GameStop to make Black Friday shopping easier for customers by
hosting weeklong events full of deals
Stores to open at 5 a.m. on Black Friday and offer deals only
available at GameStop
GRAPEVINE, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 12, 2015--
GameStop, a family of specialty retail brands that makes the most
popular technologies affordable and simple, announced today that once
again its U.S. stores will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday.
GameStop’s Technology Brands: Spring Mobile, Simply Mac and its Cricket
Wireless stores, and the new ThinkGeek retail store will also be closed
on Thanksgiving Day. The decision is part of the specialty retailer’s
core values of ‘Protecting the Family’ and doing the right thing
to disrupt the emerging trend in the retail industry of taking away
holidays from customers and associates.
“We believe strongly that our customers and associates should have the
opportunity to spend the Thanksgiving holiday relaxing with family and
friends, and not worrying with the stress of where to find the best
shopping deals. We know this is in stark contrast to what many other
retailers are doing, but we are taking a stance to protect family time
during this important holiday,” said Mike Buskey, executive vice
president and president of U.S. Stores. “For our customers who want to
do a little shopping on Thanksgiving Day, www.gamestop.com
will be open all day and taking orders.”
This year GameStop will open all U.S. stores at 5 a.m. local time on
Black Friday. To accommodate its customers for being closed on
Thanksgiving Day, the video game retailer will be hosting events before,
during and after what has become a holiday shopping tradition. GameStop
will feature new and pre-owned video game hardware, software and
accessory exclusives, and collectible products that can only be found at
GameStop. According to Buskey, “This year GameStop will be offering
bigger and better Black Friday deals than we have ever offered before.
So enjoy Thanksgiving Day with family and friends, and be sure to stop
by one of our stores before and on Black Friday to get some great
About GameStop Corp.
GameStop Corp. (NYSE: GME), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company
headquartered in Grapevine, Texas, is a global, multichannel video game,
consumer electronics and wireless services retailer. GameStop operates
more than 6,800 stores across 14 countries. The company’s consumer
product network also includes www.gamestop.com;
a leading browser-based game site; Game Informer® magazine, the
world’s leading print and digital video game publication; and the
recently acquired Geeknet, Inc., parent company of ThinkGeek, www.thinkgeek.com,
the premier retailer for the global geek community featuring exclusive
and unique video game and pop culture products. In addition, our
Technology Brands segment includes Simply Mac and Spring Mobile stores.
Simply Mac, www.simplymac.com,
operates 72 stores, selling the full line of Apple products, including
laptops, tablets, and smartphones and offering Apple certified warranty
and repair services. Spring Mobile, http://springmobile.com,
sells post-paid AT&T services and wireless products through its 590 AT&T
branded stores and offers pre-paid wireless services, devices and
related accessories through its 69 Cricket branded stores in select
markets in the U.S.
General information about GameStop Corp. can be obtained at the
company’s corporate website. Follow @GameStop
on Twitter and find GameStop on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GameStop.
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Source: GameStop Corp.