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I stopped buying anything from gamestop after what happened to me a quite a few years ago:

I walk into the store thats inside the local mall. I buy a PS2 game and an online adapter for my Fat PS2. As I was leaving the store I opened the game disk and noticed it was pretty scratched up. Without stepping foot outside the store I turned around, walked to the cash and asked about the condition. What I got was a "yea we tested it and it works perfect" and I replied "I don't care, I'm not paying for something this scratched" so the girl took the disc and reciept and when she looked at the top of the disc she had a funny look on her face and looked at me and said "This game has a scratch on the TOP of the disc, which causes issues with the disc reading, we can't buy this...". I was taken aback... I didn't know what to say at first but then I said "But I just bought this here 3 seconds ago, you even saw that" and they said "Sorry store policy".. I asked to speak to the Manager and got a "I am the store Manager".. So I snapped the disc in front of them and dropped it on the counter and left with some not so kind words for her, and a few customers left the store (yay!).

Also when I got home, the network adapter made a "pop" and "crackle" noise before producing SMOKE and my PS2 was now fried... GameStop refused to take responsibility and stated its not possible for a network adapter to fry a PS2... Sony on the other hand did, and replaced my used with no warranty Ps2 for FREE. Sadly, they gave me a crap refurb that required it to be sent in 3 times, and the last time they just replaced it with a brand new unopened PS2 slim... which pissed me off cause I hated the slims...
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The only business Gamestop gets from me is the occasional $3 used PS2 game, lol. I have absolutely no reason to use them over another store with a better selection and identical prices for new games.
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post #23 of 34
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Originally Posted by Steffek View Post
I never understood the hate of Gamestop. If you think you can do a better job running a video game store no one is stopping you. I for one love the fact they are around. If I am looking for an older game I can head over to Gamestop and get one on the cheep, and with a warrenty with it also.
Hurrr durrr if it's so bad let's see you do better hurrrr.

You're approximately 14. I want GameStop to die so hard. I was insulted when I saw their PC selection.
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Gamestop is like a pawn shop for kids. Little console gaming kids.
 
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post #25 of 34
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Quote:
Originally Posted by -iceblade^ View Post
Gamestop is buying Impulse???

the same Gamestop who goes off and has one half shelf for PC Games, half of which are either WoW or the sims 3?

no thanks. i'll stick with Steam
Absolutly correct.

The only games I have on Impulse are stardock games and a few older games that I got for like 10$. I don't plan on buying PC games from anything that has anything to do with Gamestop.

I just hope Stardock starts releasing their games on steam.
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Originally Posted by Mako0312 View Post
I don't know about you, but I love my limited editions. If it's online distro ( if by that you mean download game only ) I don't get that. Which sucks.
Shop online, like with Amazon . And steam occasionally has deluxe versions and such.
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post #27 of 34
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Originally Posted by Paradox me View Post
There's supporting PC gaming and then there's wasting space on the floor. The few around here used to have an entire wall dedicated to PC games (one still has a decent selection), but I'd wager the fact that it's been reduced to a rack in most stores is pretty indicative of sales.
You can't sell something you don't stock.
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this warmed my heart.

glad other people can see the blight that is gamestop on pc gaming.
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Originally Posted by -iceblade^ View Post
Gamestop is buying Impulse???

the same Gamestop who goes off and has one half shelf for PC Games, half of which are either WoW or the sims 3?

no thanks. i'll stick with Steam
I thought WoW and The Sims were the only thing PC gamers played.
 
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Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129 View Post
You can't sell something you don't stock.
Why stock something that doesn't sell?
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