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Am I the only one that hates Gamestop? They butcher games and systems, everything is overpriced, they place stickers EVERYWHERE, they never clean their used systems or games, etc.  I've had too many bad experiences with them to count.  To name a few: I went out to buy a used Gamecube recently, and they happened to still have a Gameboy Player with it.  Both were horrendously dirty, and needed an hour of cleaning; I went hunting for used games, and most of them didn't have manuals, boxart, or proper cases.  I even saw some that actually had dirt caked to the case.  It was disgusting! The USED stickers also drive me crazy.  ESPECIALLY when they place 50,000 of them on the box, and start putting them on the art! That drives me INSANE.  Has anyone else had major gripes with Gamestop?

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ive had a problem once i was gonna go get call of duty world at war and this guy was just O.M.G huge fanboy he just kept on saying stuipid crap and said i can't buy it. So i was like F*** this and left and went down to meijer and bought me a brand new one!

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Here in the Can of da, gamestop is called EB games, and no it's been pretty swell for me. A lack of manual or box art makes the price of buying the game cheaper for you, and it's nothing they can fix, because who ever sold them the used game is to blame for loosing the box-art/instruction manual. For me, used boxes only get one sticker, a yellow one. white=new, yellow=used. dirt caked on, not the stores fault, the person who owned the games fault. their are things that can be the employee's fault I guess, but your going to have different employees in every store.

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Oh, I know how it feels man. I one time tried to find a game called 'Tales of Symphonia'. I ordered that game for my birthday, and once it came in, the first thing I noticed was that there was white substance around the middle of discs. I could barely get through to the main menu, and even then, battles would just freeze the game. I told GameStop about this, and they apologized and were willing to send in another copy for free. But guess what? Once I got to a point point early in the game, the disc couldn't be read anymore. Place has terrible service.

Oh, and another thing. My cousins take terrible care of their Wiimotes. They yank the attachments, so that eventually attachments stop working all together. Guess where they sell them? They don't test them or anything.

My friends say that their GameStops are spot on, but I just loathe going there. However now it's my only choice, since the GameCrazy across the street is closing. Saaaaaad faaaace.

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I haven't had any issues with Gamestop. I bought a refurb PSP fat, and it works great, no issues.

The stickers -  they come off easy enough. Most of the time they're put right on the plastic sleeve. The ones in the spine are actually easier, most of the time they never take the sticker off the backing..

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Here in the Can of da, gamestop is called EB games, and no it's been pretty swell for me. A lack of manual or box art makes the price of buying the game cheaper for you, and it's nothing they can fix, because who ever sold them the used game is to blame for loosing the box-art/instruction manual. For me, used boxes only get one sticker, a yellow one. white=new, yellow=used. dirt caked on, not the stores fault, the person who owned the games fault. their are things that can be the employee's fault I guess, but your going to have different employees in every store.

A lack of manual or art makes the game cheaper!!?! Man! We are getting screwed over in the U.S! And they also have EB Games here too.

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I haven't had any issues with Gamestop. I bought a refurb PSP fat, and it works great, no issues.

The stickers -  they come off easy enough. Most of the time they're put right on the plastic sleeve. The ones in the spine are actually easier, most of the time they never take the sticker off the backing..

Yeah, some Gamestops put the USED stickers on the case itself, although the six Gamestops in the vicinity of where I live all put the stickers on the boxart! It drives me nuts, 'cause I can't take the sticker off the art without damaging it. 

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Oh, I know how it feels man. I one time tried to find a game called 'Tales of Symphonia'. I ordered that game for my birthday, and once it came in, the first thing I noticed was that there was white substance around the middle of discs. I could barely get through to the main menu, and even then, battles would just freeze the game. I told GameStop about this, and they apologized and were willing to send in another copy for free. But guess what? Once I got to a point point early in the game, the disc couldn't be read anymore. Place has terrible service.

Oh, and another thing. My cousins take terrible care of their Wiimotes. They yank the attachments, so that eventually attachments stop working all together. Guess where they sell them? They don't test them or anything.

My friends say that their GameStops are spot on, but I just loathe going there. However now it's my only choice, since the GameCrazy across the street is closing. Saaaaaad faaaace.

I know what you mean.  I've also gotten so pissed at Gamestop for not play-testing any of the used games they receive! When I finally found a Gamestop with a copy of Starfox: Assault, it had no art, no manual, it came in a PS2 case, and there was a white build-up, most-likely similar to yours, on the disc itself.  Not surprisingly, it didn't play past the first level.  I eventually cleaned it up, because I couldn't get it replaced as Gamestop had no other copies. 

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I agree, I had some problems with them for trading in games and purchasing used controllers which turns out that they don't work. The only thing I find good about GameStop is preordering games but that's mainly it.

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Now that I think of it, Gamestop had this stupid bitch clerk who kept touching the game disks she was putting in the case, getting her fingerprints on it and messing up the disk. What a moron.  On the plus side, they did fire her.  Serves her right.

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Now that I think of it, Gamestop had this stupid bitch clerk who kept touching the game disks she was putting in the case, getting her fingerprints on it and messing up the disk. What a moron.  On the plus side, they did fire her.  Serves her right.

She got what she deserved, so far I don't think I seen any employee that does those kind of things, however there are some that annoy you and ask you repetive questions.
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She got what she deserved, so far I don't think I seen any employee that does those kind of things, however there are some that annoy you and ask you repetive questions.

Thanks, right on dude!  :friends: Yeah, I hate it when they do that too, or try to make you some lame assed offers you don't want/need

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Here in the Can of da, gamestop is called EB games, and no it's been pretty swell for me. A lack of manual or box art makes the price of buying the game cheaper for you, and it's nothing they can fix, because who ever sold them the used game is to blame for loosing the box-art/instruction manual. For me, used boxes only get one sticker, a yellow one. white=new, yellow=used. dirt caked on, not the stores fault, the person who owned the games fault. their are things that can be the employee's fault I guess, but your going to have different employees in every store.

EBgames and Gamestop are now the same company happened a few years ago there was a third company included and  i forget it ,but I've had no problems with any of them. I bought a used gamecube a few years ago perfect condition, power cables and everything included they even game me a free controlller I think.
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Now that I think of it, Gamestop had this stupid bitch clerk who kept touching the game disks she was putting in the case, getting her fingerprints on it and messing up the disk. What a moron.  On the plus side, they did fire her.  Serves her right.

I would have gotten in trouble if I was there :P

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Now that I think of it, Gamestop had this stupid bitch clerk who kept touching the game disks she was putting in the case, getting her fingerprints on it and messing up the disk. What a moron.  On the plus side, they did fire her.  Serves her right.

:lolhyst:

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EBgames and Gamestop are now the same company happened a few years ago there was a third company included and  i forget it ,but I've had no problems with any of them. I bought a used gamecube a few years ago perfect condition, power cables and everything included they even game me a free controlller I think.

Glad you had a good experience, the only way I can describe the used Gamecube I picked up from Gamestop is HORRIBLE.  Excuse my swearing, but it seriously looked like it had shit-stains on it.  The controller was the worst part. 

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Glad you had a good experience, the only way I can describe the used Gamecube I picked up from Gamestop is HORRIBLE.  Excuse my swearing, but it seriously looked like it had shit-stains on it.  The controller was the worst part.

  maybe it's crapp where you live or something I'd file a formal complaint.
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Ok. I've said this plenty here and elsewhere. STOP GOING TO GAMESTOP!

We don't have them here, but we do have major game retailers people moan about but keep using. Game. However, don't like game? Go to grainger games, or Gamestation, or one of the many small shops, or go online.

I have issues with 2 of the retailers. Gamestation once gave me jip about a game that didn't work. I kept taking it back, and it kept not working. Grainger often use these stickers that leave sticky white crap when you peel them off. They are cheap, but I avoid them because of that. If there's a game I really want, I pre order it from game, otherwise I tend to use the internet these days.

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Ok. I've said this plenty here and elsewhere. STOP GOING TO GAMESTOP!

We don't have them here, but we do have major game retailers people moan about but keep using. Game. However, don't like game? Go to grainger games, or Gamestation, or one of the many small shops, or go online.

I have issues with 2 of the retailers. Gamestation once gave me jip about a game that didn't work. I kept taking it back, and it kept not working. Grainger often use these stickers that leave sticky white crap when you peel them off. They are cheap, but I avoid them because of that. If there's a game I really want, I pre order it from game, otherwise I tend to use the internet these days.

I don't know if you still haven't realized but not everyone lives in the UK, never even heard of "Gamestation" or "Grainger".

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I don't know if you still haven't realized but not everyone lives in the UK, never even heard of "Gamestation" or "Grainger".

Same Oo

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I've never had any real problems with Gamestop.  All the used games I buy from there are all in good condition.

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ive heard that gamestop empolies are horrible fanboys and they make insults to you even when your trying to buy a game is this true?

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ive heard that gamestop empolies are horrible fanboys and they make insults to you even when your trying to buy a game is this true?

This has never happened to me.  The employees either tell me their opinion on the game I'm going to buy or they don't say anything at all.

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