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GameStop: Still Got Your Decade-Old DNF Receipt?

I remember pre-ordering Final Fantasy VIII 14 months before it was scheduled to release. And in those days, you actually needed your receipt, which I faithfully kept.

But that was only a little over a year. Who's nuts enough to keep a receipt for a decade or more? Just to frame to prove to everyone how long you've been on the DNF hype train? Well, it's time to break that glass and free your receipt from its confines; take it down to GameStop and they will honor that pre-order. As noted at GamePro:

"With a long-anticipated release like Duke Nukem Forever, we encourage customers who pre-ordered more than a year ago to verify their reservation with their local store prior to launch. Provided the customer has a receipt, we will honor even those pre-orders taken long ago. At this time, we expect that all pre-order customers will receive Duke's Big Package at time of purchase, regardless of when the reservation was made."

Oh man, I would love to see someone saunter in with a pre-order receipt from 1998 or something. I wouldn't be surprised to see it happen, either. Hell, I remember selling quite a few DNF pre-orders back when I was still working at EB in the late '90s; there was a time when this game was hugely anticipated, ya know.

Related Game(s): Duke Nukem Forever

Tags: dnf, duke nukem forever, gamestop, dnf pre order

5/30/2011 7:58:53 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (39 posts)

matt99
Monday, May 30, 2011 @ 9:01:11 PM
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I'd like to bring one in from the 90's just to see the cashier's face.

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wiiplay
Monday, May 30, 2011 @ 9:03:59 PM
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Who else is expecting a bunch of fake receipts being listed on eBay?

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Zorigo
Tuesday, May 31, 2011 @ 4:15:31 AM

why bother, just preorder the game now :/

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Pandacastro
Monday, May 30, 2011 @ 9:21:44 PM
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Imagine someone has a receipt from the 90's that's in mint condition. That guy would be a true fan.

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Dreno
Monday, May 30, 2011 @ 9:34:17 PM
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Now imagine the guy/gal that had their preoder receipt from the 90's and stashed it somewhere safe, read about this tooday, and CAN'T find his/her receipt.....

Bummer

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Oyashiro
Monday, May 30, 2011 @ 9:36:46 PM
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Good luck to thous that preordered that long ago.

Most inks used for receipts and such are designed to fade quickly, usually in about 3 months unless kept in a dark,dry, climate controlled environment.

My Ps3 receipt can't even be read now, it was kept in a fire-proof, air tight safe with other valuable papers of mine.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, May 30, 2011 @ 10:36:25 PM

maybe that means they will all be fake

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main_event05
Monday, May 30, 2011 @ 9:56:24 PM
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wasn't gamestop funcoland 10 years ago??

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BikerSaint
Monday, May 30, 2011 @ 10:19:26 PM

Yeah, some were.
One of my 5 local GS's was a Funcoland, & and another is still labeled under the old Electronics Boutique name too.

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main_event05
Monday, May 30, 2011 @ 10:22:40 PM

ahhh, evolution.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, May 30, 2011 @ 10:37:05 PM

damned funco, they ripped people off so bad... wait nothing's changed.

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Clamedeus
Monday, May 30, 2011 @ 11:14:47 PM

I heard they changed the name because people were making fun of the name. Like "Fuckoland" or something like that.

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Zorigo
Tuesday, May 31, 2011 @ 4:14:40 AM

XD FUCKOLAND... BLOODY LOL

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___________
Tuesday, May 31, 2011 @ 6:02:33 AM

dunno why everyones constantly ripping gamestop/EB for being so expensive, ive found quite often there cheaper.
especially on trade in deals and matching prices.
everytime i go to JB or game or whoever 99% of the time they refuse to match it, but EB its quite the opposite.
like yesterday i went to JB and said bigW have a 250GB xbox 360 for 390 can you match it, both target,Kmart,JB,Game,myer,DJs,dick smith, all said no.
went to EB sure!
not only will we match it, will slash 40 bucks off and give you gears 2 and halo reach for free!
not bad not bad at all!

not to mention game have halo reach brand new for 100 bucks, EB are selling it for 40!
RDR game want 100 EB want 40!
ive found EB to be the cheapest on allot of occasions.


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BikerSaint
Tuesday, May 31, 2011 @ 12:47:59 PM

Clamedeus,

Funcoland was a completely different company, until GameStop bought them.

Gamestop is like M$, neither one of them likes any competition.

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Clamedeus
Tuesday, May 31, 2011 @ 1:14:33 PM

@Biker

Ah, thanks for the info, I always thought it was the same company but changed the name after all that happened.

But I guess not. xD

Thanks for clearing that up.

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hellish_devil
Monday, May 30, 2011 @ 10:38:04 PM
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Man, this is what fan-service is about.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, May 30, 2011 @ 10:41:22 PM

no, the lesbian schoolgirls are what fan service is about ;)

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, May 30, 2011 @ 10:40:42 PM
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I was anticipating the game a lot but I didn't put in the preorder. How much did you have to put down back then?

Well in any case I can't wait to mash it up with Duke again. It's gonna be a riot, just like the old days. This CoD stuff these days with these kids... I dunno bout all that. Duke I get, he's simple and badass.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, May 31, 2011 @ 8:47:19 AM

I think you needed to put down $10.

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TheCanadianGuy
Monday, May 30, 2011 @ 10:43:20 PM
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only a pack rat like me would keep a recipe that long..(i still have the recipe from every game i've ever bought & rented) i wonder if anyone actually has a pre order from 98 ?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, May 30, 2011 @ 10:57:34 PM

I guarantee someone does, gamers are packrats.

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TheCanadianGuy
Tuesday, May 31, 2011 @ 12:43:13 AM

your certainly right there my friend. you should see inside my desk! i've got recipes going back 10 years

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frylock25
Tuesday, May 31, 2011 @ 6:45:22 AM

my cousin has every movie ticket stub to every movie he has ever gone and seen. they are also in order by date. little crazy, but someone out there will have it.

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TheCanadianGuy
Tuesday, May 31, 2011 @ 7:25:02 AM

the oldest 1 i've got is from blockbuster christmas day 2001 day i got my ps2. i rented mgs2 & gta3. so yean.. needless to say that day was pretty much life changing!. that very same blockbuster is closing down this week kind'a sad

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frylock25
Tuesday, May 31, 2011 @ 7:36:03 AM

most the blockbusters by me are gone. the one in my town just closed last month. not even sure where an actual blockbuster is still. might be one couple towns away but i havent been around there in a while.

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PAKINIPS
Tuesday, May 31, 2011 @ 7:39:26 AM

Receipt not recipe.
Nobody else catch that?

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frylock25
Tuesday, May 31, 2011 @ 7:55:27 AM

yeah i saw that i figured he just liked to cook ;)

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TheCanadianGuy
Tuesday, May 31, 2011 @ 8:25:45 AM

ahhh **** damn autospell! wasn't even paying attention

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faraga
Tuesday, May 31, 2011 @ 1:31:11 AM
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When I pre-order a game, I always have to tell for which console I'm planning to buy the game. Is this also the case in the USA? And if so, are all the old pre-orders for the PC only?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, May 31, 2011 @ 3:02:09 AM

Well if you don't tell them which system you want it for then how will they know?

I suppose the old preorders would be for PC, but if you walk in with a preorder that old they will probably let you specify which system you want it for now.

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Zorigo
Tuesday, May 31, 2011 @ 4:13:26 AM

It'd be stupiid not too, i mean if your preordered it on say the PS2 it would be pretty stupid for them to expect you to somehow magically on the PS2 still. or instantly assume you want the PS3 version.

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Zorigo
Tuesday, May 31, 2011 @ 4:12:14 AM
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Anyone who's left it this long deserves a bloody medal xD

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Lotusflow3r
Tuesday, May 31, 2011 @ 6:54:06 AM
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Ah it's great to be witnessing history being made in Video Game land. DNF releasing has to be one of the biggest things this industry has seen.

I mean, it's actually HERE! A game straight out of the golden age in a modern coating. Can't get better than that...and i'll be playing it in 3 days!

I just find it unfortunate that a lot of players today don't understand what this is about. I am hoping that word will spread about how fun the game is to teach the new generation what gaming is all about.

Looking at stats, DNF STILL, after 12 years, appears to be one of the most anticipated games of all time.

GET ON THE BOAT, PEOPLE!

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Highlander
Tuesday, May 31, 2011 @ 2:07:03 PM
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I note the use of the past tense in that final sentence with interest...

;)

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Danny007
Tuesday, May 31, 2011 @ 2:15:35 PM
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I thought Gamestop would give them something special. Like a coupon or something DNF related as a bonus.

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ace_boon_coon
Tuesday, May 31, 2011 @ 3:49:36 PM
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Gamestop owes me 5 bucks; I want it back. Thanks for reminding me.

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Lairfan
Tuesday, May 31, 2011 @ 9:26:10 PM
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That's probably the first cool thing Gamestop has done in a while. If only I had a decade old receipt, because I would love to see the look on the cashier's face.

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, June 01, 2011 @ 6:39:35 PM
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GS should give out a Duke figurine to everyone who stayed the course on that pre-order with them

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