FUCKING GameStop thread, shit just happened to me
>live in bumfuck nowhere USA, nearest GS is 400 miles away
>be 16 at the time, 2006
>visit my sisters in a bigger city with a FUCKING GameStop, 16 year old me takes opportunity to get scammed and trades in a bunch of crap
>guy working there has a voice you can't forget
>years later get a little rekindling for vidya
>happen to move to the same city my sisters lived in
>"Hello this is FUCKING GameStop blah blah how can I help you"
>no fucking way
>is that the same guy?
>sure enough it is the same dude from almost ten years ago
>someone has been working a FUCKING GameStop for ALMOST TEN FUCKING YEARS
since we're sharing shitty gamestop stories i'll share my boring one
>visit gamestop to pick up vita for nephew's birthday
>like a day after its release, just in time
>ask employee if they have any vitas for sale
>sorry we only have preorders
>head to gamestop in the same mall right downstairs
>ask funky black teenager if they have any vitas for sale
>sure my man can I ring you up one?
>realize a little too late that you need to buy memory card separately
>head back to first gamestop
>ask same employee for memory cards
>gives me this huge stinkeye as I hold the new vita in clear view as I purchase one
felt strangely satisfying
>three years ago
>going to buy some PS2 games with a friend with the idea being that they'll generally be really cheap and we can get some great games
>go to gamestop near my place
>look around, see nothing
>as if they've got anything, even a collection of used games without boxes like we later found at others
>direct quote: "no, we're exclusively a next-gen store"
It wasn't really rage-inducing or anything but the way he said it was so self-important
>go into local GameStop to trade some games
>waiting in line
>manager starts helping me
>someone asks the other guy at the counter (the one not helping me) how Halo 5 is
>he just shrugs
>I start to tell him what I thought, which was MOSTLY positive
>"the campaign was -okaaaayyy-, but--"
>the manager chimes in
>"Hey, Anon. Keep it to yourself, please."
>gives me an awkward smile
>I WAS LITERALLY ABOUT TO TELL HIM THAT IT WAS A GOOD GAME AND HAS THE BEST MULTIPLAYER IN THE SERIES
>BUT HE TOLD ME TO SHUT UP BECAUSE I SAID ONE MEDIOCRE THING
YUP FUCK YOU I'M DONE WITH GAMESTOP
My mall actually had two gamestops for the longest time
What happened was one used to be an EBgames, but it got bought out by Gamestop. So all EBGames became Gamestops, including the one in the mall. I'd imagine it could happen with any of the companies Gamestop buys.
>shit just happened to me
>16 year old me takes opportunity to
Usually I hate gamestop but lately I've had to go there for certain games I wasn't able to find anywhere else (without shopping online) and they've been alright to me.
In fact I actually am starting to feel bad for them since the last two times I have gone into them there are always a few kids or spergs that are constantly bothering the workers about pop culture or something and you can tell that they hear it a million times. And then there's the actual legit neckbeards
Didn't think they still existed in real life, thought they transformed into those shitty comb-over/manbun hipstersthat constantly are hitting on the token female employee.
Happened all over the US and Canada bro. It's any case where a mall had both a Gamestop and an EB Games. The two merged together years ago, and for some reason all stores in the US became Gamestops, while all stores in Canada became EB Games. My mall had two Gamestops too up until last year or so when one of the two closed, so now we only have one. But eh, all malls that aren't superhuge are dying these days anyway.
more like "/v/ in charge of writing"
I shouldnt have to read the whole thing to find out that the timeframe given in the first sentence only applied to the last half of the text.
That's straight up retarded writing right there.
Right there is when I would have gone "You know what never mind, I don't want to buy anything from evil scum like you who try to silence opinions" and walked away and out the door, never to return, so that the manager knows his evil behavior permanently lost a customer. Unless you had already paid by that time, in which case you're fucked
>Find game I want to buy
>Bring it to counter
>Guy behind counter says "oh sorry we don't have this
>Rips the cover/back art infront of my face and Breaks game case
Savage. This is in the middle of if I was going to ask if I could have it/what he was going to do with the case.
>average six inch penis, not particularly thick
>wander into GameStop one day
>see skinny tall white guy with decently cute asian girlfriend
>brush by him as I make my way to the ps4 section
>our eyes meet
>slightest hint of smug in his expression as he briefly scans me up and down
>suddenly feeling self conscious and inferior
>flashback to opium war, sack of forbidden city, rape of nanking, chinese railroad workers treated like slaves
>hurriedly leave the store in shame
Sounds like you're just lazy. Don't bitch about something if you haven't read the whole thing. If you can't take the time to read it, you don't deserve to say anything about it. Sounds to me like you should be executed as too stupid to function in proper society.
>Walk into game stop
>here to cancel pre-order
>they had previously convinced me to pre-order battlefront as I was wearing a star wars jacket last time
>the beta came around
>game was a steaming pile of shit
>they ask why
>tell them all about my time in the beta
>manager guy chimes in
>I got a chance to play the newest version, it's different than what was released for the public using the old build, so much is different
>not hearing his bullshit
>no I'd like to cancel
>manager really determined to keep that pre-order
>I'm telling you man, its gonna be so good! I thought you loved star wars??
>I do love star wars, and I'm saddened by what has happened to it. It started with the prequels, and now we're here.
>cancels my pre-order in silence
>awkwardly smiles as I leave
>T-thanks for coming in
I still pre-order jap stuff I know gets shipped in limited quantities, but I don't know why I ever agreed to star wars.
>go to tucson to shop every year with family
>want to get the last story that time
>go around every videogame store I can find and none of them have it
>finally gave up but still visit some gamestop in Nogales when going back home while my family is getting something boring in some store
>guy tells me he has one copy of the last story, apparently a collector's edition that no one took
>gives it to me for the same price as a regular copy of the game
it was a great day
>>I got a chance to play the newest version, it's different than what was released for the public using the old build, so much is different
that's when you should have said "Like what?"
>go to FUCKING EB GAMES
>pick up black flag used for $15
>they still have a shitload of unclaimed preorder bonuses sitting around somehow
>get a bunch of free shit
>didnt even get hassled to preorder anything from the clerk
Fucking EB GAMES
>go to Gamestop
>preordered Mortal Kombat X for the 360 so I wouldn't have to Press X to Goro
>only put the preorder in a week beforehand because of the bonus
>get there and the same guy who placed my order is working
>ask for my game
>apparently the non-Bone/PS4 versions got pushed back like 3 months because lolnextgen or some shit
>wasn't aware because I wasn't following news to avoid spoilers and this fuckstick never said a word about it when I placed the preorder
>immediately cancel it
>dude gets super defensive trying to convince me to keep it
>implying I'm waiting 3 months just to save 5 bucks
>T-thanks for shopping at GameStop
In hindsight I dodged a bullet. A friend rented a copy and it's way worse than MK9. Saved myself some money on that one
>Friend buys xbox 360
>Mine red ringed
>convince him to give me his receipt and sticker on the back of his xbox
>Put his sticker with serial number on my broken xbox
>Go to FUCKING GAMESTOP
>"I just bought this xbox and it doesn't work"
>employee plugs it in and tries it, it doesn't work
>Gives me a working xbox
I know you could send them in but this was much easier for me.
>go to germany
>they have gamestops (is that a word?) there as well
>looking for lord of the rings conquest since i lost my disc
>the place is a fucking mess
>shelves stacked with sports games
>new games stack on another
>a fuck ton of stupid merchandise
>so many second hand games it makes my ass hurt
Why is Gamestop still in business? Is it like that in America as well? What a fucking mess are these stores.
Usually they have one display case for the game and the rest of them are kept in a cabinet to avoid clutter. Unless your story involved all different games. They are pretty clean looking around here.
This was recently since they opened a GS literally 2 blocks from my apartment
>New GameStop, don't mind hanging out there since it's the only vidya nerds in my area.
>The usual clerks are pretty friendly, don't mind giving me posters or knick nacks.
>MGSV starts to break street date. I check every place I can think of other than corporate ass GS. No luck yet.
>Go into GS. Try to casually offer anyone there an extra 100$ if they give it to me early, half joking, but it's muh furvrit series. The Ass Man is there- tries to act hard in front of his employees:
>"Man hell no, fool! I'm excited too but I can't have you spoiling it for everyone!"
>I shrug off the aggro tone and ask "well can you at least tell if you guys receive the shipment yet?"
>Faggot continues acting tough.
>"man I won't tell you even if you offer me 1000$ hell 10,000$! You don't get it before us, we all gotta wait"
>I roll my eyes and scoff out.
>Next damn day my friend finds a store that leaks. Get it almost a week early.
>play the ever living fuck out of it because my boss knows I was waiting for it. Let's me take days off work.
>day before release. I stroll up to the GS. See the manager. Pull out my copy. Slam it against the window.
>open the front door once I got his attention:
>"Ismael is BIG BOSS. FINAL PLOT TWIST IS THAT YOU PLAY AS THE MEDIC FROM GROUND ZEROES. SKULLFACE DIES HALFWAY THROUGH."
>look on his face was priceless. I now understand BB's descent into evil.
>move to a new town and decide to relax and get a new game
>go into local gamestop and ask if Bravely Default is worth getting
>says yes, proceeds to tell me the entire story, including the ending, etc
>left without buying anything
>walk in with intention of buying something the other day
>fat sjw looking clerk talking with a customer that hasn't bought anything and doesn't intend to
>stand patiently and she's still going on with her conversation
>look to the left and there is another clerk just doing nothing
>move in his direction and he finds a reason to be in the back room
Fucking hate this store.
>have to follow rules given by higher up or get fired
>some sperg comes up to me and offers me awkwardly $100 so i give him MGS early
>tell him to fuck off
>week later, game launches
>pretty excited to play game
>same fucking spergs slams his copy of the game on my window
>spoils the entire game
>read his retelling of the story as if I'm the bad guy
Fuck you man.
Then again you would have got a refund months later because they straight out canceled the PS3 and 360 version.
If not he would have probably swindled you into pre ordering a different game.
>walk into gamestop
>want to buy a fighting game
>ask whats a good fighting game for the ps3
>they tell tekken tag tournament 2
>go home and play the game.
>its actually really good
>borderlands 1 just came out
>me and two other friends have it
>3rd friend wants it but too poor
>takes one of our game cases and receipts
>goes to walmart
>just straight up tells them he bought the game and there was no disc inside
>they give him a new one
>Be a teenager celebrating my birthday
>Decide that I'd like to have a copy of Radiant Historia.
>Learn that it had to get a reorder for more units
>Decide to order an used copy and ask to pick it up at my local chain.
>"We don't have it, but we can let you know where we can order it."
>Had decided to pop in a few days later while mom tries on shoes.
>Ask employee about my situation, and ask if he can help
>Employee looks confused, and he decided to do on the spot cleaning of the drawers for holding the games.
>Finds a copy of the game in an black, unmarked DS game container
>He's shocked. And he apologizes for the mix up. He rings me out and wishes me a happy birthday
>Mfw a gamestop employee tried to hide away a copy of a game for himself.
>fuck that place
>go to microplay instead
and it was great until kbtoys left. Then a closer gamestop opened up. Then best buy. Then microplay died. Then compusa died too.
>Go to gamestop to pick up PS4 on launch night
>West Los Angeles, mostly uppity white people and cholos so it's a pretty good mix of people
>One guy standing outside line with small projector around his neck, backpack with speakers, and shirt like pic related.
>Weird guy turns up the volume a little bit every 10 minutes or so
>Projecting "let's play" comps, old game trailers, and other General vidya related cringe as loud as possible at this point.
>doesn't talk to anyone, still not in line.
>9pm comes by and doors open.
>Still not in line, someone asks him to get in line.
>he laughs and says "I play my games on the PC"
>Kid walks away. He didn't buy a ps4, he didn't talk to anyone, he was there for about 2 hours.
Every gamestop has that one or two creepy sperg kid that goes in everyday just to talk and or play the demos. Or an autistic kid that stares at the racks. Every fucking gamestop
Holy crap that is pretty sad. It's like that one guy that put up a projector outside a bar hooked to an NES playing Punch Out by himself. Maybe the bar guy is way sadder.
>tfw I'm the autistic kid that stares at the racks
I only go in every couple weeks to see if they have anything good but it's all so fucking expensive compared to just buying shit from Steam
>(without shopping online)
What's wrong with shopping online? It's not even the future at this point. It's the present which makes game stores like Gamestop almost irrelevant to someone who's heard of AMAZON (eg anyone).
The only time I usually go into a game store is if I'm at a place for an unrelated reason, in which case if I pass by one I may take a look inside.
>with a small projector around his neck
>go to gamestop to preorder muh calladoody
>spend 20 minutes browsing to hide my power level
>girl working at counter
>leave in panic
>be oreo cookie black guy, 19
>2.5 weeks ago
>Walk into gamestop
>blonde qt employee ask if she can help
>see her already reach to grab 2k16 off the shelf
>ask her if they have gamecube controller adapters for wii u
>you play smashbros?
>Wanna say *Of course bitch, what do you think!* "Yeah, do you?
>Make light convo, find out she plays at local tourneys
>Invites me to come with her on saturday
>buy an adapter
>get her number
>She chills at my house every few days and we play smashbros and smoke a little bud, no sex yet, have gotten a handjob
>tfw qt gamestop employee wants the D
If you like 3D fightan, check out Soul Calibur V while you're at it. It has a bit of a different flow than TTT2, but it's still really fun. Also try Street Fighter IV (any version but the original), Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3, and maybe one of the ArcSys fightan games (Blazblue: CP, Xrd, P4AU) if you feel comfortable with games of that speed.
>Go to gamestop
>Wanna preorder Juggernog Edition same day it was announced
>Get in line
>See a bunch of fat neckbeards and dudebros in line
>Every single one of them got the Xbone version
>Guy in front of me gets the last Xbone preorder
>Wanted Xbone version
>Don't have PS4 yet
>Decide fuck it and Preorder PS4 Juggernog
>Next day trade Xbone for PS4
>Employee asks why I traded
>"Not that many good games on the thing"
>Tells me of Halo 5
>"Want some games for the PS4 while you're here?"
>He can't think of any
>Looks at the PS4 rack
>There's no games on the PS4 rack
>go to GameStop to pre-order Fallout 4
>end up getting a Cheeseburger WITH tomatoes
I've never really had any problems with Gamestop. Only twice have I ever even been asked about pre-orders and even then, they didn't really hassle me about it.
The first time, the guy just casually asked if there was anything I wanted to pre-order and didn't push the issue when I told him no. The second time was with a female employee. She snuck a look over her shoulder at another employee who I presume to be her boss, let out a sigh, and then proceeded to ask in a robotic tone like she had a gun to her head if I'd like to pre-order x and then y. After refusing both, she gave me my total and rung me up without further issue.
>Be 16, 2006
>Be such a fucking social recluse that I can perfectly recall the voice of everyone I speak to
>2015 Still dealing with few enough people that I can remember every voice and where I met them
>Some loser is still working at Gamestop nearly 10 years later, lol.
Dolphin mall miami florida has two gamestops, one used to be eb games the other one was Planet X or some stupid shit, both become gamestop, and from what I was told they fucking hate each other for obvious reasons
>Go to midnight SFIV launch in downtown LA
>Black guys bring like 50 forties of King Cobra and Mickey's for everyone waiting in line
>They roll up blunts and pass them around
>Have friendly conversations with everyone in line about Street Fighter and EVO
>Around 11, the employees open up the doors and let people in to play the game on the demo stations with fightsticks
>Black guys provide hilarious running commentary on the matches; one of the wins the mini tournament and gives the prize of a fightstick to some kid since he already had one
Surreal but really fun.
>nearest GS is 400 miles away
Im sorry but as a britfag this is unfathomable, how the fuck can anyone be 400 miles from anything
Unless some bullshit happens the clerks there honestly don't give a shit about you.
I walked in, bought $30 of Runescape cards, and left with literally no problems. The guy at the counter probably doesn't even remember me.
>walk into gamestop
>can't find game
>ask employee if they carry it
>employee apologizes and says they do not currently have it
>calls nearby Gamestop to see if they do
>they do, tells them to hold it for me
>thank him and leave
>Go to fucking gamestop forever ago, can't remember what I was buying
>Cute girl working the register
>As she's ringing me up she's going through the usual shit, would you like to preorder x or y, ect
>We actually have a program going on right now, would you like to sign up for a gamestop credit card?
>It's a credit card that earns you points at gamestop and-
>Just interrupt her while half laughing, tell her I don't want a video game based credit card
>Gives me the dirtiest look
I'm guessing she's just used to betas signing up as soon as she recommends it, I'm sure she gets a commission for it too.
No, she gave you a dirty look because she's fucking required to ask you about the card, and you were an ass about something she's required to do, faggot.
I work retail part time. Part of our job is to open credit cards. 99% of people (aka the non autists) just say no or no thanks.
Usually after 10 years the expectation is that you would have evolved from retail, unless you're a manager or something. If after 10+ years you're still a cashier or stockboy or something that means you've hit a dead end. Still better than being flat out unemployed though.
Hey whatever works for you man
I'm sorry I thought it was funny that a credit card exists solely for the purpose of getting you points to spend at gamestop. I wasn't laughing at her, I was laughing at the idea of pulling out a gamestop credit card whenever I make a purchase somewhere
I worked a shitty grocery store job a few years back, we got like $8 a pop for signing people up for a store credit card, I just assumed it worked the same way.
>Order game off of amazon
>Doesn't arrive the time they estimated it to
>Go on customer service to get a refund
>"Alright, no problem. Sorry it's taking so long, we'll try better next time."
>"Thanks, what do I do if it eventually arrives?"
>"enjoy your free game :)"
He probably though you were going to spoil it you fucking autist.
>Go to gamestop in Japanese part of Los Angeles hoping to find some imports.
>Leave with 911 roll and some sticky rice.
>No PS4 games LOL!
>go to local gamestop with my brother
>I'm looking around and my brother comes up to me
>one of the employees comes up to us and hands a game to my brother
>its bioshock infinite
>I say "oh I wouldn't waste your money on that it wasn't very good, also I think its free on ps+ right now"
>The employee over hears and says "WAIT, you didn't like Bioshock Infinite? Why not?"
>The guy is a total scrub, 25, spiked hair and a manlet
>I say "Not really, the combat was really bland"
>"Ok the gameplay wasn't very good but the STORY was so epic"
>"I didn't really care for the story"
>"OH... I GET IT YEAH... AHA YOU JUST DIDN'T UNDERSTAND, YEAH I DIDN'T GET AT FIRST EITHER"
>"oh yeah maybe..."
>was playing wow, wanted to try new mmo
>aion loooks fun lol.jpg
>go to gamestop to place $5 down and get beta code
>first time pre ordering an mmo
>ask cashier if im able to cancel my pre order if i have already used the beta code
>sperg employee gets visibly upset, states that I could do that, but if I did, I would be a "douche" and he would not sell the game to me
>pay my $5, get my beta code and leave
>call his general manager the next day
>general manager apologizes profusely and mails me a $25 gift card
>sign up for beta and cancel my pre order
>mfw I never saw that employee at that gamestop again
Had a similar experience with Amazon. Only in my case, UPS had it listed as delivered. Called Amazon, and they sent me another free of charge. The original mysteriously showed up on my doorstep a week later.
The employees really do get fucking flustered when you cancel preorders. I had an xbone preordered, and I canceled it when I saw all the bullshit they were wanting to launch it with. Dude was visibly upset and tried convincing me to keep the order. I think they get blamed or some shit for it
>walk into GameStop to check out the stands for the next gen consoles and feel the controllers
>overhear the employees talking about Star Wars Black Series
>kind of want to jump in but don't want to look like a manchild weirdo more than I already do
>remember I'm a sperg with poor conversational skills anyway
>hanging out in gamestops
>thinking you should simply get free stuff
>trying to bribe people into illegal
>taking days off to play vidya
>just returning to be a giant asshole like you're proving how superior you are
Of all of /v/ you are probably the saddest autist.
The system at gamestop is, from what I can tell, quite similar to Best Buy (which I actually worked for) and even worse. There are zero incentives for the employees to make sales or sell pre-orders, but if they don't, then they are considered to not be doing their job. Even returning something to them can hurt them in the long run.
I had another Gamestop experience the other day. My Xbone took a shit on me and I traded it in to buy a new one. I ended up grabbing the Halo 5 edition since it was the only good one out, but the holiday bundle came out two days later. I didn't open it and returned it to a different gamestop to get the $100 cheaper version with 32 games. The guy was all flustered and kept telling me how cool he thought the Halo Xbone was. I explained to him that I'd rather have games, save money and could give a fuck less how the aesthetics are. He felt the need to tell me how big of a Halo fan he is and how cool the Xbox really was.
Gamestop used to be neckbearded, elite faggots who think they know everything about video games and felt the need to give you their opinion on everything. Now their employees are all 6/10 chicks and hipster faggot skinny emo boys with Assassin's Creed and Zelda tattoos who feel the need to meme you and tell you about how great every AAA platform is.
>go to gamestop
>looking for cheap DS games
>get Hotel Dusk and Trauma Center for $2 total
Things went better than expected
>head to gamestop for WiiU release
>drank a ton of red bulls to stay up this late
>have to pee really bad
>raise my hand to get the GS employees attention
>"can I help you?"
>tell her I need to pee really bad
>"um there are no bathrooms here open tonight"
>squeeze my legs together and try to hold it as best I can
>30 minutes later slowly begin to piss myself
>black guy behind me yells out "OH SHIT NIGGA"
>everyone stares at me while im pissing myself
>gamestop employee comes and pulls me out of line
>gives me a used diaper to wear while my cargo shorts dry out
>get my wiiu and have to bike home in a used diaper
>realize I forgot to buy any games for it
>fall asleep crying
My area actually had 2 Gamestop's in the mall until 2 years ago, and there's still what was the third one not even a quarter mile away.
I lived across my state for a while 5 years back and the situation was the same, 3 fucking Gamestops. When they're that close, they usually all treat the other two as backup warehouses. They'll never have what you want, but the other two stores will each have 5+ copies, it's bullshit.
GS employee here. Basically, we have percentages for how we do on everything, both daily and weekly. These percentages can go into the negatives. If we haven't gotten any pre-orders in a day, and someone comes in and cancels one, we now have a negative pre-order percent for the day. Same goes for sales. Returns can put us in the negative. Trade is different. Most of the time, if you cancel/return shit at the end of the day, nobody will care because they already hit their goals. But if you do that in the morning, it can potentially fuck us up for the rest of the day. Some employees, like myself, really don't give a shit. Hell, i don't even ask that shit, I just ring people out and give them my opinion if they ask. But some people are super try-hard about it and want to kiss managerial ass. It also depends on how much the manager cares. Mine doesn't. As long as the story itself isn't in the red for the day, he doesn't care how we do individually, or how I deal with customers.
>staring at the racks
It's called browsing you fucking retard. Ever thought maybe it's someone actually looking at the games to see what options you have, but deciding none of them are worth buying?
You can do this at a lot of stores, anon. If you ever have a broken controller, it works flawlessly so long as it's still a thing that's made. Always know the return policy to places you frequent.
Not him, but I'm an employee, and people who do this shit are fucking obnoxious. It's not a fuckin' library. Half the time, they don't even acknowledge that someone is behind the counter. They just bee-line to console they have, look for 10 minutes, and leave. If someone says "Hi," you should probably at least fucking look at them.
Actual true story here:
>at game stop for Halo 5 midnight release
>Not too many people in the store, as opposed to back in the Fay when Halo 2/3 launched
>go to counter to get my group number for the release
>get asked about is I want the Req bundle with my order
>I say I'm fine
>get asked if I'm sure, told it will give me an edge in multiplayer
>explain that that's not even true and that all items used from req packs are for war zone only and even then have to be earned. Also, I can always get them in game
>Pic related comes in with his Dad
>goes to get their group number
>get asked same thing
>manager looks right at the kid and says "yeah, if you're a fan, you'll want this"
>want to intervene but I realize the Dad would probably still get it because he let his kid come here dressed like that after all
>Another kid, older this time, probably 15 comes in
>gets asked the same thing
>I bite my tounge
>kid seems really shy, says "nah... I don't think I need it..."
>manager: "Are you sure? Don't you want the advantage going into multiplayer?"
>"well, it's not like I need it now right?"
>manager: "well, technically no but you'll be at a big disadvantage to all the people that have it"
>"..........well, I guess..."
>This kid's Dad has no idea that the Req's can be earned in game and that they don't actually give you a leg up on other people, starts to pull out his wallet
>finally I chime in
>me: "You really don't need it if you don't want it. You can earn all that stuff in game, without paying real money."
>The Dad looks at me then the manager. "Really?"
>Me: "Yeah, I'm a long time fan of the series and I can 100% guarantee you, you can eatn it all in-game, and it doesn't give you an advantage"
>The Dad says thank you
>afterward, I'm approached and told to leave
>say I'm just here to get my game I played for, then I don't plan on ever coming back
>asked to leave again, but at that point it's midnight and I'm first in line. Take my game and walk out
Never going back. Ever
More often than you think.
Even here in the UK. My local shopping centre used to have both a GAME and a GameStation (owned by the same people) basically right next to each other.
>tfw ive done this once or twice
I was just looking for something interesting and cheap, anon.
>it isnt a library
No, it's a fucking store you mong and I was browsing the merchandise.
That's not the point of browsing you retard. They aren't looking for a specific thing, they're looking at what's there to see if there's anything they like. As long as they say "Just browsing, thanks" when an employee asks if they can help you, then that should be it. Let people take the fucking time to decide on whether they want to make a purchase.
>As long as they say "Just browsing, thanks" when an employee asks if they can help you, then that should be it.
>Half the time, they don't even acknowledge that someone is behind the counter. They just bee-line to console they have, look for 10 minutes, and leave. If someone says "Hi," you should probably at least fucking look at them.
Yes, but the original statement was just about people who take time to look at the racks at all. The people who don't acknowledge you, yes, they should be executed. But if you're going to be an ass to someone who's just browsing and try to force them to make a decision early , you should be executed as well.
This actually happened to us once by accident:
>with little brother years ago
>he buys Elite Beat Agents
>Upon leaving, we take copy out and open it, see no disc
>I go in and get the right one
>in car, open bag of our loot, see two copies of the game
>confused, realised one was the display case for the game which had fallen into the bag before, which we thought was the empty one
>We now have two copies of the game while only paying for one
>Go back to GameStop, explain the mistake, and give them the game back
>little brother whines that this is stupid, but I explain that we are not criminal scum
>feel good doing the right thing
That's not true. They sell old games over the register and they get shipped to your house. Source; I work at GS. We only destroy games with cracks in the disc or games that are scratched beyond repair.
Actually he wanted me to keep the other copy so I could play it, rather than borrow from him or buy my own copy later. So it was a "Why would you say no to something free" moment for him, because he couldn't comprehend that I can't stand filthy thieves.
>work for GameStop last summer
>some teen goes in, grabs a couple of PS3 games.
>he pays for it and leaves.
>comes back and buys another couple games
>repeat untill end of summer.
I wonder if he ever completed those games.
>Atelier Rorona Plus $9.99 used
>12.50 after shipping and coupon code
>Get regular Atelier Rorona with a Rorona Plus sticker
>Gamestop support will mail out the correct one and I can keep regular Rorona.
>Mortal Kombat X producer or director whatever comes to Mexico to show MKX
>Cutie grill cosplaying as Jason
>She ask me if i wanna play MKX with her
>Tacos fell out of my pocket
>I just wanted to buy Omega Quintet
This was the event:
Some gamestop or similar stores have used sections where you can strike gold. Still cheaper to buy online but in a physical store you can browse, pick up a game you hadnt even thought of getting and play it the same evening. Then again I'm a sucker for browsing second hand books and movies as well.
>looking for a new GameCube since my old one broke
>go to 5 different gamestops
>each time it went the same way
>"excuse me, do you guys carry game cubes here?"
>"no" employee then walks away like they're so busy
I swear to god each of the gamestops i went to it went down just like that
>finally get to one where the guy says he can order one online and just have it shipped to my house
>"np man, enjoy your day"
I fucking hate GameStop with my heart everyone always acts like a fucking dick, it's so hard to find one nice cashier m
We have this thing called Web-In-Store. It's basically ordering from the warehouse. You have to come in to a store do it, but you can have stuff shipped straight to your house or to a store for pick-up if that's easier. We added retro games a few months ago. There's also merchandise like statues and shit, too. It's worth looking into if you ever find yourself in a GS and nobody else is there. Provided the employees are willing to let you ask a thousand questions.
looking forward to listening to this
i feel bad for all the teenagers who aspire to work at GameStop for a part-time job or something, thinking that it actually involves video games and it's not just a shitty retail job
>walk into gamestop with an xbox 360 + kinect I got in a craigslist trade for my shitty second-hand graphics card worth maybe 40 bucks
>some nervous rail-thin guy is working there
>he starts talking to me, feel like the guy could use a friend
>hang around a little after getting my store credit, pick up Demon's Souls for PS3 for like 15 bucks, just talking about souls games with him and shit
>come back the next day 'cause the disc was fucked up
>pretty cool guy, gives me a 5 dollar coupon code for the trouble
>watching news next week in boxers while cooking breakfast
>local 20something was found dead inside his home
>appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound
>find out it's gamestop bro
>feel really sad
I wish I'd asked if he wanted to swap PSNs or something.
>be manager at gamestop
>relatively nice area with some pretty cool customers
>one guy is trying to haggle his way to getting MGSV a week early
>play tough in front of my employees to show that they can't allow this to happen
>also because its fucking illegal
>tell him he has to wait like everyone else because hes not special
>see him outside again a week later
>smashes MGSV against the glass window with a retarded as look on his face
>open the glass door and ask him hows the game
>screams the ending right in my face
>other customers hear it too
>have to cancel a bunch of pre-orders that day
>supervisor asks me what happened with all the pre-orders
>tell him and I get fired
So instead of making it a self-service interface for online use, they make customers walk into a GameStop location and have an employee stop literally everything to see if their warehouses have any copies of BattleToads?
Skip to like 7 minutes. The first few minutes is me talking about the work environment and my personal policies in general.
Part 2 cuts away all the fat and I even answer questions from people.
>walk into Gamestop
>see they have Persona Q, ask if they have any special editions left over because muh tarot cards
>Cashier checks the system and says no, I'm surprised because weebshit doesn't usually sell out around here and they're bound to have some extra preorders
>Grab a copy of EOU2 instead
>It's bretty gud
> Be britfag.
> Go to America on holiday.
> Find gamestop.
> "how bad could it possibly be?"
> Some faggy little hipster at the desk.
> qt15 patrolling the store.
> Disregard old psp games, aquire dat ass.
> Fifteen minutes later, i'm helping her 'find a game' in the back.
> Came inside, no fucks given.
> Leave back with game, lock eyes with the fag who was working the counter.
> "You can't be here"
> "I was just giving your friend a hand."
> She emerges, buckling up her belt, looking a bit like her jimmies had been rustled.
> He becomes very silent, forcing a nervous smile.
> "I see you've met my boyfriend, Anon."
You can actually use the points to get the paid one for free now. It's pretty much the only time I tell people to get the PRO card, because it literally costs them nothing. My numbers are shit.
Can confirm, worked for GS back in 2007 to 2009ish. If you don't personally sell enough pre-orders or GameInformer subscriptions, your hours will begin to be cut back until you're only coming in one or two days a week.
Data tracking for better advertisement as well. If someone wanted to, they could fuck with GameStop's servers to get some pretty serious info on you.
But that's the same for literally everything so meh
>see her already reach to grab 2k16 off the shelf
and... i'm dead
I do it too. Niggers almost only come in for that game. Same with huehues and Fifa. The only issue is now that WWE 2k16 came out. They say "2k16," I'll start reaching for NBA, and they'll say they mean WWE, and then give me a look like I just told them to pick cotton. Sorry, maybe you should fucking specify.
>looking for job for holidays
>get job at FUCKING GAMESTOP
>spend an hour and a half to get my information registered because the systems are crap
>work for 6 hours, make about 50 bucks
>manager says he'll call me back when he has a schedule for me
>2 weeks later
>no call back
>now i gotta find another holiday job when all the places have already hired their holiday staff
>get a call at like 7am
>"hey you think you can come in the day before and after thanksgiving to work from open to close?"
>"possibly, will i be 'needing me' anytime before the week before and after christmas?."
>"im not sure, but i'll be sure to call you if i do"
My facebook that I post on maybe six times a year also has a lot of info. The same info on my stupid card, minus 'this nigga buys almost every type of game except racing and fighting'.
I always pay cash, so.
>go to gamestop to buy game
>3 employees try to get me to buy all this stuff I don't want
>Just say "no, thank you"
>trying so hard it is almost funny
>after what seems like 20 mins I am free
>realize I was practically gang raped by gamestop employees
>no means no
the game was meh
>tfw you were raped by gamestop and the game wasn't even that good
I worked at the same place for 5 years. I was working through school though and left after graduation. Don't know what this guys deal is
>gf gets a job at gs
>go to pick her up
>asks if I wanna come in to get a slice of left over pizza they bought
>There's like 20 chinese kids hoping all over the place being loud as fuck
>turned around and left
Why the fuck do people feel the need to take all of their fucking kids to the stores. Just ask them what they want and leave them at home. .
Haha fuck off. You're being paid to sit behind the counter and help the customer if needed. If the customer wants to look around on their own that's their choice. You work to make our shopping experience better, not the other way around.
>Work at gamestop
>Customer browses the PC section
>I go and ask if he needs help
>"Yeah hey what can you tell me about this game here?"
>FUCKING elder scrolls online
>Tell him about the game as honestly as i can.
>"oh damn really? Well anything else you could recommend?"
>Leaves with Fallout new vegas and Metro redux for PC
I love to work at my store. Yes we are supposed to sell sell sell but i'm not going to bullshitcustomers into buying something even if it's more money for us.
Would hate to work in americas gamestop :^)
>explain why a male costume support worker is doing his job
>"lol ok based anon you are right"
>explain why a feminine costume suppot worker is doing her job
>"LOL WHITE KNIGHT GAS THE JEWS WTF DUDE"
Sometimes I think feminism has a reason for existing today. You people make me believe that. Do you all have mommy issues or what? Why do you hate women so much?
>Pick up game from gamestop
>One of those big cardboard special edition bullshit with the OST or something, and the game in the case inside
>There's no game case inside
>Just the OST and artbook
>Head back there
>"Dude, I'm pretty sure I gave you a sealed copy haha."
>Argue with this fucker for like five minutes
>Shake the case a bit in the process, the fucking game falls out without the case
>"Look man there's your game haha"
>Ask if I could get a case for the game
>"Sure, just let me gut one of these other unsealed ones"
>Ask why doesn't he just give me one of the sealed ones and use this one as a display
On that note, why do they gut almost every fucking copy of games they have? Why not gut one and then leave all the others sealed? And what's the point of putting a fucking sticker over the opening point of the case to "seal" it when it's already been gutted?
>Go to FUCKING GAMESTOP to buy game
>Go to counter to pay for game
>Fat, but very nice, manager tells me the list of Wii U pre-orders
>"There's Bayonetta 2 if you're into that sort of thing."
>Pick up on that comment, pre-order it even though I wasn't interested in it
>Turns out I was into that sort of thing
Great listen, anon, thanks for that. You sound like a swell guy.
>be dirty br
>went for road trip in south US, last stop was miami
>went to gamestop in a huge ass mall in fort lauderdale (cant remember name), had my black mesa shirt on
>it was feb 12th, just a day before new 3ds and majora's mask 3d was out
>"hey, you got any of those for tomorrow?"
>"nope, only some preorders, but i know many of those wont come to get it tomorrow, and we'll get a restock 2 days after that"
>i was going back to brazil a day before they would get restocks
>"but hey, if you come really early, i'll hold on to one of both for you, but i cant really hold it for long"
>tell him i'll be there as soon as they open
>next they, i was there, along with another pretty cool girl
>the manager comes and asks "hey, are you the guy that came yesterday with a black mesa shirt?"
>y-yes, i am
>"i've been told you were looking for a n3ds, you did come really early, we got one for you"
>pay for it, manager saw my huge smile
>"never have i seen a 22-yo guy with such glee in his face"
>start chatting, notice her necklace has a really nice pikachu made of perler beads
>"oh, this? a customer made it for me."
>"hmm, i wish i could give you this, but i cant, but here, have this pin from mh4, this is supposed to be for people with that membershio card, but here you go!"
they've made a dirty br really happy
after i paid for the 3ds, i just bought like 5-6 games because fucking gamestop
i dont remember your names, but your great deeds will not be forgotten
>walked into gamestop 2 days ago to get halo 5
>ended up talking to the manager about forza 6 for like 45 min
>offered me a job right there for the season.
>already work at a gas station but only get 25 hours a week 12 bucks an hour is nice tho.
>decided to take it because why not
>gave me an 8 hour shift the next day
>we ended up doing nothing all day besides helping random customers and talking about video games, i could not do shit cause it took the whole shift for corporate to get me into the system again(worked as a seasonal 4 years ago)
> got sushi for lunch and ended up going on a rant on micro transaction and how the industry is getting lazier and lazier
>allows me to buy the new pokemon tcg set 2 days early
>asked me to do 2 more 8 hour shifts this week
Best manager ive come across and best first day as well, hopefully your experience will get better.
Not a GS employee but I get where your coming from
I work as a chashier and I make sure I answer the customers question until they fully understand
Assuming they dont act rude and annoy me .
>go in to buy some shit CoD game for brother
>brother comes with me because muh preorder
>hands me the money, as wage-slave girl looks smug
>tells me I can't buy the game for a minor
>Your friend's parents can come and get it
>tell her he is of the same blood
>fucking give him the game he paid for, cunt
Fucking GameStop, I swear. I was like 17 at the time, but now in my wiser years, I'd chew her out, if you know what I mean.
>Go to GameStop
>felt in the mood to buy some e-shop cards because Pokemon Shuffle
>inb4 "WOWOWOW U MENTIONED POKEMON BACK TO >>>/vp/ FAG"
>tries to figure out which card I want...
>"Excuse me sir, do you need any help?"
>selects the good ol' twenty
>brings it up to the counter
>same guy who asks if I needed help offers the damn thing for free
>"Just between you and me, I'd rather see this place burn to the ground along with everyone inside. Excluding you of course."
>ow the edge
>he scans the card and hands it back to me
>go into Gamestop
>pick up a used game
>go to counter
>muslim fucker behind the counter
>he gave me a new copy instead of the used i was to buy
>had to pay 11 dollars extra
>Meijer running a special, get $50 gift card to Gamestop for effectively $30.
>Get it, go to Gamestop to get Amazon Kindle Card for Amazon bucks
>Couple of dude bros in there
>They're looking at Assassin's Creed
>Dudebro A keeps hyping it as the best one ever
>Get card, go to check out
>Dudebro B asks girl how much the XBONE Elite costs because it has the best controller ever made
>Pay for card, leave store
>As I go to my car, dudebros are screaming that they got it and are excited as fuck
Man I wish I could be that happy.
>be at a quiznos before they turned to shit
>honey bacon club for fatty
>see gamestop next door
>say what the fuck, the rumors must be fake
>the most ridiculous d&d stereotype working counter
>he's fat, long black hair in a ponytail, fucking bracelets, gross pock-marked face
>Telling some kid why a game is shit and mainstream
>do a 360° turn and walk away
>order RvB collection off roosterteeth (this was years ago i'm less cancerous now i swear)
>don't notice that I put wrong zip code
>wonder why i'm not getting package
>notice my error, cancel it and tell them about it.
>ok we'll just mail you another so that you don't have to wait until we receive it
>new package arrives on time
>second rvb collection (the one i originally ordered) arrives a few days later
>still have both gathering dust
FUCKING UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE
It's called being polite. If someone says "Hi" to you, you say "Hi" back. They aren't outright demanding a conversation. If you can't do proper fucking etiquette then you should be branded as too stupid to function in proper society and executed or at least forced into slave labor, yes..
>Walk into GameStop-like shop.
>I preordered a game
>The bonus was a little keychain kek
>"i'm sorry, we don't have those in stock"
>Manager gives me 3 keychains from other preorders and a little giratina figure"
It was nice !
>the day before little bro's birthday
>go to GameStop to get him a game
>two kids outside staring inside
>one of them has a plastic fedora
>he turns and notices me
"HEY MAN COULD YOU DO US A SOLID AND BUY US A PS4"
>ask why don't they buy it if they want it
"IT COSTS TOO MUCH"
>walk inside and buy Splatoon for little brother
>dude at the counter smiles a little
"Did those kids give you a hard time?"
>tell him no and leave
>go to sell my Xbox 360 and all other shit with it
>they don't want the actual console
>tell me cords is only thing worth selling other than the games and controller.
>ask employee what to do with Xbox
>"You can sell it on eBay for spare parts. Or I can just throw it in the dumpster for you."
I'm still confused why they didn't want it.
Fuck, I wish I would live in an undeveloped country so I would get free stuff.
Every time I order something from Amazon, I get it 2 days later, well packaged, no dents and friendly delivery guy asking to sign.
my mall has a gamestop in it and one in a plaza right around the corner.
there's a subway in the walmart, and another in the 7 eleven down the street.
there's a brick and mortar starbucks, and another one in the target right down the block.
all of these are within a two blocks of each other. sorry the map looks edited i had to piece snapshots of the results together.
>go to local gamestop
>looked up the trade in values of my games before hand knowing that they vary
>assemble good candidates that I don't play anymore
>browse for what I want
>check out and get game for next to nothing with trade ins, points in my rewards account for a 10% off coupon
>too poor to afford MGSV
>go to a gamestop thread for humorous postings
>get spoilered in the place i least expect it
it's my own fault this happened
Same. I buy lots of shit online but I like popping into an actual shop, and, you know, shopping. I love finding shit in the ~$3 bins that I never would have played otherwise. They usually have like 20 Alpha Protocol at mine, I think I'll get one next time.
>be native american person in Montana
>go to gamestop
>'yes i want to buy scalping simulator 3 please'
>guy gives me a look
>scans my 20 dollar bill to see if it's a fake
>asks for my ID
>goes to the back to ask his manager what to do
>finally lets me buy the game after 20 minutes of waiting
>as I go to leave the manager starts to apologize profusely
>shake my head at the white man
>open the door
>get on the floor
>everybody walk the dinosaur
>buy gamecube RE3 off amazon
>comes in, only in dvd case, no cover sheet
>return it for refund
>weeks later try again, this time on ebay
>get one of the cheapest ones, pic is a little blurry but looks fine enough, has cover
>comes in, it's a fucking dvd case with a printed out cover on a piece of paper
>go to message guy on ebay
>realize his name is almost the same as the guy on amazon, just different numbers, check packages and realize it was indeed the same dude
>ask for refund
>never get a response
What's funny is that the people who have legit FUCKING GAMESTOP stories that they want to sperg over ARE those autistic neckbeard manchildren. The ones that want to awkwardly chat with the clerks about stupid bullshit that they're expected to know for some reason.
Then those neckbeards get on /v/ and go
>TH-THEY AREN'T EVEN REAL GAMING ENTHUSIASTS, THEY DON'T APPRECIATE THE MEDIUM
I like that it lets me pay for it with my trade-in credit as soon as it's available and even just pay $5 on it every few days until it comes out. Basically lets you finance your habit with your random pocket change, so when it comes out you just walk in and get it.
Also Midnight Launch is
>go into FUCKING GameStop
>get asked if I need any help
>"no thanks, I'm fine."
>pick out a game
>take game to counter
>pay for game with legal tender
>leave and go home
FUCKING GAMESTOP REEEEEEEEE
kek, when I buy games I always pretend to be less hyped than I actually am and sometimes even pretend to know less about the game than I actually do lol. I don't give a fuck how much of an enthusiast the person behind the counter is I just want my game.
My local one here in Texas is usually clean and organized. Only time it's a mess is before a series of back-to-back huge launches when there's shit stacked on shit, just a hurricane aftermath of merch, stacks of games on the counter from a million buttfucks trading in their collections for the new whatever, and a bunch of new standees cluttering the floor near the fucked-up shelves that nobody has time to fix.
They honestly don't have enough people on duty during those times to deal with the workload. It takes them so long to process huge trades sometimes that everything else in the store goes unattended until EOD.
Before some launches you can see the poor guys trying to process 20+ traded in games which takes FOREVER while the queue of people with more trades piles up.
>walk into gamestop to buy n3ds
>Now, I assume you want a warranty on this, right anon?
>uh okay, I'll take the 1 year warranty
>mom: why did you buy a warranty, you're supposed to say no to any additional offers
>go to see if they have anything interesting
>they have the special editon alien isolation
>elite sniper 3 collecters for the same price
>some dude and his gf are next to me
>dudebro tells me that those 2 werent that great
>gamestop employee comes
>really fat, face was sweaty and looked like it was melting
>starts telling me about how he got alien for free and explains the first part
>him and dudebro start talking abkut how it was shit
>i ask about the horror to see if its legit scary
>both of em look at me weird
>dudebro starts taljing about bloodborne and how its shit
>gamestop dude starts saying he hated how repetitive it is
>both of em are saying its hard etc
>tried my hardest to not say git gud
>grab aliens and a fallout funko
>Apparently they didnt have any copies of it
>go into my smartass business mode
>"well maybe you should check your stock better before putting out merch"
>looks at me
Im just gonna buy online
Some people ramble whole plots off like that, you have to tell them to shut the fuck up. I swear /v/ has actual autism since they never seem to be able to tell people to stop talking or decline offers in these stories.
It's as simple as
>HEY, I haven't played it, stop.
But social anxiety turns that into a mountain to climb I guess
That used to be true but almost no retail stores promote from within now. The whole "work your way up" ideology is a relic from before the Baby Boomers fucked it up for everyone.
Now you work forever in your position and they bring collegiate newbies in to manage you who don't know what they're doing. When I worked at Target they hired a fucking Botanist or some shit to manage the back room. He was just as green as any other newbie faggot and had no management experience or backroom experience. But BOY HOWDY could he diagnose tree diseases.
That's retail now. It's not always impossible to get promoted, but it's sure as hell not the norm.
Look up your fucking trade-in values before you even go, goddamn. The price you get for your stuff is determined entirely by how many of it they have, so naturally they'll have a lot since they're a big company.
People just seem to think that they should get whatever they want for their games. They have a value based on their availability.
I mean i guess this relates to me
>be me used to take my now exgf to get nintendo shit at gamestop
>would talk to workers as im usually a friendly guy and they were never busy when we went
>1 worker is pretty cute chick but shes 6 years older than me
>break up with gf later on in year because she was fucking idiot
>turns out gf went up to gamestop and made a scene about me breaking up with her
>never return to gamestop because fuck that noise
>later that month go to phone store and that gamestop chick was working there
>was buying new phone and she put number in my phone saying we should hang out
Nothing happened from it because I don't understand how to interact with girls that are interested in me but was very cool to have happen.
you should have hit her up and hung out you fucking loser. she knew you used to go and buy Nintendo shit so she was already expecting you to be a pathetic loser, you didn't have much to live up to.
>browsing powerup rewards
>don't find anything I want
>close the site, go about my day
>get an email
>>thank you for redeeming 15,000 points to renew your membership with us!
>my membership still had 2 months before expiring
>FUCKING GAMESTOP this has to be a mistake
>go to FUCKING Gamestop a week later
>ask the dude about it
>he says it's not possible for it to automatically renew my membership using points
>FF a couple months later
>preorder DBZ Xenoverse
>gamestop exclusive is that you get a cool metallic case
>go to store and pick it up
>case only for ps4/xbone version
>take the game anyway cause don't have ps4/xbone and want to play it
Happened to me this morning
>Check website for physical versions of Wildstar
>Says nearby store has it in stock
>Head to FUCKING GameStop
>Ask for the game
>They don't have any, it was a mistake on their site
>Say thanks anyway and I leave
>wanting a physical copy of wildstar
>wanting a digital copy of wildstar
>spend hundreds of dollars at shitstop over the course of ~5 years
>didnt buy anything last year so all those points got deleted because I was waiting for something actually fucking decent to be up
I shoulda blew them all on some retarded lottery for doomhammer or some shit
not gamespot but this happened at Target
>few months ago
>look at the games section in target because why not.
>see Alien Isolation on sale from $60 to $30, in AU even $60 is a good price for a game
>grab the only copy/case left on the shelf and take it to counter
>guy goes out back to get the disc
>and wait some more...
>15 fucking minutes go buy
>guy comes back out with nothing and says "sorry I can't find it"
>I'm just like "fuck me....... righto.. thanks for nothing and wasting my fucking time.."
if you don't have a fucking game, maybe don't advertise it as on sale hmm?
Uh, you can take your game back any time, I let them check my trade values before hand every time and they've never given me shit for it. He was either trying to push you around or didn't know what he was doing.
It isn't Gamestop's fault that you aren't in control of your own life.
>Work at Gamestop
>See children trade in games that they will eventually miss
>Upsell games I fucking hate like Halo 5
>Still better than selling blinds at Lowe's
>No it's not cause they give me shit hours and low pay
I have worked in a few retail stores including Gamestop.
What the fuck are you even going on about? Your job and my job is to help people if they need help. If they don't want any and just want to look around the store killing time. WHO THE FUCK CARES? (besides management of course)
I have done the exact same thing. If they don't acknowledge you back it does irk a little bit and no one who hasn't worked retail wouldn't understand but still it's not a big fucking deal. Why don't you get a job at a big boy retail store where you actually do something all day. Honestly Gamestop was so boring. I don't see how people can do the job.
>Cancel my Fallout 4 preorder at FUCKING GAMESTOP
>Fat autist overhears and drops what he's doing on that headphone station and asks why
>Tell him the graphics aren't up to snuff and the dialogue wheel is garbage
>"it's gonna be game of the year though"
>"if you say so"
>turn around and tell the girl at the desk I'd rather preorder Blops 3
>hear the guy do I kinda sarcastic laugh/sigh
>before I leave, say: "isn't it sad Call of Duty looks more appealing than Fallout?"
>gets visibly annoyed as I walk out
>girl behind the counter says "Tommy are you gonna buy something or are you harass people about games all day?"
>go in to local eb games before it was bought out by gamestop
>come up about $1.50 short at the register
>cashier takes the change out of his fucking pocket and pays the rest
>wind up talking to him every time i go there
>we talk about guns, he said he owned a walther pkk
>looked around as if to make sure he didn't say it too loud, because that isn't normally something you mention at work
>was a genuinely alright person
>his name was john, i think
They try that type of shit on me at EB games with shit like "do you want the strategy guide with it?, do you want scratch protection warrenty?" I'm just like dude no, just want the game.. for fucks sakes. they rang offering to upgrade my pre order once (I've pre ordered like twice ever) but I accepted cause it wasn't much more money and I wanted the steel case.
>walk into GameStop
>ask for Nier
>no we don't have that one ma'am but we can order it in from a location 300 miles away
>wait 2 days
>walk into Gamestop
>game was only 13 dollars, complete and in perfect shape
>go to gamestop
>walk right up to counter
>say want to do two preorders
>guy looks visibly aroused
>cod hard and digimon
>all out of cod
>get digimon but took literally 2 minutes for him to look up
>just order cod off their website
>one day shipping
>no overnight or whatever the fuck it is option
>wording is kinda fuckey mentioning both overnight and one day options
>90% sure gonna have to wait till tuesday next week
how long is it gonna be /v/?
It sounds to me like it's YOU that's the obnoxious fucktard. I'd love you to have a problem with me browsing the rack deciding what I wanted to buy. tell you now it would end with me doing my business elsewhere from then on.
>Walk into gamestop
>Recognize the cashier as my ex's new bf
>I only know this from creeping on fb
>He kind of looks at me funny and resumes
>Decide to look like a big shot
>Pre order and prepay 400 dollars worth of shit
>Buy 130 dollars worth of shit
>"Hey you're going out with Anon huh?"
>"Uhhh yeah.. who are you?"
>"I'm her ex"
>(I became her abusive ex after she became a tumblerina and decided not letting her hang out with guys having anal sex, rough sex and letting her deep throat my dick till i came in her throat while we were together was rape)
>"Oh you're him"
>Most fucked up look anyone has ever given me
>I can't even fathom the bullshit she made up
>I'm trying not to bust up laughing
>"Yeah tell her I said hi"
>Go back every once in a while just to let my presence be known
>They break up
>Gamestop is boring again
can confirm as well
>super slow day
>corporate says I'm not doing my job
>tell them to look up the cameras in our store
>Modern Warfare 2 midnight release
>in a seedy part of town
>destroyed previous year's sales
>over 45k in cash in the safe
>wait 30 minutes after last person comes in (almost 2am) before closing
>next day get a first and final warning because someone said that they didn't get their order last night
>Go to gamestop back in 2012, browsing the spines of PSP shelf
>spot Lunar Silver Star Harmony
>box says new
>nearly drop spaghetti
>calmly take the game to the register and smile awkwardly
>"uhh, I'd like this one, p-please"
>proceeds to ring me up
>knees buckle as he pulls out a brand new copy still sealed and doesn't give me the gutted copy
>spaghetti is piled around my feet
>shakily hand him my cash
>tries to hand me change and I drop it all over the counter
>he chuckles and says not a problem, have a good day
>try to walk calmly out of the store, hiding my giddy smile
>half an hour later...
>get home, run to my room, and dig out my Darth Vader edition PSP
>boot up, open game, pop UMD in
>suddenly PSP is broken, no sound, doesn't read any UMDs
>Some years ago, Resident Evil 5 just came out
>read it's shit but I'm a RE fan so I want to play it
>grill in the counter is kind of cute
>I've already rented the game like 5 times, still don't know if I want to buy it
>grill ask me how is the game
>tell her it's ok but the AI is retarded and uses all the bullets
>spagetti starts flying out of my pockets
>I even made a gun with my fingers
>quickly tell her I have to go
>maybe another time I'll have to balls to ask her out
>go next month and the store has closed
FUCKING GAME STOP
>>I do love star wars, and I'm saddened by what has happened to it. It started with the prequels, and now we're here.
holy shit reddit the post did you tip well at least fag, i mean yeah the prequels are shit but conversing with an employee about something
he gives 0 fucks about its really cringe
>walk into GAME STOP
>looking for obscure psp game that I doubt they carry
>ask the guy about it, says he knows they don't have it but give him a second
>beep boops on the pc and tells me there's one 90 miles away
>we get it shipped to the store
>gives me extra 10% for being cool about it all
Fucking game stop?
>walk into GAME STOP
>looking for obscure psp game that I doubt they carry
>ask the guy about it, says he knows they don't have it but give him a second
>beep boops on the pc and tells me there's one 90 miles away
>we get it shipped to the store
>gives me extra 10% for being cool about it all
Fucking game stop?
Gamestop have been good guys since the start of 8th gen. They're holding back consoles from going full download-only like PKeks did.
>b-but the Steam sales will trickle down
>go to gamestop
>about to pay for Pokemon ORAS for my younger brother
>clerk asks me if I wanted a free dragonite code
>why the hell not
>accept his offer and finish up payment
>get home and give my brother his game and dragonite code
>he's happy and ready to play
>15 mins later he comes up to me
>the code is past expiration and my brother doesn't even like dragonite
>go to gamestop
>ask for a 60 day time card for FFXIV
>manager points me to the kiosk
>WoW, facebookshit and league of legends
>tell him they don't have it
>he tells me that he can just print a code right onto my receipt but apparently people are "really enthusiastic about having the physical card" (read: autistic)
>he prints it out
>i get my code
>Local GameStop employees basically saw me and some of my friends grow up through high school and a little beyond
>That location closed some years back
I'll never forget those dudes, they were chill as fuck and funny, too. Last I heard the guy that was the manager was dating some 16-18 year old and he's like 32.
>The other FUCKING gamestop is full of ultra shit tier giga shill employees
>Complete with neckbear and wretched hag
These fucking people pester you the fucking second you step in, and ask you every god damn question in their little script several times.
>go into store to see if there are any good discount PS3 games
>"do you need any help?"
>buy online instead
is it just the new Radio Shack? what is their purpose in 2015?
>"Tommy are you gonna buy something or are you harass people about games all day?"
Don't know what these pop figures are but the one I was at had a big songbird statue for around $15. Guy said it was exclusive to the company. Anyone here have it and find it worth it? Oh yeah, fucking gamestop.
>go to gamestop just now
>trade my xbox one for 250 credit
>upgrade to xbox one elite
>only do it so I can get my hands on elite controller
>manager was cool af and let me know if I donate a dollar to a charity during checkout it will triple my points received for transaction
>get like 30 dollar credit for future
Pretty cool store
You sound like a fucking aspie
The guy went to go look for it probably very thoroughly and your then blaming him because a game you wanted wasnt there due to a store error not by the middle man which is a fucking cashier.
> Go to gamestop
> Looking for new remote for pc cause 360 one crappes out
> Decide on wired xbone controller
> Heard about the built in lights melting insides over time
> reluctant to buy
> bro tier cashier lets me test it out and offers his own gurantee that if it does fuck up he'll refund me even after 30 days.
> buy controller and have a blast wit muh games
> no issues whatsoever
>nearest GameStop is a 25 minute walk
>go there every other month
>always run into some extremely attractive brown employee
>he pulls off the dreads very well
>every time I purchase a game I feel some sexual tension
>decide to have a homo bootycall with potential discounts
>there were no discounts
>go to game to get my cousin fo3
>on crutches because of accident
>have to stand behind a guy buying an xbone game for almost twenty minutes because clerk was being a consolw war fag and harrasing the customer about hurr durr ps4 better
>he actualy says
"Sony actually listens to their fans, unlike Microsoft. No one actually wanted backwards compatibility, not even people that have an xbox, I mean, who wants to play games they already played? Sony on the other hand listens, did you hear about the final fantasy remake?
>Sonyngger employee keeps being a hypocritical fanboy and listing terrible reasons why Ps4 is the best console ever made until I finally say something
>walk into games top
>find used copy of Stick of Truth for 360
>qt3.14 BR rings me up
>says it's a cool game, but wishes she could play as a girl
>I'm like, but then there would be girls farting everywhere
>she playfully asks me if I've got a problem with that
>she rips a nasty fart
>I am diamonds
>she notices, and offers to let me smell her ass
>I tip my fedora, teleporting behind her
>she got da booty, desu senpai
>I bury my face in her fat ass
>she farts on my face for 3 hours
>I pay for my game
>model/name character after her
>can't use any of the fart techniques without wanting to fap
FUGGING GAMES TOP!
You have to be 18 to post here, senpai
>go to gamestop
>actually don't go to gamestop, go to meijer (regional store, kind of like walmart but way less shitty) and buy games there instead because i don't want to support a shitty company with bad corporate policy that has spawned this many stories about how awful they are
>games are frequently cheaper, store is cleaner and doesn't smell of fedora garlic, and employees are usually nice
if i didn't shop there, there's also a local games store another ten minutes out i'll sometimes go to instead. there are way better alternatives to gamestop, i don't know why you people shop there, they're popular but they're a shitty company and have a lot of shitty stores as a result. any dedicated local games store is usually going to be by far your best option, but even walmart is better than gamestop.
if you want to do trade-ins, just fucking sell them on ebay or craigslist, you'll probably get more than those kikes will give you anyway.
>get hired by FUCKING GAMESTOP two weeks ago
aside from the hours, it isn't that bad
>go to local game shop
>see pic related
>wonder if i accidentally walked into toysrus
I didn't trust my parents to pick games I wanted and they knew that too. Chances are they'd fuck it up and get the wrong game. Then again, I wasn't a little shit and always went in knowing exactly what I wanted.
IN THE FUCKING STORY HE MOVES ON TO SAY "YEARS LATER" AND THEN SAYS "ALMOST 10 YEARS" RETARD. WHICH MEANS IT PROBABLY DID JUST HAPPEN, SINCE 2006 WAS 9, ALMOST FUCKING 10 YEARS AGO.
YOU FUCKING RETARD, FUCK YOU,
Also who the fuck doesn't know about starwars? Everyone's freaking out about the new movie. Even my university store is covered in starwars merchandise and advertising just to promote it. That's the last place I'd ever think of finding merchandise like that.
I think you're the autismo primo here, senpai-chan.
*spreads single angle wing*
>Walk into gamestop
>Ask if the manager if I could preorder MGS V
>Get shit thrown at me
>Turns out the manager is a howler monkey
>Turns out I'm in the monkey enclosure at the Zoo
>Everybody then got on the floor and walked the dinosaur
>your DM is a faggot
Yeah, he also gave a customer 50% off the collector's edition of SWTOR when it came out because the neckbeard raged that he couldn't get it at midnight
>pull up to the store around 8am
>fat bald guy in shorts is waiting there at the entrance in the fucking cold
>ask him if he needed help
>"No, I just want to pick up my game, you're supposed to let me in"
>call my DM, he tells me the story
>all the while the customer is just talking shit on me, the store, and the DM
>ring him up because I just want him gone
>customer says "Thanks, I'll never shop here again."
>I say "You're welcome, I'll play SWTOR when it goes free to play in two months"