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bonesawisready

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#14311763 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by bonesawisready on 05 August 2020 - 02:20 AM

Holy shit, I regret going to that subreddit now. One employee even said "fuck customers" and had hundreds of upvotes. I'll never feel guilty about canceling a preorder again. I now feel bad for GS (the actual company) if these are sadly the quality of employees that represent them.

Working at GS doesn't require any actual education. Not even a GED. If they want a higher paying job then they're going to have to graduate high school, get a college degree and then look for professional jobs that pay real salaries. Maybe if they stopped spending so much time complaining on Reddit they would have time to do that.

$9.27 is a cruel wage. Minimum wage should be $15 minimum. Costs have skyrocketed in the last 40 years but wages have stagnated. There is no reason to be against $15 wages unless you somehow feel threatened, which in that case you need to be reminded if you make more than minimum wage that means you would deserve even more than $15 with this raise in wages.


Get paid $15, double minimum wage, for a job that needs a degree (lol sorry you got a degree for $15 an hour, I know the pain) then you should get $22-$30 an hour. You used to be able to buy houses on minimum wage jobs but the US government lowered taxes by 30%+ in the 80s, and redistribute the wealth that the middle class used to experience to the already rich.


#14310713 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by bonesawisready on 01 August 2020 - 03:30 AM

Got $45.50 for NSMBU toward Paper Mario, cashier said that’s the most he’s ever seen a game trade in for. He clearly doesn’t know about the summer of 2015 when Pikmin 3 went for $72 with a trade in promo lol. (or was is summer of 2016???)

But 5,000 points disappeared randomly so I assume a auto cert happened but it hasn’t showed up so I didn’t get to use it, oh well


#14303113 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by bonesawisready on 03 July 2020 - 01:06 AM

With 2k21 setting the tone for next gen prices going to $69.99, can see GS get some boost the next few years due to consumers looking for discounts on next gen titles as the economy recovers from COVID, which will take years. Get ready for $64.99 and $59.99 used games lol. May also deter some from going full digital since there’s no way pubs don’t charge the same for digital copies


#14302357 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by bonesawisready on 30 June 2020 - 09:16 PM

PS5 third party accessories:

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hmm accessories usually come out a bit before systems. Could see 11/6 or most likely 11/13 for PS5


#14300212 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by bonesawisready on 23 June 2020 - 04:50 PM

I’m hoping for Sekiro at $30 for pro day


#14299224 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by bonesawisready on 19 June 2020 - 03:49 AM

The only problem with your logic is that publishers and their shareholders have every financial incentive to migrate consumers over to digital. At this point, roughly 1 out of 2 sales is digital, and that ratio gets even more digital as the size of the publisher gets smaller.

Sure, 4k movie publishers (and Sony as the uhd bluray developer) certainly stand to gain from PS5 sales, but 4k disc sales have in no way advanced like bluray sales have at the same stage. No doubt this is because a greater percentage of up and coming adult consumers have far less an attachment to owning physical media. They're used to having digital copies.

Gamestop's business isn't going to die in the immediate short term, but to believe the company can survive with its current large retail footprint selling used discs and novelty toys in the long term neglects where the industry is clearly headed.

May be Gamestop lives on as an equally novel, niche shop with a few strategically placed stores across the country. If it carries on as it is, it's really difficult to imagine the company being much more than that.


It remains to be seen if low income consumers move to digital too without the ability to resell, borrow, etc. could alienate a portion of the market that’s vulnerable, tho those aren’t always early adopters. As a consumer having physical gives you access to copies of your game for decades, whereas a game could be delisted due to licensing like Tony Hawk games and Forza.

And it remains to be seen if ISP providers will make it affordable for middle and lower class Americans to have fast enough internet so that they can download all these games, barring games getting bigger over time. So as soon as 100Mb/s+ is super cheap, suddenly games will be moving to 150-200GB+


#14299179 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by bonesawisready on 19 June 2020 - 01:37 AM


I only really traded in to GS for a little over a year so my history is a big short-sighted, but I don't think trading will be "dead-dead". Nintendo will always be able to keep resell values for much longer than PS/XB. I mean, people still pay full price for 1st party games years after 1st party games for PS/XB are $9.99 greatest hits. Looking into the 2nd half of the year, I think there might be some trading opportunity as I'm sure they will try and build their stock of used games for the holidays. Recently I've had some success reducing my "stock" of games. I traded in most of the B4G8 games back between $2 to $6 base towards TLOU2 editions, but without a +$5, the +20% bonus really doesn't do much for low value crap.

I think they will always want to buy back popular high volume games. Stuff like Wii Sports, Gran Turismo, God of War, Halo, etc. Probably raise the TIV slightly from $0.01 to get people to come in. Problem is with COVID they don't really have any soon-to-be-last-gen systems stock building up like they probably did for PS3/XB360 so can't offer any of those pre-owned bundle deals that make great gifts.

Personally, I think if all the game makers made the price difference between digital and physical $15 everyone would be on board. :beer: We may get a preview of the future if the launch price between the systems is > $100.... if that is the case and stock is low, I'm sure a new generation of kids are going to grow up with no discs!

no physical games would be atrocious for consumer rights but pubs will not take $ off digital versions because that would negate the 20% cut they give to retailers, which goes straight to them digital price is same as retail


#14299076 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by bonesawisready on 18 June 2020 - 09:17 PM

What is everyone’s thoughts on trading at GS? It seems trading is going to become a thing of the past seems like most games that were released before mid 2019 are no longer tradeable. I feel like trading is all but dead atleast for the forceable future.

well there’s a pandemic. Once we have a vaccine I imagine trading will be pushed as normal, since consumers rely heavily on selling/buying used games. It’s also a good thing to have this option as a consumer


#14288819 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by bonesawisready on 14 May 2020 - 01:19 PM

No I was talking about Corona. The average age of death of a "Corona victim" is slightly over 80, which is older than the normal death age for literally everything else averaged out. The only people who are truly at risk are elderly people (80+) and severely overweight people, both who's times are numbered anyways.

The guy that quoted with the 85,000 is exactly who the fearmongering outlets are targeting that believes the numbers ten fold. The numbers are completely falsified, and if you havent noticed that yet than theres no helping ya.

Again, not sure why this is even being brought up on a gamestop board. Point was is they should be open completely now and they shouldve always been. There isnt a single store in my area that's open, even for pickup only, and theres about 50-60 stores there. That's just absurd.

oh ok nvm. Good luck man I hope you get the help that you need


#14288746 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by bonesawisready on 14 May 2020 - 02:35 AM

85 thousand dead and that is with everyone staying at home, how can that be overblown?

I may be mistaken but I believe they were referring to doom sayers aboht GameStop going under not COVID 19.

And about GameStop, they don’t have much debt and a lot of cash so yes, most speculation about them going bust is completely out of touch with reality. Now they can still be a shitty retailer, just their demise is literally not happening


#14288727 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by bonesawisready on 14 May 2020 - 01:43 AM

The GameStop Reddit is hilarious. They cried about working. Listen I get it virus scary but they were babies. I wouldn't hire them to work at my company. I still kept business going and my worker's made more then damn near anyone and now they are on a nice vacation chilling.

On that note every Vita game I ordered had the OG case.

apparently a global pandemic just doesn’t instill empathy in some people


#14288316 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by bonesawisready on 12 May 2020 - 06:27 PM

hey man im not the one going to gamestop to return stuff, then saying that my experience was only "ok" like do you expect?  lol i dont need them to do anything special for me, even if im the only customer there. trust me they didnt wanna see you and wanted to keep the store how you described "empty af"...and they are still getting paid no customers or hundreds of customers. 

 

but everyone has choices...walmart, target, costco and lots of jobs are hiring and they normally in the same parking lot as gamestop. no one is forced to work at gamestop. 

You are taking this seriously enough to look through my post history lol. I did leave them a positive survey and thanked him!

 

Yeah, they could work at all those jobs too and they would get treated like crap and paid bad there too (except maybe Target) but not everyone has the same resources (transportation, internet, writing skills for resume)

 

Why would you argue against paying people a living wage? That's all I was saying. Just because they might have the ability to get paid marginally more at other retailers, that's your argument for paying no one a living wage?

 

Costs of living in the U.S. have gone up dramatically in the last 40 years without a corresponding raise in wages. You used to be able to work a retail job like this and have enough money to buy a house and raise a family, but now managers even get $13-$15 an hour at best, and $15 is where the lowest position should start, not where the highest in store position should peak. 

 

It would benefit you if places like GameStop raised wages, because other companies would do it and society as a whole would benefit. To argue against it in anyway, or deflect by saying those workers could just work elsewhere for marginally more, doesn't fix the issue, hence the 'bootlicker' term I used. It was a bit harsh, but what else are you supposed to call people who actively work/advocate against their own self-interests?

 

There is no industry/job that would not benefit from a raise in wages? Get paid $30 per hour to be idk a paralegal, medical assistant? Good, now you get paid $40+ an hour with higher wages closer to $15.




#14288230 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by bonesawisready on 12 May 2020 - 01:31 PM

why? they get paid by the hour easy money...

They get paid garbage. I don’t know how to explain to you that people deserve much more pay even for basic retail jobs like this. They didn’t even get a temp raise during COVID despite having to interact, even in limited scenarios, with customers even as GS fought to not close in March.

You’re not going to think they should get paid more, (you should too!) and there’s nothing anyone can say to convince you otherwise until you realize you and the lowest GameStop worker are licking the same boot


#14287507 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by bonesawisready on 09 May 2020 - 03:06 AM

Any link to next week ad?


#14286888 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by bonesawisready on 07 May 2020 - 03:43 AM

Can we open GameStops so we can finally get games? This is nearly two months and I don’t like curbside pickup, they pop my trunk every time and I’m sick of it.


Wow. Not even a global pandemic can make you feel empathy for minimum wage workers.