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8 hours ago, replicant said:

 

RIP Game.

 

HOW?! They literally couldn’t be any worse.

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Was Game the company that held more cash than their company value, and very short lease agreements? If so, I could see this being an opportunity for Ashley to buy a high Street brand at a low cost, to relocate into his other existing retail stores.

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29 minutes ago, BossSaru said:

Was Game the company that held more cash than their company value, and very short lease agreements? 

 

Yes to both. Agreed on shifting into his other shops where there’s excess space.

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Maybe he's planning on opening up department stores where every department is a concession. 

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Some are making a big deal of this, but my understanding is that Game no longer take in PS3 and 360, and I can't remember buying a current gen game that came with more than a leaflet. 

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I remember opening a magazine in a dentist waiting room and it was full of bits of skunk, enough for a spliff nearly!

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2 minutes ago, deerokus said:

I got a good trade in deal at Game yesterday, was a bit surprised. 

 

Yeah - they're giving an extra 25% if you pre-order anything in store. I got £37 for Yoshi on the Switch - which was a lot more than I expected.

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I loved that dentist, he was always very chilled. He's now retired and travelling the world in a campervan.

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2 minutes ago, gossi the dog said:

 

Yeah - they're giving an extra 25% if you pre-order anything in store. I got £37 for Yoshi on the Switch - which was a lot more than I expected.

Yeah the girl said if I couldn't think of something to pre-order she'd put through a fake one so I'd get the offer. I thought they charged a fiver or something for pre-orders, but apparently not. Fair enough. I said to pre-orders Doom Eternal but I probably won't take it up unless I have stuff to trade then too. 

 

Got something like 40 quid for a load of old tat.

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Game already helped ruin a generation of physical games by using marker pen to write numbers on cases, manuals and discs during the PS2 era.

 

I imagine they'll recycle the manuals?

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Just now, Mr Combo Breaker said:

 

if you count ripping them up for roaches, yes

 

I hope that's not the case.

 

I have nothing but disdain for Game, from successfully helping kill my local indie Videogame shop, screwing me over numerous times on returns, high prices, destroying a whole generation of physical games and general skulduggery over the years.

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Just now, deerokus said:

What games still have manuals? 

 

Rockstar games, like GTA and Red Dead Redemption.

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2 hours ago, Wools said:

I imagine they'll recycle the manuals?

 

:lol: As if. This is the company that had it as policy that any stock related stuff that went into the bin had to be destroyed so people wouldn't be encouraged to take it out of the skip out the back.

 

I remember we got an email that we had to bin a load of GameWare branded stuff. It was made very clear that we had to cut cables off controllers, snap disks, tear up manuals and break off as much as we could before putting items in the skip.

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1 hour ago, Mr Tony said:

 

:lol: As if. This is the company that had it as policy that any stock related stuff that went into the bin had to be destroyed so people wouldn't be encouraged to take it out of the skip out the back.

 

I remember we got an email that we had to bin a load of GameWare branded stuff. It was made very clear that we had to cut cables off controllers, snap disks, tear up manuals and break off as much as we could before putting items in the skip.

 

I assume what you actually did was put the items in your car.

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16 hours ago, Mr Tony said:

 

:lol: As if. This is the company that had it as policy that any stock related stuff that went into the bin had to be destroyed so people wouldn't be encouraged to take it out of the skip out the back.

 

I remember we got an email that we had to bin a load of GameWare branded stuff. It was made very clear that we had to cut cables off controllers, snap disks, tear up manuals and break off as much as we could before putting items in the skip.

Isn't this to do with tax? I remember reading recently that one of the fashion brands, possibly Burbury, burned literally millions of pounds worth of unsold stock because even if they gave it away, they'd have to pay the tax on it.

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3 minutes ago, ScouserInExile said:

Isn't this to do with tax? I remember reading recently that one of the fashion brands, possibly Burbury, burned literally millions of pounds worth of unsold stock because even if they gave it away, they'd have to pay the tax on it.

 

We could have still just binned it. I remember it being drilled into us that anything stock / gaming related that went into the bin had to be destroyed so no public would be tempted to go through the bins out back and take it.

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