Rebuilding Our Game Store

Gamers Anonymous and MetaLogic Computers need your help rebuilding our store after a rain caused a tremendous amount of damage.
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Jon Sakura
Small Business
Albuquerque, New Mexico
United States
2 Team Members

We Need Your Help

Albuquerque, New Mexico experienced a series of volatile storms unlike anything we have seen. The city was ill prepared for such an intense bout of rain, and our local combined-front stores Gamers Anonymous and MetaLogic Computers have undergone some heavy losses during one of the heavy downpours. For many states that deal with this regularly, it may not seem like much, but in all my years here, we've never seen anything quite like this. Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Jon Sakura, owner of Gamers Anonymous. My partner is Buckley Johnson, who owns MetaLogic Computers, and we run our small business out of a single storefront close to Albuquerque's west side. On July 26th, a torrential rain ended up crashing through the ceiling and the back of our store. The rainfall ended up cascading down shelves of product, into tubs, bins, and throughout thousands of dollars worth of games and accessories. On the Gamers Anonymous end of things, I suffered the loss of my office, my entire workspace, and countless pieces of merchandise. Buckey, on the MetLogic side, ended up losing a full server rack, monitors, computer equipment, and tools required to function as a business.

Why We're Asking For Your Support

While we've lost a ton of merchandise, we've lost one of the biggest things that is even more important -- the ability to operate as a store. With water seeping into nearly 1/3 of our store, it's been a tremendous process to get the carpet, walls, and mildew taken care of and figuring out how to get back up to speed.With the amount of momentum we've lost as a business, we can't operate, meaning there is no income flow, so in order to find a way to pay bills, rent, and most importantly, our employees. We are now humbly asking for the assistance of the community that we strive to provide for to help us get back up and running again. It's hard to predict how long we'll be down for, so in order to get back up and running while we try to figure out our situation pertaining to property insurance, we want to find a way to keep the business active, and that's where you come in.

The Community is our Top Priority

The way our business is run is somewhat unconventional. To start, I mustemphasize our first point of design -- the customer is our priority. I've been running Gamers Anonymous for nearly 10 years, and to see our fledgling expansion store get damaged so heavily hurts me less on the level of lost merchandise, and far more on the level of not being able to provide an unparalleled gaming experience to my customers. Buckley has a similar philosophy; We just want to provide our customers with a great experience and help with the products and services they need. What differentiates us the most is that when we desire people to come into our store, it's not just because we want them to buy things. Obviously, as a business, we encourage having such a quality location that people will help support it, but more importantly than that, we want people to enjoy their time spent in our store. The best kind of business consumer relationship emphasizes a high quality understanding between a retail outlet and it's customers, and what I want is a place where anyone can come in and feel welcome, whether they're buying something or not. I love talking with people about games, and whether you're browsing games, coming in to play, stopping by to chat, or even just popping in because you've seen our sign, you are always welcome in our store.

Here's What You Can Do For Us

In order to get back on our feet as soon as possible, we're looking for some assisted funding. We've set a goal of $15,000 to help both locations get back to doing what we do. However, we understand that there is a tremendous amount of support and not everyone is able to contribute monetarily. Because of this, we also truly appreciate the help of any who choose to visit our facebook and share and support this goal. Without you, our excellent fanbase and consumers, we wouldn't be the store we are, and it's because of this that we come to you in this time of need. 

 

Watch this video to get an idea of how intense the storm was: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=tDOoT8IkU7s

To further reward the assistance of you fine folks, we have a list of contribution prizes for your support.
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  • $1USD
    Acknowedgement

    It's not much, but every little bit counts. Anyone who can help out even the tiniest bit will absolutely be acknowledged.

    7 claimed
  • $5USD
    Thanks DX

    Again, while it's not much to offer, we will personally respond to thank you for your donation, as well as get a video shoutout on our Youtube page.

    15 claimed
  • $25USD
    Name Engraved on a Plaque

    If you can submit a larger donation, you'll be etched into the fame of GA and ML's history on a plaque with your name on it.

    25 claimed
  • $35USD
    Limited Edition Cart/Mousepad

    You'll have to pick one or the other, but you will either receive a custom GA themed NES cart or a Custom designed Mousepad from MetaLogic. Both are pretty cool, plus you get any previous rewards.

    14 out of 100 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2013
  • $50USD
    Exclusive T-Shirt

    All we can do is hold our heads high (to prevent drowning, right?) and have good spirits about this. A shirt that we design exclusively for backers will be provided, plus all previous rewards. Also, we'll sign them, if you'd like!

    39 out of 100 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2013
  • $100USD
    8-Bit Painting

    For a $100 donation, you'll get a custom 8-Bit painting of any character you'd like. It will be on a medium sized canvas and hand painted just for you. Plus, you get all previous rewards!

    32 out of 75 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • $125USD
    Custom Mouse/Mouspad

    This is what you can do in lieu of the 8-Bit painting, as donating to get this will disable you from getting that as a previous perk, but will enable you to get all previous rewards from $50 before.

    8 out of 75 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • $200USD
    Custom NES System

    If you can donate $200 to our cause, we'll get a working NES system and paint it with something exclusive and excellent just for you. The system will be a screen of any NES game of your choice, plus all previous rewards with the choice between the painting and mousepad.

    11 out of 50 claimed
  • $500USD
    8-Bit Painting of YOU

    If you can donate a large amount, when we get the store back up and running in full, we'll paint a completely unique 8-bit painting of you on our wall. On top of that, you will receive a permanent 10% discount and GA and MetaLogic computers for life, plus all previous rewards with the choice between the painting and mousepad.

    8 out of 20 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $1,000USD
    Custom Fight Stick

    Top of the line fight sticks are something we specialize in as well, and we'll design one exclusively for you, plus all previous rewards with the choice between the painting and mousepad.

    0 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $2,500USD
    Custom Build PC from Metalogic

    With a hefty donation, you'll be well rewarded a brand new computer sure to impress anyone. While it's a grand prize, it doesn't count towards any previous rewards.

    0 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $4,000USD
    The Full Monty

    With this top donation, you will get every single perk on the list, including any perks that had to be picked individually. No holds barred, you'll get the full treatment at GA, plus we'll turn your 10% into a 15% for life.

    2 out of 5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
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