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Game Stop Are Lying To Customers To Meet Quotas

By Anonymous

GameStop is one of the last bastions of brick and mortar retail hope in an increasingly digital landscape. The American retail chain operates 7,117 stores throughout the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Europe.

This strip mall staple is often the subject of internet hate because many consumers believe the publicly traded company implements unfair pricing practices. The retailer is frequently roasted with hilarious memes.

They operate a buy and trade program that allows customers to purchase games, then sell them back when they’re finished. Many customers believe the buyback prices are unfairly low and the pre-owned prices artificially high.

Recently, many gaming consumers have been outraged to learn that GameStop implements a company-wide quota policy called “The Circle of Life.” as reported by Kotaku. The goal of this corporate directive is to get people to sign up for rewards programs; sell more pre-owned games and consoles, and primarily to increase highly lucrative pre-orders.

This profit driven directive has created a perverse incentive system for GameStop employees. Each employee wants to hit their quotas, which might incentivize them to mislead customers because they can risk termination by not hitting quotas.


“I personally have witnessed similar things in the past at GameStop. When L.A. Noire got re-released with all the DLC at the end of 2011, I walked into the store and witnessed them opening copies out of the shipment box they had gotten. They did this to make sure there were would be pre-owned copies.

A month prior to that, I went to the store to buy Batman: Arkham City on release day. I hadn’t pre-ordered it and the employee had to turn a customer away because they didn’t have any copies available for people who didn’t pre-order. Luckily, I knew the employee so he was able to sell me one they had stashed away in a drawer filled with other copies (presumably weren’t pre-ordered).”

Rockaway Primetime Reporting reached out to Game Stop Corporate, they declined to comment at the moment.

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Trump Family History: Donald, Fred, And The Ku Klux Klan

By Joan E. Cashin

Donald Trump’s father was arrested at a Klan riot.

Most of the national media studiously avoided printing that simple declarative sentence since Donald Trump decided to run for president. Most of the country’s politicians have remained strangely silent on the topic.

Public commentators did not connect the dots even as President-elect Trump attacked the civil rights hero, John Lewis, when having a Klan sympathizer for a father would seem to be highly pertinent in explaining his behavior.

Yet the factual evidence seems strong. Trump’s father Fred was arrested in New York City in 1927, when a group of Klansmen got into a brawl with police officers during a Memorial Day parade in Queens. There is a document trail, and the names, dates, and addresses match up. The New York Times published a story about the riot and the seven men who were arrested; Fred Trump is mentioned by name. His address is given at 175-24 Devonshire Road, Jamaica, New York City, and the federal census of 1930 shows that Fred Trump resided at that address. The newspaper does not identify him as a Klan member, or clarify whether he was wearing a Klan robe—as were many of the demonstrators―but he did get arrested, and all seven men were represented by the same attorneys. Two days after the brawl, Fred Trump was discharged from custody, with no explanation that can be discovered from public records. After the website Boing Boing reported the story in 2015, Donald Trump denied it, and he has not publicly discussed it since then.

The New York Daily News, the Washington Post, the New York Times and a few other news outlets mentioned the connection briefly in 2016, and then they dropped it. Throughout the campaign, most of the media maintained a deafening silence, as did most of the nation’s politicians in both parties. If Fred Trump was a full-fledged Klansman, no one seemed interested in pursuing the story. Journalists and politicians displayed the most determined zeal in investigating every aspect of Hillary Clinton’s email in 2016, and 20 years ago they showed the same zeal in investigating the Clintons’ investment in Whitewater.

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