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Re: GAME woes

Postby DjchunKfunK » Thu Jun 29, 2017 7:08 pm

Gamestop is an American company.
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Re: GAME woes

Postby Animalmother » Thu Jun 29, 2017 10:17 pm

DjchunKfunK wrote:Gamestop is an American company.

Yes, and it has branches in Europe.

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Re: GAME woes

Postby Mantis » Fri Jun 30, 2017 6:50 am

Don't think they ever opened any stores in England, just in Ireland.

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Re: GAME woes

Postby DjchunKfunK » Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:14 am

Game are trying to blame the fact their financials this year will be substantially below what was expected, on the lack of Switch stock.
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Re: GAME woes

Postby Achtung Englander » Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:03 pm

so lame

firstly - Nintendo - so hello - limited stock - hello ?
secondly - blaming poor profits on just one piece of kit when the market has 3 successful consoles (XBOs, PS4s and PS4 pro) is just poor showing
three - people have wise up to the fact GAME is just bad value for money

I don't know, some element of me feels genuinely sorry for them but you know if they are selling 2nd hand games at almost full price for brand new, something is really fucked up there
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Re: GAME woes

Postby Wrathbone » Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:09 am

The thing that makes me have little sympathy for GAME is that their online offering is almost as lacklustre as their highstreet shops. There's the occasional deal worth looking at but generally the prices are just as over-inflated. For a company that recognised the gaming market was moving off the highstreet, it seems plain daft that their reaction wasn't to try and make GAME's online shop the first port of call for UK gamers. I can only think that it would have required a major pricing disparity with their highstreet shops, which they were reluctant to abandon.
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Re: GAME woes

Postby DjchunKfunK » Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:22 am

Yeah it's tough to run an online store and a traditional retail one. You can't exactly massively undercut your own stores as then you end up damaging your business. HMV had the same problem.
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Re: GAME woes

Postby Achtung Englander » Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:41 am

HMV problem was that their cost of good was running at 97%. Morons.
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Re: GAME woes

Postby Mantis » Thu Jul 13, 2017 3:12 pm

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2017- ... nk-of-game

Sports Direct buys 25% of GAME.

This can only end well.

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Re: GAME woes

Postby Achtung Englander » Thu Jul 13, 2017 3:44 pm

yeah good luck with that shit. Cannot help but think there is an ulterior motive here - like he wants the stores for his sports goods

This was Gamesindustry
http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2 ... -want-game
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Re: GAME woes

Postby DjchunKfunK » Fri Jul 14, 2017 6:50 am

Achtung Englander wrote:yeah good luck with that shit. Cannot help but think there is an ulterior motive here - like he wants the stores for his sports goods

This was Gamesindustry
http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2 ... -want-game


I'm not sure I buy the store footprint angle, Game stores are generally quite small and not suited to Sports Directs 'pile em high' philosophy.
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