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Is This How Gamers Hideout Treat Pre-Order Items? Social Media Marketing Gone Wrong

by September 29, 2017
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Gamers Hideout strikes again. An online post by them is becoming the subject of a social media outrage , with the masses calling them out for their conduct.

Is This How Gamers Hideout Treat Pre-Order Items?

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On September 29th 2017 at 4:31PM, Gamers Hideout made a Facebook post with regards to the FIFA 18 pre-orders. The post had a message that said “Thank you everyone for your support! #FIFA18” along with a picture that showed a large number of FIFA 18 Blu-Ray game cases all over the floor. Needless to say, it looks very messy.

Not too sure what Games Hideout had in mind when this was first posted but nonetheless, it drew the ire of the masses, especially those who pre-ordered FIFA 18 from them. They feel that Gamers Hideout is treating their inventory very poorly, as shown in the picture.

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Some comments on the Facebook post were asking for clarifications from them while others immediately called them out for poor management.

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Translation: Gamers Hideout, if you want to do business, then please do proper business. When customers ask, give them an explanation and not just keep quiet about it. Not even an ounce of integrity to come out and explain the situation. Is this how you do business, bro? Not being able to answer everyone, make a post so that everyone has a clear understanding (of the situation).
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This isn’t the first time they’ve been on the receiving end of a social media barrage as another issue occurred earlier this year that had similar results to this one. They did issue an apology for the previous matter but that took them a while to respond. On the bright side, this one wasn’t as bad as the last but it’s still bad on their end, especially with some people still clearly holding grudges against the shop since then.

Now, we aren’t one to point fingers as we aren’t entirely sure what they had in mind when they posted that. For all we know, those might have been empty FIFA 18 boxes or even a picture from someone or somewhere else. Our guess is that they wanted to show that there was huge number of pre-orders for the game on their shop but it was executed poorly.

At the time of this writing, Gamers Hideout has yet to come out with an explanation on the matter. We’ll be reporting on it as soon as information becomes available.

Pokdepinion: Neither I nor Pokde.net are out to attack Gamers Hideout. We just want consumers to be wary of certain things that are happening and we also want to give them a chance to explain themselves. Perhaps it’s not as bad as we thought but we need to give them the benefit of a doubt. Let’s wait it out a bit and see how this develops.

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