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#14305782 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by MSUHitman on Yesterday, 04:45 AM

It's not a huge amazement why stuff isn't getting sold to GameStop.  Their offers are silly low, to the tune of 15-30% of PriceCharting.

 

I had a box of $10-$25 Switch games.  GS offers $3-$5 per game, accepting only maybe 20% of titles.  Even with the +$5 bonus last week, that was terrible.  I snubbed GS and sold them to a B&M store for roughly 55% PC cash value, on average.  Low value games like these are not worth selling online, anyways.  The B&M's can't keep Switch titles in stock, so they pay extravagantly.

 

I don't think many folks will even consider their medium / high value Switch games to sell / trade to GS.  Their offer is horrible.  Some will.  Most will not.

 

Their weekly hottest trades, are cruddy: if B&M's pay $30-$35 cash per 1st party title.  B&M's apparently want to flip games more than GS does.

 

Indeed...and it's not just Switch games they rip you off on with trades. I tried trading in my completed Nioh 2 PS4 copy to GS a coupla months after release. 12 lousy bucks in Regular TIV...12! Cool, no worries...I sold it on EBAY for the same price GS is selling it for used, $39.99.

 

Unless they're adding an extra $5 that week in TIV to lessen the shock, I find it's usually a bad idea to trade in at GS. I'll occasionally find a decent trade-in value there (before Covid-19 hit, I think I could still get $17 for Dying Light: The Following, a 4-year-old game), but those seem to be exceptions, rather than the rule.

Yeah only decent trade I've had since Lockdown was trading my physical copy of Control on PS4 for $21 after buying the digital copy on sale for just under $20.




#14305241 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by jrc84 on 10 July 2020 - 07:58 PM

You can’t state with certainty most of GameStop’s policies because they’re not enforced hard enough. Your experience is different from most others in regards to this.


Not sure even GS can state with certainty most of GS's policies. Did not notice much chatter on the topic, where are you getting your "most others" data?


#14305266 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by MaximusDM on 10 July 2020 - 10:13 PM

So everything that is on sale doesn't stack with the buy 2/3/4 % off sale. What a joke this company is.




#14305121 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by BudzMcGee on 10 July 2020 - 01:46 PM

They don't do free shipping, it's a lie. They charge you shipping, but divide the shipping cost between the number of items you purchased and deduct them from the price of each item on the invoice. If you keep the item, technically you get the dicing price, and if you return it, you only get the discounted portion back and not the full amount.

If you return the full thing, then you're eating the full shipping cost

I'm just curious if anyone is aware of any other company (especially of Gamestop's size) that does this?  

 

 

Sadly, Gamestop and common sense rarely go hand in hand.

 

By the way, was going to pre-order "Ghost of Tsushima" today and on the game page, even before putting in my address or any info, it says "expect it between July 22 and July 24", which is a bit longer than their standard 2-4 business days after release spiel. The game releases on the 17th. The page for the game looks a little different than it did a couple of days ago. Amazon has apparently posted similar delays as well, if not worse.

 

Also lame is that you can't use more than two gift cards towards an online purchase. I just tried three...no can do. Had somehow never tried this before in past years (before Covid-19, I did all pre-ordering in-store). I have several active gift cards that have been deducted/dwindled down over the years. Four of them would pay for the game in full but I can only use two. Silly.

I would almost consider using 2 of your gift cards to buy something online and then return in store (where they will almost certainly give you cash back for the return) so that technically you can use them towards your online purchase with the third card.  Had no idea of that limit.  Man gamestop.com is a dumpster fire. 

But hey, they went and updated the styling of the "add to cart" button and the buttons for delivery and in store pick up.  That's what we were all asking for right? 




#14305036 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by shadowysea07 on 10 July 2020 - 01:33 AM

Sadly, Gamestop and common sense rarely go hand in hand.

 

By the way, was going to pre-order "Ghost of Tsushima" today and on the game page, even before putting in my address or any info, it says "expect it between July 22 and July 24", which is a bit longer than their standard 2-4 business days after release spiel. The game releases on the 17th. The page for the game looks a little different than it did a couple of days ago. Amazon has apparently posted similar delays as well, if not worse.

Yep my preorders are all delayed as well to between the 28th and the 31st according to the emails I got from amazon.  They also sent me an email saying arise is no longer releasing this year (everyone already knew about that) and changed the release date to blank which is a first.




#14304924 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by EndOfGreen on 09 July 2020 - 06:56 PM

I was told something similar about a replacement order of mine from 2 weeks ago but I was also told I'd get an email for my replacement order (after my 2nd call, on Monday this week)... but nothing after 2 business days. Did you get an email or anything for your replacement order?


I called them June 17th regarding a completely lost order from May. I was told I'd be getting an order confirmation and tracking number, and would get it in 3-5 days. I didn't get my order or the confirmation in 10 days, so I called back I think the 27th and was told it wasn't even processed yet. It's July 9th and I still havent received anything. I guess you just have to trust that you'll even get it.


#14304632 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by srocky26 on 08 July 2020 - 08:25 PM

The package shipped via USPS but thanks for the lame and weak personal attack.

Maybe you should read the whole post before commenting. You look foolish otherwise.


That’s how UPS mail innovations works... UPS picks it up and delivers it to USPS. Tracking on USPS will stay as awaiting pickup until they get it. Doesn’t matter if the GS link says it’s shipped USPS.

I’ll let you try it and wait for an apology.


#14304312 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by topchief1 on 07 July 2020 - 05:03 PM

Video game stores should not have to threaten you to preorder stuff, if you want to get it, unless gamestop stands for "we've stopped selling games because they were taking up valuable room for Funko pops."


#14304231 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by SephirothWF on 07 July 2020 - 05:11 AM

Don't believe them. Niche titles like Catherine, sure...but not AAA games. The several copies of Last of Us 2 sitting on the shelf since release say otherwise. If you are desperate to buy it new from GS, just order it online.




#14304217 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by romeogbs19 on 07 July 2020 - 04:26 AM

This, for sure. For example, employee at my GS told me if I don't pre-order "Ghost of Tsushima", chances are they won't have any extra copies, at least not right away. Not sure if that's just one of their tactics to encourage you to pre-order or not but this seems to vary from store to store. With TLOU2, I know some stores only got their pre-orders and some got quite a few extra.

This makes sense from a standpoint of trying to cut down on having any extra unsold inventory on current gen. It may be a strategy to horde capital to weather the recession and with the virus here for the long haul, a more digital storefront future.

Sadly, if stocking inventory on retail space/shelves isn't a long term goal (again, makes sense), it also means big rounds of more and more store closings and layoffs are incoming.


#14304208 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by Freeze Time on 07 July 2020 - 03:40 AM

Who is "someone"?

Maybe the person The Beatles are singing about?

 




#14303436 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by Macedon911 on 04 July 2020 - 12:01 AM

I ordered Final Fantasy VII and the case came with Monkey King instead... This was obviously done on purpose. Why would they even do this?!


#14303151 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by Trakan on 03 July 2020 - 02:33 AM

Do not respond to problematic posts.  Report and ignore.




#14303153 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by friggotha on 03 July 2020 - 03:02 AM

Weird someone got banned who I didn't see causing problems, whereas the instigators is/are still around.

 

Sale at GS tomorrow, if anyone concerned:

 

search string:

ANIME-COLLECTIBLES-SALE7320

 

As always, have fun!  [or try to..]

 

Not my interests .. maybe someone elses.




#14303078 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by Pthrilla2 on 02 July 2020 - 11:00 PM

I did not want to start a new thread and I know this is not a deal but i wanted to let everyone know that next gen games maybe $70 going forward.

 

https://www.theverge...-increase-games

 

People are going to be upset by this and it does not help that the first game to announce this price increase is an annualized sports game. If this had been announced by a original next gen game I think this would have gone over much better. I however am not that upset about it. It has been over 10 years since a price increase so I figured we are overdue for a price increase.

 

Anyway, this board is going to become more useful to find savings if all games going forward are $70 or higher.