Every gamer loves to play new video games, but few people enjoy shelling out big bucks for fresh titles. Enter Game Monster, the newest name in used video games, which just opened up next to Dierburgs at 464 Old Smizer Mill Road.
Game Monster sells new and used video games and systems.
Its owned by Mike Perez, a local entrepreneur, who was inspired by his own little gaming monsters—his sons. He opened the first Game Monster four years ago in Crystal City. He decided to open his second shop in Fenton this October in a location with better visibly and a game hungry demographic.
“Ninety percent of my traffic is coming from Dierburgs right now,” he said. The shop is having its official Grand Opening on November 3. Perez said there will be door prizes, snacks and a drawing for an Xbox 360 or $200 in store credit.
Perez isn’t daunted by the competition in Fenton. He said that customers will get a better trade in value for their old games and cheaper prices on purchases at Game Monster than if they shop at Game Stop, a national chain. Game Monster’s prices are set to undercut Game Stop by around 30 percent.
He said another reason to shop at Game Monster—besides his 2000 plus titles—is great customer service. He has consoles set up around the store for players to try out a game before they buy and a has a seven day return policy. If you get the game home and don’t like it—or beat it in an afternoon—bring it back for something else. They also do repairs, disk cleaning and sell accessories.
Game Monster is also giving students a 10 percent discount if they bring in a recent report card with three A’s in any subject. "I like to see the kid's face light up when they bring in their report cards," he said.