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Member Since 24 May 2009
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In Topic: Walmart YMMV In Store Clearance Thread I (READ THE FAQs)

Yesterday, 08:18 PM

Most people were willing to chip in for postage so no, not really. I've been around since pretty much the beggining, shipping has gone up a lot for sure and it's harder to shell out that extra for a gift on a random person but the older times were more "you found it? I'll pay shipping, thank you so much"

Like I said, we still have great members


I know people did/do cost plus shipping, that was my point. If I offer to grab a clearance game for someone that is $10 add tax and shipping its $16 bucks. If you can get it locally for $15-20 getting someone to ship is kind of a waste. Higher shipping makes it harder to find stuff to share where shipping does not kill the deal.

In Topic: Walmart YMMV In Store Clearance Thread I (READ THE FAQs)

Yesterday, 04:19 PM

I just remember the early days of CAG when people would readily trade copies of games or sell them for reasonable prices to make sure that everyone would be able to take advantage of the deals. Of course, you paid shipping and a bit on top of the sale price if someone offered to buy you a copy or you offered a game of comparable value in trade. Nowadays, the trade forum looks like Ebay. And with USPS charging a grip for first-class shipping, you might as well just buy your own games and not worry about trading anything anymore.


I like to think postage increases killed the culture of altruism here. Last time I shipped a game it was over $8 for priority. That makes a $5 game almost $15 to ship at cost (tax, mailers etc). I think first class under 13 ounces is still about $5 which is still $11 or $12. I grab an extra if I think my brother would want one, but that is about it.

In Topic: The Gamestop Thread

02 July 2020 - 06:57 PM

I went from ~21,000 to ~11,000. Wonder what is going on.

14,000 now, maybe back to normal by dinner...

In Topic: The Gamestop Thread

02 July 2020 - 05:45 PM

I went from ~21,000 to ~11,000. Wonder what is going on.

In Topic: The Gamestop Thread

01 July 2020 - 01:51 AM

I started getting my games from the Buy five get 8 glitch. My Mega Man 11 still had a shrink wrap but there is a pre-owned sticker slapped on the back. Is it new or does GameStop shrink wrap sometimes?

It was converted to used. I got a used sealed copy last year.

I wonder what happened to the converted to used thread? Someone used to post skus when gamestop did new to used conversions.