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Gamestop is the devil. I'd just as soon give my games away than let them rape me in the butt by giving me shit for my trade in's.
I remember as a kid, I loved GameStop cause the only people who worked at EB games was old retarded business men. GS was small but had gamers behind the counter who knew their stuff. But fast forward a few years and you see GS grows, then a couple years ago, GameStop bought out every single other gamestore in the region. Now there are no game stores other than Gamestop in most areas. The kid grew up to be the sith lord, sad really.
whoa gamestop was still called gamestop when you were a kid? When I was a kid it was called Funcoland...
I am seriously considering Gamefly but I want to go for their most basic package which is around $15/month. Now, can any Gameflyers please tell me if the service is worth it? Do they take forever to ship the game. I am located in Houston, TX so if someone in Houston could please share their experience as I heard that Gamefly's service can differ depending on your city.
@zeeshan, I've used Gamefly before and I have a few thoughts on the matter. With Gamefly, if you were planning to get it, you definitely should get the deal that gives you 2 games out at a time. Depending on where you live, it can take over a week to get a new game in after you send the old one in. Having 2 games at a time at least gives you more chance to still have a game. The benefits to Gamefly, is that they have a massive selection of games, and even some of the more niche titles they will carry. the downside is that their games can end up being in very limited quantities, which can mean very long wait times for the games you really want to play, and the amount of time it takes from when you send a game back to them to when you get a new game that they have in medium to high availability can be anywhere from a week to two weeks depending on where you live. As an alternative, there is something similar that Blockbuster does called the "Gamepass". Basically it's the same premise, only that instead of sending games in somewhere, you will go directly into Blockbuster to switch them. It's only 1 game at a time (unless you want to pay a decent amount more for 2 games), but because you can go directly there to switch out games, you shouldn't need more than 1 out at a time. It's very convenient, and generally speaking I have found this to be the better service. The only downside you should be aware of however, is that they generally have less variety (many less niche titles). In addition, you can get the "Combo Pass" instead of just the Gamepass, which will allow you to get either a movie or a game out, and it's the exact same price (about $22/month). I hope this has helped you some, and if you have any other questions, I'll try and help answer the best I can.
Big issue I have with GameStop is they have a monopoly on preorder DLC. You want the best preorder bonuses, GS has it. Which sucks. Nit that preorder bonuses are as good as they were 10 years ago. EX) inFamous's gigablade were GS preorder DLC for almost a year before is was available to everyone elae
amazon has been getting exclusive dlc for a lot of titles recently as well
Disagree. Bestbuy and their $30.00 in gift certificates beats out GS pre-order.
Like Jukins said, Amazon has been getting a lot of exclusive DLC as well, and in addition to the DLC, they have been offering a lot of Amazon gift cards with the purchases. Castlevania had a $20 gift card, Medal of Honor has a $20 gift card, and a lot of other upcoming games have between $10 and $20 in gift cards. My best suggestions for buying games: For used games, use a combination of Gamefly and GoHastings. Both of them seem to always give you the original case and manual, and the games I've received from them have always been in good condition. For new games, I generally use Amazon, since I never end up paying full price due to all the gift cards, and same-day shipping is only $1. That's my thoughts anyway.
I just traded in my copy of Halo Reach and they offered me like $30 for it. I was like lol wtf and gave it to my friend instead. Bunch of thieves.
amazon.com will give you $39 last I checked.
Why rip yourself off if you are going to buy a game for $60.00? Just rent.
LOL, so my friend called & told me that BestBuy is having crazy sales at this moment, something like a Thanksgiving Day Discounts. I decided to check it out http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA... http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA... and what do you know I found Splinter Cell Conviction for $19.99 & also FF13(Ps3) for $29.99. I called FutureShop & asked them if they will beat the price which they said yes & with an additional 10% discount. So what I did was call EBGames/Gamestop & asked how much are the trade in values for each games. They told me $30 each, lol this is where I scammed the scam artist(EBGames/Gamestop). I went to FutureShop & bought (2)Splinter Cell Conviction for $17.54 each & FF13(Ps3) for $26.77, prices reduced due to additional $10% discount. I then went to EBGames/Gamestop & Sold (2)Splinter Cell Conviction for $30 each & then used that $60 to pre-order Gran Turismo 5. So I made around $25 from EBGames/Gamestop & only actually paid about $30 for Gran Turismo from my pocket. I'm a genius, I'm EBGames/Gamestop worst Nightmare..lol Guys & do check the link I provided, it is legit & do what I did. ROB THEM BACK!!! Ohh yeah I also took out the "Ghost Recon Future Soldier" beta voucher from both cases, lol.. me sooooo BAD
If you make at least $20/hour and you add tax plus any cost for gas (if applicable), then you really did save much.
@gamingdroid, what the F, are you a shopping analyst. Before you jump to conclusion, how about you have thoughts of .. "Does he live by the mall, that has all these Stores in one Area". How about you STFU & think before you speak, & don't judge/comment shyt you don't know about. And by the way, I do IT work Network Administrator OK, but will not look at a deal & leave it.. so again STFU. Oh yeah & I walked to the Mall, I'm not a lazy ass like you probably is, so I saved GAS.. You happy, stupid kids jumping to conclusion like they The Great Boudini. How about you go do some school homework. And YES I DID SAVE, how the hell you going to tell me I didn't save, when everything you said was just a "Jealous Speech". Go Pay Full Price!!!
I didn't assume anything. I simply put forward a scenario to point out that many people drive around town and do a lot of work to save a few bucks. More often than not, they are earning next to nothing for their time. Based on your angry and assumption based comment, I must say that the mature person here isn't you considering you are: - telling people they are jealous? - using more or less profanity and all around rude - telling people to shut up because you don't have a better retort - assumed the other party is a student By the way, most of my stuff is bought on sale. For instance, I recently bought a Halo: Reach Limited Edition console for less $300. So no, I don't pay full price of everything and I haven't done so for video games in ages. I suggest you read carefully what I said and notice the "if" with a calm mind. No apology needed! ;)
That's what you get for being an idiot and trying to trade in the best game ever made.
Gamestop is the biggest rip off ever. Just buy your games from Amazon. No tax, great shipping w/ Prime, gift cards, etc.
College students get a year of Amazon Prime for free. Recommend you look into it. Great deal IMO.
i've had gamefly for a while now it's pretty sweet.
lol without Gamestop, I like how it specifically leaves it out
#1 Shop at Amazon. With their promotional offers, and high trade-in amounts, I haven't paid real money for a game in months, and I've bought everything that's come out.
i agree...i shop amazon. Sometimes they offer $10-$20 off your next game purchase, free release date delivery and preorder bonuses like bonus outfits and levels
Its a really lame and lackluster store. I usually just go to bestbuy.
*sigh* The only place we can get games in my city are Walmart - No pre order bonuses (I don't think, and if they do, they probably suck) Hastings - Overprices everything, then creates special "deals" (which are complete bullsh*t by the way). Take for instance Valkryia Chronicles: that game costs like 34 or 37 bucks at hastings, while I can buy it at gamestop for 20. For MW2, they are still charging full price while gamestop is charging 40. For CoD4 and WaW they are charging like 34-40 bucks (when gamestop charges like 20-30 I think), and it's not just with CoD games and a few select games, it's with everything. Bunch of con artists. and finally Gamestop, the best choice in my city for an actual physical store to buy games. We've had like 2 independent game stores in my city over the past 10 years, but they went out of business, presumably because of gamestop.
Shipping can take few days but I save money there is large amounts.
You and me both brother. TONS of money saved. There sales are insane.
Cause I like to collect. Not that I play most of my (124) ps3 games, dunno why I collect them really... but I find If I ever sell one, that suddenly becomes the game I find myself wanting to play.
even if you like to collect gamefly can save you money rent it play it either keep it at a discounted price or send it back and get another game. feel that itch to play it again rent it again
Yeah that's fair enough.
Agree with jukins you can keep any game you rent and they have a nice used game section.
I get my games at best buy. Amazon is good too but where i live there's no safe place to get the delivery so i don't do it as much.
Been a Gamefly member since 2007 and have bought 58 360 and PS3 games. I will never buy from Gamestop again. I get 10% off all games with a used discount and Gamefly dollars every 3 months. My only wish would be for Gamefly to go global so everyone could enjoy the service.
Except I've been going to GameStop/EB Games/Funcoland for over 10 years and haven't brought anything from them in awhile now. Around the EB Games/Funcoland era however, going to those stores was worth it but the way we purchase and play games today has changed dramatically, and for the better if you ask me. To anyone who purchases games: save yourself the gas, time, and money and avoid doing business with GameStop. Ordering online is the most efficient way of buying games today: there's no tax (Amazon), free shipping (Amazon and other sites), better trade in value (Amazon again), and there are better incentive programs/deals for purchasing games (amazon, best buy etc).
I know for a fact that I got a copy of Persona 3: FES for 8 bucks at EB that would have cost me 19-25 online (not to mention the waiting). And this was only after my order with a 3rd party seller on Amazon got canceled, after they suddenly realized they didn't actually have it in stock.
Ok I just don't understand people why they complain about gamestop? Before gamestop where in the world could u have traded in any games and get something out of it towards buying other games? I understand you may want more out of the game then but it is a business when you buy a new car for $30,000 do you think in a few years your going to get that on trade it after you put miles on it NO! Gamestop is business that is there to help out the consumer to get rid of games and systems that they don't want anymore and get something they want and even buy stuff used at a lower price then paying the God awful $60 for new games. Now if you want more then they want to give you then by all means sell it on ebay or amazon and wait the days for the sell to end and sometimes hope the buyer pays you the winning bid if not have to do it again.Gamefly doesn't even give you credit towards another game it goes toward your memebership. So for all those people who complain about gamestop just go somewhere else pay that $60 for that new game and I will buy 2 or 3 used games for the same price as you paid for only one. Here is your SIGN!
I don't see anything wrong with shopping at Gamestop. That's how capitalism works. If you don't like it, go to China (though it'll be pretty much the same there)
Actually, if you don't like it, you shop somewhere else. That's really how capitalism works. There's nothing wrong with shopping at Gamestop. It's just hardly the most ideal option when there's a hundred better ones available.
Don't go to gamestop/ebgames. Just go to future shop or best buy.
I remember at one time years ago they used to give a decent to good amount of money(yeah that's right, cold hard cash instead of stupid store credit that they only give out now)for your used games, but now-a-days they give you next to nothing literally and figuratively. Lol the last time(which was a long time ago) that I decided to try to trade in my game(s) at game stop they would not even give me enough to afford bus fare round trip to get there and back home and it was literally and figuratively a waste of my time making the trip. The game(s) was a good game(s) too and had everything(ie: manual, cover art, case) all in good condition, it really felt disrespectful and a slap in the face to me going to game stop trying trade in my game(s), I choose not to trade in the game(s) from then on. Now I just keep my games or would rather give away my games than trade them in to game stop, it is not just worth people's time and effort to trade in their game(s) at game stop, I have a few extra copies of games that were acquired by accident, but I rather hold on to them or give them away than trade them in at game stop. Though buying games from there is a different story, I have found decent deals there and I have had at least one horror story that happened to me shopping there: lets just say make sure and check in the game case(s) of the game that you bought before you go home to make sure it is the right game. Also if some stores have them look for multiple copies of the same used game that you intend to buy because I have encountered numerous times different prices for multiple copies of the same used game. Besides I always replay games that I have beaten eventually, so it would be basically useless for me trading in games that I have already beaten.
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