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ThinkGeek’s website will shut down next month, but don’t panic

ThinkGeek, the online destination with a vast catalog of nerdy and otherwise unique items, will close its website next month, the company has announced. The products aren’t disappearing, but will instead be made available under parent company GameStop’s website in a dedicated ThinkGeek section. The company revealed all of the details ahead of the site’s closure on July 2.

GameStop is best known for its video game content, but the company offers a number of toys and other items akin to what you can find through ThinkGeek. The video game retailer acquired ThinkGeek back in 2015 as a way to expand its collectibles catalog, and the result of that acquisition will ultimately be the end of the ThinkGeek.com website.

ThinkGeek has detailed the planned transition on its website, where it explains that its products will be available through the GameStop website under its own ThinkGeek section. The dozens of ThinkGeek retail stores located throughout the US will remain open despite this website change, the company has confirmed.

Ahead of the site’s closure, ThinkGeek.com has a ‘moving sale’ currently underway — everything is 50-percent off. In the future, a selection of the company’s items will be available to purchase in hundreds of GameStop stores. The company is only accepting returns for items purchased before June 13.

ThinkGeek warns that due to the large number of orders placed during its sale, customers will experience a ‘long delay’ in order processing and shipping. As well, customers may not get a confirmation email for their order; the company encourages customers to manually write down their confirmation numbers.

Though the ThinkGeek.com website will be live until July 2, customers will only be able to use their Geek Points until June 30, after which point the program will end. Customers who still have points after the site is closed will receive a GameStop coupon in exchange.

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