Listener Homework: Dumbest Thing Said in a Store?
  • i work where they sell games Dimple Records in california,
    The dumbest thing i heard a customer say was "Shit fool we got to get us the Ps3 so we can rock that new Madden Nigga" He didnt buy it but i still laughed so hard.

    I also get mom's come in asking for "gameboy's"
    Me:"you mean the DS?
    Mom:"No gameboy"
    Me: gameboy Advanced Sp?
    Mom: no!
    Me: You mean the really old brick sized gameboy,black and white?
    Mom: Yes
    Then i have to pull out our "Antiques Box" and we have it.
    I try to sell them on getting a advanced sp at least and they shoot me down.
    So i man up and sell that mom a gameboy for her kid. I want to Call CPS!!!!

    Persons returning gears of war,Halo 3,COD4,
    Me: why you selling this it's amazing
    man: it's too short
    Me: Short!? you sick of online?
    Man: i dont have online.
  • Locke said:
    Oh how I wish I had a recorder or a diary or something that could account for all the pointless drivel that comes out of people's mouths at video game stores. I know that there is something dumber - but this is the first one that came to my head. Think of this as my 1st draft paper for the homework.
    Here is a conversation that I heard last week between two customers (early 20's, males) and one employee (Late teens/early 20's, female)
    Customer 1: "So I just got my xbox 360 and I want to get the best game to play" (I'm using the exact words here)
    Employee: "Well that depends on what kind of games you like. So what do you like to play"
    Customer 1: "I like shooting things for sure"
    Customer 2: "Yeah dude, killing and blowing stuff up is dope!"
    Employee: "Alright, well if you come over here and take a look at this game it is really fun and has lots of shooting"
    *points out Call of Duty 3
    Customer 1: "Awesome, this looks wicked - I'll take it"
    Customer 2: "$40 bucks - what a steal!"
    *Customer 1 pays for the game, meanwhile a little part of me dies inside
    Employee: "Alright, have a good night"

    Maybe the employees did that for a laugh.
  • Can you fucking kids get out the way please?

    Some guy trying to get to the PC games that all the (dozen) kids were blocking, because they were all huddled around a X360 or something taking turns on Guitar Hero. That guy was me. Stupid kids.
  • apophis_dd said:
    Can you fucking kids get out the way please?

    Some guy trying to get to the PC games that all the (dozen) kids were blocking, because they were all huddled around a X360 or something taking turns on Guitar Hero. That guy was me. Stupid kids.


    That is classic - I love the legions of children that crowd around the game machines at the stores and basically get dropped off there while their irresponsible parents go shopping.
    ...and by love I mean hate.
  • haha, some great ones so far...

    Another one from GAME...

    [assistant] - can I help you?

    [me] - yeah I'm here to pick up a copy of Unchrated

    [assistant] - for the PS3?

    [me] (inside) - noh for the N64

    The thing that annoys me is that a similar shop (Gamestation) was looking for part time winter recruits to help out in the shop etc. And i didn't even hear back from them even though I could probably do just as good at reccommending games.

    They also sent out one of their quartely books to me with all the games out at the moment or to be released. Anyone who has a gamestation (probably U.K mainly) will know their marketing image is a guy called "Fat Chris" (a pun of shortening Father Christmas). Anyway "he" was "reccommending" The simpsons game and Assassins. I still don't know how COD4 slipped passed "him".

    It's starting to sadden me how, for one, game stores are recruiting people whose only knowledge of what's good is what they tell them, and, how they would rather sell mass market non-games rather than take the time to actually find whats good and sell that instead. But I suppose you can't stop a business making money when the've done nothing (legally) wrong.
  • I used to work at a game store and have a TON of these...our game store was employed by people who were gamers...it was quite nice. Also we didn't have sales pressure to sell bullshit games. Here is one of my more interesting conversations...

    Young asian girl around 14: Hi I preordered a copy of Dance Dance Revolution for the PS1 and you haven't called me yet.
    Me: Let me check when the release date is (I cared not for dancing on a pad)...looks like it's not going to be released for another month or so. Its been delayed.
    Young asian girl around 14: You guys said that last time it was in. I want my game NOW.
    Me: Sorry...we haven't received any copies. You are the one and only person that has it reserved so when it comes in you'll get a call. It's not released yet...I think I read something about localization (manuals for Canada have to be in French and shit).
    Young asian girl around 14: I WANT MY FUCKING GAME NOW! I PAID FOR IT SO I WANT IT NOW!!! (Screaming at the top of her 14 year old lungs).
    Me: Listen lady. I didn't delay the game. Nor can you purchase it anywhere else in Canada. If you want to complain talk to the publishers. If you want a refund talk to me.
    Young asian girl around 14: I don't want I refund I want my fucking game.
    Me: Then our conversation is over as I don't create, develop, or otherwise publish video games. I work at a store where we sell them. You're wasting your time and mine. Please leave if you don't want a refund and we'll call you when it gets in.

    (Storms out and I see here a few hours after I called her like a month or so later when it came in).

    A ton of other stories can be found on this website. Basically every general scenario has happened to me...great stuff...dumb customers rock. I love the "this game doesn't work" line...hahaha...

    http://www.actsofgord.com

    Enjoy! :)
  • Thats an awesome link Decker. I just finished reading the first chapter of the first book, and I'm already in love with that site.
  • Kid: do you have GTA4 yet?

    Employee: no it's still in development.

    Kid: will it be on PS2?

    Employee: ...err...no

    Kid: oh *walks off*

    Me: ha...you should have messed around with him and said it was coming out on Wii or something.

    Employee: Oh, I thought it WAS coming out on Wii...

    Me: ...what?

    Damn, and i thought Gamestation employees were the good guys.
  • A friend of my both a laptop with many many errors. It have been repired like 5 or 6 times (he havent paid anything dho:)).... the stupid thing is that when he wanted his money back, the laptop was sent to the producer (acer) and first they said that it was nothing wrong with the laptop so he don't got his money, some days later they give he the money back whitout any reason... but he think they finaly take a real look on the laptop and discovered all the errors
  • walked into my local GAME store
    i go to pay for Uncharted Drake's Fortune

    Cashier: Would You Like A PS3 with that???

    So what i am just buying the game to look at it???!!!!

    fool
  • ok, this is the funniest thing ive ever heard at a Game store.... i actually laughed out loud!.. my friend went to buy GTA san an. he's 20 but looks like he's 14

    *he takes the game to the assistant*

    Assistant: can i have some I.D please
    my mate: Dont make me slap you!

    was so funny!
  • I go into a Gamestop to get a new PSP.
    I ask "can you tell me how long the warranty is?"
    cashier looks in box.
    Cashier says "there is no warranty."

    I just stared in amazment...at how stupid gamestop's employees are. though not all are i got a friend working there that knows what he speaks!
  • Cleark: This is a great game.(FFXII) You don't want to miss out on this.

    He even gave me a £5 discount so that I could buy the game.

    EDIT: I was once mistaken for a gamestation employe because I was flicking through the games really fast to find ratchet and clank 2.
  • Im not making this up
    coustmer: what does the Wii coe with
    Clerk: wii remote knunchuk
    Coustmers: really is that dangourous giving weapons to children
  • 1) I went to buy a few used games at Gamestop. After buying Perfect Dark Zero for a reasonable price I went in the car and we drove away. About halfway to my house I realized the clerk didn't put the game in its case.

    2) Clerk: You should get Dead Rising, it came out today.
    40-year-old with a southern accent: Does it have racing in it?
    Clerk: No...
    40-year-old with a southern accent: Then why would I want it?

    3) Clerk: I'm buying a PS3 next week!
  • I didn't really hear this but I've seen a let us install this sticker on several ds games at best buy. I feel sorry for anyone who fell for that.
  • Guy goes to buy Elder Scrolls Oblivion for his PC

    Clerk - Hold on, I have to open it and make sure the game is in there...

    *Can't return opened PC games to Gamestop*

    ...Sad part? The clerk was me <_>

    Good part? He was going to open it right after sale and test it on his laptop right there <_<
  • This isn't necessarily what I heard anyone say, but a friend of mine heard. This friend of mine loves shooting games (both FPS and third-person shooters alike), and he was asking me what games should he check out, as he was getting bored with the games he already has. Well, the first time, I recommended Bioshock, 'cause that is seriously my favorite game. He hated it. I was appalled, but realized that it's a game that's not for everyone, so whatever. So, then I recommended The Orange Box. He'd never heard of it. I told him, "It's amazing. 5 games in one! You can't lose!"

    Well, the thing is...and I'm getting to my point, lol

    Apparently, he's not the only one who's completely oblivious to The Orange Box's existence. Apparently, everyone in my podunk /ignorant city has never heard of it either!

    He went to EB Games and asked them about The Orange Box and they said they'd never heard of it. (serious facepalm.jpg here, ugh) Finally, he went to a used DVD/video game store that his brother owns and this right here is the stupidest thing I've heard--second-hand, obviously:

    "Yeah, The Orange Box. It's a load of shit."

    When my friend told me this, I just started laughing. I just said, "Man, you are missing out on some great gaming right there..."
  • I walked into EB games, and some random person is buying a PSP. I comment about how the DS is better in a joking way to my friend working. The guy buying the PSP gets a bit angry, and says the PSP is the better system. It turns into a small console war until I state, "The DS has easily outsold the PSP" to which he replies "No it hasn't. The PSP has sold over one million more than the DS. Go watch G4 loser".

    I have never lol'd so hard in my life. I didn't know what was funnier. The fact someone told me the PSP has outsold the DS, or the fact I was told to watch G4 for my gaming facts.
  • ajconst said:
    Im not making this up
    coustmer: what does the Wii coe with
    Clerk: wii remote knunchuk
    Coustmers: really is that dangourous giving weapons to children

    omg.
    rotlmao.
    Hmm, the most stupid thing i herd someone say was in my local gamestop.
    little kid (12 @ most): (points to different games and said) Beet that, beet that, beet that, beet that(repeat about 20 times.) you get the idea.
  • This was a while ago...

    Customer: Hear if that Two Worlds game is any good?

    Clerk: I heard it was better than Oblivion! I loved it! Would you like to pre-order?

    Customer: Yea, I think I will...

    I tried not to laugh the entire time. Thank God im not stupid! lol
  • Zasxx said:
    This was a while ago...

    Customer: Hear if that Two Worlds game is any good?

    Clerk: I heard it was better than Oblivion! I loved it! Would you like to pre-order?

    Customer: Yea, I think I will...

    I tried not to laugh the entire time. Thank God im not stupid! lol

    "I loved it! Would you like to pre-order?"

    I never knew Gamestop employees were Time Bandits!
  • my story isn't all that spectacular but i'll tell you anyway,

    me: hi i'd like to buy no more heroes
    clerk 1: ok, *gets the game out back* that will be 60 euros.
    me: *pays and wants to walk away*
    clerk 2: starts singing "were have all the heroes gone." 0_0

    and this one time i walked in and 2 clerks were talking about anime porn and sex with life sized dolls *shuders*
    .......nice guys though! 8)
  • Jordan said:
    [quote=Zasxx]This was a while ago...

    Customer: Hear if that Two Worlds game is any good?

    Clerk: I heard it was better than Oblivion! I loved it! Would you like to pre-order?

    Customer: Yea, I think I will...

    I tried not to laugh the entire time. Thank God im not stupid! lol

    "I loved it! Would you like to pre-order?"

    I never knew Gamestop employees were Time Bandits![/quote] Yea I know. Everytime I try to buy a damn game they ask me to buy more.

    "WTF!? NO i don't want to pre-order spiderman 3! IDC if it comes with a free poster!!!!"

    That was said when I bought PoP: RS for the Wii a while back. (I never played two thrones so yea thats why I got it).
  • This was actually said over AIM not in a store but it's still really funny! Conversation with friend....

    BigDLancer29: i dont like the xbox as much as ps3
    BigDLancer29: tried xbox and halo 2
    BigDLancer29: didnt like it
    hutman93 (Zasxx): ur weird...
    BigDLancer29: i love ps3
    BigDLancer29: Xbox 360 is gay

    i just stopped typing, blocked him, then lmao. I talked to him the next day on how his theories were incorrect and how I can help him. He also had told me before that he had never played a 360 but i didn't get a piece of it from the chat i clicked out on accident. He NEVER played a 360! so how can he think a 360 is gay!?!? exactly! i rest my case...

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