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

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PostRe: GAME (as in the shop GAME): Retailer Of The Year 2018
by KK » Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:25 pm

J. Vengeance wrote:Went into Game in Sunderland today.

Resident Evil 2 on Xbox One. 44.99 new, 57.99 PREOWNED!!

Would have walked out, but I noticed they had Skylanders Imaginators Kaos mint in box for 99p each, bought all 4 they had :twisted:

You’d be better off going on Amazon and ordering it for the same £44.99 and getting a steelbook and DLC thrown in.

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by imbusydoctorwho » Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:20 pm

Wedgie wrote:sometimes I wish I have the bottle to ask the poor bastards behind the counter on why preowned cost more than a brand new copy and slap them while shouting “SHAME ON YOU!”


I remember asking a dude on the counter why some pre-owned titles cost more than brand new version.
He told me "Cause my boss said so and if you don't like it, get you games elsewhere"

That same guy didn't last long working there.

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by Gemini73 » Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:48 am

Anyone know what's happening to Game now that Mike Ashley lost out to HMV thus dashing his plans to merge the two retailers?

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by NickSCFC » Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:51 am

Gemini73 wrote:Anyone know what's happening to Game now that Mike Ashley lost out to HMV thus dashing his plans to merge the two retailers?


How would merging HMV and GAME have played out?

My local HMV's game selection is basically the top 3 best sellers for each console shoved next to the checkout.

With PS4, Xbox Two and Switch Mini possibly coming next year 2020 should be a bumper year for GAME.

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by Gemini73 » Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:54 am

NickSCFC wrote:
Gemini73 wrote:Anyone know what's happening to Game now that Mike Ashley lost out to HMV thus dashing his plans to merge the two retailers?


How would merging HMV and GAME have played out?



I've no idea, but that was apparently the man's plan.

Agreed the new consoles will give Game a boost, but the chances of them lasting the entire generation isn't great. They barely scrapped through this gen.

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by PES Fan » Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:46 am

Just seen GameStop have made $679m losses. I wonder how the hell GAME are surviving. Retail game stores will be a thing of the past in a few years.

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by Preezy » Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:51 am

PES Fan wrote:Just seen GameStop have made $679m losses. I wonder how the hell GAME are surviving. Retail game stores will be a thing of the past in a few years.

I read an article yesterday (BBC, maybe?) that was saying how the pre-owned market has been decimated by the shift to digital gaming and games as a service, people just aren't trading their games in anymore. It's going to completely wipe out retail stores in a couple of years.

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by Tafdolphin » Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:59 am

There's a chain of stores over here similar to GAME called Micromania. They've diversified into selling gaming tat like statuettes, Funko Pops, cosplay equipment, comics and stuff like that. I have no idea how they're doing generally but, despite their games being a constant 15% above online prices, the stores I live near are constantly packed full of people.

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PostRe: GAME (as in the shop GAME): Retailer Of The Year 2019
by KK » Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:05 am

MCV UK has once again awarded GAME the “Major Retailer of The Year” award 2019. Well done on another hard fought victory!

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by Hexx » Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:25 pm

Someone editted my thread title.

I feel so violated. And not in a fun away :(

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by Wedgie » Wed Apr 03, 2019 1:55 pm

KK wrote:MCV UK has once again awarded GAME the “Major Retailer of The Year” award 2019. Well done on another hard fought victory!


They must be doing something right.

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by Moggy » Wed Apr 03, 2019 3:33 pm

KK wrote:MCV UK has once again awarded GAME the “Major Retailer of The Year” award 2019. Well done on another hard fought victory!


Runners up:

Woolworths
BHS
Wonga
Ratners

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by Pedz » Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:36 am

What's Ratners?

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by Peter Crisp » Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:32 am

Ratner's was the shop chain that was famously screwed by the owner saying "How can we sell this stuff so cheap? Because it's crap!" at a dinner thinking it would get a laugh.
People rather predictably decided they didn't feel like buying stuff from them any more and they went bust.

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PostRe: GAME (as in the shop GAME): Retailer Of The Year 2019
by KK » Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:35 am

GAME OVER FOR SUTTON

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GAME has announced that their store at 84 High Street, Sutton, Surrey, SM1 1EX in South London is now closed.

The next nearest store will be at 80 North End, Croydon, CR0 1UJ.

Was always empty whenever I passed by.

(And now another permanently empty shop for Sutton)

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by Gemini73 » Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:54 am

Little by little it's a slow death for GAME. With preowned sales at an all time low and digital only consoles soon to become a reality it's a bleak future for the retailer.

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by Dig Dug » Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:37 pm

Overheard in the shop today that they are going to stop stocking and accepting trade in's on 3DS come the 11th of May. They've already cut the prices on pre-owned systems with unboxed 2DS being as low as £30.

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by imbusydoctorwho » Wed May 01, 2019 1:56 pm

Wouldn't surprise me as Nintendo have pretty much finished making games for it and bar Persona Q 2 there's no other notable release coming.

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PostRe: GAME (as in the shop GAME): Retailer Of The Year 2019
by KK » Tue May 21, 2019 2:18 pm

Saw this on eBay:

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God, they were even ripping you off back then. "Lowest price guarantee" my arse, it was £39.99 in most places (£34.99 through mail order)!

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by NickSCFC » Tue May 21, 2019 2:33 pm

Overhead some scouse sounding woman in my local GAME ranting about prices and "the good old days" when games cost a tenner.

Obviously doesn't remember the days when the likes of Street Fighter II and Donkey Kong Country cost something like £50 (not adjusted for inflation).


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