Store: GameStop
Location: Anaheim Hills, CA
Employee Description: Cool Guy with the motorcycle & Manager
Submitted By: UCRJed

The day Mario Party 8 came out for Wii I went to a Target figuring they would have it for sure, but the guy in electronics said they had not been unpacked yet so it would be a while. So I decided to go to another shopping center with both GameStop and Target. I went to GameStop first, thinking I’d get in and out.

I walked up and there was an employee sitting there on his motorcycle in front of the store. I asked him if they had the game and he told me they would be in the next day. I asked him if he knew if Target had them yet. His manager walked by and said if they are selling them they are in big trouble, it’s not launch day. He then goes on to tell me that today is “ship day” and nobody can sell the game until the next day. They also told me I should pre-order the game and I would be guaranteed a copy the next morning. They both agreed that neither Target nor anywhere else would have the game to sell. I walked next door to Target and bought the game 2 minutes later.

Forced Pre-Order

June 9, 2007

Store: GameStop
Location: Chicago, IL on Cermak
Employee Description: Tall Chubby Dude
Submitted By: elberto

So Pokemon Diamond and Pearl had just come out a few days earlier and are
supposed to be amazing. I’ve played all the main Pokemon games and decided
why not get Diamond? I also didn’t have a DS so I thought I’d just buy both the game and system.

I walk into the store:”You guys have anymore DS lites?” “Yeah here you go.”
“Could I also get Pokemon Diamond?” “Yeah you see the thing is I can’t sell
you Pokemon if you don’t reserve a game. Any game will do, any accessory,
just five dollars. Okay lemme just ring you up…”

The employee tried to go ahead and ring me up until I stopped him. I kept
saying no and no yet he continued. He finally stopped when I told him I
didn’t want the game anymore. He then tried to ring up the DS. I stopped
him again there. I left and decided to go to a Target store nearby. Wham,
bam and I currently have 60 pokemon and counting.