questionsgamestop - caught cowardly clipping customers…

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I heard today though, that people who pre-ordered the game and had their coupons removed are getting a $50 Gamestop gift card and an offer to buy two used games and get one free. If you ask me, they're sincerely sorry for what happened and are trying to make amends to their customers. I can even see why they did what they did. I mean I wouldn't want to give my customers money to spend on a competitor, I don't think anybody would. The fact that they're offering the same amount of money on a gift card as the customers would have received if they got their coupons plus a deal they can use to get three used games for the price of two.

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@captainsuperdawg: "they're sincerely sorry for what happened"

You spelled "getting caught" wrong.

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Also, your point about the instruction being sandwiched is wrong. See that 1 right before the instruction to throw away the coupon? That means it's the first point of a list, whereas the first paragraph before the list introduces the game and let's you know some stuff you need to know about it, like you need to remove something or that you can only sell it to people aged 17 or older. As a matter of fact, they kind of made it the most important part of the memo by basically saying that this is the first thing you need to know about the game.

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I am suspicious of contrite behavior after someone is caught in bad behavior.

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What I'm most curious about is whether the voucher was advertised so that it was common knowledge that it should be in the box. If it was, I have no idea how Gamestop thought they could get away with it, regardless of why they did it.

In any case, if I knew it was supposed to be in there, and found out they took it out, I would be pissed.

Imagine if they took out all the free PC version of Portal 2 via steam codes from the PS3 version's purchase...The uproar would be quite substantial. It's the reason I bought the PS3 version in the first place.

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@prosperouscheat: Isn't that what happened? I'm not condoning their behavior, nor am I trying to justify it or sweep it under the rug, but at least they're not saying "Too bad, get over it." or doing what Sony did by giving their customers a bunch of old games that they probably already had or didn't want plus one free month of Playstation Premium and a free month of Qriocity music services. Gamestop's deal at least seems more fair than the deal Sony offered

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This isn't a question, and I was going to flame because it's not a question, but when I read all of the alliteration in the titled I decided it was worthy of existence.

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@holymythos: lol - it started out as "Have you heard about what GameStop did?" or something to that effect...but that was way too vague

My brother told me about it a few days ago and I was surprised I hadn't heard about it...just thought it was interesting - figured I'd see what everybody else thought about it

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@captainsuperdawg: It was positioned between two other paragraphs containing information (ie "SANDWHICHED") - but I completely understand where you're coming from - I like to arbitrarily nitpick random threads too.

It's a hobby of mine.

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Yet another reason I hate Gamewhore.
They say it conflicts with their digital service, but their service won't be available till next year.
Square should sue the hell out of them.

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@captainsuperdawg: They are sincerely sorry that they got caught.