March 27, 2017 - Filed Under Business |
Yes, we are already planning for summer events and all because we have a bigger store now YAY!!! This summer
March 7, 2017 - Filed Under Business |
This afternoon I had a very upset customer walk into our store looking to confirm a rumor. The rumor was that we are closing our business. LOL. So here is the truth from the horse’s mouth (I speak for Chris , Chloe and I collectively) and for many who knows me or encounter me (the crazy chinese woman) , I don’t beat around the bush , I say it as it is. After serving the community for the past 17 years we have no intention of closing anytime soon, and since we’re not going anywhere, how about we have a “NOT GOING OUT OF BUSINESS SALE” coming soon to a Gator Byte near you. (and before any MORE rumors start, no we’re not opening more stores, it’s a joke)
And for those who had been spreading these funny rumors, grow up. She was visibly upset and was quite relieved when I told her the truth. LOL.
I’m sure at one point or another , you’ve heard someone calling us a rip off and after 17 yrs in business , it still does irks me a little when I hear that but maybe the below video will explain a little about how we come about paying for different items that you bring in for trade – ins or to sell to us at our store.
Might I also mentioned that it is entirely up to the customers whether they would like to sell or trade in their items , be it a movie or a video game. We would never force anyone to part with any items that they don’t want to part with. So when I hear someone calling us rude names , it just baffles me. We may not pay as low as Gamestop but after you’ve watched the video , perhaps you will get a clearer picture as how one needs to make money to run a business. Once again, if you do not agree with the offer that we gave you , you DO NOT need to part with your items, please feel free to say no.
February 15, 2017 - Filed Under Business, Entertainment, gaming, NS, shopping, This Town, Yarmouth |
We are already into the middle of February right now and we see an increase in Hockey collectors and of course this month is National Hockey Card Day in a few days. Drop in on the 18th to get a free pack (1 per person) while supplies last! Also know that we do have Hockey cards for sale and all kinds of plastic sleeves, top loaders , one touch magnetic holders, storage boxes , refills for your binders , binders and more.
PS : I’ve heard from customers that we have very good hockey cards.
February 13, 2017 - Filed Under kids, Life, NS, This Country, This Town, Uncategorized, Yarmouth |
In my humble opinion , teachers are the most important people in every kids’ life. They spend more waking hours with them than most of us do and they not only teach them , they also help shape their lives. Who they become in the future and how our kids will impact society in the future starts the minute they go into school.
When Chloe comes home motivated , inspired and pushed to perform better, I know that nothing can replace the power a teacher has in my child. They truly , truly look out for my child and I know they have her best interest in their heart.
So here is to all the Teachers out there , THANK YOU! for everything you’ve done for my kid , THANK YOU for choosing teaching as a career. You all are not only my kid’s hero but ours . Here at Gator Byte , we support all Teachers !
Lots of new releases to rent this week on DVD & Blu-ray:
Keeping up with the Joneses
The Girl on the Train
Death Race 2050
Surf’s Up 2
Ouija: Origin of Evil
Yes, now that the Christmas is over , the parties are done and all the shopping are almost concluded , all the Christmas decor came down today , we can sit back and take a breather and look at all that we’ve accomplished for the year 2016.
We started 2016 with high hopes, in search of a building to buy as we had been earnestly looking for one for the longest time but came April 2016, we weren’t having any luck at all. Either the location wasn’t right , or the condition of the building just didn’t seems to be all there and a fix me upper is not something we have time for. So in May 2016, our present landlord – The Trask folks agreed to do the renovation work for us at 316 Main Street and we finally decided that we are going to continue to rent from The Trask Group.
So June came , we got ready to move and by the end of June 2016, we started moving into our new location . It took us a complete 2 months to move everything from our old store to our current location , with the help of some really long time customers turned into friends. Even Gary Deon came to help us move on a Sunday and we cannot thank all of these people who’ve helped us. You know who you are.
August 2016 came and went and our plan to do the Scavenger Hunt to celebrate our 17 years in business was pushed back as we were so busy organizing and re-organizing the store. As you can all see , the Magic The Gathering gamer/s played at our store the minute we moved in and we had the D & D group playing religiously on Saturday as well. Our plans for a all type of game area is yet to be completed as we are still busy with planning our Board games as well as Pokemon games .
Came November , the weather got a lot cooler and we asked Yarmouth Recreation , Frank Grant to help us co-ordinate our Scavenger Hunt and of course , it was a great success with 47 teams in total but not without the support of our downtown merchants who sponsored another 18 prizes. Our Halloween decors were put up and everyone had great fun with Vanguard covering the event live and an article on Vanguard as well as CJLS promoting the Scavenger Hunt. Chloe our daughter had been a great help with the decoration , cutting up and distributing the cake and water for all Scavenger Hunters for that day.
In conjunction with our Scavenger Hunt to celebrate our 17 years in business, we also help to raise fund for our local resident , Lorraine Bain who needed help with a new wheelchair. We raised $505.85 in total and once again , we couldn’t have done it without your help . THANK YOU ALL !! who’ve come and donated . Bless your hearts !
December came and went , and with the new store , new locality , we saw an increase in business and of course , once again we cannot have done it without the help of Mike McPherson who’ve been instrumental in coordinating the renovation work and making sure that our doors and heat pump were in – order . Christmas was really busy for us and we thank everyone who’ve come in and supported our business and all of downtown.
So here we are the second week into the new year and we are still busy with customers and computer work/repairs and as you all see , the boss never stops bringing you new products and continue to purchase previously used systems/products to re-sell at good value.
Yes , we are here to stay whatever you may hear and thanks to all of you , we couldn’t have made it without you (our customers) all and good landlord/s and of course our fellow business associates and suppliers. Thank you all from the bottom of our heart.
Happy New Year to Everyone ! Thank you for your continuous support , we had an awesome year and cannot have done it without all of you who’ve shopped local and supported our business. Good customers, good friends and awesome family , we cannot ask for more.
So a quick update since I haven’t done this for a while now and that’s only because we really have been very busy at the store. I’m sure for those of you , who’ve been to our new store , you would have seen we were swamped on a daily basis. The last few weeks were really crazy and of course , we can’t complain , since busy means more sales and we thank each and everyone of you for your continuous support.
A quick round up of this year’s events in our store – we’ve moved to a bigger location , more floor space for our products and a game area with tables and chairs for our Magic the Gathering, DND players as well as some board games in the planning. We also saw an increase in traffic in our new store and the general consensus from our customers/friends are they like our new location.
Even at our new location , we continue to give our customer/s the best prices in our products and movie rentals are still at $3 tax included for a night’s rental. Our pokemon cards are the cheapest in town as well most other products . Our computer services are the cheapest and we return our repairs within 24 – 48 hrs. We will continue to bring in new products and strive to give you the best value we can, afterall , 17 yrs in business is no easy feat and we think we learned a thing or two but can most definitely do better in some other areas.
But most importantly , we continue to be grateful to our customers , most turned into friends for your continuous support , without all of you , yes , I’m talking about you , we could never make it this far. So for that, we thank you from the bottom of our heart, you guys/gals are AMAZING !
And Merry Christmas to you and yours from all of us here at Gator Byte.
November 1, 2016 - Filed Under DVD, Entertainment, Movies, TV |
New release DVD & Blu-ray for this week are up and ready:
Star Trek Beyond
this week’s new movies are in for rent:
New Releases for rent today:
Independence Day Resurgence
Alice Through the Looking Glass
Our Kind of Traitor
Kingsglaive Final Fantasy XV
Sharknado the 4th Awakens
In a belated celebration of our 17 years in business and our way of thanking all of our customers, young and old, we’ve collaborated with Yarmouth Recreation to bring you a scavenger hunt on Sunday October 30th, 2016 – during this summer’s last Switch Open Street event.
First place prize will be $500 cash sponsored by Gator Byte
Runner up prizes and random door prizes are still being worked on but so far they include gift certificates, gift baskets, food and more, all graciously donated by other down town merchants!
The basics: Register your team and pick up the list at Gator Byte anytime after 12pm on Oct 30th. Completed lists must be returned by 3pm. Teams will consist of 2 to 4 people, bring a digital camera or smart phone to snap pictures of a teammate with the various items when found. Winners simply need to show us the pictures to prove they found all the items. The team with the most points wins and in the event of a tie, a winner will be chosen from that group at random.
This is a down town event so all items can be found within easy walking distance, and since it’s the day before Halloween, dress up for bonus points!