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Gamestop and its love hate relationships

Discussion in 'NF Archives' started by TeenRyu, Aug 3, 2011.

  1. TeenRyu Pure Blood Dragon

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    Okay, im bored (:maybe) and I was wondering, what do you love and what do you hate about Gamestop? I myself am an employee, so also ask me questions, etc etc :33 I wanna know cause its so interesting to see the love n hate for them.
     
  2. CrazyMoronX Old Man

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    I wouldn't say "love" persay, but I do like their 7-day return thing.

    Pros:

    No shipping
    7-day return policy
    Proximity (it's close)
    Female clerks (sometimes)
    Decent pre-orders


    Cons:

    Taxes
    Selection
    Prices (on used things, mostly)
    Trade-in values
    Not enough hot female clerks
     
  3. Gnome It's Me You'll Fight

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    I hate their crappy trade-in values. I hate how they want to sell you a strategy book. I hate you.
     
  4. TeenRyu Pure Blood Dragon

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    yeah, people tend to have problems with the trade in value of the game :hmm
     
  5. CrazyMoronX Old Man

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    I'll never forget that day some lady came in to trade a DS. The store offered her X amount of money for it (I think it was $25 or something, I can't recall but you'd probably know better than I). Then right after this lady left another one came in asking how much a used DS is.


    $130.00 or somewhere around there.
     
  6. Sephiroth Titan

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    I like to buy from the bargin bin, well I did before I became a sky pirate.
     
  7. Kaitou Reckless

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    To be honest, what I hate is how you end up getting shit when you trade-in your games, but that's all.
     
  8. NeoKurama Zoldyck Family

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    I like how when I get used games they always work, unlike EB Games.

    I hate how you will be put on a, "no return list".
     
  9. TeenRyu Pure Blood Dragon

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    Well, you haft to factor in exactly how many copies of said game we'll have in used company wise; how much the system is sold used, weather there getting cash or credit, and other small factors. We can't have someone trade in a brand new game and get 50 bucks, and we sell it for 54. We only make a couple dollars in profit. Theres alot behind it, but then again it can be annoying. xD



    @Neo: The no returns list is for people who try to scam the business. I've heard stories of it, and it can be quite brutal :argh
     
  10. TeenRyu Pure Blood Dragon

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    ah, she may have traded in a lite, those are about 20-25 depending on cash or credit, and a hundred used; but the priced dropped, so now there 90 used I think
     
  11. CrazyMoronX Old Man

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    Yeah but that's crazy. That's like 500000000000000% profit.
     
  12. TeenRyu Pure Blood Dragon

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    No, it depends. if we need to defect it out, if we got to ship it, etc etc. s much x.x
     
  13. CrazyMoronX Old Man

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    It's still mad crazy, yo. From a customer perspective anyway.
     
  14. NeoKurama Zoldyck Family

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    They tried to put my cousin on it once.
     
  15. The Boss Guest



    I hate how whenever I buy games they ask if I'm the one playing it. :giogio
     
  16. TeenRyu Pure Blood Dragon

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    Wtf? :lmao Thats odd im not gonna lie



    Teh fawk? what was the stores reasoning?
     
  17. CrazyMoronX Old Man

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    I've never been asked if I was playing the game. :lmao

    I do always get asked if I want to get their stupid rewards cards and memberships and magazines every time I go. Shit, man, I don't want it! :yell

    I had one guy ramble on for 10 minutes about it.
     
  18. TeenRyu Pure Blood Dragon

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    When your a regular, They'll bug ya. you come into my store, we'll ask you n shit of course but we'll know you and we'll let it slide xD And trust me, only get it if its gonna be worth it to you. with everything you can get with it, I have it; hell it saved me 10 bucks off my Copy of Love is over collectors Catherine :maybe but not everyone wants to get it and its understandable. :33
     
  19. CrazyMoronX Old Man

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    They had this one girl there (sexy as hell) who knew me and never asked after the first time. She was the best clerk ever. Then she disappeared before I could get her number.


    Later, as I was entering stalker phase, I found she had a boyfriend. I was so pissed. Good riddance. :ippy
     
  20. TeenRyu Pure Blood Dragon

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    Crazy, I swear you give me some of the best Sig Material shit :lmao
     
  21. Muk Let's play a game, Ophelia

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    they don't have any good indy titles

    all the ones in their bargain bin usually are crap
     
  22. Shirker Life & Hometown

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    For me, the cons are definitely the trade-in values, which are s--t. I also kinda don't like that they center half of their business model around trade-ins. Other stores do trade-ins, but Gamestop pretty much actively encourages selling your old stuff to them and are huuuge because of it. Hell, even that wouldn't be so bad if it weren't for the aforementioned s--t values paired with how they price the trade-ins when they put 'em back on the shelves. It strikes me as kinda scummy.

    Their pros? They're everywhere. I live near a place in Lansing where there are literally 3 Gamestops within walking distance of each other. They've admittedly got some good exclusive pre-order deals. Also, if I happen to be shopping at the mall and got some extra bucks, it's the perfect place to go if I wanna purchase some ancient games that I liked but never purchased as a kid, and for dirt cheap. In fact, until recently, they were the only place to go for that around where I live.
     
  23. raizen28 I dunno

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    i hated when i bought demon souls and the clerk says: oh youre getting that! oh my well its pretty easy though. i beat it in 5 hours.
    then the clerk says this: well when you play it make sure to come on xbox live so i can kill you in deathmatch.

    all i have to say is: WTF
     
  24. TeenRyu Pure Blood Dragon

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    Raizen, your's is a prick. he's failing at being friendly, HE NEEDS TO GTFO OF MY COMPANY!
     
  25. raizen28 I dunno

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    i agree........ i agree.
     
  26. The Boss Guest



    I'm assuming it's because I don't look like the type to be playing glorious gamez. :suave

    Time to get some kills.

    :rotfl
     
  27. Jersey Shore Jesus Molon Labe

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    I hate when a friend goes to trade in his Mortal Kombat and gets 10 bucks for it then it is 55 bucks on the shelf used!!! WTF!
     
  28. NeoKurama Zoldyck Family

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    You let the boyfriend stop you? :lmao
     
  29. typhoon72 Razzin Frazzin

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    Cons

    I hate that I didn't listen to my dad as a kid. Whenever I went to trade in stuff he would facepalm, in fact sometimes he'd buy it off of me and give it to kids instead for free rather than letting gamestop scam the fuck out of me.

    Then again he also has my pokemon cards that he bought from me when I didnt want them anymore. He always brags about how much there value is now :lmao

    As a 20 year old... I will say I hate gamestop because they scammed idiots like me with there trade in values, but in a fucked up buisness plan kind of a way I respect it. I would do the same. Although, I wish I still had my Budokai 3 and KH games. :cry

    Pros

    I used to abuse the shit out of the returns back when it used to be 15 days. Beat the games, return and say it sucked and got another game. :lmao

    Ah, the MEMORIES!

    Oh and they are everywhere and the people who work there are kind of cool. Though I wish they would have told me if I bought ME2 New instead of PreOwned I could have had Ceberus Network. They probably laughed when I left.
     
  30. TeenRyu Pure Blood Dragon

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    Every gamestop has a...unique group of workers to say the least. one of my friends put it perfectly: If your a friend, your Gamestop material. and when he says that, he means like your a cool person, easy to befriend, etc etc
     

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