Small Business Saturday: Shop your local independent game stores

They might have moved to a different location.. They might have even changed names over the years.. They might have started to carry other things other than video games.. Their business might have even gotten tighter now that there’s online trade-ins.. But whatever reasons there may be, your local independent game store will appreciate your support during the busy holiday season where most of the shopping is done online and on big chain stores. An independent store is somewhat of dying breed thanks to GameStop and online merchants like Amazon. But despite all the challenges they face, some of them actually still exist.

Thanks to a shopping holiday called Small Business Saturday, small businesses in the United States get to enjoy the stream of sales that will go by this Thanksgiving weekend. There may be a small amount of them registered for this event but we at gameSniped encourages all our readers (in the U.S. or elsewhere in the world) to shop their favorite or newly found independent video game stores this Saturday, November 26th.

How do you find independent video game store these days? For me, I use Google Maps and search for “Video Games” around your area. There’s also a very large list of independent game stores also located on Google Maps. Happy hunting!

P.S. What was the rarest or most valuable game you ever found at independent video game store?

photo courtesy of Giant Bomb (Pax East 2011). Guy in the center is my brother in law who works for the indie game store videogamesnewyork down in The Village here in NYC.



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