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If GameStop suddenly went out of business...


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Initial post: Feb 19, 2013 4:19:25 PM PST
Baloo6909 says:
...And you had lots of trade in credit, would you have any means/laws/protections to get them to pay you back?

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 19, 2013 4:19:52 PM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Feb 19, 2013 4:20:02 PM PST
Joshua C says:
No.

Posted on Feb 19, 2013 4:20:22 PM PST
Define "suddenly went out of business" ....

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 19, 2013 4:21:49 PM PST
Baloo6909 says:
Overnight. No notification just closed up.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 19, 2013 4:22:44 PM PST
You seem young. Gamestop isn't a donut shop. What you're describing is impossible.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 19, 2013 4:24:13 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 19, 2013 4:24:31 PM PST
Baloo6909 says:
Gamestop is the hypothetical serving as a universally known entity representing my local shop that just shut down overnight.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 19, 2013 4:27:42 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 20, 2013 2:01:57 PM PST
A "universally known entity" doesn't shut down overnight though. They are a publically traded company that employs around 20,000 people. They have fiduciary responsibilites to their share holders. Your hypothetical makes no sense.

Posted on Feb 19, 2013 4:29:10 PM PST
rather give my money to gamestop than target, walmart, kmart etc

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 19, 2013 4:31:26 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 19, 2013 4:32:18 PM PST
Baloo6909 says:
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Posted on Feb 19, 2013 4:34:01 PM PST
1#Fetish says:
Try asking a lawyer?

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 19, 2013 4:34:28 PM PST
So why not just ask "Is there any way I can get something now that my mom and pop game store closed down?" rather than coming up with an imbecilic hypothetical that makes no sense and then trying to defend said hypothetical because you don't like logic and your e-pride got a little bruised.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 19, 2013 4:35:41 PM PST
Joshua C says:
If your local, privately owned, independent game store went out of business... No, you have no way to recoup that lost credit you've built with them.

Gamestop is a poor analogy because it is not privately owned, independent, or capable of going out of business overnight. There would be a period of liquidating assets and selling off remaining inventory to satisfy creditors.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 19, 2013 4:35:53 PM PST
Baloo6909 says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Feb 19, 2013 4:37:57 PM PST
Baloo6909 says:
Gamestop was just the analogy of how the trade in system works. Just annoyed how they didn't notify anyone. And even more annoyed they still sell on Amazon...

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 19, 2013 4:40:02 PM PST
Joshua C says:
Right, I get the analogy. It's a poor one, though, regardless of how you choose to defend it.

Be annoyed all you want, though, it still won't get you any of that credit.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 19, 2013 4:42:07 PM PST
Baloo6909 says:
Sorry to bother everyone

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 19, 2013 4:42:44 PM PST
Joel H. says:
You could try dressing really sexy and showing up at said store a bit before closing time..

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 19, 2013 4:45:09 PM PST
No.

Posted on Feb 19, 2013 4:50:05 PM PST
Gameresq says:
You would have the status of a general unsecured creditor. Your chances of any recovery are low.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 19, 2013 4:53:54 PM PST
But it's just more views of people berating you. That sounds less helpful to me

Posted on Feb 19, 2013 5:04:56 PM PST
Wait, did GS go out of business?

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 19, 2013 5:06:14 PM PST
1#Fetish says:
Yes...

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 19, 2013 5:14:23 PM PST
Gameresq says:
No, he is just asking how trade-in credit would be treated in a liquidation.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 19, 2013 5:48:20 PM PST
Oh, okay. Just wondering why he asked that.
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