As widely reported, Gamestop has oversold their preorders. They are informing unlucky customers who were down the list on preorders that they’ll have to wait.
However, an interesting side issue is staff. The article from gamespot states, “the representative said. “As this is not an ideal situation, we are asking employees to wait to purchase systems until the second shipment”
That wouldn’t appear to be the case. In many comments on that article, we find a common theme.
BionicCommando2: At my store its not “asked” that you wait you are made to wait!!! We were told that anyone buying a PS3 on the 17th will be fired and the person ringing them up will be fired also. Not to mention all employees were automatically moved to the BOTTOM of the list. So I said”What if I quit ,can I get my PS3 then?”NO!!! The DM said I was employed when I reserved it so NO.
Gamemaster1588: I work at a Gamestop in Cincinnati and we are first in our district and second in our region…and we get treated like crap….When we got preorders our employes did it under relatives names….give them the money…make them pick it up for you….But I know the feeling of being walked all over and being un-appreciated by these idiotic whelps.
csposato: asking employees my rear!!! there telling us where fire if we don’t wait.
Flip, unless there’s some sort of condition in their employment, you’d think there’d be a case to answer here.