GameStop Acquiring EBGames

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by clayj, Apr 18, 2005.

  1. clayj macrumors 604

    clayj

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    Huh. What is this, Merger Monday? Adobe's taking over Macromedia, and GameStop is taking over Electronics Boutique (aka EBGames).

    Next up: China merges with Taiwan! (In the same way that a Doberman merges with a piece of steak.)
     
  2. Sutekidane macrumors 6502a

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    OMG, that sucks, I hate game stop. I don't know what's bigger news to me, this or adobe buying macromedia.
     
  3. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    GameStop has always treated me better. They give me more for my trade-ins and such. I think this is a good thing. I just wondering about the mall situation. Every mall around be have a GameStop and an EB (or two).
     
  4. Bubbasteve macrumors 65816

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    I've had no complaints with Gamestop.... Although I do like the name "Funcoland" much better than Gamestop :) -- but hey that's just me
     
  5. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    same here..... ive never had a good experience at an EB, plus i see GameStops more often around here in the MidWest....
     
  6. rtdgoldfish macrumors 6502a

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    Only thing I dislike about GameStop is their trade in program. The EB Games stores around here will trade in any video games, DVD movies, and PC games. GameStop just does PS2, X-Box and GCN. Hopefully they won't stop this. I like when they have a deal like trade in 5 games and get a new game for free. I look through my old PC games that are worth nothing and bring them in for a nice new one.
     
  7. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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    Huh, in Indiana at least you're more likely to find an EB than a GS (although more GS's popped up over the past 5 years or so).

    I shop at both places (I've typically had better customer service at EB and better trade-in's at GS). Hopefully the sudden lack of compitioin won't mean consumers are suddenly gonna get the short end of the stick.


    Lethal
     
  8. pimentoLoaf macrumors 68000

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    With a PC to play games that never ported to a Mac -- Blitzkrieg series, Pharaoh, MS Flight (& Combat) Simulator, MS Train Simulator, & etc -- I've found that GameStop doesn't have the selection that EB has.

    I'm talkin' online here. EB rocks :cool: while GS doesn't :mad: .
     
  9. CAM macrumors newbie

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    To me, the 2 stores are so similar that I don't see that there will be many changes to the shopping experience.

    Now, what I don't know is how they'll handle having 2 stores in the same mall or general vicinity. I'm guessing we may see quite a few store closings because of this.
     
  10. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    if found more Gamestops in the Northen IL area, and suburban chicago as well, i see them all over the place in Chicago too, with a few EBs here and there, sorry for over-generalizing :eek:
     

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