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Old 03-10-2013, 08:50 PM   #1
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GameStop's stickers are so flippin' annoying

I mean seriously, what do they weld the dang stickers on the box? When I get a game I don't want those big-ass stickers there ruining the box art. Especially when I buy the game "new" (put in quotes because even though I just [supposedly] bought the game new, the plastic wrap was not on the box and the disk was in an envelope in the drawer....so I don't know what they're trying to pull but whatever). And when you try to peel the stickers off they leave behind that unsightly residue. Anyone else annoyed by this?
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Old 03-10-2013, 09:03 PM   #2
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Thank you, Megas. And yes, I've had this problem with game stores in general. I feel that online shopping has become just much more trustworthy and more caring for video games' sake than our local stores around.
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Honestly, I'm fine with them keeping the games in little CD sleeves in the back. For one, that tells me that the games aren't being opened up on the floor and getting dinged, scratched or broken by careless customers.

Are the labels a pain? Yeah, but in my eyes I'd rather have a flawless looking disc and a case with some sticker glue on it than having a flawless case with a beat up game disc on it.
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Honestly, I'm fine with them keeping the games in little CD sleeves in the back. For one, that tells me that the games aren't being opened up on the floor and getting dinged, scratched or broken by careless customers.

Are the labels a pain? Yeah, but in my eyes I'd rather have a flawless looking disc and a case with some sticker glue on it than having a flawless case with a beat up game disc on it.
This is just a major issue for collecting sake. As NFF seems to be popular for, collectors pride themselves with beautiful games and being able to PRESENT them. Gamestop doesn't think about this, disappointingly.
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I just bought RE5: Gold Edition the other week and yep, same problem. What my mom suggested I'd do is take the artwork out, and set a wet sponge on the sticker. Comes right off and the residue regains moisture so you can wipe that off too. :3
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Old 03-11-2013, 12:08 AM   #7
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I bought the King of Fighters XIII "new" last night and the box art was ruined by the sticker. I tried using hot water to get the residue off but that just made the protective plastic wrinkle up. Hence this rant.
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I bought the King of Fighters XIII "new" last night and the box art was ruined by the sticker. I tried using hot water to get the residue off but that just made the protective plastic wrinkle up. Hence this rant.
Well don't use boiling water ._. Just soak a sponge enough to moisten the sticker!
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Yeah anyway. I'm a big collector when it comes to games so this always annoys me. Sometimes I swap the sleeve with a clean one from a game I was going to sell anyway. That way I can just get rid of it.
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I honestly believe every game should be wrapped in plastic. It's not like plastic is expensive or anything.
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