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    Default Gamestop dumping DS cases now???

    I recently picked up a DS and was at the Gamestop by my house the other day looking for their used DS games. They weren't in their usual spot, so I had to ask the store clerk. The tiny little games were all put under glass, sans manuals and cases (which had been thrown away!) to save space for a new display of larger items (Rock Band and the like). Ugghh!

    Any of you have any other Gamestop (or other store) stories that show complete disregard for the collector?
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    Damn. I'm glad none of my local GameStops do that, and I hope that your post isn't a sign of what's about to come.

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    wait a sec, youre telling me that they threw away cases, cover art and instructions on complete copies and kept just the carts? My god man, burn down that gamestop!

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    I doubt they threw them away, more like they were given to one of the employees to hawk on eBay at a later date and time. They did the same thing with GB/GBA games years back.

    Hopefully this doesn't become common practice nationwide though, cardboard boxes you can sort of understand.. But DS cases? Thats a joke. They might as well strip every case off every used game then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by savageone View Post
    I doubt they threw them away, more like they were given to one of the employees to hawk on eBay at a later date and time. They did the same thing with GB/GBA games years back.

    Hopefully this doesn't become common practice nationwide though, cardboard boxes you can sort of understand.. But DS cases? Thats a joke. They might as well strip every case off every used game then.
    I wouldn't put it past them to do that.
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    I seriously have not bought anything at GS for about 2-3 years. There prices are ridiculous. 29.99 for some used old DS titles, and like you said they never have a complete game. The management at GS is poor and they obviously have no respect for gamers or gamemakers.

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    i have one that does this too,

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    You know, maybe if they cut back on PS2 space, they would have more space for DS games.

    It's stupid, but it's the only place I can find DS games that are out of print outside of eBay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mobius View Post
    I wouldn't put it past them to do that.
    The Gamestop stores in my town do that. It makes me sick
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    i dont understand this... ive never come across a GS that does this, and i frequent many of them a lot. in fact it makes no sense since when they get a DS game without a case, they give you a case w/ generic artwork, every gamestop here in NYC (and trust me, space is TIGHT here) makes a replacement case for every loose DS game.

    are you SURE he wasnt fucking w/ you or the employee was misinformed/stupid?

    i second the idea that some employee probably took them.

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    Sounds like you should check the dumpster before they pick up the trash. ^_^

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    Unfortunately, this is nothing new.

    Go take a look through the remaining Cube and Xbox games, you'll see plenty in cases sans inserts. Most likely they were tossed a long while back to make space. Before the current stuff, they did this with N64/GBA/GBC/GB/SNES/NES/Genny/Saturn/PlayStation and any other systems they sold as space and stock forced them too.

    One of my favorite GS stores when I was still in Chicagoland (in Schaumburg, just off of Barrington & Schaumburg) started to do that as well, but they kept 'most' of the DS case/insert/manuals in one of the lock drawers and would pull them when someone would buy a game.

    Since this is going to end up being about modern games, thats where this will be going.
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    thats truly disgusting! I mean its one thing if they were used and bought without those things but to throw away the manuals and boxes is awful

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    Fortunately, only one of my local gamestops does this. Unfortunately, they tossed a mint Electroplankton box and manual the day before I show up to buy it.
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    I know I would never buy used DS games from them.

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    oh yes...

    I worked at an EB/Gamestop for a few years, the psycho bitch manager would pull stuff like that all the time. She had no respect for the collector or completionist. She had no problems stickering up the labels with those old EB price stickers that wouldn't come off. And at the time we still sold Genesis and SNES games, if I wasn't there to argue with her, she would have thrown away ALL of the 16 bit cases and manuals. She would still pull this anyway and I would go broke trying to buy them up before she canned them.

    We also had a great selection of PS1 games, a whole wall spined in fact.
    Well, one day after I hadn't been working there for some time, she threw out EVERY SINGLE CASE to all the PS1 games and put the disks in sleeves to save room. Friggin moron. Yeah, GREAT way to sell those! She just tossed hundreds of dollars into the trash. On top of that, one of the other employees told me that while she was doing this, she told everyone that she knew that if I knew what she was doing I'd be flipping out right now. If she knew that, she could have at least told me first and given me a chance to buy some up before she destroyed them.

    so yeah, of course they do the same thing with Game Boy games, Its frightening to think of how many games were ruined because of lazy ass employees.
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    Am I surprised? Nope.

    Will GameStop eventually be disc/cart only? You bet.

    I don't like it, but, then again, I don't really shop there anymore unless it's an exclusive. I would suggest the same if you have other alternatives for game puchases.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fuchikoma View Post
    Fortunately, only one of my local gamestops does this. Unfortunately, they tossed a mint Electroplankton box and manual the day before I show up to buy it.
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    I hate gamestop, they do incredible stupidities .... i hate to buy games from gamestop that do not have the manual or the disc is "skipdoctored" ... hate that they sell "new" games opened :S

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    Quote Originally Posted by dsullo View Post
    I seriously have not bought anything at GS for about 2-3 years. There prices are ridiculous. 29.99 for some used old DS titles, and like you said they never have a complete game. The management at GS is poor and they obviously have no respect for gamers or gamemakers.
    Same here. If I buy anything retail, it will never be at Gamestop.

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