buying up all the $1.99 and $2.99 and trading them right back in the next day. He told me it kinda helps the numbers for the stores in a weird sort of way.

Not weird at all, really... sure the actual amount of money is important, but as we all know, trades, used game sales, and preorders are their big numbers.

#60 TheCochese   TheLegend CAGiversary!   13961 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

Posted 07 July 2006 - 05:28 AM

I'm not really a fan of flipping, but I don't really care anymore. There's nothing anyone can do about it, and it's not going to go away. Why not get into the action a little. I would have done what the OP did in a heartbeat, mainly because those are some damn shitty titles no one wants anyways. While you may not agree with that logic, I don't care. I differentiate between a shitty $2 title, and a short-lived sale title that people want, because I've been there.

I don't understand why because a company does something, it's ok for them to do it and a person not to. EB/GS absolutely rapes you on trade-ins, why not get a little back? If they close the loophole, there isn't anything you can do. They absolutely CAN and WILL stop you from trading. They can refuse your business for any reason, and sometimes will. Corporations have all the power. They've provided you with the opportunity to make up earnings on your trades, it should be your right to do so.

But what I will say is that if they had better trade-in prices, they might not have so many people trying to rip them off in return. I've not seen a better system in which the consumer gets the shaft in the video game world.

For the record, I don't think I've ever flipped a game (bought and traded in a short period of time), but I have made money/credit on games before. But they don't want you to make ANY kind of decent return on your games. A game they sell for $17.99 gets your $2.50 in credit? Fuck that, and Fuck them.

We get excited when they offer us an extra $10 credit on 3? When did this become ok? It must be a good deal because all other times suck. So now the game I bought at $17.99 now gets me $5.83. Thank the maker, because that is such an awesome deal. I think by now everyone knows why I've only traded to them twice in my life. Give the companies who run better deals legitimate good trade-ins and watch EB panic. Support GR and Rhino (even though Blockbuster absolutely SUCKS as a corporation - enjoy these stores while they last) for their good deals, and don't do your business with EB as much as you can...at least with their cash cow - used items. I know everyone can't do this (sometimes that's the only place that has it), but someday they might get the picture.

Eh, don't mind me too much. It's late, and I've pissed myself over the Voter ID thing here (why the Fuck is it so hard to show an ID to be able to vote?)