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SideQuestsSuck

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#14305030 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by SideQuestsSuck on 10 July 2020 - 01:16 AM

I wanna love GS but they really make it hard.

In a store yesterday, wanted to get X1 Trine Collection at $3.99 PO. Looking right at the damned thing in store but can't "add to cart" & the store that did have it, couldn't check out.

What's the point?? Why not just match in store if you're using a store's inv anyways?

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.




#14303951 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by SideQuestsSuck on 06 July 2020 - 03:07 AM

My store is in St. Louis County with the same ordinance but while the workers are wearing masks and gloves, they aren't forcing others to wear masks.

Here in Texas, the GS I went to today was very well run. Everyone required to have masks and they had floor spots marked off every six feet where you had to stand in line. Our area has been hit very hard by the virus, so I get it.




#14299716 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by SideQuestsSuck on 21 June 2020 - 02:28 AM

A second wave is coming, I believe GameStop will close for good, they can’t handle another wave, and it’s going to get worse this time.

I've always found a good indicator of when a company is about to shut down is when their customer service/contact methods evaporate and they become borderline unreachable.

 

Many of us here have documented how difficult it is to reach GS on the phone (and this was even well before the Pandemic). When I had lost package shipping issues over the 2019 Black Friday, I sent about a half dozen emails to their orders email address advertised on their website, over the course of 3 weeks. None of them were ever answered. I never did get someone on the phone to help, either. It is very obvious Gamestop has severely cut back its "customer service" and it was never all that to begin with. Not sure about everyone else's experience contacting physical stores (I'm talking *before* the Pandemic), but for me...it's a rarity when someone actually answers the phone at a Gamestop location over the last year+. Last Fall, I drove 20 miles to buy an actual Vita release (Death Mark) and the manager there apologized and said their phones haven't worked reliably in weeks, despite his continued pleas higher up to fix them. When the infrastructure and effort to fix problems break down...that tells you all you need to know.

 

I think it's all but assured Gamestop will close for good eventually...the only real question is, when. 




#14298884 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by SideQuestsSuck on 18 June 2020 - 04:09 AM

For what it's worth, I pre-ordered XC DE at GS, accepting only the free shipping method, and it shipped 2 days prior to launch, to arrive at my place on launch day, via UPS.

I'd like to think GS timed the ship date to correspond to the estimated shipping time.

My stores were all closed, so I didn't really have many options. Walmart and other mega stores are a germ haven, with some customers refusing to wear masks. I was willing to wait for slower mail, but having received it on launch day was a pleasant surprise.

The backlog is getting dustier. Great game!

That's pretty good...I hope that's the case with my TLOU2 pre-order. I just think it's ludicrous to have to pay an extra $10 to get the game on release day, so I opted for the free shipping. Ordinarily, I would have picked up the game at a store on release day, but these days...oh well. I have had pretty poor experiences with GS shipping to my house, so just crossing my fingers that it shows up at all. To be fair, some of my issues have been due to dreadful UPS. Just wish GS shipped via the USPS, like Best Buy does. Not sure about y’all but I’ve had far fewer issues with the USPS than UPS. UPS drivers have a very interesting interpretation of “left package at door”.


#14285707 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by SideQuestsSuck on 02 May 2020 - 02:44 AM

Would easily pay $35 for a box of a GOTG like Cory in da House. The actually contents are pretty funny though lol

The NG+ of Cory in da House is insane...makes Bloodborne look like Mary Poppins.




#14285138 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by SideQuestsSuck on 30 April 2020 - 03:08 AM

I have a exciting date with a GameStop employee, she has eyes like a caterpillar and skin like a turtle. I’m beyond excited wish me luck!

i'm sure it'll end with her asking you to pre-order TLOU 2.




#14281176 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by SideQuestsSuck on 15 April 2020 - 02:11 AM

I’ve been on hold for 3 days. This is why I don’t bother calling gs anymore

I would love to know how many actual representatives GS has answering phones. I wouldn't be surprised if it was less than 10.




#14276115 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by SideQuestsSuck on 28 March 2020 - 02:09 AM

What are you guys and gals spending your checks on? I’m getting an Xbox Series X and and PS5

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#14274590 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by SideQuestsSuck on 22 March 2020 - 01:21 AM

"Sir, just a sec, before you drive away...would you like to pre-order The Witcher 4?".




#14272521 Walmart YMMV In Store Clearance Thread I (READ THE FAQs)

Posted by SideQuestsSuck on 17 March 2020 - 02:09 AM

I also highly doubt the power will go out due to a virus. This isn't I Am Legend.

If Will Smith comes for my PS4, there will be fighting.




#14265748 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by SideQuestsSuck on 21 February 2020 - 02:23 AM

I won't even remotely considering ordering a PS5 or XBox One Series X on gamestop.com.  Probably not in store either.

Me neither. Simply don't trust them. Back in 2014, I bought a "new" PS3 at a GS and it was clearly scratched up and in used condition when opened. They have a culture of viewing opened items as new, and not just the whole "last copy unwrapped" thing. I was stunned to find out it pertains to shipping too. This past Black Friday, I bought a "New" game on Gamestop.com and it was unwrapped when it got to me and very clearly not brand new. No idea if it was pre-owned or the infamous "display copy" from somewhere. I had thought that nonsense only happened in-store but nope. Just reeks of cheapness. Call me naive but when I buy something in "New" condition on a retail website, I expect it to arrive in New condition. At least when you're in-store, you have a choice whether to choose the unwrapped 'last copy standing' or pass it up. Online, you shouldn't have to wonder if your New game is actually New or an opened copy from Paducah.

 

TIV is the only reason I step inside a GS anymore. I got $25 for "Outer Worlds" today. BB only gives you $15 for it. I just hope I'm not saving up GS credit for what will be the liquidation mad stampede rush. 




#14265532 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by SideQuestsSuck on 20 February 2020 - 03:02 AM

I took awhile off from this thread, came back tonight...and I feel like Rick Grimes waking up in the hospital.




#14241295 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by SideQuestsSuck on 06 December 2019 - 02:41 AM

..How can anybody really be surprised in 2019 about GameStop's "new" bullshit?

I'm used to it "in-store". Didn't think they'd actually pull the same gabage with a new game purchase made via online shipping, where you have no option to decline getting an opened “new” game as you can when in the physical store. Returned it to a store tonight for store credit. The manager told me that every time GS asks his store to ship a new game to someone and there's only the unsealed copy left, he refuses. Wish more were like him.


#14240337 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by SideQuestsSuck on 04 December 2019 - 12:11 AM

Just not my holiday year. Gamestop/UPS shipment of Resident Evil 2 and DMC 5 apparently stolen off my front porch. Either that, or the driver still has ‘em. For some reason, the package containing Trine Collection for the Switch was left unharmed on my porch. Guess thieves don’t like puzzle platformers? Oh well....someone will get to enjoy two great games. I hope they have a wonderful time.


#14238243 Black Friday 2019 Video Game Deals - Master Thread, Spreadsheet, and General...

Posted by SideQuestsSuck on 30 November 2019 - 01:15 AM

It did seem like the video game displays were much smaller and/or fewer than years past. My Target had one two sided display of games and that was it. Was like 4 last year and most of them were 4 sided. Same with Wal Mart. I was able to get the games I wanted online, so it still worked out ok for me. I just picked up movies in store. Spent too much, but I do that every year, lol.

I've noticed this at other retailers too this week, like Best Buy. Most of the bigger sale titles were not even stocked for Black Friday. Almost seems like there's been a decision to scale back for physical titles this BF and just concede to online sales instead. Case in point, some of the bigger titles are already sold out on retailer websites, since they're mostly unavailable at b&m stores.