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Old 05-19-04, 10:08 AM
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Working at videogame stores

I plan on getting a summer job at Gamestop. Anybody have any experiences working there? Do they usually pay minimum?
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Old 05-19-04, 07:30 PM
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GameStop is Minimum. You must sell a certain amount of there card and pre-orderes a week or you will be fired. If you don't feel you should have to sell a certain amount and its 'not fair' you should not apply.
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Old 05-19-04, 09:26 PM
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Wow. Never knew that about GS. Sounds rough.
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Old 05-19-04, 10:09 PM
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Damn, I didn't know that. Thanks!
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Old 05-20-04, 09:59 AM
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That's not true, I used to work there and nothing like that ever happened. I loved working there part time when I had no bills. It was a fun job.
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Old 05-20-04, 11:06 AM
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How can they pay minimum wage and then overcharge on everything by at least $5-$10?? You go buy a PS2 game and it's $60. Why anyone would buy from a mall videogame store is beyond me.
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Originally posted by Tarantino
That's not true, I used to work there and nothing like that ever happened. I loved working there part time when I had no bills. It was a fun job.
I guess it depends on the specific store, huh? I'll make sure to ask the GameStop I want to apply to and see what their deal is. Thanks for your responses, everyone.

Mopower: I haven't been to GameStop in months, but in the time I've been there, they usually had "normal" prices ($49.99 plus tax for a new PS2 game, for example).
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Old 05-20-04, 05:15 PM
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Even though they pay minimum wage, I bet you get to take the games home and play them.
When I buy games from these stores, I always insist on unopened ones.
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Old 05-20-04, 05:37 PM
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Even though they pay minimum wage, I bet you get to take the games home and play them.
When I buy games from these stores, I always insist on unopened ones.
You mean like a free rental? I just wanna earn some extra cash, get me a Gamecube, and buy some games for all 3 systems. I bet the employee discount isn't much, eh?
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Old 05-20-04, 06:20 PM
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The discount is like 15-20%, but I last worked at one like 5 years ago. You get to take any game home and 'check it out' for a week, that was the best part.
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Old 05-20-04, 11:37 PM
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Tarantino, you are a retail working foole, aren't you?
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Old 05-21-04, 02:14 AM
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Lets see...

Lucky's Supermarket (Courtesy Clerk)
Babbages/Gamestop (Salesman)
Albertson's Supermarket (General Merchandise)
Best Buy (Merchandising Supervisor)

Yep. All retail.
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Old 05-24-04, 12:33 PM
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Originally posted by Mopower
How can they pay minimum wage and then overcharge on everything by at least $5-$10?? You go buy a PS2 game and it's $60. Why anyone would buy from a mall videogame store is beyond me.
The rent for retail space in malls is high, which is why all mall stores prices aren't competitive with bigger retailers.

But I agree, I don't see why people shop at these stores when you can find new games cheaper at other stores, and used games cheaper at rental places and Ebay.
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Old 05-26-04, 07:58 PM
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Originally posted by Lethal Nemesis
You mean like a free rental? I just wanna earn some extra cash, get me a Gamecube, and buy some games for all 3 systems. I bet the employee discount isn't much, eh?
Yeah a free rental. I just don't like how they resell the games as new after they've been played. It wouldn't surprise me if the workers were pirating the games as well.
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Old 05-29-04, 10:00 PM
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Well, I've been reading the EB/GameStop rant in the videogames forum. I think I'll apply to Target or Circuit City instead.
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