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GameStop shutting down its online ThinkGeek site

By Dan Berthiaume - 06/18/2019
ThinkGeek is not going away, but its e-commerce site is getting stuffed into the GameStop.com locker.

As of July 2, ThinkGeek parent company GameStop will absorb the standalone ThinkGeek.com e-commerce site into the GameStop.com site. A curated selection of items historically found on ThinkGeek.com will be available in a dedicated ThinkGeek section of the GameStop site.

This closure does not mean the end of the ThinkGeek retail banner. GameStop is keeping the more than 40 ThinkGeek stores currently operating the U.S. open. A selection of ThinkGeek items is also available at the more than 3,700 GameStop stores across the country.

ThinkGeek specializes in collectibles, T-shirts, gifts, and other items aimed at “geek” culture. From now until July 2 closing, all items on the ThinkGeek.com site will be 50% off. A message on the ThinkGeek website warns there may be significant shipping delays due to high order volumes.

Returns will be accepted for orders placed by June 12. Any sale made on or after June 13 will be final. ThinkGeek will accept loyalty points from its Geek Points program until June 30. Any unused points after that date will be converted into an email coupon for GameStop that members will receive in July.

GameStop posted a 13% drop in net sales during the first quarter of fiscal 2019, and is forecasting negative sales growth and same-store sales growth of 5%-10% for the full fiscal year. The company is undergoing a multiyear transformation effort.

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