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BadMoon
02-09-2008, 09:36 AM
Ok I have threatened before but this time I am done. They will get no more trade ins, no more money, nothing from me ever! I am tired of being lied too and the attempts at manipulation to every day customers is just crazy. What now you ask? I go in and ask for Lost Odyssey. The kid tells me its not out. I thanked him and went to walk away and his manager says to me "You better pre-order it." I tell him no thank you. He then says "Thats fine we wont have extra copies." I say you know what thats fine because I will buy it else where. As stated before they get rated as stores by how many pre-orders they get. So they will tell the customer anything to get them. Then when a game is released lots of stores will actually tell you they don't have any. When in fact they hide them in the back. This is their attempt at trying to teach the customer a lesson. They figure if they lie the next time you will pre-order. I have caught them in various lies. No more will I go through this crap. I might even write the company a letter.

BadMoon
02-09-2008, 09:37 AM
Oh and EB stands for EVIL BASTARDS!

King Darkness
02-09-2008, 09:38 AM
WTF are you ranting about Keith?

BadMoon
02-09-2008, 09:40 AM
WTF are you ranting about Keith?

The lies and manipulation attempts by a ****ty company. :rotfl :rotfl :rotfl

King Darkness
02-09-2008, 09:42 AM
The lies and manipulation attempts by a ****ty company. :rotfl :rotfl :rotfl

Look Keith, I know they said it would add inches, but its just marketing man.

Just be happy with what God gave you.

BadMoon
02-09-2008, 09:43 AM
:monkey5:monkey5:monkey5:monkey5

King Darkness
02-09-2008, 09:44 AM
:D..........

bagelsncheesey
02-09-2008, 10:03 AM
Thought you would've learned your lesson by now buddy. EB sucks! Employees there never know what the hell they're talking about. My dog knows more about video games than they do.

The ill Jedi
02-09-2008, 10:16 AM
Look Keith, I know they said it would add inches, but its just marketing man.

Just be happy with what God gave you.
:rotfl:rotfl:rotfl

Keith the 'Rant Master'!!! :rock

The ill Jedi
02-09-2008, 10:19 AM
I NEVER go to EB or Gamestop, I always get my games at Target or Best Buy, either that or I rent them from Gamefly (they also have a buy option for cheaper than stores).

BadMoon
02-09-2008, 10:22 AM
I am with you. I am so sick of those douche bags. They need nerd blanked on! :rock

McHavyck
02-09-2008, 10:25 AM
We should all pool our money and open a game store where people actually know WTF they're talking about.

I think that means we'd need to be the ones working there too.

lerath666
02-09-2008, 12:54 PM
I'm a hardcore geek. I worked at gamestop for 4 and a half years. I was a 2nd assistant Manager, and eventualy an assistant manager. I stayed after gamestop Bought EB games, and was eventualoy fired becuase the new district manager did not approve of the way I worked with my customers.
We had policies in place to only hire people who knew games, and could be usefull to the customers. however during the last year i was there, several of the policies started to change. For one, we were incouraged to LIE to the customers inorder to get reservations. We were told to " do whatever it takes to get them to reserve a game, get a discount card/ magazine subscription, and spend 100$ in the store" treat every customer like that. Also, minimize your contact with them, spend no more than 5 minites with them, if you can't help them within that time frame, then tough luck, move on.
When I started with them, they were a great place to work, and a joy to be a part of. By the time i was dismissed, there had been so many... changes.
I suppose having a store manager who would cheat on payroll and doctor hours to prevent paying overtime, and having a District Manager who would look the otherway at this weekly activity should have tipped me off, eh?

Point is, DOn't shop there. I don't and I'd recomend no one else do it either.
You're promoting shoddy buisness practices, and rewarding bad behavior

Shame too, **** Fontaine was a nice guy.

darthviper107
02-09-2008, 02:14 PM
Yeah, it's true. I've heard stories where they get a new game in and if you want to buy it they'll ask if you have a preorder and if you don't then they'll say they don't have extra copies, but then they'll miraculously find a copy but they'll only sell it to you if you buy a preorder.

And really the only reason for preorders is because they will have that money where they lose nothing and they can get interest on it for several months before they ever get the game.


I usually just buy from Wal-Mart or something, or even Newegg.com which usually has a few dollars off regular price when games come out (They had the Halo 3 Legendary Edition for $120 instead of $130) and no Gamestop hassles.

BadMoon
02-09-2008, 03:36 PM
I'm a hardcore geek. I worked at gamestop for 4 and a half years. I was a 2nd assistant Manager, and eventualy an assistant manager. I stayed after gamestop Bought EB games, and was eventualoy fired becuase the new district manager did not approve of the way I worked with my customers.
We had policies in place to only hire people who knew games, and could be usefull to the customers. however during the last year i was there, several of the policies started to change. For one, we were incouraged to LIE to the customers inorder to get reservations. We were told to " do whatever it takes to get them to reserve a game, get a discount card/ magazine subscription, and spend 100$ in the store" treat every customer like that. Also, minimize your contact with them, spend no more than 5 minites with them, if you can't help them within that time frame, then tough luck, move on.
When I started with them, they were a great place to work, and a joy to be a part of. By the time i was dismissed, there had been so many... changes.
I suppose having a store manager who would cheat on payroll and doctor hours to prevent paying overtime, and having a District Manager who would look the otherway at this weekly activity should have tipped me off, eh?

Point is, DOn't shop there. I don't and I'd recomend no one else do it either.
You're promoting shoddy buisness practices, and rewarding bad behavior

Shame too, **** Fontaine was a nice guy.


Best thing I ever did was walk out on them in 2002. :D

bagelsncheesey
02-09-2008, 07:47 PM
We should all pool our money and open a game store where people actually know WTF they're talking about.

I think that means we'd need to be the ones working there too.

I'm down.

:rock

tomandshell
02-09-2008, 07:53 PM
If we do open a game store, we need to hire this guy:


http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/4774/geeklu7.jpg

bagelsncheesey
02-09-2008, 08:13 PM
If we do open a game store, we need to hire this guy:


http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/4774/geeklu7.jpg

:yuck:yuck:yuck:yuck:yuck:yuck

Jamal
02-09-2008, 08:29 PM
EB in Australia also sucks, im sick of being asked to pre order **** and get extended warranty. One dude in EB asked always tries to feed me the extended warranty protect your investment bull**** speech for the 100th time after he knows ive NEVER EVER buy it.

EB also stinks like ass, its either the employees who dont bathe or its the old fat dudes who lurk over in the PC RPG game section, i dunno who the **** it is but very EB stinks like ass..

Sniper33
02-09-2008, 08:33 PM
If we do open a game store, we need to hire this guy:


http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/4774/geeklu7.jpg


for some reason I can see pitu dressing up like that at no charge

nash
02-10-2008, 12:39 AM
Ive never experienced what you guys are talking about....but that's probably because I really don't give a **** if someone wants me to preorder something. I just say no thanks and walk out even if they keep talking to my back as I walk out the door.

I don't know why anyone would shop here just for the fact that their prices are higher than most other places that have new games readily available.

Kabukiman
02-10-2008, 07:50 AM
The one out by me (in a suburb strip mall) isn't so bad. However, I won't go into any of the ones in the malls in the city; they are ridiculously pushy, rude,
and live by the EB code posted about here and elsewhere on the internet.

The people at the store by me are helpful and friendly. I'm more than happy to bring my trade-ins there when they offer deals like bonus 20% toward certain purchases. With ebay prices going up and when you factor in my laziness, some of their trade-in specials are pretty good.

hairlesswookiee
02-10-2008, 08:24 AM
i still go to my EB... mainly because i know everyone that works there. i know dont have to preorder but most of the time they hook me up with free stuff.and even if i dont preorder they will usually set a copy of the game aside for me since they know im gonna get it anyways.
~~happened with the Elite and Wii.... i didnt order them but when they had one in that wasnt already preordered they set it aside and called me asking if i wanted one.

nash
02-10-2008, 08:27 AM
The one out by me (in a suburb strip mall) isn't so bad. However, I won't go into any of the ones in the malls in the city; they are ridiculously pushy, rude,
and live by the EB code posted about here and elsewhere on the internet.

The people at the store by me are helpful and friendly. I'm more than happy to bring my trade-ins there when they offer deals like bonus 20% toward certain purchases. With ebay prices going up and when you factor in my laziness, some of their trade-in specials are pretty good.

This is one huge reason why i love living in hawaii, locals here are way more laid back. a lot of mainlanders are just pricks in general. I see it all the time with tourists out at the bars here.

EVILFACE
02-10-2008, 09:47 AM
Meh, I just go to Best Buy on release day and get the game I want. And reward points too!

BadMoon
02-10-2008, 09:57 AM
Meh, I just go to Best Buy on release day and get the game I want. And reward points too!

That will be me from here on out. There is an EB right across the street where I work. I will even drive out of my way from now on to either go to CC or BB. I will not give these ******es any more of my money.

Darth Caedus
02-10-2008, 11:22 AM
yea, EB is a giant piece of crap. The only reason I go to EB is to trade in my old gamecube games cubes to get a discount on the game I really want to buy. Other than that, I will NEVER go to that piece of crap store.

NASEDO
02-10-2008, 11:35 AM
I had this happen to me in EB, When socom came out I went there to get it, and they said did u preorder, if not we cant sell it to u, so I went to Walmart, EB sucks.

Darth Caedus
02-10-2008, 11:38 AM
I had this happen to me in EB, When socom came out I went there to get it, and they said did u preorder, if not we cant sell it to u, so I went to Walmart, EB sucks.

:rotfl:rotfl:rotfl:rotfl Well, Walmart isn't much better

BadMoon
02-10-2008, 11:57 AM
I just can't understand being in the retail business and not wanting to sell something. Seems like a great marketing and business strategy if you ask me. :rolleyes:

DouglasMcc
02-10-2008, 03:26 PM
I'm not going to defend the company - it really has gone downhill since Gamestop, Software Etc. bought out EB. However, I think some of you guys are putting too much blame on the employees. I worked as an Assistant Manager for 2 years and a Store Manager for 1 before going actually using my college degree and getting certified to teach. This was in 1999 to 2001, so it was before the EB takeover, but I still have friends in the company so I have a good sense of current events. The employee manuals going around are mostly true. They don't come out and say lie to a customer, that would be grounds for a lawsuit. But, they do imply it. Most of the District Managers and some of the Store Managers are game-illiterate a$$holes, but that's because the company wants it that way. People who actual know and play games might develop a conscious when being feed obvious misleading info to get sales/ prepurchases. But, the sales people get a bad rep for just doing their job. The example before about an employee asking for the 100th time despite the customer not buying an extended warranty is a good example. My best friend manages one of the local stores and he asks me every time if I want to pre-purchase this or that and offers the warranties, etc. al. He knows I have no interest in them. It's become a kind of joke to us. But, he has not choice. If a secret shopper observes him not following procedure, it can lead to a write-up or other disciplinary action. Hell, the company also encourages employees to backstap each other so that's also a possibility. I am sure there are plenty of crap formalities we all have to go through to keep our jobs. Is it our fault? My friend has been moved from store to store over the last 3 years due to actually being honest - he will tell a customer if a game is a piece of crap - doesn't matter if it's a huge advertiser or not. The only reason he hasn't been fired is he has a huge customer "fan" base if you will and makes the company money. Point being, the company and it's policies are to blame. Gamestop bought out EB to eliminate competition, but doing so hurt them financially. This also pissed off Wal-Mart and Best Buy who deliberately offer big new games cheaper to bring people in. If Wal-Mart gets a title in first in an area, a manager can expect dozens of canceled pre-purchases. That usually leads to reprimands or write-ups despite the fact that he had no control over the situation.

As a side note, they have recently changed the pre-purchase policies as well for employees. It used to be that if a person pre-purchased a game, it counted as a +1 to that salesman's count and the stores numbers for the week. If the person canceled it before the game was released it was a -1 since the store lost a pre-sale. But, if the customer waited til after the game was released to cancel it (bad review, sh#tty demo, etc.), it didn't hurt the store. Well, now, ANY canceled pre-purchase counts against the store. We live beside Fort Bragg so many of the purchases are military based. Recently, a soldier returned from the Middle East after being deployed for close to a year. He was a big gamer and had over 10 games pre-purchased. Well, most of these had already been released - and he had had friends pick them up elsewhere and ship them to his unit, so he came in and canceled all the pre-purchases. He only asked for store credit, even though he could have demanded cash back, so it's not like the store even lost money. District Manager still called to bi#ch at the end of the week because he had 17 cancellations that Wed. (13 from that one soldier). How the hell is a manager suppose to survive in those conditions? You are pretty much damned either way - left to Fates whims. I stopped pre-purchasing too, but mainly because I am very finicky and didn't want to take a chance of hurting him my friend's numbers I changed my mind. A lot of people have done the same, so, once again, a stupid policy designed to improve pre-purchases has bitten them on the arse because the bureaucrats who run the company don't understand the gaming culture .... sigh ... :monkey2

BadMoon
02-10-2008, 04:09 PM
I'm not going to defend the company - it really has gone downhill since Gamestop, Software Etc. bought out EB. However, I think some of you guys are putting too much blame on the employees. I worked as an Assistant Manager for 2 years and a Store Manager for 1 before going actually using my college degree and getting certified to teach. This was in 1999 to 2001, so it was before the EB takeover, but I still have friends in the company so I have a good sense of current events. The employee manuals going around are mostly true. They don't come out and say lie to a customer, that would be grounds for a lawsuit. But, they do imply it. Most of the District Managers and some of the Store Managers are game-illiterate a$$holes, but that's because the company wants it that way. People who actual know and play games might develop a conscious when being feed obvious misleading info to get sales/ prepurchases. But, the sales people get a bad rep for just doing their job. The example before about an employee asking for the 100th time despite the customer not buying an extended warranty is a good example. My best friend manages one of the local stores and he asks me every time if I want to pre-purchase this or that and offers the warranties, etc. al. He knows I have no interest in them. It's become a kind of joke to us. But, he has not choice. If a secret shopper observes him not following procedure, it can lead to a write-up or other disciplinary action. Hell, the company also encourages employees to backstap each other so that's also a possibility. I am sure there are plenty of crap formalities we all have to go through to keep our jobs. Is it our fault? My friend has been moved from store to store over the last 3 years due to actually being honest - he will tell a customer if a game is a piece of crap - doesn't matter if it's a huge advertiser or not. The only reason he hasn't been fired is he has a huge customer "fan" base if you will and makes the company money. Point being, the company and it's policies are to blame. Gamestop bought out EB to eliminate competition, but doing so hurt them financially. This also pissed off Wal-Mart and Best Buy who deliberately offer big new games cheaper to bring people in. If Wal-Mart gets a title in first in an area, a manager can expect dozens of canceled pre-purchases. That usually leads to reprimands or write-ups despite the fact that he had no control over the situation.

As a side note, they have recently changed the pre-purchase policies as well for employees. It used to be that if a person pre-purchased a game, it counted as a +1 to that salesman's count and the stores numbers for the week. If the person canceled it before the game was released it was a -1 since the store lost a pre-sale. But, if the customer waited til after the game was released to cancel it (bad review, sh#tty demo, etc.), it didn't hurt the store. Well, now, ANY canceled pre-purchase counts against the store. We live beside Fort Bragg so many of the purchases are military based. Recently, a soldier returned from the Middle East after being deployed for close to a year. He was a big gamer and had over 10 games pre-purchased. Well, most of these had already been released - and he had had friends pick them up elsewhere and ship them to his unit, so he came in and canceled all the pre-purchases. He only asked for store credit, even though he could have demanded cash back, so it's not like the store even lost money. District Manager still called to bi#ch at the end of the week because he had 17 cancellations that Wed. (13 from that one soldier). How the hell is a manager suppose to survive in those conditions? You are pretty much damned either way - left to Fates whims. I stopped pre-purchasing too, but mainly because I am very finicky and didn't want to take a chance of hurting him my friend's numbers I changed my mind. A lot of people have done the same, so, once again, a stupid policy designed to improve pre-purchases has bitten them on the arse because the bureaucrats who run the company don't understand the gaming culture .... sigh ... :monkey2

Hence why I quit and got a real job. Anyone that works for a company that treats their employees and customers like crap for that matter should quit. If they believe in that sort of practice then by all means stay. I quit the day they asked me to call hospitals and homeless shelters for used games. I couldn't even believe I was asked. I was an assistant manager as well. I never followed their shoddy ways and our store was one of the top ones. Go figure. That being said I couldn't work for a company that I felt operated without morals. This is one company that really acts in such a way. I say if you work there then seek out another job. You will feel much better. I know I did. What a ****ty place to work. I feel bad for the people that truly love games and really want to work there. What a shame. If this company keeps it up they will end up just like EB. That is one day when I will smile. For now as stated earlier they will get no more from me. I may also submit something to the better business bureau although I know damn well it will do nothing.

lerath666
02-10-2008, 06:23 PM
Hell, about once a month i debate turning them in for the fraudulent payroll practices. the problem being, I'm sure i'd just be labeled as " disgrunteled ex-employee #29658471" and the complaint would go unheard.
Meh, Now I'm back in school a little more than a year away from a degree in game design. I love the industry, Just tired of being on the front lines. Time to go become a general, Like Kojima or Miyomoto. :D

BadMoon
02-10-2008, 06:39 PM
Hell, about once a month i debate turning them in for the fraudulent payroll practices. the problem being, I'm sure i'd just be labeled as " disgrunteled ex-employee #29658471" and the complaint would go unheard.
Meh, Now I'm back in school a little more than a year away from a degree in game design. I love the industry, Just tired of being on the front lines. Time to go become a general, Like Kojima or Miyomoto. :D

I know what you mean. I just don't know how they get away with all this crap. I never have known any other store to be as dishonest as this one. My hate for this company is ever growing. I really hate them. LOL! I am not a hate type of person either. I think what makes me mad the most is that I see potential for stores like these. They should be a cool place to hang out and discuss games. Have fun buy your games and go home. Not be bossed around and lied too. At the end of the day retail is about selling. If you breed an environment that actually makes your employees feel like they shouldn't then you should fail. I hope they fall hard. I think it will take a new company in order to do it. While the big box stores get the games you still don't have the variety or access to trade stuff in. I don't think BB and CC should be the go to places. Someone needs to step up and take control. Anyone want to back me I am all game. :cool:

Kabukiman
02-10-2008, 07:26 PM
It makes me sad to admit, but I don't think anybody could start a video game store to compete. Due to the extremely low markup of new games and hardware, the EB model is the only one I could see working.

That said, if I were to start a new game store, I would sell new and used (with an emphasis on used) just like EB but without the pushy sales people. I would offset the loss of the sales pitch by designing my store as a place to hang out; hosting tournaments, maybe renting out rooms or whatever. If you can get butts in the store, I think that would translate into sales.

It would be a kind of combination of the EB and tabletop game store business models.

BadMoon
02-10-2008, 07:43 PM
It makes me sad to admit, but I don't think anybody could start a video game store to compete. Due to the extremely low markup of new games and hardware, the EB model is the only one I could see working.

That said, if I were to start a new game store, I would sell new and used (with an emphasis on used) just like EB but without the pushy sales people. I would offset the loss of the sales pitch by designing my store as a place to hang out; hosting tournaments, maybe renting out rooms or whatever. If you can get butts in the store, I think that would translate into sales.

It would be a kind of combination of the EB and tabletop game store business models.

Not to mention add comics and toys to the mix. 1 store to rule them all so to speak. :rotfl Seriously it would work. You could have all types of cool marketing campaigns to out wit the EBs of the world.

Darth Caedus
02-10-2008, 07:52 PM
Not to mention add comics and toys to the mix. 1 store to rule them all so to speak. :rotfl Seriously it would work. You could have all types of cool marketing campaigns to out wit the EBs of the world.

Yea, the large game industry selling stores (like best buy, walmart) would destroy any smaller sole video games store. You woud have to differentiate yourself form those larger companies; by adding toys, etc to establish your brand identity and brand personality. I've studied these kinds of markets and lots of the smaller chains don't last long. It would be interesting and fun to open this type of store, but probably not practical or long-running.


Found this kind of funny, I went to their site and found EB Games' mission/vision/values and this is what it said.

About Us

GameStop is the world's largest video game retailer. With over 4,400 stores located throughout the United States and 15 countries, we are the retail destination for gamers around the world.

Our GameStop, EB Games and Electronics Boutique retail locations set us apart in the industry. Everything that we offer our customers—from our expansive selection of new products, to our knowledgeable associates and our value-added pre-owned products—is geared to deliver customer satisfaction. We complement our store network with GameStop.com and EBgames.com, and publish Game Informer, one of the industry's largest circulation video game magazines.

Together, we hold a passion for gaming, a commitment to our industry and a disciplined business perspective to continuously drive value with shareholders, customers, vendors and employees.


Well, that is all just pure :censored

BadMoon
02-10-2008, 08:02 PM
Yea, the large game industry selling stores (like best buy, walmart) would destroy any smaller sole video games store. You woud have to differentiate yourself form those larger companies; by adding toys, etc to establish your brand identity and brand personality. I've studied these kinds of markets and lots of the smaller chains don't last long. It would be interesting and fun to open this type of store, but probably not practical or long-running.


Found this kind of funny, I went to their site and found EB Games' mission/vision/values and this is what it said.


Well, that is all just pure :censored

I have half a mind to make my wife record me reading this to some tool who works there. :rotfl

mfoga
02-10-2008, 08:32 PM
Hell, about once a month i debate turning them in for the fraudulent payroll practices. the problem being, I'm sure i'd just be labeled as " disgrunteled ex-employee #29658471" and the complaint would go unheard.
Meh, Now I'm back in school a little more than a year away from a degree in game design. I love the industry, Just tired of being on the front lines. Time to go become a general, Like Kojima or Miyomoto. :D

If they are truly doing something thats fraudulent as far as payroll don't wait even a second to turn them in. But don't goto corporate goto the labor board. I am not sure how things are out in your neck of the woods but I can tell you that in CA complaints about payroll , and stuff like that are not taken lightly by the labor board. They will put the smack down real fast if they find a violation.

BadMoon
02-10-2008, 08:33 PM
If they are truly doing something thats fraudulent as far as payroll don't wait even a second to turn them in. But don't goto corporate goto the labor board. I am not sure how things are out in your neck of the woods but I can tell you that in CA complaints about payroll , and stuff like that are not taken lightly by the labor board. They will put the smack down real fast if they find a violation.

Hell yeah! :rock

Bardoon
02-10-2008, 09:08 PM
The Gamestop I go to isn't too bad.

Doug, the former manager there was like the guy you described. Very cool, knowledgeable and HONEST. He would indeed tell you if a game would suck or not and often would poke fun at me when I'd buy a game he thought was terrible.

I think he actually got a big raise and moved to another store to help increase their sales cause he had a good personality and that customer "fan base" you speak of.

The new manager isn't too bad, but he isn't as talkative and welcoming as the other guy. Oh and our Gamestop doesn't lie about extra copies, they just "encourage" pre-ordering...usually on the BIG games they get extra copies (like Devil May Cry 4 recently for example) and they actually do the opposite of what some of you all say. They have their extra copies out in the open and their pre-orders locked up!

BadMoon
02-11-2008, 06:38 AM
One more gripe. I went to file a complaint on their website. You have to have a receipt to leave a complaint. So I guess you have to buy something in order to complain about their service. :rolleyes:

KitFisto
02-11-2008, 11:11 AM
One more gripe. I went to file a complaint on their website. You have to have a receipt to leave a complaint. So I guess you have to buy something in order to complain about their service. :rolleyes:

:rotfl

Exactly. They know people that PO products are happy so they will never complain. Those that don't PO mean nothing to them so they could care less about your complaint so they won't even let you complain.

mfoga
02-11-2008, 11:13 AM
One more gripe. I went to file a complaint on their website. You have to have a receipt to leave a complaint. So I guess you have to buy something in order to complain about their service. :rolleyes:

I have a gamestop receipt for a used game you can use to complain.:D

BadMoon
02-11-2008, 11:50 AM
My wife called there today to ask about a DS game. (She wasn't aware of my boycott) The guy told her the game came out yesterday. She said that it seemed weird to come out on a Sunday. Guess what the F'n idiot told her. I will quote:

"Yeah it came out on Sunday because its the winter time. It is cold out and we can't have midnight openings." I never knew them to open at midnight for a DS game that I never even heard of. What an ass!

WTF kinda answer is that. :lol I swear they are all just retarded. I emplore you to call and bug the hell out of my local EB. 717-564-5116 and 717-763-0844. Go ahead call them and see how you are treated. The bastards and their ****ty company. :rotfl

Kabukiman
02-11-2008, 12:20 PM
Ah, she must have been calling about Professor Layton. That came out yesterday, I thought a Sunday launch was weird too.

BadMoon
02-11-2008, 12:25 PM
Ah, she must have been calling about Professor Layton. That came out yesterday, I thought a Sunday launch was weird too.

Yep thats the one. Those damn winter time games. :monkey1

vader70450
02-12-2008, 10:07 PM
FYI....Gamestop owns all of the EBs....

Jen
02-13-2008, 12:29 AM
I buy my games at GameCrazy....don't think they are owned by the same company that owns EB. Anyway, the people that work there are cool, share their opinions on games they liked/didn't, don't care if you pre-order or not, have a great selection of used games and hold tournaments. I could probably walk across the street and get the game for a few bucks cheaper at Target, but I like the service I get there and I'm happy to give them my business. I've walked into an EB before, but didn't buy anything. The store I went to was so cluttered and disorganized...I looked around for a minute and walked out. Definitely didn't have a welcoming feeling to it.

mfoga
02-13-2008, 11:11 AM
I buy my games at GameCrazy....don't think they are owned by the same company that owns EB. Anyway, the people that work there are cool, share their opinions on games they liked/didn't, don't care if you pre-order or not, have a great selection of used games and hold tournaments. I could probably walk across the street and get the game for a few bucks cheaper at Target, but I like the service I get there and I'm happy to give them my business. I've walked into an EB before, but didn't buy anything. The store I went to was so cluttered and disorganized...I looked around for a minute and walked out. Definitely didn't have a welcoming feeling to it.
Game Crazy is owned by Hollywood Video. I am not sure how much longer they may be around since Hollywood Video is trouble and closing stores left and right.

BadMoon
02-13-2008, 01:21 PM
I will be driving about 5 miles out of my way today just to pick up my game. Take that you lying bastards. :lol