GameStop surged 28% on Tuesday after a report from Bloomberg detailed a yet-to-be-revealed investment plan for the retailer to expand into ecommerce and rival Amazon.
is good to have options.
I never predicted this! I assumed Gamestop, like GAME in the UK, would slowly decline. So more options to rival Amazon is good for the consumer.
If you predicted it, I hope you bought some stock as it was really cheap.
Amazon will price them out, look for those nice preorder promotions to start back up. Competition is good.
if they can deliver I'd welcome it. I started using Amazon back in like '03 because they were reliable and I was able to order games I wanted that weren't carried locally. Then it was more or less being a Prime member, the $10 discount at one point.... Now they've become to big for their own good. Often aren't reliable and time and time again by the time a Collector's Edition or Console is actually listed it's already "currently unavailable." So if Gamestop can offer a program that has free release date shipping for a reasonable cost and are reliable with shipping and games arriving on release date then I'm all for giving them a shot. It's pretty rare I even pre-order a game from Amazon anymore. If it's something I know Walmart or Meijer will most likely I'll just pick up release day. If it's something that won't be carried then I'll order from the publishers website if possible.
They are begging to be bought out by Walmart.
Ah, I Wonder how r/wallstreetbets reacted to this :p
I'll say it once I'll say it again... gamestop needs to become the blockbuster of games.... all these used systems games juat sitting. Hell they could even do mail in only like gamefly AND still have the physical store. They could essentially charge the same price as microsoft for gamepass. . . But you'd gave access to more platforms and maybe even systems for an additional charge. But I don't know what's with these companies thinking going head on with behemoths like Amazon is a good idea. Also of sidenote wtf does bloomberg have so much pull simple rumors from them can add or shave millions off you company worth in less than a minute
The blockbuster of games? So you want them to go out of business lol.
The only thing GameStop has going for them is being a local shop that you can go and check things out and maybe talk about crap with the employees. I don't see how they're all of a sudden going to make some big move online.
This pretty much shows how put of touch investors are. Amazon just released a cloud gaming platform and yet Gamestop thinks they can compete in e-commerce with them? I've actually gone to Amazon more in recent times than Gamestop because I can't stand them. As a physical store they used to be ok, but they've been getting worse. I wouldn't trust them to do better
My last and final interation with Gamestop was they sent me the wrong game in a generic gamestop box when I called customer service they said they would send me the thing I ordered but then they canceled that and gave me a refund that wasn't even a full refend because they refused to pay for the original shipping or tax so they essentially stole $5 from me. I will NEVER buy anything from gamestop again.
I would have fought them to the death on that lol
Their service is legendarily atrocious.
I rode it from 4 to 10, so I'm good.
Shouldn’t be to hard Amazon is a bunch of Crooks and Scammers anything i have ever seen on there 💩Site is more like expensive than buying local ?? Plus everyone seems gets there credit card hacked on there criminal website uhhhh yea never will buy from these crooks and U shouldn’t either 👎👎👎
Okay. Sure thing. Not such a good idea this late in the “game”. They have 2% of what amazon covers in electronic entertainment. I mean we get down to non-game related component level products on amazon. ...”compete”...What a joke. Not even going to touch their infrastructure and shipping process woes. If you invest in this, you are an idiot and a half.
They are doing this at least ten years too late. How have they fallen asleep at the wheel so badly.
At least they're trying but this is the wrong direction.
Good luck,.. Trying to compete with a company that is subsidized by the powers that shouldn't be.
Jeff Bezo say good luck with that lol!!!
Bruh that's Amazon, that's like trying to go to war with these keyboard warriors, I'm looking at this like it's Gamestops last stand before becoming blockbuster. If they were smart they'd fix their used game/trade in policies make it more gamer friendly offer more for games, they'll make more money in the long run because we will sell our games more increasing the used game catalog for them to resell.
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