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Jobs don’t grow on trees. Especially dream jobs. Especially jobs at EB Games.

For many, getting a job at EB Games is a way to translate a hobby into a career, to do work in an industry that they already love. But getting a job at EB Games isn’t easy.

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When I was 17 years old, the coolest thing in the world was to work for EB Games. I want to say that is a hard revelation to admit to, but it really isn’t. When I was 17 years old, video games were everything.

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We've seen the storefronts. The gaudy red and white stickers, the tape, the t-shirts, the YOLO SWAG SALE.

We've made the jokes. The same ones every year: "Gee I wonder if EB Games is having a sale?". You walk into the store, crack some funnies with the staff. Good times.

But there's an untold story.

We've gone behind the scenes of these bizarre sales. How does it all get put together? What are the instructions? What does it take out of EB's long-suffering staff, and what happens when you have to rip it all down?

We spoke to numerous current and ex-EB Games employees to find out what it takes to set-up an EB Games sale.

Buckle in people.

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After spending the last few years in Sydney, this year's EB Games Expo will herald the event's return to Australia's warmer, northern parts. Scheduled for October 7-8, the expo will set up shop in the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, with tickets going on sale in March.

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Unsurprisingly, EB Games doesn't dabble in the indie scene a great deal. It's not their business, and it's not part of their business model. But in a move that breaks a little bit of ground, the retailer has given away codes for an Aussie-made indie game for Christmas.

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Other retailers went gangbusters on Black Friday. And while EB Games followed suit, to a degree, they're finally starting to amp up their discounting efforts today with their online-only Mad Monday sale. Here's the bargains to look out for.

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When EB Games took pre-orders for the Nintendo Mini NES Classic earlier this week, the website crashed under the sheer volume of traffic from eager buyers. This happened two days in a row, leaving a mob of angry customers in its wake. With all the hype around the classic console, you'd think EB Games would have expected the level of traffic to its online store and worked to ensure its website was reliable. We take a look at where EB Games might have gone wrong and what businesses can learn from this debacle.