Game,Stop Calling me!

September 4, 2007

YouTube:

Gamestop wants to buy your used games. They want them bad. Now they have started calling customers who have placed pre-orders asking to buy the game back. These messages are unsolicited, and should not be allowed.

 

Gamestop Fires Back

Arstechnica.com:

Please. It’s about time we get some payback! Do you know how many calls I get a day from customers asking if we have Gears of Duty? How about Ninja Garden? WWW Smackdown vs. Just Bring it? How about all of the people who call and ask if we have any Wii games, and the conversation goes something like this…

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These are video blog posts’ from “rammad27” from while he was working at Gamestop up until a little while after he was terminated. I believe he still doesn’t know why he was terminated. I know there are a lot of videos here, but it is very fascinating to see how a guy can go from basically liking his job to despising it over the course of a few months. You can’t help but feel bad for him, as he seems to be the kind of guy we all hope would be behind the counter when we go to Gamestop.

(November 18, 2006) (Console launches)
The ps3 launch and Nintendo Wii Launches, Violence, Ebay.
Pre Wii Launch
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X78G2bOMBsQ

I pre-ordered the system so I will be getting it.

(December 02, 2006) Post Wii Launch.
A bit more on Video Game Consoles
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvbedGE8KnY

So if you really want a PS3 just hold off, you don’t need it right now, mkay, it’s not that important. There are other things in your life that are more important than that.

(December 12, 2006)
Christmas Traditions, PS3 -1, Wii +1. Wii Controller.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UC_TzxUPrFE
Talks about someone wanting to trade in a PS3 BEFORE Christmas 2006. Gives a safety lesson on the Wiimote. Remarks about the out of stock pink DS.

(December 17, 2006)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qtSWBsFJm8
Nintendo Wii Controller Strap Recall. Some talk about Wii & PS3 & video games.
First time closing the store, Wiimote wrist strap recall, Game Informer PS3 -vs- Wii, Mentions the pink DS Lite shortage again, etc.

(December 26, 2006)
Presents, Work!, Sister…, and stuff!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BBHkwyT11w
Gamestop opening at 7am. People NOT returning things. Thinks Napster invented MP3’s??

(January 12, 2007) PS3, Wii, DS Lite, movies, etc. Also, My life in general.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yapYTQrUglw
Nobody’s buying PS3’s anymore. Everyones asking for the Wii and DS Lites. Hints at problems at work.

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This is where it starts getting interesting.
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(January 18, 2007)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjEIvPiMumM
Mentions people looking for Burning Crusade (WOW) and mentioning people could have reserved it.
Closing the store tonight.

(February 03, 2007)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gE_Avd44Huk
Gamestop gets robbed and manager (Amber Belkin) dies.

More info here:
http://kotaku.com

(March 01, 2007)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNWBmdU9W2U
More trouble at work. Looking for another job.

(March 05, 2007)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6WXttJQOwE
Troubles at work, Boss calling on day off.

(March 11, 2007)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xnlz0TKcTM

Certain things have happened at GameStop, I won’t say what they were, but I’m not too happy about them.

(March 13, 2007)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3-QPg3rloI
Sill looking for another job.

(April 05, 2007)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFCszP3og4I
Now has a temporary manager at Gamestop, 5th manager in 2-1/2 years. Discusses quitting again. at about 5mins. into the vid, talks about reserves and subscriptions,

Res’s and Subs it’s the one thing everyone wants you to do

(April 12, 2007) “Farewell GameStop”
What happened this past week and why none of this seems right.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGfcDdaOwi4
Did he resign, or did he get terminated?

(June 20, 2007) GameStop Terminations Again!! (and more)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOx2FL08VaA

(June 26, 2007)
“Temp Job Testing, Interview at Best Buy, A small bit about GameStop”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEefZIDKO-Y

(July 24, 2007) GameStop Once Again
GameStop Terminated Another One Of My Friends. A bit of the truth behind resos and Subs.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VAbGKThfmY

(August 05, 2007) “GameStop Covering Their Tracks”
How to cover up your tracks of terminating many people, corporate style.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-anVKVBIIs

I don’t know if there will be any more blogs from “rammad27” about GameStop, but it was interesting while it lasted. We’ll keep you posted if there are any new events in the life of “rammad27”.

Stranger 109:

“For each pre-order they take, they collect the minimum of $5 to hold. Because the upcoming HALO 3 comes in three different price points: $59.99 for the regular edition, $69.99 for the Limited Edition, and $129.99 for the Legendary Edition (pictured right), GameStop requires $5, $10, and $25 respectively to hold a pre-order. Assuming that most gamers only pre-ordered the regular edition (which is probably not the case), that would translate into 5 million dollars. But this could easily inflate to 10 million because the Legendary Edition is expected to sell out before the street date of September 25. So for just one game, GameStop will be holding anywhere from 5 to 10 million of their customer’s dollars for nothing more than the promise of supplying a game. One that could be widely available if they simply stocked it on their shelves.”

Youtube:

“I purchased this XBOX at EB Games for $100. Look at what I got myself into. Sadly I don’t want to return it because it involves giving up the 80GB hard drive it came with, guess it had to have been modded at one point :-)”

Stop GameStop

August 15, 2007

http://www.stopgamestop.com/

Here’s a cool new site where they keep a counter of how much money has been spent at non-GameStop owned sites.  Also, you can see alternatives in your area.

GamerNode:

So off we went to the nearby mall to get some lunch, and afterwards browse the EB and GameStop stores to see if there were any DS games she felt like purchasing. After 20 minutes of looking through DS titles, she finally decided on Mario 64 DS, and I asked if she was ready to leave. “Yea,” she said, “but let me buy it alone.”

Submitted By: Silence7

Advanced Media Network:

I also did something my store manager frowned upon. When I dealt with a customer that honestly wouldn’t benefit from either pre-ordering something or signing up for the forsaken GameStop membership card, I’d tell them that. “Yeah, honestly, if you hate our store because we in fact don’t hold “reserved” games for customers, then I don’t think you should bother pre-ordering.”

Submitted By: Silence7