Gamestop's latest financial report shows a loss of $488.6 million

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  1. chaoskagami

    chaoskagami Former CFW Dev

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    Around here, they never ask if we want that and pretend they don't have them (even if I can look over the counter and SEE a shrink wrapped copy.) It's a waste of time, and I'd rather take my business elsewhere.

    Also, nobody is suggesting they put the actual copies of games on shelves. That's like saying "please steal me." What I don't want is when they lie about something being the "last copy" and give me what might as well be a used copy.

    Release day delivery and prime in general is already a joke. Shipping takes three days sometimes, and there's sometimes 1-2 days of "processing." The worst part is when shipping takes more than two days, they'll sometimes go and alter the delivery estimate and shipped date to make it look like you're lying when you contact customer support. Not to mention, prime only guarantees shipping. Not processing time.
     
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  2. air2004

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    The sooner they die the better.
    We already have a second hand store for selling our products. Its called Ebay , Amazon , Craigslist , gbatemp ...
    Fuck gamestop .... they're a RIPoff
     
  3. Glyptofane

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    Well, yea, that is disgusting. They first did it to me like 20 years ago on PS1 and you would think the chances of this happening would be pretty low, or they would stop lying about used games being new, but I only buy from them like once every few years and I swear this happens at least 70% or more of the time.
     
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  4. FAST6191

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    I see people are still struggling with the "something is worth what someone else is willing to pay" notion. If you don't like what they are offering then take it elsewhere.
     
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  5. gman666

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    Aaaaaand it's gone...

    But seriously is anyone truly surprised? They are too busy selling everything except for good games. Last time I went into Gamestop, they had a station for android tablets and ipads (The things that negatively affect their bottom line).
     
  6. kevin corms

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    As digital rises retail will do worse and worse.
     
  7. FAST6191

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    Digital or online sales? Two different concepts as far as this gaming lark goes, at least until I am allowed to resell/lend/trade said downloaded titles.
     
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  8. CallmeBerto

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    Digital like PSN sales. Those have become more and more common as the years have gone by. Only makes sense that brick and mortar stores like GameStop would take a hit. This also explains why when you buy a console from them they try to bundle it with a bunch of other things., it is the best way for them to make the most money.
     
  9. Ratatattat

    Ratatattat GBAtemp Regular

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    Another example of a CEO sucking out too much money.
     
  10. RyanAnayaMc

    RyanAnayaMc The ACE

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    I haven't actually bought games from Gamestop for years. Last time I did was Smash on the 3DS. The only times I came back to Gamestop was for buying digital store credit for Steam and the Nintendo eShop and whatnot. And trade-ins? Forget about it.
     
  11. Snugglevixen

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    They might make more off preowned sales if they made it worth going to them instead of ebay/amazon with your used games
     
  12. raxadian

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    Is like you never heard of selling stuff online. Even if I don't buy a thing, I always check prices online nowadays.
     
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  13. onibaku

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    Over here, they overcharge on newly released games (by about 22 USD) compared to other stores. They give barely anything for trade-ins and also overcharge on pre-owned games. So even if they get any trade-ins, its unlikely they sell anything unless its a rare game.. So there's almost no reason for me to shop at gamestop, cause I have found way cheaper pre-owned or brand new games in other stores and online...
     
  14. dAVID_

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    That's what they get for giving me $0.15 for Skylanders!!!
     
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  15. azoreseuropa

    azoreseuropa GBAtemp Guru

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    Not my problem. Gamestop is a greedy and a cheat. Can't wait for it to shut down.
     
  16. Thesolcity

    Thesolcity Wherever the light shines, it casts a shadow.

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    They may even just cancel the entire order and say that there isn't enough stock to fulfill it. :rofl2::rofl2:
     
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  17. Zap Rowsdower

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  18. foob

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    Gamestop trades under the name of EB GAMES in Australia.

    Probably top on my list of retailers that should die (but mysteriously haven't) is EB GAMES. The amount of times I have received used product from a website describing 'new' can only point to a BUSINESS AS USUAL 'don't care' policy.

    Haven't made a purchase in a few years now, despite the fact that other retailers have either eliminated console sales and/or severely limited the games they sell. Physical copies are getting less and less customer atrention, unfortunately. Which only makes me treasure them more.

    EB GAMES are usually an absolute rip-off, though their website baits you with super-low specials that you find out are all out-of-stock after you make your order.

    Die EB GAMES. I still can't believe you are still trading.
    Much like Toys R' Us in Australia, your death is well overdue.
     
  19. Noctosphere

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    Back with kitty Zelda forever :D
    Its EBGames in quebec as well
    Idk why though
     
  20. foob

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    Probably just marketing decisions based on which brand they think will be (or is) stronger in different regions. They bought EB over a decade ago, according to Wikipedia.
     
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