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Buy Registered Shares

Step-by-step to buy registered shares from inside the U.S.

Please Note: If you are buying through Computershare in order to be the sole legal owner of your shares there is an extra step to take. This step is transferring your shares from plan holdings to book holdings, and/or terminating your enrollment in the DirectStock Plan

You can follow this link to buy GameStop shares directly from Computershare. Computershare will create an account for you if you haven't made one already. Computershare charges $5 for one time purchase and $2.50 for recurring purchases.

 

If you are looking for a more cost effective solution, here are guides on how to DRS transfer for free from commission free brokers: (Fidelity and Vanguard are especially of note thanks to their ease of requesting DRS transfers): Alpaca, Cash App, Charles Schwab, Citi Bank, Fidelity, JP Morgan Chase, Morgan Stanley, Seibert, TD Ameritrade, US Bank, Vanguard, and Wells Fargo.

If you want to set up your account first, or have an existing account and want to get to the buying page yourself, you can follow the guide below.

Instructions:

  • Go to Computershare.com/us.

    • If you do not have an account with Computershare, click on “Register Now”.

    • Answer the security questions such as Social Security number, ZIP Code, name of the stock that you hold (GameStop).

    • Computershare will then prompt you to create your username, password and security questions.

    • Once your account is created, Computershare will send you a verification letter in the mail.

    • You can wait 3-5 business days for the verification letter, or you can verify your identity immediately online.

    • To verify online, Computershare will ask some security questions based on info they take from LexisNexis. Please note, part of the process is to give a question with zero correct answers. So read the questions carefully.

  • If you already have an account, click on “Login to Investor Center”.

  • Click on “Login”.

  • From your Investment Summary page, under “What would you like to do?”, select “Search and Buy Stock”.

  • Search for GME or GameStop, and select it.

  • Review the fees ($5 fee per individual investment, and $2.50 for recurring), and then select “Invest Now”.

  • If you already have GameStop shares in your Computershare account, a message will pop up asking if you'd like to add more shares to your existing account, or create a new account for this purchase. Select “Buy More”.

  • Choose if you would like this to be a one time investment, or set up a recurring monthly payment. Then enter how many dollars you'd like to invest and click “Next”.

  • Select if your bank account is a checking or savings account. Enter the Account number and Routing number of the bank account you wish to use to pay. Then click “Next”.

  • Computershare will now ask for an email address to send you confirmation of your investment. Enter your email address and click “Next”.

  • On the final page you can review a breakdown of this investment. If you are happy with all of the information click the checkbox agreeing to the terms and conditions, and then click on “Submit”.

Congratulations you have now submitted a purchase directly through Computershare!

You will receive a confirmation email shortly afterwards. Computershare will pull the money from your bank account within 2 business days. After a few more days Computershare will submit the buy order in a large batch trade along with other Computershare investors.

While the delay seems problematic, this actually helps with price movement. As the batch orders are often round or mixed lots and purchased on lit exchanges.

Converting Plan holdings to Book holdings:

When you purchase shares directly through Computershare's DirectStock plan, shares are held in the Plan pool, which is managed and maintained by Computershare. If you wish to hold the sole legal title to the shares you have just purchased, you may want to convert your Plan holdings into Book holdings, or terminate the DirectStock plan entirely. There are guides for both options available on the links below:

Converting from Plan to Book

Terminating from DirectStock

If you have any corrections, or know of any other brokers, please let the team know through the feedback page!

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