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outunderthestars
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(05-23-2009, 06:14 AM)
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What type of discount do employees get on used systems?
ZealousD
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(05-23-2009, 06:16 AM)
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15% discount on all games/accessories. Stacks only with edge card.

No discount on systems.
Drkirby
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(05-23-2009, 06:16 AM)
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Isn't systems one of the exceptions to there discount?

Also, I THINK its just 15%
AniHawk
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(05-23-2009, 06:16 AM)
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Originally Posted by Drkirby

Isn't systems one of the exceptions to there discount?

Also, I THINK its just 15%

Used systems are discounted.
Aselith
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(05-23-2009, 06:18 AM)
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Originally Posted by AniHawk

Used systems are discounted.

Did they change that recently? They weren't discounted when I was there.
outunderthestars
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(05-23-2009, 06:19 AM)
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Originally Posted by ZealousD

15% discount on all games/accessories. Stacks only with edge card.

No discount on systems.


Wow, that is fucking terrible.
Drkirby
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(05-23-2009, 06:20 AM)
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Originally Posted by outunderthestars

Wow, that is fucking terrible.

What did you expect? Really, what were you expecting?
outunderthestars
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(05-23-2009, 06:21 AM)
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Originally Posted by Drkirby

What did you expect? Really, what were you expecting?


average used cost + 10-15%

Those poor bastards.
AniHawk
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(05-23-2009, 06:22 AM)
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Originally Posted by Aselith

Did they change that recently? They weren't discounted when I was there.

I last worked there in March 08.
VegaShinra
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(05-23-2009, 06:24 AM)

Originally Posted by AniHawk

I last worked there in March 08.

Yeah, you're right. Used hardware is discounted with your discount. I bought the 360 HD-DVD player used and I got the discount. I also bought a PS3 used for a friend and got the discount.
-PXG-
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(05-23-2009, 06:25 AM)
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Originally Posted by ZealousD

15% discount on all games/accessories. Stacks only with edge card.

No discount on systems.

Yep. But it works with used systems though. They also have "employee appreciation weekends" (like twice a year :/) which doubles our discount to 30%. We don't even know about B2G1s until the day before they happen. They're pretty strict about that. In fact, GS has installed all sorts of new, and strict policies lately......

I work there, mainly because I need something to keep me occupied before I go back to college in the Fall. It's not that bad working there, but I'll be happy when I'm done.
Last edited by -PXG-; 05-23-2009 at 06:31 AM.
Sai-kun
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(05-23-2009, 06:25 AM)
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Originally Posted by Aselith

Did they change that recently? They weren't discounted when I was there.

They are discounted. Bought my PS3 for a liiiiil' bit less :)
ZealousD
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(05-23-2009, 06:30 AM)
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Originally Posted by VegaShinra

Yeah, you're right. Used hardware is discounted with your discount. I bought the 360 HD-DVD player used and I got the discount. I also bought a PS3 used for a friend and got the discount.

HD-DVD player would be considered an accessory, which would have been discounted whether new or used.
ZealousD
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(05-23-2009, 06:31 AM)
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Originally Posted by -PXG-

Yep. But it works with used systems though. They also have "employee appreciation weekends" (like twice a year :/) which doubles our discount to 30%.

Last time this happened was during a B2G1 free sale. I was not amused.
Yagharek
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(05-23-2009, 06:32 AM)
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Originally Posted by outunderthestars

What type of discount do employees get on used systems?

Not as much of a saving as you could get by getting a better job. The last thing you should do is work at GS/EB if you are doing it just for a discount.

If the job is convenient for you, or if you need a job, or if you enjoy retail, then do it. But dont do it just for the discount.
Adam Prime
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(05-23-2009, 06:34 AM)
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Man these guys get the "Wal-Mart" pity discount.
outunderthestars
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(05-23-2009, 06:40 AM)
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Originally Posted by RandomVince

Not as much of a saving as you could get by getting a better job. The last thing you should do is work at GS/EB if you are doing it just for a discount.

If the job is convenient for you, or if you need a job, or if you enjoy retail, then do it. But dont do it just for the discount.


I was actually thinking about doing a discount swap with someone who is a manager at gamestop. He wants a cheap BMX bike, and I was going to swap him for a used ps3. But his discount isn't enough to make it worthwhile. :)
Yagharek
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(05-23-2009, 06:41 AM)
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Originally Posted by outunderthestars

I was actually thinking about doing a discount swap with someone who is a manager at gamestop. He wants a cheap BMX bike, and I was going to swap him for a used ps3. But his discount isn't enough to make it worthwhile. :)

Yeah, it depends I guess. Usually other chain stores do better special discounts than the GS/EB employee discount in the first place. It's a feasible idea if you have specific games or hardware in mind, but worth investigating for sure.
VegaShinra
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(05-23-2009, 06:42 AM)

Originally Posted by ZealousD

HD-DVD player would be considered an accessory, which would have been discounted whether new or used.

When I worked there they wouldn't give me the discount when it was new. Only used.
Coins
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(05-23-2009, 06:51 AM)
You also get a 30% discount at Barnes and Nobles on anything in the store which also includes Blu-Ray and DVDs. Thats fucking kickass.
ZealousD
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(05-23-2009, 06:54 AM)
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Originally Posted by VegaShinra

When I worked there they wouldn't give me the discount when it was new. Only used.

Weird. I got a discount for a new hard drive.
Rated-Rsuperstar
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(05-23-2009, 06:58 AM)
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Originally Posted by Coins

You also get a 30% discount at Barnes and Nobles on anything in the store which also includes Blu-Ray and DVDs. Thats fucking kickass.

Considering B&N sells everything at MSRP price, not really.
outunderthestars
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(05-23-2009, 07:11 AM)
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Originally Posted by Coins

You also get a 30% discount at Barnes and Nobles on anything in the store which also includes Blu-Ray and DVDs. Thats fucking kickass.


So you get it for the same price as you would if you bought it at amazon?
ZealousD
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(05-23-2009, 07:16 AM)
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Originally Posted by Coins

You also get a 30% discount at Barnes and Nobles on anything in the store which also includes Blu-Ray and DVDs. Thats fucking kickass.

Also works in the cafe.

My local B&N sells cheesecakes from Cheesecake Factory.
pizzaguysrevenge
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(05-23-2009, 07:16 AM)
Not as bad as Macy's 20% "You have to charge it on a Macy's credit card or you don't get shit" discount.

Or Target's 10% "Barely covers sales tax" discount.

Fuck I'm glad I'm out of those places.
Urban Scholar
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(05-23-2009, 04:21 PM)
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Originally Posted by Adam Prime

Man these guys get the "Wal-Mart" pity discount.

A good friend that works at evil mart and I joke about this like all the time :lol

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