GameStop Suspends Manager Who Won't Sell Games To Kids With Bad Grades

from the can't-support-that-type-of-policy dept

Last week the news spread about a manager of a GameStop video game store in Dallas who, without corporate approval, had instituted a policy to encourage good grades. The policy was that he wouldn't sell video games to kids unless an adult confirms that the kid got good grades... and if the kid had straight As, the manager would buy him or her a free game. However, as the Raw Feed points out, it appears that GameStop wasn't too happy with this policy and has suspended the guy. This really isn't a huge surprise (going against corporate policy doesn't often end well), but the community reaction to the whole thing certainly suggests that there's a market for this kind of "good grades policy," and if GameStop won't allow it, then perhaps other video game stores might test it out to try to attract more business. It sounds like a lot of parents would support it. Of course, there's really nothing stopping parents from instituting the identical policy on their own... Also, you could just as easily argue the opposite position as well. If one retailer offers that policy and others don't, all the kids with bad grades are about to head over to the other store. Which do you think is the larger market?

Filed Under: good grades, students, video games
Companies: gamestop


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    Terris, 13 Oct 2008 @ 7:16pm

    ROTFLMFAO! GENIUS!

    This plan would've have been a nation-wide phenomenon, if only the man had the rights to "Gamestop". C'mon guys think about it. Should a kid in danger of becoming a virtual hobo when he transcends the title of a minor be allowed to engage in mindless activities that do no more than destroy the very few brain cells still in function? The answer is plain "NO!". Trust me, if every game store did this, America would rise up the academic ladder because any kid that doesn't hav a game system in our modern era is considered a virtual outcast, so they will go to any lenghts (even getting all A's) to getting games of thier own. The few unfortunate blokes that are left game-less can go dye thier hair blonde and invest hier lives in the porn business.

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