UK retailer GAME goes into administration

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  1. shakirmoledina
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  2. Hop2089

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    Once you're in administration it's usually over, oh well serves them right for not accepting the bailout.

    Hopefully Gamestop buys them out and soon.
     
  3. prowler

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    you mean Walmart.
     
  4. Flame

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    at least we still got argos...... :moogle:
     
  5. pyromaniac123

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    That's not even funny.
     
  6. Pong20302000

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    some stores are shutting 24th March

    think most places there shuttinig have a GameStation nearby so would make sence to shut the GAME stores there to save moneys
     
  7. DeadLocked

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    Maybe if they competitively priced their shit instead of putting games like Mario Kart 7 at £37.98 they would still be around. Even Tesco is cheaper at launch for games.
     
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    That's because tesco can afford to make a loss on games.
     
  9. Hop2089

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    Yep, I meant Wallmart
     
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  10. emigre

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    Looks like I have to spend my £2.58 of game credit pronto.
     
  11. Foxi4

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    lol, Argos! :lol:

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    McIntyre FTW!
     
  12. FAST6191

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    For the princely sum of $10000 USD up front I would expect a return of 50% of your net wages for the next 20 years- the conditions of "bailouts" (was there even one?)/takeovers have yet to be made public.
     
  13. Flame

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    i have £3.50, what can we buy?
     
  14. Judas18

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    Better spend my £5 credit. Never really did like Game, they take the piss on prices.
     
  15. thegame07

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    Tesco doesn't take a loss on launch games, that doens't even make sense why they would do that. The only time a company would take a loss on a game is when they are trying to shift stock, they don't want to stock the game anymore due to it being old.
     
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    In our local store they are having a massive 'spring' sale with no mention of any closing down sale or mass clear out sort of thing. I popped inside to spend the points i had accumulated while i still could and noticed that they had practically no xbox games and i mean there was like about maybe 10% of the amount you would usually see out on display. It looked kinda weird as the shop was totally deserted with tumbleweeds blowing around and im now wishing i had taken a photo to show you.
    I feel bad for the folks who are gonna lose their jobs but on the other hand i dont really care cos whenever i was in the store i would overhear them pushing sales of crap shovelware onto unsuspecting parents until i butted in and told the parents exactly what they were buying.
     
  17. pyromaniac123

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    Tesco do make a loss on some games because they can make it back on people buying other things in store so you're wrong.
     
  18. Midna

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    Er, uh...

    Source please.
     
  19. pyromaniac123

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    It's called loss leader, look it up.
     
  20. prowler

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    Are you pulling this out of your ass?

    Supermarkets don't bump up the price like Game does because they aren't a specialist gaming store. They don't make a loss, they sell at RRP.