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#14403817 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by xelement5x on 16 June 2021 - 02:07 PM

Why ask about the bump? Just say you want to add $5 to your preorder and trade in games. Let the system work.

Ordered the Zelda Game & Watch. My game boy came with Links Awakening and it’s my favorite Zelda game. Seems like one of the better uses of credit.

This is 100% the way to do it.  Walking with the games in a bag and just say "I want to put $5 on my existing preorder".  After they add that and you see the line item on the checkout terminal, say "I'd also like to trade these in."  Boom, easy as pie. 


Watch that terminal like a hawk when they scan stuff in though to make sure you're getting the right prices/bumps.

#14398952 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by xelement5x on 24 May 2021 - 10:57 PM

So when are the fake Switch carts coming?!... I guess we need to wait for a game to surpass $200 loose first?  :bomb:


That would already be Shantae and the Pirate's Curse for Switch, that game has insane prices already but if people were making bootlegs of it I can guarantee they would sell like fire on ebay.

#14333778 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by xelement5x on 11 October 2020 - 01:35 AM

I have to agree with others, I don't think doing a big set like that all at once is worth the risk. I'd do one G2L at one place and another someplace else if you can swing it. If you're actually returning new games wait and do that another day/location as well. New sealed returns are easy to do and not a big eyebrow raiser.

Traded in my Fifa today and I immediately unfortunately got the one girl at my local store that's always suspicious. She seemed to take a little longer than normal processing it but got my credit in the end. She also then used a sharpie to black out the G2L code on my receipt when she was done which was odd.

#14325512 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by xelement5x on 18 September 2020 - 08:13 PM

Ok, thanks!  I’ll ask in store about a physical membership card, I wouldn’t mind that


If you've got the app on your phone it's also in there.  


Login -> Pancake Menu in the upper left ->PowerUp Rewards -> The click "Card Details" in the middle right.  


Screen shot it or print it out if you want, I think there are similar steps to do on the website for the same result.  They just need that number.


I also refuse to give out my phone number.

#14320098 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by xelement5x on 07 September 2020 - 09:46 PM

Yeah, maybe this was a trial run by GS to try and piss off all us flippers who take advantage of the system.  As of now I'm out the $6 for tax (but I guess I got some pins, woohoo), but if GameCoin comes through painlessly then that plus the trade bump for some of those in demand games, still kind of makes it worthwhile.  But I'm glad I just bought the game and drove down the street to return it.  Was ready to tell the rep my roomate got it instead or something if they called me on returning it like within 45 minutes.  

#14319843 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by xelement5x on 06 September 2020 - 06:43 PM

No luck on my trade in, said I was sxrewed since they didn't have the code. Oh well, I didn't open it so I'll wait until I pick up Mario and use the coin and then I'll return it on them

NBA and Avengers codes are in this thread.

Just say you got an email from GS or something with the code and ask them to try with it.

#14319660 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by xelement5x on 05 September 2020 - 09:03 PM

Picked mine up today and it's got the code.

Already tried to flip it back at another store and the rep was like oh I'm sorry it's not eligible for G2L. Really I say? As I pull out my receipt and she goes oh I guess it is. It didn't print for me at all yesterday!

First she tries to return it and I'm like you need to ring it as a trade and apply the promo code. Okay she goes, and eventually gets it right.

Here's a picture of the receipt

This was for PS4 Avengers. EBC?3064405

The rep said the code is different per person. But I think she probably doesn't know what she's taking about. Give it a try.

#14318068 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by xelement5x on 01 September 2020 - 03:09 PM

Traded in Mario Kart Wii yesterday towards Avengers and got $32.50! Glad I didn't wait until today as the value has dropped again.

Girl at the store was like, I'm putting a note in your file that you can't cancel this preorder since you got such a boost on it. Maybe I need to calm the flipping down a bit...

Doesn't matter too much anyway since I'm going to use the G2L with Avengers and get my game coin bonus.

#14315890 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by xelement5x on 22 August 2020 - 03:17 PM



$10 to $16 flip is also mudrunner.  I've never seen it physically.  Supposedly it exists.




I finally got good artwork for Ni No Kuni, after repurchasing this game, many, many times.. Out of the blue, it was like a brand new copy all of a sudden.  Tradeable for $18.20, purchaseable for $14.00 (after the 50% discount).  See where this is leading?


I pulled off Rayman yesterday, it was a decent flip I thought.  Store near my should have restocked my copy and another so I'm going to try and do it again today while I'm out getting a haircut.  And yes, flips like these are a waste unless you're already nearby IMHO.  I've got enough GS stores in my city though, that it's easy to make some moderate profit in a couple hours.

#14315782 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by xelement5x on 22 August 2020 - 12:56 AM

Oh, and the nice thing with this promo is you could buy 4 $2.99 (or less) preowned games and 1 $19.99 game and you still get the 50% on the $19.99 game.  I picked up 3DS stuff to pad this way so I could reach the 50% off threshold.  

#14280032 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by xelement5x on 10 April 2020 - 07:59 PM

Sorry, was on mobile, fixed the link


You can tell they make these ads well in advance since on the front page they call out Last of Us 2 and say preorder now, coming soon! I guess they don't follow gaming news much and didn't realized it was pushed back. :p

#14272332 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by xelement5x on 16 March 2020 - 02:28 PM

I never understood spending so much money to profit so little back. People are selling them for around $410 - $325 - fees $25 - shipping $10. The profit is around $50.


Not to mention the danger of selling on ebay and getting ripped off by a scammer for a high value item.  

#14270107 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by xelement5x on 07 March 2020 - 07:19 PM

I wouldn't return them just yet. At $5 it's still a good trade in value for upcoming (possible) promotions. For $5, doesn't hurt to keep them until before the return date ends.


The voice of reason here, if I was stuck with copies I'd wait a couple weeks at least as long as you're not hard up.  I think BB gives you 30 days to return and a lot can happen in that time.


My local reps are pretty laid back about the whole thing.  I may trade in Smash for something and pick up a copy of Mario Make 2 though. 

#14262750 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by xelement5x on 09 February 2020 - 02:21 AM

Hmmm...interesting.  For Step 2 I would be using trade credit.  But maybe I have to use cash?  


Also, between Step 3 and Step 4 what if they try to complete the pre-order transaction and then start a new transaction for the trades? 


Just food for thought from someone whose store is adamant about not adding trades to an existing preorder. 

So for step 2 I normally already have a preorder on file, if not I just say I want a new one with X amount down.  I don't let them finish the transaction, I haven't paid yet and I'm not actually putting cash onto the preorder, just the credit I'm getting from trading in the games (in the next step).  


I've never had a rep bat an eye at the values coming up, I'm sure they don't really care.  But I know what everything should be when they're scanning it in so I keep an eye on that pinpad with all the trade in values.  


The whole goal is to obfuscate the "bonus" part of the trade in.  If values are just ringing up along the way they rarely care, vs if I trade everything in and then ask for a preorder and the overall value bumps by several hundred dollars at once then they start getting suspicious.  

#14253617 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by xelement5x on 07 January 2020 - 06:13 PM

I've heard pretty decent recommendations for the JFJ Easy Pro. It's relatively cheap if and has good results compared to a machine that costs thousands.