They're really nice for retail employees in my experience. Only had a "bad experience" once, and that was just mild douchery from a college student who was probably having a bad day.I feel bad for those employees, they already eat mud by the sounds of it, now they’re out of work when it’s hard to find similar jobs.
To be fair, I'll bet you have played more videogames during the lockdown.
I feel bad for those employees, they already eat mud by the sounds of it, now they’re out of work when it’s hard to find similar jobs.
Gamestop model is done, and I've always hated how they treat customers and their employees (although I don't want anyone to be out of work). Going into their stores when I did go was like being attacked by telemarketers by the cashiers and floor staff.
Weren't they the ones who tried to qualify for "necessary status" during COVID to stay open?
I know people are doing backflips and celebrating that GameStop is closing more stores, but I rather deal with them than going to Wal-Mart searching for a game with nonchalant workers who don’t know or care about games. I never really had an issue with GameStop in all my years of shopping there and even meet a lot of cool people, but I did hear horror stories from workers, so I can understand some negativity from their perspective. Still if GameStop goes under, I think that could be kind of bad for the industry and one big blow for physical media.
GS model is setting high prices knowing some of their gamers will trade games in, so their strategy is to lock in a consumer with double fisted trade and buy mentality.They charge too much. I was in a Walmart Superstore just about a hundred feet away and they had the same Nintendo switch games for 10 or $20 less.
I dont need the person ringing up my shit to give a fuck about what I'm buying. I also appreciate them being nonchalant as opposed to aggressive.
Also where in the heck were gyms, barber shops, and tattoo parlors considered essential?
Physical games are not dinosaurs.Off of whatever digital distribution service that isn't the Epic Store, sure. Gamestop's kind of a dinosaur when it comes to distribution models aside from other problems - but I do agree for areas with shitty internet, it might be more of a "necessity" but it seems like a shallow justification for risking people's lives.
I think people trying to point the finger at tactical mistakes are missing the big picture. Gamestop was doomed because the way people purchase and consume content changed. It's the same thing that happened to Blockbuster. The market changed and their business model couldn't adapt.
I still don't understand the hate for Gamestop. I've used them for years upon years. Never had any issues. They traded in my games and hardware. I bought games and hardware from them. It is a game store where you can buy games and hardware. What is there to hate?
That said, my little city has 4 Gamestops. I think thats too many. If they closed down 2 or even 3 of them I would still drive to the remaining one.
I´m sorry for the people losing their jobs, but Gamestop as a company won`t be missed when they`re gone.
GS model is setting high prices knowing some of their gamers will trade games in, so their strategy is to lock in a consumer with double fisted trade and buy mentality.
Has little to do with them being assholes but rather the industry going digital.
The sloppiness is jabbing pins into the wound. It's painful to watch. GameStop already has an obvious audience with cash to burn, respect them a bit.
Getting core gamers back into the stores is more sensible than playing whack-a-mole trying to sell DVDs, Gunpla, Lego, or whatever toy they'll see dollar signs in next.
I wonder how many people will get burned out of next-gen pre-order money by the GS's that shut down.
Gamestop tried that. In fact, I bought the first Total War game from Gamestop digitally when no one else had it available digitally or physically, not even available on Steam at the time.They should just liquidate all of their assets and become a digital gaming service that functions like Steam and Game Pass.