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Worst B&M Game Retailer 2012


Poll: Who was the Worst Brick & Mortar Game Retailer of 2012? (1732 member(s) have cast votes)

Who was the Worst Brick & Mortar Game Retailer of 2012?

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#61 berzirk   I'm not so serious CAGiversary!   2403 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

Posted 01 March 2013 - 06:26 PM

Still Gamestop

#62 Platinumstorm   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   86 Posts   Joined 5.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 07:34 PM

I normally go with Gamestop, but this year I'm going to

WALMART.

#63 NEP   Oogaboogabooga CAGiversary!   398 Posts   Joined 4.3 Years Ago  

Posted 01 March 2013 - 08:51 PM

Walmart.

#64 Claus DuBois   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   28 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 10:07 PM

Game Stop. Since their new game deals generally aren't competitive (at least for 360). The rewards program is pure mystery to me ........lots of point tracking & accumulation going on to work up to a crappy key fob or some other flea market trinket.

#65 XIGRIMxREAPERIX   Insomniac CAGiversary!   691 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 10:22 PM

Walmart
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#66 LlamaNinja   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   128 Posts   Joined 3.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 10:27 PM

I think gamestop with the price matching trend they are falling behind in that, also your trade in value seems to be worthless almost. The only thing I like is I can find a random old game there BUT half the time I get them the disc are scratched or they dont give me the disc (happens about once a year, though I only go about 4-5 times a year).
I would say WalMart but they arent huge in games it would be like complaining about the game prices at Kohls......$29.99 for an old legos game no thank you sir!
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#67 mariodog  

Posted 02 March 2013 - 01:12 AM

Walmart

#68 davidflecha17   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   427 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 01:15 AM

Gamestop will win every year.

#69 Zaku77   \m/ CAGiversary!   3839 Posts   Joined 5.3 Years Ago   Has been playing Freedom Wars
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Posted 02 March 2013 - 01:53 AM

Gamestop, durr.

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#70 TOE THUMBS   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   37 Posts   Joined 6.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 01:54 AM

Wal-Mart is really bad.

#71 ColdAssFashion   CAG in Training CAG Veteran   43 Posts   Joined 2.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 02:19 AM

Gamestop. No deals to be found.


75% off GameCube games was good. Granted, you needed to find a store that actually had some. Luckily I live in Brooklyn and they have like 10 over here. :mrgreen:

#72 ZeRoX99   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   77 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

Posted 02 March 2013 - 06:20 AM

GameStop

#73 Donken   Auditor CAGiversary!   762 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

Posted 02 March 2013 - 06:30 AM

Walmart.

#74 Zolor23   Hey there. CAGiversary!   2964 Posts   Joined 3.4 Years Ago  

Posted 02 March 2013 - 11:30 AM

Walmart

#75 lilman   Only the ordinary. CAGiversary!   2473 Posts   Joined 5.3 Years Ago  

Posted 02 March 2013 - 02:40 PM

Gamestop. Didn't buy a single new game from them in 2012.

#76 beard_of_zeus   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   343 Posts   Joined 5.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 03:50 PM

I get the people that are saying Walmart, they don't have a ton of game deals (although their Black Friday was more than solid), but they aren't really primarily a game retailer, so I don't mind. They are just sort of neutral in my mind.

On the other hand, games is all Gamestop does, and I think they do a pretty terrible job at it. Their "new" (for some value of 'new') game prices are pretty terrible - which is almost primarily what I buy, I like my games to be in good condition - and on top of that, I actively dread going in the store. I don't want to be bothered about pre-orders, rewards points, etc. Their business model just bums me out, I guess.

So what I'm trying to say is I nominate Gamestop =)
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#77 DM1978   CAG since July 2005 CAGiversary!   1779 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

Posted 02 March 2013 - 07:46 PM

Wal-Mart

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#78 ohnoitschris   rainmaker CAGiversary!   208 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 10:27 PM

Was about to say WalMart, but they had a good black friday sale. The real loser is Meijer - you will never, ever find a video game clearance or a good sale there.

#79 mitch079   It's an ILLUSION! CAGiversary!   7941 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago   Has been playing BEYOND: Two Souls
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Posted 02 March 2013 - 10:37 PM

Sears because they pretty much killed their gaming section, which used to be good for clearance items.

#80 Central Scrutinizer   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   193 Posts   Joined 4.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 10:40 PM

KMart

They went from being the place I was most likely to shop at to the place I didn't buy a single game from all last year.

#81 ZombiesWorld   Would you kindly? CAGiversary!   546 Posts   Joined 3.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 06:15 PM

Walmart
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#82 raarar   With sexy results. CAGiversary!   567 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago   Has been playing Super Mario 3D World
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Posted 03 March 2013 - 06:30 PM

Gamestop it is.

#83 Nosmo   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   74 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Posted 03 March 2013 - 06:36 PM

Gamestop

#84 Killbomb   Waiting for Darkness CAGiversary!   2633 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

Posted 04 March 2013 - 06:33 AM

I have always voted Gamestop in this category but I think Wal-Mart gets the nod this year. Like others have said, there is no reason to shop there outside of Black Friday. At least Gamestop started running sales here and there and they're my go-to place for niche RPGs. Kmart fell hard but at least they started offering gaming coupons again albeit inconsistently.

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#85 EnchantedDaisy   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   23 Posts   Joined 5.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 04:37 PM

Gamestop

#86 sonnyforple   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   199 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 07:30 PM

WalMart hands down the worst. MSRP for all games, won't price match their own website.

#87 LordVila   Casterly Rock! CAGiversary!   2236 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago   Has been playing Final Fantasy XIV Online: A Realm Reborn
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Posted 04 March 2013 - 08:27 PM

Kmart for old times sake.

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#88 Drclaw411   I miss Cartoon Orbit CAGiversary!   3229 Posts   Joined 5.1 Years Ago  

Posted 04 March 2013 - 08:33 PM

I'm going with hhgregg. They are atrocious. Forget about a sale, damn near everything in their extremely small game section is $3-$5 above MSRP. There is no worse game retailer. They are a joke. hhgregg for worst of the year.

Edited by Drclaw411, 04 March 2013 - 09:14 PM.


#89 thefunkyredcaboose   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   239 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 04:45 AM

Gamestop

#90 ZaneZoom   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   91 Posts   Joined 6.6 Years Ago  

ZaneZoom

Posted 05 March 2013 - 09:01 PM

Best Buy