GameStop will let you trade-in Mario Maker 2 within 48 hours for 100% store credit

adam prime

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Wow!

This is a GOOD policy. I know it would be preferable to get a cash refund, but com'on no other store is doing this. If GS continued this policy for other or ALL new game purchases, I would definitely shop at GameStop more. I think this is a good step for GameStop to distinguish themselves from other retailers, and even from buying from Nintendo eShop.



* Fine Print:
* Offer expires 6/30/19. Offer valid only on Super Mario Maker 2. Only valid on standard edition of new release priced at $59.99. Guaranteed trade credit value of $59.99 is maximum net value for game trade. Promotional trade credit does not include tax. Cannot be combined with credit bonus for paid PowerUp Rewards memberships or any other offer. Not valid toward cash trades. Trades must be in full working condition to receive full value. Defective items may be eligible for trade at a lesser value. Trades subject to manager approval. See store associate for details. No dealers. Void where prohibited. GameStop, Inc. reserves the right to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the offer for any reason without notice.
 

Serene

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lmao they are running this promotion with Mario Maker because they know the value isn't seen in the first two days
 

Fat4all

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bork land
this is a policy they started last month or so

i think Days Gone was the first title to utilize it
 

B4mv

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This means I can get a used copy with one of those $20 off used copies right after launch.
Excited over here lol
 

bonch00ski

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this would be worthless to me, i need more than 2 days to determine if i’m gonna keep a game or not at this age in life
 
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adam prime

adam prime

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lmao they are running this promotion with Mario Maker because they know the value isn't seen in the first two days
Absolutely. This is a SUPER safe bet on their part. But it's smart. And it's definitely going to get the people on the fence about the game in the first place.

I mean it's not often we get to say this about GameStop: This is a great business move.
 

Chandler

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They're doing it because who in god's name would return it that quickly, it's not like we don't know how it's gonna play.
 
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adam prime

adam prime

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This means I can get a used copy with one of those $20 off used copies right after launch.
Excited over here lol
You know GameStop is gonna GameStop and restock those games as New, "but opened".

this would be worthless to me, i need more than 2 days to determine if i’m gonna keep a game or not at this age in life
Not me. I know within 2 hours if I'm going to keep playing a game. Hell, I just need 30 minutes.
 
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adam prime

adam prime

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One of the safest bets in the history of mankind. Aint no one going into this blind not knowing how a 2D Mario game plays.
Totally agree. Its good PR and good marketing all-around.

I hope they continue this policy. I would love to do this with MUA3, Fire Emblem, Astral Chain, and other Nintendo titles where "I'm pretty sure I want them, but $60 is a lot to spend on the risk that I may not enjoy them". If they keep this promotion going, I'd buy from GameStop.
 
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adam prime

adam prime

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Who's gonna return Mario? Lol
You know, I was on the fence about buying this. I put in 90+ hours on Mario Maker 1. Before E3 I was like "Eh, it's just going to be more of the same, I'll pass on Mario Maker 2". But after E3 coverage, I see there's a lot of new great stuff.

But I can imagine there are others like me who already played MM1 and weren't excited about MM2.
 

Total Cereal

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This may actually get me to pull the trigger on this game. I was super iffy about Mario Maker 1 (I absolutely hated the "you picked the wrong door, now die" levels) but this one looks promising so I think I'll try it out. No real harm if I can get a refund if I don't like it.
 

Papercuts

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Oct 25, 2017
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Seems like a safe game to do this on. The only people I could see returning it are people who get it for MP and then are baffled at not being able to play with friends, but otherwise there's no reason people going out to buy the game won't just keep it.

Still, personally not a huge pull for me to go there. Digital on the switch especially feels way more convenient, I really don't like swapping carts at all.
 

Lant_War

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With Days Gone it made sense because on a single player game you'd probably see most of what it has to offer in two days. Mario Maker isn't the best game to do this with imo.

Still a good policy though.
 

Lump

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"I need to return this piece of shit - Bowser can't even fit in the glass pipes, fuck this game"

- No one
 

Owl

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this would be worthless to me, i need more than 2 days to determine if i’m gonna keep a game or not at this age in life
Except this is a 2D mario. Everyone know what the game is and how it plays. Do you want a 2D mario game with unlimited levels, some bad but some extremely creative? Then Mario Maker is an amazing buy.
 

Avitus

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Neat gimmick. If you return it, they still reeled you into the store twice, so that's a win.
 

Emergency & I

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Yeah, good on Gamestop. They need more pro-customer policies. I loved their game pass a couple of summers ago.
 
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here at EB games NZ you can return a game up to 7 days after for any reason, including that you finished it.
Before they were bought by Gamestop in the US EB's return policy was 14 days no questions asked. I always shopped there for that reason despite never actually using it. I kept getting bad copies of FF9 so I swapped it a few times but never bought anything I needed to return, I just liked the safety of the policy.
 

Dremorak

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Before they were bought by Gamestop in the US EB's return policy was 14 days no questions asked. I always shopped there for that reason despite never actually using it. I kept getting bad copies of FF9 so I swapped it a few times but never bought anything I needed to return, I just liked the safety of the policy.
Here its 7 days for new games and 14 days for second hand games. I was recommended by a store manager to order BOTW online to get it cheaper, buy it day one from them, and then return it when it arrived. :P So I did
 

ghibli99

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Good policy, but it's not enough to get me into a GS after the shit they've pulled on me in the past.
 

NinjaScooter

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it's a super safe, super selective policy that I think it's almost pointless. They did this with Days Gone, wonder if they are seeing any returns from it.
 

Nanashrew

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It's a simply return policy that started with Days Gone and it's going to be a thing for every major release.
 

NappingRat

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Wow!

This is a GOOD policy. I know it would be preferable to get a cash refund, but com'on no other store is doing this. If GS continued this policy for other or ALL new game purchases, I would definitely shop at GameStop more. I think this is a good step for GameStop to distinguish themselves from other retailers, and even from buying from Nintendo eShop.



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When I click on this link, I get a message stating that no GameStops within 100 miles of me (24 GS stores within 15 miles, Eastern Massachusetts) are participating in the promo.