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Caj814
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(05-14-2012, 10:19 AM)
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Great way of getting a point across
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zB3u-GsmzU
abstract alien
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(05-14-2012, 10:21 AM)
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I enjoyed that more than I should have. It's also why I have the service.
Aeana
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(05-14-2012, 10:22 AM)
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I guess it's pretty sad that I heard $9 and thought that was more than I expected.
Flunkie
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(05-14-2012, 10:24 AM)
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It's funny because it's true.
kittens
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(05-14-2012, 10:25 AM)
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Originally Posted by Aeana

I guess it's pretty sad that I heard $9 and thought that was more than I expected.

Same. :=|
Cipherr
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(05-14-2012, 10:26 AM)
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LMMMMMMMAAAAAAAOOOO wow, that was really well done. Missed opportunity to place some magazines on one of those racks that were hurled though.
Amagon
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(05-14-2012, 10:27 AM)
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Hahaha, poor Master Chief

We need gifs of this commercial for any related Gamestop threads ASAP!
MightyKAC
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(05-14-2012, 10:27 AM)
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We need a gif of those racks being pushed over :D
SalsaShark
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(05-14-2012, 10:28 AM)
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funny then sad
Cipherr
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(05-14-2012, 10:29 AM)
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Omg one of the Gamestop employees is filming with his cameraphone as the guy picks up the Master Chief. I am seriously rofl

Net_Wrecker
(05-14-2012, 10:29 AM)
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I laughed @ "Absolutely $9" and pushing the racks over. Oh and the Chief going through the window was gold.

But you can make bank by trading in during the right promotion so whatevs, bro.
outsida
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(05-14-2012, 10:29 AM)
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LOL I held it in until the rack got tossed.
MightyKAC
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(05-14-2012, 10:31 AM)
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"Please do not try any of this (except joining Gamefly)." LOL
The Dutch Slayer
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(05-14-2012, 10:34 AM)
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Majanew
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(05-14-2012, 10:37 AM)
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Ripped off? Sell your games yourself then. Baffles me how people cry rip off when GameStop doesn't have to give you anything. Helpless morons.
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Cipherr
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(05-14-2012, 10:39 AM)
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I like the girl who just climbs up on the counter and starts screaming and stomping lol.

Originally Posted by Majanew

Ripped off? Sell your games yourself then. Baffles me how people cry rip off when GameStop doesn't have to give you anything. Helpless, morons.


Wow... don't you think you are taking the clearly comedic commercial a bit to personal? No need to get all defensive mate.
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Data West
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(05-14-2012, 10:44 AM)
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Where's the person screaming at 'low availability' for any relatively new title at gamefly ?
Blunt
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(05-14-2012, 10:47 AM)
I worked 7 years for GameStop.

Nothing in that ad is exaggerated.
mac
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(05-14-2012, 10:49 AM)
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People yelling really loudly and annoying. That's one way to insure I change the channel, great work advertisers!
snoopeasystreet
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(05-14-2012, 10:54 AM)
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That's a pretty good fake master chief. I thought it was the real one for a while and was like "I don't think microsoft will be a fan of that".
cevansdust
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(05-14-2012, 10:54 AM)

Originally Posted by Cipherr

I like the girl who just climbs up on the counter and starts screaming and stomping lol.




Wow... don't you think you are taking the clearly comedic commercial a bit to personal? No need to get all defensive mate.

Its cool he works for GS :)
Kintaro
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(05-14-2012, 10:57 AM)
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Hilarious ad, but makes no sense when you think about it. lol

Why would anyone give someone good credit/money if the game absolutely sucks? lol

Love the rack bits though!
NinjaBoiX
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(05-14-2012, 10:58 AM)
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I tried to trade me copy of Homefront PS3 for the Xbox version (that game is broke as fuck on PS3 by the way, literally can't play more than 20 mins without it locking up your system) and GAME wanted to give me £1.50 cash, or £2.50 credit, even though they were selling it for a tenner pre-owned. They intended to quadruple their cash, and ensure that the cash they paid goes back in the till at some point.

Fuck those guys, I hope they properly go under, fucking rip off merchants. I eventually traded at CEX for £4 and paid an extra £3 for the Xbox version. That's more like it!
Speevy
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(05-14-2012, 11:00 AM)
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During the early 2000s, Gamestop gave a lot more money for trade-ins, and was always doing this trade 3 and get $10 bonus plus B2G1 on top of it.

I always felt like I was coming out ahead then. Now it's terrible.
Byronic Hero
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(05-14-2012, 11:00 AM)
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Originally Posted by Kintaro

Hilarious ad, but makes no sense when you think about it. lol

Why would anyone give someone good credit/money if the game absolutely sucks?

Cause it's probably a newer game that someone bought for $50+.
Data West
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(05-14-2012, 11:00 AM)
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Originally Posted by Speevy

During the early 2000s, Gamestop gave a lot more money for trade-ins, and was always doing this trade 3 and get $10 bonus plus B2G1 on top of it.

I always felt like I was coming out ahead then. Now it's terrible.

They still do both of those things. They also do a 50% bonus special now.
Speevy
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(05-14-2012, 11:02 AM)
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Originally Posted by zoner

They still do both of those things. They also do a 50% bonus special now.

Yeah, but as I said, the trade-ins suck now so you're always getting hosed.

And it's more likely that you'll get a % bonus for your already crappy trade values.

They love to take your consoles back though, except you know, I need those to play the games.
Kintaro
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(05-14-2012, 11:04 AM)
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Originally Posted by Byronic Hero

Cause it's probably a newer game that someone bought for $50+.

But...it sucks. If you bought Homefront for $60, word got out it sucked, why would you expect good money from it? You'd be lucky to get a pack of gum and a smile for it. =)

I'm not saying GS trade in values aren't on the low end overall (I blame this on 1/3 shareholders, 1/3 gamers making games completely disposable, and 1/3 ...well, I dunno what the other 1/3 is...oreos?), but getting upset over the value of a shitty game, no matter when you bought it and how much you bought it for is kind of silly.

I mean, the point of the commercial/service is to try before you buy to avoid buying shitty games. =)
SapientWolf
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(05-14-2012, 11:05 AM)
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Originally Posted by Kintaro

But...it sucks. If you bought Homefront for $60, word got out it sucked, why would you expect good money from it? You'd be lucky to get a pack of gum and a smile for it. =)

I'm not saying GS trade in values aren't on the low end overall (I blame this on 1/3 shareholders, 1/3 gamers making games completely disposable, and 1/3 ...well, I dunno what the other 1/3 is...oreos?), but getting upset over the value of a shitty game, no matter when you bought it and how much you bought it for is kind of silly.

I mean, the point of the commercial/service is to try before you buy to avoid buying shitty games. =)

If Homefront wasn't worth much money shortly after launch then why did GS turn around and sell it used for $55?
Polk
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(05-14-2012, 11:06 AM)
Try the game before you buy it? Even if Gamefly really want to encourage sales noone will do this (unless you "rent" the same game for 3 months and you cannot find the disc anymore).
Kintaro
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(05-14-2012, 11:08 AM)
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Originally Posted by SapientWolf

If Homefront wasn't worth much money shortly after launch then why did GS turn around and sell it used for $55?

So they can get some other sucker to buy it? Buy low, sell high. Business is business after all. Wouldn't you try to get the most out of it too?

Still a funny ad though!
NinjaBoiX
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(05-14-2012, 11:13 AM)
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Originally Posted by SapientWolf

If Homefront wasn't worth much money shortly after launch then why did GS turn around and sell it used for $55?

Exactly. Using my example, I bought Homefront for £6 at CEX, (it's a quid cheaper of PS3 for some reason), returned it for £4, and bought it for Xbox for £7. That is reasonable for a short, poorly received, two year old game.

If the same thing had happened at GAME, I'd have paid £10, got 25% back, then paid another tenner. It would've cost me £17.50 rather than £9. That's almost double the price. Fuck GAME, seriously. I hate their practices, their prices, their adds, their customer service, their irritating PoS script, urgh.
NinjaBoiX
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(05-14-2012, 11:17 AM)
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Originally Posted by Kintaro

So they can get some other sucker to buy it? Buy low, sell high. Business is business after all. Wouldn't you try to get the most out of it too?

Still a funny ad though!

Yeah, but when you have nearly just collapsed, and stores around you are giving twice the amount of trade in, I think they are being incredibly short sighted. The only thing keeping them alive is parents and young kids either can't be bothered, or don't care to look around. The number of times I've nudged someone to tell them they could buy "x" for half the price round the corner.

As I said, fuck those guys.

Edit: just read on EG that GAME Australia have just gone into administration. Cue Diablo 3 pre-orders being canceled and no refunds for deposits being given. Ah GAME, you are your own worst enemy.
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The_Monk
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(05-14-2012, 02:22 PM)
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I wish I could have a single gaming renting company/serice in my country.

But not even one, at least that I know of...Argh.

=/
Derrick01
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(05-14-2012, 02:30 PM)
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This was almost my reaction when I went there the other day expecting to get around 14 or so for a game from the CAG tracker and got 8. I was not pleased.
AHA-Lambda
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(05-14-2012, 02:32 PM)
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And this is basically why I love lovefilm :) (UK equivalent to gamefly and netflix)
Brinbe
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(05-14-2012, 02:33 PM)
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Well-done, GameFly...
ascii42
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(05-14-2012, 02:36 PM)
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I don't ever trade in games, but I definitely felt this way trading in textbooks back in college. "$15 for all three books? What the hell?"
vazel
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(05-14-2012, 02:42 PM)
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I didn't know gamefly had a netflix-like service for pc games. Seems like a dream come true. I'll have to check that out.

Edit: It's not streaming like onlive is it?
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Caj814
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(05-14-2012, 09:45 PM)
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It should be a stand alone client you would login to, like steam
MThanded
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(05-14-2012, 09:46 PM)
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Originally Posted by Majanew

Ripped off? Sell your games yourself then. Baffles me how people cry rip off when GameStop doesn't have to give you anything. Helpless morons.

We have gamestop defense force on GAF
Parallax
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(05-14-2012, 09:48 PM)
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well, at least theres a gif similar to knocking over a magazine rack now.
megamerican
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(05-14-2012, 09:52 PM)
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Great commercial.

Gamestop should fire back with the dreaded "very low availability" that every single title showcased in that ad undoubtedly is.
Alrix
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(05-14-2012, 09:52 PM)
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Originally Posted by MThanded

We have gamestop defense force on GAF

Utako
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(05-14-2012, 09:53 PM)
Anyone know the thread that the "magazine rack" meme came from?

I hope this part of the Gamefly commercial was a reference, even though it's probably just an intuitive response to GameStop's customer relations.
alphaNoid
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(05-14-2012, 09:53 PM)
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Izick
(05-14-2012, 09:55 PM)
That was pretty solid. People can say that it's your choice to trade-in the games, but that doesn't make the commercial any less funny or biting. It's just saying that you're usually going to get ripped-off trading in games, which is true. People still do it because it's convenient and fine, but they still know they're getting ripped off. So why not just use a Gamefly if you're going to trade-in games all the time, as you'll save lots of money in the long run.

Makes sense to me.
SquirrelNuckle
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(05-14-2012, 09:55 PM)
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Love Gamefly. Getting Dragon's Dogma in from them once it's released.
Fancy Corndog
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(05-14-2012, 09:57 PM)
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Originally Posted by Parallax

well, at least theres a gif similar to knocking over a magazine rack now.

Exactly what I was thinking.

30 seconds of pure gif goodness.
DTKT
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(05-14-2012, 09:57 PM)
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Originally Posted by Majanew

Ripped off? Sell your games yourself then. Baffles me how people cry rip off when GameStop doesn't have to give you anything. Helpless morons.

:lol

Gamestop defence force.

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