the new program at EB / gamestop is basically still the same old edge card except now on top of the used / trade in discount you get points for everything you buy / sell / trade, I mostly got it for the discount, though I did cash in a few points for a mario key chain, it seems like the points do add up pretty quickly though, and you can get some decent amounts of games etc.
more on topic, fuck best buy, I never cared for best buy anyway , never liked the layout of the store even back 10 years ago, and the one experience I did have with them was a complete fucking nightmare.
9 or so years ago me and my buddy went there, and they had this ( for the time ) really nice computer that was 1,500 dollars on some sort of super sale for 600 with a 900 dollar rebate, it was too good of a deal to pass up, so I buy one, and the guy takes me and my new computer up front, prints out all of the paper work and receipts and forms I need to get my 900 dollar rebate.
I go home, fill out everything, have it double checked to make sure its right and send it in, 6 weeks later I get a letter from best buy telling me that the sale did not start until the day after I bought the computer ( bought it oct 13th sale started the 14th ), and they could not honor my rebate, I called them and was told sorry there is nothing they can do.
so I went down to the store with all my paper work and raised some serious hell, everyone I talked to said they could not help me there was nothing they could do, after THREE HOURS they called in the area / zone manager who I explained to, if the sale did not start until the next day, why were all the signs out, why did the employee tell me the sale was effective and a great deal, why did the computer print out all the paper work and not say whoa the sale hasn't started yet, he once again told me there was nothing he could do, and obviously I pressed the issue some more, and finally he agreed to give me my 900 dollars in cash on the spot if I would just leave the store and quit making a scene.
last time I ever stepped foot into a best buy, and probably the last time I ever will.
one last thing, am I the only person who every time he sees or hears about a best buy thinks of this?