Game - New bunch of c***s Page 92

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 14 Apr 2020 01:08:21 4,173 posts
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    Ror wrote:
    I pre-ordered the Xenoblade Chronicles LE from there, as they were the only ones to have it, and they are charging me £7 for delivery.
    This was my example order too as I missed the official Nibtendo Store one and other sites. I did manage tk get an Amazon UK order in afterwards, now to decide which ti cancel as Amazon aren't always the best with Nintendo and no idea what they are like with limited items (allowing overordering etc) but no shipping fee from them so they do take preference for that.
  • Ror 14 Apr 2020 12:06:40 20,322 posts
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    @One_Vurfed_Gwrx Funnily enough, I did go and check Amazon after I posted last night, and they had it up. I've placed an order there, and will probably cancel the Game one closer to release.
  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 14 Apr 2020 12:43:50 4,173 posts
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    Pretty much my plan. The fact both are still up when other stores sold out very quickly makes me dubious but in the past I did get the likes of Project Zero 5 successfully from Game (although it was a Game/Nintendo Store exclusive). Also not convinced Game will survive until release...

    Just got to make sure I dont end up with 2 of them. If I miss out I miss out but I would like the artbook to go with the XB2 one. Would have been nice to see a 2 tier release with both the US and European versions. (As I would have happily paid less for no vinyl)
  • Ror 14 Apr 2020 13:07:36 20,322 posts
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    I'm actually really excited for the vinyl :D The art book is the main thing though, and the steelbook will look nice next to the XBC2 one.
  • X201 9 Jun 2020 14:53:52 21,284 posts
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    They're going to sterilise your pubes

    https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2020-06-09-game-will-isolate-all-traded-in-stock-for-three-days

    Edited by X201 at 14:54:41 09-06-2020
  • Rogueywon 9 Jun 2020 15:06:18 10,757 posts
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    @X201 Another sad loss for Pthirus Pubis, when so much of its natural habitat has already been lost to Brazilian deforestation.
  • davotron 9 Jun 2020 17:42:09 6 posts
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    Ror wrote:
    I pre-ordered the Xenoblade Chronicles LE from there, as they were the only ones to have it, and they are charging me £7 for delivery.
    Did you get it? Or did it fall off the back of a lorry as it sat in a layby, like all the splatoon stock?
  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 9 Jun 2020 17:53:53 4,173 posts
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    My Game XB:DE LE order arrived, well packaged and on time, and they even automatically dropped the shipping fee. So I was quite pleasantly surprised. (and cancelled the Anazon one as it hadn't shipped when the Game one had)
  • Ultrasoundwave 7 Oct 2020 08:56:44 6,264 posts
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    Anyone know if a) Game stores are still open and b) if they’re still taking trade-ins?

    Just realised I’ve amounted a shit-load of games over the last 12 months that I need to get rid of.....
  • BigOrkWaaagh 7 Oct 2020 09:33:30 10,119 posts
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    @Ultrasoundwave If they're not there's going to be a lot of angry preorderers!
  • PazJohnMitch 7 Oct 2020 09:36:11 16,585 posts
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    Mine was open a few weeks ago. No idea about trade ins.
  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 7 Oct 2020 12:01:10 4,173 posts
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    As far as I know they are all still open but there is a time delay on them checking trade ins (ie, they hold them longer before accepting or possibly just on when it goes back out). Possibly best to phone your local shop and ask how tradeins are operating at the moment.
  • Rogueywon 7 Oct 2020 12:15:47 10,757 posts
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    Aye, they're individually sanitising each of the pubes before putting them back into the box.
  • Vortex808 7 Oct 2020 12:20:54 14,595 posts
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    Rogueywon wrote:
    Aye, they're individually sanitising each of the pubes before putting them back into the box.
    😃

    Living the dream with that job!
  • Rogueywon 29 Oct 2020 08:42:39 10,757 posts
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    Random gloomy thought here, because 2020...

    There's a good chance that when the release dates for the XBSX/XBSS and PS5 roll around, a good chunk of Europe (and possibly the UK), will be back in lockdown with non-essential retail closed. So what happens to the specialist bricks-and-mortar games retailers then?

    Either MS and Sony delay their launches (and that would have to be worldwide, or else there'll be mass importing), or they go ahead and the likes of Game lose out almost entirely to Amazon and the supermarkets. Console launches are a huge deal to Game, as while they've lost much of the games market to online and digital, lots of people do still like to walk into a shop to buy a console (particularly non-gamers like parents buying Christmas presents). Surely if Game and European equivalents miss out on the console launch day sales, it's curtains for them?
  • SnackPlissken 29 Oct 2020 08:47:18 2,630 posts
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    I can't see them stopping the launch. Perhaps shops should have planned for a potential lockdown and diverted their stock to deliveries?
  • JamboWayOh 29 Oct 2020 08:47:50 22,530 posts
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    Tbh, Game was hanging on by a thread even without the threat of coronavirus. Obviously it will have a major impact to the business but it was always going down, never up.
  • Rogueywon 29 Oct 2020 08:48:21 10,757 posts
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    @SnackPlissken Game have been pushing online sales for years now, but have singularly failed to break through against the likes of Amazon...
  • BigOrkWaaagh 29 Oct 2020 08:52:15 10,119 posts
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    Didn't Game declare themselves 'essential' last time in order to stay open? They'll just do the same thing again.
  • SnackPlissken 29 Oct 2020 08:54:15 2,630 posts
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    Rogueywon wrote:
    @SnackPlissken Game have been pushing online sales for years now, but have singularly failed to break through against the likes of Amazon...
    Well when they stick to RRP and charge a cheeky fiver on for delivery.. its no wonder people go with Amazon.

    How do companies like Game Collection/Simply Games operate?

    Edited by SnackPlissken at 08:54:51 29-10-2020
  • Rogueywon 29 Oct 2020 08:56:03 10,757 posts
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    BigOrkWaaagh wrote:
    Didn't Game declare themselves 'essential' last time in order to stay open? They'll just do the same thing again.
    They tried to argue it, but didn't get away with it and shut when all the other non-essentials did. Gamestop, in the US, made a harder push for it and it took a lot of pressure to get them to close.
  • Baihu1983 29 Oct 2020 08:57:12 13,219 posts
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    BigOrkWaaagh wrote:
    Didn't Game declare themselves 'essential' last time in order to stay open? They'll just do the same thing again.
    They did but think it got overruled and they had to shut?
  • BigOrkWaaagh 29 Oct 2020 09:08:14 10,119 posts
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    Baihu1983 wrote:
    BigOrkWaaagh wrote:
    Didn't Game declare themselves 'essential' last time in order to stay open? They'll just do the same thing again.
    They did but think it got overruled and they had to shut?
    Maybe they would try it again for one day and then they can get told to shut again.
  • Wayne 29 Oct 2020 09:18:27 2,336 posts
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    Rogueywon wrote:
    Random gloomy thought here, because 2020...

    There's a good chance that when the release dates for the XBSX/XBSS and PS5 roll around, a good chunk of Europe (and possibly the UK), will be back in lockdown with non-essential retail closed. So what happens to the specialist bricks-and-mortar games retailers then?

    Either MS and Sony delay their launches (and that would have to be worldwide, or else there'll be mass importing), or they go ahead and the likes of Game lose out almost entirely to Amazon and the supermarkets. Console launches are a huge deal to Game, as while they've lost much of the games market to online and digital, lots of people do still like to walk into a shop to buy a console (particularly non-gamers like parents buying Christmas presents). Surely if Game and European equivalents miss out on the console launch day sales, it's curtains for them?
    I think their best option would be to contact their customers and offer delivery instead, or the option to cancel their order.
  • BigOrkWaaagh 29 Oct 2020 09:35:08 10,119 posts
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    Wayne wrote:
    Rogueywon wrote:
    Surely if Game and European equivalents miss out on the console launch day sales, it's curtains for them?
    I think their best option would be to contact their customers and offer delivery instead, or the option to cancel their order.
    That is definitely the best option, I wonder how Game will decide to scum it up.
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 29 Oct 2020 10:02:52 16,103 posts
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    Isn’t Game owned by Mike Ashley now?

    They’ll definitely do the wrong thing whatever that happens to be
  • BigOrkWaaagh 29 Oct 2020 10:08:36 10,119 posts
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    simpleexplodingmaybe wrote:
    Isn’t Game owned by Mike Ashley now?

    They’ll definitely do the wrong thing whatever that happens to be
    Yep. They now charge £5 delivery on everything, even if you want to collect in store. They must have been brainstorming ways on how they can get people to hate Game even more.
  • RGeefe 29 Oct 2020 10:22:36 1,641 posts
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    BigOrkWaaagh wrote:
    simpleexplodingmaybe wrote:
    Isn’t Game owned by Mike Ashley now?

    They’ll definitely do the wrong thing whatever that happens to be
    Yep. They now charge £5 delivery on everything, even if you want to collect in store. They must have been brainstorming ways on how they can get people to hate Game even more.
    I've just checked that and fucking hell, they even charge for click and collect?! There's absolutely no way practices like that survive at all, in this day and age.

    Feel sorry for the staff but they must see the writing on the wall.
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