GAME (as in the shop GAME): Retailer Of The Year 2019

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by Rax » Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:20 am

Harry Ellis wrote:Went into GAME on Friday, saw that they were selling BOTW on Switch for £59.99 and left immediately.

I do that with Gamstop here, some of the prices on games are absolute madness.

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by Godzilla » Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:58 am

Smyth's toys are amazing for games. Normally Amazon prices and it's a nice store.

If Game can't make a profit this year they never will. It's the biggest year for gaming in years.

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by Gemini73 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:59 am

Godzilla wrote:Smyth's toys are amazing for games.


Must vary from store to store. The one here is lame.

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by Jenuall » Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:09 am

Smyth's toys is like Toys R Us but without the soul. :cry:

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by Moggy » Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:51 am

Smyth’s is fine but I refuse to go there ever since I nearly lost a round of Streetfighter 2 to a three year old. :x

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by imbusydoctorwho » Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:21 pm

Smyths is always the best and Curry's are pretty good too.

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by gaminglegend » Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:46 pm

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imbusydoctorwho wrote:Went into Game this weekend and said about the store closures and the manager said to me they're just saying it to make the landlords drop the rent, bit of a crappy excuse.

They won't be the first retailer to try this excuse. Mike Ashley normalised it last year and if it works for GAME then I'd fully expect multiple other big retailers to start making the same threat to their landlords.


Is GAME classed as a big retailer though in the grand scheme? I think what will be more interesting is Arcadia.

Walk down a shopping centre and most of their stores are there (burton/top shop..etc) they’ve moved off Oxford street I believe now due to rent. To me if they go under the high streets screwed. That would leave Next by itself?

The government needs to step in with landlords and businesses together. Businesses take heck of a lot of profit, landlords rents I’d agree are too high but I can see why they also don’t want to lose out.

CVAs are becoming the norm and seem to mostly result in companies going bust a year or so later, which is worse for the staff who lose out on pay & their jobs and the creditors/debtors.

With the new wage wise predicted in April some businesses will do something to combat it, be it heavily cutting staff or something else. An extra 50/60p per hour for some stores is going to have a dramatic effect on wage costs. It would be nice for companies to absorb this cost and reward staff with proper wages. But ultimately I think staff will be cut as a result

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by Godzilla » Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:01 pm

The biggest shopping centre in the UK (Gateshead's Metro Centre) has loads of empty stores and they have been empty for a long time. They now wallpaper the front of the store to look like fake stores so it's not as depressing.

Not sure who it fools or if it's just to confuse guide dogs.

There GAME store is huge. A large part of it is a gaming area which I think is just Fortnite. They also have a pc section at the front and a window half filled with second hand phones. Despite CEX being around the corner.

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by Vermilion » Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:28 pm

Godzilla wrote:The biggest shopping centre in the UK (Gateshead's Metro Centre)


Actually, the largest is now Westfield White City.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_s ... om_by_size

Awesome place.

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by Lex-Man » Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:00 pm

Godzilla wrote:The biggest shopping centre in the UK (Gateshead's Metro Centre) has loads of empty stores and they have been empty for a long time. They now wallpaper the front of the store to look like fake stores so it's not as depressing.

Not sure who it fools or if it's just to confuse guide dogs.

There GAME store is huge. A large part of it is a gaming area which I think is just Fortnite. They also have a pc section at the front and a window half filled with second hand phones. Despite CEX being around the corner.


The Southend store has a large collection of phones in the window and PC stuff but it's mostly crappy keyboards and headsets.

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