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Drclaw411

Member Since 14 Mar 2010
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In Topic: SUPER SMASH ULTIMATE SPECIAL EDITION PREORDERS UP

05 September 2018 - 03:27 AM

taking irrational gamestop hate to an entirely new level here


$22 shipping is pure profit for them. They are paying $4-$8 to ship, and pocketing the rest to use later as masturbatory lube.

In Topic: SUPER SMASH ULTIMATE SPECIAL EDITION PREORDERS UP

31 August 2018 - 10:02 PM

Fuck GameStop.

In Topic: Super Smash Bros Ultimate Limited Edition (Game + Steelbook + Pro Controller)...

31 August 2018 - 03:35 AM

Does Best Buy still do their weekly pre-auths until the release date?

In Topic: SUPER SMASH ULTIMATE SPECIAL EDITION PREORDERS UP

31 August 2018 - 03:31 AM

Not sure what you're talking about, but in the past few years, Gamestop only ever does an authorization the week before shipping and then does the final charge the day of shipping. They don't do an authorization at pre-order or anytime before that week before shipment and they certainly don't collect any interest for the authorization as they never collect money until the final charge posts. Literally your entire post is based on a fundamental misunderstanding and misrepresentation of how their online preorder system works.


Even if you’re right about the pre-auths, that doesn’t change the fact that they’re intentionally price gouging the shipping cost for release day delivery.

In Topic: SUPER SMASH ULTIMATE SPECIAL EDITION PREORDERS UP

30 August 2018 - 11:04 PM

Would definitely get with GCU, full price at GS + $12 shipping = no. I could live with full price but don't get why GS can't offer FS or in store pick up.


GameStop is being very smart, which is also very douchey in this case. They know damn well that this is a very rare and sought after item. They know that with Amazon out of the way, they’re more or less the last option for people who want this. They also know people will absolutely want this game day one.

So, online only. By not allowing in-store, they make the only option to get the special edition and have it day 1 to be paying their $22 day one shipping. But that’s all profit for them. They will mail these out before release day, via normal shipping speed, to arrive on launch day. They will not wait until a day before and do an overnight shipment.

So, they’ll pay the normal cost of shipping and pocket the rest of that $22. I will be missing out on the first ever special edition of my favorite game series because of this. I missed Amazon preorders for having a job.

On top of that, GameStop will almost certainly oversell these intentionally. That way, they “pre-auth” your card periodically from now until launch and collect interest on that money before returning it to you. Then, just before launch, the cancellation emails will be sent out. It is MUCH harder to oversell an item in-store than it is online.

I’ve decided to pay a scalper instead. I hate scalpers, but I hate GameStop more. And I hate pre-auths more than basically anything. I’d rather pay $300+ to a scalper than pay GameStop $22 for release day shipping and also deal with their periodic pre-auths leading up to the inevitable cancellation when they don’t get enough.