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GameStop Manager Refuses To Sell To Stupid Kids

Hits: 26179 | Rating: (3.4) | Category: News & Politics | Added by: Snoogans
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Terp00
Male, 13-17, Eastern US
 46 Posts
Thursday, January 31, 2008 1:18:17 PM
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...

LDBAMC
Male, 18-29, Western US
 40 Posts
Saturday, September 29, 2007 7:21:22 PM
Really, though, people still buy their video games?

Overmann
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 3156 Posts
Wednesday, September 26, 2007 12:09:42 PM
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.

rock_jock
Female, 18-29, Western US
 121 Posts
Wednesday, September 26, 2007 1:06:00 AM
Good man.

Yumiii
Female, 13-17, Australia
 2406 Posts
Tuesday, September 25, 2007 11:24:41 PM
XD
I bet I can pick who got what grades on this board...

Baelzar
Male, 40-49, Western US
 1400 Posts
Tuesday, September 25, 2007 9:04:11 PM
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.


slushy50254
Male, 13-17, Western US
 185 Posts
Tuesday, September 25, 2007 9:02:13 PM
hmmm very good i get straight A's anyway

CaptainPat
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 2785 Posts
Tuesday, September 25, 2007 8:00:01 PM
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.

MuseofSatie
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 67 Posts
Tuesday, September 25, 2007 7:47:12 PM
"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%.


bombsquad505
Female, 18-29, Western US
 321 Posts
Tuesday, September 25, 2007 12:37:06 PM
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.

the_windy
Female, 18-29, Canada
 1569 Posts
Tuesday, September 25, 2007 1:02:25 AM
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. ^_____^

reaqwe
Male, 18-29, Australia
 1 Posts
Tuesday, September 25, 2007 12:34:20 AM
if i was the owner and this guy managed my store, id fire his ass for losing me sales

oowusum
Female, 13-17, Southern US
 164 Posts
Monday, September 24, 2007 11:02:30 PM
Awesome! I wish I lived near that store... I could have a free game!

LeKata
Female, 13-17, Canada
 321 Posts
Monday, September 24, 2007 10:24:22 PM
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.

Will-O-Wisp
Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 467 Posts
Monday, September 24, 2007 9:59:14 PM
'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*


Yaezakura
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 431 Posts
Monday, September 24, 2007 9:28:41 PM
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.


Drade
Male, 18-29, Europe
 58 Posts
Monday, September 24, 2007 9:26:37 PM
Thats funny, Most gamers also happen to be adolescent

digitalmaste
Male, 13-17, Canada
 123 Posts
Monday, September 24, 2007 8:55:27 PM
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.

BigWaFuu
Male, 18-29, Western US
 1165 Posts
Monday, September 24, 2007 8:50:22 PM
Monday, September 24, 2007 2:13:23 AM
Still, grades have nothing much to do with intelligence.
--

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.


B-Hazard
Male, 18-29, Western US
 2981 Posts
Monday, September 24, 2007 8:35:59 PM
Yeah Randy, what the f*ck?


FrcknA
Male, 18-29, Western US
 152 Posts
Monday, September 24, 2007 8:33:07 PM
Goldfishgal, your comments are spoken like a true high schooler.

Grow up.


catbarf
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 1314 Posts
Monday, September 24, 2007 8:33:01 PM
"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?


Bekll
Female, 18-29, Southern US
 1976 Posts
Monday, September 24, 2007 8:28:02 PM
Scott rules!

stumped4ever
Male, 13-17, Canada
 590 Posts
Monday, September 24, 2007 7:36:47 PM
yea... man i would get a free game from that guy if I lived in Dallas!

Blakcat71388
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 879 Posts
Monday, September 24, 2007 7:35:47 PM
Oh, rabbeseking... You know Gamestop and EB merged, right? XD

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