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|Comment #1 by Hudson888 |
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 06:56:43 AM
|What they actually need to do, is make there prices a bit more competitive, then they might actually make some more money. Example, a friend of mine wanted to buy Halo: Anniversay, £23 in GAME pre-owned, he then went to HMV £18 new. It doenst make sense... |
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|Comment #2 by Nozza x360a |
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 07:00:40 AM
|That's all good but your prices will still be through the roof and they'll probably lose more money. |
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|Comment #3 by hammycfc1888 |
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 07:01:46 AM
|GAME are shit lie about getting games you pre order it and still miss out on it wtf hope both go bust as the wee game shop next to me is well better then both as to ( We Won’t Be Beaten On Trade-In ) i think you should remove this as its bullshit blockbuster give you more than them and thats bad |
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|Comment #5 by Daedski |
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 07:02:33 AM
|Can't say I'm looking forward to this change. Gamestation has always seemed to me to be the better of the two stores, even if they are under the same ownership. Better prices, better offers, more knowledgeable staff. GAME just seemed like the place parents would go to buy stuff for their kids because they dont know anything about consoles and it seems the brighter more approachable place. |
Of course it also doesn't help that whenever I go into GAME their selection of games is dire at best, whereas Gamestation seemed to keep quite a good back catalogue of games at reasonable prices. I'm guessing that's out the window with the rebranding. *sigh*
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|Comment #6 by GOWnage |
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 07:03:33 AM
|It's just a bit pricey in Game,Id rather preorder everything from shopto for about 2/3 the price. Having said that, I love the trade in offer for the new Halo xbox! |
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|Comment #7 by Caramel Cardinal |
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 07:03:46 AM
|meh nothing will change except the sign above the door |
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|Comment #8 by hammycfc1888 |
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 07:04:36 AM
|@7 the smell lol robbing cunts |
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|Comment #9 by SeraphTC |
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 07:05:08 AM
|@Hudons888 - In the past, Gamestation would have happily price matched that. |
This is a move I predicted when Game purchased Gamestation. The only reason I think it took this long was the anti-competitiveness investigation, and the fact that they nearly went down the toilet.
Not a good move imho. I think they just killed off most of the core gamer base they had left - and in case they haven't checked lately, the Gamestation stores were the ones breaking even.
'maintain the best of both worlds' my ass.
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|Comment #10 by mda |
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 07:05:33 AM
|You can't polish a turd, but you can roll it in glitter. |
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|Comment #11 by Cordellious |
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 07:05:54 AM
|I had the same issue as Huds0n888 when I tried to buy Halo Anniversay a few weeks ago Game £29.99 Blockbusters £32.99 Amazon £9 |
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|Comment #12 by VegaNovus |
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 07:19:47 AM
|@ #1 - You know what, people like you need to burn. |
Maybe in HMV it was cheaper because maybe they had a sale on.
You can't expect GAME to change their prices EVERY DAY to price match every other store.
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|Comment #13 by thisispreston |
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 07:26:50 AM
|@11 - really? something was cheaper on the internet than in a shop?! wonders never cease. |
i don't see what the problem is, and to be honest i can't believe people still say that Game is more expensive. it's exactly the same. we had both a Game and Gamestation here and the prices are the same in both, they are after all, the same company. i mean, you can check their websites and see that the prices are the same. the problem isn't that Game is expensive, it's that games are expensive!
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|Comment #14 by PickVanCleef |
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 07:36:03 AM
|So now I can't do a price comparison between GAME and Gamestation, where the values could differ greatly. I can still compare with CEX and HMV on the high street, but this isn't good news, I've always found the Gamestation half to offer much better value than GAME have ever done, even though it has been part of GAME group. |
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|Comment #15 by IXISHADOW |
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 07:40:59 AM
|They'll regret this. |
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|Comment #16 by Hudson888 |
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 07:41:01 AM
|@12 Right... if you say so?! |
And what about if it wasnt on sale? There are people employeed at big companies who are paid to pay attention to market trends, and market prices in order to stay competitive. Clearly GAME dont seem that bothered about it. How many other companies do price matching? I know of quite a few. Why dont GAME do that?
For a company that has clearly gone through a lot of financial trouble recently you would think that they might want to look at ways of generating more income, and having a more competitive pricing would certainly help that. That was my point that I was making, so shut the fuck up, you runt of the earth.
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|Comment #17 by GCowie91 |
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 07:42:13 AM
|GAME and Gamestation have almost always had the same prices since the takeover...... games are expensive if you don't want to buy them from GAME then just don't buy them from GAME, bit of a no brainer there lmao. I don't really understand the aggro tbh. |
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|Comment #18 by cursednaruto |
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 07:53:57 AM
|Lol in the gamestation that closed in Doncaster they had a like 38+ year old man and woman now I know anyone can be a gamer but when you ask a gaming question and they don't know they are clearly not gamers and I must state this these are gamestations dark days let it die in peace game |
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|Comment #19 by TheDandyHighwayman |
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 07:54:17 AM
|@11 lol and people wonder why both blockbusters and game are going out of business |
GAME used to be the shit, whenever i wanted a new game i wouldnt think twice about where to go it would always be game. their prices were always great and if they were not they would price match and then give you like an extra 3% off to say sorry for not having the best price. nowadays everything is above RRP and most preowned games cost more that new games for some reason. and if you trade in a game they give you 20P then turn around and put a £39.99 sticker on it. the shareholders need to head on over to a website like this to see how shockingly bad their business model is.
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|Comment #20 by three15 |
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 07:58:01 AM
|GAME has learnt nothing, their 'offers' and 'deals' are just as expensive or more compared to most other outlets. They charge too much, have a bad rep with gamers and totally destroyed what was a great franchise in Gamestation. Now they have run that into the ground by charging £49.99 for new releases they want to re-brand it? Idiots. |
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|Comment #21 by Akuza |
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 08:05:57 AM
|Let's hope they have the same trade in prices as gamestation because they were always better to be honest... |
If the prices are anything like GAME at the moment .. They are going to sink ...
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|Comment #22 by ash356 |
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 08:18:26 AM
That's how it used to be, Gamestation used to be the $*** in the PS2/xbox era.
Then Game took over and its all been downhill since, seeing as Game haven't had a major high street competitor (Exclusive games retailers, that is.)
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|Comment #23 by Dave viking |
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 08:18:35 AM
|I have'nt bought a game from either one for awhile but I like to wonder in now and again and I've always found Gamestation to be the better store, hopefully they won't get rid of the gamestation MO and just switch to the way GAME presents itself because Gamestation is far more friendly and approachable imo. |
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|Comment #24 by Malakarn |
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 08:22:36 AM
|The name doesn't matter as long as they keep the decent prices that game station did. |
Whoever says that game wasn't overpriced clearly hasn't gone in there and had a good hard look. But in the grand scheme of things it doesn't matter, games are always found much cheaper online.
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|Comment #25 by jamie1000013 |
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 08:23:31 AM
|The main problem Game has is that Shopto are so much more cheaper in nearly everything. They also offer a lot more points and more incentive to buy from them with the bronze, silver and gold memberships. |
Also I recently tried to purchase a game from them online and it was 4 quid more expensive than Shopto but I want to support Game so I bought it from them and about 3-4 days later they canceled my order with no reason as to why. So they're shooting themselves in the foot.
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|Comment #26 by cheevo360 |
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 08:28:19 AM
|I stop preorder games or buy new games from them since last Autumn but now seem like I give GAME chance this Christmas to get some preorder games and buy Wii U launch this Christmas in GAME too. :) |
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|Comment #27 by UberPirateNinja |
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 08:31:02 AM
|so what about the stores that have the other close by? there's a game and gamestation around 200 yards apart in my town. are they both still going to be game? |
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|Comment #28 by TEAJUNKIES |
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 08:33:13 AM
|I don't care what they change or do. I will never buy anything, ever, from Game! They made me redundant while working for Gamestation and have struggled been out of work since march. They can rot in hell for all I care. Pricks! |
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|Comment #29 by sonicfan01 |
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 08:41:07 AM
|GAME buys Gamestation >> GAME and Gamestation enter financial crisis >> More GAME Stores than Gamestation Stores close >> Re-brands Gamestation as GAME. |
Smart Logic there.
For one, Since GAME bought Gamestation, there's been no Retro Section (which was a highpoint of Gamestation) and their prices are bloody extortionate. I personally haven't bought a game new or pre-owned from any of those stores as I can find games Brand New cheaper on Amazon, it's more disgusting when Game/Gamestation's pre-owned prices are more expensive than a brand new game.
But I won't tell them their faults, if they want another financial crisis and fuck over tonnes of staff, be my guest!
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|Comment #30 by Tsaako |
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 08:51:33 AM
|I don't have a major problem with this at all, I used to always prefer buying my pre-owned games at gamestation than game because of it being cheaper there. As long as they still have their offers for pre owned games Im no fussed. (i.e 2 for the price of 3 or 2 for £20) |
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|Comment #31 by QKT |
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 09:04:48 AM
|welp, i'll be doing my shopping 100% online now. even if there's preoder shit. |
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|Comment #32 by sumthingchronic |
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 09:05:44 AM
|Great! Overpriced games galore!! |
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|Comment #33 by kaiyo penguin |
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 09:19:31 AM
|@29 i wish more game stores closed than gamestation. had 2 games here and 1 gamestation...both games still open and gamestation closed...i know which one i preferred to stay open. |
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|Comment #34 by Stormy2k |
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 09:48:11 AM
|In my experience, GS had better service and more knowlagable staff where as GAME employed people with either zero passion or no knowlage of games. |
Seriously, in GAME they come up to me and ask if I need any help! Bitch, I've been gaming for over 20 years and I know games inside and out, gtfo!
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|Comment #35 by blackholes |
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 09:54:41 AM
|@3 you're an idiot! What do you think "won't be beaten on trades" means? If someone gives you more GAME and Gamestation will match, and often will beat it by a £1. |
GAME need to sort their pricing out really. Occasionally decent offers, but nothing more than meh. This is the problem with supermarkets and online only retailers undercutting, same goes for a lot of retailers (HMV for example).
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|Comment #36 by F Swan |
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 09:58:33 AM
|When they sell 2nd hand games that have been out a while for £37 they deserve to fail ... |
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|Comment #37 by sm182 |
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 10:37:43 AM
|They will also be known as "Game" rather than GAME from now on to make them friendly aparantly. |
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|Comment #38 by MysticGinge |
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 10:42:41 AM
|Doesnt matter what name they have above the door they are still overpriced, the prices they charge for pre-owned you can go online or to a supermarket and buy it brand new for a cheaper price |
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|Comment #39 by skybluestew |
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 10:43:55 AM
|Sad to see what has happened to Gamestation. I used to work for them when it was still independent, and we had thrash death metal, happy knowledgeable staff and a large retro section. Happy days. |
Mark up used to be 25-30%, not the 70% or so that Game seem to aim for now. I didn't stay much longer after the company was bought by Blackbuster, but things didn't seem to change too much.
The last few years, the deals in both have been identical, so i never went in Game (until the bastards shut down our Gamestation and kept the crappy Game).
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|Comment #40 by linktriforce007 |
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 11:18:29 AM
|sounds like when Funcoland and EB games changed to Gamestop. Sad times. |
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|Comment #41 by ADTR TOM |
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 11:21:00 AM
|"Best of both brands" Hmm, So now we'll get ripped off for games as well as getting the very minimum trade in prices... great. |
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|Comment #42 by thenewpeter |
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 11:21:10 AM
|For the love of... they could of at least re-named the store's when being combined, this only shows games owners original intent from when they purchased game station. |
Game station use to be an excelent shop, I loved it, catering to all forms of gaming, all age's, Game Station was everything a good video game store was, until it was bought out, I'm not sure how fast it happened, but I remember seeing things slowly disapear, no dvd's, no older consoles, no older games, just having the new pushed right into the your face, the rest thrown away.
The only way I'm honestly going to say I'm behind this move, is if the store does start to cater to all gamers, not just the 'new' but I doubt that will happen. I'll stick to others stores, with better prices, cex, gainger games, bee.com(saw that in Manchester yesterday, gonna popp my head in to check that soon), hell, even cash converters/generator/wizzard, I've found some brilliant deals in each of these shops, that beats game and game stations prices.
@36, some older games are sold at that price because they're collectable/rare ect. Hell, I own a few games that are worth some decent money now.
And a little ticked tbh though, I just moved to manchester for uni... I found 2 game stores within 2 minuets max of each other... just what the hell...
No sign of a game station yet, the game station I knew was in the salford student shopping area is now gone as well. :/ looks like I wont even have an option so far to check out the in shop deals.
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|Comment #43 by stevedb79 |
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 11:27:01 AM
|Don't know why they are bothering to be honest.....its seems like more expense that is, to be honest, not needed, how about spending the money needed to re-brand Gamestation on finding someone who can advise on decent prices for your products, that would bring more money in and bring customers back...changing a name of one shop people don't like to another that isn't exactly loved really isn't going to solve anything....I feel. |
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|Comment #44 by The Kingslayer |
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 11:41:30 AM
|HMV are always offering better trade-in prices than Game. |
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|Comment #45 by thenewpeter |
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 11:47:20 AM
|@44, HMV's never really been known for selling at good prices (out of deals) on games though. When you drop on there, you can really drop on, but most of the time, they're not that great. |
One thing I always hated about the beat any trade in thing... shops wont give out recites. They stopped doing that in every trade in shop in my home town, so the offer was null.
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|Comment #46 by tigersrule |
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 01:01:22 PM
|@10 Actually, Mythbusters proved that you can polish a turd.;) |
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|Comment #47 by Foreseen 360 |
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 01:50:45 PM
|@12 Sound's to me that you paid £23 for a pre-owned copy of Halo :P |
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|Comment #48 by Timmeh |
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 02:55:19 PM
|Right, so Gamestation was a succesful but smaller franchise that they took over because it was succesful whilst their main franchise (GAME) failed because it was arrogant and crap, so when GAME inevitably failed for being crap they've now thought, "Hey!, let's turn Gamestation into GAME!" |
Great idea idiots, way to take over and kill the brand people actually liked by turning it into the brand they didn't.
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|Comment #49 by l.maciver |
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 06:29:57 PM
|supermarkets have less games but the prices are more buyable. |
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|Comment #50 by deano ward |
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 10:14:21 PM
|i think with shopto and amazon being cheaper and breaking street date(you normally get the game as soon as they get the stock) the high street is dying. The only way they can remedy this in my eyes is to have playable titles on the shop floor, better pre order incentives or "game exclusive edition" you know... so giving you a reason to go in. |
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|Comment #51 by Buckdawg |
Saturday, September 15, 2012 @ 06:38:29 AM
|Typical Game, making a move 5 years too late. How this company has lasted this long with it's stone-age way of handling business and out-dated retail approach is beyond me. |
And by the way, this should absolutely be the other way around, with all stores becoming Gamestation instead, which has a much more loyal fanbase and less tarnished high street reputation.
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|Comment #52 by anonymous ferret |
Saturday, September 15, 2012 @ 06:46:35 AM
|It's the grubby, gamer smell and metal music when you walk into a gamestation store that takes you back down memory lane! ffs it's the reason I prefer gamestation too as GAME is too corporate with smug idiots behind the counter who know jack. Even though yes it is the same umbrella company, gamestation are just better end of. |
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|Comment #53 by [Ku-Ga] MasonCooper42 |
Saturday, September 15, 2012 @ 07:25:37 AM
|so the game reward system will take over gamestation's and what do i do with my £40+ reward points at gamestation? |
cos gamestations reward card can be used whenever. game's can only be used in £2.50 chunks
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|Comment #54 by Stoko |
Saturday, September 15, 2012 @ 07:34:50 AM
|Gamestation was always better than GAME. I mean, put it this way, one had a reputation for having knowledgable, friendly staff and a good selection of retro stuff to keep things interesting, the other had a reputation for deliberately hiring staff that knew nothing over staff with a passion for gaming, because staff who knew nothing could be better relied upon to upsell whatever needed selling, rather than selling what was best for the individual customer they were dealing with. |
I can't think of anyone I know that would pick GAME over Gamestation, and surely people who don't have a clue don't know the difference anyway. They've definitely picked the wrong brand to back.
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|Comment #55 by Rickmassacre |
Saturday, September 15, 2012 @ 01:55:32 PM
|This is so funny |
Gamestation has always been cheaper than game (Even though game owns gamestation) and now they're rebranding gamestation as GAME
so they can bump the prices and be forced to close down because they can not compete with the other shops on the market.
Next year all game/gamestation shops will not exist.
Well done game, you did this to yourself
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|Comment #56 by JVC |
Saturday, September 15, 2012 @ 03:53:04 PM
|I used to work for Gamestation before and after the takeover, Game just destroyed what was such a good shop which I truly enjoyed working in. Like others have said removing retro, dvds etc and just pushing prices to the limit whilst taking away good clinchers like price matching and trade beating, they were always doomed. |
Knowing the arrogance of Game this move is not a surprise and hopefully in the next couple of years the Game company goes out of business as they have no idea about games and have treat some great Gamestation staff rotten in my time.
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|Comment #57 by HalfEVILmonkey |
Saturday, September 15, 2012 @ 08:33:12 PM
|You can rebrand a turd so many times...but it is still a turd. |
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|Comment #58 by Astrex |
Sunday, September 16, 2012 @ 03:41:30 AM
|nothing beats online game prices, they are fucked either way. |
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|Comment #59 by Alvarez Azel |
Sunday, September 16, 2012 @ 05:47:19 AM
|Not suprised by this move, shame though years ago Gamestation was awesome. Loved the retro section too, I managed to pick up loads of great cheap Dreamcast games. When the GAME management took over then I stopped going there and just brought games online from Amazon and Gameplay (which GAME have swallowed up now) and the great little indie game shop in town. |
Seriously all towns have these shops and you would do well in checking them out, Insane games where I live offer great trade in prices and 2nd hand games are around £5-£15, also the staff are proper gamers!
To hell with GAME support your local.
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|Comment #60 by NUFC_Matty |
Sunday, September 16, 2012 @ 09:58:16 AM
|They just need to keep their prices competitive, and maybe use more of the online aspect, and have lower prices to compete with the likes of Amazon and the supermarkets. Also giving people better trade in offers when you trade in games and trying not to sell the pre-owned games for a fortune. |