Rick Aristotle Munarriz should read this: (GME)
"Most consumers were happy with the deals they found this weekend. Of those who shopped, 69 percent rated the deals and sales as good or excellent. When it comes to electronics, 61 percent said the deals and sales were good or excellent. More consumers also said the deals they found in stores were better than online, with 60 percent rating in-store deals as good or excellent versus 35 percent for online."
The last sentence is key. Rick Munarriz has always been negative on Gamestop and one of his reasons is that Gamestop can not compete with Amazon on pricing/deals.
Seems the electronics community disagrees vehemently.
Amazon sells electronics....not just video games...of course.... But to put things in perspective; the survey which reflects feelings about electronics in general (which includes cameras, tablets, phones, as well as video game hardware and software), shows that dramatically shoppers felt the Bricks Stores were providing better sale prices than online retail competitors.....like Amazon.
Well of course I join with them.... I discovered recently Gamestop selling "Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey" for the Nintendo DS, brand new copy, at $15.XX after sales taxes (an old 2009 video game title that is quite hard to find).
On Amazon the Pre-Owned (NOT NEW) cheapest version of that video game was $13.99 + $3.99 shipping fee.....total: $17.98.
A more than a $2.50 difference.....
Time and Time and Time again.... I find the better sale price for electronics in general as well as Video Game software/hardware is with the Bricks stores..... not with spending monthly fees on Amazon Prime so that you can then some how *huh?* save money????
ANYONE GET A LOAD OF THE BLACK FRIDAY AMAZON AD?????????
Every single item listed in Amazon's Advertisement had either a "?" for a sale price or otherwise left you guessing entirely what the heck they were selling the items for. How fun!!
Imagine walking to a Gamestop or Best Buy and you had to *GUESS* what the price was and you ultimately had to take it to the Cash Register, have it rung up, before you can finally know how much it is??? Sound like fun??? Well....Sounds like Amazon to me!
I'm saving money by spending money over and over and over indefinitely on some monthly subscription service? weeeeeeeee. Sounds like a bargain and a half Amazon Prime!!!!
Too bad 60% do not agree that Amazon Prime is such a gigantic bargain or online retailing in general. It was PRIME that was being pushed afterall in Amazon's sales AD paper so it is fair game to poke holes in it.
Sure... They love the KINDLE FIRE SALES... Who doesn't??? (besides myself of course)?
But when it comes to shopping for things in general.... Bricks Stores were the better buy.
HERE'S MY GREEN THUMB FOR (BBY) (BKS) and (GME)!!!! GO BRICKS!!!!