oh man, have I got a story for you, /v/.
>be just finishing summer final exam
>decide to reward myself
>go to gamestop to pick up cheap copy of FF13-3 (inb4 waifu shit, I played the other two, might as well)
>grill hambeast at the counter
>get game from shelf, bring it to counter
>hambeast snarls, the moustache in the corners of her mouth furl and her bulging eyes squint
>"you know, you probably wont like this game. It's really similar to FFX-2. You're just -Lightning- the whole time, and you change skimpy outfits constantly."
>"I played the other two and liked them."
>still squinting (bitch, is there something in yer fuckin eye??) "Ohhh.... You just didn't strike me as the waifu crowd."
>at this point im just a little irritated but I let it roll off since she's just a retail pariah
>"Would you like to preorder the Waifu Warrio- I mean, Hyrule Warriors for Wii U too? sorry teehee"
>"How about bayonetta 2?"
>I decide to get clever
>"So, Katie(we'll call her Katie) whatcha doing this weekend?"
>"I open friday and saturday...why?"
>she's visibly red, and most likely confused with my attitude
>"ya know...we should hang out..I was always into Hanako."
>she clutches her nametag with the Teddie sticker on it and I walk out the door.
>i didnt look back
Gamestop Stories General
well to be fair, I gave a little more explanation as to why I liked FF13. So the conversation had about 60 seconds of me defending hallway simulator 1 while she looked at me annoyed.
>"you know, you probably wont like this game. It's really similar to FFX-2. You're just -Lightning- the whole time, and you change skimpy outfits constantly."
>Oh shit, I didn't know that! Then I'll also take this controller cleaning kit.
>Walk into GameStop
>Looking for gifts for a friend
>See that Deus Ex: Human Revolution and Red Dead Redemption are both $20 each.
>Grab both, take them to the counter
>Cashier says, "Did you find everything alright?"
>Pay for my stuff and leave.
Goddamn GameStop, dude.
HOLY SHIT PUT A TRIGGER WARNING ON THAT YOU ASSHOLE
It's been years since I last saw an EB Games without a sale on
CALL OF DUTY MODERN WARFARE WAS $80 NOW $60 CRAZY BARGAINS
I've never got this kind of courteous treatment.
They always assault me with a barrage of
>"WOULD YOU LIKE TO PREORDER THIS"
>"ARE THERE ANY PERIIIIIPHERERAAALLSS THAT YOU NEED"
>"HAVE YOU SEEN THE NEXT GEN CONSOLES, THEYRE RIGHT OVER THERE, FEEL FREE TO TRY ONE OUT"
>"WII GAMES FOR UNDER TEN DOLLARS CHECK THIS BIN BEFORE YOU CHECKOUT"
>around the time of Dark Souls 2 release
>have a preorder for the collector's edition
>go in to collect the game
>new girl at the counter
>asks for my phone number to confirm the preorder
>she gets it wrong, ends up having to ask for it 3 times
>she finds the preorder and goes to get the game
>except she can't find it, anywhere
>after a minute of searching, she asks the other guy at the counter if he knows where it is
>he points past her to where the massive box is sitting on the groun
>pay for the game
>she asks if I want to sign up for the rewards card
>think she must be new, so figure I'll sign up to give her the bonus of signing people up
>fails twice at getting my phone number right, again
>give her my e-mail, she gives me the rewards card, and I walk out after a good 5-10 minutes
>go home and look at receipt
>she spelled the e-mail wrong
>go to midnight launch of cataclysm
I know, I know
>go to the counter
>"New Vegas please"
>cashier starts ringing it up
>"N-no, it was a joke... because the world of warcraft thing... haha..."
I swear I'm not usually this bad
>walk into GameStop
>get treated like a fucking God
>friends with everybody
>always get to wait inside and get moved to the front of the line at midnight launches
These are all paid off in full, by the way. This isn't even everything, I also have Destiny Ghost Edition pre-ordered online (couldn't nab one in store), Dragon Age CE (gamestop.com exclusive), Tetrarhytem CE (SE online store exclusive), have a few other miscellaneous things pre-ordered on the website, and a few things on Steam/Origin
Reminds me of this one time
>me and two friends are out drinking one night
>same night as the Black Ops release
>wrecked drunk, we decide to go to the Gamestop which is completely empty
>Don't Stop Me Now is playing on the radio
>me and one friend do laps around the display shelves shouting along to the song
>the other friend goes up to the counter and asks if he can buy Just Dance 2 on Wii
>we get thrown out
i have a similar one
>with my girlfriend, drinking
>we live less than a mile away and it's only 8pm
>decide to walk to the stripmall, only 1 pee break on the way
>get to gamestop
>girlfriend walks in door, immediately throws up on carpet
>I cant stop laughing
>we immediately turn around and walk out
mfw no one even said anything to us
>go into Gamestop
>nobody else in there
>chill dude working the counter
>tell him I'm here to pre-order the White PS4 Destiny bunduru
>we have a good laugh
>hands me my receipt and lets me know that I can win $100 by filling out a survey and letting his boss know how well he did
>tell him I'll definitely do that and wish him a good day
Protip: If an employee is hard-selling you with pre-orders, magazine subscriptions etc. It's because they're either trying to hit the monthly bonus for the store so everybody gets an extra $50+ each, or they're behind on their targets for the month.
If they're courteous and leave you alone, they're well ahead and can just sell what you want.
Oh hey, you're that tripfriend with the God-tier battlestation.
I saved that image and use it regularly to show that Idort is the best life.
>he says "Da brack friday bunduru"
>we both get the joke
>we both laugh together
we don't have gamestop here in .au. EB games is close enough to it.
> me walks into EB games
> looking for new warez..
> prices way too high.. even for pre-owned crap.
> spent a half hour going through discs
> walk to counter..
> some 12yo kid asking if he can work then
> EB Games: NO.
> Kid: Why?
> EB Games: This store will destroy your soul. Run, run quickly as you can! Once you start working here you can never leave! ;)
> yep. he winked at the kid.
> Kid: LOL. Fuck off, faggot. Dad! This guy is creepy.
> yeah, very creepy.
>walk into gamestop
>take out Xenoblade Chronicles
>they're selling it for $90
>call out their bullshit
>rinse and repeat until it goes down to $40
>buy it then, giving them a hard time about how they have the same 3 copies from when they first got it, and made no money.
This. I still don't get why people buy their games at gamestop when its cheaper almost everywhere.
Especially on amazon.
here's my experience with pushy sales freaks:
> hey, wanna subscribie to.. interested in pre-ordering (whatever>
No. not interested.
> but it's a great price for wh..
Look, No. I'm not intertested.
> *hrmph* well i'm just trying to do my job you know. :/
>Browsing at Gamestop a few weeks before Metal Gear Rising comes out
>Some kid and his dad are looking at a poster for the game
>Dad says "So they're making another one of those Metal Gears games, huh? Guess you play as a girl this time?"
>Guess you play as a girl this time?
>Grab a $30 Nintendo eShop card
>Take it to the counter
>"Hey mate, how's it going?"
>"Pretty good! And you?"
>"Not too bad, mate. That'll be $30"
>Hand over my money
>Talk about the eShop, he gives me some good recommendations
>Cashier hands me my purchase
>"Thanks mate, have a good day."
>"You too, see ya."
>Leave, content with my purchase
>i was sooo stoned
I bet you're really interesting
>Is an idort
>Huge ass TV
>Sweet ass specs
>Has most consoles and a a lot of games for them
>B-but he only has one m-monitor 0/10 shit tier.
>Going to Gamestop to waste your money on a turd like FF13-3 because you "might as well"
>Make fun of someone trying to make a living
Stopped reading about 5 lines in. You're a real piece of shit. Get hit by a car. Really.
It can sound made up, but that fucker at the local gamestop is the best guy ever.
Makes me want to go there just to hear him whine about nerds.
>go to gamestop to buy DW8XL
>get the box and head for the counter
>before me there's this guy, greasy hair, shit clothes and geox shoes with a dragon on them
>just has a steam card and another pc game
>see this new employee, he's bald and he looks angry as fuck. always.
>he takes the guy things, and give him the price
>the guys puts a 50 yuros bill on the counter
>"do you have any coins?"
>the bald guy starts whining about how he should've asked his mom for some pocket change, and proceeds to say that nerds should work in the camps instead of living in the videogame world
>the guy goes away looking at the floor
>give him the box, he goes to search a new one
>comes back and says me "There's just this one, i have no new copies."
>"Eh it's alright for me"
>"Good, because there are retards who want their games to be packed up, like they don't even open them when they want to play them. Fucking retards, they should get real jobs."
>pay and go away
>everytime i go to gamestop now he's there, whining and bitching about everything
>at the mall with friend
>makin' fun of hipsters at starbucks
>friend says he wants to go to gamestop
>"I'm afraid they'll cancel my collector edition pre-orders if I don't pay money every week."
>"Dude, that's not how that shit works. You can literally pre-order shit the minute it becomes available to pre-order and not pay it off 'til it launches, and they're obligated to make sure you get it as long as you pay, retard."
>"I-I d-don't want to t-take that chance, anon."
>we go into mall gamestop
>it's busy as fuck
>never seen it this busy
>recognize guy behind the counter since we've been there a few times before for this exact same fucking reason we're in here now
>obnoxious screaming kids all over the store
>"Mommy I want this game!"
>repeat ad infinitum.
>check out used PS3 games
>100% spoiled by Steam sales
>$20 still too expensive for console games, fuck that noise
>check on friend
>still standing in line while neckbeard trades in his entire 360 collection
>single employee frazzled, feel bad for the guy, know that shit far too well from when i worked retail
>finally, thirty minutes later
>not sure how i've been able to keep myself occupied and sane for thirty whole minutes
>friend done paying his weekly $5 on Tales of Xillia 2 Collector's Edition
>rush of endorphins signify this shit is over
>cannot get out of that hell hole faster
>give my friend the stink eye all fuckin' day after that
>walk into EB Games
>pick up Atelier Totori and Neptunia
>bro cashier rings me up and doesn't bug me about preorders
EB Games is owned by gamestop, but they're so much fucking better. I don't know why the EB Games here is so dead.
>pop down to CEX
>nab a copy of MGS: GZ off the shelf
>take it to the cashier
>"Awright mate, that'll be 20 bob"
>"Just so yous know, it's a bit shorter than most people expect unless yer planning on doing all the side missions and guff"
>"I know guv, bloody well love the Metal Gear games, just buyin' it to get excited for the new one ain't I?"
>"Ah proper good, hope you enjoy it mate, feel free to trade it in when you finish if you fancy!"
>"Might do mate, have a good one?"
You yanks sure do have it rubbish, don't you?
No, it's One punch man. A manga by ONE drawn by Murata. It's pretty freaking good actually.
The art quality wipes the floor with most if not all mangakas.
Then you are a jelly idiot who can't find anything wrong with his set up except for the fact he only has 1 monitor which doesn't really make a difference to begin with.
I once had to wait in line for an employee to describe how violent Skyrim was to a middle-aged mother.
He went overboard, focusing on the bloody parts. She ended up not buying it.
These men and women are doing God's work
>go to Game (UK)
>fancy buying a few of the latest PC games
>go over to their PC shelves
>only a few simulator games and shovelware puzzle trash games
>go up to the counter to complain
>fat guy behind the counter, looks like he browses /r9k/ in his spare time, although i obviously don't mention this
>"excuse me, i was wondering-"
>after a few seconds he breaks down into tears
>"whoah, i'm sorry, man"
>"no, you don't GET it. this isn't where i want to be in my life. i had a good job before i came to this shithole"
>other customers have noticed and are looking at both of us
>one of the other workers is giving me the evil eye
>"where did you work before you came here?" i ask
>"you really wanna know?"
>people outside the shop are looking in now
>just want to get this over and done with
>"well, i lived in london, instead of this stink heap of a town...i was self employed...and...i was....i...."
>"yes, you were what?"
JEKYLL JEKYLL HYDE JEKYLL HYDE HYDE JEKYLL"
>be casual shmup player
>see pic related on shelf
>little nervous about buying it in public
>do my best to keep my cool in front of the Generic Dude manning the counter
>"Oh I hear this is a pretty tough shooter, just gimme one sec I gotta get something from the back"
>he returns and with a straight face hands me a pillow case
>I say "the hell is this?"
>"Oh its the special edition it comes with that"
>proceeds to ring me up and I leave.
No rude tone-of-voice, quips, or snickering behind my back. Guy probably had to exercise a ridiculous amount of willpower.
>go into town to run some errands
>get bored afterwards, decide to head into gamestop
>cashier greets me with a "welcome to gamestop" the usual
>browse all the sections because idort master race
>pick up a couple games that pique my interest and take them up to the counter
>rings me up and i pay
>asks if I want to preorder anything
>there's no bonus content for upcoming games i want, so i decline
>we chat a little while about games in general, dude's actually pretty bro and has good taste
>i pick up my games, tell him it's getting kinda late, say my goodbyes and leave
>go home and play my vidya
I'll never understand these threads.
Or more likely since he commented on the difficulty and offered you the special edition, he plays the fucking game you paranoid idiot.
No normalfag employee would remember Otomedius has a special edition and offer it to somebody.
Other than having to know your shit about niche weeb games,
which I am a weeb, so it's not a big deal, it's basically just a retail job where you do what you can to pass the time. I don't even have to push pre-orders. Only trade-ins.
>Some games don't like being alt tabbed out of and crash
>example: Killing Floor
Okay, why would you tab out during an online match though? Why would you even stop paying attention while you are playing killing floor?
>2 monitors really shine for video editing though, hard to edit stuff on one monitor
Okay but that has nothing to do with videogames.
He knows about Niche weeb games but my bro hates them.
His last day at work was about a week ago.
I remember he got pissed cause everyone was coming in asking for that under night and birth fighter but no one would buy it.
Told me he had at least 4 different people come in within the hour ask for it and leave.
>They think the brits invented English
Nigga we all know America is God's own country, and English is God's own language, so it follows that English is made in the US of A.
Why don't you just keep speaking french or whatever the fuck you did before America gave you a decent language to shit all over?
>Go to get Resident Evil: Revelations the day it comes out
>Go to the cashier and ask for a new copy
>"Whoa..you're lucky! We only had one last one in stock..you should pre-order more often just in case!"
>Go to walk out as another kid walks up to the cashier and asks the same question I did
>"Oooh, you're lucky..have the last copy in stock..should pre-order more often in case!"
>Go to local
>See some normalfags browsing the PS2 games
>Say they're looking for Kingdom Hearts 1 and 2 to one another
>See it in front of me
>Pick it up and give it to them
>"Oh shit, thanks mate"
>He goes back to browsing the games
>"Hmm, now where is Final Fantasy 10"
>See it again and give it to him
>"Oh man, you're a legend"
>He goes to buy the games
>I go back to browsing them
>He then rushes back to find another game
>"Shit dude, do you know where Resident Evil 4 is?
>Glance at the PS2 games again
>See it in about a second
>Hand him over the game
He then does an eccentric kiss on my cheek and then goes off
>Be kinda confused at the whole situation and assume it was a joke.
He was joking right /v/?
>walk into gamestop with a friend
>notice grill behind the counter
>"oh I think she just checked you out, Anon. go talk to her
>grab a hand full of games for conversation sake
>shyly walk up to qt
>"w-which one of t-these would y-you recommend?"
>qt smiles, she can tell I'm nervous
>talks me through the games
>she actually knows her shit
>talking about vidya for the next few minutes
>"h-hey, h-have you ever played the Mother series?"
>Why would you tab out of a single player game? You might miss some dialogue.
Are you an idiot? There's a thing called pausing in most if not all single player games.
>Why are you defending this guy so hard for not having 2 monitors?
I am not. I'm just calling out an Anon for being jelly as fuck and salty as hell for not having that set up himself.
>It's objectively better.
It is but that alone doesn't make the rest of his set up any less invalid. So you can cry MUH 2 MONITORS all you want, in the end he has the things that Anon never will.
>Why are you defending this guy so hard for not having 2 monitors? It's objectively better.
This. Fuck, monitors aren't even that expensive. I don't even think I could go back to single monitors now.
I'm not the same guy, I didn't know where this discussion originated. Sorry. Anyways I was merely mocking you for saying you can't tab out if a multiplayer game with the singleplayer comment.
>Anyways I was merely mocking you for saying you can't tab out if a multiplayer
I don't remember saying you can't tab out of multiplayer games. I said you shouldn't, specially in games as intense as Killing floor.
>mfw I had a similar experience
grill behind counter turned out to be a lesbian. I saw her and her girlfriend buying beer at a local gas station.
I said hi, and invited them over to drink that night with a few other friends. We played Mario Kart 8. We all got along and they got super touchy after awhile and then left. One of the other female friends that came over talked me through how dating a lezzy/former lezzy is not a good idea, and it wouldnt work out.
There's down times in between every round and even after those are over there is still a lot of time before shit hits the fan. After buying your shit, there's at least a good 40 seconds of wait around with your dick in your hand time.
>Walk into Game Stop
>Dude behind the counter greets me, chick behind counter says nothing
>Wander for a bit, grab game on the cheap
>Go up to counter to buy game
>Dude running the register
>Ask for pre-order of Akiba's Trip
>Oh yeah, sure...PS3, right?
>Chew the fat, talk about thousands of points on my card
>"Yeah, but something odd happened, and even though I have the points the site says my card # is invalid"
>Pulls out a tablet, lets me log in to show
>...no idea what password is
>Reset the password, go to my email to complete reset
>"Oh hey, I have some emails from my doctor in here!"
>Girl behind counter: "Well, at least you're not dying or anything."
>Me: "Nah, probably has something to do with my appointment with hemotology they won't talk to me about over the phone."
>Get password fixed, log-in. Guy behind counter makes a few phone calls, everything is sorted out.
>Thanks man...oh, can I pre-order Hyrule >Warriors while I'm at it?
>No problem man, your total is $9001
>Thanks man, see ya next week for Xillia 2!
Yes, I only play with people in mumble though. Just end the round near the shop doofus, takes like 12 seconds to get positioned, and if we were repositioning, I would see it on my first monitor
>mfw the employees in gamestop never do similar shit in my country
>go to gamestop to pick up wii u mk8 bundle
>grill working the counter
>'getting a wii u, are we?'
>tell her its for my little sister
>'haha, it's okay anon I have a wiiu, too
>little sister walks in the store and makes a big fuss about how she's finally getting a wii u
>grill stays quiet and rings me up
That's my gamestop story. Was pretty funny now that I actually stopped to think about it, her face was priceless
I went and picked up my Yakuza Dead Souls preorder (first mistake), my taste in games leans slightly to Japanese games I guess. Knowing this he smiles at me and says "you sure like those weird Japan games don't you? We have this really weird one coming soon called Resident Evil 6, its pretty obscure wanna try it?"
>not asking for her manager
>not telling the manager that you didnt come here to be insulted
>not telling the manager you'll buy from amazon from now on
>making up stories in the first place
>my mfw when
>Go into GAME
>Find game I want
>Go to counter
>Bloke/Gal scans game
>Hand them my reward card
>Hand them money
>"Would you like a bag?"
Why do Americans have so much trouble with this?
this was a long time ago
>guy a wow time card
>cashier ask me if i want to preorder a game
>keeps on going on with it
>you get this and that
>keeps on saying no
>stupid reason friend says do it
>finally pay for and walk away
>Walk into GAME, just browsing.
>Employee walks up to me.
>"Excuse me, do you need an-"
>I burst out with "HIIIIIIIII".
>Immediately walk out after.
I can't leave my house without causing a spaghetti junction.
>Would you like a bag
This question... yes obviously I would like a bag. Why do they ask this? I honestly think they ask it to make interactions with awkward-seeming customers a little easier
My second monitor is an old CRT that was gonna get trashed but I saved it. No money spent on it and it works perfectly since I just use it to keep browsers and stuff open on the side.
A decent, new monitor doesn't even cost that much. If you don't buy your games at gamestop for full price you'll easily save up the money for an extra monitor in a year.
> Buy Okami pre owned for wii
> controls are shit. Port from ps2.
> return the game within 7 days for a refund.
> Guy gets me to renew my membership and pre order smash
> I buy pikmin 3
I mean, I do use the membership enough, and I was going to buy Smash anyways, but the guy played me like a fucking fiddle.
>Walk into GAME
>Have a look around out of pure boredom
>Decide to buy a pack of Yu-Gi-Oh cards and a £20 Steam card
>Cashier notices the cards and suddenyl starts chatting about Card games
>He's a total bro and has an incredible beard
>Asks if I want to preorder anything
>Ask to preorder Monster Hunt 4 for 3DS
>Tell him I usually game on PC
>He asks some PC building advice and recommends I apply for a job as they're hiring
>Say thanks, hand in my CV and walk out.
Why are English gaming stores so much more pleasant that American stores?
>walk into a literally who game store in Canada
>kid is talking shit to his friends about a broken PS1
>"i know exactly what's wrong with it, i'm an expert at fixing these things i do it all the time bla bla bla"
>guy at the counter: "actually the only thing wrong with it is that I haven't put the lid back on it"
>so good to see spaghetti fly out of someone else's pockets for once
>go to gamestop
>want to buy a game
>pretty decent qt gril behind the counter
>manage to confidently order the game in question without stuttering or sounding awkward
>she asks me if I want to preorder something, knowing full well I'll say know
>smiles at me as I leave
Then you plug in a 3rd and find you still have a use for its screenspace.
>Shirt is see though
>Look to my left
>Walk into gamestop
>Browse the floor
>Can't find shit
>No good games
>Corner of my eye
>See Mayro and Loogee sleep team
>heard anon's saying its good
>pick it up
>go to counter
>sweaty neckbeard breathes heavily
>That'll be 40 Dooroos anon
>Fork my cash
Eh,an alright day at gamestop
Bullshit, That's not how it went down at all.
I said "G'day Champ", not "mate".
I never say "mate". "mate" is a bullshit term coined by retailers who're looking to swoon a buck from you.
I also asked what you were thinkin' bout getting before I gave you a recommendation.
I also scanned your EB World card, so I'm going to call you on this next time I see you.
Not in a hostile or negative way, but I'll be sure to call you a cheeky scrublord.
>get a stack of
ps3 gamesthat is mostly meh games
>plan on turning them in
>gamestop planning to offer more cash for trade ins
>have pro member card so more trade in bonus
>have coupon that'll increase the value even more
>it'll still probably total to 10$
>go to gamestop
> preorder luigis mansion for 3ds
> guy says sure thing and rings me up and says hold on a sec
>He goes into the back and brings me out a luigi hat that they got for year of luigi
> says they had extra
> thank him, pay and leave
GAME stores are a mixed bad. The one where I used to live was a complete shithole; the employees were all those weird hybrid sportsfag-betas that only seem to exist in the north. The kind that wear tracksuit pants and polo shirts but don't look quite close enough to heroin addicts or have enough kids to qualify as chavs.
>walk into GAME
>look around preowned shelf for nice bargains
>pick up some shovelware shit that looks like it might provide an hour or two of entertainment for £4
>go to cashier desk
>entire staff is huddled around cardboard cut-out of the guy from a Call of Duty cover
>ask them if they've got a minute
>'yea sure bruv be right wiv you'
>wait five minutes
Complete shithole, how they didn't all get fired I'll never know.
The guys that work in the one near me are all chill though. There's a qt student grill who likes to talk about Mario Kart. Manager is a turboslut though, knows nothing about vidya. Probably only got hired because 'muh gender equality'.
>At gamestop with friends looking at their shit collection
>Customer trying to find game to buy, starts talking to employee about what might be good
>Customer asks about resident evil 5 "Is this any good?"
>"Well.... it sold well."
I could tell the employee didn't think it was good, but anything to get that sale I guess.
>waiting for 3ds sales
>sticker star goes on sale for 10$
OUT OF ALL THE GAMES
>walk into game stop
>Look at demo game on display. Looks interesting.
>Look at the controller.
>leave and walk across the lot to resturant across the lot, I just need a bunch of wet napkin packs pleas
>leave with about 12 packets and some napkins
>back to game stop clean that fucking controller off.
You should have seen the shit I wiped off that thing
>dispose of wets and dry with napkins
>some kids mom and employee see me do this.
>they give me the nod
>I am a fucking saint.
>just finished failing summer final exam
>decide to finally commit to killing myself
>go to gamestop and pick up a copy of FF13-3 in the bargain bin to convince myself (inb4 waifu shit, I played the other two, might as well)
>girl at the counter
>get game from shelf, bring it to counter
>she smirks, trying not to laugh
>"you know, you probably won't like this game. It's the same trash game in the series as ever"
>"I played the other two and I liked them"
>still smirking (bitch, you're making me uncomfortable) "Oh ahah, okay I get it"
>at this point im just a little scared but i let it roll off since im gonna convince myself shes a retail pariah
>"Along with your purchase would you also by any chance want to purchase Hyrule Warriors for the Wii U coming this year on September 26? Gamestop features a download code for an exclusive DLC costume pack."
>I stare at the ground
>"There's also Bayonetta 2 coming out this October"
>"...n-no....please just give me my game"
>I decide i'm about to cry
>"s-so Katie(Look how smug and tough I am) w-what are y"
>I leave with my face visibly red
>i didnt look back
I work there nigger, you can't even argue this. You have to go through three screens on the pin pad
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It's not the employees fault you just mindlessly clicked before reading it. Didn't your parents ever tell you how important it is to read things before signing them?
>cause it was pretty good
>suddenly flashback into years ago
>I almost bought the LE
>didn't because I heard it wasn't good
>Probably only got hired because 'muh gender equality'.
Or maybe she got the job because she has management experience in the retail sector.
I'm going with that rather than "OMG SJW PLOT"
OP here, I actually do have a story about when a different clerk made me uncomfortable
>at inner city GS, clerk is skinny white dude with sleeve tats and gauged ears, long hair
>he's friendly though, ive talked to him before
>bring ninja gaiden 2 to the front
>he looks sad, says its a really good game
>"yeah man, I know, I let someone borrow it and they moved away, so I'm replacing it"
>he looks up
>dude, you should fucking kill them, then
>i laugh it off and Im sure im red as fuck and slightly mortified
i was absolutely unable to make conversation with him anymore, but he hasn't been around for the past few years. hopefully i don't run into him anywhere.
This is a pretty cool story
>go into gamestop
>look at the calander
>it's a gay calander with men and dicks everywhere
>wtf it's 2014
>i shout to everyone in the shop "IT'S 2014!"
>everyone panics and runs home
>I run home and go on amazon
>order a game that i want and don't have to deal with gamestops shit anymore
2014 guys, it's here.
>Some Mario game comes out
>Wait a year for the price to drop
>Price is only 5 dollars less
>Wait another year
>game now costs 20 dollars more
Nintendo games just don't become outdated. That's the benefit of the cartoon artstyle, realistic games will plummet in a few years, but unrealistic looking games are exempt from the shitty graphics argument
>Go to Gamestop
>land whale ninjas attack
>Robbin Williams appears
>We fights off the land whale ninjas
>go to counter
>10/10 qt3.14 girl as the register
>preorder Hyrule Warriors
>she has a time machine and gets us an early copy
>Play it with them for the rest of the night
And then I woke up. ;_;
You completely fucking butchered that quote, friend
>2 weeks ago
>be me, get ready, don't look like an antisocial neckbeard
>go to Gamestop
>buy some Play Station Network cards for my Vita
>Bring them up to Normalfag cashier
>Asks me what I'm planning to buy
>Telll him I was going to buy Some Atelier games since I'm new to the series.
>he doesn't laugh at me and tells me he has played them before
>He tells me that the games are somewhat challenging and the alchemy is addicting. He likes them.
>He tells me to go on with my purchase and starts talking to me about Shallie.
>he said it looks fun and has some god-tier waifus (he actually said this and named a few)
>He asks for my e-mail so he'll let me know when it's availible for Preorder and because he wants to be my friend.
>show him my members card to get some points
>Tells me to have a nice day
>walk out cards content of my choice No pasta Spilt
I don't know how you guys have so much trouble with this.
>Go to a gamestore
>It's not a gamestop
>Employee has all the information I need, always helpful, store is never full, never have to wait, excellent products and prices
>tfw live in europe
I don't have a Gamestop in my country, but anyway
>preorder the collection edition of Bravely Default
>sold everywhere, people resell the CE for like 200% more money
>spend the money saved for the game because fuck uni
>afraid of losing my preorder
>call the store and ask it they can save my preorder for one more week
>they say yes, but only for one more week
I wasn't sure they would keep their word. They're selling Dragon's Crown limited edition, but they just couldn't bring it over here, and other stuff I don't remember. They aren't know exactly for being a trustwhorty store
>one week has passed
>going to their store
>8/10 qt girl
>control my spaghetti
>ask for the preorder
>they still have it
>they indeed kept their word
>happy as fuck
>she says "It was hard to keep the preorder. A lot of people came by and wanted the last one"
>thank her about it
>we start talking about vidya, 3DS games and PS3
>in the end, I ended with a copy of Asura's Wrath who nobody wanted for two years for 5 bucks
I do this with everything. Best Buy had a TV that was 1080p 60HZs for $350 that looked really nice. Amazon had the same TV for $240 with free 2 day shipping.
Like what the fuck retail why do you exist?
>Nintendo games don't become outdated
>realistic games will plummet in a few years, but unrealistic looking games are exempt from the shitty graphics argument
Because graphics are the only way to 'date' a game, right?
Nintendo games don't get discounted because each iteration doesn't make the previous redundant, and because they have quite limited replay value.
>play Mario platformer: 2014 edition
>finish Mario platformer: 2014 edition
>want more Mario platformer
>buy Mario platformer: 2013 edition
>same mechanics and themes, different levels
>play rooty-tooty-point-and-shooty 2014 edition
>ignore single player because you're a dudebro who just wants to shout at little kids
>continue playing multiplayer to shout at little kids
>no need to buy previous rooty-tooty-point-and-shooty
Thy retain their price because they retain their market, not because of their artstyle.
>working at Gamestop, DaS 2 was just released and now I have to deal with all these neckbeards and scrawny fucks
>hear giggling outside
>some pale skinny guy in a fedora and trenchcoat is whispering something to some guy holding a smartphone
>notto disu shitto agen
>the fedoraguy, I'll just call him Fedorian, enters the Gamestop while his friend will capture the deed with his smartphone camera
>signal my co-worker Dean
>he bumps into Fedorian and positions himself next to the entrance with his arms crossed and a stern look on his face
>Fedorian approaches the counter and asks me: "D-do you have Hyperdimension Neptunia V?"
>I can see him trying to hold his laughter back, he's obviously faking it and waiting for IT to happen
>stare into his soul like pic related
>he's caught slightly off-guard by my soulless look of boredom and annoyance
>decide to play along
>"Oh shit I'm sorry, could you repeat that?"
>"H-Hyperd-dimension Neptunia V-vee!"
>stare into him for 10 seconds, his smile disappears and Fedorian starts to become uncomfortable
>"Uhhh, I don't know if we have that, hold on."
>I call Dean to come over to the counter
>Dean stares into Fedorian as well as he comes over
>some guy with DaS2 is waiting in the line behind Fedoria, who is starting to get annoyed
>Dean: "Let's see... Neptunia? The pony one? Oh, we don't have it."
>Fedorian: "O-oh, I see.... T-thanks.."
>His hand reaches out for his fedora
>Just before that happens, a loud buzzing goes off in Fedorian's trenchcoat
>Cirno's Perfect Math Class can be heard coming from him
>Fedorian pulls out a smartphone
>a smartphone Dean put there when he bumped into Fedorian
>"This- this isn't.."
>everyone in the line can't hold back their laughter
>me and Dean keep staring at him
>his hand is greasy, probably when he meant to do IT
>Fedorian stumbles out as spaghetti falls out of his pockets when he exits Gamestop
>that day I kept the gamestop floor safe from spaghetti
Not in my FUCKING GAMESTOP, you won't
B-But that wasn't my actual experience, anon senpai. You better take responsibility for trying to defame me on highly reputable image boards
Well the real story sure is the fakest shit I've ever read.
You take the responsibility for trying to make yourself look cool by making up shitty unreal stories on an anonymous image board.
>walk into gamestop
>pick up a few games
>walk up to cashier
>"wanna touch dicks anon"
>He holds me down
>I brace his force
>I look up, trying to please him
>he comes all over my games
>go home and play vidyah games
Normal day at gamestop.
>Go to gamestop to buy a movie. (TLOU for PS4)
>Gamestop employee asks me if i ever played the game.
>Oh because your going to need tissues for this game.
>Play through the game.
>I dont even see the big deal of this game.
Honestly im sure she was trying to be nice but ugh.
It was just luck
This goddam store doesn't renue their stocks, unless there's 100 or 200 guys asking for one game. They don't even have MonHun for 3DS, no single copy available
>Walk into T2
>Grab the usual basics, Assam, English Breakfast and needed a top up on my Black Rose.
>Head up to the counter, some qt girl, obviously an air head though.
>"Hi!!! Just that then?"
>Goes on and on about some bullshit like 'plastic is bad for the tea', or not to use boiling water or I'd 'burn the leaves'.
>Polite smile, nod a few times and go to pay.
>She sees my members card
>"OH! you're a MEMBER!"
>Spends the next 10min trying to get me to try all this shitty herbal stuff and talking about tea like it's some sort of holy ichor.
>Miss my train, have to walk home in the rain.
That is exactly what that is.
I have a mate that runs a store and he claims to put the banners up ironically, which is my que to tell him that being a ironic faggotry is still faggotry.
I work at gamestop and we are told to never ever comment on customers purchases even if it something positive unless were asked to do so by the customer. The only thing we are allowed to say is 'do you want to pre-order AC20' and 'are you interested on a subscription card'.
>walk into GameStop
>"hey do you guys have memelands 2 goty"
>"yes we do that will be 39.99"
>"Amazon is selling it for 25 dollars do you price match"
>"well, uh, bye"
Fucking GameStop man
>nothing to do in the weekend
>go to gamestop to check out what is new
>girl behind counter always smiles I think she is into me
>look around but see nothing of interest
>greet the girl and quickly walk away in fast pace
>on the way home hear some ruckus going on
>see some niggers in an allyway
>I ask "hey yall wat ya doin'?"
>they are all playing some b-ball
>decide to join them why not
>this one guy annoys the fuck out of me
>I call him out on it and start making trouble
>he backs the fuck off and moves in with his aunty and uncle in bell air
How about an actual story that's about good things that were a thing?
>Go to gamestop
>looking to buy Pokemon X
>They only have pokemon Y
>This kid walks in, brought back an extra copy of X, still wrapped, that his mom accidentally bought with his money.
>looking to turn it back in for skylanders figures, but the store can't let him do that because he forgot his receipt.
>He needs to go all the way back home to get his receipt with his mom
> I look at his mom, she seems exhausted, probably due to her job
>I tell him "Hey, I'll buy that off you so you don't have to go all the way home."
>So after a bit of talking, the kid goes and gets his skylanders figures and I buy the game off of him, his mom has this hugely relieved look on her face and the clerk actually smiled a little for the first time since I walked into the store.
>everyone walks home happy.
Not gamestop and it's been like fourteen years or so
>find out by pure luck there's a specific game store that trades games and sells used games and shit
>run by some polish guy who spoke pretty good english
>got to know him pretty well and he gave me tips how to beat games and recommendations and I traded some shit and stuff
>one day find the store closed because he died in a car accident
Not only is that not American Dad, it's clearly the front of the Griffin household in the first shot, not the Smith's.
There are three current instances of Family Guy/American Dad crossovers with meaningful exchanges & only two take place near homes; first in the Hurricane episode of American Dad in Season 8, episode 2; in Family Guy's Season 6, episode 5, where Stan & Bullock acquiesce to Stweie takeover of the US power grid in a hypothetical extended dream sequence; and Family Guy's Season 11, episode 17 where the opening sequence is a dream of the Smith's moving into Cleaveland's empty house.
The first is outdoors in front of Peter's house but the scene is incorrect because the stars of all three Seth McFarlane shows have guns drawn for the length of the scene, the other two are interior "what-ifs."
While the definition is poor, both the scene of two men in blue suits exiting the Griffin household and the interior scene with Peter squinting his eyes at Lois in the kitchen with a smile lead me to believe it is the Family Guy episode "PTV", Season 4, episode 14, playing at different points during the photo shoot of this particular anon's battlestation.
>"So they're making another one of those Metal Gear games"
It grinds my gears when people use words like "they're" and "those" when talking about things like video games, movies, books, etc. It's like you're trying to sound as ignorant as possible.
The only worse thing is when people say, "That'd be different." Different than what?
Fuck North America.
>That shit taste
Bro you don't have to buy everything that's coming out this year.
>Go to gamestop to preorder a game
>game had a bonus I really wanted, but was marketed poorly
>Me: Does game come with [bonus]
>Cashier + Manager: Yes
>Get a stupid bobblehead, and no bonus
>gamestop has the bonus I want now, no longer preorder
>go to gamestop to complain
>bro is working there
>Me: Hey bro, I want this character because your boss lied to me
>Bro prints out a copy of the code I need for the bonus and hands it to me.
>Decide to mostly get my games from wal mart or amazon unless I really want them day one.
>Buying Ubisoft and EA games
Ubisoft hasn't put out a good game since Rayman Origins, and Halo was never good after 2.
The only western game I was somewhat interested in this year was Sunset Overdrive based on the first video alone, but when the gameplay showed up and looked slow as shit, I felt it kinda dropped the ball.
So many actually buying games. Plural. So it's not just one game with 'good online', or in fact a MEMEOHARPEEGEE or anything of the sort.
It's really depressing how she gets upset that Yamato's going off with other women in all the routes, but I know I can never make it up to her by doing hers
U wot? Halo is Microsoft. And Halo 3 was just as good as 2. Reach was shit because it switched from projectile based to hitscan weapons among other reasons.
Assassin's Creed Brotherhood was a genuinely good game. That's the last one I played because everything after it looked too much like the same thing or was reported to suck ass like AC3. I didn't even bother with Black Flag despite people speaking positively of it on /v/. There's a solid chance this new one is garbage but there is no evidence yet. They showed the casual coop shit and story cutscene shit. They also claimed parkour was improved but didn't support that claim with more than two or three little canned animations out of context. We just don't know enough to judge it yet.
>go to gamestop
>pick up game I want to buy
>walk up to the register
>do you want to pre order anything
>pay for game
>here's a survey you can fill out if I did a good job
>leave with my game
I saved this one a few months ago, still fucking gets me.
>go to fucking
>only store in 50km that has Samurai Warriors Chronicles in stock
>they are having a buy 2 get 1 free sale on wii and ds games
>decide to get all the resident evil ports
>female employee comes over
>Starts pestering me for a Destiny pre-order
>tell her I'm not interest in the game
>she tells me "Well I wasn't either but the gameplay videos looked great and Bungie is committed to supporting it with DLC for 10 years"
>asks if I pre-ordered the new smash bros on the 3ds
>tell her I'm downloading the japanese version a month ahead
>she finally stops trying to sell me shit and bothers another customer
>hear "YOU GOT DESTINY PRE-ORDERED? HOW ABOUT THE DLC?"
>pay for my shit and leave
You can pre-order DLC now? Why would anyone pre-order DLC?
I'm a computer technician at Office Depot, so I know the feeling.
We had to watch a training video recently (because naturally we don't know how the fuck to do our job which is why we were hired) that basically told us to ask a bunch of useless questions so we could sell more junk software. We like to say there are two kinds of techs: actual technicians and salesmen who blindly sell whatever just for a few bucks commission. Sounds like you always get the latter.
Talking of game
>Went to GAME yesterday to get my brother a copy of Tomodachi Life (I got my own off the amazons)
>Literally fucking no one in the store apart from this paki having some chick that worked there explain to him what an xbox is
>Get the game, head to the counter
>Cashier comes from in the back room, looked like he was fucking comfy not doing his job
>"ORIGHT MOIT YOU'RE IN LUCK"
>Only barely being able to understand him i asked why
>"IT'S THE LAST ONE MOIT WE'VE HAD MAD QUEUES FOR THIS GAME YOU'RE PROPER LUCKY DOYOUHAVEAREWARDSCARD"
>The shop is literally fucking empty and there's visibly three more copies on the shelf
>Also what the fuck did he just say, seriously this accent
>I just say no, give him the money
>He assures me the case is only open and not wrapped because of anti-theft
>He also for some reason goes on a tangent about how cartridge based games are superior to disc (i think that's what he said)
>Take the game
They must be so fucking bored in there
>not cutting her and said something like, "Sorry, I need to catch my train" or maybe other bullshit
Is it pointing at James May or Jeremy Clarkson?
I'd say James.
>go to eb games
>grab some cheap ps triple games
>two relatively skinny guys are talking about Watch_Dogs
>some other cashier dude doing stuff on a computer
>go to him amd he starts rigging everything up
>notices I have Hyperdimension Neputnia
>mentions that the game is god awful but worth a shot to get into the series
>we chat about it for a little bit
>pay for my stuff
>"You have a good day mate, good to talk about something other than fucking watch dogs or elder scrolls shit all day"
/v/, are GameStop's refurbished consoles any good? I want to buy a PS3, but I've heard stories about people finding disgusting shit in them. I'd prefer to buy new, but they're still $250-$300. How exactly does Sony get away with charging that much for an 8 year old console when people are saying the Wii U is overpriced? You can buy a Wii U from Nintendo for $200 for fuck's sake.
>latest mortal kombat comes out
>decide to go pick it up day of release
>actual cute gril at the counter "do you have a preorder?"
>store phone rings and she answers, its her boss and shes talking while giving me an apologetic look for having to pause our transaction.
>"sorry, its just me and my boss constantly checks up on me."
>reply with "he's just worried you'll accidentally burn down the store."
>she laughs and gives me the preorder scorpion skin code even though I didn't preorder. then she asks for my xbawks gametag
She was a really sweet girl, she got into a car accident and died a few months after that.
>walk by Gamestop
>decide to walk in and look around
>suffocated by the oppressive high pressure sales environment
>can't comfortably look at what's on the shelves because I'm being stared at half the time
>decide to try out some game demos
>still made super uncomfortable
>slink out feeling embarrassed and judged for not simply knowing what I want and buying it
I stopped ever trying to browse at Gamestop because it's so fucking awkward. If I don't know exactly what I want, I don't go in.
>Walk into CEX
>Hit by a wall of body odor stench
>Metalcore blasting over the speakers
>Chavs trading in blatantly stolen goods on my left
>Unsupervised kids fucking up the shelves on my right
>Enormous queue leading up to the cashiers, who are all tattooed, dyed-hair punk rock wannabes
>Walk straight out and order my games from Amazon
Hanako is a gross fat girl from Persona 4, the same game Teddie is from.
>Go to GameStop
>Grab a PSS coupon
>Go to register
>swipe membership card and pay
>Cashier asks what I'm going to buy from PSS
>I answer politely
Am I doing something wrong here? My story doesn't look like most of the other stories here.
>buy Gran Turismo 4 from EB games
>disc is scratched to hell and won't play
>return it the next day
>"That's weird, it wasn't scratched yesterday, i'll see if I can find another."
>cashier next to him looks over
>"Why the fuck did you sell him a fucking scratched disc?"
>look at the dude
>they both apologise and replace my game
Then I went home, waited 43 days for it to update, bought an AE86 and haven't played it since.
Wait for black friday. I got a 250GB PS3 Super Slim (I know i know its awful) with Last of Us, Uncharted Trilogy, Jack and Daxter Collection Dragons Crown, Dragon's Dogma, and MGS Legacy Collection for like 300 bucks
I have a used copy of Black Ops from GameStop that's too scratched to work, but I got it for free with a coupon and didn't have the nerve to ask for a replacement.
>PS3 Super Slim (I know i know its awful)
At least you can play burned PS1 games.
This happened a few months ago
>walk into FUCKING GAMESTOP
>Just before christmas, tons of sales everythings cheat as fuck
>decide to go in and see what's there
>pick out dishonored goty edition
>get in line of about 5 people
>go up to the counter
>"would you like to pre-"
>about to walk out, someone taps me on the shoulder
>"excuse me son, can you get the Halo down from up their? I can't reach it"
>sweet old lady with her grandson I assume, points to Halo 4
>get her the game
>"Thank you so much!"
>about to leave again
>she notions for me to come closer
>"Oh, by the way, be careful leaving if you're going out the food court, there were a couple of niggers hanging around looking suspicious"
>everyone heard it, dead silent in the store
>rush out, don't look back
>go to CEX
>air smells a bit weird but don't care
>people behind counter are joking around, talking about this and that
>they're obviously all stoned
>some metalheads, cute alt girl, some alt dudes
>just one or two other people in the store
>some friends from the counter people come by and join them there
>music is totally avocado
>games are hella cheap
>go to counter
>they're all so very friendly and not British polite
>leave and feel happy
heres one story of mine
>preorder GT5 limited edition at gamestop
>there is another store near so i check there first
>Find it 5€ cheaper there so why not, buy it
>Go to cancel preorder at gamestop
>halfway back i notice the book it came with is in german for some reason
>go back to return the game but get lost on the way back because of the GPS
>finally get back to the mall and return the game
>go back to gamestop and try to get the game
>They say i can't get the limited edition anymore because i cancelled the preorder
>in Britain for internship abroad
>walk around with my drink from Asda
>listening to music over headphones
>see schoolgirls in schoolgirl outfit out of the corner of my eye
>see that they're looking at me
>ignore them ignore them ignore them
>drop the cap of my drink
>pick it up
>"Canne buy us some fags"
>-"I don't think I understand"
>"Can you buy us some fags"
I bet they laughed the entire day about the clumsy guy that can't speak slang
i once went to my local video game store looking for pokemon X - as soon as it was released - and a 20-something female employee started to talk shit about the little kids bugging her all day about the pokemon game. for a moment she stopped and got very embarrassed as she realised that the game was probably for me, not for my kids or anything like that.
didn't mind that at all, paid for my game and left. that is all i got.
Where north are you anon?
wigan and leigh borough reporting in
>need USB drive since out of memory on
xbox 360hard drive
>walk into gamestop
>How can I help you today
>"Do you sell USB drives?"
>"A USB drive? You know, for storing memory?"
>Do you mean a USB cord?
>"No, like a memory stick or whatever"
>OH! You mean a thumb drive!
>Pulls out used 8gb usb for 20$
>Walk across street to staples
>Buy 16gb brand new usb for 10$
I did one of those surveys and I marked everything as good. I even said the dude asked me about preordering and all that other shit even though we just shot the shit about MGS.
I haven't seen that employee since.
>Making stories up
>Stealing stories from Gord.
Not a gamestop story but
>saturday before last
>buying some munch at Tesco next to the cinema for guardians of the galaxy (fuck paying for overpriced cinema food)
>talking about Tales of Symphonia with my mate
>cashier joins in and talks about some of his favourite tales games and xillia 2
It was just an out of the blue thing and the guy seemed like a total bro, he really didn't look like the kind of guy who would be into tales games
>head to Gamestop several months ago with my brother to get him SMT4 and to trade in some games he didn't need
>get this chill as fuck black guy at the register
>end up talking about new Smash for a bit, speculating new characters and talking about mains
Dude was pretty damn hype for Greninja. I'm also sure he visits /v/ since he referred to it as Kerfuffle.
>walk into GameStop
>hey welcome to GameStop, you need help finding anything?
>nah, but thanks.
>walk around Wii/DS used games
It was a grueling experience.
>walk into GAME because CEX didn't have what I was looking for
>about 3 steps into GAME a floor-assistant asks me if he can help, I haven't even had a chance to browse because I've also got time to kill
so I was a little bothered he asked if he could help me when I had been in the store for a grand total of 5 seconds, but to make this story shorter
>I asked him if they had Yakuza 2
>tells me he would go and check for me
>I tell him when he's done to come and find me to let me know if they have it while I browse for a bit
In the end they didn't have it. Or anything else worth buying. Even their Wii and DS games are quite expensive.
It wasn't a positive or negative encounter, that's for sure.
I don't care how disgusting, hideous, or fat a female is, they are not going to say "waifu" in real life. Let alone be knowledgeable of games if they work at GameStop.
I don't care how disgusting, hideous, or fat a male is in real life, they are not going to say "waifu" if they are at work. Let alone be knowledgeable of games if they work at GameStop.
I'm sorry, you must've mistaken me for someone emotionally distressed. Let me clarify for you, I just think you're a dumbass.
You're 14 and I was like you when I was your age. If you continue now, you'll get it out of your system by the time you're 18.
NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER
>No, what shitty game are you playing anon?
It's not like this is even that big of a deal.
>Buying Mario Kart 8
>"Would you like to buy digital? There is no risk of damage to the disk and blah blah blah"
>"No thanks, I'm good"
>Buy game and leave
>go into GameStop with my lil cousin to buy him a birthday gift
>picks out some DS game
>only about 15$
>give it to cashier
>he looks at my little cousin
>asked why he wanted this game
>"I-it's my birthday"
>cashier smiles "well happy birthday"
>hands him a preorder bonus for the game back when it came out months ago
>cousin screams thanks and leaves
Only bad experience I've ever had in a game store was with another customer, if he even was one, or just some fucking retard talking up the cashiers. I went in to place a pre-order and he's YELLING all about the new Arkham game and how, "THEY WERE GONNA GET NPH TO PLAY THE RIDDLER IN A NEW BATMAN MOVIE GUIZE!!".
The fucking employees were not even listening and just sitting there on their phones, probably texting eachother about this fat annoying cunt. Based.