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Author: RandyChev One star, 50 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 236  
Subject: Re: Accounting for the Transaction? Date: 10/25/2005 12:03 PM
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Long GME. I'm not much of a gamer but I like their store layout and their numerous locations around me seem to have very good traffic. I think gamers appreciate GME's stores more than Walmart or some other big box stores.

I'm not a gamer either. (46 with all girls in the house, not to say girls don't play video games but it's not such a part of their social life as it is with boys.)

We did go to EB Games last Christmas to checkout games for a PSP we bought for the kids at a big box store earlier that day. Turns out we could have bought the PSP for the same price AND and gotten a great deal on a few games to go with it that we ended up buying anyway. That opened my eyes to the specialty store not necessarily being more expensive. Also the guy working the store knew the answer to just about anything we asked.

Thinking back to my days of buying an Apple ][+ at a computer store where the employees knew so much about computers and only computers, I can see how these specialty stores can be helpful and be a fun place to buy games. The banter back and forth re the games you have and the one you're thinking of buying could be a major part of the whole gaming experience.

As a stockholder I can't help but be a word of mouth advertiser of GameStop but I suspect that my one experience in the EB Games store would make me one even with out a stake in the company.

Obviously long GME
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