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The time to boycott GameStop is now

In an unprecedented move, GameStop stores are tampering with PC copies of Deus Ex: Human Revolution by removing vouchers that promote a potential competitor. As a consumer, it's time to get mad.

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darthv722304d ago

their buy 2 get 1 free is sometimes hard to pass up. I can find some gems from time to time.

LOGICWINS2304d ago (Edited 2304d ago )

Yup, because I want to deal with random people I don't know and pay outrageous shipping charges that neutralize any discount I could have gotten.

..then I have to wait around the week for the game to come in.

With my local Gamestop, I get the game the same day and I can take advantage of Buy 2 get 1 free deals. And guess what?! If I play the game and I think it sucks, I can return it wihtin a week and get a FULL refund.

darthv722304d ago

is a bit whack on some things. Or better yet, i have seen them raise the price on some things based on their popularity and/or rarity. A good example is Ninja Gaiden Black for the xbox.

When the ps3 version of NG sigma came out, they upped the price of the xbox "black" version because it was more sought after than the regular xbox version. And go figure it was because of the ps3 release (could be coincidental).

On most of their stuff the discount is usually only $5 between the new and used. Like with killzone 3 being $59.99 new they sell the used for $54.99. I dont know what that game goes for now but that is just an example.

I did find some of the older pack in titles like lego indy and kung fu panda for $5 for both cause they were in one case. It sux they dont offer dreamcast games anymore yet they will still accept gameboy and gba games and sell them. I have to turn to dimple records to find dc stuff and n64 and older.

ok I'm rambling here...sorry.

SuperBeast8112303d ago

@below relax lol just giving you an idea

LOGICWINS2304d ago

I don't understand people who try so hard to get others to boycott Gamestop.

Why don't YOU boycott Gamestop..and I keep doing whatever the hell I want?

Skizelli2304d ago

"...and I keep doing whatever the hell I want?"

You should work for GameStop.

LOGICWINS2304d ago (Edited 2304d ago )

Actually my friend is trying to get me a job there. I might be a part-time GS employee by the end of next month.

I heard employees get free used games :)

Skizelli2304d ago

It was sarcasm.

GameStop is a joke. Not only are they dishonest, but the employees are idiots who are only hurting the video game industry. They're just too naive to realize it. They're "nice" because they're trying to sell you something.

And in the real world, you can't do whatever the hell you want. That's why I play video games.

RufustheSage2304d ago

@ Skizelli

You're a idiot. Just because someone works at a company you don't like doesn't make them the bad guy. Most likely trying to make a buck and have fun doing it. It's people like you who make the world a awful place to live in for jumping on a bandwagon with misplaced hatred and lesser understanding.

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zoks3102304d ago

That was very grimy stuff GS did, at least send out a notice to digital distributors (onlive) before doing something like this. Just take your money elsewhere folks.

SilentNegotiator2304d ago (Edited 2304d ago )

They didn't want to sell a product with advertisement for a competitor! What a horrible evil company! They should have informed the company that they weren't going to advertise!

/s

Gamestop creates local jobs. I won't be boycotting them because they through away advertisement. Heck, I wish all businesses automatically through away advertisements in my products.

SylvieBarak2304d ago

anti competitive behavior is just so ugly... not to be encouraged

gamingdroid2304d ago

You do know every company exhibits anti-competitive behavior. In fact, that is how you become competitive ironically.

That is how businesses are run.

Xander7562304d ago

I never buy from them anyway. Amazon is usually where I go for my games. Good deals.

thebudgetgamer2304d ago (Edited 2304d ago )

na, i'll pass.

its like people being angry at burger king because they don't want to advertise wendys.

LOOK_AT_THIS_I2304d ago

thats retarded...they have tampered with a brand new product, and they will still sell it as brand new. Maybe people will learn one day to avoid that garbage ass store altogether. There is nothing that will take me into a gamestop store anymore after they tried to sell a used copy to me as new and saying that they are all that way when I can see the damn box behind the counter with multiple games in shrink wrap. FU Gamestop.

@budget
your analogy sucks...it was a sample inside the package, not like it was forced on gamestop to sell the game to begin with. They chose to be sneaky and try to pull another one over on consumers and got caught.

thebudgetgamer2304d ago

you're right my analogy did stink. if they try to sell you an opened game as new, say no.

SilentNegotiator2304d ago

It's not like they played frisbee with the disc....they opened it and through out a pamphlet.

rucky2304d ago

It's more like Burger King selling you a whopper meal but without the fries.

Biggest2304d ago

More like Burger King selling you a used Whopper meal with missing fries.

SilentNegotiator2304d ago

I'm so glad to be a part of a species that compares used food and french fries to an advertisement pamphlet being thrown away...

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