Posts Tagged ‘gamestop’

More Fake GameStop Taglines

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

gamestop-preorderWhen I was writing how to fix GameStop, I had to find their tagline font so I could make the first “pre-order” image (above). Since I had it all set up, I figured I might as well make some more images. Feel free to use these on forums and other blogs.

How to Fix

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

GameStop - would you like to pre-order?

In my last post I exposed GameStop’s wish list lies. Now it’s time to fix, so let me outline my proposal step-by-step — but first, I’ll fix those stupid mismatching icons:

There. That took me five damn minutes, GameStop. I would be happy to send you those graphics if you’d like. Okay, so now to fix the real problems.  The cornerstone of any relationship is honesty, and we can improve that in a few ways: (more…)

HOT NEWS ITEM! GameStop’s Wish List lies

Monday, September 26th, 2011

I use wish lists on various sites to track prices on games, and one of those sites is GameStop, everyone’s favorite store to hate™. While adding a few games, I noticed they had a warning next to them:

First of all, couldn’t they spend $20 to have someone match the background color on that icon? Anyway, scrolling through the list, I noticed that every item had that warning. Now, there’s nothing wrong with that, Amazon even lists the actual number in stock when it’s low (e.g., “Only 3 left in stock–order soon (more on the way).“). But it was pretty clear that GameStop was lying to me, as I definitely have some games on my list that are not rare or in high demand. To be absolutely sure, I added a bunch of other games to see if they’d all have that warning: (more…)

GameStop’s Business Strategy

Monday, December 18th, 2006

I was at GameStop the other day, and saw something amusing (the yellow “USED” sticker is GameStop’s):

Stop making me Crazy.

Tuesday, June 27th, 2006

I shop at used game stores a lot. The GameStop near me has been having “buy 2 get 1 free” since December, so I’ve been buying tons of games. The thing is, I always feel like they’re judging me every time I buy something (usually many things). I’ll get comments like, “Oh, well at least you’re getting ______.” So every other game I got is total crap? Listen, I know you work at a game store, and you don’t know me, but that doesn’t mean I just randomly pick stuff off the shelves because of the pretty boxes. I know what games I’m buying. What exactly are the qualifications needed to work at a used game store, anyway?

To be fair most of the people seem cool, and seem to really like games, but do they have to be so damn condescending all the time?