If you’ve ordered a game from a gaming retailer and then you find out that you have to wait a few days before it can ship, you’re probably wondering how long a game can be held. Generally, you’ll have to wait up to a week. However, that may not be the case, especially if you’ve ordered the game weeks or months ago. In such a situation, you should check with the store and see if they can hold it for longer. If they say no, you can also write a note to the store in the reservation profile.
While it might seem unfair to a consumer, GameStop does have a policy for holding pre-ordered games for 48 hours. After that time, the preordered game will be available to anyone. In these cases, GameStop is putting a price on customer satisfaction. They want to make money by holding onto their products as long as possible. If you want to get a game as soon as possible, be sure to pre-order it in advance.
You can place your order by placing a deposit of $5. If you order a game online, you can return it within 30 days if it isn’t what you expected. Make sure that the game is unopened and that the packaging is undamaged. GameStop will ship your pre-ordered game when it’s ready to be shipped. Unlike a traditional store, you won’t be charged until the item ships.