GameStop opening 3,000 stores at midnight Black Friday

Speciality retailer opening thousands of its stores at 12:01 this Friday with the remaining shops to open at 5 a.m. local time.

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Gamers looking for a deal this Black Friday may be happy to learn GameStop is opening 3,000 of its stores across the United States at 12:01 a.m. this Friday, November 23. The majority of the company's remaining stores will open for business at 5 a.m. local time on Black Friday.

A GameStop representative told GameSpot that the 3,000 stores opening at midnight on Black Friday include a mix of GameStop Kids and traditional stores.

GameStop also revealed some of its Black Friday deals, the first of which is an Xbox 360 250GB console bundle with Forza Motorsport 4, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, and Call of Duty: Black Ops II for $250.

The retailer will also hold a buy-two-get-one-free promotion on all pre-owned products on Black Friday, and will give away copies of the Wii version of Just Dance 3 with all purchases of Just Dance 4 for the Wii. In addition, GameStop will offer the Sophix 7" Android tablet for $80 and a pre-owned DSi XL also for $80.

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Rivboets7
Rivboets7

Good deal for the Xbox 360 bundle.  

deliman
deliman

Time for legions of capitalist pig-dogs to trample each other for a chance to get their hands on discounted merchandise!

 

Don't forget to check your dignity at the door!

steelmouth
steelmouth

X360 250GB bundled with Forza 4, Skyrim, and COD BO2 all for $250. damn americans got it good good good,i can even get a plain 4GB X360 for that amount here in Botswana

Toysoldier34
Toysoldier34

I just looked at their ad. They have nothing special. Pretty poor black friday sale considering how big they are.

soulless4now
soulless4now

Hope nothing crazy happens to the suckers that go shopping that day. 

thekingofirony
thekingofirony

my Gamestop opens at 5.don't have to fight people.they'll be to busy trying to get out of the Wal mart parking lot.

barleybosh
barleybosh

I ain't going to come out of my tryptophan slumber for that.

hippiesanta
hippiesanta

gamestop is the Walmart of gaming world

bongsyas_23
bongsyas_23

say Gamestop Gamespot 5 times correctly

Komania
Komania

Why do they say 12:01 AM? You realize that 12 AM is midnight, right?

Thermador446
Thermador446

Couldn't people just buy the same crap at 10AM. I don't get the midnight part.

gatsbythepig
gatsbythepig

Everyone should do their part.  Do not go to Gamestop, specifically on Black Friday, it could crush them financially.

Jag-T1000
Jag-T1000

I looked at their ad online and didn't see anything worth getting. Everything was about regular price. Some 2013 Sports games were $30, All the 3DS Mario games are regular price. I might stop by after I've hit all the other stores first.

Matcam89
Matcam89

Another store to add to my boycott list, as i won't be buying from stores that are opening way to early. Thanksgiving should be spent with your family not prepping a store so maniacs can do their shopping.

daBrokenFace
daBrokenFace

Sell your games on craigslist instead of gamestop, gamestop likes taking advantage of kids that don't understand a game's $ worth, that's why they created Gamestop Kids!

whiteagle18
whiteagle18

Anybody know if Canadian stores like EB, Best Buy, and Future shop are having on-line or in-store sales? 

COPMAN221ISBACK
COPMAN221ISBACK

BTW, Who the F! buys preowned garbage to give as a gift? the only people making out on the deal is GS with their ridiculous prices for used junk..

Mr_Big_Boss
Mr_Big_Boss

At least Gamestop is opening at 12 so their employees can still spend time with their family, unlike other retailers.

HailHellfire
HailHellfire

Ive seen there Black Friday deals before...

they are a joke...

they make it like your buying something at Costco...

you have to usually buy a huge bundle in the $100-$200 range 

& that is basically their deal...

quantumtheo
quantumtheo

I hope this will be the year that ppl realize spending time with family and friends, relaxing and having fun is SO much more important than falling in with a herd mentality and getting a good deal....  I'm talking about holding on to a piece of your soul that Gamestop wants...

 

I've worked a black friday at Fry's.... it was one of the worst experiences of my life.  a 21 hour shift and I didn't really get a nice thanksgiving... No one should be running to get a cheap laptop at 4 in the morning...

 

There are probably about 10 to 15 thousand gamestop employees that will not get a thanksgiving, or at least... not a proper one. And those pissed off, disgruntled employees will SURELY be giving the BEST customer service possible.... 

 

This is purely corporate greed, Target and Wal-Mart leading the way.  I can't believe Black Friday will start on thursday at 8 PM for some stores (like target and Wal-mart).

 

https://www.change.org/petitions/target-take-the-high-road-and-save-thanksgiving

 

I thought this was a christian country with strong family ideals.... Since when does breaking up a family for thanksgiving for a few more dollars agree with our "christian ideals??????

 

Can you say "peeing into the wind???"

 

Oh yeah... aren't we in a recession??? Where's the sensitivity about that????  maybe this year, for xmas, we should all give each other the gift of NOT supporting our fascist corporate overlords! 

Realmjumper
Realmjumper

 @deliman Dude I just passed best buy and the line wraps around the building it's like a block long. People lining up for PS 3's at 200 bucks when they can buy it right now at bestbuy.com lol.

holenjd
holenjd

 @Thermador446 That all depends on their stock.  Somethings will sell out while other deals may expire at 10am.  But usually the price doesn't justify the wait and lines for most

Sil3ntStRik3R
Sil3ntStRik3R

 @Matcam89 Amen bro well said. Its sad how we as Americans have lost track of what thanksgiving really is! It started @ 5am a while back and now they took opening to 12am, next thing you know they wont even give their employees thanksgiving off!

quantumtheo
quantumtheo

 @COPMAN221ISBACK Here's a funny story from working at Fry's in 06.  I was the Mac supervisor in the computer dept... the DAY before Xmas a man comes up to the podium.  He had a returned Ipod shuffle (from like 04 or 05) with a big returned sticker on it... he had just tried to return it but was out of the return period by a day or two.  He comes back and starts bitching at me, threatening violence because "we ruined his gift to someone because the returned product didn't have the cap/lanyard in it." When the returned sticker clearly states "not all itemes may be in here..."

 

Totally flabbergasted by that experience.  He bought a crappy, returned Ipod Shuffle (the kind that looked like a stick of gum, if i'm not being clear enough) and said WE ruined it by selling it to him incomplete.....

 

Xmas is bringing the WORST out in people, not the best like it should....

bamir0
bamir0

 @quantumtheo

 You lost me when you said "Christian Ideals" and Christian country" (BTW Christian should be capitalized). This is (by design) a secular country and whilst you're entirely welcome to your beliefs and I would always defend your right to hold them please do not refer (inaccurately to say the least) to the USA as a "Christian country" or lump those of us with differing or no faiths in with your "ideals"

richten71
richten71

 @quantumtheo Black Friday is the most important day for our economy, especially since we're trying to turn it around. And it's not so much as breaking up a family for holidays as it is people going to work because they have bills to pay and gifts to buy their family. It's an easy day to get those hours and make some money so that in January you're not behind trying to play catch up. And since these stores don't open until Thursday night, that's plenty of time to eat dinner with your family, take a nap and then head off to work. And so your answer to a recession is not to spend money and go deeper and deeper. Also, the majority religion of the U.S. may be christianity, but not everyone is a christian. Hell, only 10% of those christians faithfully practice it and so they will be home with their families and that's great. But not everyone can be afforded that luxury.

Triton
Triton

 @quantumtheo Ha, I would rather work and get the extra money. So much for family, I end up running all day trying to make both sides happy - which never works, someone is always pissed that you didn't spend enough time with them, then after running all day you get to go to work on Friday for 10 hours. Ps- I just did a Thanksgiving last Saturday to make my wife and her family happy. So 1 down and 2 more to go - I love the F-ing Holidays!!!

ZamboniGamer
ZamboniGamer

 @quantumtheo

  While I understand it must stink to work BF,  those GS employees "all retail employees" know they will be working on BF.  They can always look for a new "part time" job. 

DEagle267
DEagle267

 @Sil3ntStRik3R  @Matcam89  12 am isn't even the worst of them. Plenty of major stores are starting their black friday sales thanksgiving evening. [Some Wal-Marts at 8pm]

quantumtheo
quantumtheo

 @bamir0 Dude, you are preaching to the choir, pun definitely intended.  I'm a student of Jordan Maxwell and Manly P Hall.   I know xian should be capitalized... I know that there is God and there are gods in the bible....  Way to take a misunderstanding to the extreme and get all judgey-wudgey... yikes.... 

 

I say "supposed" because, well, this is xmas time and everyone talks a big game about "good will towards men" and yet we have ppl getting trampled for 20 dollar dvd players... that's what I was referring to.  The irony of xmas, that its supposed to bring the best out in ppl but in the end it's bringing out the worst.

 

quantumtheo
quantumtheo

 @richten71 Wow, yeah go die in a fire you unfeeling sociopath.  Seriously, that's messed up that you feel that way.  Have you worked a 21 hour shift after taking a 'nap'?!??! Your ends justify the means attitude reflects a very poor, unenlightened mind.... 

 

Seriously, "the most important day for OUR economy."  The economy belongs to a very few select ppl.  You have got it SO backwards that I'm frightened by the ignorance of the average american... sorry, US citizen, America hasn't even existed since... oh sorry, this will go way over your head, i'll just stop.

 

The way you are talking it sounds like you go to the church of the Almighty Dollar.... And obviously you get into the "holiday spirit" with an attitude like that. 

quantumtheo
quantumtheo

 @ZamboniGamer You totally missed what I was trying to say then.....  Nice condescending attitude btw, very enlightened.

COPMAN221ISBACK
COPMAN221ISBACK

 @Triton  @quantumtheo

 Dude I'm married for 16 years with a huge family on both sides. Every year we pick one house and everyone gathers there. I have crazy family members that I don't see as often but on thanksgiving we all get tgether. it's a good feeling and the kids love it.

Triton
Triton

 @COPMAN221ISBACK  @quantumtheo That's the problem, I DON'T get to be home with family, we have to run all over  to see all the families,( its something you have to do when you get married.)So you end up spending a good part of the day on the road pleasing family instead of actually enjoying the holiday. So thus I would rather work and get paid time and a half, plus it is usually so slow around here the day before and after the holidays. .

Mr_Big_Boss
Mr_Big_Boss

 @ZamboniGamer  @quantumtheo They don't care about their employees. They should be at home eating dinner with their families at 8pm, not serving losers who think they're getting a deal on a cheaply made product.

ZamboniGamer
ZamboniGamer

 @quantumtheo

 No I understood what you were saying.  Thanksgiving IS about family.  I'm saying those working retail should know they will be working BF.  I do think it's getting ridiculous though starting at 8 Thursday night.