Did you ever see employees try to hold vidya for them selves or friends?
Example; yesterday GameStops got a shipment of presumably the last MM3DS consoles. I went in to get one for my brother and the guy there said it was being held for someone. Another guy who I assume to be the manager walked up and said those weren't being held and were first come first serve and sold it to me.
>>288421023 Most of the time, absolutely! Talking to different types of people about different types of games on daily basis. Sure, some days you only had 3 customers who all wanted Skylanders, but there were those hour-long Half-Life discussions as well!
>>288421036 Well I just applied for a "Christmas extras wanted!" thingy, proved myself to be knowledgable (I applied for Xmas extra for the PS4 launch) and then, well, I just did a good job.
I did quite a lot of fuck-ups here and there, but I was still one of the countries best employees, simply because I knew my shit. Just listen to podcasts and read IGN daily and you shouldn't have any problem.
>>288421295 Well I can tell you this. Anyone can go into Gamestop and say "Do you have [Game X]?". If there's just one copy left they'll admit that "Yeah, but just one copy left!". They HAVE to hold it for ANY customer for 2 days. BUT the catch is, other employees or their friends can also hold the games for 2 days, however once these 2 days expire they can just "renew" it.
My one co-worked "renewed" our only copy of Mario Kart 8 for three weeks straight. Gamestop doesn't order more copies of a game until it's sold out, and since we "technically" had 1 Mario Kart 8 in stock, we couldn't sell it for almost a month (since the co-worker held it all this time)....
Tie between unsupervised kid and person who will argue with you about something they're wrong about.
The kid because if they fuck anything up it looks bad on you and the arguing faggot because you have to deal with them until they give up because if you tell them something wrong it can come back and bite you in the ass later.
>>288421907 We ALWAYS have to take it for the regular price. E.g, I once had a customer trade in The Last of Us Collector's Edition, with the statue, belt, steelbook and everything. He got like 10 bucks for the whole package.
Gamestop does NOT differ standard editions from Collector's Edition's, so NEVER EVER trade in your collector's edition (or you'll end up getting 3 bucks for your MGS: Phantom Pain Kojima Signed Diamond Marijuana Edition)
>>288422460 OP here. The above post wasn't written by me, but it pretty much sums it up. I'd also like to add "the mom who thinks she should get a discount on the new Skylanders because she already bought the last one". Those are the WORST.
>>288422735 Yes. Gamestop employees have our own internal "leaderboards" (called the 'Beat Yesterday'). It's kinda like PSN trophies, and every cancelled pre-order shows. Not by who made the pre-order, but who had to stand there and take the cancellation. It sucks.
>>288420712 Does Gamestop intentionally keep their prices very high even on used games and pay your games super low? Also, do clerks have a policy that forces clerks to give you every possible buying option along with the game you bought?
>>288422885 Nope, actually it has improved it. I used to only play retro games and PS Vita, however, working at Gamestop I got this great employee discount. I used it to get PS3 and FINALLY playing all the games I've read about for the last 6 years. Now I own a PS4, but I probably wouldn't have if I hadn't worked at GS!
>>288423201 Yes, yes and yes. The earning margins are WAAAY higher on used games (Gamestop doesn't need to pay Sony to send Bloodborne from Japan when Average Joe can "send you" his Bloodborne from across the street). Add to that that the price is equivalent to the retail one and BAM, Gamestop makes a LOT of money.
I used to push for used games HUNDRED TIMES a day, but nowaydays, I never buy used. Support the developers! Gamestop takes ALL revenue from used games and gives NOTHING to developers. All money goes into printing more Loyalty Cards and shit
>>288423671 Because Gamestop loses money by posting it to you. If you come to pick it up Day 1, Gamestop has to spend less money buying the parcel and stamps for your package. So by delaying the mail, they "make you" come pick it up in store (and force new offers down your throat meanwhile)
>>288423475 >BAM, Gamestop makes a LOT of money. >Gamestop takes ALL revenue from used games and gives NOTHING to developers Wow I thought Gamestop were total dicks but it turns out it's full of shit as well So do you have to costantly push season pass, insurance on games, newer card and annoy people to death and then charge more for games and make a lot of money -How much does a gamestop emplo yee make a month more or less? Is it a job you would advice to anyone? Do they ever mention PC games and how they're disgustingly cheaper?
>>288423720 It's 'kay, it must be something new because I never preordered a CE and was told it will be delivered to my home and given a order slip. I'll just deal with it wan wait a few extra days. >>288423990 Proceed
>>288423936 We have a list of things we need to push for each game. For example:
"Every game" 1. Ask if they know about the loyalty program. If not, recite the sales script for loyalty cards. 2. Game Protection. Say something that makes them feel stupid like "And I guess I'm adding Game Protection to the game riiiight???". If they decline, make them feel stupid by saying something like "But you knooooow this warranty protects from ANYTHING, so you can break it all you want??"
PC games/XBLA games:
"Have you got the season pass already?" "Oh you don't? Well I'll add that as well then :) :) (without telling them it'll cost extra = VERY IMPORTANT)
"And I guess you need an extra charger/stylus?" (Go get one while you ask so the customer feels to awkward to decline)
There are SO many more examples like this. It's all a perfectly staged charade.
>>288424649 >without telling them it'll cost extra = VERY IMPORTANT Are you serious? Their policy requires you charge them 20 extra euros WITHOUT telling the customer? > "But you knooooow this warranty protects from ANYTHING, so you can break it all you want??" I can't believe every time I buy a game I have to go through this shit, and they have the databases on me so they know how many shekels I've spent on that damn shop I still haven't had one game that doesn't work anymore and how the fuck do you damage a bluray anyways?
>>288424649 This is why I don't go to gamestop. The last time I was there a guy literally just pulled a game off the shelf and said how awesome it was. I had played the game and questioned him on it and he had no idea what he was talking about. This was probably 2 years ago. There's just no reason to support gamestop, especially how they treat customers. I just buy from amazon. Comes in the mail, no annoying questions, no hipster faggot trying to get my phone number or other stupid shit I shouldn't need to give them.
>>288424947 Yup. You're encouraged to NOT tell them about additional fees. However if they ask, you say "OH yeaaaah, the warranty costs extra lol but it's worth it right???"
They keep you in their database for this exact purpose. Gamestop can see EXACTLY what you've ever bought. For instance, if they see you've bought Game Protection before, they're ordered to push it an extra amount onto you because they KNOW you've "given in to their pushing" before.
>>288422603 Is there any way to calculate the amount gamestop will give you for your games? Like if you want to bring X games how much you'll get I brought Watch Dogs with me on PS4 and they wanted to give me 5 euros I sold it on ebay for 30
>>288425185 >You're encouraged to NOT tell them about additional fees And how can the employees tell a 12 year old kid who kept the exact amount of money their parents gave him that the game costs 20 euros more with season pass without taking a deep breath first or making moms who have no idea pay 20 more euros without opposing and get away with it? >if they see you've bought Game Protection before, they're ordered to push it an extra amount onto you because they KNOW you've "given in to their pushing" before. I literally said yes to a game 2 years ago because my sister was with me and offered to pay it to me
>>288425159 The gamestop by my campus is pretty nice, and the guys there are chill as fuck. This one guy got me a DDD amiibo, and I preordered the New 3DS(MonHun) with the value shipping, and it got there super fast. I will be buying at Best Buy more often though, because their gamer unlocked shit was on sale, and the discounts can be pretty good.
>>288428524 I'm not saying shitty experiences won't happen, I'm just pointing out that his claims are false. We're not told to just add shit to the transaction, we're definitely not told to keep quiet about extra fees for other shit, we're not punished for taking returns, you can't have them hold a game for two days "just because", especially over and over like that, and the only game we've ever been told to throw away was Kinect Adventures, which we had a metric fuck ton of to begin with.
>used to work at gamestop >right when the new consoles were going to come out >one day we had to take some training on the computer about forza 5 >the training didn't really tell about the game, it was more just giving sales tips >this was some of the cheesiest most salesmaney shit i've read in my life >one of the tips was to tell people "forza 5 will be your ultimate driving fantasy" >manager tells me that gamestop will occasionally send in fake customers to ask you questions and make sure you tell people this stupid shit >mfw forza came out and "ultimate driving fantasy" was on the back of the case
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