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GoldMutant
03-28-2017, 02:14 PM
As this wasn't posted yet to my knowledge, I figure this warrants a notification. Gamestop, the popular video game store company, is set to lose at least 100+ of its stores soon due to sales declining.

http://money.cnn.com/2017/03/25/news/companies/gamestop-stores-closing/

It's sad as I've had several memories at the stores; as I find more info relating to stores being closed, this post will be updated.

CyberCubed
03-28-2017, 03:53 PM
I wouldn't care if the whole company itself goes bankrupt. In reality though, it's the ride of digital games or amazon that's killing them.

Not many people are going to stores to buy games anymore when they can buy them digital or online.

Powder
03-28-2017, 03:55 PM
Sucks for the loss of jobs but Gamestop sucks.

AquaParade
03-28-2017, 03:56 PM
I wouldn't care if the whole company itself goes bankrupt. In reality though, it's the ride of digital games or amazon that's killing them.

Not many people are going to stores to buy games anymore when they can buy them digital or online.

Yeah, I can honestly say I stopped going to Gamespot because of how annoying they force their clerks to be. Respect your customers enough to let them make their one purchase and leave.

I am all about physical media but everytime I thought of going to the GS down the street, I shuddered. I'll occasionally use Amazon if the game impresses me and I want to own the disc.

CyberCubed
03-28-2017, 03:59 PM
I haven't bought a game in any store in a while. I usually buy all my games online on either amazon or ebay, usually discounted.

I haven't paid $59.99 for a game in years. Games are too much full price, and you can find them all cheaper online.

DestronMirage22
03-28-2017, 04:44 PM
Can't say I'll miss that place when it completely dies off. They overcharge for everything, and don't have a good selection at all. Vintage Stock is waaay better.

Andrew NDB
03-28-2017, 04:45 PM
Yeah, I can honestly say I stopped going to Gamespot because of how annoying they force their clerks to be.

Very, very annoying.

CyberCubed
03-28-2017, 05:30 PM
Gamestop used to be interesting in the 90's or early 2000's, mainly because they used to have stacks of old NES, SNES, Genesis and Gameboy carts in the back I remember. The days when you could browse gamestop and find some old cart game to buy and you'd ocassionally find a gem.

AquaParade
03-28-2017, 05:32 PM
Very, very annoying.

Agreed.

And their policies seem to lack common sense.
Honesty is a good policy, but I used to feel embarassed when I'd go there with a friend, back in my younger days, and they'd have to keep reminding me that my rewards card saved me over $200 in the past and that I should renew, blah blah blah.

It's really my own issue but please don't announce how I spend my money to the whole store. Idk, I may not have a valid point here, but I sure did hate that. Especially since I had already been denying the renewal for well over a year.

TigerClaw
03-28-2017, 05:33 PM
Its funny hearing you guys complain about the things you experience at GameStop, I never had any problems with the one I go to, Maybe its just the people who work at your locations.

Autbot_Benz
03-28-2017, 05:34 PM
http://i67.tinypic.com/qoysjk.jpg

ya I traded in my xbox 360 the orginal first release one and a bunch of games I barley made 20 bucks. so good riddance to bad business

AquaParade
03-28-2017, 05:37 PM
http://i67.tinypic.com/qoysjk.jpg

This is really funny, but to be honest, I never felt like their trade-in-policies were what made them a terrible company.

Everyone feels like they are getting ripped off when they trade in games, but you have to remember that they may never even sell your game. They are taking a risk on buying it from you, when you could really just sell it yourself and skip the middleman.

Cure
03-28-2017, 05:37 PM
My GameStop isn't closing so I'm good. I get tons of money for trading in there so I need them around.

CyberCubed
03-28-2017, 05:38 PM
Doesn't gamestop only give like $20 for a recent brand new game? Not really worth it.

AquaParade
03-28-2017, 07:21 PM
Doesn't gamestop only give like $20 for a recent brand new game? Not really worth it.

I agree it's not worth it.

But what would you expect them to give you, right? Why should they be responsible for covering the ass of every person who buys a brand new game and hates it.

Considering they have to pay the staff worker to be there to accept your trade-in, then be there to resell it, if it ever even sells. There's also something to be said for shelf space, I suppose.
They take care of every convenience and you just have to bring it in to them and drop it off. Pretty sure you get some "reward points" to spend or whatever too.

I think GameStop is a terrible company, but the trade-in system isn't unfair, if you ask me. That being said, I prefer to skip over GameStop and sell things myself.

Powder
03-28-2017, 07:44 PM
Its funny hearing you guys complain about the things you experience at GameStop, I never had any problems with the one I go to, Maybe its just the people who work at your locations.

With all due respect, I've never seen you complain about anything other than other people complaining... So maybe you're just oblivious to a lot of things?

TigerClaw
03-28-2017, 08:08 PM
With all due respect, I've never seen you complain about anything other than other people complaining... So maybe you're just oblivious to a lot of things?
When I go to a Gamestop, Its to get a specific game, I dont stay there for a long time, I ask for the game, pay for it and then take off, That's been my experience at these stores, I never had any bad experiences.

But all over the internet, I hear about people complaining about Gamestop this, Gamestop that, The things people describe I never experience.

Cure
03-28-2017, 08:12 PM
Doesn't gamestop only give like $20 for a recent brand new game? Not really worth it.

They give $33, which is totally worth it.

sdp
03-28-2017, 10:38 PM
I don't think I ever bought a new game from any of those stores whether it's babbages/EB ames/Gamestop or whatever name they used to have, the prices of games were usually $5 above MSRP so I would just walk a little more to Walmart or any other store that sold it for MSRP. Later on they sold the games for MSRP but by then Best Buy and Circuit City always had gaming deals the first week of release so I would buy them there instead.

Only thing I remember buying there was used games for cheap, like a bunch of great N64 titles at the end of its time or PS2/Gamecube games when the PS3/Wii were out. Oh and I think my parents bought my N64 there but that was when it launched and you could literally not find it anywhere.

It's kind of sad if it eventually goes out of business as, I know I'm getting ahead of the game there but it's cool to have a video game store in every mall, I loved going in there as a kid and spending hours looking at the covers of video games but I guess times change. And they need to learn how to do business better in today's world. I don't think these 100 stores closing will be a huge loss to the community as there are many stores close to each other, at least my mall had one inside and another outside since they decided to keep both stores when Gamestop bought EB or whatever.

CyberCubed
03-28-2017, 10:54 PM
As I said, online like amazon or ebay and digital games are killing traditional retail stores.

Most people don't even buy games at places like Target, Toys R Us or Best Buy anymore either.

Prowler
03-28-2017, 11:03 PM
As I said, online like amazon or ebay and digital games are killing traditional retail stores.

Most people don't even buy games at places like Target, Toys R Us or Best Buy anymore either.
I never really ordered a game online. The few times I did that was when I was a kid and it was my mother or my brother who filled in the forms for me and paid for it.

I usually buy games at major electronic stores or at Steam or the Nintendo eShop.

Never bought a game from Toys R Us iirc. Then again, rarely have I bought toys there either. The place always looked a bit unpleasant and intimidating to me even when I was a kid and obviously liked toys a lot. I dunno, it gives me too much of a giant warehouse feeling.

TheCanadiandrome
03-29-2017, 12:43 AM
Well hopefully he decline doesn't hit eb games in Canada. Both technically under same umbrella

turtlefanforever
03-29-2017, 02:28 PM
Waiting on that going out of buisness sale getting good games dirt cheap

TheCanadiandrome
03-29-2017, 06:48 PM
Waiting on that going out of buisness sale getting good games dirt cheap

Lol, no doubt

Optimus Primer
03-29-2017, 08:32 PM
http://i67.tinypic.com/qoysjk.jpg

ya I traded in my xbox 360 the orginal first release one and a bunch of games I barley made 20 bucks. so good riddance to bad business

So true! They wouldn't take most of the Wii games I tried to sell, and they barely gave me anything for the ones they took. I luckily found a local game store that offered trade-ins, though.

I buy games from Gamestop, but more recently, I bought online (Recent examples being Horizon: Zero Dawn and Mass Effect: Andromeda).

Wildcat
03-30-2017, 12:24 AM
Well I live in a really small town and we barely got a GameStop a couple years ago so I'm going to assume my local one will close.

Before that I used to only go there when we traveled out of town to a bigger city. One time I had an annoying clerk that kept trying to convince me to to get the "current-deal".

It was some rewards thing and a magazine subscription. He kept going on how great a deal it was. It didn't help he had a friend buying something next to me agreeing with him.

First I really don't care about specific promos (does anyone?) plus I don't live there. I did not mention this though because...you don't wanna let people know you're from out of town, right? Especially in a big city.

However I realize they're probably obligated to do this. They probably don't like reciting things every time either. Needless to say I just politely declined everything.

DarkFell
03-30-2017, 12:56 AM
One of the things that ticked me off about Gamestop was that they nuked the points that I accumulated from being a previous member, and from buying the games that they sold. Nowadays, I just smirk whenever GS sends me an summery balance of my 0 points via email.

I find it easier just to go to Game Over since they carry a lot of old games and old consoles since my local Gamestop stores discontinued selling anything before the PS3 and Wii era.

It might be sad to see some Gamestop stores go away, but I probably will not miss them all that much.

ssjup81
03-30-2017, 01:04 AM
I remember hunting around for the Tales of Symphonia game and called around. I finally found a GameStop that had it. I didn't have much of a problem with them...but I usually went for something specific and would call beforehand.

Ninjinister
03-30-2017, 01:48 AM
I used to work at a GameStop. Most of the horror stories I've heard, I can either confirm similar events, or I would not be surprised based on experience.


I find it easier just to go to Game Over since they carry a lot of old games and old consoles since my local Gamestop stores discontinued selling anything before the PS3 and Wii era.


I've been to the Game Over in my area once. I couldn't believe they were charging $19.99 for Super Mario Bros./Duck Hunt. A lot of their stuff was common as dirt but pricey as hell.

Andrew NDB
11-15-2017, 03:02 PM
Walked into a Gamestop a couple of hours ago... goodness gracious, over half of the store is now just racks and racks of T-shirts and those bobble-head toy collectible things. I guess it really is just about curtains for them.