Did you ever buy games at Toys R Us?
Did you ever buy games at Toys R Us?
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I remember getting Nintendogs and Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time there.
I actually got my first GBA there and it came with Charlotte's Web. Oddly enough, it was one of the best games I played on that console.
Nope. I walked around inside and killed time for a doctors app, but other then that never cared about it.
i used to get them at
distribution au consommateur when i was a kid
I stabbed a gypsy fellow near one once
Bought myself that LeapFrog with Winnie the Poo included, boi.
got a wavebird there for like $25 a couple of years ago
I had gotten Halo Reach and ODST for me and Red Dead Redemption my brother.
I remember getting Pokemon Platinum there at launch.
Wonder how the implosion of TRU is going to affect this particular TRU store.
Will the ghost continue to haunt whoever the new tenants are?
I bought my DS Lite there
Bought only one game from Toys R Us in my lifetime. Because someone gave me a $20 gift card. Ended up being my favorite game of all time.
I was born in 1985, and Toys-R-Us will always be in my heart. I have so many memories of the place, specifically the one half a mile from my home. It's where I got my Gameboy. It's where I got OoT on day one. It's where my friend Greg bought us each a copy of Animal Crossing. I got my Dreamcast there. So much vidya. At least one bike. Lots of board games. My cousin used to work at the little window where you pick up the games with a ticket.
I remember in the 90s, every register was busy. Everyone was always buying toys and games. I went in one last week to buy a ball for my neice: one register open in the whole store and one customer ahead of me. Half the store is baby clothes. The one by my house has been abandoned for 10 years. Just a white building with colored stripes and the heartache when I miss those innocent days.
I bought a Neo-Geo Pocket there like 20 years ago. Only got 3 games and then they stopped supporting it. The SNK Card game was pretty cool.
all the time. It was the go to place apart from gamestop. I bought Halo 3 there.
I remember handing them a little slip of paper so they could retrieve Mega Man X3 for me. I don't think I ever bought anything else there though.
Not really. I guess that's where my parents got the Wii that Christmas though. And my grandma bought me Mario Golf for Gamecube as a birthday present there.
Legacy of Goku I and II.
my dad bought me an n64 with shadows of the empire way back in the day there
I remember camping there for the Wii launch back in high school.
I always liked walking around in there and looking at all the cool shit. I'll be looking forward to the sales on board and video games.
Bought my first system there. GBA with Dinotopia. I was a faggot and opted for that game instead of Pokemon Silver.
Got my ps2, gameboy advanced, wii, and wiiu all on launch day there all with my big brother. So many memories, so many games bought there. Also got a lot of my bionicles there too. I'll miss toys r us dearly
I got the first smash bros there.
When I was a kid, we would go to the Quad Cities so many parents could gamble at The Lady Luck(which became an Isle of Capri location) because the casino is just over the border in Iowa and my dad had himself banned from a casino in my hometown of Peoria so he wouldn't gamble so much, but that meant he was banned from all casinos in Illinois and all casinos owned by that company(Ballys), so we had to drive 90 minutes to Iowa and spend the night/weekend there if my parents wanted to go to a casino. It was actually pretty comfy, since the casino comped everything and we could play as much Lodgenet Nintendo and rent as many movies as we want, the room service was decent, and we would always go to the buffet the next morning for brunch. One Sunday(I think I was like 8 or 10, somewhere around there) when we were about to drive back home, we stopped at a Toys R Us in Davenport and I bought some game whose name I couldn't remember. When I got home, I opened the case to find that there was no disc inside. We went to our local Toys R Us and explained the situation, they gave us the game and I think I enjoyed it. I wish I remembered what the game was, but Toys R Us did the right thing in that situation, and I have lots of fond memories as a child in that store. It's too bad they're broke.
How does it feel to be rich today?
No. the nearest toys r us was somewhere around 60 miles away.
my town had several Mom and pops stores that still haven't gone out of business even when a Walmart, Blockbuster, Gamestop, and Target showed up and took root.
The Gamestop and Walmart are the only thing still standing besides the mom and pops stores.
Bought the Fire Emblem fates games there because there was a deal on them.
Never bought a game there, but I have bought lots of Lego and Nerf Guns from them. Parents may have bought me games though
I didn't want to grow up, bros ;_;
I sold it all for crack long ago. I also got Dracula X at Kmart for $40. It's funny because the guy at the counter even mentioned how rare it was and at this point it was probably only like a year old. Yeah I fucking hate myself but college was tough. I've sold untold amounts of games in my years. I keep all my shit now though, reclaimed a lot of the really important stuff I loved.
goddamnit that is the saddest story I've read all year
now I feel better about myself
what was he picking out?
What's so sad about it? I suppose it's sort of melancholy in the way that most nostalgia is, but I don't see it as especially sad.
fucking video games breh
the gaming aisle has tickets you pay for and pick up the game from a window after you checked out
His parents are clearly degenerate gamblers but it sounds like they somehow kept their heads above water. I mean he was camped out in a hotel playing video games and watching films and then they take him to Toys R Us the next morning. It's not like they left him in the car while they were sucking off niggers for quarters to play slots.
My parent were too responsible to even let me anywhere near a Toys R Us because they know my tiny mind would explode and I would be begging them for video games and action figures.
Went to one that was closing today.
Before the news everything was killed
The games were 40% off, the headset was 60%
I camped outside of a Toys 'R Us for 17 hours with some friends back in October '06 to preorder a Wii. Was cold. Like 50+ people showed up, we were 4th, 5th, and 6th in line.
Fuck man, why was being a kid so great and comfy bros
literally all you had to do was to clear the video game aisle and you would be rich
Pokemon Blue for GameBoy.
My mom is an OB/GYN and my dad stayed home to take care of the kids. I think she currently pulls in over $1,000,000 before taxes.
Paper Mario 64. 90s games I can't remember
Wow I forgot about that ticket system. Do they still do that ?
nah, last time i checked.
maybe for consoles but not the vidya
you don't understand what it means to die and never exist again
if you do it's a completely abstract concept to you since you're too young to feel time chasing you down
you have no responsibilities other than going to school which is so easy even literal retards can succeed
everything is provided to you
you're dumb as fuck so stupid shit seems amazing
you probably haven't witnessed how truly terrible people are to eachother yet
should I go on?
Godamn I loved being a kid, so little time to do anything fun as an adult now
tfw you'll never get to pick out a new SNES game because you went to the dentist or got shots again
I think I would have needed to get gang raped by niggers before I got a sympathy game. I mean my mom didn't do fuck all for me after a $500 dentist visit and I can certainly understand why.
you don't understand what it means to die and never exist again
Speak for yourself. I'm and I remember having distinct memories as a 4 or 5 year old with the flu and laying on the floor of our living room in front of the TV which playing Johnny Quest and running a super high fever and thinking, "When people die do they stop existing? Is heaven real?" Also, when I was 9 and at the aforementioned casino/hotel, I remember watching Thirteen Ghosts, that horror movie with Monk and Shaggy, and not being able to sleep that night because all I could think about was "what if ghosts aren't real because the afterlife isn't real and I stop existing when I die." It's something that freaks me out to this day, and it's probably a big part of why I'm an alcoholic.
I did too but I got over it because I was a dumbass kid and it was still a pretty abstract concept. It still gets to me big time decades later but it sounds like you and I were pretty morbid. That isn't normal for a child to be focused on.
Gonna wait for them to put everything on sale.
Waiting to buy some quality board game sets cheap.
Anyone know if they sell quality mahjong sets? I don't have a chinatown nearby
Nah, but I did buy a game from KB Toys once
it's more of an enticement game really. I notice you didn't mention your dad so you're probably a single mother faggot.
"what if ghosts aren't real because the afterlife isn't real and I stop existing when I die."
Well you won't be around to care if so.
My parents had jobs, dipshit. They didn't hold my fucking hands together and walk me to the dentist with a freshly wrapped SNES game sitting in the car. My mom worked in the middle of the night so she was the appointment minivan driver during the day. They both worked hard to give me the things I needed.
No because they didn't display actual game boxes and just had those stupid plastic flaps with the covers printed on them and you had to bring a ticket to the cashier to actually get the game fuck you toys r us I want to hold the fucking box you pricks.
A few times. The drunk teenager in the early 2000s manning the electronics section did not give a FUCK and would frequently ring up the wrong game when I brought stacks up and wanted to know prices.
"Oh this one's only 19.99? I'll take it then"
he rings up some budget gba title
get thousand year door for $20
all the time when i was a kid
"i don't wanna grow up, i'm a toys r us kid!"
toys r us is dead and so is my youth
I worked there so I used my employee discount. It was only 10%, so I eventually switched to Best Buy's Gamer Club since it's bigger.
the game came after turd and you have no idea what my home life was like. my mother didn't even work so if you have two parents who couldn't afford a game maybe daddy needed to spend less money on his trap habit. what are you even doing here?
Thanks Dad, that really helped the other thousand times you said it.
I wonder what it is that makes some kids focus on death more than others. It's not like I was exposed to some traumatic or untimely death when I was a tiny kid.
I didn't make any assumptions about your home life, that was you. Are you actually retarded? Now I'm beginning to assume some things. Like your parents were so afraid of their own child that they felt they needed to bait him into doing something most parents have no problem telling their kids to "suck it up." AKA your parents were soft ass pussies and they raised another generation of soft ass pussies.
I found Xenosaga 3 for $10
nah, just tons of beyblades.
board games on clearance
Damn you're right
tfw no Monopoly nibbas on Sup Forums at all
This make's me really fucking sad
I think like most other things it's a mixture of genetics and environment/experience.
You're retarded so I don't care what you think.
Tfw you will never walk down the aisle again and pick out your game.
Fucking exactly what I'm talking about. They raised a delusional faggot who plugs his ears and screams "LALALA i can't hear you!" when called out on his faggotry.
Got a copy of Spyro and Jet Moto 2 from there.
Any out of business sales??
No you're literally retarded for reasons too complex to explain here. And stop swearing it doesn't make you look hard or real or whatever. You definitely come from a really good background and have honky ass parents who feed you this buttery spiel about doing what you're supposed to and gumption and all this because it's the only thing challenging in your life. Fuck off, I know kids who had so many games they could blow some of them off. getting new games was rare for me. Kiss my ass and have your crackhead parents do the same.
Yes, all the time. It killed me because once I was saving up to buy a neo geo pocket and I didn't have enough until the next week. When my mom and I went back, they had discontinued them. My sister also traded in our NES for Geoffrey Dollars
reasons too complex to explain here
The End is Nigh
Yea, my mom took me there to buy lego star wars 2 on ps2 on her birthday because I wanted so badly
Also bought the King Kong game on ps2 from there
But my fondest memories are when I went there with my dad when I was 5-6 to buy toys. RIP
The one around where I lived when I was younger had stupidly high mark up.
So I always went to
It's real hard to be sympathetic to TRU because they frequently had poor inventory overpriced.
Like what's the point in going to a specialty store if their specialties and pricing suck? They were on borrowed time when online shopping got popular.
Maybe I'll swing in during their liquidation, but considering everyone else in our city probably is too, I might just say fuck it.
I liked going there with your dad too.
What do you guys expect your toys r us buildings turn into....
getting presents for your mom's birthday
my mom was all mega selfless like that too. or maybe we're both literally Cartman.
more like ded r us haha
mom had to take you
So why are they closing? Or more important, how did they go into bankrupcy? Was it a similar situation like Blockbuster? Not from US so I'm curious about it.
Another fucking Ross, Marshals, or TJMax.
Conkers bad fur day
I was like 7
I hate Mitch Rodney!
Yes, infact I still go there, not for games though anymore, just to steal toys from the kids and film it for reddit upvotes
Used to buy GB/GBA games there pretty often, but I switched to Gamestop when they started to stock a good amount of used games.
They've been posting slowed profits and even losses over the last decade or so as online shopping rose in popularity. It's just hit a fever pitch lately, amazon prime posted record users, and toys r us posted record losses in it's holiday quarter this past 2017 season.
There's other reasons, but the majority of blame for this one lies mostly on amazon and other online toy retailers selling things at a significantly lower cost. So yeah, it's like blockbuster in essence, the internet just buttfucked it. It hung on when shipping online was still a week or two long affair, you could go to toys r us and get it NOW, but it's just not a thing anymore.
They're closing because they're mediocre at best and can't compete with Amazon.
What's that game that you played at the demo stations at ToysRUs that's going to stick with you for life? For me it was the first Medal of Honor.
My friend and I got Metroid fusion from there when it came out.
Also fun fact. Trump just repealed a law that said a Financial Adviser must act in the best interest of their client. Meaning it's now legal for them to screw you out of your money, again.
I've never been inside a toys R us
it was always too expensive
ive only bought games from them when they were on seriously good sales or clearance
last one i bought was stardew valley for 25$(canuck)
late late year
they havent had any decent prices in the past few years
is Canada toys r us closing?
I don't get it, is it haunted?
nope, canada's doing great cause they managed to penetrate even smaller villages and towns, where it still takes a week for amazon to reach, or longer. With ab unch of US stores closing, there's a reasonable chance that the ca stores might see some improvements to redouble efforts there, but I wouldn't expect it to stay alive very long, even though at this very moment, it's not at stake.
Damn. I remember getting giftcards for the place when I was a kid and buying various toys. The last item I bought there was Animal Crossing New Leaf during release week. The Gamestop nearby didn't have it, so I went by Toys R Us. Rest in peace, childhood friend.
I got one of the last 5 copies of Pokemon Emerald in stock in all of Australia from a Toys R Us. Good times...
One time in '99
7 more years
Depends on how old you are. This place was the source for all things video games, trading cards, super soakers, etc for me throughout the '90s and early 2k's.
I hope he runs America into the ground. the world would honestly be better off without them
Yep, it's the infamous Sunnyvale store
Last game I bought there was Resident Evil 0 on Gamecube.
The TRU near where I live is actually bretty gud.
actually had Switches in stock back when they were a massive bitch to find, and plenty at that
had most of the games I was after
even when they didn't, they would go out of their way to search their store or call up nearby TRUs to tell me if those had 'em in stock
was one of the only companies that had Switch shit on sale at all
>learned that it's because Jewtendo genuinely hates it when any retailer puts their stuff on sale/discount
So yeah, I can't complain about them. Their TCG stuff was overpriced, but they were alright as a vidya retailer.
There won't be an America left if he's running the country for 4 years.
I bought BOTW and my Switch there.
This shit was dumb in hindsight but man did it work wonders on the mind as a child. Fuck it, I'd implement it if I owned such a business.
Just about every month another one of Trump's advisors is "dismissed" or fired as the investigation continues.
Trumpfags still going full damage control
I'd hate to imply he's getting impeached or stepping down, soon, but how would anyone defend all this stuff happening in the first year?
Topkek poor Carlos. Still living in mortal fear, I see.
YOU HAVE TO GO BACK!
I got my transparent blue N64 with Kirby 64
Miss those days
Both candidates were literally shitposting on twitter, using radio campaigns and using all the dirt they could to fuck each other over
These next couple years are gonna be very weird
Can't handle truth that his populist is just anther oligarch who looks out for himself and the billionaires.
This is why he lost that special election for the Republicans.
Super Mario 64. I discovered how to lower the water around the castle before I even had the game.
Who else remembers their yellow purchase tags for videogames and that huge videogame warehouse you go to after paying for it?
After Trump we're coming for all of you, I hope you realize that. When Trump is out, it's going to embolden actual American citizens to do something about the fascist problem this country has been ignoring for far too long. You were right, the Day of The Rope is coming, but its you that's going to be purged.
Republicans are to blame for Toys R Us dying
Toys R Us was failing during Obama's presidency
went all in on SJW Star Wars toys in a hope it would save them and it failed
Yueah...it's totally the right that killed Toys r Us. Not trying to run a business on ideological politics and leftist idealism...
Pot of greed allows me to hang two minorities user!
You have no idea what you're talking about.
Europe has similar laws and it's quite ridiculous. Nobody gives you an accurate risk assessment anymore because they are insanely scared of getting sued. Tons of paperwork and basically whenever you invest in anything they have to tell you there is a high chance that you will lose all your money. Not useful advice and the lawsuits are ridiculous.
Don't blame your advisor for how you lost your money. You took the risk, you have to live with it.
Tfw only three stores in my state are closing and none of them have the switch on sale for going out of business sale
You have no idea what you're talking about.
Well, you're talking to a liberal...
Are people actually sad about the death of a giant corporation that sold shitty plastic trash and killed your local toy store run by that nice lady who always gave good advice?
Yeah, my uncle used to bribe the employees to break the street date for games.
I bought one of the Duel Masters GBA games there
We already got rid of the fascist problem. It was called Antifa and they were on your side.
Corporate shill damage control
Thinking people don't already sign their rights away to litigate if the advisor fucks up.
This is about the financial advisor actively fucking over their clients to make money. Not 'Whoopsie' I misread the market, sorry about that'. I bet you're one of those retards that thinks we can solve health care costs with tort reform.
Nope, we're still around and preparing. We're just a little busy figuring out the logistics of what to do with the millions of nazi corpses after the purge is done. woodchippers and using the remains as fertilizer have been suggested, but that's a bad idea, the plants that grow from them might start sieg heil'ing and hassling passersby with infographics about race
first system I ever bought with my own money I got there, a GBC and SMB Deluxe.
Fighting something before having a plan or even understanding what you're fighting is exactly why you fail at it.
You're both fucking retarded.
fag grew up hearing other anons like this
literal sour grapes
fuck off retard
Played Pokemon for the first time (Silver) at one when I was 7 (must have been late 2000/early 2001?). I remember being in Violet City and trying to beat the gym with Totodile. Blew my fucking mind as a kid and got me hooked on the games.
I bought two games ever from Toys R Us.
Legend of the Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon and Mega Man X.
got my PS2 there
You sound suspiciously similar to that other literal retard that got his panties in a twist with that reply but it's probably just because you're both actual retards.
I fondly remember waiting in line at a Mew distribution. Shame I never figured out what happened to the save file.
I remember is I worked seasonal in 2004, going into the stockroom and getting some Dreamcast accessories for supercheap.
And buying Misadventures of Tron Bonne and Mega Man Legends 2 new before it was the price of a kidney, but that could've been before then around 2001 or so.
I work for
Best Buy so no.
They've actually had really good deals for the past couple years. I'd never buy anything from them regularly but they frequently had Buy 2 deals that I'd come in for.
jesus dude my parents never really gave me stuff i vividly remember counting 500 pennies for bionicles from target
And you still turned into an insufferable faggot. I guess that proves both of us wrong.
wew lad who touched you
Nope. My Dad was a pirate so he had 2500 something floppy disks of pirated games for us to play growing up. Sucks about the stores shutting down in the us.
I went to the big one in New York City with the ferris wheel inside for my 10th birthday, rode on it a few times and then got Hulk: Ultimate Destruction.
The only time I really remember Toys R Us Specifically was when my dad took me and my brother there to get a new game. We ended up getting an Atomic Green 64 controller and a copy of Turok 2.
When we got in the car to leave the car, a 1985 Chevrolet Celebrity wouldn't start. It took what felt like ages to get the thing towed and get home because the anticipation of getting to play a new game was killing us. Car never started again and we had to get a new one. I think dad was secretly happy it died because he wanted a new car anyway. Pic related, it's like that car was meant to carry N64 games.
I got my SNES and toys(power rangers etc from there.
trying to run a business on ideological politics and leftist idealism...
Preeeetty sure they were banking on the starwars brand user. Not on the left.
i remember getting gameboy advance games. i'll miss you toys r us.
Trump is a low IQ retard but he's not responsible for ToysRUs going under
ToysRUs was toast for a lot of reasons. Retail in general is getting absolutely schlonged because of Amazon. Look at what's happened to places like GameStop, Kmart, Macys, JC Penny, etc
Also, a lot of kids would just rather watch youtube videos than play with toys
We can blame Trump for not trying to prop up retails when he's willing to fuck everyone else over to save a few hundred coal jobs.
Why should he give gibsmedat for companies? If they can't survive on their own they should close shop.
As a kid. When me and my brother did well on our report cards my dad would bring us there to buy a game. Most of the time it was shovelware like Disney's The Emperor's New Groove on PS1. But sometimes it was amaing games like pic related.
Republicans are to blame for Toys R Us dying
No sweetie. Retail in general has been going downhill since the recession.
Why does coal get a pass? They're a dying industry and propping them up only helps the owners, not the workers.
wah Trump is only for big business!
wah Trump isn't saving big business!
You're A1 fucking right on the coal shit, coal is INFINITELY deader than retail. Ironically, cheap natural gas via hydraulic fracturing (which Republicans strongly support) made coal obsolete. Natural gas pollutes too, but coal pollutes a fuck of a lot more.
Trump shouldn't bother trying to save coal OR retail. They're both a lost cause. UBI would unironically be a better idea.
I only read the first sentence of a post and made myself look like an idiot
I am really mad
Damn, it was 2000, I purchased Marvel vs Capcom for Dreamcast .
I got Zone of the Enders HD Collection and South Park there.
It's sad when you go there and see what's left. I went to my nearby store a week or so ago - most of the Xbox One and PS4 games, being only 20% off, were still on shelves. Meanwhile, there was nothing left for Switch aside from FE Warriors, Axiom Verge, Doom, and one copy of Xeno 2.
I got my first system that was my own there, a Gameboy Pocket, and a copy of Batman
Batman on Gameboy was dog shit
I never bought a single video game at ToysRUs.
I probably have a few stuffed animals in my basement from there, though. I had a shitload of stuffed animals when I was little.
Two people in a guild I was in said they used to buy games exclusively at Toys R Us to "scope out the sexy 'lil girls". thought they were joking at first until they were trading tips on taking creepshots and talking about swapping said creepshots through burner emails.
guess the game
I've never even been inside a toys r us. My parents always got my shit from sears
also I hope both of those guys get raped
The dentist. thats why he wasnt in the mood for a new game afterwards.
they had a preorder deal for smash where you got a free amiibo of your choice on release day if you preorder
go to store to pick up my preordered copy of smash
ask where the hell my preordered amiibo and game was
they literally just walk me to their locked display case and open it up and grab a copy of smash and then hand me a kirby amiibo
ask them what happened to rest of amiibos
get told i was supposed to camp outside that morning if i wanted to ensure i got the specific amiibo i wanted
Fuck that shit at least fucking gamestop locks up their preorders and holds it for you
what the fuck
I shit you not, I called them out for being fucking creeps and they respond with
"there's nothing wrong with fantasizing :3"
The what? Not everyone here is a la creatura.
The last time I walked into a Toys R' Us of my own volition I found a new copy of Ghost Trick for $30. Worth it.
Muh Political boogeyman is responsible for Toys R Us dying!
No!! It's actually MUH political boogeyman that's responsible!!!!
Or maybe they're just going under because people aren't going to brick and mortar stores for games and shit, Jesus Christ fuck off with your irrelevant politics you gigantic faglord.
Toys R Us biggest issues were:
a) How fucking expensive everything is.
Say you want Nerf blaster. You could get that blaster at Toys R Us. Or you could get it at Walmart for about $15-$30 less.
b) They stuck with videogames.
Videogames were NOT what people went to TRU for. Not since Gamestop and EB Games became popular. And there's just no competing with Gamestop in the retail games space.
And THEN you have Amazon dominating online purchases.
I was always in the mood for a new game, even after my dentist molested me.
this elmo guy camped in front of toyrus in times square ranting about jews
Why did it die?
tl;dr some long deceased farmhand is a dick to the wageslaves
It's where we got our n64 and several of the games we ended up getting for it.
Yea also they had good console handled bundles
I used to work at tru ask me anything
Not since Gamestop and EB Games became popular.
Let's not pretend that Gamestop hasn't been on the decline too. Shit their selection of new games is barely better than other retail stores.
Last time i went was around when they stopped showing cartoons on weekday TV.
do you ever get hard being around little girls all day?
How shit is your life now, don't lie. Was ToysRUs your peak?
I haven't been to an tru in over a decade, before that I had maybe been to one less than 5 times
I have more nostalgic memories of the mom&pop video games store I used to go to and is still open and the mall that died near my local tru.
if you were there all day you know you;d end up with some 12 year old skank in yoga pants in your spank bank, pedo or no
store was dead most of the time. most people there were older than ten
my life is better now than what it was when i worked at tru
be bad eye vision faggot
have to go to the local mall to get new glasses
while waiting for glasses to be done, walk around the mall
go into GameStop for the first time in like three years
it's all funko pops and t-shirts and minecraft merchandise
nobody else is even in the store
games which you could get for $29 on amazon new are still $54 used
I almost feel bad for GameStop
they bought out or bankrupted all of their competition to dominate the used video game retail market....just in time for the market to become totally unprofitable
where do you work now? did little girls give you boners or not?
Toys R Us biggest issue in the last few years were:
1) Focusing more on games, but not the games people wanted. Doesn't matter if you have 500 copies of Mass Effect Andromeda sitting in every store if no one is buying it.
2) Focusing on exclusive deals. Again, it doesn't matter if you're the only one who is selling the "Premium Barbie Playhouse with Posh Yellow Sundeck" if no one wants it.
3) Focusing on Star Wars toys. They have almost half of every store full of Star Wars toys and no one is buying them. Because no one cares about fucking Rey or Finn or BB8. But instead of accepting Star Wars was failing and moving on, they had the same shit sitting on store shelves for 3+ years. You can go to one of these liquidation sales and still see toys for The Force Awakens, that came out on launch day.
But Gamestop has used games. Plusbthey get regular deals on new shit that ither retailers don't get. On top of that, Gamestop expanded to general nerdy shit instead of JUST games. They aren't doing good but they're far from irrelevant. As long as POP figures and used games exist, Gamestop will keep trucking on.
Though I HATE their new Pro system. So it used to be that being a Pro member got you used game discounts on every game. Well now they have a more expensive Elite Pro tier. So standard Pro members like me? No more discount. I'm fucking pissed.
They're still making money hand over fist on pre-orders, action figures and "PROELITEMEGA-MEMBERSHIPS" with FREE SUBSCRIPTION to the world's most expensive toilet paper.
In the future every store will be replaced by Amazon
archeologists are gonna find mass graves full of copies of ME:A which were never bought
you can legit buy it for like $6 off of amazon right now
games which you could get for $29 on amazon new are still $54 used
How long ago was this? Because lately they've been cheaper or on par with other retailers. ESPECIALLY digital sales. Like a used copy of Lichdom PS4 is $14. Steam still selling that shit for $40.
I've seen stacks of sealed copies at thrift stores.
I really hope people aren't dumb enough to still buy any of that shit
Amazon and Disney will form a mega-corporation and get away with it
They are. My ex-girlfriend spends money like a drunken sailor and bought an elite membership for no other reason than the badgering of the employees. I'd imagine a lot of people go in for that gay elite membership.
When you're 5 billion dollars in debt trying to compete with ubiquitous skynet tier entities such as Amazon and outsource lords like Walmart it's very hard to win.
maybe I'm an antisocial faggot but that's why I stopped going to GameStop
they kept trying to sell me stupid shit I didn't want, it'd take several minutes to check out with one game
I think some of the incels at GameStop specifically try to hardsell to women
Closest one was a 2 hour drive away, so no. Last I've been there the video game section was this tiny corner in the store where model trains got more floor space.
I'll preorder at Gamestop if the bonuses are tight. Like Persona 5 Steal Your Heart Edition. That gave me enough points to get $15 off a used purchase. Got Valkyria Chronicles PS4 for like $5.
the retail store isn't going away. on stuff that people would like to return if it doesn't work or fit right or intimidate needs and gifts people will still go to target / walmart. and there are still huge numbers of under employed people who don't want to or can't afford the extra charge of shipping costs
This is just an excuse retail chains keep making to cover their own idiotic decisions. Companies like Sears, Toys r Us and Circuit City were/are doing bad because they wouldn't stock and do what customers want. As was already explained up at
Other companies are changing to fit the market and are not only surviving, but seeing gains over the last year.
Then there are the people scared to use their credit card online. Won't take long before they are gone though.
Nah, I bought them from here.
It's been a very unpleasant experience buying anything there since about the time they consumed EB Games. I'm not anti-social and it's driven me to just buy things online. they never fucking have any stock for new games outside or preorders once they've been out two weeks.
I mean if I got paid on a commission or whatever they do there I'd probably see her as a good mark to badger until she gives in.
Spider-Man 2 for GC.
Well, my mom did.
Super Mario Brothers 2
Star fox 64
Yup, it was where I bought my GameBoy Advance SP with SSX Tricky.
My Game Boy Color + Pokémon Yellow is from there.
they would have to pay me to take that headset from them desu
I don't think so, I'm going to assume that those are the same kinds of people who DON'T understand how to use technology. there's an interesting yt video with a discussion between jordan peterson and a guy called Dr. richard haier about the number of people at or below an IQ of 85, an intelligence too low operate simple things like smart phones or cash registers, the population estimates were between 10% and 15%. That population isn't going away.
This is the future you chose
The Walmartpocalypse is at hand
I bought my copy of splatoon 2 and an inkling girl amiibo there but that's about it
user I hate to tell you this but Toy's r Us was already in trouble before Mass Effect or the new Star Wars was a thing.
Toy r us was having a hard time dealing with Walmart and stupidly decided to work with Amazon back in the early 2000's to compete. What they ultimately did was gave a foot hold for Amazon in the public market sphere in trade for online support. Only to be disappointed by the performance and then had to let two private equity firms to buy them out for 6 billion in 2005. They've been trying to pay that debt off for over 10 years.
It's got nothing to do with priority in certain games or Star Wars products. They were legitimately fucked due to bad business deals and debtors.
tfw autismus maximus
used to shop at gamestop
used to even pre-order niche games at gamestop
roughly a year or two ago, employees suddenly get incredibly persistent
get within 2mi (3.2km) of the checkout desk and the employees will start talking with you about used games, their magazine, their membership program, anything they can help you find, whatever, and will not stop no matter what until you leave
this happens three times over the course of a month
have never gone into gamestop again
i pretty much stopped buying games anyway though
I went there once in like 2010 to get a mew on pokemon fire-red.
Used to go with my brother around 2005-2009 to check out mc'farlaine figures because we didn't really have much of a selection at the local commicbook store.
Now this brings nostalgia. I used to live pretty close to one, used to have a walk down to it with my parents when I was in my mid-teens and they'd get me a videogame while they were browsing electronics.
So many hours wasted on those demo stations.
Feels nostalgia mayne.
money on preorders
how are they making money on $5 deposits that just reduce the cost of a proper purchase? It's not like they just "get" the money either, people can cancel for literally any reason.
About three years ago I think I got WarioWare DIY really cheap there. Bargain!
Because that's an extra game laying around unnaccounted for and possibly unsold and discounted whereas preorders are like someone giving their drug dealer money for pot before he even has it. Takes all the risk out of it for them and now that they've trained their good little goyims to preorder they barely order any stock above it except for faggot shit like CoD.
Literally the two games I got there what the fuck
wow we both got the most cliche autistic non-games available!
Again though, it's not even safe money, because people have the ability to cancel and retrieve that money at literally any point. I'd get it if it were like digital preorders on most platforms where you're locked into it, but gamestop does preorders really well in that regard. You can put down $5 and ensure you get a copy of some super popular shit you know is gonna be sold out day 1, and if it looks shit, even a ady before release, you can cancel it and get your $5 back. In what way does that benefit gamestop?
You have to realize that Toy-R-Us can't blame Amazon entirely.
They made bad financial decisions before the online revolution that gave them a huge debt burden with not enough cash flows to pay back that debt. Furthermore, because they were in debt, they couldn't actually invest in e-retailing because they had no cash to do so and they certainly weren't going to get another bond, loan any other debt financing to invest.
Yes I bought my silver Gameboy Advance that I still have. Last time I went there was a few years ago when we bought my sisters christmas presents. Ill probably go one last time to see what shit I can find.
I got my Gameboy Advance there when it was brand new, was in second grade. I actually loved that place as a little kid, only got physical toys when I went there.
My only other clear memories of TRU were getting event Pokemon: Mew on LeafGreen, lv. 50 Dragonite on Platinum, and I think Shaymin at one point.
I don't know how many people actually do cancel them on a regular basis and obviously neither of us really know what we're talking about here but I suspect with the amount of money they spend on buying pre-order bonuses from publishers I'd imagine it's a pretty profitable scheme for them. Unless the person cancels a day before the game comes out they can just not order that copy anyway so that would only apply to people who cancel their pre order at the eleventh hour and I doubt there's a lot of those people either.
Got several things from there:
Super Mario Land 2: Six Golden Coins (First mario game and was fun as fuck)
Toy Story for GB
Tamogotchi for GB (It was on sale for like $3, was actually quite fun).
Casper for GB (Bought with a gift card won from school along with one of those all in one screen protectors with a magnifying glass. Casper sucked dick and was one of my worst purchases).
Super Mario Galaxy (Mainly because they were giving away $20 gift cards for purchasing it).
Destiny for PS4 (Because it was on sale, and was the last thing I ever bought from there)
They sadly got worse over the years and the electronics department was always either understaffed or abandoned, and I had to fight to get some deals sometimes that were advertised. Last time I went in they were in bad shape and it looked like how K-Marts now looked, unclean and empty.
But my point was that it was their bad decisions over a long period of time. Not just recently. People were talking about the doom of Toys r Us in the 1990s.
Yeah I remember pre-ordering Zelda: OOT for N64 and staring at the receipt for months on end.
The day we went over to Toys R Us to pick up the gold special edition was like a fucking dream come true.
NOTHING ELSE CAME CLOSE TO THAT
I'm 32 years old now and even sex can't touch that fucking feeling.
Every year I would get the buy two get one free deal. I did it for almost two decades.