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

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  1. enderer

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  2. darcangel

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    didn't you have a pic from this decade to use?
     
  3. djnate27

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    Gamestop had a good run. Selling used games at close to new prices and making a profit when the game makers only profit off of the initial sale. Brilliant, I say. Brilliant!
     
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    If the makers cared for making profits on further sales they would have offered the service themselves or invested in a service that did it.
     
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  5. Plstic

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    what the fuck, i just renewed my pro on monday.
     
  6. pyrotechnicmonkey

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    I love how a thirty percent increase in price is considered slight. LOL
     
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    Whew, dodged that bullet, glad I haven't shopped there in almost a year.
     
  8. stitchxd

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    nope
    Does the $5 a month stack up? If I wait six months to come in, do I have $30 to spend? like wha?
     
  9. JFizDaWiz

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    ain't no way they gonna let you stack and get a free game (12x$5) at the end of the year. fuck no they don't stack.
     
  10. stitchxd

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    nope
    I mean I figured as much but gotta ask I guess.
     
  11. tivu100

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    Hiking used game price. Booty trade in value. Now even 10% discount to trick the paid member to renew is butchered.

    GameStop is only good for collection purpose: exclusive, limited edition.

    Wouldn't miss if GameStop going out of business.
     
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  12. tivu100

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    The issue is not $5. The underlying point is the raise while cutting features on already overpriced used games. 10% discount of these overpriced games adding up over time!


    GameStop is your used store (booty trade in value) + reward program:. While used store sounds worse than GameStop, you have to understand it encouraging trading between gamer = more fair value. The way GameStop is, it tricks some people into selling their gaming stuff to them for reward promise! In return it hikes the shite out of everything. If you don't have plan to spend so much time on a game, wait a bit for sale in other retailers. Same game, New is like 30% cheaper than GameStop used game of newer title (mostly close to new retail price).

    GameStop customer service when it comes to new stuff stinks. You would go to hell if you ever get a defective new gaming stuffs. Clerks and managers are trained to spin the blame on customer refuse exchange/ return, to force a trade in of mint console!!!

    A weirdly enough, there is GameStop fanboyism even how little going on in gaming community. As I pointed out, it discouraging trading = everyone lose. Jerks would go out to make offer based on GameStop trade in value when you try to look for a fair trade.
     
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  13. tivu100

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    Their 10% discount for used game is not as good as 20% pre order from Amazon especially now that Amazon Pick Up is rolling out in major metros. Over the years you can stack up gift card discount for Amazon to add more saving to bring the price down.
     
  14. DS1

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    Yes!
    Yowch.. that sucks, Pro was always worth it, even though I never bothered subscribing. It's sad, Gamestop is soooo much cheaper than pretty much everywhere. No surprise the model is finally failing...
     
  15. Adran_Marit

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    as someone who goes to eb games who's parent organization is gamestop, all the rewards system here are done by spending money in store or trading stuff. I'm at level 4 myself, but there is a mysterious level 5
     
  16. spiderman1216

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    I don't really use Gamestop anymore now that I'm mainly a PC Gamer I have a switch but I buy the games digitally. The Switch will likely be my last console Sony and MS are going to streaming in the future likely with Microsoft and their Xbox Scarlett Games possibly being able to run natively on Windows 10 PCs in the future considering Microsoft's bid to unify Windows and Xbox completely and just have Xbox be a brand not a console wouldn't surprise me. These are just reasons why I don't bother with Gamestop anymore.

    With Streaming and all digital likely being the future for most people GameStop must be really scared
     
  17. jonesman99

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    I didn’t even know they offered that discount with the membership RIP
     
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