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In Topic: Gamestop "New" Thread

16 March 2018 - 01:02 AM

They do - when there's about to be a sale. It's why they bump up the price of most sub-4.99 games right before a 4/10, or when they had the multi-leveled 4/10; 4/40 deal going months ago, they raised the price of every single game in between the ranges so that it seemed like a better deal. And then in the weeks that follow a specific type of sale, they slowly drop the prices back down of most of the games they'd just raised. It's not terribly complicated, it's just meant to provide the illusion of a discount while keeping games mostly the same price.

They do always miss some, though, and then, combined with ridiculous glitches, tend to be where the deals come from :)

I'm well aware of them doing that ahead of a 4/$10 and other like promos. All I was saying is that changes like this mid-way through a sale may actually be the result of another factor.

As for glitches, dealing with GS.com is such a headache that it's seldom worth the cost of entry.

In Topic: Five Below $5 games

14 March 2018 - 11:37 PM

Also.... I picked up Battleborn for $2.98 on clearance from Target months ago. Still haven't opened and played it. So don't go for $8 copies, wait for cheaper!

You do know battleborne is an always online game, right? When the servers go down, that game you have there is less useful than a coaster.

In Topic: Gamestop "New" Thread

14 March 2018 - 01:32 PM

You guys aren't kidding. Huge number of price increases for 360/PS3 games. It's even more ridiculous that they do it in the MIDDLE of a sale (instead of before the sale starts). It feels so much more "we got you!" egregious this way - like they want you to know that they just negated their own sale to be dicks. God, gamestop is so slimy.

Not to defend GS, but you know they do stock checks, right? What's also possible is GS saw inventories of certain games go down quite a bit and decided to raise those prices. It's not a new idea. Really no different than when Amazon drops and raises their prices within hours or sometimes even minutes. GameStop is just slower to respond given they're b&m.

In Topic: Gamestop "New" Thread

12 March 2018 - 10:40 PM

Is the B2g1 in store as well?

In Topic: Gamestop "New" Thread

12 March 2018 - 02:01 AM

The people who pay $60 every year (full price, of course) for a game that’s the same as the previous model with just a few tweaks and updates are the biggest suckers in gaming.

I dunno.  Sometimes, I think the ones who buy game after game to add to a backlog with nary an intent to play it in any reasonable timeframe are the real suckers (I'm one of them).  At least you know the folks who buy that one Madden or NBA 2K every year at full price are probably playing it a lot and enjoying it. 


You know, what games were actually supposed to be about.