GAME (as in the shop GAME): Retailer Of The Year 2018

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PostRe: GAME Shares "Collapse"; Sports Direct owner purchases 26%
by Chestnut Snowleaves » Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:49 am

strawberry floating hell. :lol:

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by Quantum Name » Fri Nov 24, 2017 6:56 pm

Tried watching that. Cringe factor went up to 11 after Harry's second line and I had to turn it off

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PostRe: GAME Shares "Collapse"; Sports Direct owner purchases 26%
by KK » Sun Dec 10, 2017 2:39 pm

Another interesting piece of email correspondence from GAME...

Fa la la la la la blah blah blaaah!

Is the most wonderful time of the year? Is it? Is it really? A whole month of being subjected to Mariah Carey screeching her way through THAT song, buying secret Santa gifts for people you hardly know, giving and receiving naff bits of card that are only going to gather dust and get thrown away, decorating dead tree carcases with tacky baubles... ho ho NO!

If you're not into all that jolly mumbo jumbo then its business as usual here at GAME and we've got your back. Our pre-orders will give you something to actually look forward to in 2018, there's our latest gaming news and no need to be a scrooge when there's a great selection of 2 for £20 as well as accessory deals and trade in!

Bah humbug indeed!

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PostRe: GAME Shares "Collapse"; Sports Direct owner purchases 26%
by Advent7 » Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:01 pm

Slag off Christmas and those who buy for it on the run up to Christmas - the busiest shopping time of year.

Great business sense.

I look forward to their 'if you buy anything for this you're a banana split' Easter campaign.

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by Peter Crisp » Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:48 pm

Maybe they only celebrate Robonica?

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by KK » Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:14 pm

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Who thought this colour choice was a good idea.

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PostRe: GAME Shares "Collapse"; Sports Direct owner purchases 26%
by rinks » Fri Dec 22, 2017 3:35 pm

Queued for ten minutes to get a few discounted games as a Christmas splurge. Two of the three things - no stock, despite the shelves being stacked with boxes.

Ordered the same things from Amazon. Same price. They'll be here tomorrow. Screw GAME, forever.

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by Chestnut Snowleaves » Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:29 pm

I queued the other day at Game to get something too. They basically chucked the disc and instructions in the box I brought to them from the shelf. I was like, 'have you got a sealed copy, it's a gift?'. They said they didn't keep sealed copies. I walked out.

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by KK » Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:57 pm

Man, I’m trying to remember the last time I purchased a game from one of those retail drawers. I do have a shitty anecdote about one though! We had to take Who Wants To Be A Millionaire on PSone back to Woolworths because the disc was scratched.

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PostRe: GAME Shares "Collapse"; Sports Direct owner purchases 26%
by Sleighamorph » Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:57 pm

They usually only have sealed copies of stuff like CoD/Battlefield/Fifa where they have loads of copies.

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PostRe: GAME Shares "Collapse"; Sports Direct owner purchases 26%
by KK » Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:59 pm

I didn’t know shops still had that system. Even supermarkets always give me the sealed copy.

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PostRe: GAME Shares "Collapse"; Sports Direct owner purchases 26%
by Chestnut Snowleaves » Fri Dec 22, 2017 5:00 pm

Lastpostamorph wrote:They usually only have sealed copies of stuff like CoD/Battlefield/Fifa where they have loads of copies.


Why don't they just get dummy boxes for display? It's just yet another reason to buy online, I don't want to pay full price for your scabby boxes and handled discs thank you very much.

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PostRe: GAME Shares "Collapse"; Sports Direct owner purchases 26%
by grog monster 64 » Sat Dec 23, 2017 5:18 pm

It’s a stock keeping measure. Generally two copies of a game are opened, “gutted”, and kept with a third copy. This is the “control” copy, which should always be the last thing in the drawer.
The idea is that sealed copies are sold until stores get down to the last two copies, after which display boxes should be removed or restickered to denote the item as being out of stock.
I have no idea why a store would not sell sealed copies as a general rule, that seems weird. And the discs should be carefully placed in protective paper envelopes, not manhandled.
Well, anyway, agree or not, that’s the reason. If only display boxes were used, keeping track of stock would be even more challenging than it is.

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PostRe: GAME Shares "Collapse"; Sports Direct owner purchases 26%
by grog monster 64 » Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:49 am

Having run a GAME store with a tiny stockroom, I still call nonsense. The more boxes you open, the more potential stock you lose. Whichever store is doing that are idiots.

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by Gemini73 » Tue Dec 26, 2017 12:05 pm

My local Asda, which has quite a large games section, always hands out a sealed copy. GAME are just shite and I look forward to their Christmas season report where they announce yet another profit warning.

Fire sale is a-coming.

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by Gemini73 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:07 pm

Appears they had a marginally better Christmas in 2017 thanks to Switch, VR and X.

http://www.mcvuk.com/articles/retail/ga ... xbox-one-x

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by samoza » Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:12 pm

I always make them show me the disc before they seal the pack. I like to annoy them. I think my days of buying physical copies are almost over anyway - I just play the Games with Gold and Games Pass stuff now.

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PostRe: GAME Shares "Collapse"; Sports Direct owner purchases 26%
by KK » Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:27 pm

The GAME reward card is about to get a little less rewarding...

With effect from 25/01/2018 we're making a change to clause 10 of the Terms and Conditions that govern the GAME REWARD scheme. At the moment that clause says that REWARD points are calculated at the rate of 1 point for every £0.125 spent. We are changing this so that REWARD points are calculated at the rate of 1 point for every £0.25 spent.

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PostRe: GAME Shares "Collapse"; Sports Direct owner purchases 26%
by Chestnut Snowleaves » Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:15 am

A little less rewarding? It's half the points you currently get! I thought they were trying to drive people into stores. Absolute melters.

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PostRe: GAME Shares "Collapse"; Sports Direct owner purchases 26%
by Godzilla » Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:28 am

Didn't they launch a new card which you have to pay for but gets you more points?

I'm interested in getting a PS4 pro so went in the other day, spent ages looking for deals or even any adverts for it.... Nothing. Just loads of amazing packs (t shirt, key ring and game) for £60 +

I'll miss having a game store but in 5 year we'll probably all be digital anyway so it's a dying market.

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