My Last Trip To GameStop

Submitted by: kitteh9lives 5 years ago in Entertainment

Happens everytime. I"m sure all gamers can identify. NSFW Language
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Male 1,164
Just a few days ago, I found out that gamestop bought the rights to the Assassin`s Creed Revelation special edition. I was most distressed because I had fruitfully bought my games at Best Buy where they were cheaper and got better service. Reluctant, I went down to the local EB Games (the once-wonderful gamestore that gamespot bought and whorified) to discreetly purchase and GTFO. After waiting for the clerk to stop talking to a guy about the new Soul Caliber game, I asked if they had any special editions of Assassin`s Creed.

Turns out I couldn`t buy one unless I pre-ordered the standard edition.

My reaction was close to the one in the video.
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Male 537
I used to love gamestop, like 5 years ago. Now I just go to walmart to buy the damn thing. In and out in 5 minutes.
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Male 759
I always get dragged into an really long and unintended conversation about what cool game the cashier just played. My responses of "Uh huh." "Right." "I didn`t play that." aren`t enough to get me out of there.
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Male 303
@darkmagic ... I don`t get it, why can someone in their 30s not bitch about gamestop? Or any other company for that reason..
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Male 5
yes by all means do not bitch about gamestop or you will be branded immature! listen to the aloof wise-in-the-ways-of-the-world 18-29 guy!
wait, what does age have to do with this thread, again?
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Male 510
@darkmagic14 You called the people who work at Gamestop neckbeards! That`s dratin hilarious.

You`ve earned +1 Internets
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Male 1,341
If I`m done with a game, I just post it on craigslist for a little less then what Gamestop is selling it for. Works every time.
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Male 3,310
Well, somebody took the time to make this. That was time spent.
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Male 1,625
this thread is hilarious

all the people bitching about gamestop, grow up. I mean, seriously, the number of 30-39 individuals in this thread is just sad (even a 40-49)

codejockey takes the cake though
"Do you have a Best Buy Reward Zone card?"

oh look, an adult, I bet he was buying an action movie or television set
This is the third
store I`ve visited today for this anime.

anime


did you all lose your way?
>>>/4chan/

I figured you would all get along with the neckbeards at gamestop since you`re so much like them, but I forgot one key aspect, you aren`t social people. you may THINK you`re social because you talk to "people" on the internet, but in fact, you lack the self-esteem to carry on a conversation with someone face to face
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Male 5,189
This happened my first visit but it has stopped since then since they know me. But like someone else said I buy a lot of my games of amazon now.
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Male 1,313
I wish it was funny, but it wasn`t. Quite lame in fact.
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Male 977
"III HOPE YOU CHOKE ON SEMEN YOU dratTARD!" i lold
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Male 2,700
hey darkmagic, Fvuck off you steroetyping douchnozzle. You seem to think that once you are put within an age bracket that people should stop having one type of fun andd start having another? Damn dude, tell your mom next time, shes heavy trying to hold her up for a kegstand.

Way to attempt to meet the status Quo 1%
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Male 2,700
Ive shopped at gamestop for over 8 years, absolutly enjoy the stop every time. They always find me the best deals, the nest ways to trade in games for the most money, and how to even get free games. They do not ask me the redundant questions anymore because they already know what I am there for. More than a few times ive walked into the store, just walked up to the counter and swiped my card, no words said, ive been handed the game that I came there for and walked out. Obviously this only works with Day-Of releases but still. Gamestop IMO is one of the best combo companies ever.
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Male 228
Steam>Gamestop
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Male 21
Wow I go to Gamestop all the time and hardly get asked for anything.
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Male 5,094
Or you get Steam.
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Male 5,626
STOP STEALING SCENES FROM MY LIFE!!!

Clerk: "Do you have a Best Buy Reward Zone card?"
Code: "No-thank-you..."
Clerk: "If you sign up now, you can..."
Code: "I said `no-thank-you!` This is the third
store I`ve visited today for this anime.
I love you but, I just want to pay and leave."
Clerk: "I need your Zipcode."
Code: "No, you do not. If you actually think you do,
it`s because you`ve never tested it.
You are thinking that I am being mean. I am not.
I just don`t like spam and junk mail.
If you think about what you`ve told to say, you`ll see
that you are following a script designed to not allow
a person the opportunity to decline.
THAT is rude."
Clerk: "...Yeah..."

...And I never told anyone to choke on semen...
...at least not a game store...
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Male 2,528
If you don`t like Gamestop, then just don`t go to Gamestop. There are tons of other places to buy games.
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Male 5,194
This is exactly why I started buying my games off Amazon. Brilliant move, Gamestop.
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Male 2,441
I worked at a Family Video my senior year of high school and the summer before college. We get in trouble if we don`t try to push "deals"(sales) on people. It sucked.
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Male 315
"What they do in this video, them playing new games and resealing them and selling them as new, and stealing all the preorder bonuses and telling you to come in the next day because the game is not released today when it is..."

Yes employees are allowed to "borrow" games like a library, but with a few caveats. They have to borrow the used version if able, and they can`t borrow a new release. They dont unseal games just to borrow either, they have display copies already unsealed of every game on the shelf, that copy only gets sold if it`s the last one left.

As for not knowing a game is out, that comes from gamestops policy of seasonal hiring. Which is summed up by "Are your a girl?" or "Can you speak english?" Most of the year, the store is competent.

You ARE however totally right about that preorder thing, that scandal was pretty drated up.
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Male 315
I use to work at a Gamestop. I think we had it right. We only did that product pushing crap to people that looked like casual gamers. (and trust me they were easy to identify)

The real gamers we just let them buy their poo and leave... unless the district manager was visiting.
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Male 165
DesertDustX, Taking advantage of downloadable games has nothing to do with social skills. Unless of course you are such a dipsh*t that socializing with cashiers at stores you buy stuff from counts. I know a few console addicts that are WAY worse off than what you described in your post. Also, why are people so up on what other people do with their lives? Who gives a sh*t.
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Male 290
yeah but tell you what. go and sell like two games that have anything to do with mario, you`re walking out of there with close to forty bucks. that was a once in a life time gamestop experience.
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Male 427
GuiStuie= Loner douche who tries to be cool by putting down people who have actual social skills, and will leave their bedroom to walk out into the sunlight to purchase a game. I`m assuming you never left your chair to go to the bathroom. Grow up.
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Male 427
Foamy the Squirrel did a rant on this, lol. Was hilarious.
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Male 483
GuiStuie is clearly the man. Look at him with his 4 figure PC downloading games. He must be such a champ. Sure hope I end up like him, putting down people because they don`t have enough disposal income to buy a desktop that can handle modern games.

What a man.
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Male 2
What they do in this video, them playing new games and resealing them and selling them as new, and stealing all the preorder bonuses and telling you to come in the next day because the game is not released today when it is... are all things that make me not shop at any gamestop ever again.

been clean of there tasteless tactics for about 3 years now.
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Male 119
Wait, people still go out and buy games? rofl, I will never understand consoling wannabe gamers.
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Male 510
drat Gamestop! Btw, CODMW3 is overrated. There, I said it!
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Male 91
Just for laughs, ask them about their return policy. Then ask them about their OTHER return policy, the one that covers used games.
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Male 371
Screw gamestop go to walmart.
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Male 3,894
It`s not the fault of the guys that work there--they get fired if they don`t ask you about all that stuff. They probably think it`s just as much bullsh*t as you do, but aren`t allowed to say so while on the job. Aim your criticisms higher up the ladder.

Because yes. F*CK Gamestop.
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Female 4,376
I about lost it when he said "buttdrating".
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Male 226
drat GameStop. They`re the only option around here if you want to get something RIGHT NOW, but I`ll screwed sideways if I ever give them another dime of my money.
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Male 6,737
Soooo true.
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Male 28
THIS IS ALL TRUE dratING I HATE GAMESTOP AND WHEN I TOLD THEM THE mean person BEHIHD THE DEST WAS ALL LIKE GET OVER IT, dratING drat THEM. MOTHERdratING DIE GAMESTOP.
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Male 32
Gamestop is like walmart, you hate it and feel violated when you leave. Its just the only option in the area. Buy a new game for 60.00, the second it leaves the store its value drops 50%
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Male 516
The GameStop employees are required to say all that crap. It`s not like they enjoy having to pester people all day. It`s either get 10 people to sign up for this-and-that or get fired.
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Male 181
Yep, Always love`d how my Semi brand new game could be traded in for ten bucks but sold for fifty.

I took FIVE xbox 360 games in, they wanted all of them for twenty bucks...I know how their "system" is...but I still think it sucks.
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Female 1,798
I work in retail and I know for a fact that a lot of cashiers are forced into product and reward program pushing (I myself being one of them). If I do not push the rewards program on every customer, or a protection plan on a piece of electronic equipment, I`ll get in trouble.

You try saying the same thing 60x a day every day, and then come back and complain about how annoying it is.

Be nice to your cashiers, they don`t like putting up with your petty bulls*it, either.
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Male 218
That pretty much hits the nail on the head as far as Gamestop is concerned. Trying sooo hard to stay relevant, its pretty sad really.


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Female 8,043
Link: My Last Trip To GameStop [Rate Link] - Happens everytime. I`m sure all gamers can identify. NSFW Language
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