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Confessions of a GameStop manager ETA (again)

Posted by Anonymous   + Show Post
I guess I'll join in on the confession trend. Plus, there's things you gamers, mothers of gamers, and wives of gamers need to know.

I really DO judge you, harshly, when you're buying Grand Theft Auto for your 10 year old. When I ask, "are you aware that this game has a mature rating for language, violence, sexual content, and drug use?" and you just say yes like all is well, I wonder...

I am NOT a babysitter! I'm not okay with your brat playing the playstation demo while you get your nails done!

I know it's your husband. I see you glaring at me. I have no shame in flirting with him if it means an up-sale.

I am not tech support. I don't know what's wrong with your Xbox. I am also not a strategy guide. I don't know what you need to do half way through Dishonored.

Most of the crap I recommend, I've never played. I've just heard enough about it to be able to pretend. You'd be surprised how many games I sell off personal recommendations that have never been in my house.

I'm not giving you my discount, stop trying to be my friend.

You Pokemon nerds are weird.

I can't change the value of your trade-in. I know you paid $60 for it and I'm offering you $7. There really isn't much demand for the CoD that you bought 5 years ago.

I work 60 hours a week. I have two kids, a husband, and a life. I'm not even a gamer besides PC gaming. I have one system and I play about 2 hours of games per week (usually Minecraft with my kid).

Edit: I love my job. I love the super passionate gamer nerds. It's not all negative.

We have to legally tell you about the rating if you have a kid with you and we will ID you if you look under 30.

'Flirting' means smiling and laughing. I don't act like a whore. I wouldn't be a manager if I did. I don't initiate it, that would be stupid. If a guy starts acting flirty I do it back. It's called making the sale and it works. I've turned a $60 purchase into a $300 purchase many times. It works. Stop getting your panties in a bunch. I'm happily married. I don't want your man.
Posted by Anonymous on Apr. 12, 2014 at 10:39 AM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Apr. 12, 2014 at 10:51 AM
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If you flirt with my husband ill have no shame in punching you in the face. Go be a whore on your on time.
Anonymous
by Anonymous on Apr. 12, 2014 at 10:51 AM
My kids aren't allowed to play those sort of games.

I usually give the oldest the money, send him in to buy whatever it is while I wait in the car with the other two. He may ask you a question, but he isn't interested in your PS demo.
abecee
by on Apr. 12, 2014 at 10:52 AM

I understand completely.

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Apr. 12, 2014 at 10:52 AM
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We stopped going to gamestop when they stopped selling PS2 games. I dont buy the newest systems. I would rather buy the older ones and safe money on both games and the systems. 

We never pay more than $20 for a game. 

poshkat
by Gold Member on Apr. 12, 2014 at 10:53 AM
Do you have an positive comments? My husband takes our son to game stop to trade in his 3DS games and he brings up his games to the register and pays for them with money we give him or hesaves up. Do those people annoy you? He also asks questions about merchandise, does that annoy you also?
Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Apr. 12, 2014 at 10:54 AM
No it's not. The PS4 does not play PS3 games.

I'm not sure I understand your second question.

Quoting Anonymous: Is the ps4 really as backwards compatible as they're saying? I wasn't to upgrade but I don't want to invest in too many games right away.

Will my PS3 versions of assassins creed4 and skyrim run without getting buggered? What about the Disney infinity?
Anonymous
by Anonymous on Apr. 12, 2014 at 10:55 AM
FYI, gamestop employees don't get paid enough to care, which explains their behavior and this post.

Quoting poshkat: Do you have an positive comments? My husband takes our son to game stop to trade in his 3DS games and he brings up his games to the register and pays for them with money we give him or hesaves up. Do those people annoy you? He also asks questions about merchandise, does that annoy you also?
Mazie0723
by Platinum Member on Apr. 12, 2014 at 10:55 AM
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Amen! You shouldn't really be working at a speciality store where you have minimal knowledge about the products they sell.

Quoting lovemymini:
Dear GameStop Manager,

This isn't news to me.

I knew you weren't a gamer after talking to you for 2 minutes. I hate the you guys took over EB Games because let's face it, they were way better. I hate the corporate feel of your store and it's irritating you can't get a pre order right.

You guys are less then friendly and not knowledgeable about consoles, controllers or games.

Please just stop pretending.

PS.

I'll buy whatever fucking game I want for my child. I can read and I know what it's rated.
Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Apr. 12, 2014 at 10:56 AM
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I love those kids. I always try to help them out. I even say things like "your total is $9.43, you gave me $10. How much will you get back?" I think it's great that parents do that.

Quoting poshkat: Do you have an positive comments? My husband takes our son to game stop to trade in his 3DS games and he brings up his games to the register and pays for them with money we give him or hesaves up. Do those people annoy you? He also asks questions about merchandise, does that annoy you also?
Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Apr. 12, 2014 at 10:57 AM
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It's true. I work 60 hours running two stores. I make $34,500 a year.

Quoting Anonymous: FYI, gamestop employees don't get paid enough to care, which explains their behave and this post.

Quoting poshkat: Do you have an positive comments? My husband takes our son to game stop to trade in his 3DS games and he brings up his games to the register and pays for them with money we give him or hesaves up. Do those people annoy you? He also asks questions about merchandise, does that annoy you also?
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