Saturday, January 24, 2009

Gamestop Preorder Malfuction (opinion)

So I was inquiring at my local Gamestop, on how they're doing with their preorders. Not so great, it seems. Not surprising with the economic downturn. I attempt to rectify their preorder situation by putting money down on My World, My Way - the Atlus parody rpg. You know how it is with Atlus games, they have low print runs so you really need to snap them up right away or risk not finding them at all. However, they do not allow pre-orders on this specific game. This happened to me before with King of Fighters XI. Apparently any titles that aren't GTA or "Teh Haloz" aren't available to preorder. In addition to this, the manager told me that games that are not available for preorder generally don't come in on their initial release date, they are shipped in a few days later. I could preorder this game on Amazon.com but I was hoping to use a 10 dollar credit I had.

Bleh, between the incredibly low trade "values" they offer and the absurd preorder siutation, it's really no surprise that people are just sticking online and trading through Goozex and preordering through Amazon.

1 comment:

unit-1978 said...

yeah gamestop is a rip, and same situation happened to me...I actually pre-ordered a game and still didnt get it. I was like isnt that the point of pre-order to make sure I get it...they didnt have an answer for that. I rarely go there anymore.