GameStop Announces PickUp@Store

November 13, 2010 -

GameStop announces the launch of its new PickUp@Store service. This new program is free to use and allows customers to pick out the games they want online at www.GameStop.com, select a store of their choice that has the game in stock, place a hold on the game and pick it up as soon as that same day. One wonders why it took GameStop so long to figure out that consumers would want this kind of service, but better late than never.

PickUp@Store works as follows:

 

  1. Visit www.GameStop.com.
  2. Search for the game you want and click on the PickUp@Store icon to check if it’s available at a nearby store.
  3. From the list of nearby stores that have the game in stock, select the one that’s most convenient and click the PickUp@Store button to place your game on hold at that store. This store can also be saved as your Home Store if you wish.
  4. Wait to receive a "Ready for PickUp" email from GameStop with pick-up instructions.
  5. Print and bring your confirmation email to the store where a GameStop game advisor will assist you with completing your purchase.

 

Trade-in credit can be used as payment for PickUp@Store orders. Also, M-rated game purchases are subject to age verification and require an eligible adult to be present to complete the transaction.

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Re: GameStop Announces PickUp@Store

So GP does publicity now? Nice. Who do I contact?

Re: GameStop Announces PickUp@Store

You've been able to call them for years and do this.  I remember spending a good amount of time hunting down a copy of Mega Man X Collection and a store across town had it and they put it behind the counter for me. 

Re: GameStop Announces PickUp@Store

All of the Play 'N Trades within 50 miles of my house got closed down, Wal-Mart seems to enjoy hiring idiots, Target isn't much better, and Best Buy, well... They don't like honoring pre-orders at the one that I -used to- go to. Gamestop's really my only choice. I dunno if you guys got bad stores or I got a good one, but I like them here. I suppose it's all subjective to what we prefer as gamers, much like the old Nintendo/Sony/Microsoft debates.

"Power means nothing without honor and pride."

Re: GameStop Announces PickUp@Store

Stop shopping at Gamestop seriously, check to see if there is a Play N Trade in your area. Great another service Gamestop is going to be pushing on you and might want to personal information.

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Re: GameStop Announces PickUp@Store

The system differentiates between "new" and "pre-owned" titles but as far as I can tell, it doesn't tell you if a "new" game has been gutted or not.

Sorry GameStop but I'm not taking that chance.  You still don't have my business.

 

Andrew Eisen

Re: GameStop Announces PickUp@Store

No offense intended, but wouldn't it be a simple matter to just call ahead and ask if they have a sealed copy? "New" doesn't necessarily mean "sealed". I used to be a total nazi when it came to new games, too, but I just took a look at it and asked myself "Is it really that big of a deal?".

No, no it is not.

 

"Power means nothing without honor and pride."

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And no offense taken but if I'm going to have to call, then using the PickUp@Store feature becomes mostly redundant (except for quickly finding a location that has the game in stock).

To me, if it isn't sealed, it isn't new anymore.  Does it matter?  No.  Is it silly?  Sure, but if I'm paying full price for a game, I want it brand spankin' new.  That means no one's opened it, bent the manual, or gotten their greasy fingerprints on my disc.

Is it that big a deal?  No, but neither is shopping somewhere else.

Another thing GameStop does that I find absolutely intolerable is affixing price stickers right to the game case.  Wouldn't be a problem if the game was still shrink wrapped but it's damn near impossible to get those damn things off without marring the case.  (To be fair, I've seen a few locations alternatively slide a small piece of paper with the price on it between the jacket and the insert.)

 

Andrew Eisen

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Well, I dunno about you, but I'd rather go home with a gutted new copy than wait for 3 hours for them to find out who has the keys to the game case at Wal-Mart or Target. And to date, I've never actually gone home with a gutted new copy.

 

"Power means nothing without honor and pride."

Re: GameStop Announces PickUp@Store

In my experience, it averages the exact same amount of time for the electronics sales associate in Target or WalMart to unlock the case and retrieve my game as it does for the GameStop employee to locate the disc and instruction manual that goes in the empty case I plucked off the wall.

Of course, there are plenty of other places to shop (Best Buy for example) where you simply grab the game you want off the shelf, take it to the checkstand, pay for it and leave.

 

Andrew Eisen

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Besides, the cost of the packaging goes towards the price of the game. So it better damn well be sealed.

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