Neoseeker : News : "Hardcore gamers" love GameStop, according to CEO
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BlackScythe Jul 31, 12
Personally I'm never going to game stop again. I preordered, paid in full, skyrim and when I went to pick it up at the midnight release (which was stupid of me, but hey I was excited) I was told to go to the end of the line because I didn't have some stupid sticker on my receipt which I had kept safe and in perfect readable form for several months.
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Forlorn Drifter Jul 31, 12
This is such bull. The reason you have such good business is because you force the other places out of business. You don't keep the correct cases on the games, games are usually in shit condition, and you SELL OPENED GAMES AS NEW. WTF. Biggest pet peeve right there.
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Leon_Gehste Jul 31, 12
I know some people may have a little bad experience but i never had a bad one, the only thing i think is bad about gamestop is they rip you off when you sell your old games to them.
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Abyss Raider Jul 31, 12
Leon_Gheste I'm with you on this, I go to Gamestop for every physical-copy game I purchase. I've never been to a midnight launch, so I can't say I've had any experiences in that. Also, down where I live, the employees there are all really nice and polite. (In fact, our Gamestop's manager's an extremely awesome guy and easy to get along with.) I do agree with the selling thing, though. I went there one day and sold 160ish PS2 & PS3 games, and got about $60 out of the whole lot...
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legendary one Jul 31, 12
quote Forlorn Drifter
This is such bull. The reason you have such good business is because you force the other places out of business. You don't keep the correct cases on the games, games are usually in shit condition, and you SELL OPENED GAMES AS NEW. WTF. Biggest pet peeve right there.
My local gamestop has the opened cases for display, but have sealed copies when you buy it.
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Marc Jul 31, 12
"hardcore gamers" don't actually exist. Companies just make up this term to make people feel awesome for playing BLOODY AWESOME CHAINSAW MUSCLES XDDD games so they go out and buy their next game. Not to mention gamer chairs, soda (mountain dew), xbox live subscriptions, and a million pounds of DLC. People eat it all up as long as they think its cool or trendy to play a certain type of game.
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legendary one Jul 31, 12
I am a hardcore gamer, just not THAT hardcore lol
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Crafter Jul 31, 12
I go to my local EB Games for the vast majority (I don't buy a lot of games anymore though) of the games I get because, for PC at least, I would prefer a physical copy 1000x more than digital. The manager particularily and all his staff are great and you can actually have intelligent conversations about different games and get honest recommendations from them. That could be the main selling point for me though, the fact that it feels like a community deal instead of a faceless commercial outfit.

I don't usually buy used games unless it's the only option (I'd like anyone who believes the used game industry is evil to consider trying to find a game even 6 months old brand new on any store's shelf...), if there's some sort of promotion or if I'm taking a stab at an unknown series.

I don't know about the whole $0.50 trade in thing, I traded in maybe 5 Gamecube/Wii games a few years ago and got close to $70 for them- they weren't titles I was overly reluctant to part with either.

Overall, I consider myself a somewhat hardcore gamer, and I love my EB (Gamestop) because of the great staff, prices and selection.
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Liege Jul 31, 12
And I suppose everybody loves Walmart too, right?

I think Play N' Trade offers much more value. I have no idea what they give people on used games as I've never sold any or even asked, but they carry stuff older than the current generation and allow customers to test every used game before buying it to ensure that it works - two services GameStop doesn't offer. Not sure if it applies everywhere, but the guys at my nearest store repair consoles too. The only two problems I find with PNT are a lack of advertising (there's none) and the atmosphere is terrible. The entire store is painted black, the console stands are black, and the shelves and racks are sparse. If they just made it feel a little less depressing they might draw in enough business to give pause to GameStop.
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Nightmare Samurai Jul 31, 12
Hey, you ever wonder why Gamestop takes the discs out of the case?
It's to keep people from stealing.
They don't have the glass cases places like Walmart has. They need some sort of safety measure.
And boohoo your game isn't wrapped in plastic when you get it. Everything is in there, that doesn't HURT Gamestop's business (Don't even bring that one incident up), so stop bitching, take the game, and go home.
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Symphonic Abyss Jul 31, 12
Gamestop has always been great to me. Ours is a little slow, but that's because of the bitchy customers. Every single time I go there, I'm met with great customer service and just an amazing shopping experience overall. Last time I DIDN'T buy a game from there was when I got my Nintendo 64 three years ago at a local place. I even do trades at Gamestop because it's the only place in town that does them quickly and easily. The value is better than everywhere else I can go here, so I choose them. I love my Gamestop and I love its employees, and I will continue to go there, because...well, they're right.
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EvilTediz597 Jul 31, 12
If most your pre-orders fall under the next CoD game, I don't know if that really counts as "Hardcore Gamers" in general.
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VeGiTAX2 Jul 31, 12
Haven't had to use a Gamestop in ages, generally if its a last minute gift or something then yes. Otherwise I just order ahead online forget about it and act surprised when it gets to my door. Outside of that I just mass purchase on Steam in pre-order or sale form.

Locally my stores have been pretty crap, last game I believe I picked up there was God of War 2 which had a fat line on the disc. Was told "it's all good, if it doesn't play let us know" took a picture to be sure in the store and naturally the opaque line prevented it from reading properly.

Policy would be fine if the employees didn't often act like morons when it comes to proper care.
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Wakaman Jul 31, 12
Yeh, have 3 local stores in my area. The smallest store has the best customer service, dudes there are pretty chill. I've stopped going to the nearest to me because they're douches over there and never have anything in stock as of late. The biggest store has alot of the newer titles in stock and is where I preorder, went there a while back to buy Dark Souls and they sold me one with a broken in half disk.

I prefer the smaller store though, just all around great experience from there.
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