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    Asda not to sell Red Dead Redemption!?!

    Hey guys, I just phoned up Asda to see what price they were selling RDR and... well they just said- oh we're not selling that one, sorry!?!?! When I asked why not she just said, she got an email that they're not selling it.... HOW BIZARRE! I hope this just means that they're not selling until release...
    SO
    can anyone confirm that this ASDA lady is damn crazy and confused not selling with not selling until release??

    THANKYOUPLEASE?!

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    She must have been crazy, as it's online so I would expect it to be instore too!

    Banned

    somebody else said the same in another thread

    There was another thread on here that linked to an article about one of the big stores not going to sell RDR. Didn't give the reason why but heavily hinted it was ASDA.

    Guess it was right....

    I think they thought it may have been due to pricing.

    Another forum post about it here, not read it yet:

    reddead.net/for…rdr

    EDIT: Original article:

    itchythumbs.com/201…on/

    Asda will not be selling instore this is due to a price disagreement with asda and the games makers.

    it is online but will not be instore.

    "Boycott" may be the wrong term.

    There is a thread at GameSpot UK where an employee of Asda (allegedly) claims of a dispute between the title's supplier & ASDA:

    "]Midnight Launch in the UK":

    LukeyC224

    May 19, 2010 11:38 am GMTOk I can officially confirm Asda stores will NOT … May 19, 2010 11:38 am GMTOk I can officially confirm Asda stores will NOT be selling RDR on release or anytime in the foreseeable future. This is apparently due to a dispute between them and the supplier. I can't give anymore info i'm afraid. RDR will be available from Asda online as it's a seperate company.As for Tesco, I can only speculate. I would guess RDR will be available for purchase come 12.01am on Friday morning, in 24 hour stores. Really though, my guess is as good as yours.Hope I helped, guys. Enjoy RDR when you do eventually get it! =]---PSN: LukeyC224--- Dammit! WWJBD?---



    Also see:
    ]Major UK Supermarket planning to Boycott Red Dead Redemption? (RockstarWatch.net)

    BFN,

    fp.

    Original Poster

    thanks guys! now Sainsburys (Dunstable) are saying that they won't get stock in until Monday! (ARGH!)

    Lukus;8650101

    thanks guys! now Sainsburys (Dunstable) are saying that they won't get … thanks guys! now Sainsburys (Dunstable) are saying that they won't get stock in until Monday! (ARGH!)



    Retailers other than Supermarkets are available.

    BFN,

    fp.

    Asda are selling it, its been on there flat screen adverts in store for 3 weeks now, and on their little release chart, will get pic tonight if need be.


    jeeeze

    Lukus;8650101

    thanks guys! now Sainsburys (Dunstable) are saying that they won't get … thanks guys! now Sainsburys (Dunstable) are saying that they won't get stock in until Monday! (ARGH!)



    I hope that's not the case for all Sainsburys. I've got £22.75 worth of Nectar points and a £2 off voucher to spend!

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    Alfonse;8650249

    Asda are selling it, its been on there flat screen adverts in store for 3 … Asda are selling it, its been on there flat screen adverts in store for 3 weeks now, and on their little release chart, will get pic tonight if need be.jeeeze



    Unless they've done that in the hope they will rather than knowing for sure they are.

    Banned

    master_chief;8650284

    Unless they've done that in the hope they will rather than knowing for … Unless they've done that in the hope they will rather than knowing for sure they are.


    the obvious answer :thumbsup:


    jeeeze

    Banned

    Alfonse;8650304

    http://www.asda-entertainment.co.uk/games/inspiration/red-dead-redemption.list


    try reading post 5


    jeeeze :-D

    Alfonse;8650304

    http://www.asda-entertainment.co.uk/games/inspiration/red-dead-redemption.list



    The web site run by The Hut Group that has no connection with in-store sales.

    According to the in-store announcements, the last title featuring "Nathan Drake" on the PS3 was called "Uncharted 2: Among the Thieves" [sic] so I wouldn't accept anything displayed or announced in-store as fact.

    PS. From the "]Red Dead Redemption (PS3 or XBox360) £29.75* delivered @ Tesco Ent" thread (comment #303):

    davei123;8650232

    mine says awaiting dispatch so tehrefore unable to cancel. by the way i … mine says awaiting dispatch so tehrefore unable to cancel. by the way i work for asda and i can tell you that they will deffo not be selling red dead redemption and anyone who has a pre order and makes the trip to the shops will be given a £5 gift card lol as compensation



    BFN,

    fp.

    csiman;8650317

    try reading post 5jeeeze :-D



    fine by me, you want the photo evdience then, so shall it be, haha lets see you all go back tracking tonight

    lolzersville

    Banned

    Alfonse;8650399

    fine by me, you want the photo evdience then, so shall it be, haha lets … fine by me, you want the photo evdience then, so shall it be, haha lets see you go all back tracking tonightlolzersville



    We'll see.

    I know that newsgroups are giving the game away there... :whistling:

    Banned

    Alfonse;8650399

    fine by me, you want the photo evdience then, so shall it be, haha lets … fine by me, you want the photo evdience then, so shall it be, haha lets see you all go back tracking tonightlolzersville


    you need to get out more so you enjoy your night down asdas taking pictures :whistling:

    weirdo :roll:

    csiman;8650431

    you need to get out more so you enjoy your night down asdas taking … you need to get out more so you enjoy your night down asdas taking pictures :whistling:weirdo :roll:



    no biggie, going shopping anywho, yes I suppose its weird to go shopping and win an argument at the same time

    so basically, asda wanted to do a COD style promotion undercutting everyone by £20 on release day, and the makers of RDR said get stuffed?

    i hope asda are selling as i do my shopping on a friday morning and was hoping to pick OH a copy up.

    Original Poster

    ctuk;8650580

    so basically, asda wanted to do a COD style promotion undercutting … so basically, asda wanted to do a COD style promotion undercutting everyone by £20 on release day, and the makers of RDR said get stuffed?



    Yeah I'm pretty sure that's what I've heard from everyone else too! (been trawling the forums)... now my local indi shop is selling it this afternoon for £36..... hmmm tempting!

    Someone in another thread that got deleted in the last 10 mins said that tesco computers state that the ps3 version is £39.99

    Original Poster

    munkynutz;8651295

    Someone in another thread that got deleted in the last 10 mins said that … Someone in another thread that got deleted in the last 10 mins said that tesco computers state that the ps3 version is £39.99



    thanks for saying dude! I've been trying to ring them for the past 3 hours! :x

    Lukus;8651328

    thanks for saying dude! I've been trying to ring them for the past 3 … thanks for saying dude! I've been trying to ring them for the past 3 hours! :x



    The system could change after midnight with a special offer price i've heard of that happening before. Just wish the game was going for around £25 as ive still to play alan wake want to get through that first, so if it doesn't go on special offer i may wait till after i finsish wake.

    I just ranf the Newton Abbot store - guy said they rec a memo this week saying to cancel all pre-orders and removed from sale instore

    It won't take long for you to inish Alan Wake - I did it last weekend - Loved it though

    munkynutz;8651295

    Someone in another thread that got deleted in the last 10 mins said that … Someone in another thread that got deleted in the last 10 mins said that tesco computers state that the ps3 version is £39.99



    It was me, it showed as £39.70

    I doubt they will do a price drop but I hope im wrong

    I was in Asda on Monday and they had a cardboard point of sale display just as I walked in, with various "coming soon" titles. Red Dead was one of them. I've already ordered it from Tesco online so I'm not really bothered, but I can confirm that some Asda stores at least had the promo bits for it, whether they go on to stock the game is a different matter.

    ctuk;8650580

    so basically, asda wanted to do a COD style promotion undercutting … so basically, asda wanted to do a COD style promotion undercutting everyone by £20 on release day, and the makers of RDR said get stuffed?




    That's how I read it...

    ctuk;8650580

    so basically, asda wanted to do a COD style promotion undercutting … so basically, asda wanted to do a COD style promotion undercutting everyone by £20 on release day, and the makers of RDR said get stuffed?



    Flodd;8652807

    That's how I read it...



    Bad for consumers but good for the economy.

    Regardless of price, the first deal listed after release will contain comments from the "regulars" stating "I won't touch this until it is £17.99" or whatever.

    Alfonse

    no biggie, going shopping anywho, yes I suppose its weird to go shopping … no biggie, going shopping anywho, yes I suppose its weird to go shopping and win an argument at the same time



    There's a first time for everything, I guess.

    Which argument are you trying to win though? The fact you have seen the advertising, or that Asda are selling the product?

    BFN,

    fp.

    Banned

    cant wait for alponse to prove us all wrong or post an apology lol

    Banned

    Alfonse;8650399

    fine by me, you want the photo evdience then, so shall it be, haha lets … fine by me, you want the photo evdience then, so shall it be, haha lets see you all go back tracking tonightlolzersville


    cant wait for alponse to prove us all wrong or post an apology lol

    Banned

    fanpages;8653719

    Which argument are you trying to win though? The fact you have seen the … Which argument are you trying to win though? The fact you have seen the advertising, or that Asda are selling the product?BFN,fp.


    see post 9 ;-)

    csiman;8653811

    see post 9 ;-)



    I did when he posted it. Hence my question (see post #31). It was not clear whether the photograph taken will prove the advertising campaign exists (but not necessarily the game is being sold) or whether the game is for sale.

    BFN,

    fp.

    Banned

    I was looking forward to some pictures from Alfonse.

    Banned

    Alfonse;8650249

    Asda are selling it, ...............jeeeze



    fanpages;8653962

    I did when he posted it. Hence my question (see post #31). It was not … I did when he posted it. Hence my question (see post #31). It was not clear whether the photograph taken will prove the advertising campaign exists (but not necessarily the game is being sold) or whether the game is for sale.BFN,fp.


    Seems clear enough to me what he meant :thinking:

    master_chief;8657114

    I was looking forward to some pictures from Alfonse.


    ]I was looking forward to an apology from Alfonse. It takes a big man to admit they are wrong and apologise so I wont hold my breath ;-):-D

    fanpages

    I did when he posted it. Hence my question (see post #31). It was not … I did when he posted it. Hence my question (see post #31). It was not clear whether the photograph taken will prove the advertising campaign exists (but not necessarily the game is being sold) or whether the game is for sale.



    csiman;8658730

    Seems clear enough to me what he meant :thinking:



    So what did he mean?

    If you assume one meaning of the statement he could quite easily claim he meant the other so he does not have to apologise.

    The prolonged absence may be an attempt to find a loophole in anything said above.

    BFN,

    fp.

    csiman;8658730

    Seems clear enough to me what he meant :thinking:



    +1

    fanpages;8660819

    So what did he mean?If you assume one meaning of the statement he could … So what did he mean?If you assume one meaning of the statement he could quite easily claim he meant the other so he does not have to apologise.



    Nobody disputed his claim that 'its been on there flat screen adverts in store for 3 weeks now, and on their little release chart' so I think its pretty clear what he meant.

    master_chief;8657114

    I was looking forward to some pictures from Alfonse.



    LOL me too, he was apparently online this morning so maybe he had trouble uploading the pics, photobucket can be a bitch.:-D

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    fanpages;8660819

    So what did he mean?If you assume one meaning of the statement he could … So what did he mean?If you assume one meaning of the statement he could quite easily claim he meant the other so he does not have to apologise.The prolonged absence may be an attempt to find a loophole in anything said above.BFN,fp.


    Surely "ASDA are selling it.......in store" only has one meaning :w00t: and the "jeeez" we are all muppets didnt help matters lol

    The only time you want alfonse to turn up in a thread trolling as per usual, he disappoints :-D
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