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THAT is pretty cool.



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forevercloud3000 said:
Ka-pi96 said:
So... 49 hours to become the new minimum time it takes to complete a game?

Uhg I dread the idea of speed runners trying to abuse this feature and rob developers of their hard work. Like going to the movies I personally don't think video games should be refundable because they are an IP that cannot be rebottled once it has been "consumed".

I will say that it helps that it is only 2 days from LAUNCH, not when they pick it up. It means they have to pick it up ASAP from a Gamestop store on Launch day to even participate. Could do wonders for getting those sales in early.

Not sure about this, but since the tax is not refundable, it's possible that the developers still receive the money for the game and GameStop is essentially just buying it back from you.

But I also think it's very anti-consumer for you to think it's not good to have a system which allows people to get a refund for a game they didn't like.

It's also possible to imagine a scenario where this actually increases sales, as more people could be willing to purchase a game knowing they can return it if they do not like it.

To me this is a good thing.



Ganoncrotch said:
wait... so you can get the full value of the game back if you bring it back in 48 hours? so.... could you buy the game at 5pm monday, return on weds at 4pm, bring in the game, return it... buy it again. come back friday at 3pm... wash rinse repeat? Handy way to rent out games for free indefinitely.

Read the fine print. :P

You don't get a refund for the tax spent. I think where I live the tax is like 8.25% or something like that, so almost $5. Also, you get your money back as in-store credit. It's also only applicable for new, $60 games, and the article isn't completely clear, but it might be the case that the 48 hour window is from the game's release, and not the time of purchase (although this I don't know about).

I know your post was in jest, but just sayin' :P



Jranation said:
THAT is pretty cool.

This is going to sound random, but I'm a developer, and while testing apps and stuff, I'll oftentimes have to upload an image from my machine. For the last few months, the picture that I've been using is your signature. Somehow I must have accidentally downloaded your sig's image to my computer.

The first time I saw the image on my machine I had no idea what it was or where it came from. I still don't know what it is, but now I know where it came from at least. :P



LivingMetal said:
The_Liquid_Laser said:

What is FUNK?

You know, that hard encrusted substance comprised but not limited to dirt, grime, food substances and DNA from the previous owner on the game cases and discs.  Just run your fingers over the outside of an in-store used game cover.  When you're through, dip your fingers in a vat of acid to wash it off.

Heh, I wouldn't consider that a new game, but knowing Game Stop, they would.



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RaptorChrist said:
Ganoncrotch said:
wait... so you can get the full value of the game back if you bring it back in 48 hours? so.... could you buy the game at 5pm monday, return on weds at 4pm, bring in the game, return it... buy it again. come back friday at 3pm... wash rinse repeat? Handy way to rent out games for free indefinitely.

Read the fine print. :P

You don't get a refund for the tax spent. I think where I live the tax is like 8.25% or something like that, so almost $5. Also, you get your money back as in-store credit. It's also only applicable for new, $60 games, and the article isn't completely clear, but it might be the case that the 48 hour window is from the game's release, and not the time of purchase (although this I don't know about).

I know your post was in jest, but just sayin' :P

There is some states that have no sales tax on games (I know from having my Nintendo Eshop account in one of those states so I don't pay extra for games from there) but yeah... it wouldn't matter about buying new games, if you bought a new game and returned it for your full amount as store credit... you could take a different new copy off the shelf and bring that home with you.

This idea of theirs smells of desperation and really is open to abuse.



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d21lewis said:
I feel for the employees and I don't want anyone to fail but I don't think I'll ever set foot in a GameStop again. It just isn't a pleasant experience. Last time I went was to grab a copy of Samus Returns for the 3DS.

What makes it unpleasant?



KLAMarine said:
d21lewis said:
I feel for the employees and I don't want anyone to fail but I don't think I'll ever set foot in a GameStop again. It just isn't a pleasant experience. Last time I went was to grab a copy of Samus Returns for the 3DS.

What makes it unpleasant?

The usual stuff, I guess. I barely remember. Often there's been salespersons trying to push me to buy things I didn't want, selling used games as new, or insanely long lines held up even longer by someone trading in some used stuff.

I used to have an insane number of reward points. I even got a free full priced game once. Then one day I went there and all of my points were gone and nobody could tell me what happened. Another time, my daughter got me a gift card that didn't work. Nobody could tell me why. Lastly, my switch to full digital sealed the deal.



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