Sticker Shock: An Open Letter to GameStop
Stop it with the damn price stickers!on March 7, 2013 at 8:00 am
I’ll be perfectly honest… I hate you, Gamestop.
No, this isn’t some entitled rant about how you’re all “corporate” and you don’t actually hire people who play video games, know anything about video games, or even like video games. This also isn’t a plea to have you stop pushing pre-orders, game warranties, and whatever other trinkets, baubles, and dragon-guarded treasure you want me to waste my money on. You’re a business, it’s your job to try and generate revenue. However you see fit to do that is inconsequential to me. I know exactly what I want to buy; your tactics don’t affect me.
What does affect me are your price stickers and how you take care of your merchandise.
Like any business, items for sale are priced. This is perfectly normal and I appreciate not having to ask someone how much something costs. I’m sure the employees appreciate it, as well.
What annoys me is that those stickers DON’T COME OFF. It doesn’t matter how carefully I try to peel them back, I’m going to leave a sticky paper residue behind that will forever be a blemish on that game’s case. Fuck that shit.
Then I turn the case over and behold, there is another one on the back! Wonderful, another scar has been left behind. It’s like you’re some sort of abusive boyfriend and you just keep slapping your games around… with stickers.