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me1212

join:2008-11-20
Pleasant Hill, MO
reply to Kearnstd

Re: Ah, the good ol days

I remember those days... I both miss them and are glad they are gone at the same time. Now I watch dish VOD or youtube on snowy days, or play games or code.


cableties
Premium
join:2005-01-27
Or when you were 5 days late and they charged you like, $40.
Could have bought the tape!

Die Blockbuster. Die already. And Gamestop, your days are numbered...
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decifal

join:2007-03-10
Bon Aqua, TN
kudos:1

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said by cableties:

Or when you were 5 days late and they charged you like, $40.
Could have bought the tape!

Die Blockbuster. Die already. And Gamestop, your days are numbered...

Is it just me, or do most of the gamestops have some seriously smug/ill people working there? I have been to one that had this very lovely woman that treated everyone nicely.. Was a nice change.. I actually bought one from that store

me1212

join:2008-11-20
Pleasant Hill, MO
reply to cableties
I never had to pay late fees, I was 7 at the time, granted it was on my dads way to work so he dropped them off in the morning.

Game stop is fine, people need to stop whining about used games.


cableties
Premium
join:2005-01-27
reply to decifal
said by decifal:

Is it just me, or do most of the gamestops have some seriously smug/ill people working there? I have been to one that had this very lovely woman that treated everyone nicely.. Was a nice change.. I actually bought one from that store

Where was that??? The only one I went into and out just as fast has two cocky 22 yr olds, arguing over the some Nintendo fighting game ignoring the teen trading in 10 xbox titles for 1 reserved game, and someone wanting to buy a used 360...
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Snakeoil
Ignore Button. The coward's feature.
Premium
join:2000-08-05
Mentor, OH
kudos:1
reply to cableties
quote:
And Gamestop, your days are numbered...

Not for awhile, and gamestop is trying to evolve.

Kearnstd
Space Elf
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join:2002-01-22
Mullica Hill, NJ
kudos:1
Gamestop is in an interesting position where its the industry trying to kill them not the customers. Customer love used games, the industry not so much.

Games just happen to be in a position that music and movies are not, They can lock their content down by making people register a CD key to access online content.
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Snakeoil
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join:2000-08-05
Mentor, OH
kudos:1
said by Kearnstd:

Gamestop is in an interesting position where its the industry trying to kill them not the customers. Customer love used games, the industry not so much.

Games just happen to be in a position that music and movies are not, They can lock their content down by making people register a CD key to access online content.

Agreed, hence why gamestop is trying to evolve. Currently they sell a selection of tablet devices as well.
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IowaCowboy
Iowa native
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join:2010-10-16
Springfield, MA
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said by Snakeoil:

said by Kearnstd:

Gamestop is in an interesting position where its the industry trying to kill them not the customers. Customer love used games, the industry not so much.

Games just happen to be in a position that music and movies are not, They can lock their content down by making people register a CD key to access online content.

Agreed, hence why gamestop is trying to evolve. Currently they sell a selection of tablet devices as well.

I think GameStop's problem is they are over saturated in terms of locations. A few years ago, there was two GameStops at the Enfield Square Mall in Enfield, CT and the closed one of them. They also have one right across the street from Eastfield Mall (which also has a GameStop inside the mall) in Springfield, MA. They're basically like CVS where there is one on every block. In my opinion, I think GameStop will see the need to downsize considering that Walmart, Target, and Best Buy also sell the major consoles and associated games. I personally prefer to buy my games at Best Buy (I got my first Nintendo there in 1993 and I just bought a Wii U there at Best Buy as well). When I get paid, I am going to Best Buy to pick up Super Mario Bros U. I have so many games for my Nintendo systems that they are scattered throughout the living room as there is limited space on the entertainment center.


Snakeoil
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Mentor, OH
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said by IowaCowboy:

said by Snakeoil:

said by Kearnstd:

Gamestop is in an interesting position where its the industry trying to kill them not the customers. Customer love used games, the industry not so much.

Games just happen to be in a position that music and movies are not, They can lock their content down by making people register a CD key to access online content.

Agreed, hence why gamestop is trying to evolve. Currently they sell a selection of tablet devices as well.

I think GameStop's problem is they are over saturated in terms of locations. A few years ago, there was two GameStops at the Enfield Square Mall in Enfield, CT and the closed one of them. They also have one right across the street from Eastfield Mall (which also has a GameStop inside the mall) in Springfield, MA. They're basically like CVS where there is one on every block. In my opinion, I think GameStop will see the need to downsize considering that Walmart, Target, and Best Buy also sell the major consoles and associated games. I personally prefer to buy my games at Best Buy (I got my first Nintendo there in 1993 and I just bought a Wii U there at Best Buy as well). When I get paid, I am going to Best Buy to pick up Super Mario Bros U. I have so many games for my Nintendo systems that they are scattered throughout the living room as there is limited space on the entertainment center.

I tend to avoid purchasing new games. I either rent them from Dish/blockbuster [though if they kill that, then I'll hop on over to gamefly].
Or I buy them used. I've been burned a tad to often when buying a 60 dollar game. Either the game play is only 8 hours [I am not a fan of something like COD black ops 2 multiplayer], or they only showed you the "wow' parts of the game when advertising it. So renting/buying used is for me, plus I'm on a tight budget.
Gamestop is the only game in town for used games, next to a pawn shop or a second hand bookstore [which will also be hurting in a while].
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axus

join:2001-06-18
Washington, DC
Reviews:
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reply to decifal
The Gamestop near me isn't where you'd expect to find helpful, courteous staff, but they were pretty cool. Slightly dishonest in their attempts at up-selling, but certainly knowledgeable and professional. No problem returning a used game I'd picked up there.

Kearnstd
Space Elf
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join:2002-01-22
Mullica Hill, NJ
kudos:1
reply to IowaCowboy
said by IowaCowboy:

said by Snakeoil:

said by Kearnstd:

Gamestop is in an interesting position where its the industry trying to kill them not the customers. Customer love used games, the industry not so much.

Games just happen to be in a position that music and movies are not, They can lock their content down by making people register a CD key to access online content.

Agreed, hence why gamestop is trying to evolve. Currently they sell a selection of tablet devices as well.

I think GameStop's problem is they are over saturated in terms of locations. A few years ago, there was two GameStops at the Enfield Square Mall in Enfield, CT and the closed one of them. They also have one right across the street from Eastfield Mall (which also has a GameStop inside the mall) in Springfield, MA. They're basically like CVS where there is one on every block. In my opinion, I think GameStop will see the need to downsize considering that Walmart, Target, and Best Buy also sell the major consoles and associated games. I personally prefer to buy my games at Best Buy (I got my first Nintendo there in 1993 and I just bought a Wii U there at Best Buy as well). When I get paid, I am going to Best Buy to pick up Super Mario Bros U. I have so many games for my Nintendo systems that they are scattered throughout the living room as there is limited space on the entertainment center.

I think this is a result of their assimilation habits. Gamestop bought up the entire game retailing industry that was not a big box store. So the really big malls(ie Danbury Fair, which is the biggest in New England.) had Electronics Boutique, Babbages. so that became 2 gamestops.

And I just did a check on Gamestop.com of where I grew up (zip 06810). 7 GS stores in a 12mi radius 4 of them in the same city, 2 in the same mall.
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decifal

join:2007-03-10
Bon Aqua, TN
kudos:1
reply to cableties
said by cableties:

said by decifal:

Is it just me, or do most of the gamestops have some seriously smug/ill people working there? I have been to one that had this very lovely woman that treated everyone nicely.. Was a nice change.. I actually bought one from that store

Where was that??? The only one I went into and out just as fast has two cocky 22 yr olds, arguing over the some Nintendo fighting game ignoring the teen trading in 10 xbox titles for 1 reserved game, and someone wanting to buy a used 360...

Cool springs mall, in Williamson country, TN..


cableties
Premium
join:2005-01-27
reply to Kearnstd
FWIW, my feelings aren't vindictive. Gamestop has a niche. The problem is, like anyone that has "considerable" control over used content is likely to miss the bigger picture:
-Game companies consolidating
-Game studios wanting more profits
-Games moving to more direct download...as the bandwidth growths, the ability to download an entire game is there (now).
-used content isn't at fair price (trade in for $5 off purchase of newer. Used title at $15-$20 ... 4x the trade in...very profitable)
-used content lacks features that were with title when new (Booklets, foldouts, exclusives, codes, DLC, maps, etc).
-media is dying (CDrom-DVD-BluRay) will end. Just like cartridges did.
Sources like Gamefly provide rentals that allow you to try, keep-buy.

Game studios are now doing micro-transactions (Sure MMOrpgs were doing it already, but not as mainstream as the consoles are pushing...central entertainment for games, shows, premiere movies, add-ons...).

Gamestop is (likely?) paying Microsoft Studios, EA, 2K, etc, to get placements for "exclusives" that will draw in traffic to the stores.
Me, I just sell used games on eBay, Craigslist, Amazon. I fetch $10-$30 for a title that (I verified with local Gamestop) they'd give me $5-$10 credit for. (You can argue that eBay takes a chunk, plus hassle to pack, ship and not have buyer eff the sale). Or trade into Amazon (better deal, warranties offered). How many have gotten media that was cracked at the hub? Or unreadable? Did you have luck getting replaced at store or online? Have to go to distributor?
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chip89
Premium
join:2012-07-05
Independence, OH
reply to Snakeoil
Your right I don't think gamestop is going anywhere for awhile.


David
I start new work on
Premium,VIP
join:2002-05-30
Granite City, IL
kudos:101
reply to cableties
Gamestop dried up in town here and the local employees started their own shop called "game crazy"

Nice owners- wouldn't mind working there even if it is part time.


Subaru
1-3-2-4
Premium
join:2001-05-31
Greenwich, CT
kudos:1
reply to Kearnstd
Danbury Fair is the largest mall in NE? I thought it was the Westfield in Milford?