Store: GameStop
Location: Hamtramck, Michigan
Employee Description: New Guy
Submitted By: Jeff from Detroit

This particular Gamestop is very close to my house; a 5 minute ride maybe in heavy traffic. Because of this I usually buy my games from there, despite all the hassles.

I was in picking up some game (that I did pre-order btw); Crackdown I think. Anyway they start trying to push more reserves on me; I usually reserve anything I want anyway so I had everything I was interested in already reserved. This guy who was new because I never saw him there before that day starts running down a list of popular upcoming games. I answer “already reserved” to each one till he gets to GTA IV. I tell him I have no interest as of yet, maybe I’ll reserve when I hear more about it, then he tells me the game is set entirely in Detroit!

Hamtramck is a small city enclosed entirely within Detroit so I live in Detroit as well. I don’t buy it because there’s no way this trained monkey knows anything that far in advance about the game and I pass but I have to wonder how many other people he got with that load of BS.

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Store: GameStop
Location: Burton, MI at the Burton Mall
Employee Description: Some guy
Submitted By: Chris Ritsen

I rarely go to video game stores, so I was shocked to actually see this happen. Some woman came in and started a conversation with the clerk, saying she liked to play socom 2 online. The guy then told her she could play it (ps2 disc and all) on an xbox. I would have said something had I not been laughing under my breath.

Store: GameStop
Location: Michigan, US
Employee: Joe Schmoe Jr.
Submitted By: Man

“Okay… Quickly. Quietly. Slowly [no, I’m not making this up]. Slip it [PS2, thin model] under your jacket… Walk casually to your car… Pray that you don’t get mugged, and pray that I don’t get fired for selling you this thing; they’re sold out everywhere. You won’t be able to find one in a 30-mile radius…

NOW! GO!”

[Of course, it’s not verbatim, but it’s pretty close.]

Anyway, that last one struck me more as standard, salesperson bullsh_t than an actual lie that’s meant to deceive (after all, the guy had already paid for it), but I thought you might like it anyways.

DS is a Palm Pilot

June 5, 2007

Store: GameStop
Location: Michigan, US
Employee: Joe Schmoe Jr.
Submitted By: Man

“Yeah I’m surprised more adults aren’t getting into it; it’s got a built-in Palm Pilot.”