Gathering Place

(407) 389-4263

953 Semoran Blvd, Casselberry, FL | Directions   32707

28.647557 -81.323739

Open Hours

Sun-Friday 1-8 p.m.

Saturday 12- 8p.m.

 
Collectibles

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Reviews for Gathering Place

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

What's in here? – I'm a great Yu-Gi-Oh fan and I'm looking for places where I can find cheaper prices on booster boxes than the internet, maybe. So I came by here and saw the quite difference with the good and bad reviews. So I live kinda far so I don't want to loos my gas on going over there and not getting out satisfied. So my questions are do you have boxes like "Shadow of Infinity", "Hidden Arsenal 5", Duelist Pack Yugi", "Duelist Pack Kaiba"? Maybe? or the "Gold Series 4: Pyramid Edition", "Retro Pack" 1 & 2, and "Dark Beginnings 1". I'd appreciate it for some early info before I go over there. Thanks!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Great Store....Kid Friendly – What a great place to bring your child....The owner is awesome with children and tries to provide a good, safe atmosphere to bring your child into the store....There are times that parents will leave there childeren while they shop and then come back later....Him and his girlfriend are always willing to help children and young adults in building their Yugioh or Pokemon decks and are available to teach them a new game.

They are both dedicated in what they do.....

Thank you

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

10% Disc. on Gathering Place Games. Mention City Search. – Hello World,

I am the owner of Gathering Place Games and would like to thank evrybody for the constructive criticism. I have fixed most of the complaints and would like to Welcome everybody to come check us out with a 15% discount on your purchase if you mention that you read this on City Search : )

Osmin Jose Cintra

tgplace@aol

Gathering Place Games Orlando (Facebook)

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Owner is a thief--plain and simple – I mailed Jose Magic cards several years ago based on his internet posted buylist. I had first contacted his in-store agent approving the sale. I then mailed the cards--his store received them, and they never paid for it. I live several states away so suing here doesn't make sense, but he absolutely ripped me off for several hundred dollars worth of cards. He mentioned several times in emails that he would "settle up" but it never happened. I can't imagine he is a better man now, I assume he is still ripping folks off around the world.

over a year ago

Hello unsatisfied customer. If you feel you were wronged, lwrite me an e-mail and I will see what I can do to make you a satisfied customer. I do not remember your e-mail address and it looks really weak taht you did not mention your name. My e-mail address is tgplace@aol.com.

Sincerely,

Osmin Jose Cintra

The Gathering Place Games

Owner

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Not the cleanest place in the world but... – Reading all of your reviews made me a little confused. It is a small shop loaded with over priced merchandise and cheap trade in values, but there is a value to it.

The first time I went to this store, Jose (the owner you all claim isn't anywhere to be found) was out in the front and talking to us by the way, was to buy a box of magic cards with a friend so we could run a few at home drafts and they were out. Figures, they wouldn't have what we were looking for. We ended up just having Jose order one for us (we didn't have cards at the time so we couldn't do so online) and it was there within two days. We picked it up there and he told us to come back and tell him what we pulled.

We went back a few days later with our new and improved decks from the box he sold us and sat down and started to play. Within 2 rounds Jose was out and watching us play. By the end of that round he asked us if we pulled anything good. From that point on we went to The Gathering place every weekend with some form of game and stayed there hanging out with Jose until the wee hours of the morning. The shop hours may be listed, but in my experiences on weekends, those hours rarely exist.

It was a great place to go to get out of the house.

Jose also lives a few hours away from the shop, so he isn't there from time to time because of that.

over a year ago

Hello,

It is hard to respond to your comment because you bash me in the beginning and praise me in the end. I could try to discredit you but then it would be your word vs mine. Needless to say, as of 10 November 2010 we offer very competitive prices as I whosale Magic and Yugioh cards all over the world. I also sell Pokemon singles tooo. We usually keep an eye on the prices by referencing e-bay and by what the market is dictating. Our store hours are 1-8p.m. Sunday through Friday and Noon-8p.m. on Saturday. If you or anybody you know EVER has a bad experience at my store, feel free to e-mail me at tgplace@aol.com.

Sincerely,

Osmin Jose Cintra

Owner

The Gathering Place Games

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

answer the phone! – I would love to take my son to this business to play in Tournaments and shop but they do not answer the phones. We have called numerous times for a whole week and only once did we ever get someone to answer. Just rings and rings. ANSWER YOUR PHONES GATHERING PLACE!

over a year ago

Our NEW phone # is 407-389-4263. If the phone is not answered, please e-mail me at tgplace@aol.com and I will make sure to correct the problem. Not answering the phone is very unprofessional. Osmin Jose Cintra, owner

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Great store – While looking up the hours for this store I came across these reviews and just had to comment.

I live in Casselberry, near several card shops and game stores- The Gathering Place is hands down one of the best.

Yes, it is in fact, a tiny store. The crappy Chinese place down the road is cheap and easy and great for long tourneys.

This store is in no way overpriced. I have been trading MTG Cards for a little over five years now and know the value of most by heart... unless it is a rare or hard to find card expect to pay a fair price for it, and don't expect to get a ton of cash for your old crappy cards- that is not how trading works.

I noticed a user down there complaining about the Owner, Jose. The guy is great- he has an office, in the back of the store so he can keep an eye on things- and yes, he does spend a lot of time in it. When you consider the guy does international wholesale across the world, has other stores including this one you come to realize he is understandable busy.

Yes, the store is Tiny, but a lot of people are unaware there are tables in back for the older crowd- he keeps the kids up front to minimize theft and roughhousing- pretty good reason IMO.

All in all it's a great store, with fair prices- just don't expect to walk in with a stack of crappy cards and get a ton of money, they aren't looking for "100% profit" they are looking to not loose money while still providing a safe area for kids to meet and play.

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

good, yet not so good – I've been to this store about 5 time now. Now it isn't all bad, but still is. For one the place is very dirty, dosent seem like the owner cleans up the place. Talkin about the owner, where is he. You hardly ever seem him unless they're short on staff. Back to dirty, since the only place there is to eat is a crappy chinnese resturant next door, thats all the store smells like, plus a dirty oder of i dont know what. They do have a big selection of mercahndise, the problem, its all high prices. They do host tournaments with prizes which is a +. But htats about it. I'm trying to find a diffrent place closer. There is cool stuff games on aloma, but I've never heard or been there.

over a year ago

I appreciate your review. I have fixed most of the cons except for the tiny store (1800 square feet) which isn't economically viable to expand. I'm now on the store floor during store hours a few rules. Most of the smelIy, cancerous deadbeats that use foul language are gone. My prices are competitive with e-bay and I offer buylists by e-mail. Come back and tell me what you think. Btw, the crappy Chinese Restaurant next door is actually really good : )

Osmin Jose Cintra

tgplace@aol

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Bring your gold and silver! – To be honest it isn't the best place to bring your kids. Not only is the placed cramped but the type of people that attend here wouldn't think twice about speaking badly in front of kids. This isn't my main gripe, your biggest problem is walking out of this place with any merchandice. Not only do they have overpirced trading cards (around 30 %) but you would have to give an arm and a leg if you want to trade in for them. When trading in, their idea of "profit" is a little over 100%!! Other than that, if you would like a place to hang with a bunch of mild mannered teenagers then this is the place to go. Don't make the mistake of going there as a customer.

over a year ago

Thanks for making these comments. If you come back to the store you will see that you will like our place because I have done a good job in eliminating the foul mouthed kids. I also have good prices on ALL card as I use e-bay for reference. I can also e-mail you a price list for Yugioh and Magic singles if you are interested. Am still working on Pokemon : ) I will give you a $10 free gift certificate just for shopping up and re-evaluating my store : )

Osmin Jose Cintra

tgplace@aol

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Tiny, smells, bad customer service – The store is tiny and cramped. It's poorly ventilated and smells from the people in there. It's gross! When there's a bottle of Febreeze at the front counter, that's saying something. The owner hides in a locked office and never talks to his customers--just wants people to come in, leave their money, and leave. Everything is at full retail, no discounting. The employees are rude and short with customers. Everywhere you look, you see signs threatening to ban people. All in all, not a friendly place to go to. Coolstuff (just down the road, on Aloma) has a bigger store, way better prices on games, and the owners take pride in their store's appearance and smell. Go there instead. You'll be happy.

over a year ago

Thank you for your evaluation. The bottle of Febreeze at the front counter was put there as a joke so that we could Febreeze the smelly gamers : ) I am on the store floor most of the time. Come on in, identify yourself and I will hook you up with good prices since we go mostly by e-bay. Cool Stuff up the street is where we sent the smelly unruly people : )

Osmin Jose Cintra

tgplace@aol

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