Zavvi Games Clearout - Starts 22nd Dec. Update......Some items went live today (tuesday 16th)......Check instore. - HotUKDeals
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The zavvi games clearout or 'closing down sale' starts on Monday the 22nd of December.

Main points of interest will be accessories.

Xbox 360:
Official Wireless pad (all colours) - £22.99
Official Wireless headset - £24.99
Official Play and Charge kit - £9.99
Official Quick Charge - £14.99
Official Wireless Network adaptor - £39.99
Xbox Live 12 month membership - £29.99
Xbox Live 3 month membership - £8.99
Xbox Live 2100 points - £14.99
Xbox Live 4200 points - £29.99.

Wii:
Wii 2000 Points card - £12.99
Classic Controller - £12.99

PS3:
Dualshock Controller - £27.99

Other notable reductions:
Rock Band, Band in a box (multi-formats) - £79.99.
Expect third party accessories on wii/ds to be greatly reduced.
Devil May Cry 4, Condemned 2 on both PS3/360 to be £12.99.

Expect these to be supplemented with reduced prices on chart titles similar to the Gears Of War 2 for £29.99 offer currently running.

Instore Only, Repeat Instore only.

Update......Some items went live today (tuesday 16th)......Check instore.
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#1
closing down?????? like woolworths??
#2
Zavvi has never impressed me since they bought out Virgin. The shop fit outs are really naff too.
#3
zavvi i believe was supplied by Woolworths , so when they went bust so did zavvi as it could not get any stock in.
#4
Well wasn't it Zavvi who had the courage to pioneer the round £x.00 DVD pricing that HMV then copied ?
After all those years of £x.99 pricing everywhere.
But then maybe my timeline memory is playing up.

Have to agree that BLACKNESS with a bright green ZAVVI never appealed as iconography.

Personally can't spot their DVD USP/value added proposition, other than as SOME high street competition to HMV (given no more Woolies - who were rubbish at it; and WHS - who are even more rubbish at it).
#5
simonbrowne
zavvi i believe was supplied by Woolworths , so when they went bust so did zavvi as it could not get any stock in.


They weren't supplied by Woolies they both had the same supplier, I believe Zavvi posted a notice to this affect on their website.
#6
Humperdinck
They weren't supplied by Woolies they both had the same supplier, I believe Zavvi posted a notice to this affect on their website.


A lot of Zavvi's supplies came from the distribution business ("Entertainment UK", I believe) that's part of the Woolworths UK empire, or ex-empire. So one of Zavvi's major suppliers wasn't able/willing to deliver anymore (and it was where Zavvi got most of its DVDs/CDs/Games from), and that (ex-)supplier is now keen to get the millions owed by Zavvi for past deliveries paid asap too.

Hence peoples' concerns for collateral damage to Zavvi from Woolworths demise.

And from the press reports it gets even more complicated as part of the management buyout of Zavvi from Virgin left Virgin with some ongoing guarantees for Zavvi's debts for a period ot time.
#7
Yeah EUK, went into admistration and the admistrator are now trying to get all companies who owe EUK to pay up.

Zavvi had some kind of "pay on sale agreement" so they owe about 100mln but its paid as and when they sell the goods. If Zavvi can't sell the good for what they agreed to pay EUK for them then they have to cover the loss themselves.

Deloitte are keen to get the money in and in the current conditions want it sooner rather than later.

This MIGHT put Zavvi under pressure that it doesnt need right now and yes in theory could force it into admistration.

The Website has been taken down as it is struggling to fill holes in the supply chain left by EUK collapsing.

The team at Zavvi are switched on but the combo of losing one of your main suppliers when every minute of everyday of sales matters could bring them down.

I would'nt bet on it happening just yet but January and February will be an interesting time.

Virgin do indeed gurantee some of the debt to EUK.

The sad thing is that for us we need there to be plenty of people fighting over our business.
#8
hmm ....xbox live points look good
#9
I'm weary about buying anything from a company that looks like it's in trouble. What happen if you buy something in the"SALE" and it goes belly up befor they deliver. The administrators will end up giving it to the banks. and you'll have nothing.
#10
am i going blind or have they rubbed off all their prices. cant see nothing:thinking:
#11
i'm gonna need a 12 month XBL Card soon, £29.99 is the cheapest im gonna get a physical box :)
#13
Best to buy instore only, regardless of how cheap the item is. The things is with these firms is that the first you hear they are in trouble is on the tele. Never pay a deposit for any item like a new kitchen. You don't want the hassle of fighting other creditors for your money back.

Think safe and don't be too greedy and lose your money. Think smart
#14
I cant see any prices on the site? how much are the xbox live points?
#15
No zavvi in lincoln but still hot
#16
mk-donald
Well wasn't it Zavvi who had the courage to pioneer the round £x.00 DVD pricing that HMV then copied ?
After all those years of £x.99 pricing everywhere.
But then maybe my timeline memory is playing up.


They copied Fopp who were at the time very successful.
banned#17
will keep an eye out for some bargains, high street won;t be the same next year with all the companies closing down x
#18
K1LLER HORNET
i'm gonna need a 12 month XBL Card soon, £29.99 is the cheapest im gonna get a physical box :)


Same here, we just bought 12 months worth in the Trafford Centre store for £29 and pennies as they were £7.50 (- 2.5%) for 3 months the other day.
#19
Sadly Zavvi were doomed the second they had to close their website, and lost all of their pre-christmas trade. Which is the trade that keeps companies like this in business.

Real shame.
#20
Not a great chain, but a shame to see them go all the same!
#21
Woah, woah, calm down.

They haven't actually gone into administration yet or anything. They've got into trouble with their website, as they were supplied by Entertainment UK. Hence no means to supply. I'd expect them to come through this ok though.

When it comes to ordering anything expensive online, order on a credit card for the additional protection.
#22
is this actually confirmed? nothing in the press bar the fact that they need to balance the books...

lucky escape for Virgin me thinks.... they saw this coming...

Zavvi is c*ap anyway... far too overpriced why go and spend £40 on a game when you can walk say 5 mins to a superstore or blockbuster and get it at £15 cheaper?

hope this is another overpriced retailer going to hit the wall... next up homebase, B&Q.... ????
#23
They've not even gone under yet, just selling stock off to ensure they can pay some of their debt off.

I'd like to claim first dibs on Tesco going bust next, as that's all you have to say on the Internet before suddenly it becomes true
#24
From the description i wouldn't really call it a games clearance.
#25
So is there website takin no orders full stop? or are there some exceptions?
#26
Not sure why so many people slate Zavvi. They have always been competitively priced and it will be a loss if another High Street store fails.

Saying that, if the looming recession/depression does not kill them, the growth and popularity of (legal) online video and games downloads will.

I will however miss the "10% off with a Virgin CC".
#27
Shekz0r
From the description i wouldn't really call it a games clearance.


Exactly, it's just a pre-christmas sale. That people now think means Zavvi are about to collapse.

I've never had a problem with their prices online, but always thought the prices for many of their games instore was always not just overpriced compared to supermarkets, but overpriced compared to even HMV and in some cases the RRP of many items. £54.99 for Rock Band 2*? £54.99? What?


*Their Leeds store price for Rock Band 2 the day it released.
#28
I don't see where people are getting the information about Zavvi going into administration from? Their main supplier went bust, so they are having problems with stock levels. That does not mean they are going into administration (although they will lose a lot of money because of it).
#29
Rock Band, Band in a box (multi-formats) - £79.99.

now that makes me slightly warm.... but i'll be at work

in fact that makes me very warm inside.......... hmmmmmmm
#30
mcs

Zavvi is c*ap anyway... far too overpriced why go and spend £40 on a game when you can walk say 5 mins to a superstore or blockbuster and get it at £15 cheaper?

hope this is another overpriced retailer going to hit the wall... next up homebase, B&Q.... ????


I wouldn't like to see Zavvi go down. Yes they are overpriced on certain items but so are all the other high street stores. But the good thing about them is that every now and again they'll have a really decent offer on games and dvd's. I mean their currently offering 2 For £25 deal on Blu Rays (with a nice slection to choose from). No other high street store is doing this instore. HMV had them at 2 For £30 instore the last time i checked. Its not brilliant but like i said, every so often they have real bargains. Besides like people have said if such a big chain collapses then there will be little competition which will be bad.
#31
Also, mcs, thousands of people will lose their jobs, why would you want to see that happen?

The prices shown there are already in effect or cheaper in the actual shops, the Dualshock 3 is £25 for example. It'll be hard to find the Band in a Box in store though.
#32
reaper200
I wouldn't like to see Zavvi go down. Yes they are overpriced on certain items but so are all the other high street stores. But the good thing about them is that every now and again they'll have a really decent offer on games and dvd's. I mean their currently offering 2 For £25 deal on Blu Rays (with a nice slection to choose from). No other high street store is doing this instore. HMV had them at 2 For £30 instore the last time i checked. Its not brilliant but like i said, every so often they have real bargains. Besides like people have said if such a big chain collapses then there will be little competition which will be bad.


Having benefitted from their instore price of £30 for Battlestar Galactica Seasons 1-3 and some bargain CDs here and there, I certainly think they have been a good high street alternative to HMV. Will be a shame if they vanished completely.
#33
I was in the Zavi in manchester today.
Xbox arcade is 100, premium 140 and elite 199.
Great prices
1 Like #34
Depressed Maggot
Best to buy instore only, regardless of how cheap the item is. The things is with these firms is that the first you hear they are in trouble is on the tele. Never pay a deposit for any item like a new kitchen. You don't want the hassle of fighting other creditors for your money back.

Think safe and don't be too greedy and lose your money. Think smart


Good advice, I'd certainly recommend the same.
#35
heat added! unlucky zavvi
#36
mcs

Zavvi is c*ap anyway... far too overpriced why go and spend £40 on a game when you can walk say 5 mins to a superstore or blockbuster and get it at £15 cheaper?

hope this is another overpriced retailer going to hit the wall... next up homebase, B&Q.... ????


Nice post moron.

a) people losing their jobs isn't a nice thing at all.. I won't even wish that on you, despite you wishing it on others.

b) with every "overpriced" retailer that goes.. so does competition for the other retailers.. the result is that they no longer need to lower prices and bring about so many deals.. and we end up having to pay more per item.

Anyways, think before you speak next time.. idiot.
#37
Some ok deals here, some 'meh' deals too. Still Hot
#38
I think things will start getting hot very soon ... have a look at this here:
http://www.t3.com/news/xbox-360-price-drop?=37550&cid=OTC-RSS&attr=T3-Main-RSS

Looking for a last minute festive bargain? Look no further than Zavvi and the Xbox 360.

The entertainment retailer has slashed the price of the Arcade pack to £99.99, the first time the Xbox has dipped below the £100 mark at that particular store. And there are discounts further up the chain too, with the Premium 360 selling for £149.99 and the Elite yours for £199.99. Or if you fancy a PS3, there's £30 off that too, bringing it down to £269.99.
#39
Thats a poor sale.

Media covered Zavvi last week, but Woolworths eclipsed the headlines. I don't expect Zavvi to be around for much longer.
#40
I just got 4200 ms points for £23 odd in tesco with voucers and staff discount so thats my bargain for the day :)

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