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GrimmTrixX

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#14218283 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by GrimmTrixX on 13 October 2019 - 02:56 AM

Of course labor cost is significant and so is the cost to bring in new customers. I doubt it would be hard or expensive to have machines that at least test discs for data integrity.

Sadly, with games needing to be installed before you play them on most new consoles (which can take upwards of 20-60 min), we cannot test any games at the store. Also, most games require a day 1 update which can also take 15-20 min more with a good internet connection. However, our internet is very slow and basic just so we can test consoles that are traded in. Employees look at discs as they come in for trades. If they look too scratched, we charge for a refurb fee and that game disc is sent to the warehouse to be tested, checked, and/or buffed if it has problems that can be fixed.

We also do not have the counter space to have an Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, Wii U, 3DS, Switch, or a PS Vita plugged in or hooked up. This is why preowned games come with a 30 day guarantee, or can be extended by a 1 year warranty which is only $1-3 depending on the price of the game.

I know it sucks to bring a game home, have it not work, and have to come back to the store for a replacement or a different game if we have no replacement. But that is how most stores that sell use products work as we literally have hundreds of games traded in every day. It would take hours to test 100 games spanning 9-10 different consoles. But again, this is why they they have a guarantee for issues like this.

Since Xbox One and PS4 games install first, it's very rare for a game on those systems to not work since after the install, the disc is only needed for the system to check that the game is present, then it all runs from the Hard drive after that. I hope I helped with some clarifications. :)


#14198224 Amazon has Buy 1 Get 1 50% off on select games (Prime Eligible, released/pre-...

Posted by GrimmTrixX on 12 August 2019 - 03:49 AM

Plague tale is just xb1 version as well sadly. I'll probably still get it for my XB1, but I feel like its more of a PS4 title. Dunno why, I just do. Lol
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#14111571 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by GrimmTrixX on 29 December 2018 - 12:21 AM

Unsure if it's been mentioned, but Strategy guides at GS are currently 50% off.


#13817407 Limited Run Games Thread - RPG Masters of the Universe

Posted by GrimmTrixX on 26 August 2017 - 02:25 PM

I get why people don't open games, i reslly do. But as a game collector with over 3,550+ games, I buy games to play them. If a game is sealed, but I want to open it, i open it. I don't collect games to sell them one day. I will die with my collection and my next of kin can deal with it as they wish. Lol


#13813925 SNES Classic Discussion Thread

Posted by GrimmTrixX on 22 August 2017 - 10:29 PM

We all NEED to preorder multiples because I just KNOW some will get canceled. I have 3 so far, i need 3 total. But i am going to try for 1 or 2 more because im nervous that my 1 gamestop in-store and my 2 different bundles on gamestops app will not be honored due to all going to the same address. But we shall see.


#13813348 SNES Classic Discussion Thread

Posted by GrimmTrixX on 22 August 2017 - 06:01 PM

My gamestop wont even answer the phone lol


#13813060 SNES Classic Discussion Thread

Posted by GrimmTrixX on 22 August 2017 - 04:01 PM

The heck would they bundle with it? Think geek garbage?


#13812768 SNES Classic Discussion Thread

Posted by GrimmTrixX on 22 August 2017 - 11:31 AM

i was sleeping. sigh


Haha i know, right? The ONE night I DON'T have my usual insomnia.


#13789814 SNES Classic Discussion Thread

Posted by GrimmTrixX on 27 July 2017 - 02:30 AM

You can work a 9-5 and still get this. 24 hour Walmart and Meijer are your best bet. Scope out the store in advance, take a chair at 10 and you should be cool.

Right but this item will most likely only be available at store opening and to a handful of people. Cant wait in line thursday night when i gotta work at 8am on friday morning. And for 24 hour stores, theyll probably sell it at midnight which, again, theyll probably have a line.

Long story short, some of us rely on online purchases/preorders due to work schedules. Nothing wrong with preorders especially since im not a flipper and actually want one to play as I did when I got an NES classic. And if my friend didn't get one of those for me i'd be out of luck.


#13786463 SNES Classic Discussion Thread

Posted by GrimmTrixX on 23 July 2017 - 02:51 PM

Its absolutely crazy how hard this thread died once the walmart preorders came and went. I hope Target goes up soon cuz if i still get my 2 from Walmart (one for me and a brother in law), then I still need one more for my other brother in law and his son.


#13785852 SNES Classic Discussion Thread

Posted by GrimmTrixX on 22 July 2017 - 04:12 PM

If you use different account and different CC i think you'll be fine with extra orders...


Exactly. They'll cancel it if you use same account but make 2 orders with different cards as the limit was 2 per account. I preordered 2 and my order is doing fine. I also did it seconds before my email notification because I've left an internet window with all the preorder pages up since its announcement and I check it multiple times a day. Lol.

Also, those who's are being canceled might have preordered at the tale end of its availability and those might be the ones being canceled. Cuz I know that's happened to me in the past, NES classic being one of them (luckily my friend got one for me).


#13785365 SNES Classic Discussion Thread

Posted by GrimmTrixX on 22 July 2017 - 03:39 AM

So.. its like.. available on walmart.com and you can preorder 2 max. In for 2.


#13771063 SNES Classic Discussion Thread

Posted by GrimmTrixX on 06 July 2017 - 11:57 PM

I literally own all 20 of the games on the SNES Classic and I still want one for Star Fox 2 alone, since it's the closest thing to a physical release of that game that we will get.

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#13760381 SNES Classic Discussion Thread

Posted by GrimmTrixX on 29 June 2017 - 11:04 PM

Get rid of Secret of Mana

Replace with Actraiser


To each his own i guess. SoM is my favorite snes rpg and the main reason, nest to Starfox 2, why i want this thing.


#13543614 Cyber Monday 2016 Video Game Deals - Master Thread

Posted by GrimmTrixX on 27 November 2016 - 12:39 PM

Of course gcu works now after I bought infamous second son, bloodborne, until dawn, tearaway, dark souls 3, and a few others at their $3 more black Friday prices. Sigh. And best buy is not known for helping me out once I bought stuff already, especially if I bought it online. Sigh.