Why are games so expensive in supermarkets!?!

Sainsburys, Asda, Morrisons, your all guilty. I can walk in there and buy cheap food, furniture, lawmowers but the games are a right rip off! Saw Sonic Unleased for £39.99!!
Ridiculous....

SOmetimes you do get a good deal on a game but hardly ever, and never a BOGOFF!

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to be fair i think GAME is a rip off. You cant have a go at ASDA on release nights they are usually the cheapest around IMO... Its the same with game/gamestation shops. sometimes they have good offers sometimes they dont.

For in store prices they're not too bad - most of the time they're still cheaper than Game / Gamestation / HMV

they must pay more for them as demand must be low

I find Morrisons is always the cheapest for Wii games,

Perhaps they've only had BOGOFs?

tonyg1962;4944049

I find Morrisons is always the cheapest for Wii games,



Yeah - they had really cheap games just before xmas

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DAMNOME;4944119

Yeah - they had really cheap games just before xmas



ive had a few from morrisons on the wii games when they were £15 but recently everywhere has been awful! Including Asda on game release day.

the large tesco store nr me has pretty cheap cds and dvds - the games prices on the other hand, shocking, esp when they are such a big company and buy bulk

None of the markets sell everything cheap - it would not pay off.If you pay little money for one thing, you will pay premium price for the others.
The markets spend a lot of money and time to make sure that customer's perception is the 'right one' - the one that will bring the highest profit ...

Why are games so expensive in supermarkets!?!



Answer: People buy them.

7777777;4944474

The markets spend a lot of money and time to make sure that customer's … The markets spend a lot of money and time to make sure that customer's perception is the 'right one'



how come I think of ASDA as an American owned cesspit inhabited by sub-moronic, window lickers?

oh, and the most evil corporation in the world.

I find Asda is cheap for games not in the topten, today i was lookin at the wii games in the asda living Leeds and there was loads at £15. They normally hav at least 2 titles on offer in stores

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thesaint;4944533

Answer: People buy them.



but dont they know they can get them cheaper?!

7777777;4944474

None of the markets sell everything cheap - it would not pay off.If you … None of the markets sell everything cheap - it would not pay off.If you pay little money for one thing, you will pay premium price for the others. The markets spend a lot of money and time to make sure that customer's perception is the 'right one' - the one that will bring the highest profit ...



Yup, it's understandable why asda don't sell them cheap, what confuses me is why dedicated game sellers like Gamestation, steam and impulse are so expensive.

EndlessWaves;4944946

Yup, it's understandable why asda don't sell them cheap, what confuses me … Yup, it's understandable why asda don't sell them cheap, what confuses me is why dedicated game sellers like Gamestation, steam and impulse are so expensive.



Re: Steam, the Left 4 Dead offer was good at £13.49 a while ago, it got 1244 degrees!

hotukdeals.com/ite…m-/

there has also been good deals on audiosurf, abes odyssey and tomb raider, tho they are intermittant!

AugQX;4946119

Re: Steam, the Left 4 Dead offer was good at £13.49 a while ago, it got … Re: Steam, the Left 4 Dead offer was good at £13.49 a while ago, it got 1244 degrees!there has also been good deals on audiosurf, abes odyssey and tomb raider, tho they are intermittant!



It does have occasional good deals (although L4D was more just bringing it down to the price it should have been released at) but most 'deals' just bring games down to the price everyone else is selling it for and most normal prices are more expensive than other places.
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