Exploiting Gamestop, Is it bad?

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  1. Sage Gaara
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    Alright so the other day Saints Row IV came out, for me it was sort of a spur of the moment urge to buy it, now of course I didn't have the money, but I found one of their deals (found here: http://www.gamestop.com/trade2) I had an old copy of City Folk and a couple 3DS games NOW, here's the random idea I had, what happens when you peel off a sticker of 3DS game? I remember a lot of people peeled their GBA games so I was like hmm, so I peeled my Ocarina of Time 3DS game and it came CLEAN OFF, I have one shit 3ds game (Spirit Camera: The Cursed Memoir) so my douchebag brain hatched the idea of switching the stickers and cases, So I put the Ocarina of Time sticker on the Cursed Memoir Card and put it in the Zelda Case and hauled to Gamestop AND IT WORKED. I traded in City Folk and a masked copy of Cursed Memoir to get a copy of SR 4 fresh out of release. I immediately called a friend of mine when I got home and told him, he practically died laughing and I told him he should probably tell his manager about that, but how could something so easily exploitable go unnoticed? There's no way to trace trade-ins (I asked my friend) so you can't ban the person from the store or anything. I just can't comprehend how something like that isn't noticed atleast until someone buys the masked copy but they can't do anything about it besides refund the person, probably peel the sticker off themself an re-label the game. It's insanity.

    P.S. Don't buy Saints Row 4 for the story, The ending is total poop
     


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    inb4 only two responses come from this question

    1.Gamestop exploits people so it's ok to exploit them.

    2.You did a bad thing *scold* *scold* *scold*
     
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    This is why the people at my local gamestop are told to test the games they get before handing over the money. I've done this several times.
     
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    I agree with both, I felt kind of like an ass doing but at the same time I went in the other day to trade in four PS3 games and they were like "12 bucks".
     
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    As much as I hate Gamestop you aren't really screwing them, you're screwing whoever buys that copy of Cursed Memoir.

    :yay:
     
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    Sometimes when you get a reputation with the Gamestop (going in a lot) and you trade in a lot they stop checking them.
     
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    The person may shit bricks, "Wait, this is supposed to be Zelda, WAT? WAT THE FOOK M8"
     
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    The person will just come back and they'll probably refund them or give them the game they actually wanted.
     
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    That's what i'm saying will probably happen, it'll be a while before it does though because right now a Used and New copy of OOT3DS sells for the same at Gamestop
     
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    Poor 9 year old Jimmy's parents won't take him back to GameStop the same day. :( Stuck with his shiny new 3DS, and a game he can't even play since it uses AR cards.

    EDIT: I'm teasing a bit. I mean sure you can do it but if I went to GameStop, bought LoZ, got home and found out I got a copy of Cursed Memoir (Which is a good game IMO.) I'd be pissed.
     
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    ok as much as i find this funny...........THATS STEALING/counterfiting now if that was money you'd deal with the secret service and do HARD TIME (back on track) it's just plain wrong to mind f*ck a little kid or a grown man
     
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    made me lul
     
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    You shouldn't be such a scumbag and switch labels.

    Just keep your games or sell them on Ebay if you want some money back.
     
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    le lul, it was an experiment, I literally decided in the same say I wanted Saints Row 4 and spawned that idea.
     
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    Oh god no.
    You're one of those people ._.
    Nvm, I retract me reply.
     
  18. Saturosias

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    While Gamestop has long made a profit ripping off unaware buyers/sellers, they do straight-up tell you how much you're going to get when you sell the game -- this is just counterfeit, very wrong no matter what the excuse.
     
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    Hey, hey, hey what do you mean "those people"


    It's a form of counterfeiting, yes, but I expect more of a pat on the shoulder for letting the numbnuts know they should check their games right at the time of trade in as opposed to looking at it for 2 seconds.
     
  20. Gahars

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    But that's right.
     
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