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trinken wir

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#14329290 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by trinken wir on 25 September 2020 - 02:20 PM

Haha. I've never seen a website with a waiting line before. I don't want to preorder anything, Mr. Gamestop, I just kind of wanted to, you know, use your website.

I have an idea we should take our website down for hours so we cannot sell anything to make sure the site is available for the 100 consoles we have to put up for pre order. This is what you get when you do not pay your developers well. They could have looked at any ticket site for ideas on how to do both.


#14322819 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by trinken wir on 15 September 2020 - 04:08 PM

You can partially blame Microsoft charging $299 for the S for the low trade values. Figure GameStop wants at least $50 profit and it would be hard to sell used 1X consoles for the same price as new S.


Retailers make almost nothing on consoles. They might get $15-20 profit per console sold (5-8%). They make money on the games and accessories they attach to the sale. The store I worked for was paying microsoft ~$285 for xbox 360s and selling them for $299. I am sure this has not changed.


#14321298 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by trinken wir on 10 September 2020 - 11:42 PM

It sucks that people are going to lose their jobs, but the reality is fewer physical game sales means fewer used copies to spread between stores. Consolidating and having fewer stores that actually have stock is going to make it easier to find stuff without going to multiple stores.


#14304877 PS Vita Deals & Discussions Thread

Posted by trinken wir on 09 July 2020 - 04:21 PM

None of the $3 off codes work anymore? I'm hoping VGPC gets Xeno.

Edit: They actually have it but it's more expensive. ~$44 USD shipped.

I was excited to see vgp get some of these releases, but the reality is they need to make money too and it is generally the same as going through the "original" company even if there is free shipping.


#14304874 PS Vita Deals & Discussions Thread

Posted by trinken wir on 09 July 2020 - 04:12 PM

I had $8.50 in coins and $3.50 with the code put it back to ~$68.xx so basically what it was before shipping. Coins and codes do stack. I am looking forward to the soccer rpg hope it is good. Still no twin breakers for me.


#14303823 Walmart YMMV In Store Clearance Thread I (READ THE FAQs)

Posted by trinken wir on 05 July 2020 - 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.


#14302459 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by trinken wir on 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.


#14296479 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by trinken wir on 11 June 2020 - 05:02 AM

So what are the chances of a stealth trade in bump post PS5 announcement?!

$0.01 >>> $0.02?


I can see the ad now 100% TRADE IN BONUS*

*Trade in bonus only valid on games with a base trade in of 25 cents or less.


#14295266 YMMV PS4 and Xbox One games are at Dollar Tree for $1!

Posted by trinken wir on 07 June 2020 - 01:03 AM

Well I am sure Dollar Tree is only paying 50 or 60 cents for them. Somewhere along the supply chain someone is taking a huge hit.


#14295254 YMMV PS4 and Xbox One games are at Dollar Tree for $1!

Posted by trinken wir on 07 June 2020 - 12:19 AM

Found the scribblenauts for xbox at mine, but it was the only game. Found the animated LOTR Return of the King on DVD (1970's version) and Amazing Spiderman 2 on bluray. When did they start getting movies that are not utter crap?


#14292856 PSN Weekly Deals - 9/9: PlayStation VR/Essential Picks/Games Under $15 S...

Posted by trinken wir on 28 May 2020 - 10:29 PM

I miss the indie games we used to get. I already have both of these just like the other 13.4 million people that bought a physical copy of Call of Duty (and probably 13.4 million that bought it digitally).


#14290044 Limited Run Games Thread - Global Outbreak of...Delayed Shipping

Posted by trinken wir on 18 May 2020 - 11:32 PM

WOW, I had no clue this game even had an alternate cover, and I wondered why my copy sold over $100+ a few months back when I listed it, and I guess now I know. LOL I wish I would have known, as I would have promoted it as such, but it sold for a good amount, so no complaints.

Well I have that cover as well. I knew they had gotten in trouble over it, but did not realize they had pulled some before shipping. Clearly looks like way more copies of the other version based on the ones listed on ebay.


#14286401 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by trinken wir on 05 May 2020 - 03:17 PM

If I order the Deal of the Day, but don't pick it up until later in the week, am I still charged the Deal price, or am I charged whatever the price is at pick up? If this was any other retailer, I wouldn't ask, but Gamestop's gotta Gamestop.

So long as you pay for it online you will "lock in" the price. If you do the pay in store option/ hold product you will pay whatever the current price is that day.


#14285880 PSN Weekly Deals - 9/9: PlayStation VR/Essential Picks/Games Under $15 S...

Posted by trinken wir on 02 May 2020 - 11:45 PM

My youngest son enjoyed Dragon Quest Builders 1 & 2 (both are on sale I believe). It's basically a streamlined Minecraft with some light combat and adventuring. It's not hard to play, but fun to build things. The first is great and the second adds the ability to fly and smooths out some of the rough edges of the first as I recall.


My 6 year old daughter really liked Journey and it is free right now. There are a few spots where your son will need help, but it is fairly accessible. Was going to try Tearaway with my daughter next. Small amounts of fighting from what I remember on the Vita. Her and her 3 year old brother take pot shots at each other already so I try and minimize games with fighting. Would be interested in other suggestions that are not sports titles. My kids like Mario Kart even though they can hardly finish a race, I know there is a Nickelodeon kart racer and a garfield one on PS4, but I suspect both would be a downgrade from M Kart.


#14283637 Limited Run Games Thread - Global Outbreak of...Delayed Shipping

Posted by trinken wir on 24 April 2020 - 03:14 PM

Right but one of the entire ideas behind buying expensive physical copies is not relying on downloads.


I suspect this is an age gap thing. Some of us are old enough to remember when games were complete when you bought them (and tested, qc'd etc.). Those who grew up with last and current gen have always had to download and patch games. I would much rather get a game a year after release with patches and complete on disc/cart. This is my biggest gripe about LRG changes, because that was a "founding principle" to preserve complete games so you did not have to depend on digital patches.