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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 - Original Poster on Apr. 12, 2014 at 10:58 AM
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Your son is probably one of my favorite customers :)

Quoting handy0318:

Just to let you know, you're my son's favorite person in the whole wide world. ;-)

(And no, he wasn't allowed to get GTA when he was 10.)

Mazie0723
by Ruby Member on Apr. 12, 2014 at 10:58 AM
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The Gamestops near me have amazing employees who know what the fuck they are talking about and if they dont they are honest about it.

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?
Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Apr. 12, 2014 at 10:58 AM
Legally, we have to.

Quoting TrouserMouse: I'm not dumb. I can read. Don't ask me if I know it has a Mature rating if you don't want a answer. I'm an adult. It's none of your business who I am buying it for.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 9 on Apr. 12, 2014 at 10:58 AM

 lol, she just said shes not tech support

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 9 on Apr. 12, 2014 at 10:59 AM

 haha what?

Quoting mokeekee: My husband probably thinks you're ugly. Flirt away.

 

bmw29
by spitfire_bobbie on Apr. 12, 2014 at 10:59 AM
I guess I'm just lucky because the people ay my local game stop are knowledgeable and friendly as shit. I've been in before and had 4 employees trying to help me at one time. They all followed me around showing me different games they thought my family would like and joking around. It's usually like that when I go in.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 8 on Apr. 12, 2014 at 11:00 AM
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Lol no you don't, not if an adult is buying it.

Quoting Anonymous: Legally, we have to.

Quoting TrouserMouse: I'm not dumb. I can read. Don't ask me if I know it has a Mature rating if you don't want a answer. I'm an adult. It's none of your business who I am buying it for.
poshkat
by on Apr. 12, 2014 at 11:00 AM
Quoting Anonymous: 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?



He doesn't need much help because he always knows what he wants so he's not running around like crazy. I'm not that mom who is "my child is an angel" but when it comes to game stop he's very serious and goes in to get what he wants, pays for it and gets out. I'm the one that browses and takes a while because i only play on my old sega genesis so games are hard to come by
TrouserMouse
by on Apr. 12, 2014 at 11:00 AM
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Then don't bitch about the response.

Quoting Anonymous: Legally, we have to.

Quoting TrouserMouse: I'm not dumb. I can read. Don't ask me if I know it has a Mature rating if you don't want a answer. I'm an adult. It's none of your business who I am buying it for.
Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Apr. 12, 2014 at 11:00 AM
We legally have to say that. We know you can read. We'll get fired if we don't tell you the rating. Also, I was with EB games. The training of employees has gone to shit. So I agree with you.

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 that 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.
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