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GameStop is Vile and Disgusting Part XXVII

Old 08-12-18, 09:43 PM
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After being found guilty Sheehan was sentenced to death and was executed at midnight, being buried alive by unsold FunkoPops.
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Old 01-29-19, 01:00 PM
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Gamestop buyout isn't going through (at least not in the near term) and the stock cratered today.
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Old 01-29-19, 02:07 PM
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I got a free $5 GC to Gamestop, so went in and picked up some trinkets to buy with it. The cashier tried to ring them up, but they were not in the system. So he tells me, “Looks like they’re free. Here you go.”

So, not vile and disgusting that trip.
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Old 01-29-19, 04:54 PM
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Thanks for the reminder, I also got that free $5 coupon and need to use it soon. Unfortunately that would require me to visit a GameStop
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Old 01-29-19, 05:25 PM
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I got one of those $5 coupons once. I tried it on a handful of items before giving up. Wasn't valid on anything I tried.
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Old 01-29-19, 06:41 PM
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I'm surprised this wasn't posted here before

GameStop cancels Kingdom Hearts 3 special edition PS4 pre-orders, infuriating fans

‘Unforeseen issue’ = ‘sold more preorders than we had consoles’

By Owen S. Good Jan 25, 2019, 5:22pm EST

GameStop canceled an unknown number of pre-orders for a special edition Kingdom Hearts 3 PlayStation 4 Pro because it sold too many of them.Customers who had their orders canceled were sent an email informing them of the problem, along with a $25 coupon code for a future GameStop order. Obviously, these customers were not charged for the canceled order. The email called it “an unforeseen issue,” but in a tweet this afternoon the retailer said it oversold its allotment of pre-orders.
https://twitter.com/GameStop/status/1088901333254516736

Many customers let the retailer know its apology and the gift certificate were unacceptable in light of the unit’s value and scarcity, and the fact some had sold or traded in another console in order to finance it.

Another Twitter user (video game voice actor Sean Chiplock, in fact) offered a more trenchant assessment of what caused the problem.

https://twitter.com/sonicmega/status...03279155662848

The $399 Kingdom Hearts 3 Limited Edition PS4 Pro is exclusive to GameStop and EB Games in the United States and Canada. It’s due to launch on Jan. 29 along with the game itself. Sony and Square Enix announced the bundle in mid-December. The console includes a 1 TB hard drive and a case design with a Kingdom Hearts series theme. A matching DualShock 4 controller is also included. The special edition console quickly sold out after it was announced.
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Old 02-23-19, 02:37 PM
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If anyone is a Pro member, today is their Pro Day sale. I looked at the ad and nothing really interest me. Also, their ads now run from Sunday to Saturday, instead of Wednesday to Tuesday.
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Old 05-21-19, 08:40 PM
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GameStop’s PowerUp Pro Rewards are getting a major downgrade

by Ben Lamoreux May 20, 2019

GameStop has been in a tough place for a long time. The once-prominent retailer is massively in debt, and turnover at executive positions is high. Naturally, they’re looking for ways to save money and stay in business. Unfortunately, that’s going to come at a cost to their most loyal fans. The retailer just announced a revamp to their PowerUp Pro Rewards program, and it’s a downgrade for customers.


With PowerUp Pro, customers pay a yearly fee in exchange for rewards, like bonuses on trade-ins. Previously, this subscription cost $14.99, but the price will soon increase to $19.99. Additionally, GameStop is changing up one of the most popular rewards. Pro members used to be able to get a 10% discount on used games and accessories. This is not included in the newly revamped version. Instead, customers get a monthly $5 coupon.A coupon is nice, but it’s nothing compared to the discount. Customers could potentially save a lot more than $5 with a constant 10% discount. On top of that, these coupons do not roll over to the next month. Use it or lose it. For GameStop, this guarantees that customers will return and make a purchase every month. If not, they forfeit one of the rewards they pay for. At least the new deal still includes a 10% bonus on trade-ins.This new version of PowerUp Pro is currently “in beta.” Eventually, it will become the standard. With an increase in price and a decrease in potential savings, I don’t see this going over well with most Pro members. It seems like a clear downgrade for those who make frequent purchases. Whether or not it’s a good financial move for the company remains to be seen.

Update: When this article was initially posted, I made the typo of saying “monthly fee” instead of “yearly fee.” Pro members only pay once per year, not once per month.

Update 2: GameStop PR Manager Michael Delgado has reached out to clarify some details. Delgado let us know that this new beta version of Pro will officially kick off on June 2 in 74 test stores. He clarified that GameStop’s objective is to “Create a stronger benefit that appeals broadly to all PowerUp Pro Rewards members.” The new $5 coupon can be used more broadly than the past reward of a 10% discount on used games and appliances. Delgado claims that according to GameStop’s consumer research, the new coupon is more popular than the old discount.

https://www.nintendoenthusiast.com/2...jor-downgrade/
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Old 05-21-19, 09:05 PM
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GameStop’s objective is to “Create a stronger benefit that appeals broadly to all PowerUp Pro Rewards members.” The new $5 coupon can be used more broadly than the past reward of a 10% discount on used games and appliances.
Funny how spin works. Remove features and claim it's stronger.

Then again I got a $5 reward once. I spent a half hour in GS trying to find something to use it on and left in frustration. It wouldn't work on anything.
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Old 05-21-19, 09:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Michael Corvin View Post
Funny how spin works. Remove features and claim it's stronger.

Then again I got a $5 reward once. I spent a half hour in GS trying to find something to use it on and left in frustration. It wouldn't work on anything.
Best Buy pulled a similar shit 2 years ago when they changed their rewards program. Their spin was that "customers had asked for the new changes". Well, those changes included cutting in half the reward points earned, which again, no one had asked for.

Another stupid thing that I have noticed at Gamestops recently is that they have a clearance section with a mix of toys, shirts and other stuff and they have put yellow stickers, with a huge CLEARANCE label on them but with the same retail price they had on the store. So it's on clearance with the regular store price.
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Old 05-21-19, 11:41 PM
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If we can't have retail record store chains, we sure as shit shouldn't have retail videogame chains!
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Old 05-21-19, 11:45 PM
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Re: GameStop is Vile and Disgusting Part XXVII

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Funny how spin works. Remove features and claim it's stronger.

Then again I got a $5 reward once. I spent a half hour in GS trying to find something to use it on and left in frustration. It wouldn't work on anything.
If you're stupid enough to shop at Game Stop regularly, you're certainly stupid enough to be convinced it's an upgrade.
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Old 05-22-19, 12:42 PM
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If you're stupid enough to shop at Game Stop regularly, you're certainly stupid enough to be convinced it's an upgrade.
Strong words here... If you know what you are doing, Gamestop can be a gold mine. I haven't given a dollar in real money to Gamestop this generation...own every console, every new game that I want (my kids want), etc. Just picked up a 2nd X on Pro Day and am sitting on a dozen or so Switch games that I will trade for $400+ this weekend. Always have $500+ in credit, it will be disappointing when they finally go under.
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Old 05-22-19, 02:49 PM
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Getting an extra 10% off used product was always the biggest, arguably the only true selling point to their yearly subs. Haven’t had one for years, and I sure wouldn’t pay for one now, especially with a $5 increase.
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