My GameStop Experience
My GameStop Experience
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My GameStop experience this past Saturday was totally different from any other time I’ve visited this freakin place. Why? Read on…

Here’s the visual… I’m moving out of my parents’ home into my new town home that’s looking exactly the way I envisioned it, with exception to not having a bar cart, which is another story! I’m unpacking when I come across a shit-load of Xbox 360 games I forgot I had boxed up years earlier. Well, I bag em all up and make my way over to Gamestop where Eli is helping a mom and her kid with a Nintendo Switch the little one managed to fuck up somehow. After successfully resetting the kid’s switch, Eli turns to me from behind the counter where I unload a bunch of Xbox 360 titles and a few other PS4 games I didn’t want anymore…

Eli, pulls up my Gamestop account and notices that my subscription ran out a few months ago, but here’s where the fun shit begins… Eli also notices that I pre-paid for an upcoming game in full I never picked up in 20-fuckin-14 valued at $59.99, a game the system could no longer bring up because it’s no longer in Gamestop’s database! What does Eli do? Something no other Gamestop robot ever did… He adds the cost of the game I never picked up back onto my Gamestop account, so now I have roughly $60.00 without even adding any of the shit I have on his counter…

By the time, he zaps everything, I have enough in my GS account to renew my Gamestop subscription, pre-pay (in full) Doom Eternal (due out March 20th) and purchase a new Plantronics Rig 500 headset! Needless to say, this past Saturday was my F’in day thanks mostly to Eli at Gamestop who had my back without me even asking him to. Shit, I even went out and bought that bar cart where I now have a fancy decanter of $100 whisky waiting for my ass to pour one out after work. Thank U, Eli… Go on with yo bad self, brutha!!

Then I read something on Reddit about former GameStop employees that are now working elsewhere and the stress they were in sounded ridiculous, I mean, what the hell did GameStop put them through over there? Someone who worked at GameStop who now works unloading train cars says that he is happier doing physical labor than working at GameStop, WTF? This brings me to Eli at GameStop… I’m not sure when he started or he’s been put through the stress these other people have been put through yet, I don’t know. What I do know is that in the face of whatever is going on, this guy took it upon himself to help me in a big way; a way no other GameStop employee ever has. Again, he saw a 2014 pre-order no one else bothered to mention in the 5+ years I continued going to the store as a subscriber, which brings up one thing… There are people who love working at a place that represents what they love. The fact is, “if you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life”. Your company buys, sells & trades video games and the gamers who you have working as clerks, know more about your product than you do – nothing to be ashamed of… Most business people with money, see an untapped opportunity in the market and the first thing they do is throw money at it, and if you want to make that money back, who do you hire? People who know the product through & through, right? I mean if you were to open a cigar shop, would you hire a non-smoker to manage your store & sell your product? No. My point exactly!

Listen, I don’t know whether the stories I read on Reddit are true, and I don’t give two farts, cause if I’m not happy somewhere, I simply leave and that’s it. As a lifestyle gamer who spends half his nights slaying other players online and keeps his ear to the ground on upcoming titles, you have an opportunity to keep this business going strong! But like any business, it’s all about people! If the people you have peddling your products are happy, it will show and as a result, your customers will leave happy as well. But something tells me the stories are either true or you’re hiring the wrong people, either way, the people to keep and keep happy are those like Eli!

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