If you aren't a GameFly member just yet, you might want to sign up now, especially if you want to nab – and own – new games quickly.
GameFly has rapidly expanded their services over the past few years, as they've quickly produced a variety of new enticing options and features for consumers and renters alike. As of now, you can purchase brand new games at their official site , and their available stock is guaranteed to grow over time. For now, you can grab all sorts of titles on multiple platforms and if you've been a long-time member, you get an automatic benefit. If you wish to "Keep It," the price for someone who has been a GameFly member for over a year is cheaper than normal but other than that, you really won't be saving much. If you include the shipping costs, the overall price of new games aren't really any different from standard retail price tags at GameStop, but you might get a little break. It'll probably depend on how old the game is; this is something we'll have to examine over time. Ideally, members will get extra advantages and besides, how many times have you rented a game and said, "hey, I need this in my collection now"? GameFly wants to make the entire process easier, it seems.
Still, I say they need more copies of huge titles. Many times, you'll be waiting for quite a long time to play the latest and greatest, unless you get a little lucky right off the bat.
No thanks, this site plus demos have me covered on what I need in my collection 🙂
wish eb would do this, you can buy games online and have them shipped to your door but not renting.
i really want to get assassins creed bloodlines and LBP but there bloody 70 bucks!
now that is a complete utter fu***ng RIP OFF!
shame my local video store does not rent games because they rarely get them back, and when they do there totally destroyed.
I've been using Gamefly since the summer and absolutly love it.
The prices for games go down over time, just like anywhere else and all shipping costs are covered in your flat rate monthly bill. No matter how many games you send and receive.
As for on waiting on big titles… GameFly has no guarantee that each one of the copies they send out will be 'kept.' So unlike say, Gamestop, it's probably not cost-effective to order enough copies to cover their quasi-pre-orders.
On the negative side, you do have to wait for games. Spend a few hours with a game and decide you don't want to play anymore? You'll have to wait at least two days for a new game most of the time. One day for the postal guy to pick up the game (the next day), and at least another for GF to mail you a new one with their 'fast return' system (post office lets them know the game is on its way back so they go ahead and ship the next one on your list).
I still think GameFly is totally worth it though (I got my 10% discount months ago). I get to play full versions of games that I'm not sure about. No relying potentially crappy demos for me. 🙂
ive had gamefly for about 15 months, and to be honest, i dont know if its worth it.
ive "kept" 5 games from them, and returned over 20. but out of those 20 ive returned, i dont think theres ANY i would have bought from the store on my own.
although, foolishly, i must admit that i just learned this trick on there the other day. i limit my q to 3 games now. before, i had a full 50 game q. so while i was waiting forever for arkham assylum, games like wheelman and sonics ultimate gennesis collection were coming in.
now, my q is god of war collection, buzz, and borderlands. meaning, the next game i get in is a 99% likely buy, seeing as how i would go out and cop any of those at the mall RIGHT NOW. but with gamefly, i can apply my 5$ bonus, and my 10% savings, and get them for cheap.
long story short: if you want to sign up for gamefly, keep your q 5 games or less! if not, prepare to be flooded with the legends of wrestlemania and wheelman's of the world!
Bad idea…if you're just starting and wanna get major titles, you won't get them for a long time. My friend just started using it and I've had it over a year now…we both had MW2 at the top and I received it day one and he has yet to get it. Pretty sure they have a "longer subscriber, u come first" routine.
I've gotten a ton of games on Day 1. Batman, MW2, Madden, and I just got AC2. And I can usually buy a brand new game for 40 or 45 dollars from them. You can't beat Gamefly.
The method to their madness is the length of time in your game quo and the length of time without a game with I guess loyalty a tiebreaker (just a guess on the last one). I've been a Gamefly member for over 2 years now and the keep it price is more than significant. It's 10% off what they sell it normally and $60 titles sell for no more than 50 bucks. At the very least I get games for 10 bucks off. Throw in the 5 dollar coupon every three months and its and extra 20 bucks I'm saving a year. (they also throw in a 10 dollar coupon during the holidays)
Also Ben, you might want to edit your article. Gamefly has Free Shipping on their Keep it prices, but you obviously have to pay tax.
So you guys get an idea of the savings, I copied my record of purchases from Gamefly. 90% of these games are brand new releases. The last one was Uncharted 2. The only 50 dollar one was Ninja Gaiden Sigma over 2 years ago! Didn't realize how much money I've made Gamefly. Every single one of these games I still own. 🙂
50891222 10/14/2009 $48.76 View Order
54509705 10/5/2009 $46.81 View Order
50890994 8/24/2009 $41.39 View Order
50890976 7/11/2009 $46.81 View Order
50890901 5/25/2009 $34.99 View Order
50890879 5/12/2009 $36.51 View Order
48168652 4/3/2009 $47.78 View Order
48433793 4/2/2009 $24.37 View Order
49649754 3/2/2009 $46.81 View Order
38557477 2/17/2009 $46.81 View Order
48169372 2/10/2009 $41.93 View Order
38557492 1/30/2009 $33.59 View Order
46192399 1/17/2009 $35.97 View Order
44546986 1/3/2009 $43.88 View Order
42847260 1/3/2009 $37.05 View Order
42847284 11/25/2008 $29.58 View Order
43481346 11/13/2008 $48.76 View Order
44557716 11/10/2008 $39.00 View Order
40465742 11/3/2008 $40.41 View Order
41145492 9/15/2008 $37.05
40992214 8/23/2008 $24.37 View Order
36502331 8/1/2008 $38.46 View Order
27202294 4/30/2008 $37.92 View Order
27202248 1/9/2008 $42.96 View Order
27308881 9/13/2007 $43.34 View Order
25055727 7/28/2007 $50.93 View Order
24145696 7/5/2007 $49.84 View Order
24146044 6/26/2007 $47.67
Last edited by JPBooch on 11/19/2009 9:47:48 AM
what are you surprised about? they were from 2007 to 2009. they're not all 2009
The purpose was to show the savings I've had…I wasn't trying to show off. It's about 28 months worth and if you do the math it's about 40 bucks a month. When you throw in a 2 game a month subscription it's 60 a month. So, I buy a game a month. Hardly extravagant and I rent games in between.
All together I saved over 500 bucks with the games I own.
been a gamefly member for over 4 yrs now. gamefly = buffet of games 🙂 YAYYYYY
anyway; my strategy is that my q has only upcoming games 40 games currently. from now up to March 2010 and about 15 TBA to be announced date wise. If you keep every game ever created in your q, then it's no telling what your next game will be even if you have them in a specific order.
I and a bunch of buddies used Gamefly (trial and error on games before I buy them) for 2 weeks then dumped the service. Compared to netflix they're crap. I add games to my que, they ship them out, 1 WEEK LATER I get my games. I play them, ship them back, 1 WEEK LATER they recieve them. It takes 1 WEEK for games to arrive at either destination? that's just bs. Netflix takes 1 day. Doesn't help Gamefly doesn't have enough distribution centers, closest 1 to me is in PA if I remember correctly, I'm in NY, and even so it shouldn't take 1 WEEK for games to arrive. Very dissapointing service.