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Normally GameStop has been making some pretty stupid decisions that has led to it's decline, but this has me optimistic.

GameStop's new policy is that if you buy a game, but don't like it, you can return it in 48 hours and get your money back (minus tax) as store credit.

Not a full refund, but at least it's something. :)



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I can see so many people abusing this to basically get free games, lol. Buy a game, rush through it within two days, return it for credit, use that credit to buy another game, rinse and repeat...



Bristow9091 said:
I can see so many people abusing this to basically get free games, lol. Buy a game, rush through it within two days, return it for credit, use that credit to buy another game, rinse and repeat...

I never thought of that.



Bristow9091 said:
I can see so many people abusing this to basically get free games, lol. Buy a game, rush through it within two days, return it for credit, use that credit to buy another game, rinse and repeat...

Well I was going to write this smart ass reply (obviously exaggerated):

This is Gamestop. The amount of store credit you get for returning a game probably isn't even enough to buy a pack of gum ... and if it is ... well guess what Gamestop doesn't even carry that! 

...And then I realized that after reading the whole OP they actually give you all your money as credit (minus tax)

That's actually a pretty good deal. Almost makes me want to purchase Days Gone just to try it.



AngryLittleAlchemist said:
Bristow9091 said:
I can see so many people abusing this to basically get free games, lol. Buy a game, rush through it within two days, return it for credit, use that credit to buy another game, rinse and repeat...

Well I was going to write this smart ass reply (obviously exaggerated):

This is Gamestop. The amount of store credit you get for returning a game probably isn't even enough to buy a pack of gum ... and if it is ... well guess what Gamestop doesn't even carry that! 

...And then I realized that after reading the whole OP they actually give you all your money as credit (minus tax)

That's actually a pretty good deal. Almost makes me want to purchase Days Gone just to try it.

Why? Is Days Gone bad?



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CaptainExplosion said:
AngryLittleAlchemist said:

Well I was going to write this smart ass reply (obviously exaggerated):

This is Gamestop. The amount of store credit you get for returning a game probably isn't even enough to buy a pack of gum ... and if it is ... well guess what Gamestop doesn't even carry that! 

...And then I realized that after reading the whole OP they actually give you all your money as credit (minus tax)

That's actually a pretty good deal. Almost makes me want to purchase Days Gone just to try it.

Why? Is Days Gone bad?

No, it's just nice to have an insurance policy.



CaptainExplosion said:
Bristow9091 said:
I can see so many people abusing this to basically get free games, lol. Buy a game, rush through it within two days, return it for credit, use that credit to buy another game, rinse and repeat...

I never thought of that.

Abuse the system while you can! :D



Bristow9091 said:
I can see so many people abusing this to basically get free games, lol. Buy a game, rush through it within two days, return it for credit, use that credit to buy another game, rinse and repeat...

I would never abuse it like that but it's a great policy. The single biggest issue for me with console gaming is the fact that I can't try out games and see if I like it first before investing $60 into it. Steam lets me refund after 2 hours which isn't enough sometimes but it's better than nothing. Either way on PC I have other options to really try a game before I buy it. For consoles I would buy used and try it like that then get the digital version.



Bristow9091 said:
I can see so many people abusing this to basically get free games, lol. Buy a game, rush through it within two days, return it for credit, use that credit to buy another game, rinse and repeat...

 It's been a policy at EB Games Australia for ages and unlike the 2 offered here its 7 days, also believe it's for cash and not store credit.



betacon said:
Bristow9091 said:
I can see so many people abusing this to basically get free games, lol. Buy a game, rush through it within two days, return it for credit, use that credit to buy another game, rinse and repeat...

 It's been a policy at EB Games Australia for ages and unlike the 2 offered here its 7 days, also believe it's for cash and not store credit.

I always think I will use this but rarely do.

I don't have a major issue with EB Games in general, but once or twice when I have done this I got a fair chunk of 'put the money towards XYZ' pushback.



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