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3 for 2 on Pre-owned Items @ Game

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5y, 7m agoFound 5 years, 7 months ago
sorry if this has already been posted, but i was in Game today and saw they had a sale on, the 3 for 2 offer (get the Cheapest item FREE) caught my eye, picked up Bioshock 1 (metal case), Bioshock 2 and Devil May Cry 4 limited edition for £18.
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You got three £5 games for £18.00

Congrats.
#2
iNSOMANiAC
You got three £5 games for £18.00

Congrats.

Like most GAME 'deals' then.

I have voted hot though, there may be some games worth buying in the range, but knowing GAME they will be few and far between.
#3
iNSOMANiAC
You got three £5 games for £18.00

Congrats.

yeah but the extra was worth the metal cases :P
#4
I love how Game and Gamestation always have their pre-owned games marked at £5 or less one week then the next they're suddenly all £7+ with 3for2 stickers X) . Game seem to be the worst for this.
#5
Seems like they're getting pretty desperate for custom recently but refuse to actually compete with online retailers seriously (same with Gamestation and HMV, although Gamestation is owned by Game). I don't think I've ever actually seen anything special that places like Game offers that any bog standard online retailer doesn't - other than a tacky 'reward' scheme in which you have to spend over £100 to get a quid off your next purchase.

Media high-street retailers are really shooting themselves in the foot by being so stubborn on their prices and refusing to meet demands of customers.

I don't think this deal is particularly good: as said, the prices on the games in the offer go up on the day it starts and the selection of preowned games will be limited to rubbish newer-releases or old, cheap-to-buy releases in which they're trying to shove them onto as many customers as possible because they can't shift them quick enough.

I've lost a lot of faith in shops like Game over the past few years - I remember back in the day when they would actually offer real value and have decent offers and reward schemes.
#6
Kellerman
Seems like they're getting pretty desperate for custom recently but refuse to actually compete with online retailers seriously (same with Gamestation and HMV, although Gamestation is owned by Game). I don't think I've ever actually seen anything special that places like Game offers that any bog standard online retailer doesn't - other than a tacky 'reward' scheme in which you have to spend over £100 to get a quid off your next purchase.

Media high-street retailers are really shooting themselves in the foot by being so stubborn on their prices and refusing to meet demands of customers.

I don't think this deal is particularly good: as said, the prices on the games in the offer go up on the day it starts and the selection of preowned games will be limited to rubbish newer-releases or old, cheap-to-buy releases in which they're trying to shove them onto as many customers as possible because they can't shift them quick enough.

I've lost a lot of faith in shops like Game over the past few years - I remember back in the day when they would actually offer real value and have decent offers and reward schemes.


I fully agree!
#7
Kellerman
Seems like they're getting pretty desperate for custom recently but refuse to actually compete with online retailers seriously (same with Gamestation and HMV, although Gamestation is owned by Game). I don't think I've ever actually seen anything special that places like Game offers that any bog standard online retailer doesn't - other than a tacky 'reward' scheme in which you have to spend over £100 to get a quid off your next purchase.Media high-street retailers are really shooting themselves in the foot by being so stubborn on their prices and refusing to meet demands of customers.I don't think this deal is particularly good: as said, the prices on the games in the offer go up on the day it starts and the selection of preowned games will be limited to rubbish newer-releases or old, cheap-to-buy releases in which they're trying to shove them onto as many customers as possible because they can't shift them quick enough.I've lost a lot of faith in shops like Game over the past few years - I remember back in the day when they would actually offer real value and have decent offers and reward schemes.


This kinda reminds me of John Rambos speech at the end of first blood but I do have to agree :p and you can get a lot of these cheaper off the bay and even their pre owned newer games can be found cheaper brand new online
#8
the best one recently with them was when they did the £5 deal on preowned games and all the ones that where £2.99 or £3.99 went up to £5... great deal that lol
#9
Any store that had offers on preowned is clearly showing that they are a rip off. If they had consistent transparent pricing they would be better off.

They could start by allowing customers to view trade in prices, like the HMV iPhone app or the Cex website.
#10
I picked up Fallout 3 GOTY on 360, Oblivion GOTY on PS3 and Darksiders on 360 for £19.98 yesterday in this deal.
#11
I got Fifa 09, 08 and PES 09 for £1.99 a few weeks ago but PES 09 has gone upto £2.99.
1 Like #12
KASOOR66
I got Fifa 09, 08 and PES 09
Why?
#13
king_iang
KASOOR66
I got Fifa 09, 08 and PES 09
Why?


Why not? They are good games.
#14
People who are claiming that the online sector is cheaper are almost always right, but the preowned market is where places like gamestation and (exclusivly) CEX make their money. They have nothing to pay suppliers/developers from preowned.

It's also worth considering that whilst places, like Amazon, do offer a trade in facility, its way more difficult that just popping into your local store to do the same thing.

I completely agree, however, that I wouldn't buy games any more instore, unless they are competitive with online pricing. I am at a slight advantage, that I spent 3 years working in a Gamestation, and my friends still do work in these places, so I have access to discounts.
But even with the generous staff discounts, Gamestation where charging more than online deals for this new silver pad.


Anyway, my point is, that these stores offer a service which you cant really get online, especially if you're in a rush. Personally, I'd sell my games, then use the cash to buy a new one online, but alot of people, can't wait.

TL;DR: Game, Gamestation and CEX all provide a service that online can't compete with, at the moment, and that's why they do not really need to worry about online prices too much. You've either got the money to buy games online, or need to trade in (or sell) your old games via eBay, or a forum such as this, or trade them in at a shop. That is almost always the easier answer.

Sorry for rambles!
1 Like #15
farfromout
Game, Gamestation and CEX all provide a service that online can't compete with, at the moment, and that's why they do not really need to worry about online prices too much.
They all have their own online services which are cheaper than instore anyway so no big worries there I suppose. What I think they do need to be concerned about is the fact that most supermarkets now sell games and hardware a lot cheaper than they do! Supermarkets like ASDA and Tesco also do trade-ins now, too. Even retailers that don't specialise in video games have started doing this.

IMO the days of having specialist game stores on most high streets are numbered. Just look at what's happened to record stores over the years. Who do we have left?, HMV? Barely surviving and can you even call them a record store any more? Video game stores need to offer their customers more if they want to survive. DLC along with online stores and supermarkets will kill them otherwise.
#16
Have some heat, Good find

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