Forums - Sony Discussion - Sony channel stuffing PS3's to retailers (w/ pics).. AGGRIVATING.

leatherhat said:
Infamous said:
leatherhat said:

 

I know there are a few posters I've seen here that work at Gamestop; I can't wait for them to come ITT because ignorance is astrounding. >__>

1.Sony does NOT care about vgchartz numbers. I doubt Sony even cares this site exists. Sony is NOT giving things way for "free."

2.The logical explanation is that Sony counts shipped to retailers as sold, and they are trying to hit their 15million mark. Whatever they're doing with Gamestop Inc or anyone else is FAR above my head, as I'm only an assistant manager.

3.But again, you're wrong about us "ordering from sony" and you're wrong about "ordering based on demand." Like I said, don't post things if you have no idea what you're talking about; like I said, I'm willing to make a ban bet.

My topic was merely speculation and to see if anyone else working at retail is experiencing similiar things, because I've talked about it to people locally but I do not know more outside from that. 4.It's not normal to recieve tons of shipments on a product that we already have mass quantity of, even for Christmas.


1. Little bit of a joke, blink and you might miss it

That might be the funniest thing ever, lol



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psrock said:

Every quater we hear Sony is overshipping, every quater Sony keeps shipping, when are these comapanies going to stop accepting these shipments. I thought they could return them.


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LOL. Why do you keep buying them if you have that many? did Sony Force you to buy them? Not really. Common sense says that you should stop buying them, however, it looks either that PS3 is selling well, or you company lacks basic business skills.



Frank_kc said:

LOL. Why do you keep buying them if you have that many? did Sony Force you to buy them? Not really. Common sense says that you should stop buying them, however, it looks either that PS3 is selling well, or you company lacks basic business skills.


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It's a government conspiracy at the federal level.  Sony made a deal with the new Republican controlled House to force retailers to buy their products.  Why?  I dunno.  Ask the OP.  He's good at making up stories.  Maybe he can finish this one up... if believable.



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Wow Gamestop is retarded if they really don't let their own store managers choose what they want/need for their individual store.

Thats a crapload of PS3s for a gamestop BTW



It's not Sony Channel stuffing it's just bad estimates by corporate.  Their orders for this quarter were obviously on the high side and all it really means is that next quarter orders will slow to allow inventory to come down. 



Infamous said:
darkknightkryta said:

I know when I was working at EB games we always had a stack of 20 or so PS3s, but they come and go, always a constant supply.  In contrast we never had any Wiis (this was when everything sold as soon as they came in) and 360s would come in a few at a time, get close to selling out then we'd have more.  You say you had that stack of PS3s for a while, and they're not selling, but it sounds like your supply is selling, it's just getting replenished as fast as they sell (Unless you said your stack has been getting bigger since September then I misread.)


Well, you kind of get the picture.

Back in July, we had around 8-10 PS3's upstairs and none downstairs, and by the time they sold out we'd have more shipment. It's like a cycle. So it seemed small, but it was steady whichis good.

Over the months, we'd get more shipment then normal and our "stack" would get bigger. Now it's to the point that we have mass quantities. The thing is, it's not like PS3 isn't selling; it is. Sony's campaign is making sure of that. And also, Wii's and 360's are selling more (here and it seems all of America, according to this site). It's backwards-assed, and when I ask my manager things regarding this he shrugs his shoulders.

Dude you keep killing your own argument.

First, as An Assistant Manager, you should know that December is the month that sells the most consoles, the smart thing for a comapny to do, is to have enough supply ready. Yes, the Wii and 360  are sellig more, but that's every year in America.

Trust me, there will be shortages for all three at the beginning of the year.



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Frank_kc said:

LOL. Why do you keep buying them if you have that many? did Sony Force you to buy them? Not really. Common sense says that you should stop buying them, however, it looks either that PS3 is selling well, or you company lacks basic business skills.


Or maybe that store isn't selling many PS3's because...  Well, let's just say that store employees have their console allegiances, too.



psrock said:
Infamous said:
darkknightkryta said:

I know when I was working at EB games we always had a stack of 20 or so PS3s, but they come and go, always a constant supply.  In contrast we never had any Wiis (this was when everything sold as soon as they came in) and 360s would come in a few at a time, get close to selling out then we'd have more.  You say you had that stack of PS3s for a while, and they're not selling, but it sounds like your supply is selling, it's just getting replenished as fast as they sell (Unless you said your stack has been getting bigger since September then I misread.)


Well, you kind of get the picture.

Back in July, we had around 8-10 PS3's upstairs and none downstairs, and by the time they sold out we'd have more shipment. It's like a cycle. So it seemed small, but it was steady whichis good.

Over the months, we'd get more shipment then normal and our "stack" would get bigger. Now it's to the point that we have mass quantities. The thing is, it's not like PS3 isn't selling; it is. Sony's campaign is making sure of that. And also, Wii's and 360's are selling more (here and it seems all of America, according to this site). It's backwards-assed, and when I ask my manager things regarding this he shrugs his shoulders.

Dude you keep killing your own argument.

First, as An Assistant Manager, you should know that December is the month that sells the most consoles, the smart thing for a comapny to do, is to have enough supply ready. Yes, the Wii and 360  are sellig more, but that's every year in America.

Trust me, there will be shortages for all three at the beginning of the year.


You have no idea what you're talking about.

 

YES, ALL of those things are correct, and this is logic anyone can know. HOWEVER, this year we have 3x as much as last year. And it didn't just start like this in Dec, or November or even October. And last year the demand for PS3 was MUCH greater; I can tell you this for a fact. Especially the holidays.

If you don't understand then there's no point; I'll let someone else respond to you.



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