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> hey anon, wanna give your opinion?
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#4 - diegotan
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Here in Poland we don't have Gamestop, so I don't really get it. Is this store giving like 5 cents per used game?
Here in Poland we don't have Gamestop, so I don't really get it. Is this store giving like 5 cents per used game?
User avatar #14 to #4 - hemming
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I handed in 3 games ( Total value of 200 dollars or so) and i was offered LESS than 10 bucks for them, the games were a only a couple or a few years old. So yeah, not much but i guess it's "fair" because it's difficult to sell used games that are over 2 years old, i kept them though, the replay value was greater than below 10 dollars..
User avatar #26 to #14 - Timmietim
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3 games arent worth 200 dollars.
User avatar #27 to #26 - hemming
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In my country brand new games can cost up to 90 dollars...
User avatar #29 to #27 - Timmietim
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They CAN be 60 euro's here.
But if you shop efficiently i usually get most new for 35 euro's
User avatar #30 to #29 - hemming
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But the point is that the games are bought from Gamestop and sold back to gamestop :c
User avatar #31 to #30 - Timmietim
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Doing that seems pretty damn stupid to me
And games that aren't brand new are generally hard to sell indeed.
Don't have gamestops here though.
User avatar #45 to #14 - crazyhindu
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do you see the problem in your statement? a couple or a few years old....have you met todays "gamers" all they do is buy the newest games gamestop would lose money if they paid you half price or more for your old games. you aren't the only one selling your games.
User avatar #47 to #45 - hemming
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I never stated nor did i intentionally imply that there was a problem with it.
User avatar #49 to #47 - crazyhindu
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the way you have your sentence structured one can infer you were having a problem with something.
User avatar #50 to #49 - hemming
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Merely tried to show why Other people have a problem with Gamestops policy for buying used games, i see why it would cause that misunderstanding.
I don't care much for Gamestop though.
User avatar #51 to #50 - crazyhindu
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yeah neither do i, except for the cheap used games.
#52 to #51 - hemming
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Yeah... Cheap..
User avatar #12 to #4 - xmeatshieldx
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I got 15 cents for guitar hero 3 a while back
#5 to #4 - evilhisao
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Nah, people just don't understand the economics of running a business like GameStop, so they get bitter and exaggerate.
#42 to #5 - bensho
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As a GameStop employee, thank you for your reasoning and understanding.
As a GameStop employee, thank you for your reasoning and understanding.
User avatar #6 to #5 - diegotan
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Oh, thanks. So in reality they just don't give full retail price per game? Even if it was only a half, sounds fair.
#7 to #6 - evilhisao
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New games are sold for $65, and usually trade in for around $30-$45.
#104 to #6 - anon id: 47d4aaa7
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depends on the game. If it's not super popular or more than like a year old, it is very possible you'll get around a dollar for it.
#25 to #6 - anon id: 16355ee9
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On top of that they trade thjeir games for cash when store credit is really the way to go since you get more and can put it on any games you might want.
User avatar #68 to #5 - rockamekishiko
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i understand that they have to get a profit but they buy a game for 5 bucks then sell it used for 25. it would be understandable if you sold a game for 20 and they sell it used for 25 or 30, still profitable and even more so because they would sell a **** ton more.
#99 to #68 - evilhisao
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I worked there for three years. If we buy a game for 5 dollars, it's likely sold for around 20$ or so. However, that also means that it's a game we have too many of. So we won't end up actually selling it for that $20. If we sell it at all. People bitch about how we only gave 5 bucks for Battlefield 3, but every store in our district had at least 80 of them in the back rooms. Do you really think they'll all get sold for 20 bucks?
User avatar #103 to #99 - rockamekishiko
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if they don't sell why don't they reduce the price? supply and demand...
#105 to #103 - evilhisao
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They do, eventually. Some will sell for $20 though, so they sell what they can at that price, and eventually, it drops.

#79 to #68 - notafunnyguy
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sell something at a pawn shop, its the same way.

if you dont like it, open your own pawn shop
#125 - charliechambers
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User avatar #128 to #125 - redtooth
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So hold on... what? The exact same picture was posted in post #24 and got only about half the likes you got
#24 - linajunk
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#86 to #24 - joankim
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"Uhm, I wanted $100 for it, but I guess I'm happy with $5 after all. Also I never heard of eBay."

-Every pawn star customer ever
User avatar #28 - blashyrkh
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The worst part about working for Gamestop is that people think I decide what price they get for their games. I scan a barcode, and a price comes up on the screen, but somehow that's my fault.
User avatar #83 to #28 - slumberdonkey
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I don't understand this. Do you check the quality and title and scan something accordingly? Or do you just scan the game?
User avatar #100 to #83 - blashyrkh
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I check the game to see if it's in "sellable" condition (as per Gamestop's guidelines).
I scan the barcode on the case, or if there is no barcode, type the name of the game into the trade-in screen on my computer, and pick the right game from the list that pops up.
If the game is in "sellable" condition, that's it, if it is not in "sellable" condition, I have to press another button to mark it for refurbishment.

Repeat the process for every game, press the finalize button, and then take the customer's ID (since Gamestops in VA have to abide by the same processes as a pawn shop), then the computer tells me what I'm allowed to give in store credit and what I'm allowed to give in cash. Never in this process am I allowed to change the values the computer gives me, or I will get fired.


TL;DR, scan the barcode on the game case, computer tells me how much I can give, if I don't give exactly that, I can be fired.
#110 to #100 - slumberdonkey
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I figured as much. As much as i say i hate gamestop... i sure would love to work there   
mfw
I figured as much. As much as i say i hate gamestop... i sure would love to work there
mfw
User avatar #113 to #110 - blashyrkh
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No you would not. Trust me. It ******* sucks.
They judge all their employees based on how many game reserves they get and how many membership cards they sell. If I don't get at least 15% of my customers to reserve a game (little kids and old ass grandmas included), and at least 15% of those who don't already have a membership to sign up for one every week, then I failed as an employee. It doesn't matter if I sell $10k worth of merchandise, I still failed. They also base your hours off of your performance, which is entirely based on luck, so how many hours you get is based on how many people walk in the door with the intention of reserving a game, basically. The company doesn't give 2 ***** about their employees.
#115 to #113 - slumberdonkey
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I figured as much, that sucks that you have to push **** on people all the time. I always hated that, now I realize why they do it.
User avatar #117 to #115 - blashyrkh
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Yeah, so next time anybody goes into a Gamestop, remember that the only reason the employee is practically begging you to make a reserve or buy/renew your membership, it's because if they don't, they'll get fired. My manager fired somebody once because of the following conversation:

"Sir, do you know about our membership program"
"Yes, and I'm not interested"
"Alright sir, is there anything else I can help you with?"

Apparently, even though the customer was blatantly uninterested in the membership, since my co-worker did not explain every single detail of the membership to the customer and then attempt again to sell it to the customer, he wasn't doing his job,and was fired.

User avatar #126 to #117 - manager
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Managers are dicks, I would know.
User avatar #119 to #117 - slumberdonkey
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**** that.
#122 to #113 - cristianalo
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Bro, it sucks because you're just looking at the negatives. Yea, there are a few negatives, but there are also positives! I work at Gamestop too, but I love it. Not only is it great to know the inside scoop and ****, but it's also an easy and chill as **** job. You really dont have to do much. Besides, getting numbers isnt bad. You just gotta know the product and what you're selling and how the business works. I just gotta mention a game coming out and tell them a little bit about it and BAM, reservation right there. Sometimes yes, I feel guilty, but at the same time, Im helping them out dude. Im telling them about good games coming out that they might be interested in. If they are, reservation. If not, oh well. Same with the Power Up Card. I dont recommend it to people who actually wont save. If they wont, I just give them a free card. But if they save money, THEY SAVE MONEY. It sells itself man. Yea, it also depends on the customer. There are some that are just intent on getting the game they want and leave. Nothing else. And it's people like that that make it ******. But when you legitimately meet a gamer that enjoys playing and talking about games, it's all worthwhile. Win win for the both of you. Plus if your boss is that strict, then they're just douchebags that shouldnt be running a business. My boss is one of the nicest and most genuine people I've ever met. My district is so laid back you know. And that's what you need. You need compassion, but also to be stern. We are like that and we help each other out and I wanna say we're in the top 10 of the Company. But like I said, you just gotta look at the positives and genuinely enjoy what you're doing and ignore the douchebags that make you're job ******. Feel free to PM me man and we can talk and vent about this **** cuz like I said, I can relate with you man
User avatar #124 to #122 - blashyrkh
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Also, getting numbers where I work is nigh impossible. There are 3 stores within 5 miles of each other, 2 of them being right across the road from each other. 50% of my customers are older people buying games for small children. My manager also only works me between the hours of 5pm and 9pm, which are peak hours for people who don't give a **** about reserves or PUR to shop there.

I also refuse to deny myself integrity for the company. My manager wants me to brow beat the **** out of people for numbers, and I won't do it. I try as hard as I can without being overbearing to sell what they want me to sell, but I'll never be a prick just to make the company a few bucks.
User avatar #123 to #122 - blashyrkh
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Sounds to me like you just work for a sweet district. My manager, DM, and RM are all self-righteous pricks who only care about the stores' rankings and not about the people who work for them. My job isn't a laid back chill job either, because if I'm not always cleaning, rearranging, or organizing something, I'm getting in trouble. Yeah, I enjoy meeting cool people and talking to them, but honestly, if they took away the whole reserve/PUR requirement, I'd be so much more willing to work hard for the company.
User avatar #44 to #28 - bensho
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Amen...
User avatar #18 - zorororonoa
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Does no one understand how businesses are run? Gamestop wants to make money, thats it. If you bring in a bunch of games that have been released recently, then yes, you will make some nice money. But don't bitch about it when you brink ing a bunch of games that are 5 years old and get a few bucks for it. They pay you very little for old games because old games are hard to re-sell. This is similar to when people bitch about the Pawn Stars. When an expert says that the gun you brought in is worth $2000 of course they aren't going to give you $2000 bucks. They would turn no profit if they did. If people want the full 2000 bucks, then they shouldn't be selling it to a business that re-sells what they buy, they need to sell it directly to the collector. Same with game stop. If you want the most amount of money you can get, don't sell your games to a company that is going to re-sell them. Post the game on ebay or craigslist or something so that you are selling directly to the person who wants to keep it.
#19 to #18 - xjenischex
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He defends the monsters! Blasphemy!
#20 to #18 - Hightower
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It's a joke. Calm your tits.
User avatar #22 to #20 - zorororonoa
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And also, my tits were calm. I'm not mad or anything
User avatar #21 to #20 - zorororonoa
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I know its a joke, but I see this stuff all the time, and I see people who actually think that it is being unfair. I'm not hating on anyone or calling anyone idiots, I'm just letting people know that business like that aren't being unfair, they are just running a business
User avatar #46 to #18 - crazyhindu
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except pawn stars is horrible faked
#71 - bighairyfart
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So don't ******* sell them to somebody looking to resell. Put it online, or sell it to a friend/family member. GS has to dock the price because they are going to sell it again. Selling it to an actual person you can ask almost retail, & they won't question you. Also, I recently sold just 5 games to GS, and pulled over $100.
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User avatar #78 to #73 - bighairyfart
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When I was younger I would resell a game as soon as I beat it, thinking Oh, I've finished it, why would I ever need it again? Just in the past year alone I've been hit by a big nostalgia wave, & dropped about $150 just in old games. It would be significantly more if I didn't use emulators, as I had never owned a N64, NES, or SNES.
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User avatar #41 - elenalkarnur
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I just wanted about tree fiddy.
#36 - sigheverywhere
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I need about tree fiddy.
User avatar #37 to #36 - breaken
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Damm it lol
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User avatar #80 - ThatsSoFunnyHeHe
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I gave them a few games that were all a 4+ years old and they gave me $160, I think they're prices are pretty reasonable.
#87 to #80 - justtocomment
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I sold them my Gamecube recently. With controller, all cords, working condition, a memory car, and the GameBoy Game adapter.
They gave me 8 bucks.
#88 to #87 - anon id: 5d1a5684
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because they're going to sell a gamecube for such a high price without it sitting on the shelf for five years, right?
#92 to #88 - justtocomment
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********. Local gamestop here has an N64 that's marked at almost 50 bucks. You mean to tell me that they care about how long it'll take to sell the damned thing? They just put it on the shelf and let it collect dust until someone feels nostalgic enough to buy it.
#97 to #92 - anon id: 5d1a5684
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hahaaaa you think businesses don't care how long **** sits on the shelf? Get out, you know nothing of how businesses work.