GameStop will be raising its Pro membership costs and phasing out its 10% off used games discount

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    There was once a time where GameStop was the place to get the latest games, when pre-orders were encouraged, and trading in your completed games was common. These days, GameStop has been struggling, attempting to adapt to a changing market too slowly, and drastically bleeding money each year because of it. Talks of buyouts from other companies and potential bankruptcy and debt have floated around amidst declining stocks and sales for the past two years. These factors have likely resulted in a new change being made to stores across the United States.

    Consumers that have shopped at GameStop in the past will likely be aware of their Power Up Rewards Pro program, which lets consumers pay $14.99 a year in order to receive higher trade-in value for their games, a subscription to a gaming magazine, and other minor perks. The most beloved part of their modern Power Up Rewards Pro service is the ability to take an extra 10% off any and all used games, but soon, that won't be around anymore. GameStop is making changes to the subscription, which will see a slight price increase from $14.99 to $19.99, and the phasing out of the 10% discount in favor of a new $5 monthly certificate. This coupon will be usable once a month, and will be applicable to more than just used products, though it's far more situational and isn't a constant perk, like how the 10% off coupon was. GameStop's new changes will roll out soon to various stores in order to test the waters, with all stores expected to make the change.

    Time will tell how this change will affect GameStop's dwindling consumer base, for the better or the worse. Things are looking bleak, and it might not be long before GameStop joins Toys 'R Us in bankruptcy.

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  1. SonowRaevius

    SonowRaevius GBAtemp Regular

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    This company needs to just go under already...
     
  2. Memoir

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    Somewhere, over there!
    I quit renewing when they killed their elite membership. It's a waste. Now it's just a waste of money. To be honest? I only went in there once this past year to buy Amazon cards... :o
     
  3. Idontknowwhattoputhere

    Idontknowwhattoputhere See i would put something here if i knew what to

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    I guess the games have stopped
     
  4. CoolStarDood

    CoolStarDood GBAtemp Regular

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    Everywhere and nowwhere at the same time o__0
    What the actual fuck.

    Its like they WANT to go under????
     
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  5. FAST6191

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    Do companies make such moves when they are not circling the drain?
     
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    Yes, but then it puts them in the drain a short time later, unless it is Apple.
     
  7. CoolStarDood

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    Everywhere and nowwhere at the same time o__0
    But actually tho, Apple fans are like zombies, but worse.
     
  8. KingVamp

    KingVamp Haaah-hahahaha!

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    :rofl2:

    I did use it to get cheaper games and get physical books, but now look at it. Glad I stop renewing a long time ago.

    I like how the first month is just you getting your $5 back. If you are not buying games every month, the discounts are wasted. So pointless.
     
  9. gman666

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    What do they even sell at Gamestop? I can't tell if they're a game store or a pawn shop...
     
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  10. TheMCNerd2017

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    Not really surprised, then have been going downhill for quite a while now.
     
  11. SkittleDash

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    GameStop in a nutshell -

    Hey, I have this brand new Xbox One X. Never opened. How much can I get from this?

    GameStop: How does $2 sound?
     
  12. MythicalData

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    This isn't a good move
     
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  13. DANOMINATOR

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    Yup. Physical gaming is dying. And GameStop is going to down with it. This is not good, and worst thing is, they're killing themselves by trying to save the business.
     
  14. sarkwalvein

    sarkwalvein There's hope for a Xenosaga port.

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    They sell dreams and hope. But they are a bit too expensive.
     
  15. m_babble

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    I'm sure people will be lining right up to renew.
     
  16. SonowRaevius

    SonowRaevius GBAtemp Regular

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    They sell shitty service and shilling to AAA companies.

    No seriously, you go in there to pay for a game and you have to listen to people that don't know anything about games/gaming accessories for the most part telling you to get/pre-order the latest Call of Duty or other big name title at the time.
     
  17. KingVamp

    KingVamp Haaah-hahahaha!

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    At most, you can get $40.01 in discounts (which you can't use at once), if you subtract the sub price. Even less, if taxes apply to this. I don't remember.
    Thanks for giving me a reason to post this. :P
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
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  18. Ericthegreat

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    This seems silly.... The thing that makes me sad is that this will lead to an online only marketplace, which is not bad, but that will lead to games requiring you to be always online, including single player games, and their justification will be, since you have to be online to buy the game, you have internet anyway.
     
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  19. PikachuR77

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    I didn't want to renew after my Elite Pro membership expired because I don't go as often anymore.
    Definitely not renewing now. Better use my points on something before they go bankrupt.
     
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