It’s No Better Across The Pond
June 13, 2007
Store: GameStation (the UK’s second largest game chain)
Location: London, UK
Employee Description: Typical greasy teen
Submitted by: Daemonoid
I popped in to GameStation to buy a birthday present for my sister (I think it was ratchet & clank). Anyway, i got to the counter, the place was dead, I was the only customer in the store but the guy still took his time coming over to serve me. As he took the game from me I noticed the case was cracked so I asked if he had another one (I didn’t want to give a present that looks second hand). He got me to look on the shelf for another copy of the game – moving from behind the counter was clearly too much effort for him. Obviously, it was the last copy so I grabbed another dvd box and said I’d switch the labels over… “oh no, you can’t do that the next customer doesn’t want a cracked box.”
I tried explaining that they’ve got something like 2000 game boxes and they could just keep changing them if need be or I could swap it with some crap that won’t ever get sold. I also found out that I was the first customer of the day to actually want to buy something (it’d been open at least 2 hours). I gave up trying to give him a lesson in basic economics and just walked out and ordered online instead – cheaper & free delivery to my sisters.