Another Interesting Twist In The Ongoing Saga

GameStop has found itself in the middle of a battle between Reddit users and wall street as the stock market price surges. Stellantis has now joined in on the fun.
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If you have followed the news at all over the past few weeks, you have almost certainly come across some information related to GameStop. The once-thriving video game retailer has been in a tough spot in recent years, though their recent stock market surge wouldn’t give a casual viewer any indication of that. In what can really only be described as a giant middle finger to the Wall Street establishment, thousands of individual traders have teamed up to drive the price of GameStop stock through the roof. And while brokers and trading companies alike have tried to slow their own short-related losses, it doesn’t appear that the Reddit-inspired insanity is going to stop anytime soon. Most of the attention surrounding this situation has been centered around the folks who are “holding the line”, but apparently Stellantis doesn’t think that’s entirely fair. As a result, employees of GameStop have a chance to cash in on some below market pricing on select Fiat, Dodge, Jeep, Ram and Chrysler products from the automaker.

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2021 Ram 1500 Rebel. Image via FCA.

According to a report from CarsDirect, GameStop employees are eligible for Stellantis’ Affiliate Rewards Program. This is due to the fact that GameStop is a fleet customer of the automaker, which has been confirmed by a program document sent to dealerships. The document does not specify which group of employees qualify for this deal, be it those who work at their Grapevine, Texas headquarters or all employees nationwide.

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The FCA-turned-Stellantis Affiliate Rewards Program allows buyers a chance to get haggle-free pricing equal to 1 percent below the quoted dealer invoice on a new Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram or Fiat model. Customers who qualify for the program will face a $75 program fee during their purchase, however. This deal can be combined with other financial offers from the automaker, though this one isn’t always your best bet. CarsDirect specifically cites the Ram 1500 TRX and Jeep Wrangler 4xe as exclusions from the program.

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If GameStop employees needed another reason to be hyped-up this week, here you have it. That said, they might not need to worry about savings if all things go according to Reddit’s Wall Street plan. Perhaps some employees will use the savings from their new vehicle purchase to load up on even more GME stonks. Mark Cuban even told these investors continue to hold their stocks during an AMA session of the WallStreetBets sub-Reddit yesterday. This homebrew market manipulation is clearly not done yet, whether stock market bros approve or not. That said, we can’t think of anything more American than a bunch of newly wealthy folks going out to buy high-power muscle cars. Our readers already know that that is the first thing that we’d be doing.

If you suddenly make it big on your GameStop investment, what is the first car you’d stick in the garage? Would it be one of the Mopar muscle cars? Let us know down below!

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Written by Lucas Bell

Lucas holds a journalism degree from Wayne State University, and is a Automotive Press Association scholarship recipient. While an American muscle fan through and through, he once wrote a fascinating comparison review about eScooters.

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