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Is Gamestop advertising getting heavy-handed?

Sarcastic Gamer posts an advertisement recently received by the author who asks whether calling its customers "losers" for not renewing their Power-Up card isn't going too far, especially when young people are involved.

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LOGICWINS2473d ago (Edited 2473d ago )

Funny this pops up. I just got back from Gamestop and I picked up Warhawk for ten, yes, TEN DOLLARS(Get it NAAAOW!) Anyways, the guy tells me about the buy 2 used games and get one for free deal and I said no.

THEN he asks if I wanted to pre-order any games...I said no

THEN he asked if I wanted to pre-order Modern Warfare 3..while pointing at a MW3 poster as if it was a golden vagina.

THEN he asked me if I wanted to pre-order Twisted Metal or Infamous 2(I already have this pre-ordered)..I said no

And FINALLY he asks me if I wanted to pre-order Ace Combat..and I said no.

Would I say Gamestop's advertising is heavy-handed?
....YES, yes I would.

guitarded772473d ago (Edited 2473d ago )

Yeah... I haven't been to Gamestop in a couple years. The guys that work at my local Gamestop are nice enough, I just prefer Amazon. But Amazon kinda does the same thing with e-mails... just sayin'.

Solidus187-SCMilk2473d ago (Edited 2473d ago )

they ask at least 3 to 5 questions about buying stuff when you buy something.

t2taylor2473d ago (Edited 2473d ago )

I work @ GameStop. It isn't their advertising that bothers me it's their management skills, politics, procedures and policies. This is just typical GameStop. Oh as for the "Don't be a loser" Get over it. I say worse stuff on CODBO.

LOGICWINS2473d ago

Yeah, I understand its not the employees fault that they constantly push you to pre-order stuff, its the companies procedures that tell them to do so.

chesed2473d ago

That's pretty much all of retail.

They simply do what they think is best to get the most dollar from every customer in any way legally possible.

That's just the system we're in.

And (I would hope) there's a big difference between communication between a company and consumers as opposed to user to user online.

Hitman07692473d ago (Edited 2473d ago )

Wow that is mildly irritating advertisement. Not gonna sell something to me with that attitude sorry. LoL. Amazon bonus credit says hi!

JeepGamer2473d ago

Just do the gaming world a favor and don't shop at Gamestop.

chesed2473d ago

Because developers don't get any share of the profits of used sales. Used sales is the only reason why GameStop exists in the first place -- it's their primary source of income.

That's a bit screwed up in my opinion.

Like I said below, I would recommend renting games (like Gamefly) and buy new games that you enjoy (even if it's from GS).

If you need to sell the game, there are much better places to do it (although it requires a bit more effort). GS preys on laziness.

XRider2473d ago

With $12 to $20 dlc and EA/UBI/Act charging to play online, I realy don't care what developers want.

Enigma_20992473d ago

Because their "door greetings" about preordering games you have no interest in could drive a sane person to punch them in the throat, for one thing.

chesed2473d ago

I didn't renew my PowerUp card based solely on GS saying I'd be a loser otherwise.

They're going for a very specific audience (kids/teens) with it. And they'll beg their parents to renew their card. If the parents are smart, they'd tell their kids, and Gamestop, to eff off.

You need to buy/trade in $150 of used games/accessories to offset the annual payment of the card each year. If you do that already, then get the card (if you still want to shop at GameStop).

I prefer to rent games or buy them new. Video game developers get their fair return this way. GameStop screws developers over with their used sales.

... and tell people they are losers if they don't join them.

Screw you, GameStop.

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