At 9/22/09 10:07 PM, TheShrike wrote:
Right. Because supporting a retailer who deliberately shafts the customer is so smart.
Gamestop has fulfilled my needs my whole life, and not once have they cheated me. Sure, I don't quite like the clerk who works there right now. Some fatso who only knows about 360 games and nothing about Wii games. He tried to tell me that there were going to be Metroid 1 and 2 remakes on the Wii. The real information is that Metroid Prime 1 and 2 were ported to the Wii in a bundle that Wii known as the Metroid Prime Trilogy that includes all 3 games now with motion control.
Aside from SOME poor choices in who gets to work, Gamestop is damn near flawless. You have two choices in this world if you want good deals on games, sites like Ebay where you can gamble hoping you don't get your game in pieces, or a local Gamestop where you don't have access to ridiculously old games, but you do get fair prices for what's there. Just a few dollars more if you want your game to work. :)
So you can wait for the price to drop, but...
but what??? Do you think you can find a flaw in my words???
You go there to pre-order games? What about waiting for the price to drop?
OH DURR HURR U GOT ME THAR
It's an option. I've actually only preordered three times in my life. LOZ Twilight Princess, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, and Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2.
Right, I wouldn't say a game I don't want has no value to me. If I'm going to sell it, I go to the highest bidder, online and off. And since my disks are immaculate, I get a better price selling them myself, much better than any trade-in store could possible give.
True, there's a sign of a good businessman/salesman.
You may have a valid point about older systems' games, but who buys games for older consoles? Collectors? Anyone else? I've long since sold all my dear old systems, even my beloved dreamcast.
I don't see how people can really do that. Even when the console serves them no purpose. Like my Gamecube. With a Wii, I don't need it. But I don't want to sell it. I'd rather give it to a friend who has a lack of consoles. Oh shit, I should offer it to Joey.
Anyway, you've even sold PS2 and Gamecube games and such? Geez, I would sure miss some of those classics. The Ratchet games, God of War, Paper Mario 2, my LOZ Collector's Edition which includes four Zelda games.
Selling used games as new,
Prove it. If they really do that, they wouldn't price a used game (labeled as "USED") for only two dollars less than one labeled as "NEW".
the fact that they open stock before selling it,
It's not like they throw out the case, goddamn.
Oh well, I guess they do for GBA games. But how would they fit all those boxes?
Speaking of which, that's the reason Gamestop and EB games no longer sell Fifth Gen (N64 vs. PS1) games. They can't fit every damn game. You have to understand that. A smart thing to do would be making new stores that are two storied. Have the second floor full of really old games, not sell them on Ebay (which is why Ebay almost always has the old game you're looking for).
the shitty dollar value they assign to trades, etc.
Meh, I still don't sell games unless they're so terrible I can't stand to look at them. And I still have some of them, I just never got around to selling them. I let them collect dust like any other good boy.
And no, I don't want a magazine subscription, thanks for asking.
They're just trying to make a quick buck. You would too if you were a manager.
Great prices, true. You can get an old Pokemon game for two dollars...in pieces of course. At least Gamestop checks to make sure used games work.LOL
Who burned you, kiddo? There's actually plenty of reputable places to buy from.
Here's one example: http://www.gameexpress.com/
And those are all *new*, unopened copies, unless explicitly labeled used. I've bought several games I couldn't find at any local resellers, including EBG/GS.
Alright, alright, so let's say we'd like to purchase Super Mario Bros. 3? 30 dollars? gee.
Yeah, yeah, I know. Looking for such an old game isn't entirely fair. Let's look for Goldeneye for the Nintendo 64. Oops, not there, Chief. In fact, there are no good Nintendo 64 games on that list. Golly.
How about some good old Super Smash Bros. Melee for the Gamecube? Oh goshdarnit, not even such a popular, common game. The only two I personally would reccomend here in the Gamecube section are Paper Mario 2 for 20$ (which should be no challenge to find at a local Gamestop for a similar, if not, cheaper price) and Pokemon XD Gale of Darkness for 28$.
Alright, Alright! Enough of the past, let's go find my new favorite game Mario and Luigi 3 for the DS. Here it is. Alright, not a bad price. But you have to consider shipping. Shipping to my area of Southern California costs $7.42. Leading to a total of 41.42$ to purchase this game. And if I recall, I got it at Gamestop NEW for almost $38. But the price isn't the big problem here. I'll tell you that big problem in a little bit.
Let's search up Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Here we go, $46. Plus a shipping cost of $7.63. The idea of finding Brawl at a local Gamestop for more than $53.63 is laughable.
I'm just picking random examples here, random games, let's try for Pokemon Platinum. The total for me would be $39.62. And I SWEAR I saw it yesterday for $30 at gamestop, but I could be mistaken of course.
Now, I don't want to burn out the remaining letters that I'm entitled to for one post, so let's skip ahead to that "big problem" I promised.
ALL OF THESE GAMES ARE USED
Now, you told me that they're all new. Tell me where you heard this. Because I checked this little section of the site, and it doesn't quite say anything about all their products being new.
Oh my, Lucy you have some splaining to do
I'm joining the Speech and Debate Team at school, what do you think? :3
Figure I could take time off from my NG VG BBS Hiatus to practice that old part of my brain I've been resting.