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Is Gamefly worth getting/How long does it take to usually get games in the mail?

#1GeminiX7Posted 11/15/2012 9:25:48 AM
I see that they have a free month offer going, but 23 bucks a month seems a bit steep. On the other hand, it means that I pretty much won't have to buy games anymore, other than big name titles or ones I want to keep for a long time. Does anyone use the service? How do you like it? I live less than 2 hours from one of their shipping centers, so how long would it take to get a game shipped to me? I'd hate to try the deal then end up only getting to try a game for a day before having to pay because I had to wait weeks to get my game.
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#2RycerXPosted 11/15/2012 9:36:32 AM(edited)
If you live that close to a shipping center, your turnaround time will be very fast, they'll probably send and receive your games on the same day. My nearest center was about 4-5 hours away and that's how it worked for me. I'd return a game and get my next one the following day or the day after at the latest. It's even faster if your post office supports their quick return program, which is where they scan the package ahead of time and let Gamefly know it's on the way, so they can send your next game early.

Just don't fill your queue up with too many games (they're always asking you to), otherwise they'll constantly send you the lowest games on your list every chance they get. Keep like three or four in there at a time. Pretty good service all around, I'd still use them if there were more games I wanted to play before buying.
#3Ryan2002Posted 11/15/2012 9:35:50 AM
I live in Kansas City MO, and from the time I ship a game to them, it takes 3-4days to get my next one if that indicates anything.
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#4GeminiX7(Topic Creator)Posted 11/15/2012 9:40:18 AM
How hard is it to cancel the service? Do I have to call the customer service, stay on hold for hours, verbally wrestle the service rep and catch the golden snitch? Or is it pretty simple? I feel like I kinda got burned with Live last time I cancelled it(when my old Xbox got stolen) because they made it really convoluted to get a cancellation.
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#5Ryan2002Posted 11/15/2012 9:44:44 AM
GeminiX7 posted...
How hard is it to cancel the service? Do I have to call the customer service, stay on hold for hours, verbally wrestle the service rep and catch the golden snitch? Or is it pretty simple? I feel like I kinda got burned with Live last time I cancelled it(when my old Xbox got stolen) because they made it really convoluted to get a cancellation.


Easy Peasy. I cancelled mine from the website when I was short on funds. It places it on a 'hold' status for a few months so you can renew it again if you'd like. Turning it back on is just as easy as a few clicks as well.
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#6RycerXPosted 11/15/2012 9:45:30 AM
Very simple, it's just a couple clicks on their website. They save your shipping/billing information for one year in case you decide to restart and you'll get the occasional email offering a free month if you resubscribe, but no hassle beyond that.
#7GeminiX7(Topic Creator)Posted 11/15/2012 9:48:55 AM
Sweet, Ill definitely give it a chance. Theres quite a few games I wanted to play that are still 60 or so bucks each, even preowned.
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#8RycerXPosted 11/15/2012 9:55:17 AM
Their used prices are some of the cheapest around, you can keep any game you like and they'll mail you the case/manual. Plus the longer you're a member, the more credits you accrue, which can be redeemed for games in their online store. So if you save up, you can get some of the older stuff scotfree.
#9Ryan2002Posted 11/15/2012 10:02:59 AM
RycerX posted...
Their used prices are some of the cheapest around, you can keep any game you like and they'll mail you the case/manual. Plus the longer you're a member, the more credits you accrue, which can be redeemed for games in their online store. So if you save up, you can get some of the older stuff scotfree.


Not to mention if said game has any online codes/passes that should come with the game if bought new, you'll get those as well.
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#10RPG_ApostlePosted 11/15/2012 10:03:37 AM
Just make sure you put any and all games you want that aren't released yet into your Q as soon as possible.

Make sure you have an open spot before a big release, too.

For example, I signed up 2 months ago. I put Hitman on my list that day. I have an open spot and I'm hoping it'll be sent to me on Friday.
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