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  1. 3 weeks ago

    Never had one. But I still hate walking in there.

  2. 3 weeks ago

    I had someone touched my butt while waiting for my game like pic related.

    • 3 weeks ago

      Fricking gamestop

    • 3 weeks ago

      Did you rike it?

  3. 3 weeks ago

    >be me
    >waiting outside for skyrim release on november 11th
    >cold as frick, have work in the morning, tired
    >See boss in line, super awkward conversations with him (we were not friends)
    >Finally get game
    >I pre-ordered the PC version because I did not have internet access at the time
    >given box with a CD key in it I was supposed to put into steam
    FRICK YOU homosexualS

    • 3 weeks ago

      .... Did you not think to simply google if the PC release would be an actual disk or code? Damn im glad im not a brainless consumer

      • 3 weeks ago

        reread his post, moron

      • 3 weeks ago

        With what internet?

      • 3 weeks ago

        >being connected to the internet 24/7 is a human right, also erase my student debt and sponsor my transitioning costs, those are also rights

  4. 3 weeks ago

    Tried selling a switch game I didn’t play anymore and they gave me $35 for it.

    • 3 weeks ago

      That's higher than I expected.

      • 3 weeks ago

        It was dragon quest 11 I think it should’ve been atleast $50

    • 3 weeks ago

      For EB Games that is a good price honestly.

  5. 3 weeks ago

    They asked me to leave because I wouldn't show an ID over a 3ds charging cable, gamestop can rot

    • 3 weeks ago

      what was their reason for making you show your id?

  6. 3 weeks ago

    They forced Game informer onto my dad and my dad walked into the store sometime after and confronted the manager about this.
    Needless to say I never went back.

    • 3 weeks ago

      Did he have to work up the courage and create his speech or did he jist get tired of the issues arriving? Did you not enjoy them?

      • 3 weeks ago

        No one wanted the subscription. No one ever wants any subscription when tacked on to a different purchase. We had to be underhanded with our wording and hope to fool them or rely on confrontation avoidance in hopes they go with it. I wouldn't be surprised if they simply asked him if he wanted 10% off his order while leaving out the important part.

  7. 3 weeks ago

    I worked there for a good long while.

    Once got held up at gunpoint. Pretty cool job trying to unfrick people and teach them of the gamestop dickery.

  8. 3 weeks ago

    i'll post my only gamestop experience

    >go to gamestop to sell three games
    >the clerk offers me 7.50 bucks
    >look at him in disbelief
    >go home and sell them on ebay for ~50
    >never went to gamestop again

  9. 3 weeks ago

    I don’t think I’ve ever had a bad experience. Only thing I can think of is when there used to be this b***hy c**t who worked there for like 2 weeks that would give attitude over every little thing. Everyone else I got to know were cool.

  10. 3 weeks ago

    Every fricking time I've been there post-2011 basically?
    >Do you want the warranty for this $4 used copy of Brain Age Academy for Wii
    >Are you interested in brain age academy for Nintendo Switch coming out in-
    >are you interested in [insert 20 more fricking games here]
    >are you a pro member?
    >would you like to sign up
    >are you sure? its free
    >yes im sure
    >you get 15% off are you sure
    >thatll be $4
    >heres your receipt, make sure you fill out the survey blah blah blah
    I give up man! I fricking give up! Frick off with this shit! Frick the frick off! I havent been there in years and I'm never going back there! I just want to buy a video game not get interrogated for half an hour for the PRIVILEGE of handing over my money to the cashier. God FRICKING DAMN homie

    • 3 weeks ago

      Can't blame us, I still work retail and corporate has a moronic policy with having people sign up and do every little thing. Whenever I meet someone who's antisocial or just being an ass I follow them around until they respond to every single thing I'm required to say. If they walk past me I point out there outfit to try and get their attention.
      I'm fueled by spite at this point.

      • 3 weeks ago

        Being a human pop-up ad is what made me leave retail and never look back

  11. 3 weeks ago

    When I was a little kid I asked for another GC game that was like Smash Bros and got recommended this shit which was like a weird and dark capeshit fever dream.

    However there were bikini pinup collectibles which was nice.

  12. 3 weeks ago

    >Skyrim launch
    >Just hanging out talking with a bunch of randoms who were just near me in line.
    >Pretty good, casual conversation about video games.
    >This massive fat, unhygienic frick involves himself in the conversation when we start talking about mods.
    >Smells like week old baked beans and stale piss.
    >He is holding his hands out in front of him and thrusting his pelvis forward while he shouts this. Insinuating doggy style sex with a woman against her will.
    >Everyone now turns and looks at us like we're all there as a group and we know this behemoth
    >Gamestop employee threatens to kick us all off line and not sell us our games until normal hours.
    >This fat frick starts arguing with the guy
    >We all had to explain to a second employee that none of us actually knew each other and that fatty wasn't even involved in our conversation until he shouted that shit out.
    >We get our games but the vibe for the next 45 minutes is dead.
    >Fatty gets kicked off line and doesn't get his game, shouts obscenities as he waddles back to his too small car.

    • 3 weeks ago

      That was me sorry, dude. I just have a thing for getting c**ts pregnant. I've grew up some since then, but still give off a foul odor.

  13. 3 weeks ago

    My gamestop had their own arcade section where you could olay any game from any system. they were testing it out before covid hit.

    it was great but every employe was a piece a shit letting you play. like they didnt want anyone there. I got to play for a while, but this one israelite kept interrupting me trying to sell me a soda and kept reacting to his job with "oy vey, i have to talk to my rabbi." He was trying really hard to let everyone know he was israeli.

    • 3 weeks ago

      >"oy vey, i have to talk to my rabbi." He was trying really hard to let everyone know he was israeli.
      mightve just been doing it for the giggles
      when i start a new job i just play a character for a month

  14. 3 weeks ago

    >Be in line for midnight release of wrath of the lich king
    >Some guy drives by and throws eggs at the crowd while calling us losers

    • 3 weeks ago

      Imagine if someone did that shit today. God social media was a mistake.

      • 3 weeks ago

        In my town all the teens who could drive would play something called the spoon game. The idea was, you'd drive around until you could find a black guy, shout Black person at him as loud as you could and throw a spoon at him, and if you missed you had to get out of the car and get the spoon. No one ever actually went back to get the spoon though. It was mostly just an excuse to be racist.

  15. 3 weeks ago

    >November 25 2005
    >Preordered xbox 360
    >Stand in line with high school friends all night, ready to grab ours
    >I worked as a lifeguard and teaching kids to swim and have my own debit card/bank account with money on it
    >Red bull rep hands out redbulls and theres a lot of talk and excitement
    >finally morning comes, they let us in store and say that not all preorders will be filled but those in line who came early will get it in order
    >im lucky to be near front, get my box, go to pay
    >card declines
    >try again, card declines
    >look up online quickly what is going on, see huge payment at liquor store
    >turns out my dad transferred 200 do llars to himself and used it to buy booze from my account
    >I was like 40 bucks short
    >couldnt buy the console, stayed in line all night, felt embarrassed as hell and had to leave without it
    And thats why it sucks having an alcoholic for a father.

    • 3 weeks ago

      frick your dad. im so sorry man

      • 3 weeks ago

        Thanks, funny enough he eventually did give up the bottle when he was almost 60 after finding god and a church where he goes all the time and interacts with the community. I dont see him often, maybe once every few years.

    • 3 weeks ago

      My dad would do that shit. Mom would always check bank transactions to make sure he wasn't buying booze so he'd steal from me and my sister. I started stealing booze from him in my teens as revenge. Ended up as much an alcoholic as he was.

      • 3 weeks ago

        Damn Anon, you showed him

    • 3 weeks ago

      ahh man i'm lucky my mom never pulled shit like that
      >xbox 360
      >2008 6th grade
      >have some money saved from the summer
      >friends mom takes us to gamestop
      >have just enough for a used 360
      >clerk says it's more because of tax
      >leave in utter disappointment
      >didn't get one for christmas that year, got bunch of other crap that probably totaled as much as the console
      >start working with my brother over the summer of 09
      >finally buy one and halo 3
      >best summer ever
      >randomly get the mw2 special edition 360 that christmas from my estranged father
      pretty funny i think that's the only thing he ever did for me besides pay child support on time.

  16. 3 weeks ago

    I preordered both MGSV and Mad Max, both released on the same day, the b***h never game me the Madmax preorder car and I totally forgot about it after waiting 20 minutes in line

  17. 3 weeks ago

    >Trade in my OG Xbox.
    >Get frick-all for cash but I just want the money. Already have a 360 so there's no point keeping it.
    >Check my receipt as I'm heading back to my car.
    >Massive deduction to my payout because the console is "incomplete".
    >Go inside and ask what's up.
    >Guy at the counter says I was missing an AV cable
    >"I know it's in there."
    >"I know I looked."
    >Ask him to let me see it. Acts all petulant but complies.
    >AV cable is under the console
    >"Well, I can't change it now that you received the money, and I can't refund a trade in. I can pay you for the AV cable by itself."
    >Offers two dollars instead of the 25 I'm missing
    >Tell him I'm either getting my console back or that 25 dollars
    >Acts like a homosexual. "Well, I'll have to get the manager over here then."
    >Tell him that's fine.
    >He folds instantly. Gives me my 25 bucks.
    >"If I get fired I really hope that twenty bucks was worth it." He says as I'm leaving.
    It was worth it, homosexual.

    • 3 weeks ago

      Do they really deduct that much for an incomplete console?

  18. 3 weeks ago

    >bro the warranty
    >bro you heard about the warranty
    >bro did I mention the warranty
    >bro don't forget about the warranty
    >bro don't sleep on the warranty
    >bro check out the warranty
    >bro don't miss the warranty
    >bro you should try the warranty
    >bro we got the warranty
    >sure about that?
    >yikes it seems you are not a member of GS Pro, want to sign in?
    other than that it was always chill to buy/sell shit there but the prices were never good, maybe on some very rare occasions

    • 3 weeks ago

      It's not like they want to shill this shit to you. They simply have to or else GameStop will replace them with someone willing to sate their bottom line.

  19. 3 weeks ago

    >walk into gamestop
    >walk out of gamestop

  20. 3 weeks ago

    >friend is bored and wants to hang out at gamestop
    >their friend is working
    >we hang out
    >"holy shit, gran turismo 3 for 2$"
    >rings up at $5
    >"the tag says $2"
    >gamestop employee "doesn't give a frick"
    >me, my friend, a random guy are dog piling on her
    >she calls me a fricking loser and throws her phone at me
    >i spike her phone like a football
    >my friend shoves me
    >random guy watching is popping off and having the time of his life
    >"all this over 3 dollars?"
    >take the game and leave without paying
    >gamestop employee is sobbing hysterically
    >tell my friend i will absolutely break a pint glass over the side of her head if i ever see her again
    >no one wanted to side with the stupid b***h but everyone wanted me to admit i was "excessive"
    >couldn't even enjoy playing gran turismo without thinking about the whole ordeal
    Frick gamestop and the fat lesbians who work there

    • 3 weeks ago

      you should have fricked her

    • 3 weeks ago

      This sounds like it happened in a very ethnic neighborhood.

    • 3 weeks ago

      >couldn't even enjoy playing gran turismo without thinking about the whole ordeal
      with a 32 teeth smile i suppose?

      • 3 weeks ago

        Is that more or less teeth than standard?

        • 3 weeks ago

          Google says its the normal amount

        • 3 weeks ago

          if you have a full set it's the standard.

  21. 3 weeks ago

    i made 500k and then gave back 300k of it holding the stock lol

  22. 3 weeks ago

    >looking external hard drive for xbox
    >ask the guy at the counter to check if its the ssd and not the hdd since i knew the ssd was worse
    >Black person behind counter was seemingly too busy to look for 10 seconds and already fed up with his day an hour after opening and just goes “uhh its the hard drive”
    >as i wait to pay he juggles a phone call with a security check from the intercom, gets mad when neither understands him
    At least i got my ssd

  23. 3 weeks ago

    >lived in Hollywood FL
    >Nintendo announced that you had until a certain deadline to get the Ambassador Games on your early purchase 3DS and that's it. The door would close.
    >my family and I were trying to open a new business and so we didn't have highspeed internet needed to connect on 3DS. Rather, we didn't have a HOME connection which the 3DS requires. So McDonalds is out. Public library is out.
    >meaning my only option would be to go to Gamestop and I can't drive.
    >there were two in my city but neither of them had public wifi at the time
    >on the very last day, my family decide to go to the Dolphin Mall about an hour away
    >shithead junkie-looking Gamestop employee tells me he will let me use the wifi but only if I preorder something
    >I tell him that I don't live nearby so that'd be fruitless
    >he says "too bad then."
    >I cope and swallow the hard loss until I message Nintendo about it three years later.

    As it happens that you didn't need to meet the deadline. As long as you messaged Nintendo with the UPC code on your 3DS they would verify that you qualified for the Ambassador games and Zelda FS and enable them.


  24. 3 weeks ago

    I pre-ordered a figure only for them to give it to someone else. I decided to act like a douchebag and contact corporate. They ended up giving me a refund, found a replacement figure for me to have, and gave me a $60 credit I used on another figure.
    Frick GameStop.

    • 3 weeks ago

      Seriously though why is Gamestop such a fricking mess? Even here in Europe, it's a disaster and most of them have shut down or been relocated.

  25. 3 weeks ago

    >cross country drive
    >preparing to camp in business lot
    >want to play some games on my laptop before I sleep
    >forgot my controller
    >gamestop a minute walk away
    >buy DS4, the clerk did not bother me with anything and got out of the door as quickly as I went
    >realize I'd much rather just sleep and leave before dawn than to stay up an hour or three to game
    >throw controller in a box pile of my stuff and never see it again
    That was about the only time I ever went to Gamestop. I still don't know where the controller went.

  26. 3 weeks ago

    >Ordered some used games online.
    >Only a few dollars off but friends are coming over from out of town and I want some of the local coop stuff before they get here.
    >Games are only about $5 less than brand new retail.
    >Buy 4 Switch Games, and 3 PS5 games. $55 a piece.
    >Assume they must be CIB or good condition.
    >Games show up.
    >Carts are chewed, lose, with no box at all, no sleeve, no insert or book.
    >The Switch carts have stickers pulled off and are corroded.
    >Smash and Mariokart will not boot, another has issues and inconsistent contact.
    >3/3 discs are too scratched to load and came in paper sleeves.
    >1 disc is has the top layer peeling off and obviously can't run.
    >These are all the shittiest used games I have ever purchased and the worst price.
    >Go to a local store to see if I can get them refunded or exchanged for better copies.
    >Store refuses to deal with anything form online.
    >Try to initiate return online, support is horrible,
    >Sales are final and they will not return them.
    >They literally are as trashed as games could be and still recognizably be the game they are selling. It's like it was kicked around a gritty garage and then handed to be a kid's chew toy before shipping to me.
    I did a charge back with my credit card and now I am banned from Gamestop but I don't care, they wanted hundreds of dollars for shit that doesn't and can't work. It was actual fraud and why banks have this feature.

    I got Marioparty for free, just a few points off my credit. The other 8^5 of what they sent me was unsalvagable and I will never shop from their website again.

    • 3 weeks ago

      >just a few points off my credit
      >genuinely get scammed
      >get your money back
      >this negatively impacts your credit score
      what a broken ass system

      • 3 weeks ago

        >giving money to israelites good
        >expecting control over that money bad

  27. 3 weeks ago

    I worked at one years ago when the Xbox Elite controller just came out. This dude was waiting in his car and came in the moment I opened for the day saying he drove from a city 2 hours away to pick the one we had in stick up and asked for my opinion on it. I told him I really didn't see the point of having one myself and he said "Ok." The next week my manager has a talk with me because someone left the whiniest complaint because "the cashier called me an idiot because I wanted to buy a controller and coming from out of town and being treated this way makes me not want to continue being a customer." I mean he really was an idiot but in no way did I even remotely close call him one.

    • 3 weeks ago

      Hahahahahahaha what a loser. Thanks for ruining his controller launch anon

      • 3 weeks ago

        He got offered credit and a free game of his choice to make up for it with the condition that he had to come back to my store to get it. When he did the employees had no idea what he was talking about so he got even more upset and left without taking anything in the end.

    • 3 weeks ago

      he was a whiny lying b***h, but you're working retail.
      you really couldn't come up with an excuse to sell a ""premium"" product?
      and i say "premium" because i have one. it feels great but the build quality, especially on the shoulder buttons is abysmal

  28. 3 weeks ago

    I was trying to buy Mass Effect and this was when Fox was for some reason running stories saying it was a sex simulator, so when I walked up to the register the cashier says to my mom "Are you aware that this game has full nudity and an M rating?"

  29. 3 weeks ago

    Went to my childhood gamestop for nostalgia and it smelt like a dirty diaper. I'm never setting foot in another gamestop ever.

    • 3 weeks ago

      that's just the autistic male gamer stink anon
      you should be well used to it by now, it's an acquired taste

  30. 3 weeks ago

    I went to buy Dragon Age Origins and a cute redhead was behind the counter. I was super awkward and kept fumbling over my words and she kept giggling and saying that I'd really love the game if I loved games like Baldurs Gate. As I was ready to leave she said "It was really good seeing you again anon." I was confused and she revealed she was a DUDE from my high school, I literally had no idea because he passed like linetrap levels of crazy. I muttered something and rushed out.

    In 2011 or 12 he killed himself. This was obviously before the troony menace and the insanity of today, I thought he was pretty cool honestly, and hell I even thought he was cute before realizing he had a dick, so... I dunno. Sad thing all around.

    Ultimately I hated DA:O though. So that homie lied to me.

  31. 3 weeks ago

    one time i went to trade in a brand new 60 dollar game and they gave me like 3 bucks for it so i refused the deal, went home and smashed my dick all over the disc of black ops 1 and traded that shit in for next to nothing instead

  32. 3 weeks ago

    They didn’t have the funko pop I was looking for

  33. 3 weeks ago

    The day the PS2 released, I had a reservation for one. I had work, so I couldn't get there until the afternoon to pick it up. Because I wasn't there at 9:00 in the morning, the frickers WOULD NOT sell it to me, they made me sit there for a couple of hours and wait "to make sure nobody else with a reservation came in." In retrospect the buttholes probably wanted to scalp it themselves.
    Anyway, I finally got it at like 7 PM and then went out with friends and got a $300 speeding ticket for doing 70mph in a 35 zone. Good times.

  34. 3 weeks ago

    >Be me
    >Hot goth chick starts working at local gamestop
    >Am completely smitten with her
    >Purposefully shop when she's there. Ask questions I know the answers to. Find out we have a similar taste in games. Talk about Mass Effect and GTA and shit every time I'm there. She laughs at my jokes. Spends so much time talking to me that her boss would get on her about it.
    >Nut-up the one day and try to make a move. Buy a used copy of Fallout 3, ask her when she gets off. Offer to go grab some McDonalds or something.
    >"Anon, you're really really sweet. But I'm in college. And I already have a boyfriend. But I'd love to still be friends. You're a lot of fun to talk to."
    >Laugh awkwardly and leave. Cry in the alley.
    >Never go back to that store.
    >Can't even bring myself to fap to her anymore.
    I was such a homosexual when I was a teenager. That shit still makes me cringe.

    • 3 weeks ago

      Cheer up. The fact she even talked to you means she thought you were cute. Retail employees know how to give the cold shoulder to morons they don't like.

    • 3 weeks ago

      I feel like you're beating yourself up too much over fairly normal behavior for a teenager. She probably did think you were a sweet kid. Consider yourself lucky that you got it out of your system early.

      • 3 weeks ago

        Cheer up. The fact she even talked to you means she thought you were cute. Retail employees know how to give the cold shoulder to morons they don't like.

        It's not something I think about often. It doesn't haunt me or anything. I was just a dumb horny teen. I mostly just regret blowing her off after that. I don't think I woulda handled "just friends" too well, but still, I wish we could have ended on a higher note. Felt guilty I didn't ever visit her. I hope she's doing well. She probably doesn't even remember me. Probably for the best.

    • 3 weeks ago

      You wanted to live an /ss/ experience?

    • 3 weeks ago

      Should have shat your pants there and then as a power move - shift the narrative in your favor.

    • 3 weeks ago

      don't worry buddy, i was a moronic pussy in high school too. it's been over a decade but i remember

  35. 3 weeks ago

    Not really note worthy just the reason I quit shopping there but it went like this:
    >Go in the store to purchase a new copy of Dark Souls
    >Also decide to pick up a used game as well
    >Get the games and walk up to counter
    >Employee gives me a gutted copy of Dark Souls
    >"I want it new"
    >It is new sir we just took it out of the box
    >"Well it isn't new then is it moron?"
    >Employee acts like it's a big deal to get a shrink wrapped copy from the back but finally does.
    >"Do you want the manual and original box for the used game you're buying?
    >I turn around and walk out of the store and never went back.

    I'll never understand how Shitstop never got sued for gutting games, having their employee play them, and then selling them as new.

    • 3 weeks ago

      >get a shrink wrapped copy from the back
      Reading this gave me flashbacks. I worked at gamestop briefly. It was not a good experience but there is one thing I liked and that was pulling games out of the drawer. I loved to see a large stock of minty new games come rolling out, all clean and organized, extract a smooth wrapped copy and hand it over. Even better if I was picking one out for myself. Maybe I just miss the sensation of "plenty"

      • 3 weeks ago

        What they couldn't get me to do consistently was push magazine subscriptions. Absolutely hated doing that and I quit before they could fire me for not meeting quota.

    • 3 weeks ago

      Wtf is getting a game? Its not a home or rv nor a fish. What the frick.

  36. 3 weeks ago

    >go to cex and see a big red dwarf box set
    >go to buy it
    >'sorry we don't seem to have these'
    >back at cex a few days later, see the same box set back on the shelf
    >odd thing to do if they don't have the discs
    >go to buy it again
    >no issue
    lazy fricker who served me the first time

    • 3 weeks ago

      >red dwarf
      Man, Bongland is really a dreary place.

  37. 3 weeks ago

    Not GameStop but I went to GAME once for one of the Pokémon event distributions back during the 3DS era, the guy at the till basically lied and said that you need to spend money for them to give you the code, I called him out and refused to back down and he eventually relented.

  38. 3 weeks ago

    There was a great independent shop called Awesome Games down the market where I live. He sold my Pokemon Soul Silver a week early, and when I came looking once to see if he had any Gamecube pads for sale, he said he doesn't but hold on a minute, went round the back, and returned with one he gave me for free. Super based guy, sorry he had to shut down some years ago.

    • 3 weeks ago

      There was a small chain called GamesPlus near me until 2020, the employees there were bros
      when I asked if they sold PSP memory card adapters one of them just pulled one out of a drawer and gave it to me for free, when I bought my used PSP there they gave me two games with it for free because they weren't selling anyways (Transformers and Secret Agent Clank)
      They had low prices too, fricking $21 for Pokémon Emerald, it was legit too, never saw a single bootleg in their store
      They were too based to stay in business I guess, shame

  39. 3 weeks ago

    tried to buy a PSP game covered in multiple sticker residue and the bottom of the box was broken off.

    they tried to sell it as a "New" copy because the gutted game was in a filing cabinet, i left as they wouldn't agree when i claimed that it should be priced as a used copy at the very minimum.

  40. 3 weeks ago

    >at midnight release for next Halo of Duty VIII: Skyrim
    >line curls around the store
    >bunch nerds, exact demographic you'd expect
    >except we're joined by a sleezy looking potato on legs
    >and, I'm assuming, her two very young daughters
    >they're not there for the game
    >instead trying to sell an energy drink powder called blow
    >done up to mimic cocane the street drug
    >her daughters are dressed as stereotypical street walkers
    >they approach me and ask if they can take a picture with me
    >I'm probably about 20
    >girls look scared, humiliated, and 12
    >not into the gutter-drug asthetic either
    >nevermind the pile of questions I have about this encounter
    >delispence flat "No."
    >they slipped out shortly after
    Rather unremarkable but it left a negative impression that persists to this day.

    • 3 weeks ago

      Do you mix this with water? Snort it? Inject it up your ass?

  41. 3 weeks ago

    >waiting in line for CoD Advanced Warfare
    >line is long as frick, snakes around the strip mall this GameStop is in
    >in front of me is this fat as hell nerdy looking guy
    >I myself am a nerd so start chatting with him about CoD, games in general to pass the time
    >been talking for like 5 minutes when suddenly he gets this look of discomfort
    >says "man I gotta shit soooo bad"
    >tell him I'll hold his spot in line so he can go up front and could probably use the bathroom considering GameStop is the only business in the strip mall open at midnight
    >"naaaaaahhh they don't want me cutting in line. I can hold it hehe"
    >few minutes go by, conversation slows down as the line finally starts moving up
    >suddenly can tell this guy definitively shit himself as he's incredibly antsy and reeks of shit

    We were close to the door by this point so I just held my nose until I got my game. I kinda swore off midnight releases after that

    • 3 weeks ago

      trve dedicated gamer

  42. 3 weeks ago

    Kind of funny how many Skyrim launch stories there are in this thread. That launch was the only time I remember more then 20 people showing up at a midnight release in my small town. Everyone just drank beer in the parking lot and someone ordered some pizzas. Pretty comfy at the time.

  43. 3 weeks ago

    Walking in the door. I mean what's there not to love. "Would you like to purchase a used version for $5 dollars cheaper? However it's missing the case and insert and it's been scratched up with a used heroin needle but you can save 10% off if you buy our dogshit subscription."

  44. 3 weeks ago

    >be me
    >go to gamestop
    >day ruined

  45. 3 weeks ago

    I was a young teenager trying to buy a copy of Castleviana Harmony of Dissonance for the GBA. I had all the cash I had on me at the time I just wanted to buy the game and there was only a store copy with no box. I figured no big deal and I told them I would just take it, note I never asked for a discount. I tried to buy it from the employee saying it’s fine I just want the game and he said he needs to check with his manager. Cue a female Indian pajeet manager repeatedly telling me I’m not getting a discount all I’m getting is the cart, i sheepishly handed her my $55 or so for the game with tax and she never was nice to me. Even took my money and said there’s no refunds. I kick myself every time I remember that, I should have walked away but I took a long bus to get there and had no options, I just wanted my game and was too scared and intimidated, I wouldn’t stand to be treated that way as an adult, this is almost therapeutic so I appreciate you guys having this thread I’ve never shared this with anyone before.

    • 3 weeks ago

      You're not alone Anon, I was meek about stuff like that as a kid too and had some memories like that
      Most of the time it's just fricking losers having a power trip because it's a kid that can't/won't do anything

      You're goddam right no one would talk that way now to me or you

  46. 3 weeks ago

    >be 16
    >Mom promised to take me to the strip mall
    >want to go so bad
    >been saving my allowances for weeks
    >want tales of symphonia
    >mom said we cannot go til I finish my food
    >want to go to gamestop so bad
    >decide to hide my food inside my fannypack
    >pour the entire spagetti inside my fannypack
    >tell mom I'm done eating
    >we head out
    >once there I ran to the location all the way from the parking lot
    >rushed to grab the box of tales of symphonia
    >at the register the mist beutiful chick that I have ever seen
    >I'm hyper ventilating from the running
    >the cute girl have triggered an anxiety attack
    >sweating like a pig
    >she is talking to me but I can't articulate proper words
    >slammed the display box on the counter
    >she scan the box and ask me how I'm planing to pay
    >open my fannypack
    >spagetti comes out
    >spagetti all over the floor
    >try to pick it up
    >everyone starts to laugh at me
    >even the cute girl
    >my anxiety gets worse
    >puke a little
    >my palms are sweaty,
    >knees weak
    >arms are heavy
    >There's vomit on my sweater already
    >Mom's spaghetti
    >fricking gamestop

    • 3 weeks ago


    • 3 weeks ago

      Classic. Still tastes fresh

  47. 3 weeks ago

    I worked at FRICKING GAMESTOP for 5-6 years, and was a manager. I cannot think of a worse experience than that.

    >Constantly stressed over sales quotas
    >Had to be on everyone's ass about preorders and subscriptions
    >Had to cut hours when already greatly understaffed because oops! You didn't meet your mid-week goal 🙂
    >13-14hr work days became the norm
    >Having to handle filthy consoles or handhelds for trades
    >Mandatory 6 day work weeks throughout the holidays
    >Got shitty pay to deal with angry Karens all day
    >Unsupervised kids running around after being dropped off like some free daycare center
    >All the "regulars" who would literally hang out all day talking about game while you're trying to work
    >Had to deal with guys making weird comments on the female employees
    >Got weird stuff told to me too because someone was feeling a bit too lonely

    • 3 weeks ago

      Did you got some pussy from your employees???

      • 3 weeks ago

        Nah. I didn't want to deal with any drama that could come from it

        >>Had to deal with guys making weird comments on the female employees
        I always thought this when there was a woman behind the counter
        Can't fricking imagine

        Most of the time it was just awkward (and kinda sad) attempts to flirt that got a bit uncomfortable. Or small talk that was dragged out longer than it needed to and would hold up the line just so they could talk to the girls for an extra minute or so. There was only a few, very rare occasions where we had to tell guys they were banned from the store due to making very ominous comments or were on the verge of becoming a legit stalker. Shit was wild.

    • 3 weeks ago

      >>Had to deal with guys making weird comments on the female employees
      I always thought this when there was a woman behind the counter
      Can't fricking imagine

    • 3 weeks ago

      >All the "regulars" who would literally hang out all day talking about game while you're trying to work
      This is the classic Y2K experience that zoomers have second hand nostalgia for.

  48. 3 weeks ago

    it was back when the PS2 was new

    >go into Gamestop
    >see promotion
    >"Buy PS2 Network Adapter, get free copy of Everquest Online Adventures"
    >oh shit, rad
    >go home
    >grab a few games to trade in
    >go back to gamestop
    >try to take advantage of currently advertised promotion
    >"Sorry, the promotion expired, we can't honor it"
    >poster and standee still on front of register
    >giant poster still sitting by PS2 games
    >cardboard rack of PS2 Network Adapters and copies of EQOA
    >clearly says expiration date is the next day
    >question employee as to why they said it was expired
    >they shrug, i ask for manager
    >ask manager
    >"Corporate told us that the promotion expired yesterday even though the date says tomorrow"
    >question why the advertisements are still up
    >manager comes up with shitty excuse saying they were too busy
    >store was empty aside from me and has been for over an hour
    >another customer comes in
    >picks up a network adapter and a copy of the game
    >purchases it
    >other employee thinks I can't hear the transaction
    >gets game for free with purchase of network adapter
    >go full teenager Karen mode
    >after 30 minutes of literally arguing with the manager
    >find out they didn't want to honor it with me because they said i traded in a copy of a game that didn't work
    >call bullshit
    >finally get game for free with network adapter after enough b***hing
    >talk to Gamestop employee friend later
    >says that they were encouraged to stop people from taking that deal because they were losing money and would only let people who had active preorders and Game Informer subscriptions get deal because otherwise they got penalized in the system

    Frick Gamestop, I never went back to that store

  49. 3 weeks ago

    i know Yankee candles smell good but c'mon

  50. 3 weeks ago

    >be me
    >angry hedgefund manager that tried to bankrupt gamestop
    >its now profitable
    >go to Ganker to generate hate for the funko pop museum

    you can't win. the price will not make sense. retribution is coming.

    • 3 weeks ago

      My dude GameStop stock cratered today

  51. 3 weeks ago

    write better bait next time ^

  52. 3 weeks ago

    Never had any bad experiences but I remember 2 years ago, I was there browsing some games when this FAT LARD walks in to buy some starwars merch and at the desk, he pays and... I SHIT YOU NOT

    He says "May the force grant me some b***hes"
    I wanted to throw up

    • 3 weeks ago

      It’s okay anon he was using that funny ironic dialect that twitter loves so much, he’s not a slobbering autistic weirdo he’s just a funny little guy, haha. You know funny little guys? Man I love Oneyplays.

  53. 3 weeks ago

    I pre-order Sakura Wars for the PS2 and they gave me a gutted copy with no box (it's one of those game that is suppose to come with a box) and missing the second dvd which was suppose to be the game but with Japanese voices.
    I asked for my money back w/ receipt and the clerk wouldn't take it because it was opened. Had to bust out the regoninal manager for this. The solution was for me to drive 10 miles to another gamestop in the mall that had a sealed copy. Absolutely nothing else for my inconveniance.

    Gamestop is pretty much the only place to buy obscure Japanese games before the age of online shopping so I learned to always pre-order. Only a few other times I've had pre-order copies come gutted and refused every time.

  54. 3 weeks ago

    >just get my first job and am hype that I can afford my first console bought with my own money, the Xbox 360
    >go to gamestop shortly after Dead or Alive 4 releases because I want some fricking games for it and that one looks fine.
    >See the branded arcade stick that released for it, one made by Hori
    >decide to purchase it alongside DOA4

    The manager for this location was a redheaded dude probably 5'1" at best, he wasn't shaped like a dwarf or midget but he was probably one of the smallest normally proportioned dude I've seen and this motherfricker of course tried to sell me a Pro membership. I declined and he goes into this fit about how he's not going to sell me DOA4 and the arcade stick unless I buy the pro membership alongside it, and how it makes more sense to buy the pro plan than it is to buy an arcade stick that only worked for "one game". I knew even without looking it up that was complete bullshit that it would work only for DOA4 and even then that's an absolute shit way to even convince me either way. Shitting on a customer's purchase isn't a great way to upsell. So it was about 5 minutes or a bit more where he's unrelenting, and I just keep telling him no, I'm not going to buy the pro membership. He finally conceded and sold me the game and stick while acting like an utterly defeated and salty shell of a man. I really wonder if he tricked a customer into buying a pro plan that they didn't want with that: "i'm not selling you what you want if you don't buy what I want you to" line. You'd have to be an absolute pushover to cave, especially to that guy.

  55. 3 weeks ago

    One of the smaller stores I visited had like 4 people working at the same time. They kept asking if I needed help with anything and had to keep telling them no every two minutes. It was bizarre and annoying. The funny thing was the store was very messy and disorganized so they were just standing there not doing anything. Only reason that one is probably still in business is because its a very busy area.

  56. 3 weeks ago

    >buy game
    >disc is pulled out of paper enveloped and placed into generic dvd case with shitty art and the games title printed in size 12 font

  57. 3 weeks ago

    I took my ds in with other shit to trade and they offered me $6 for a mint original Nintendo DS. It wasn't until long after that I realized the Black person employee swiped my fricking river city ransom game that never left my gba slot. I had a similar incident at Funcoland when I sent my dad in to trade in a shit ton of super Nintendo games in like 2000. The yep, Black person employee uh missed a whole stack of games by accident of course. I sent my dad in with my list. I still got burned for a few so I called the district manager and lied about the extra games a bit. The few he ended up gettin me for were low price but I said I traded in breath of fire 2 since I did trade the first and something else. He gave me a $200 gift certificate.

    • 3 weeks ago

      Oh and many years later after Black folk robbed my apartment I went to the local gamestop to see if they maybe sold them my gears of war 3 360 console and the homosexualy white cumskin moron got snippy with me saying what do you want us to do? I said I'll buy it because it's mine.

      • 3 weeks ago

        You bought your own ayatem? moron. It already belonged to you.

        • 3 weeks ago

          No I didn't buy it but I would have had to and taken it to the police. I just asked the guy to look out for it because I figured that console was rare to be traded in at the time but the guy was a c**t.

  58. 3 weeks ago

    I bought $10k worth of shares at the peak and it fricking rugged.

  59. 3 weeks ago

    stood in line for TBC midnight release. ran out of copies when i was about 10 people away, despite my preorder. picked it up at walmart on the way home

  60. 3 weeks ago

    ive told this before, anyway
    >be hanging with out of town friends in their part of the state
    >skyrim is coming out the next night
    >go to preorder as it still had a meaning in my flyover
    > tells us theyll have a midnight release
    >get called and need to come back into work launch day now
    >figure ill just get it, drive back into work in the morning the go home to sleep after
    >we get there and the place is closed with no signs of opening
    >go to another like 30 miles away
    >they can see our shit in the system but cant honor it for reasons despite having exactly the amount of left over copies we were looking for
    >whatever buy it anyway
    >sat in a room for 5 hours with skyrim going on 10 various systems
    >go into work and on lunchbreak call the first one up for a refund
    >despite it being on my card i have to be there in person
    >not driving 100 miles back for 65 bucks unpaid to fix your frickup
    >absolute unchecked anger boils in my veins as i go super karen 4
    >dialing every single number associated to gamestop i can find and get a hold of from them
    >get off work and copy paste about 100 emails and keep making calls
    >get a call from the regional manager the next day and chew him out for an hour on company time
    >acquiesces in the form of a of 70 gamestop bucks
    >works for me
    unwanted dlc
    >use money to buy a game from a series im unfamiliar with for a friend that talked about it as bday gift
    >didnt like it for some reason dont even remember why any longer and b***hed about it to someone else as if it was my fault

  61. 3 weeks ago

    >preorder Mortal Kombat X because I really enjoyed MK9
    >still only have a 360 because money was tight at the time but I wanted to splurge on a new game
    >go to Gamestop on release day
    >employee tells me that they pushed back the 360 release date to an undetermined date
    >bummed but oh well. Ask for a refund because I don’t want my money tied up for who knows how long
    >employee starts being a giant homosexual about it basically refusing to refund me and telling me to wait it out
    >spend 10 minutes arguing with him before manager comes out from the back and finally does the refund
    >find out awhile later they ended up canceling the 360 version anyway
    Last time I ever went in a Gamestop and weirdly haven’t played a Mortal Kombat game since, but they look like they’ve gone to shit so I guess it’s fine

  62. 3 weeks ago

    >applied for a store manager position
    >after three months of dicking me around they finally try and onboard me as a clerk
    >the person who called me two weeks after to try and schedule more training wasn’t even the same manager i was in contact with because he was fricking everything up
    i obviously told them i wasn’t interested any more but man what a shitshow of a company

  63. 3 weeks ago

    >sprint to gamestop after leaving walmart because it's closing in 10 minutes
    >arrive out of breath
    >guy is clearly annoyed and asks what I'm looking for
    >ask if pokemon black is in stock and he says to walk over
    >adrenaline pumping so I speed walk to him without going around the front desk
    >end up buying used pokemon black without the case because it felt wrong to leave emptyhanded after getting scolded
    >refund it at another store the following day
    It's been maybe 13 years and I still haven't gone back to gamestop or played pokemon black and white.

  64. 3 weeks ago

    I looked at store manager once and the pay was decent for my age and state but from everything i heard it was probably gonna be the same stress for less pay just to say i got muh own store

  65. 3 weeks ago

    Every GS I've been to has smelled like fresh butthole. Not just shit, mind you, but the unique combination of musky ass smell and shit.

  66. 3 weeks ago

    We don't have gamestop here but we have EB. I bought Tekken 8 and then returned it the next day and they didn't give a frick

    • 3 weeks ago

      Does EB still exist? Seems like it should be a thing of the past by now.

      • 3 weeks ago

        Why is that? They seem to do alright. I'm thinking of buying a Gengar from there but my dog might want to frick it up

        • 3 weeks ago

          I haven't bought a physical game in years, downloads only. I assumed that was the standard now, meaning game stores basically didn't exist anymore.

          • 3 weeks ago

            I only buy PS5 and switch games there obviously. I just use steam like everyone else

            didnt know eb was in australia as well
            >t. kiwi

            Yeah but it makes sense they're in both places. Was surprised to see some kiwi chicken merchants were funding the last set of tests we had against you, I had to google who they are, I'm sure we could sell you chicken if we thought of it first

            • 3 weeks ago

              Did you know in NZ you basically can't buy normal sausages to put on the bbq? It's all "precooked" sausages in bags.

              • 3 weeks ago

                Bullshit. There's no way. That's got to be a stich up, don't you have butchers?

              • 3 weeks ago

                I'm an aussie but lived there for a while. Yeah they have butchers, it's sort of a gourmet thing to get normal uncooked sausages. I meant that in a supermarket they have loads of these bagged pre-cooked snags but no normal ones. Not that I saw anyway, this was like 6 years ago

              • 3 weeks ago

                Do they have Coles and Woolies like us? Sounds pretty dire but I wouldn't really expect much from supermarket snags in the first place

              • 3 weeks ago

                They have Woolies but they call it Countdown. Same green logo and everything.
                Then there's New World which is like a more expensive Woolies for posh c**ts
                Lastly there's PaknSave which is a big unfurnished warehouse stacked high with pallets of cheap food. Maoris shop there.

                This is absolute horseshit.
                You were either in some shit small town supermarket, the Mad Butcher, or didn't look hard enough.
                t. Kiwigay

                aus falseflag for sure

                I tell you only what I saw with my own eyes. I couldn't believe what I was seeing.
                >$5 per capsicum (bell pepper)

              • 3 weeks ago

                Sounds dire indeed. Woolies is pushing the limits of what people will take in Australia now. Everything is pretty expensive.

              • 3 weeks ago

                This is absolute horseshit.
                You were either in some shit small town supermarket, the Mad Butcher, or didn't look hard enough.
                t. Kiwigay

              • 3 weeks ago

                aus falseflag for sure

    • 3 weeks ago

      didnt know eb was in australia as well
      >t. kiwi

  67. 3 weeks ago

    >be me
    >preordered tears of the kingdom
    >get to the store at 9pm for the "midnight release"
    >there's 500+ people waiting
    >moron employees completely overwhelmed
    >make everyone wait in a line and it goes outside the shopping centre
    >its like -5c outside
    >meth junkies keep hassling people in line for money
    >wait in the line until 2am freezing my ass off
    >finally get zelda after 5 hours of waiting
    never fricking again. i have nostalgia for the old days of waiting in lines for halo etc, but this fricking sucked. thank god we have downloads now. i hope gamestop dies a horrible painful death.

  68. 3 weeks ago

    I know the US had shit like dial up internet and stuff long after our nations did, but there’s no fricking way you still have physical GameStop locations?

  69. 3 weeks ago

    This was not directly me but I asked my aunt for a copy of Oblivion and she bought it at gamestop, used, cd scratched like hell on a random box and it was worth 45 bucks. Checked amazon and there was the Goty edition brand new for 15. Fricke em

  70. 3 weeks ago

    >KH3 midnight release with my bro
    >waited years for this
    >cold and rainy, but it's january whatev
    >finally let inside
    >staff is pissy and rude trying to organize everybody
    >start handing out numbers
    >thank staff, say how excited we are
    >staff still cranky as frick
    >try to talk to some people waiting
    >everyone else is in a shit mood also
    >finally get game
    >staff tells us to gtfo so they can close
    >peel outta there and race home
    >pop disk in
    >game is shit
    >play for a couple hours
    >fall asleep during one of the cutscenes
    what a terrible night all around

  71. 3 weeks ago

    >buy Mercenaries 2
    >go home
    >it's fricking Mercenaries 1 in the case
    >game is fun and was the same price
    >just keep it

  72. 3 weeks ago

    They closed in my country. I never bought much there anyway as it was if anything overpriced and only sold whatever the current gen was. Shit company tbh much better used game stores like CEX now

  73. 3 weeks ago

    I walked by one once and was tempted to walk inside, but I saw a massive line. Naturally, I was curious about what game could be so popular that it spawned a line of people waiting for an opportunity to purchase it.
    I looked in the window and saw that it was also too packed inside to see what people were buying, so I went to the entrance instead.
    When I got there however, I was shocked to see that people were walking out without any game or merchandise in hand, not a single purchase.
    Naturally this baffled me, so I strained to look into the gamestop store past the crowd.
    Finally, after a few moments of scanning for an opening I saw what was really going on.
    Directly in front of the gamestop counter and wearing some weird frilly cosplay was OP, kneeling on the ground with spaghetti spilling out of his pockets.
    He was desperately sucking the whole store off one by one while mumbling something about "fricking gamestop".

    I immediately decided that I wanted nothing to do with this spectacle and did a 360 away from the store, and went into my going into games machine.

  74. 3 weeks ago

    Every time I walk into a gamestop; it becomes a miserable experience.

  75. 3 weeks ago

    I haven't been to a Gamestop in years

  76. 3 weeks ago

    >be me, 2015
    >in line for Arkham Knight midnight release with a few friends
    >second in line
    >around a bunch of gays wearing batman costumes and a girl wearing a Harley Quinn suit
    >get my copy and go to my friends car
    >as we drive away I scream out “Jason Todd is the Arkham Knight”
    >hear everybody losing their shit

    Anybody with half a brain knew Jason as the Knight already so I don’t feel too bad, but hearing all those nerds seethe was probably the funniest thing that ever happened to me

  77. 3 weeks ago

    How do you have a bad experience here. Literally just go in and buy what you want. It's a fricking store, not a trial.

  78. 3 weeks ago

    hey, hey, do you know what *snickers* do you know what gamestop rhymes with?

  79. 3 weeks ago

    I can’t believe this happened this year
    >preorder special edition of Rebirth
    >wait in line for too long bc it was on my way and convenient to stop by
    >guy at the counter takes way too fricking long to do anything
    >several black families buying random hardware in front of me
    >some fat guy behind me with some nintendo merch, not even a game
    >finally get there
    >asks to resub my pro membership
    >tells me about the benefits
    >no, I obviously know the benefits, I had it before
    >tells me I get GI sub with it
    >no motherfricker
    >asks me for warranty on the disc
    >tries to give me a personal anecdote to sell me on it
    >no, scratches dont matter after youve installed, at that point its just a key
    >you sure?
    >he has done with with every customer
    >come back to get Rebirth on launch
    >no special edition, says the preorder date for it closed weeks ago, guy at the counter when I was there before didn’t even tell me, just put me down for the standard even though that’s not what I asked for
    >I looked this dead-eyed fish in the face and told him it was the special edition and confirmed the price with him
    >only upside is I snagged a copy of Under Night 2
    Why wouldnt you tell me the preorders closed for the thing I asked for? Why would you put down another edition? Probably wanted to trick me into getting a sale, figured if I couldn’t get the special one Id have gone somewhere else, which is true, id have gone to walmart on launch day.

  80. 3 weeks ago

    The women working there did not reward my vidya knowledge with sex. Fricking posers and gamer oppressors..

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