It is no secret that if you return your old games at any local GameSTOP store you will get next to dirt on it and if you get store credit instead you get a little more dirt! Then they go ahead and sell the games at much higher prices and make a ridiculous profit. Making a profit is the basis of a good business but these guys have made it so that your old games feel nearly worthless (price-wise). Another thing that can get a little annoying is that some employees assault you with information about a membership card and a magazine membership rather than helping you find your game. I hardly buy games anymore and when I do, I just want to buy it and leave.
Just a couple of weeks ago I called GameSTOP and asked them of they had Disgaea: Afternoon of Darkness for the PSP, which is a pain to find. They said yes so I went out of town to go get it. After their info assault I finally had my game! BUT, I never bothered to even check the box seeing as PSP games are tough to scratch. Once I got home, I found out that they had sold me Disgaea: INFINITE a less version of all the games. I was furious >:( the dumb employee probably never even bothered to check what was inside the box. In the end this was my own fault for not checking. If there is a lesson to be learned, ALWAYS make sure you are buying what you want and make sure you can get the best quality discs. As for me I will never buy with GameSTOP again, and if by some mirav=cle I do I will be extra careful.
In other news, GameSTOP is up to its antics again. In the recently released PC version of Deus Ex: Human Revolution, GameSTOP employees were ordered to open up the new, sealed games and take out a coupon the would allow players to download another copy of the game for free on OnLive's network. GameSTOP said that they do not support competition but their antics seem rather petty and further tears at their reputation. It was confirmed that that the employees did do this and for all I know they kept the coupons for themselves. So I ask this, does this mean that the games is truly new? I mean you can say that it is, but once the seal is broken it does not have the same new, freash game feeling. I am sure some folks will make some noise over this
Ah well, it is what it is. I hope i did not insult anyone by writing this. I am sure that there are great GameSTOP stores out there but my experiences have been less than pleasant.
Til next time, happy trails.