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inkcil

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#14274185 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by inkcil on 20 March 2020 - 10:02 PM

Anyone in Cali been to a GS today? Was it closed? I called a store and the phone just rang...




#14273850 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by inkcil on 20 March 2020 - 05:35 AM

Are you prepared to argue with the authorities that obtaining a copy of Animal Crossing is somehow "essential"?

I went to the store that told me they weren't selling it tonight and of course they were selling it, handing out posters, etc.  Only about 10 people in the store.  One of the cashiers was wearing gloves, the other was not.   

 

Glove-less cashier was new, confused, failed to process my G2L for MLB the Show 20 and had her hands in her face at one point rubbing her eye.  It was brief, the kind of thing I wouldn't have even noticed 2 weeks ago.  But when she asked to see my license to pick up my pre-order, I was like, "I'm not handing it to you."  I had to laugh at myself tho cause she touched my poster and game already.  But I was annoyed she was acting like she didn't know what G2L was about.  I had to get back in line for the manager to process my G2L, and he ended up refunding me the tax as well, so I don't know what he did.  But he got it done.  

 

The cats in there were shopping like usual, touching everything and I'm 100% that I was the only one trying to maintain 3 feet or more.  

 

Picked up my AC, and like Cube said, "No flexin', didn't even look in a brotha's direction as I ran Animal Crossing through the intersection..." lol 




#14273805 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by inkcil on 20 March 2020 - 03:07 AM

California governor issues "stay at home alert" effective midnight tonight which includes closure of non-essential stores.  

 

Wanted to pickup AC tonight but my store says they can't sell it until tomorrow.  Store 5 miles away (where I don't have it pre-ordered) said they're selling it.   I'm not sure either store will be open tomorrow. 




#14268592 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by inkcil on 03 March 2020 - 01:27 AM

I've saved around 15k points and when buying a game the other day, I was told I could save $5 off my total if I extended my membership another year for free. After pressing how I could get a year free since GS never gives anything like that, I find the guy was about to clear my points balance without telling me.

Same thing happened to me last week...even though my membership is good until September 2020, guy was trying to get me to use my points so that I could get the $5 monthly PUR reward.  I told him I'm already getting it (I'm one of those who didn't get the coupon in January but got it in February) and he said I had just received a "one time promo."  I was like  "nah I'm good" and of course I got my March $5 on the 1st.  




#14257738 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by inkcil on 20 January 2020 - 06:57 PM

$250 for a PS4 Pro is tempting. Haven't played it in awhile, but have been waiting on The Last of Us 2 for years now. 

Even though I bought my Pro for $350 plus tax (September 2018), I would let it go for $250 if I knew PS5 would let me keep my digital library and not pull that stunt they did with the transition from PS3 to PS4. 

 

I mean, seriously, do they expect us to spend tons of money digitally every gen and the games not transfer over?  I guess people are doing this, but I don't get it.  By the time PS7 rolls around where are you going to keep all those consoles?  




#14257602 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by inkcil on 20 January 2020 - 02:19 AM

We may have seen our last $5 bonus on past gen when it happened last year...

Also the weekly ad hypes up the console trade in but values for most consoles haven't changed.

GameStop "ain't playin with foos no mo." Lol.


#14246725 Target Clearance Thread XXIV

Posted by inkcil on 19 December 2019 - 06:53 PM

PowerA Enhanced Wireless Controller For Nintendo Switch - Grookey - Target Exclusive
https://brickseek.co...sku=207-00-0673
The one below is $14.98 as well and seems to be clearanced out everywhere. Another Target exclusive version.
PowerA Retro 8-Bit Super Mario Wireless Controller for Nintendo Switch
https://brickseek.co...sku=207-00-0751


Thanks for lookin out. There was 2 left today and I snagged em. There was this 40ish couple going through the 50% bin and the lady was sorting all the switch games into one place nice n neat. The husband was like "why u doin that" and she was like "I'm trying to help people out so they don't have to dig through this mess like we did to find the Switch games". I was like yo this Switch wireless is on clearance and these the last 2 y'all want one? They was like fa sho we need this good lookin out and Merry Christmas!!


#14235638 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by inkcil on 26 November 2019 - 11:30 PM

Well, lol, this is the "unofficial" handwringing thread on this site.  My receipt says Dec. 9th is the deadline but I will get it in before that...




#14230484 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by inkcil on 17 November 2019 - 02:10 AM

Played a few hours of Jedi Fallen Order and now I am having second thoughts about trading it in with the G2L promo.   The game is really good. 




#14230086 PSN Code Trading Thread - READ THE OP! ONE POST EVERY THREE DAYS!

Posted by inkcil on 15 November 2019 - 10:42 PM

H: Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order Pre-order DLC (includes orange lightsaber blade color and 3 other cosmetic items)

 

W: $5 paypal

 

Edit: Sold. 
 




#14230076 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by inkcil on 15 November 2019 - 10:27 PM

I need some advice/recommendations. I have that $10 coupon from COD and I wanted to pick something up, but most of what I want is going to be cheaper on Black Friday. Does anyone have any idea of a good game, that's not going to be a part of Black Friday that I could pick up before the coupon expires? I have a PS4 and Switch. Any responses are appreciated. I've played a shit ton of games so maybe if you have a few to recommend you could drop them in a response.

As far as my gaming tastes goes, I play just about everything except for racing and sports games. I feel like most of the games that I've missed are ones that have probably flown under the radar. Another thing is that the games don't necessarily have to fantastic. 

I would actually recommend buying any used top-tier Switch title you are interested in.  Would make the game $44.99 before any membership related discounts. I actually plan to do this for Link's awakening...since the ad next week is a dud (all the good sales will start after the coupon expires). 




#14225020 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by inkcil on 04 November 2019 - 07:39 AM

You come to this thread sometimes and it's like we're all squirrels in a world without nuts. 

 

I know, I know...I'm not helping lol.  




#14214669 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by inkcil on 29 September 2019 - 10:58 PM

Ok good to know...I want to go to a different store but at the same time I don't feel like dealing with employees at Store #2 acting hurt that I didn't preorder the game at their store. I do detest how GS employees often take this stuff so personally.


#14214627 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by inkcil on 29 September 2019 - 07:38 PM

so why do people buy the game and return it within 48 hrs just to get back the money there spent on it?

With one game I did it just to get one of my preorders out of the system.  Under the current "Prestige Store" system, stores are more crazy than ever about you just cancelling a pre-order straight up.  If you do a lot of business at gamestop, it's better to purchase a pre-order rather than to just cancel.  This promo offers a good compromise because you can roll over an unwanted preorder to a game under this promo (which is also often tied to the xtra 20% trade bonus).    You get your cash out of the pre-order hold, you give the store a sale and you give the store a trade in when you take the game back 2 days later (also that's 2 xtra surveys for the store).  You lose the tax, which is $6 in Cali, but that's about the same as 2-3 days of Redbox rental fees so it's not the end of the world.  

 

With Code Vein, there is also a $10 reward cert that is supposed to be emailed to those that picked up the game.  So basically with that and the $59.99 return you rent the game for 2 days AND come out about $4 ahead (even after tax). 




#14212494 Target Cartwheel Deals September 22nd - 28th: R.I.P. Cartwheel

Posted by inkcil on 23 September 2019 - 07:28 AM

Thanks OP for all your work.