GameStop Manager Refuses To Sell To Stupid Kids

Submitted by: Snoogans 9 years ago in
http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/76984-GameStop-Manager-Refuses-to-Sell-to-Stupid-Kids

Let me see here....4 D"s and a F......No Game For You!
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Male 46
I fully support this man in his efforts to reduce couch potatoism, but he has no legal backing that allows him to do this. Law-breaking in private scenarios is one thing, but when a business does it...
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Male 42
Really, though, people still buy their video games?
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Male 2,605
Good on him. Provide tangible, real-life applications of how good grades reflect getting what one wants and the students will decide to 1. try harder or 2. go to another store and further indulge in their own demise. Good on him.
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Female 122
Good man.
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Female 1,382
XD
I bet I can pick who got what grades on this board...
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Male 1,399
Maybe he can buy his own store?

Then he`d OWN the store.

Because, heh, that`s who should make the decisions on who to sell to. The OWNER. Not the manager.

It isn`t the manager`s money.

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Male 151
hmmm very good i get straight A`s anyway
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Male 1,584
You won`t sell me the game unless i come back with my report card? OK, I`ll just go right across the.... hallway...would you call it? (the hallway type area that runs the length of the mall with stores on each side... i guess thats technically a hallway.) To FYE and buy the game there. Or I`ll just go down to Best Buy near the food court and buy it there.
Does that guy realizes he`s losing a pooload of business? Luckily they don`t do that in my mall but if they did FYE is right across from Gamestop and Best Buy is a little farther down the mall.
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Female 67
"I remember when I was little and went to Chuck-E-Cheese with a report card, we would get 2 free tokens for every A, and 1 for every B."

Same here. It was GREAT incentive for me to keep my grades up. That and the free personal pan pizzas (from Pizza Hut) for showing that you`d read a certain number of books in the Book-It program.

On topic: I think it`s a great idea. It wasn`t this man`s place to enforce it in a store that`s a nation-wide chain, though. If this became common-place, however, I`d support it 100%.

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Female 322
This guy is on to something. Can`t find time to do your homework? Then you can`t find time to play video games either. Maybe if more people implemented this, America`s youth would learn responsibility.
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Female 1,589
I remember when I was little and went to Chuck-E-Cheese with a report card, we would get 2 free tokens for every A, and 1 for every B. ^_____^
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Male 1
if i was the owner and this guy managed my store, id fire his ass for losing me sales
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Female 160
Awesome! I wish I lived near that store... I could have a free game!
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Female 326
That guy is awesome. I`m not agreeing that video games MAKE kids stupid, but if a kid becomes too addicted, it becomes more important (to them) than school does. This is like a safeguard, plus it REWARDS kids who work their a**es off with free games! Whether or not they give a sh*t about school now, they won`t regret that they spent all that time playing games and ruining their lives.
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Female 458
`He also said he`d buy a brand new game for any student who showed him a straight-A report card with a teacher`s signature and a parent present.`

... WHY COULDN`T HE HAVE LIVED IN MY TOWN?! All those years of working hard for NOTHING when I could have had free games! *cries*

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Female 385
While I disagree with his stance of not selling games to those with low grades (As an employee, it is not up to him to set store policy. If he owned the store, he would be free to deny service to anyone he wished, but in this case he is solidly in the wrong and GS was right to suspend him for hurting their sales.), I do applaud his awarding of those who take their academic studies seriously with free games. He`s trying to make his community a better place, and he deserves to be recognized for that, even if his methods were wrong.

While grades may be a poor indicator if intelligence, they ARE a good indicator of effort, usually. He rewards those who try and penalizes those who don`t. If this was his own personal store, I`d say more power to him. But he`s just not in a position here to enforce something like that.

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Male 57
Thats funny, Most gamers also happen to be adolescent
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Male 126
PsychoPurple, there will always be exceptions such as those, but as an average, the people who get decent grades in school are more deserving of the pleasure of video games as those who are not. There are many more "bad" people who get low grades than those who get good ones. His effort is rewarding those who do and anyways, it is better than the current system because then the "bad" people would get the games anyways.
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Male 1,162
Monday, September 24, 2007 2:13:23 AM
Still, grades have nothing much to do with intelligence.
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You`re right. I applaud the GameStop manager, because he has the right intentions. But, with the current education system, all you really have to do is memorize certain information long enough to pass a test, then you can forget all about it.

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Male 2,958
Yeah Randy, what the f*ck?

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Male 151
Goldfishgal, your comments are spoken like a true high schooler.

Grow up.

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Male 1,455
"Lol. You got a D? I don`t do my homework and I`m still on the honor roll. You gotta learn how teachers work. D isn`t passing, it`s being slow.

nyway, i want free video games. i always get As. Why can`t there be more people like him in this world."

Randy, you keep telling me you can`t play SS2 because you have too much homework. What the hell?

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Female 1,984
Scott rules!
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Male 577
yea... man i would get a free game from that guy if I lived in Dallas!
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Female 876
Oh, rabbeseking... You know Gamestop and EB merged, right? XD
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Female 876
I applaud him.
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Male 152
pfff screw that, i have the money, you give me the game, if that happenes screw Gamestop, EB Games,Target, and Wal-Mart will work fine
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Female 32
i think its a good idea :x
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Male 6
This is a good idea executed wrongly, with way too many gaping flaws. I used to know kids in secondary school who had constant A`s and A*`s, yet I felt it a mockery of justice these pathetic excuse for humans had such transcendent talent. The kids in questions where abusive, angry, smokers who defined anti-social. I don`t know how they did it but they did, and its these kinds of people we should make sure cant get there hands on games, anti-social nut jobs with only the intent to harm innocent bystanders... no I`m not old -_- 19 thanks... Still grades don`t give a direct indication of intellect and intelligence doesn`t define the person.
It should be so, that all people have the right to the pursuit of happiness, but its not much of a pursuit, or effort when all you have to do is beg your moronic parents with the intelligence quota of an unfortunate greenfly for money then go down to the shop and buy a pile of games you neither earned nor deserve.
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Male 126
I think that this is a brilliant idea to make people more responsible in schools. I was lucky and seem to have a knack for remembering what the teachers teach and I can get away with an 88 average w.o doing any work at home that isn`t for marks (which is about 90% of it).
The only problem I see with this guy`s idea is that it is really troublesome if I go to this guy`s store and he asks me for a report card before he sells me a game.
I`m all for this idea, but it needs better implementation because I don`t really carry around a report card in my back pocket.
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Male 907
Agree with his methods.
Totally would love to see this inforced.
Don`t think he should be allowed to inforce them.

No, I`m not contradicting myself. I just have other people in mind. I personally love the idea, but at the same time I know that it is unfair for the people who have the money and still can`t get a game. It just seems to impose on their rights. ;-/

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Female 920
I agree with the manager.
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Female 426
Oh and to your comment about the store owner`s rights, he was merely an employee. Had it been the company`s decision to enforce this, well, lets just say they wouldn`t have been in business too long.

And, going back to the comment on grades, what about those kids who could basically suck at everything else but excelle beyond average on one particular matter? Say little Johnny is flunking every single class he has, but he can look at something for a few seconds and then draw a complete realistic lifelike replica of it. Does this mean he`s is the most stupid, worthless, pathetic, and hopeless person alive? He has that one special ability, why force other peices of information into his head that he won`t need?

Just something for you to ponder on.

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Female 1,578
umm you can just get the games other places.
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Female 241
LoL...
that would probably work on elementary school kids...
older kids would be like drat you im going to best buy...
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Male 2,616
Grades DO have a lot to do with intelligence. Saying someone could be brilliant and just not try hard in school is stupid. If they`re so brilliant, they should know that doing well in school usually plays a large role in a person`s future. If someone is so blatantly lazy that they don`t do homework, I refuse to call them intelligent regardless of their IQ.
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Male 1,141
its not discrimination geesh. theres so many really unintelligent kids around who just go home and play video games after school. me, i go home and do 6 hours of homework each night.
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Male 1,386
lol stupid kids just got pwnd. luckily im pretty smart if i do say so myself. (i do :D)
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Male 59
In theory the policy helps kids. However, if I was really anxious to try out a new game and some Gamestop employee said "Um, no, you can`t buy this until you bring a report card with you.", then I would be probably be pretty annoyed. I don`t think I should have to go through the trouble of spending time obtaining proof of good grades for Gamestop and I don`t really think they should have to right to make me do that.

As for the free game for straight A`s, if the kid wants to go through the trouble of obtaining proof of that, that would be a nice incentive and lots of kids places already have incentives like that. But am I the only one who thinks it would be annoying to be refused service for lack of proof?

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Male 4,393
xboxman
Male, 13-17, Canada
164 Posts Monday, September 24, 2007 2:22:07 AM
This is retarded. The problem with kids isnt the video games, its the kids making the choice, WITH video games.

Same thing can be said with a gun, if everybody here had a gun, would we all go on a killing spree? no. Only the ones that made bad choices (drug dealers, gangsters, etc etc) will.

The problem isnt the video games, its the parents. The parents didnt teach these "stupid" kids the consenquences of good/bad choices. FFS i played WoW (most time consuming game ever) Last year, and i had the best grades ive ever had (high B`s, low A`s) You know why? because i was raised good, not because of the video games.

If i was there, id buy the games, then sell it to the kids.


^^^ you are so right.... http://www.youthink.com/smile_help.html
Smiley Help

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Female 156
Well said Devi and some others.

While grades do not necessarily denote intelligence, an intelligent person would come to the conclusion that they have a .01 chance of getting anywhere in life WITHOUT an education. Kids on the whole (and in the norm) have very little thrust upon them to do. Their entire life is wrapped up with learning the skills they need to move forward in life. Also, I see no problem with this man demanding social good manners from the kids who walk through his door. The parents should be teaching their children how to behave and interact with the public. Shame on them if they are not doing so. It is entirely this mans perogative what, how and to whom he sells his wares. Child or Adult.

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Female 818
That`s actually brilliant. It gets kids to focus on schoolwork and gets parents involved in their children`s video game purchases. After all, if your mom comes in to confirm that you can buy GTA, then she can hardly whine about you playing it.

I seriously want to write a letter to Gamestop supporting this guy.

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Male 1,204
"My grades were "D`s" Not because I was stupid, but because I didn`t do my homework. I NEVER did homework, why? Because I could pass without it, I had better things to do. I would just ace the tests, and pass that way. I would rather be playing chess, reading, and stuff I considered fun. Maybe I was lazy, oh well, I turned out fine. Awarding because of good grades is a good thing, but thats out of his own pocket. He shouldn`t be allowed to refuse because of grades, Its not his kid, Its not his store, he just works there. All the store wants to do is make money; they could care less for the grades, sounds bad, but thats how it is."

Lol. You got a D? I don`t do my homework and I`m still on the honor roll. You gotta learn how teachers work. D isn`t passing, it`s being slow.

nyway, i want free video games. i always get As. Why can`t there be more people like him in this world.

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Male 404
I wanna live near this store, i get straight a`s every report card!
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Male 490
I appreciate the passion of your point of view, Goldfishgal. You`re right, too. If you don`t want success or education, if you`re happy to work harder and get paid less in a blue collar job, it is your right. Staying in school for 12 years is optional, really. There are a number of ways out such as emancipation, early marriage, or medical reasons to name a few.
In reality, I hope there are more people like you so I have more opportunities and less competition for top management jobs once I graduate.
I`ll just finish with this: it is also a right of a store owner to refuse service for any or no reason. This guy has every right to decide refuse sales. If I was a parent and my child was struggling with grades, I`d give him/her a gift card to that store as additional incentive.
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Male 56
Pretty good, though you shouldn`t have to bring in your report card to buy games...
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Female 229
I sort of agree with Goldfishgal.

I had education shoved down my throat. Due to unfortunate circumstances/illnesses, I had to drop out of college. Now, some people judge me because my "lack" of education. There`s more to someone than their degree. Seriously.

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Male 1,497
i dont have a low C, im just saying if he did...
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Male 1,497
God damn, i get ok grades, but if he sends me away just becuase i have a low C, he can kiss my ass
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Male 490
The way I see it, responsibility comes from understanding the consequences. That takes it back to being intelligent enough to grasp the difference that good grades will require in the future.

As far as tests vs. homework. I`ve been through the phase where I did virtually no regular homework (15% of the grade) and wound up with a 79% average. However, after some reflecting, I decided that the time given up for homework is better spent in terms of future investment than a couple of hours a day of hanging out with friends. Since I started doing homework in college, my GPA is 4.0.
My best advice is: start looking at grades as your ticket to a more successful future.
I won`t be the one to say you can`t make millions without much formal education, but for those of us without million-dollar ideas, it`s the way to go.

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Male 2,958
-First, you have to be capable of understanding and retaining material. Second, you have to be intelligent enough to balance your life so you can accomplish the studies among other life`s tasks. And third, you have to be intelligent enough to realize that getting good grades serves a purpose of opening doors in life. -

That first one can easily be demonstrated with tests over homework. the other two are responsibility, not intelligence.

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Male 2,958
-and the person that said they didnt do hw but aced the tests and got d`s...i did the same, no HW, but a`s on tests, and i got 90`s (a`s) since hw is 10%, so you are lyin-

I really wish I went to school where you did, because I was in the same situation as they are. Homework mattered way more than tests at my school.

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Male 490
Oh and I`m 100% with devi on the English as a second language issue - I was horrified to find out that in my paralegal class I had the highest reading level and scored highest on language tests.
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Male 490
Wow... To everyone who said that grades have nothing to do with intelligence: Wake up!
First, you have to be capable of understanding and retaining material. Second, you have to be intelligent enough to balance your life so you can accomplish the studies among other life`s tasks. And third, you have to be intelligent enough to realize that getting good grades serves a purpose of opening doors in life.
Think about what you`ve done with your time instead of studying and whether it will help you be more successful.
As for the guy - good job on setting policies, too bad the corporate machine does not approve. If parents don`t put forth the effort to help their children succeed, why not let this guy do it to some extent at least? At least he cares.
PS: This reminds me of the movie Coach Carter.
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Male 1,383
Meh, just buy somewhere else, not that hard.
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Female 229
Grades and intelligence don`t correlate.

I was always a poor math student. Last year I took several Cognitive Ability tests (IQ) and I was amazed by the results. Simply, I`m just not good at math (and better at everything else).

Plus, it`s difficult to get good grades when some of your teachers are inept.

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Male 151
"What a strange manager.

I`d like him to suffer a crippling drop-kick to the kneecaps."

and that is exactly the reason why our society needs to impose laws like this. Because of violent senseless morons like you.

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Male 151
thunderbolt37, for a start if someone is going to sit at home doing f*ck all everyday then they are by no means helping society and are a waste of space. Do you really think that the right to "persuit of happyness" is put in place to allow people to do whatever the hell they want. If killing little kids made me happy would i be allowed to do it... no.

Also "plenty of smart kids have bad grades because they don`t try". I think the guy realises that, thats the whole f*cking point! hes not discriminating against unintelligent people, hes forcing these people to try hard. Which in case you didn`t already realise, is a good thing.

You are the type of person that is driving our society into the ground. No f*cking wonder people are getting dumber....

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Male 151
xboxman, Yes OK we all know life is about the choices you make. But the kids who get bad grades are not making the right choices and there is no other way to force them make the right choices. So you impose laws on them. Thats the way the world works, hence we have a prison for punishment and different laws....

also, parenting plays a part in the choices we make; but it`s not just them that influence your decisions, it`s your own personality, your surrounding environment including your friends etc. So this man is making these kids think twice about those bad decisions, therefor helping them to learn.

One more thing, I would just like to say that you can`t be "raised good" it`s raised well. Better get back to those books and off of WoW.

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Male 2,703
i would definitely go there, that seems like the kinda store i would want my kids in. there is no cursing and no "n" word, which i hear come from too many mouths at both wal-mart and the mall from mouths for 8-12 year olds.

i understand that he won`t sell games to kids w/o good grades, but what if the parent was there? can he/she over rule that policy?

and xboxman, you are a moron. 1) as lord savior said, its you were raised well, not good... 2) you played WoW and got b`s and a`s, thats not very good. now imagine if you wouldve spent all that time that you did from warcraft (probably 10-15 hours) into studying? you couldve gotten straight a`s, maybe even high a`s. see what the guy is trying to get across...

notice the only people complaining are the ones that didnt/arent doing well in school.

and the person that said they didnt do hw but aced the tests and got d`s...i did the same, no HW, but a`s on tests, and i got 90`s (a`s) since hw is 10%, so you are lyin

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Female 39
He`d have my business, it`s really sad that the gaming community feels the need to take on the issue instead of relying on the belief that parents are doing their job.
I didn`t do well in school either, if I was promised a free game whenever I got an A on a report card I may have done better lol
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Male 210
1. I applaud him! WTG!!!
2. Parents do your damn job!
3. Video games are a privilege, not a right. Learn the difference. Oh wait, you got D`s & F`s. Nevermind.
4. Free games for Straight A`s is an awesome policy!
5. Pull your pants up!
6. He would have my business if I lived there.
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Male 197
Well good luck fighting for what you believe in rebellious messiah.
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Male 2,958
I don`t see the big issue. Not only is could this only have a positive impact (on kids, his pocket will probably take a hit) but it`s HIS STORE. You don`t have the "right" to shop anywhere, it`s a privilege given to you by the store owner.

Don`t like the fact that he actually expects something from you besides money? Go to the EB Games down the street and quit crying.

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Male 177
Sorry for the double post, Devi, from what I have gathered the problem isn`t that he denied service, its why he denied service. It wasnt because they were disruptive, which would`ve been approved by corporate had they found out, its because they didnt have good character, not such a good reason to lose a sale
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Male 292
where is this store. I want my free game
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Male 177
Xboxman, that is not the problem, its the cause. The problem after that is getting into the habit of doing so, only limited choice is involved. This is the solution! :P.

P.S. Its "Well", not `Good`. Lol

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Male 18
reminds me of something that was posted on our school email... "in a new study... students who have a game system in their dorm room are, on average, likely to study 45 minutes less than those who do not have a game system"
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Male 946
totally agree with this guy
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Male 29
Thats a fantastic idea! i can see why his company supsended him but its a really clever thing to do, his logic is bang on, (madden before counting and ABC`s) obviously it wouldnt work everywhere but it is an amusing and practical solution to the kids who play games all their lives and fail school (like my idiot brother)
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Male 10,440
no the people against this are/is the company, who would have sold, what was it? two dozen more games otherwise
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Female 22
All the people against this i guess are D and F students. i totally aplaud this man - maybe couch potato kids would of had a reason to pick up a book first before picking up a controller.
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Female 1,496
First off, he has the right to deny service to whom ever he chooses in the United States. Secondly, he has the right to ask a bunch of punk ass kids not to swear in his store, and to pull up their pants, or he will refuse service. He is actually giving them a chance by telling them, good grades, no swearing, pull up your pants. Hats off to him.

Kids have very little they need to do. One of the only things kids have to do is school. Asking them to get good grades before they get rewards should be the norm. It`s no wonder half the people on the internet can`t spell or use correct grammar. In fact I notice people, like myself, who have english as a second or in my case third language speak it much better. That in my book is sad.

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Male 233
lol even as a gamer, i have to agree with this. kids shouldnt be burning hours at a time in a game if they can`t keep their grades up. and if they don`t like it, just have mom or dad buy it for you.

and if this becomes gamestops new policy, we have ALOT of halo fans in trouble tonight

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Female 1,596
Oh ya! There was a topic on this on the Gamespot forum! And a link to a very long report from the staff at Gamespot talking about it. They were VERY angry about it o.o
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Male 131
Xboxman - did you actually read the article or just rant about a different topic on computer games?

I think the guy has a great idea. Just a bit badly implemented. OF course, Gamestop won`t go for it. They want to just sell, and they don`t care who to, but it seems that this guy offers a pretty good incentive for kids to divide their time fairly between study & leisure.

Nothing wrong with that at all!

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Female 469
Totally agree with you DrugMunky. The guy has a good idea, but I don`t really think its his place refuse paying, legal customers. This should be something the parents enforce. Of course, it all depends on the kid. Some kids try really hard and just can`t get better grades. Others slack off and still manage to get A`s and B`s.
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Male 737
What a strange manager.

I`d like him to suffer a crippling drop-kick to the kneecaps.

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Female 20
my 3 year old brother is a master at grand theft auto on PSP...


i find that higly sad
*sigh*

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Male 73
This guy has the right idea, it`s just a shame that it`s a RANDOM STRANGER doing this instead of a kids parents.
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Male 4,012
I agree. Grades does not neccessarily mean intelligence, but if you`ve got good grades it does signify responsibility. If you`ve got bad grades you obviously haven`t spent enough time studying.

This guy is just helping you to improve your grades.

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Male 888
*Rolleyes* He`s just losing business. Those kids know better to just go to another store than to actually work harder at school.
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Male 550
Javien: Since you can easily ace the tests, I don`t see how you would have any problem showing your grades. I`m not familiar with the education system in US, but in Asia homework grades and test grades are different, and what this guy`s asking are the test grades.
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Male 429
i mean 18*....just in case you go nuts over my post contradicting my profile info.
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Male 429
Though a slacker myself (i haven`t read a reading novel in over 3 years), I do kinda support this guy. Video games do distract me from homework, and sometimes addicted to them causing an insane amount of hours wasted on them. ...then again, I`m only 17...
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Male 270
Sorry for such a long post was supposed to be at the end, I guess I was out of letter. Sorry about that. Sorry for the double post as well.
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Male 270
The grade thing...He really has no right to stop them from buying the game because of the grades. Rules in the store..."they do not curse" Come on, everyone does that, there just words. "they do not use the N-word" That one is understandable. "pull your clothes up" Rofl, thats all I got to say about that one.

My grades were "D`s" Not because I was stupid, but because I didn`t do my homework. I NEVER did homework, why? Because I could pass without it, I had better things to do. I would just ace the tests, and pass that way. I would rather be playing chess, reading, and stuff I considered fun. Maybe I was lazy, oh well, I turned out fine. Awarding because of good grades is a good thing, but thats out of his own pocket. He shouldn`t be allowed to refuse because of grades, Its not his kid, Its not his store, he just works there. All the store wants to do is make money; they could care less for the grades, sounds bad, but thats how it is.

Sorry f

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Male 4,246
I support this guy 100%. In fact, I`d encourage him to run for office. Policymakers everywhere could learn a thing or two from him.

I very much wonder what the guys at Penny Arcade think of this story.

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Male 28
i`m with this guy, i was expecting to see (some) 13-17 go crazy and say this guy has no right to do this,blah blah blah.
i think that so many kids have no sense of responsibility anymore, and are using a lot more profanity in their vocabulary. i`m on 19 too so i`m not older or anything:P
i support his actions, teenagers are way too unsupervised these days. Also this will lessen the number of screaming 13 year olds online.
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Male 82
I agree with 843.

This guy is accually showing how parents should act with their kids.

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Male 550
What`s wrong with showing grades? His actions are not unreasonable. When kids perform well in school, they are showing responsibility to be able to manage the time to play and study properly. When they don`t perform well, video games will only worsen their already bad grades.

It`s not really a matter of intelligence, it`s a matter of management and responsibility. Kids who are smart but don`t perform well show that they need help to show an interest to study, and they clearly lack responsibility, whereas the less intelligent kids who perform well show a degree of maturity which tells everyone he knows when to play and when to study.

On top of all that, he buys a brand new game to any one who gets straight As. Assuming the money comes out of his pocket, this rewards those kids who study hard but cannot afford to spend money on games.

He has nothing to gain by doing this, but the people suspending him are in fact, the power hungry ones, as this man`s actions lower sales.

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Male 62
hey lokk at that democracy has just gone out hte window
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Male 270
^Can`t buy games there? Go to another store. Flipping out will have the security descend on you which wouldn`t help you buy games. Yes grades cannot reflect intelligence, I can`t be bothered to do homework and my grades reflect it, but that goes to show the commitment to education of the kid, which is what this store owner wants to ensure. Also, if someone has learning disabilities, they should focus on learning, not wasting their brains further with SOME of those games out on the market.
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Male 23
I think the guy`s a power hungry a**hole. Out to help our nations youth by taking away yet more of their rights. If I had just turned thirteen and was able to buy Teen rated games and some jerk told me I wasn`t allowed without proof of my intelligence, I`d flip out. That`s discrimination. This is a free country and it`s in the consititution that we have a right to the "pursuit of happiness". If what makes me happy is to be a couch potato and play video games then why shouldn`t I be allowed. Not to mention grades are in no way an accurate representation of someone`s intelligence, plenty of smart kids have bad grades because they don`t try and plenty of dumb kids have great grades because of serveral reasons, ie: the teacher rewards effort, they do an activity and teachers tend to favor them, ect. Anyways, it`s not his place to tell them whether or not they are fit to purchase any item and should be fired for discrimination. Not to mention learning disabilaties and that sort of
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Male 2,216
THAT guy is the way forward!! Incentive for kids to do well, and praise/approval! But typically, he gets suspended. Pfft.
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Male 380
This is retarded. The problem with kids isnt the video games, its the kids making the choice, WITH video games.

Same thing can be said with a gun, if everybody here had a gun, would we all go on a killing spree? no. Only the ones that made bad choices (drug dealers, gangsters, etc etc) will.

The problem isnt the video games, its the parents. The parents didnt teach these "stupid" kids the consenquences of good/bad choices. FFS i played WoW (most time consuming game ever) Last year, and i had the best grades ive ever had (high B`s, low A`s) You know why? because i was raised good, not because of the video games.

If i was there, id buy the games, then sell it to the kids.


/rant

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Male 713
Still, grades have nothing much to do with intelligence.
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Male 902
`He also said he`d buy a brand new game for any student who showed him a straight-A report card with a teacher`s signature and a parent present.`

This guy f*cking rocks. Grades would`ve mattered far more to me if free games were a part of the equation.

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Male 869
Link: GameStop Manager Refuses To Sell To Stupid Kids [Rate Link] - Let me see here....4 D`s and a F......No Game For You!
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