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#14499231 The 2022 Gamestop Thread

Posted by TimPV3 on 14 October 2022 - 08:03 PM

If you go to return a gutted new game with receipt, have they every given you an issue of the game not being”new”?

Shit I've tried to return games sealed with receipt and they get confused with their trade in policy and tell me they can't take sealed games.

#14475465 Limited Run Games Thread - Global Outbreak of...Delayed Shipping

Posted by TimPV3 on 26 April 2022 - 05:24 AM

Hey guys I recently bought a copy of JJ MacField for the ps4 on ebay. I gave it a once over before opening it and noticed a hole punched through the barcode on the jacket but not on the shrinkwrap. Did LRG do this or is the likely conclusion that the game was opened and re-shrinkwrapped by the seller?

That means it was a promotional copy typically given/sold to Sony employees, and wasn't actually purchased from Limited Run. I used to get them like that from Sony's retail loyalty program when I worked at GS, and Josh has said they've had an issue with a higher-up Sony employee flipping them.

#14434837 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by TimPV3 on 07 November 2021 - 04:12 PM

I would love to be a power trader again, but it's just not possible in a city/county that requires an ID to trade.

#14429398 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by TimPV3 on 16 October 2021 - 05:18 AM

I'm not sure if that's the case. I have been able to trade 2 copies of a game for the same system a few times. I traded in 2 Fallout76 PS4 and 2 copies of another game(got for $4 from BestBuy) before the price cut and they took it. I've done this at two different stores and the employees did let me know that 2 was the max for a trade. It might depend on your store and the employee. Always worth a call.

Former employee here, the limit has always been 1. You can probably find a store that'll let you into the back to take a dump, but they're not supposed to.

#14424962 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by TimPV3 on 30 September 2021 - 04:37 PM

I thought so, but 2 different employees told me the coupon doesn't activate until the next day and I didn't fight it anymore. I haven't been able to renew in so long I didn't know if the policy changed.

LOL yup! I always think "That doesn't sound right, but these people spend 40 hours a week here and I just read stuff that strangers post on a message board." But they still find a way to be wrong 90% of the time.

#14424955 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by TimPV3 on 30 September 2021 - 04:17 PM

Does it turn all the way off or just load to a black screen with the power still on?  A recent update has caused lots of issues with original xbones that requires a software reset to fix.

Touch power button, turns on for like 3 seconds, turns off. No video output at all. No idea what happened to it, I picked it up at a Goodwill for $40 so I'm happy taking $100 instead of sinking time/money into trying to fix it.

#14424849 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by TimPV3 on 30 September 2021 - 05:25 AM

Xbox One (and I assume PS4) refurb fee is $60, so if you have a wonky controller it's better to buy a pre-owned from them than take the refurb hit.  Trade the wonky controller in separately for only and $8 refurb fee.

Thanks for the heads up, I have a launch Xbone that immediately turns off and I'm thinking about taking the $100.

#14424304 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by TimPV3 on 28 September 2021 - 04:23 AM

I ended up getting $160 for an original model Xbox One 500 GB, definitely going to try trading a One X tomorrow if my friend hasn't hit their limit.


Yeah i got confirmation i got permanent ban.  What does passport have to do with this?

Wow, how did they tell you it was permanent? I assumed mine was and they were just beating around the bush.


I only suggested a passport because I assumed my driver's license number is banned, but I could use a passport as identification if I made a new account. 

#14424255 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by TimPV3 on 28 September 2021 - 12:57 AM

Did anyone try trading in an Xbox One S (currently showing $165 Pro TIV value) to see if an extra $50 got added to it?

I called and asked about an OG Xbox One 500 GB, she said the bonus applied. I'll update you when I get back.

#14424254 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by TimPV3 on 28 September 2021 - 12:54 AM

My GameStop mule wife traded two joy cons for the Fortnite joy cons. Not bad. Thanks, all.

L O L! I'm about to do the exact same.

#14384362 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by TimPV3 on 15 March 2021 - 12:49 AM


But by the book is what .com says which is 30 days from delivery. 

You're right, but some GameStop employees are morons and will try to say 7 days like you're taking the money from their own pockets, and give you the "I'll make an exception this one time" garbage like it's not their actual policy to begin with. 


Then again, I've also had some employees try to deny me a return because "we can't accept unopened games" despite clearly being a return and not a trade.

#14381080 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by TimPV3 on 28 February 2021 - 08:39 AM

I love when sale prices stack with the 50% sales  :D/

#14355903 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by TimPV3 on 01 December 2020 - 10:41 PM

I received 11 games and all had cases. Dreams do come true.


I got 2 copies each of Pokemon Diamond and Pearl because of the B2G2 and all 4 games i got are bootlegs. Do they not check them before shipment? 2 of them are obvious by the sticker and the pother 2 are obvious by looking at the back of the cartridge. Id hope they would get better at this but i guess they dont get enough returns to care

I ordered Metroid Prime Hunters 3 times this summer, and got the First Hunt demo each time. With their turnover, they'll hire anybody, and they're not trained to spot fakes. Little Jimmy isn't going to notice a bootleg as long as it still plays, so the return rate is probably pretty low. 


Also, they probably hate their job/life, so whenever I get a soundtrack or bonus DVD instead of a game disc, I just imagine the employee looking at it, saying " Fuck this guy" and shipping it anyway.

#14349810 Limited Run Games Thread - Global Outbreak of...Delayed Shipping

Posted by TimPV3 on 21 November 2020 - 07:21 AM

Just wanted to stop by and mention that I've gone from having a complete collection, to missing most of the last 10 releases, and this Shenmue 3 bullshit is probably the final nail in the coffin. I got let go from my job (where I had all of my orders shipped since I was in charge of receiving) in September and had 12 outstanding orders. They couldn't change the address on 3 of them, despite 2 not shipping until this month, so now I have to wait for them to be returned to sender, and I may not even get my items since they're "returned to inventory." SRG was able to change the address on my Mother Russia Bleeds order without issue.


Now they're concentrating on a fucking retail store, so some fucks in North Carolina can buy shit to flip while people that have supported them since Day 1 can wait and eat shit. Awesome. 

#14332657 Star Wars Squadrons - Just got it for $31.99 at Best Buy

Posted by TimPV3 on 06 October 2020 - 08:57 PM

Its launch price is $40 so it's already at your buy price!