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3 years. I think in 3 more years Gamestop will be completely out of business.

As the years go by reports come out how Gamestop business is doing and each time they loss money in the millions.

Digital game sales are steadily on the rise. People stay home and order from Amazon (mostly when it comes to shipping. Others like to do an all in 1 shopping trip, meaning like Walmart and Target you can buy clothes, your groceries, and movies and video games all in one place.

Also as time goes go more and more gamers are avoiding buying from Gamestop cause how Gamestop does business. Seriously go on youtube and type in Gamestop and watch how many videos pop from former cosumers to former employees of Ganestop how shady there business practices are.

When Gamestop closes it wont be a blow for me cause for years now iv been buying all my games digital.

It will suck though for cosumers who still enjoy shopping there and some of the employees are cool people. I met two employed people at Gamestop who are now my friends. One is a manager and he's a huge wrestling fan even does commentary on backyard wrestling
 

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It's surprising they haven't gone out of business yet, tbh.
I certainly won't miss the predatory practices of trying to sell there customers on countless bullshit add-ons and pre-orders, or offering 1/5th of what your stuff is worth.

I don't doubt there are some decent people who work there, and I know that they ride their employees hard to push the bullshit previously mentioned.
I actually signed up for some dumb 'gamestop powerup' bullshit once because I felt bad for the guy. He seemed miserable and had massive breasts. They were big for even a woman, let alone a man. Signing up for the bullshit was the least I could do.
 

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Why do so many people salivate over the mere thought of Gamestop going under? You guys act like they're the only store that treats customers and employees like crap.

Wal-Mart tells employees to go on welfare while also treating them like crap. Do you guys want every chain to go under?

I've said it before, I love my Gamestop and I would hate to lose it. They've never really hurt me and I even call a few employees friends.

What's the point of trying to guess when a shit ton of people lose their jobs? Why are so many of you happy about it or looking forward to it?
 

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well here we had electronics boutique. that went tits up

and gamestation. that went tits up.

and g-force. that went tits up.

there's game. which also went tits up but is somehow still around

i forget what was before electronics boutique here, but i still remember them selling megadrive/nes games at £80 a pop

seemingly still a ceX here also, but...the thing is, like you say, i can just buy it sitting on my arse at home and get it delivered to my door. it's not like 15 or even 10 years ago where you had to physically go to the shop

no point in browsing for second hand bargains either like the old days - it's still cheaper online and likely the same price or not much to buy a brand new copy

they also do that weird thing where they try and sell collectibles and collectable stuff (cards, figures, limited editions etc) alongside the games - when there's actual specialist shops that know their shit, have a bigger selection, more genuine staff etc who also sell that sort of stuff. so the sort of shop you'd still make the physical effort to go to

so i won't really miss gaming shops, aside from the nostalgic memories of them. will obviously be shit for those who work in them if they go out of business
 

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Why do so many people salivate over the mere thought of Gamestop going under? You guys act like they're the only store that treats customers and employees like crap.

Wal-Mart tells employees to go on welfare while also treating them like crap. Do you guys want every chain to go under?

I've said it before, I love my Gamestop and I would hate to lose it. They've never really hurt me and I even call a few employees friends.

What's the point of trying to guess when a shit ton of people lose their jobs? Why are so many of you happy about it or looking forward to it?
Eh, I don't see anyone here taking glee in it, or saying they're looking forward to it. There are aspects of it I won't miss, sure, but I would take no pleasure in seeing them go out of business. Yes, there are other business that are shitty to their customers/employees, but what does that matter here? That's 'whataboutism' at its finest.

It's valid to speculate. Game Stop is close to being an antiquated concept due to online shopping and digital games.
 

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Why do so many people salivate over the mere thought of Gamestop going under? You guys act like they're the only store that treats customers and employees like crap.

Wal-Mart tells employees to go on welfare while also treating them like crap. Do you guys want every chain to go under?

I've said it before, I love my Gamestop and I would hate to lose it. They've never really hurt me and I even call a few employees friends.

What's the point of trying to guess when a shit ton of people lose their jobs? Why are so many of you happy about it or looking forward to it?
Given that the outlook of Gamestop's future is very bleak those people should be preparing themselves for the likelihood of losing their jobs. Now would be a great time for them to start looking for work elsewhere. Plus once it is announced Gamestop is going out of business most of them will leave before Gamestop's final day of operation.

I'm not celebrating the possibility of people losing their jobs, but I'm not going to shy away from discussing Gamestop's future including it potentially going out of business. Even if they don't go out of business there still remains the possibility of them closing stores and people still losing their jobs anyways.

Gamestop is in a terrible position and they only have themselves to blame. It's unfortunate that the people that had the least amount of say are the ones most effected.
 

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1/5th of what your stuff is worth.
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that happens everywhere tbh. You will walk into any game store around here and they will offer you £1 for a game then turn around and stick it on the shelf for £27.

I can't believe anyone accepts the prices they offer. Its so low its actually laughable. I guess some people do though so I can't blame them for doing it. There is literally no value in offering your items to game stores, they will only rip you off. They have no intention of offering you what its worth because they want to maximise their profit margins.
 

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If you've ever bought a game for $60 (or $80 back in the cartridge days), beat it and tried to sell it back in the same week it came out, to only be offered $20 for it knowing they were going to turn around and sell it for $55, you know why GameStop going out of business isn't a sad thing. That's a $35 profit they made for very little risk and even less work, and that's a sale they've taken from the game's maker with no recompense.

When I was a kid I didn't know that I was hurting all my favorite games' makers, I just knew that I struggled to come up with $55 and $60 was 10% more struggle.
 

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I give them maybe 2 years. With Amazon and digital media now, they aren't really needed anymore. I went into one a month or so to buy Bloodstained Ritual of the Night when it was released. I had to explain to the girl that I don't want to join their membership service and to just sell me the game. I was in there way longer than I needed to be.
 

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Gamestop does have this new thing now where you buy a game brand new, you have 48 hours to return it for a full refund (minus taxes) in store credit.

That could keep going a little longer but how does everybody else paid, meaning the retailer, publisher, developers, if there giving full refunds?
 

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Game Informer just laid off around half of its staff today.

Gamestop does have this new thing now where you buy a game brand new, you have 48 hours to return it for a full refund (minus taxes) in store credit.

That could keep going a little longer but how does everybody else paid, meaning the retailer, publisher, developers, if there giving full refunds?
So the piece of this that you might not be aware of is that Gamestop ISN'T giving a refund. They are treating this as a trade in for $60 Gamestop credit.

The publishers/devs get their money, Gamespot is out slightly, but they keep the ecosystem going of "trade in -> use credit at Gamestop -> get more trade ins". They make way way way more money selling used games than new games, which is why there are so many horror stories from consumers and ex/current employees about how unethical GS is about selling new games.

@Vic did you ever work at a Gamestop? I don't know why I think you did.
 

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Game Informer just laid off around half of its staff today.



So the piece of this that you might not be aware of is that Gamestop ISN'T giving a refund. They are treating this as a trade in for $60 Gamestop credit.

The publishers/devs get their money, Gamespot is out slightly, but they keep the ecosystem going of "trade in -> use credit at Gamestop -> get more trade ins". They make way way way more money selling used games than new games, which is why there are so many horror stories from consumers and ex/current employees about how unethical GS is about selling new games.

@Vic did you ever work at a Gamestop? I don't know why I think you did.
 

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and that's a sale they've taken from the game's maker with no recompense.
I don't know how true this is but a guy at my Gamestop said that developers/studios get a piece of all game sales. Both new and used. I don't how big the window is as far as how many months the game is out they get a piece, but they do.
 

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I was just about to come and post that. The end of Gamestop might come sooner than we think.

I didnt even think about Game Informer how business with Gamestop is effecting them to.

The Game Informer magazine was pretty much the only benefit I was getting out of my gamestop pro membership and I was enjoyed the magazine. But it seems GI puts up all its article online for free anyway so why pay $15 a year for the mag physical or digital.

Blockbuster,Toys R Us, and now Gamestop. Its only a matter of time
 

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I don't know how true this is but a guy at my Gamestop said that developers/studios get a piece of all game sales. Both new and used. I don't how big the window is as far as how many months the game is out they get a piece, but they do.
Maybe that's a recent thing but when XBONE was originally announced they were going to have it where each game could only be registered to one system to shut down the used games market, that was what caused the backlash against the system and killed it out the gate.
 

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The future is digital purchases, Gamestop wont be a thing this time come next year. Their stock prices continue to plummet, they've had 2 massive batches of layoff's this month. The end is finally near for this shit company and it's shady practices. I stopped giving Gamestop my $ years ago.



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