The title says it all really. I went into the Walthamstow (in London) branch today, Sunday, and they had new, sealed copies for PS3 and Xbox360 for £70. What do people think of this? Personally I think it is outrageous. Don't sell the game til Tues if you don't want to but don't try and rip people off.
I would understand it a bit more if they were a small independent but they have hundreds of shops throughout the UK. They could try and justify it by saying they are a second-hand shop and they are selling market price, but these were all new and sealed.
I spoke to the guy in the shop about it and he said "we paid over the odds for them, that's why they are expensive," ??? I asked him then if they would be the same price on Tues and he said "oh, the price might have come down by then," really hmmmm.
They often sell games before street but I have never seen such crazy price hiking, normally it is no different before and after release date. I wonder with Rockstar trying to keep such a tight lid on early sales (no independent I have spoken to has the game yet) what they would make of a large company trying to profit in this way from breaking street date?