Best Buy vs. Gamestop midnight opening

#1DerwoodPosted 11/12/2012 11:29:44 AM
Best Buy:

- won't close between 9 and midnight
- will start processing payments from 10-midnight
- will hand out games right at midnight, so you're on your way home to play by 12:15
- you can kill time in a warm building with lots of gadgets and stuff to look at

Gamestop:

- closes then re-opens at midnight
- won't start processing payments until midnight
- unless you are at the front of the line, it may be an hour+ before you get to go home and play
- you'll be lined up on the sidewalk in the cold/wind/rain for hours waiting to get in


Clear winner: Best Buy
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#2KillerChristianPosted 11/12/2012 11:31:30 AM
yeah I never liked gamestop. The only reason I pre-order there is because my friends did
#3Stryker71Posted 11/12/2012 11:33:30 AM
Clearly your gamestop sucks... well all gamestops suck really, but, mine, in fact all 5 within 10 miles do it up like your best buy list.

Your gamestop list is how hey used to do it when they first ever did it with burning crusade. At least I think that was the first game they did it with.
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#4BeefyNukesPosted 11/12/2012 11:33:39 AM
Question - Are best buy midnight sales only for preorders? Or can anyone go in and buy the game?
#5Redick_is_MagicPosted 11/12/2012 11:37:47 AM(edited)
gamestop starts finalizing purchases well before midnight...for mw3 i was towards the back of the line and got it within 10 min

in fact i just called my gamestop and they are beginning to finalize purchases at 6pm
#6Derwood(Topic Creator)Posted 11/12/2012 11:34:28 AM
BeefyNukes posted...
Question - Are best buy midnight sales only for preorders? Or can anyone go in and buy the game?


anyone can go in. you can buy a TV and a laptop too if you really wanted to
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#7Ice WeaselPosted 11/12/2012 11:36:19 AM(edited)
Yeah I was going to do my first ever midnight launch but I called it off for several of the reasons you mentioned.
#8thenight29Posted 11/12/2012 11:36:55 AM
It is the other way round were I am.
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#9Scarlet_EdgePosted 11/12/2012 11:37:17 AM
I don't know about your Gamestop, but mine:
-Won't close for midnight releases
-Actually processes starting around normal closing time (just SAVE your receipt)
-Hands out games at scheduled times
-Lets everyone in and usually has wide screen TVs set up with the game or holds tournaments of said game until release and usually have quiznos or pizza and drinks for everyone

But it could also be my Gamestop is ran by bros and long time friends
#10Derwood(Topic Creator)Posted 11/12/2012 11:38:29 AM
For Halo 4 midnight opening, the Gamestop had a line down the sidewalk, while Best Buy had everyone indoors. Everyone was out the door at 12:05 while the losers at Gamestop were still lined up in the cold
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