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Protection of video games/preorder games at in-store Pickups by using clear poly or mylar bags

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by dreamer131313 on ‎03-11-2014 07:08 PM

Now adays with so many games including both standard size games as well as collector sets having special casings and boxings with everything from cardbox sleeves to steelbooks to matte finish packaging and more it always a nightmare to do instore pickups on games having those kind of packaging due to the pickup labels the store places on the item that sometime damage the items when removed or leave irremovable marks or damage to the games packaging. i understand the labels are to help the employees tell what pickups are which customers but here is my suggestion that could make it better for both the stores and the customers:

On video games placed online for instore pickups as well as preorders placed for instore pickups instead of pulling from self and immediately placing that damaging label on the games that the games be placed in either clear see though poly or mylar bags which are avaibale in a wide variety of sizes and then the pickup labels could be placed on the outside of the clear bags providing both the protection of the item as well as since the bags would be clear see through the employees processing the pickups are still able to easily identify whose pick up items is which customer with the same ease they do it now.

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Obviously there would be a slight additional cost to do it this way, but overall I really like the idea. My only concern would be pre-ordered items somehow falling out of the labeled bag, then we somehow lose the bag, which could result in the pre-order being sold to someone else. Any additional thoughts on this idea? Remember to vote for an idea if you like it.

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by Valued Contributor
on ‎03-12-2014 08:09 AM

This is actually a really good idea! 

by blueshirt410
on ‎03-12-2014 12:13 PM

A great idea, but not very cost effective

by Kojubat
on ‎03-12-2014 01:07 PM

They already have sealable bags in the store for when you buy smaller items at one of the specialty registers (like in the computer area). Using them for store pickup wouldn't be all that cost prohibitive.

 

Either that, or change the properties of the adhesive to be more like a Post-It.

by
on ‎03-13-2014 09:43 AM
Agreed, BB should use re-usable bags
by Emerging Expert
on ‎03-14-2014 12:53 PM

I agree that it is a good idea but it would be better to find a better adhesive label.

by Senior Social Media Specialist Senior Social Media Specialist
‎03-17-2014 01:43 PM - edited ‎03-17-2014 01:45 PM
Status changed to: Tell Us More

Obviously there would be a slight additional cost to do it this way, but overall I really like the idea. My only concern would be pre-ordered items somehow falling out of the labeled bag, then we somehow lose the bag, which could result in the pre-order being sold to someone else. Any additional thoughts on this idea? Remember to vote for an idea if you like it.

by dreamer131313
on ‎03-17-2014 02:43 PM

actually most poly and mlyar bags have self sealing adhestive on the top so once the item is placed in the bags all the employee pulling the item would have to do is pull the tab on the adhesive on the bag at the top and it seals the bag shut which would prevent any the item from falling getting rid of that concern

by CheapestGamer
on ‎03-18-2014 04:17 AM
As Kojubat said, Best Buy uses sealable bags in some sections of the store already, so all that would have to be done would be to add the pickup sticker to the outside of one of those bags. Maybe make it so that all pertinent information(customer name, barcode of the item, any amount still owed by the customer) to process the pickup is included on whatever sticker gets put on the bag. Then the rep handling the pickup process would just have to give the customer a copy of the receipt after processing the transaction and the customer could be on their way faster.
by Caliburnus300
on ‎04-08-2014 12:13 AM

Heck,  just use the blue checkout bags and go to town with the tape if you so desire.  I had a collector's edition of Borderlands 2 get completely mummified just to attach the paper with my info.  

 

On the topic,  how about those black straps that are used on bigger boxes?  Every copy of Final Fantasy X | X-2 was over tightened, damaging a supposedly limited edition packaging.  I opted to buy it straight from Square-Enix,  so you lost a sale for charging full retail on damaged merchandise.  Unfortunately,  the same thing happened with Soulcalibur V, Final Fantasy XIII-2, and the Mass Effect Trilogy.  

 

I see mountains of regular PS4/XB1 games kept behind counters when they could just be placed in the regular security case.  Frozen has also enjoyed those special spots for weeks now.  Just changing the way you handle special edition packaging would be cheaper than buying alternative materials to handle the games.  

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