Thursday October 20, 2005 12:40 pm
Former EB Games Employee Tells All
Unlike Microsoft and Google, EB Games can’t force you to sign any sort of NDA when you are a minimum wage employee about to quit or get fired. As a result, we have what just might be one of the most entertaining rants on a video game retail chain that we have ever read. I mean, how can a paragraph like this not make you want to read more?:
Never ever buy a pre-owned game system. 90% of the time they are broken, or will be in a few weeks. Still, EB will sell you a one-time use warranty for $10-$15 more at purchase of the pre-owned system. It’ll be good for a replacement should anything go awry. But ask yourself if it’s really worth what you may be getting for your money. I have seen systems with roaches crawling in them go right out of the store, headed for the home of an unsuspecting buyer. Not only could they have a busted system, but now they have a freaking roach problem. And then there’s the issue of how sanitary are those systems, roaches aside. In my store we kept a lot of those pre-owned consoles in the restroom. Do you know how nasty it was to see some Gamecubes, PS2s and XBOXs sitting in a plastic bag near the toilet with dried piss on them? And guess what? Lots of those pissy Gamecubes, PS2s, and XBOXs got quickly wiped off and sold to customers…at X-mas time. Little Tommy wakes up on X-mas morning and plays with his PissBOX, PeeS2, or Toiletcube and everything is just great in the world.
Wow - makes me feel bad for little Tommy.
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