ThinkGeek.com to shut, changed as a bit of GameStop

June 14, 2019 By Lisa

ThinkGeek.com to shut, changed as a bit of GameStop

Unhappy information for many who love geek merchandise and top-notch jokes: "ThinkGeek.com, a 20-year-old on-line retailer recognized for promoting devices and extra geek-centric gadgets than you can insert right into a TARDIS – that's it.

In keeping with an FAQ on the high of its web site, ThinkGeek will not be "shutting down", it simply is not going to proceed like the positioning we all know now, however lives as a shadow of itself, GameStop part ( who acquired ThinkGeek in 2015 for $ 140 million).

Mentioned the FAQ:

On July 2, 2019, ThinkGeek.com will transfer in with our mother or father firm GameStop. After this transfer, you'll have the ability to store via a number of distinctive objects traditionally discovered on ThinkGeek.com by way of a ThinkGeek part at GameStop.

The phrase "organized" is kind of necessary as a result of it’s merely not doable for 2 cabinets of GameStop to have the ability to cowl the vary of fandoms coated by ThinkGeek.com. From Marvel to Star Wars, to Potter and Tolkien, he coated numerous bases (followers) without delay.

ThinkGeek.com is – or was, I suppose, a type of enjoyable outlets to discover; At any time when I used to be there, I inevitably misplaced the notion of time shifting from one class to a different, usually throwing a bank card for a Star Wars shirt or an Aperture Science pint glass that I shouldn’t have. I most likely didn’t want it. Hope this sense of "Oooh, take a look at this! And that! And that! Will reside in all of the sections that seem on the GameStop web site.

The corporate additionally introduced that the 40 stand-alone ThinkGeek retail shops in america would stay open.

This information comes after just a few consecutive gross sales to 75% of all liquidation merchandise, and it now appears that issues have dropped by 50% throughout the positioning to empty the warehouses.

Maybe most significantly, we'll miss the gags of ThinkGeek's April Idiot's Day. On a day when many corporations battle a bit an excessive amount of to make us snort, ThinkGeek has all the time appeared to do issues proper. They might have sprinkled their web site with pretend lists of merchandise in opposition to which individuals might fall. Issues like …

The Fortnite R / C Fight Bus:

Or admiral singing bass Ackbar:

Or the completely superior Tauntaun sleeping bag (a gag that was so well-liked that it ended up being made and bought for some time):

Alas.

ThinkGeek signifies that it’s going to all the time settle for return requests for orders positioned earlier than June 13th and that any ThinkGeek Present Playing cards you personal might be accepted into GameStop's on-line and real-world areas.

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