Re: Kingdom Hearts 3D Collector's Edition Announced
You can't really do that, because they won't get paid for unnecessarily keeping the store open.
A couple of my friends work at various GameStops and GameStops will only stay open a few hours or till midnight if they can find workers who are willing to go back there and stay open (and then those workers themselves can take home a copy of that game after they're done, so they do benefit). If you want them to stay for a couple hours after they close you'll have to hope that you talk to someone who is trusted enough to close the store and who would be willing to.
If we already paid off the pre-order, do we still get the 20% off the guide if we purchase it when we pick up the game?
Yes, buy the guide when you pick up your reserve and bring your reserve receipt if you have it, you will get 20% off (I've done this numerous times lol xP)
would they ever give out the game at closing time the night before...?
No, they have to wait until the day of to open the box of games itself. Each game that comes into the store has a giant sticker on it that says when the box can be opened and in order to open the box you have to rip through the sticker seal. GameStops apparently sometimes send people who look like buyers into the stores occassionally (often before popular games or midnight releases) and make sure the box isn't open (because they show ID and can go check) If it is, someone gets in big trouble because ripping that seal before release date is illegal.
Wait wait, Gamestop only HAD a limited number of MoM editions to pre-order?? God damn it now -___-
Fixed it for you lol xP Also, GameStop itself doesn't have a limited number, but they do have a limited number that they were willing to send out to stores throughout the US. Which stores got more CEs mattered more on how many preorders there were at that particular GameStop. While on GS near me got only 1 MoM preorder (and will only be getting 1 MoM edition when the game comes) another by me got close to 10, and they will receive that amount.
I'm not sure if GameStop employees are ever allowed to purchase games before street date but if they are then it is possible that they might sell a copy early. But I wouldn't pin your hopes on it.
The sticker rule applies to them too, selling it early is illegal which is why they don't' risk having a person check in to find the sticker seal broken. If it is, they will probably find out it was you because GameStops don't have THAT many employees and if so, you are going to get sued <_<