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Apr 3, 2008 | 12:48 PM EDT

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Damn ass greedy video games stores ...



Rated 5 / 5 stars

I hate gamestop

Almost every used game I've bought from them either doesn't work at all, or stops working within a few days. When I return it they act like pricks and give sarcastic tones implying it was my fault for buying their shitty stuff. I hate them and their employees, thank you Foamy you truly are the lord and master.


Rated 4 / 5 stars

if you buy it, it's not too expensive

this is the golden rule of selling. if you bought something for 50 dollar ( or euro's in my case ) you can complain about the price and if it's used all you want. you were willing to pay 50 dollar for it , they win.
i also dont agree with the 'seal is open, so it's used' rule. if something like this would give you a 10 to 15 percent discount, the temptation to open it myself would be too great to resist.
on the other things youre right though, we do buy games at insane high prices ( but worth it nonetheless ) which will drive more and more people into the illegal circuits. but you DONT want this to happen!!! why? because game-developers wouldn't dare to make riscs to create someting ORIGINAL what will result in more making of the same shit over and over, because that would be what the mainstream would buy.
point and summary, I know the prices are high , but just consider if the money is worth the satisfaction you can get out of it , then decide whether to get it (LEGAL) or not and support those game-developers if you do.

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Rated 4 / 5 stars

Gamestop is a Business

First off, Foamy is pretty funny, but logically, maybe he's the greedy one. (weird that I'm saying that about a fictional character, but I digress)

As a Gamestop employee, I can tell you how the system actually works.

Point A, the employees don't actually set the price for any of the games, so don't take your aggression out on the people who are working there to support themselves. I would LOVE to see the prices on used games go down. Prices are set depending on area demand. We also don't set the prices on how much we pay you for your used games either, but all I can say is that the newer the used game, the more money you'll get back.

About trading your games in: If you try to trade in games that are scratched to shit and expect us to give you a good deal, don't. We actually have to send those shitty discs off to get resurfaced, then they have to send them back, and this costs us money, and you a small fee for trying to give us your shitty disc. This is to make sure that we don't sell that POS to any of our other customers. Don't you get pissed if you happen to buy a used game that has the tiniest of scratches on it? This is our way of making sure that doesn't happen.

Also, we keep the games behind the counter because if we didn't , yes, all those 'grubby handed little kids and over enthusiastic adults' would most likely steal them, like they steal the accessories out on the floor. This is merchandise protection so that we can actually have the shit that you want. (Don't forget, sports games are worthless after the game developers make a new one after a year.)

Besides, the more stuff that's stolen, the more we have to jack up the prices of used games to make up for inventory loss.

Point B: The virgin sister comment would make sense, if we took the discs and rented them out to people, only to sell them to you at the full, new price. I agree, and I think I will probably bring that up at the next hearing, that we should give a 10% display discount if you have to get the last new disc. But really, the discs are just taken out of the case and put in a drawer, never to be played until you take it home. (And if you REALLY want to make sure that you have that unopened, new game, we give you the opportunity to reserve it exclusively FOR YOU, at no extra cost)

And a friendly reminder! when you buy used, you have a full week to return it. That's the beauty of buying used. What other company offers that kind of satisfaction?

So sure, maybe Gamestop isn't perfect, but most people who go into Gamestop want to talk to employees who actually play and have a good knowledge of games, and not to ,say, Wal-Mart, whos employees are just there to ring you up and send you on your way.

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

whatever gamestop rocks

now for you talking about oh they would not give me much for my old game at gamestop well first off like foamy saying it used that means cheap.

more over they are more for current or near current you want them to buy game for a system outdated by ten years if so be glade if they do take other won't take games that they still might, also place's like wall mart put the games behind glass walls yeah foamy got a point there i hate that how am i going to know if i really want the game without the back that where the light info is all the front for is getting gamers eye.

what worse is what game stores are doing to pc gamers it been shirking for some time, and the game creators they are building the game so that it is 70% likely crash during game play on the pc it messed up.

gamestop display box is the same as the game box get over it, and as for keeping the game disc in the back well one time when i went to buy a game someone stole the display box if they worked their they would be smart enough and take the game well most of the time any ways good rant.

maybe i am just in the right state XD.


Rated 5 / 5 stars


i hate that some games are in glass cases and others are on the shelf
and the cased ones you have to ask the emo kid to unlock the case

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