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Topic: Gamestop closing 150-225 of its stores this year

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Peek-a-boo

@Dezzy @Hotfusion I wish I made it clearer that I used the word 'lazy' for all forms of shopping, rather than the subject of GameStop and its stores closure.

A lot of people don't even go to their local supermarket or food store to buy their weekly food shopping, and do it all online instead. Not necessarily because it's cheaper, but because it is the easy way out of actually doing the activity itself. I'm seeing a dramatic increase of vans on the road that delivers everyday food to your doorstep.

Ten years ago, you wouldn't see any!

It's a worthwhile service for old(er) people or families with a hectic 'hustle and bustle' lifestyle though.

On another note, the High Street in my home town used to be a really friendly, lively and pleasant place to shop however, things have gone downhill since online shopping became a 'shopping experience' that you could have by zooming in and swiping around on the screen of an iPad.

Of course it isn't the only reason, but it's a big reason all the same.

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Xyphon22

Yeah, I live in a fairly small town where not that many people seem to care a lot about video games (even super popular new items are often in stock places and I rarely see long lines), and I have 4 Gamestops within 20 minutes of my house. I won't be surprised if 1 or 2 of them get closed. And while I don't shop there much anymore, I do get a lot of gift cards for there by doing online surveys and I got a PS3 with
Oblivion, Ni no Kuni, and Bioshock for around $60 last year, so you can still get some really good deals there if you wait and look.

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@Peek-a-boo

You have a great way of offering solutions to your own arguments. Yes, it is convenient for those who rather spend time with their families (like me) or lack the physical capacity to get around, like my grandfather.

While I do understand to a degree what you are saying, you must accept that the world has changed. Compared to a few decades ago like the 1960s or 70s, people work harder and longer, at least in the country I live they do. Many office workers now bring work home with them by using VPNs and cloud technology. Hell, I earn good money but the work is a lot.

If you were alive at the turn of the 1920s you would probably complained about people in the suburbs being lazy because they now drive their cars everywhere instead of an hour long walk to the stores like they used to. Lol.

HOWEVER I am NOT disagreeing with you, people are obviously getting "lazier" compared to times past but that is what technology does. it is what it is.

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Octane

Peek-a-boo wrote:

A lot of people don't even go to their local supermarket or food store to buy their weekly food shopping, and do it all online instead. Not necessarily because it's cheaper, but because it is the easy way out of actually doing the activity itself. I'm seeing a dramatic increase of vans on the road that delivers everyday food to your doorstep.

I mean, I buy most of my games online, because they're cheaper and I know what I want anyway. No need to browse in a store when I'm pretty up-to-date on all the upcoming releases. But buying your food online..? I could never understand that.

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@Peek-a-boo My thoughts exactly! XD

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Wow that is horrible for the employees and I hope any that are displaced land on their feet. Former employee so I feel for them. However with digital sales, online storefronts, discounts at other stores (I switched to BB due to the GCU) Gamestop is having a really hard time competing. They still get the customers that go because it is a mostly games store and that can be easier than wandering a big box, or because some of them like the employees at their store...however traffic at non key stores has heavily decreased. Heck I used to work at both of the stores at King of Prussia and even at the largest mall on the east coast there was a decrease in traffic that was notable. That does remind me that I need to start taking a look at their retro sales. They've been stockpiling games for well over a decade so they are bound to have some good stock.

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Nintenerdguy

I live in Charlotte, a city with a lot of Gamestops, but honestly I do my tech shopping at Best Buy. The only thing I'll do when Gamestop closes is buy the leftover games for sale.

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subpopz

I feel bad for the people losing their jobs. I feel this was inevitable though, given the rise of digital distrbution. I'm still very much a physical media person, but even there I've moved to buying a lot online (Amazon Prime 2-day)

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Flanktwo

Gamestops biggest problem is that they are always more expensive than any other shop (at least in europe)

A game cost 10 Euro more on average in Gamestop compared to Argos, Smyths, Saturn, Amazon etc.

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Spoony_Tech

Gamestops real problem was over saturation. It's not as bad now but at one point I had no less then 9 store less then 10 miles from me. There was 2 in the local mall and 2 more right across the street.

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NEStalgia

@Spoony_Tech So true. I had 2 malls around me that each had 2 GameStops, and in both cases there was 1 shopping center across the street also with one, and another 2 shopping centers within a mile that also had one. When they went on their spree buying all their competitors they tried keeping the stores all open for a while. So where we had a GameStop/Babbages, Electronics Boutique, Funcoland, and, some other store I forget which one, ALL of them were GameStops. When they were all set up to compete.

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