Anyone who’s ever been to a GameStop knows the dreaded experience that comes at checkout. “Is there anything you’d like to pre-order? Are you sure? For just five bucks you get this poster and exclusive DLC. Are you sure? Alright, well just so you know copies are limited so I’d pre-order to make sure you get it at launch.” Well this uncomfortable ordeal is about to become a whole lot lengthier with the introduction of a brand new GameStop credit card.
An anonymous source reported to Destructoid that this credit card will tie in with the PowerUp Rewards program. Destructoid also received a few fantastic photos outlining some of the specific terms of the this offer. Powerup Basic members will receive 5,000 bonus points for signing up while Powerup Pro members will receive a whopping 15,000 points.
Some bonus points for your Powerup Rewards account sounds pretty appealing, right? This actually might be a nice incentive for folks planning to earn some extra rewards points for their Gamestop purchases if the interest rate wasn’t a staggering 26.99%. Sources claim that there may be introductory promotions offering lower interest rates for limited periods of time.
Perhaps the most frightening thing about this horrifying credit card offer is the fact that “all Powerup Rewards card members are already pre-approved.” Irresponsible practices like the ones described in this impending credit card offer appear to be a nasty plan to take advantage of ill-informed consumers. Not only will we be harassed about pre-ordering games in a desperate attempt to reduce in-store inventory to force used game sales, but now we’ll all be suffering through painful spiels about one of the worst credit card offers in history.
Seeing news like this just increases my hatred of the Gamestop corporation. Let’s do the gaming industry a favor and stop supporting this terrible company.
Miles Dompier is the chief editor and founder of What’s Your Tag?. He is a Seattle native who recently moved to the sweltering heat of Los Angeles to pursue his dream of becoming a composer/voice actor. When he’s not up writing until his eyes bleed, he likes to play a Prince level of instruments and listen to terrible death metal. Follow his shenanigans on Twitter and be sure to join our gaming community; TEAM XBRO.