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Re: Not in the mood for gaming

by JC48573 Sun Nov 21, 2010 2:34 pm

I'm not really hating on gamestop, but it's just the idiots the company hires. I think when it's money related I get all pissed when I feel like I spent too much on a game when it's supposedly listed at a lower price. I think every gamer has every right to be affected or offended in some way, especially when we've worked very hard to save every penny. Games will always "be expensive," so there's no arguing in that. This is just a warning because your local/favorite gamestop might be infested with at least one idiot/liar. I'm just worried if I will see the guy again when I pick up my Gran Turismo 5 CE (heck, Sony/polyphony should pay me to pick this up).
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Re: Not in the mood for gaming

by gtmtnbiker Sun Nov 21, 2010 3:32 pm

swiftzx wrote:How many Gamestop hate threads do we even have?


Seems like not enough. It's every young gamer favorite punching bag. :?
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Re: Not in the mood for gaming

by Weekend_Warrior Mon Nov 22, 2010 4:24 am

I think Gamestop are really only good for two things...

1. Buying old PS2 games for really cheap

and

2. Pre-ordering games and Collector's Editions of games that you may not be able to find at any major electronics retail store.
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Re: Not in the mood for gaming

by VGMStudios Mon Nov 22, 2010 9:00 am

wow your gamestops sounds like our ebgames.
there are a few idiots who run those stores. im guessing its from the same chain.

VGM out...
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Re: Not in the mood for gaming

by YoshiEgg25 Mon Nov 22, 2010 10:17 am

VGMStudios wrote:wow your gamestops sounds like our ebgames.
there are a few idiots who run those stores. im guessing its from the same chain.

Yeah, GameStop owns EB Games now; they bought them out a few years back. We had an EB Games competing with a GameStop in our town then; now we have two GameStops a block away from each other.
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Re: Not in the mood for gaming

by noiseredux Mon Nov 22, 2010 10:28 am

Gamestop hires people. Some people are nice. Others are jerks.
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Re: Not in the mood for gaming

by hashiriya1 Mon Nov 22, 2010 9:00 pm

I have yet to have a problem at any GameStop I go to. My experience is like Corn619's. I go in, tell them what I want, pay, then leave.
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Re: Not in the mood for gaming

by YoshiEgg25 Mon Nov 22, 2010 9:12 pm

Neither have I. In fact, I've had good experiences. I bought my friend a used copy of Pokemon Pearl for Christmas at a store in Iowa. By the time he said that it wouldn't work, it was past the 30 day return. We went to our local GameStop anyway in Illinois. Not only did they replace it for free, but they pointed out that the reason was because one of the pins was missing from the back of the cart.

So honestly, the only problems I ever have with GS are the pitching of PS2 artwork and some of the prices, but you can sometimes find a great deal,.
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Re: Not in the mood for gaming

by SwooshBear Thu Nov 25, 2010 2:14 pm

I only like gamestop for their cheap ps2 and sometimes gamecube/xbox before they stopped selling them. The employees at my gamestop are really nice, and most of the time we talk about games, old and new. The only bad side is no retro games and those stickers from hell.
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Re: Not in the mood for gaming

by Balasubbie Thu Nov 25, 2010 10:44 pm

At least Gamestop in the States still sell 6th gen stuff, it's all current gen here.
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