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Re: Is Gamestop Evil? The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

by Croooow! Wed Nov 23, 2011 5:13 pm

Stark wrote:
retrosportsgamer wrote:
noiseredux wrote:my wife texted me that she went to do some holiday shopping for me at GS today and had a funny exchange with the guy at the register...

clerk: Does the child have Move?
MrsRedux: I don't know what you're saying to me.


Lofl


LOFL? Is that Lie on Floor Laughing?


Maybe "lolling on floor laughing". A lol within a lol? Whoa.
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Re: Is Gamestop Evil? The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

by RyaNtheSlayA Wed Nov 23, 2011 5:18 pm

Croooow! wrote:
Maybe "lolling on floor laughing". A lol within a lol? Whoa.


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Re: Is Gamestop Evil? The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

by retrosportsgamer Wed Nov 23, 2011 5:24 pm

Laugh out fucking loud. I though that was a pretty common Internet acronym :)
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Re: Is Gamestop Evil? The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

by Balasubbie Wed Nov 23, 2011 5:26 pm

Picture this. Dublin, Ireland, capital of the blunt bedside manner:

GS employee- Would you like to avail of our 3 for 2 offer on Wii games and go pick out another two titles?

Customer- No, thank you.

GS employee- Are you sure? It's a good deal.

Customer- Yes, definitely. No thanks, sir.

GS employee- Okie-dokie, would you like to insure it for a euro extra?

Customer- No, thanks, really.

GS employee- Are you sure?

Customer- Just beep the fucking game.


I think there's a reason they selectively employ the hard-sell over here.
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Re: Is Gamestop Evil? The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

by flojocabron Wed Nov 23, 2011 6:34 pm

Zing wrote:
noiseredux wrote:notice that the actual picture doesn't say anything about hiding new copies behind used ones

No, but the employees at the stores have incentives to do so. It takes no imagination to think that many managers will explicitly ask their employees to do this, and many employees will do it on their own.


Well it looks like GS is one step closer to this.

These are Gamestop's new stickers. They just started putting these guys on games in the past week or so.

To me it looks like they are getting a little vague. The new(product) sticker looks alot like this one. Under the red line, instead of having a used pro member price, it says 'Pro member get 10% bonus points'.

So you'll have to double check the sticker before you buy a game there now.
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by Hobie-wan Wed Nov 23, 2011 6:41 pm

"Pre-owned" is pretty obvious to me. I mean come on, I whine about a lot of stuff and this just seems silly to me. As Noise said, you won't have to look in two places anymore.
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Re: Is Gamestop Evil? The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

by noiseredux Wed Nov 23, 2011 6:51 pm

Hobie-wan wrote:"Pre-owned" is pretty obvious to me. I mean come on, I whine about a lot of stuff and this just seems silly to me. As Noise said, you won't have to look in two places anymore.


but what's fun about not whining?
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by Mod_Man_Extreme Wed Nov 23, 2011 7:13 pm

*catches up with thread* ..........yeah, I'm staying out of this one.
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Re: Is Gamestop Evil? The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

by equalsign Wed Nov 23, 2011 11:53 pm

My issue with it is that I think it may further hurt new game sales. I guess that they do something similar in FYE (maybe..... it's been a while). It could help reduce shelf clutter and make the stores look like less of a mess.

I think it's fine for them to push used games, it just seems like this may give used even more of a retail edge. If I was a publisher and saw stuff like this I'd probably push even more towards digital models or further devalue second hand copies. I like physical games and really don't want them to go away. I know they won't any time soon, but things like this just stress me out.
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Re: Is Gamestop Evil? The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

by flojocabron Thu Nov 24, 2011 2:45 am

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