Gamefly... then vs. now

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by randyrepo, Jun 16, 2009.

  1. randyrepo

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    I don't know how many people have been using gamefly since the early days around here but man has it come into its own. I'll be honest... I didn't expect them to survive. I wanted them to but so many others came and went and I just figured it was inevitable they would too. Now here I am, like 4 years later and they're dominating the rental industry. Crazy. I held on with them, even when things were slow because they had a great library of titles and I really wanted to them to succeed. I didn't expect them to but somehow they did. Now, looking back I'm amazed. I can't imagine life without them now.
     
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    I really need to sign up for this since I can't afford to buy every game I'm interested in and I tend to beat most games within a week anyway.
     
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  3. randyrepo

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    I'll tell you what, when I sit down and do the math the last 4 years I've used gamefly have saved me somewhere in the neighborhood of $6 or $7k. I am not kidding. If I'd bought new or even used everything I've cycled through with gamefly I swear to god I'd be in the high thousands and really... that's just ridiculous. Especially considering a good half of those games are ones that, once played, would never be something I'd shell out the cash to own.
     
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  4. MikeyVassallo

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    I was thinking of doing Gamefly. I met a guy last weekend who was playing Prototype and he said he got it from Gamefly and I was shocked they had a pretty popular new game that quickly to him.
     
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  5. randyrepo

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    New releases aren't hard to get. There are a couple of tricks to ensure you get your hands on them however. Number one, it's key to get them into your game queue prerelease and have them in the #1 slot (with an open space on your account for a game to ship) on release day. I don't remember the last time I didn't get a new release this way.
     
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    I was thinking about using gamefly, but since I currently work at Gamestop, I can rent out games for 4 days at a time anyway for free, so it saves me even more money.
     
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  7. Chris_Crime

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    I would defy the usps and pull my Gamefly mail out of the dps tray to hand sort it with the larger flat mail as a special thank you to my customers. So think of your friendly neighborhood postman before you blame one for stealing your Gamefly mail.. you lying assholes.
     
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  8. randyrepo

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    Easy tiger... :wink: Far as I can tell, no one here mentioned anything about their postman stealing games.

    For whatever it's worth, I've only ever had a couple games not arrive in my 4 years with gamefly. I'd say that's a pretty good track record.
     
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    sry Randy, it's just funny is all
     
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    :lol: I hear ya. Honestly the reports of this sort of thing are few and far between. It's a small number of instances. I think the far greater number of thieves sadly exist within the gaming community itself. I don't know how many times I've seen some little $hit spouting off about how they ripped off gamefly and then, in the same breath have the audacity to complain about how they couldn't get a new release.

    Fortunately gamefly's managed to stay ahead of the cretins.
     
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