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Gametop website not allowing zipcode search anymore???

by noiseredux Thu Sep 09, 2010 9:13 am

I just tried to check to see if a certain game was in stock locally. Something I do quite often, actually as there are seven stores in driving distance of my house and work. And the website layout looks different for the product page, and instead of saying Available or not, instead it just lists stores in the area of the zipcode I entered, and each one says "Call store for availability".

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If they took away the ability to check the availability of games on the site, then that completely blows. I use it ALL THE TIME!
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Re: Gametop website not allowing zipcode search anymore???

by dedalusdedalus Thu Sep 09, 2010 10:30 am

I went to Gamestop.com immediately after reading this.

Zipcode search seems to still be up. I pulled a search for a the game, and clicked on "check store availability." That lets you enter your zipcode, and a map pops up indicating the stores that have the game.

It's just a different format. Not sure if I prefer this format, but I'm sure I'll get used to it.
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Re: Gametop website not allowing zipcode search anymore???

by noiseredux Thu Sep 09, 2010 10:34 am

yes a map pops up, but where does it say if the game is available or not?
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Re: Gametop website not allowing zipcode search anymore???

by dedalusdedalus Thu Sep 09, 2010 10:37 am

noiseredux wrote:yes a map pops up, but where does it say if the game is available or not?


I assumed the spots marked on the map indicated the stores where the game is supposedly available, because the map I got didn't show every Gamestop in my area.
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Re: Gametop website not allowing zipcode search anymore???

by noiseredux Thu Sep 09, 2010 10:43 am

I don't think so. I think it only shows you the first 5 or so stores. Notice under the map, it lists them and each store says "call store for availability"
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Re: Gametop website not allowing zipcode search anymore???

by t0yrobo Thu Sep 09, 2010 10:49 am

I just did a search for something and it only gave me one store that's not very close, so I think it still works. It probably just says to call because the system isn't always up to date, at least that's what I've been told by GS employees before.
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Re: Gametop website not allowing zipcode search anymore???

by dedalusdedalus Thu Sep 09, 2010 10:49 am

noiseredux wrote:I don't think so. I think it only shows you the first 5 or so stores. Notice under the map, it lists them and each store says "call store for availability"


As far as I recall, they always had that "call store for availability" text, because they can't guarantee that the game will be there when you come by.

I just did another search for a game I searched for yesterday. It's popping up the same set of Gamestops that I got yesterday, so I'm positive that zipcode search is still running.
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Re: Gametop website not allowing zipcode search anymore???

by noiseredux Thu Sep 09, 2010 10:51 am

I just did a search on a rarer game to confirm. You are correct. I over-reacted. Haha. Thanks.

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Re: Gametop website not allowing zipcode search anymore???

by YoshiEgg25 Thu Sep 09, 2010 11:43 am

It's nice that they shortened it to a 60 mile radius. Having what I want 90 miles away is not what I want to see.
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Re: Gametop website not allowing zipcode search anymore???

by Flake Thu Sep 09, 2010 11:54 am

YoshiEgg25 wrote:It's nice that they shortened it to a 60 mile radius. Having what I want 90 miles away is not what I want to see.


Especially when it's something I REALLY want. It's hard to justify that 100 mile trip to the gf.
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