Gator Byte caters to the child within all of us by stocking one of the largest varieties of games and entertainment in town. Carrying everything from card games like Pokémon, Force of Will, and Magic, to Funko Pops, comics, video games for PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo DS, and more, Gator Byte has something for everyone. Their clientele ranges anywhere from 10-year-olds to people in their seventies.
What is your signature product or service?
Our signature service is probably computer repairs – we do a lot of those. We’re also one of the few places left around here that does DVD and BluRay rentals, and stock ones that are newly released. Product-wise we’re known for quite a few things. We have a lot of games and gaming consoles with a good mix of old and new – we have Playstations and Xboxes, but we also have games going all the way back to the Atari. Our other big thing is that we have a huge selection of Funko Pop Figurines which are really popular.
How did you get started?
We started out as a garage sale, believe it or not! We kept it up and eventually it got too big for a yard sale, so we opened a store, and it’s just kept evolving from there.
What inspires you to do what you do?
This is what I love to do. Gaming has always been a hobby of mine, and so opening up a gaming-type store was kind of natural. It was a great way to fuse my interests and hobbies with a career.
What should people should look at before they leave your store?
They should really look in every corner; there’s a lot of different stuff here and it can be easy to look over something if you’re just scanning things quickly. You never know what you might find if you take the time to really look.