This is why Gamestop is the shittiest video game retailer on earth

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  1. JakobwithaK

    JakobwithaK Titty fuck for the win!

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    I was in a Gamestop store this afternoon, one that Ive never been to cause its so far from my house but I was passing by. As Im browsing the PS3 games, I overheard a convo between one of the employees and a customer.

    Customer: Hows the new PSP?
    Worker: Its amazzzzing bro, amazzzing! Did you want to pick one up?
    Customer: Well I already have a 1st gen one
    Worker: Trade it in.
    Customer: And pay no difference?
    Worker: *laughs* No no no, we will give you $30 for the PSP so you pay $220 on top. ($30? :rofl:)
    Customer: Well I might as well just keep it as a paperweight
    Worker: Thats a mighty expensive paperweight you got there. :rolleyes:Should just get rid of it.
    *Customer thinks about it for a few mins with his wife*
    Customer: Ya I guess (hands over his 1st gen PSP and buys new PSP)

    :rofl::ugh:

    I feel so bad when the Gamestop workers pounce and take advantage of naive misinformed customers. :wtc:
     
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  2. FunkyMunniez

    FunkyMunniez Active Member

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    This is what finally made you think they suck? :rofl:
     
  3. stkorn97

    stkorn97 OT Supporter

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    hey man, i work there :wtc:



    but yes, i agree, but i dont do bullshit like that cause im not an asshole
     
  4. Ghost of Swayze

    Ghost of Swayze Ofcourse you mad

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    vicious151 OT Supporter

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    Do to all the lowballing on OT and craigslist I actually have been making more money trading my games in at gamestop if you actually wait until they have good trade in bonus's.
     
  6. asdfbunk

    asdfbunk A Member OT Supporter

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    You're scum for not preventing such a tragedy.
     
  7. Ghost of Swayze

    Ghost of Swayze Ofcourse you mad

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    i have agreat luck on CL...no trouble selling games for $45

    i just moved to 50 miles outside of Boston which makes it tougher because all the business is in Boston. So i just make the deals when im in town.
     
  8. stkorn97

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    i hold all my shit til a trade in bonus, it makes it decent enough usually if you trade in a few games :dunno: i tell some people to just keep games cause its not worth gettin ripped off by terrible pricing
     
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    welcome to retail.
     
  10. FunkyMunniez

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    I'd feel bad but you and rivers keep stealing my kills in uncharted :squint:
     
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    That guy barely pressured him, he even thought about it WITH HIS WIFE, so TWO people decided it was a good idea to take $30 for it. Gamestop doesn't fail, they do.

    Regardless, the PSP Go is amazing. :hsugh:
     
  12. vicious151

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    yeah If they are only gonna give you like 2 or 3 dollars then fuck it just keep it, but I always check ahead of time, but if you wait for the trade in bonus, you actually make out a little ahead or about even due to no shipping costs.
     
  13. JakobwithaK

    JakobwithaK Titty fuck for the win!

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    When I heard the dude tell him that they would give me $30 for his old PSP, I was tempted to buj in and offer him $50 cash :mamoru: But then i quickly reminded myself why i sold the one i had years ago.
     
  14. vicious151

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    not me, people always wanna offer me like 10 to 15 dollars cheaper or ask if I want to trade for some old game that I could buy used from gamestop for like 6 to 9 dollars.
     
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    :rofl: I've done that before. Back in the day, someone was trading in a multi-tap at some store for like $5. I gave him $10 right there. :hsugh:
     
  16. JakobwithaK

    JakobwithaK Titty fuck for the win!

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    And the look on the workers faces = priceless :rofl:

    When I was picking up my Uncharted 2 last week, some dude in front of me brought in a full grocery bag full of games to trade in just for uncharted :rofl:
     
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    I actually broke down and took a couple games in for trade that I couldn't sell on Ebay. I forgot how much they bombard you at the POS with reservations and other bullshit.
     
  18. dealwithit

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    dudes gonna be pissed when he can't find a slot to put in his UMD's :rofl::hs:
     
  19. FunkyMunniez

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    happened to me the other day.

    When I went to pick up Uncharted 2 the guy started asking me about all these reservations andI politely said no thanks, but he keeps on going, so I said no again politely, and he kept on fucking going until i had to be a dick and tell him that i didnt want a fucking reservation.
     
  20. RickylSmalls

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    they still have world at war used at 50 bucks,
    and modern warfare is still 45:rofl:

    I refuse to buy games from them fuck faces,
    amazon.com>
     
  21. Pariah Bomb

    Pariah Bomb New...but not really...

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    Props to the guy who made the sale.
     
  22. fakeyfakerson

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    can you convert your umd's to downloads?
     
  23. MattThom01

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    It's not hard to sell to an idiot.

    Like someone else said, it says more about the saps that go for these "deals" than the actual employees.

    Employees are just doing what they have to do for their sucky job.
     
  24. DaninTexas

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    I was there years ago and some guy was going to trade in a PS2 and about 30 games. He was looking at $200 I think for everything. I was standing there and told the guy - Don't give it to them. I will give you $210 cash.

    So I walked away with a PS2 and 30 games and he walked away with cash not buying a thing. lol

    The manager kicked me out. Fuck Gamestop.
     
  25. pbcustom98

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    everyone hates gamestop, and it seems like everyone shops there...

    you know you dont have to shop there...there are other stores that sell video games....
     

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