Confessions of a GameStop Shift Supervisor

by alphamonkey on November 9, 2007 · 2 comments

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GameStopYou have to love any Consumerist post that sounds like it’ll be a good source of dirt on a corporation, but instead turns into a ‘This is what you have to do to shop at GameStop’ epic.

Personally, I’d rather stab myself in the eyes with broken shards from a Katamari Damacy disc for 30 minutes than step foot in GameStop (most due to their ridiculous price difference of a whopping $5 between new and used), and this ‘bow to our will’ kind of shopping edict certainly doesn’t help things.

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  • Cody


    That’s what GameStop makes me think of. Question them, and you’ll be told to come back in ONE YEAR.

  • elkciN

    Gonna buck the trend here, and say that my EB/Gamestop is pretty cool. Through, reading others experiences leads me to believe that mine is the exception to the rule.

    It probably comes down to visiting often enough that the employees don’t feel the need to harrass me, they know that I’ll reserve a game if I want. The membership system works great, if you plan on shopping there often enough, as the bonus you get for buying used games is inversely applied to trade-ins, as well.

    I think people are unfairly expecting the same kind of service you’d receive at a big box store from a specialty store. With a specialty store like Gamestop, you’re going to get out what you put in.

    And I swear I don’t work for them, just wanted to point out that they’re not ALL bad. :)

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