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I Heard it from the Gaming Forum.

As gamers we all have had those moments when non gamers (usually parents) don’t know anything about gaming but have to find some sort of game and just don’t get it.

Mine was short. I was in the wii section when I saw some kids want to buy Lego Starwars but their dad wouldn’t get it for the box said Lego Violence, instead he got them a 30 dollar game that was from a really bad publisher.  I would have spoken up but I think kids need a little disappointment in life, also he looked pretty pissed off for paying that much for a game.

Alright mine was  a bit weak but these other ones I read are just too good not be true.  Believe them or Not they are still funny situations.

This is from DrAtom

Okay so I was in a GameStop today just looking around, and I overheard a discussion between a GameStop employee and some moronic father of a hot blonde chick.

This guy asked for a memory card for the Wii (I’m not sure why), and the employees told him “We don’t have any in stock.” So he got really pissed off and demanded they look, so they looked and told him the only ones they have are the Playstation 1 and 2 memory cards, and so he asked if they would work and the employees said “No, probably not. 99% sure.”

So he got more pissed off, and said “Why not? it looks the same size, if it doesn’t fit I’ll just cut a hole so it will fit.” And the employees kind of grinned and said, “Well we’re not familiar with the technology but we don’t think that will work.” He asked the price, and they said $15 for the PS2 memory card and HE GOT PISSED OFF. So they said “The PS1 card is only $5.”

So he ranted some more and the employees tried to tell him it’s not the best idea and finally he said “I guess I’ll try the $5 card.” And the hot daughter said, “What if you break the system?” and he said “I won’t, I just need to cut a hole.”

So finally when he bought the PS1 card and headed for the door, he yelled “I’ll call you guys and tell you if it works,” and at that point I’m trying not to laugh and I feel sorry for the employees.

Another small detail is, they looked kind of rich and yet they MADE A HUGE DEAL over the price ($5 or $15) of a product that the employee’s told them is a waste of money.

And before they left the store the hot blonde chick said “I want that game, I’m becoming such a gamer.”

I wanted to slap her… in places…. but that’s not the point.

This story is 100% true, so tell me IS IT THE DUMBEST WII-RELATED TALE EVER?

Hethatwalksalone said

I was outside a Gamestop waiting for a friend, when I saw this car pull in and a, slightly inraged, older women gets out and heads into the store. IDK why, but I really wanted to know the story. Turns out the women baught a PS3 game for her son, who owned a Wii. The guy working there explained that to her, and this was what stuck in my mind:

Women: Than what do I need to make it work?
Employee: Make what work?
Women: The game!
Employee: Ma’am, thats a playstation game, your son owns a Wii, from Nintendo. The game wont work.
Women: Well than, what do I need to make it work?
Employee: Umm, ma’am, It wont work. Period.
Women: What do you mean?
Employee: Thats a playsation 3 game, it uses a special disc, called a blu ray. The Nintendo Wii doesnt use blu ray discs. But there is something you can get your son that will play that game.
Women: Is it an andapter?
Employee: …..Yes.
Women: Whats it called?
Employee: A sony playstation 3. We sell them used for $300. (this was awhile back)
Women: Well, I dont have the time or money today, Ill be back in another time to pick one up.
Employee: Looking foward to it.

The Guy looked tired after that.

Guerrillanuats Stated

I used to work at fry’s electronics, in the games section. And one time, this guy walked up the the podium trying to return his guitar hero world tour kit when it first came out. He was all mad and said “I wanna return this damn thing, i bought it for my kids, but it doesnt have any metallica songs……and MY WIFE WANTED TO LISTEN TO SOME METALLICA!” (I was thinkin ‘just buy a fuckin metallica cd’.) And then he went on and said “ALSO, when i seen the game here on your tv (demo’d) it had alot of songs…..and when i took it home to my kids, it only had like 8 songs on there!” So i told em “Well, you have to play those songs to unlock more.” (and thought to my self ‘this guy is a fuckin idiot…and his kids are even MORE dumb for not figuring it out and telling him’)

So he was like “Well nobody ever told me that when i bought the damn thing.” So i told him “well, to make it easier, there are cheat codes you can enter to unlock every song in the game that you want, that way you dont have to go thru the unlocking prosess.” Then he said “Hell no, im not doing that” and i was like “……..uhhhh, why not?” he said, “Cuz that shits illegal, and im not tryin to have the law coming to my house.”

(i think threw up in my mouth a little on the sheer stupidity of this mammal)

I said “uhhhh…….its……..not illegal” He was like “oh its not?” i said “…no…..the developers made the game so you can enter them in…..its not illegal.”
then i told him where he could find the codes.


Where to begin… I’ve been in retail for five, almost six years, this April will mark my sixth year in retail (yay!), and I’ve got plenty of stories to share.. but I think I’ll start out with one of my absolute favorite stories. Electronics Boutique is such a fun place to work for. Especially when your customers don’t know what the hell they’re talking about. Case in point, people who don’t know what games are for what system. Why do I say this? I walked into my previous place of retail enjoyment in the mall in which it was situated, punched in and had a normal day until she arrived.

Mother of three or four, two of them tagging along with, and completely certian she knew what she was after was the correct item. What was she after? A Mario game for the X-Box. Let me say that again. A Mario (as in Super Mario Brothers) game for the X-Box. I know what your thinking, “Mario games are for Nintendo systems.”, well, when I casually explained “Mam, Mario games aren’t avalable for the Microsoft X-Box.. I can happily show you where they’re at, if you’d like.” The lady looked at me as if I’d castrated her favorite animal with a rusty knife. “What do you mean, they’re not avalable for the X-Box?” she asked with a glare that could be mistaken for daggers directly into the heart of the retail associate. At this point I’m thinking “Oh ____. She’s dense as ____ and her (more than likely) son has told her that his favorite game has come on the wrong system.”

I slowly, and carefully explain “Mam, Mario games are a licensed item under the Nintendo brand name, until Nintendo sells the Mario name to Microsoft, the owners of the X-Box, there will never be a Mario game on the X-Box or X-Box 360,” at this point she looked at me and told me “You don’t know anything about these games, my 11 year old son told me he wanted Super Mario -Whatever- for his XBox 360.” I was extremely offended by this, because I’ve been collecting a gaming magazine since 1989, the first year of their publication, and I pride myself on being a walking encyclopedia of games, knowledge, and trivia about games. However, the wonderful world of retail’s unwritten rule states that “you must remain calm at all times when dealing with customers” what it doesn’t say is “you must remain calm at all times when dealing with customers, dispite how stupid they may be.”

Again, I casually remarked “Mam, if you’ll follow me to the Nintendo section I will be happy to show you where you can find any Mario game your heart, or your son’s heart so desires, maybe you’ll even recognise the one he’s after by the name. I can’t promise you anything though,” emphasis on the Nintendo portion. At this point the lady started bubbling up and looked the color of freshly billowing lava. “Look you stupid ___ing retail peon, I don’t need you to show me the ____ing Nintendo section, I need to know where the ____ I can find the God ____ Mario XBox 360.” I said “Alright mam, I’ll show you where you can find all of the Xbox 360 games, and if you locate it, I’ll ring you up and you can be on your way.” the lady stared at me like she was looking at an on-coming train. and said “About ____ing time.” I slowly guided her to the X-Box 360 section and let her go about her means in her persuit of the elusive Mario 360 game.

Ten to thirty minutes later, she came up to me, and proceeded to tell me that she couldn’t find it. I wonder why… At this point I loaded up the search engine for our stock, and pulled her around when I searched for “Mario”, and searched in the X-Box and X-Box 360 sections, knowing that I’d find nothing. A few seconds passed and nothing turned up. Again, I wasn’t suprised. I turned to her, and I admit, probably said the wrong thing, but I said “Mam, I told you, there are no games for the X-Box systems, however if we look under all known Nintendo related systems, you can see that there are plenty to choose from, if you would like to pick from those I’m sure you could find the one you’re looking for.”

She turned to me and screamed, about then, the manager got back from lunch and asked me what was going on, and I carefully, and quickly explained the situation. At this point, the manager carefully explained to her (again) that Mario was not avalable for the X-Box systems. She got extremely angry at this point, and asked for our district number, of course, being the associate who’d taken (so far) two hours with her, I happily complied and gave it to her.
She pulled out her cell (why didn’t she pull it out in the first place and ask her son what system the game is for is beyond me.. and unfortunately for me I couldn’t ask her to do that), and called district.

District, for the third time, told her that she was SOL when trying to find a Mario X-Box game. She got so angry she threw her Motorola Razr on the ground and stormed out of the store. I quickly gathered the parts and put it behind the counter, and ten minutes later she came back for it, and screamed at both myself, and the manager that she was going to go to another store in search of the game. I bid her a wonderful day, and wished her luck in her search. I never saw her again, athough, I will mention she tried going to another EB, which promptly called us to ask if I’d assisted her (because apparently she’d told them she’d had “horrible” service from us), and I acknowledged that I had, the associate on the other side of the phone said “Okay” with a tinge of laughter in their voice.. and hung up. Thirty minutes later they called back, and let me know that she couldn’t find it in their store either, which, frankly didn’t suprise either of us, but we still get a laugh out of it to this day. Makes me wonder if she ever found it…

  1. February 13, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    When working at a certain game retailer I can vouch that not only are all these stories plausible, but very very common. Average of once a week we got just about every single one of these situations. Over and over and over again. It’s part of why I get so annoyed at people who bash certain game retailer employees. They have to deal with so much crap. Granted most of the time people are annoyed at all their pitches, but if they don’t actually get you to reserve/subscribe then they don’t get hours alloted to them to work, and they don’t get to eat that week.

    • jettwinlock
      February 13, 2010 at 2:28 pm

      I remember you were one of the people bashing Gamestop for hiring people who don’t know anything about video games.

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