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GameStop named one of America's worst companies to work for

Discussion in 'Computer and Console Gaming' started by Voodoo Ben, Aug 14, 2012.

  1. Voodoo Ben

    Voodoo Ben You gotta wash your ass

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    http://www.gamespot.com/news/gamestop-named-one-of-americas-worst-companies-to-work-for-6391521

    still one of the worst places to buy a game.
     
  2. Konstantin K

    Konstantin K Big League Poster

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    But their employees are always so helpful and not at all condescending....

    How are any Radio Shacks still open? Nobody I know has been inside one in the last 10 years or so.
     
  3. Yesterdays Hero

    Yesterdays Hero She's better than you, Smirkalicious.

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    Went in there and got my kid a $20 used DS game. Declined 3 different 'Pay more and get this random thing.' Finally cracked and said 'I want to give you this money, and take this out of the store. That's it.' Got a blank stare and they rang it up. Have to speak like you're talking to a waterhead. Will do that next time.
     
  4. whiskeyguy

    whiskeyguy PR representative for Drunk Whiskeyguy.

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    They're for anyone over 45 years old who also doesn't know how to change their voicemail pin code, or for people who live in small towns.

    I'll go into Radio Shack 1-2 times a year if I need a cable or something immediately, because it's a 20 mile drive to Target or Wal-Mart.
     
  5. Ballbuster1

    Ballbuster1 In The Danger Zone...
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    That's about the only reason to use them.
     
  6. icculus1284

    icculus1284 Registered User

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    Aren't next-gen consoles moving to strictly selling games via download anyway?

    GameStop may not be around much longer.
     
  7. Stormrider666

    Stormrider666 Hell is home.

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    My brother can attest to the title of this thread.
     
  8. porch24

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    My brother as well. He decided he had enough and then was given the keys to close the store one night. He filled as much shit into as many bags as he could carry out. Locked the place up and threw the keys back in and walked away. This was about 10 years ago. We had 3 PS2 and tons of games and accessories.
     
  9. icculus1284

    icculus1284 Registered User

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    How long before he was arrested? How could he lock up and then throw the keys back into the store?
     
  10. porch24

    porch24 Registered User

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    He got away with it, tried it again at a KB Toys but got caught because he continued to work there after he stole stuff. It was a GameStop in the mall. He shut the gate, locked it and threw the keys through the gate.
     
  11. icculus1284

    icculus1284 Registered User

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    Sounds dubious, but I'll take your word for it.
     
  12. VMS

    VMS Victim of high standards and low personal skills.

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    I go in there now and then (there're a couple in the local malls). At my transitional apartment, after I sold one house and before I moved into this home, I needed to use a flat coax bridge to get the feed from my satellite dish into the apartment through the sliding glass door without damaging anything. Radio Shack has little weird shit like that. It's overpriced, of course, but for random specialty items that you don't want to wait a few days for, it works. How they survive on that kind of random purchasing, I have no fucking clue.

    And I'm not surprised Dish Network is #1 on that list. I worked for them as a college job for a little bit. I figure most of the employees have call center jobs, and call center work just sucks a dick. I had calls from grannies who couldn't figure out which box was their satellite receiver, or which remote control was their satellite remote. It was excruciating.
     
  13. Stormrider666

    Stormrider666 Hell is home.

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    They still have a significant presence here in NYC. There are 3 within walking distance from my apartment. Its where I go to buy earbuds.
     
  14. Mags

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    Yep and they're back to asking your name and phone number again when they ring you up. Remember they'd stopped that?
     
  16. Stormrider666

    Stormrider666 Hell is home.

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    Yep. They ask that and if I want a warranty on the pair of earbuds that I'm buying.
     
  17. transit grinder

    transit grinder Baglin' with the Sex

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    I've never had a bothersome or bad experience at either of my local Gamestops.

    Also, porch, you're full of shit. There's no way your brother got away with that if everyone knew he was the one that was closing.
     
  18. God Loves Fags

    God Loves Fags A clear and dusty day in June

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    They're up to something!!!

    It's weird, I live on the southern end of 5th avenue in Brooklyn, and so many great businesses (bars, restaurants, jazz clubs) have been closing, and fucking GameStops keep popping up, and the ones that are already there are expanding. It's just empty stores and then huge GameStops. Jizz.
     
  19. Don the Radio Guy

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    Hipsters love video games. I wonder if Gamestop sells 8 bit stuff.
     
  20. God Loves Fags

    God Loves Fags A clear and dusty day in June

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    Hey mahhnn, it's good for your hand-eye coordination, mahn.

    A lot of bars in Williamsburg have super old school game systems that you can mess with, with a basket of old games for you to choose from. And there's this big bar called 'Barcade' with a bunch of 70s and 80s arcade games. It's pretty cool, until you spend five minutes playing them, and realize that we don't have Contra, Frogger, Tapper, Pac Man, etc around anymore for a reason...
     
  21. Wrecktum

    Wrecktum Tounge puncher of fart boxes

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    Took my girl to a radio shack the other day to buy a VGA cable for a monitor I gave her. We only went there because it was across the street from dunk'n doughnuts and its a 40 minute ride to the nearest best buy or Wal-mart. The guy must have asked her 100 questions for their data base (D.O.B, Address, Phone number,).. At one point I said "Hun lets go before he breaks out the stirrups and asks for a pap smear". He wasn't amused but she got a good laugh out of it.
     
  22. silentbob8201

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    Well i had a recent experience getting a DS game for the nephew. They had to make a snarky comment about the game i was buying just because it was an Aliens game. Eh Fuck em, They're worse then a Comic Shop if you bring in a pretty girl with ya.
     
  23. Douche McGee

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    Gamestop is terrible. The only way they survive is off of the used market. They'll give you $6 for a game that's a month old and turn around and charge $55 for it. A couple years ago I went in and got a new Arkham Asylum and a used Modern Warfare 2. The guy asked if I wanted to switch to a used Arkham and I told him no and he couldn't grasp why. It boiled down to a used Batman only being $5 cheaper and the money from a new game would go to the small studio that made it and MW2 was $20 cheaper and one of the top selling games of all time. It took about 5 minutes for him to stop asking me to switch to a used Arkham and his attitude of confusion bugged me.
     
  24. transit grinder

    transit grinder Baglin' with the Sex

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    I guess it's very possible that I only have good experiences because I went to school with the girl that works at the one closest to me and used to party with one of the guys at the one farther from me. When I was standing in line for my standard edition of ME3 ("DUMB ASS IT SUCKED") she sent me a text from inside the store and told me when I come in to pick mine up to just hang out in the store for a minute because they found a CE (that I made it clear to her I wanted days before) and that they'd bump me to the top of the CE list and let me have it. So what was a good experience for me was a bad experience for whomever was actually at the top of the list.

    I did receive a snarky comment one from the guy I partied with once, but I deserved it - I bought one of the worst Harvest Moon DS games of all time.
     
  25. pink soccer

    pink soccer I bring nothing to the table

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    I never understood all the hate for game stop. Maybe Im just lucky, but my local game stop is cool. Ive never had any problems with them at all. I just helped my dad buy his first console system since the Playstation 1 and I suggested going to game stop for used games and they were able to help him pick out a few that he has been really happy with.
     

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