4chan user devises a way to bank through GameStop


Forget Bitcoin banking. One intrepid 4chan user has found a newer, cooler way to bank: spending his entire paycheck on pre-ordering games from GameStop, and then "withdrawing" money when he needs to by canceling one of his pre-orders.

"GameStops are just as prevalent as banks in my town and I work at a mall so it's even more convenient than running an errand to the bank or using an ATM and getting charged," the anonymous poster writes. And in lieu of credit card or bank membership rewards, the poster has never missed exclusive launch content for any game he's been interested in. As with most things posted anonymously online, it's unclear if the poster's story is true or totally make-believe. But that doesn't make his scheme any less ingenious.


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