Don't Bother buying from Game / Gamestation stores in UK

#1 Posted by aseddon130 (72 posts) -

I've had a massive hassle this morning buying this game, tried three different stores in the town i live near and they weren't stocking it until the weekend at the earliest and they also had it marked up at £34.99 and not £29.99 like everybody else (also applies to HMV who had it in stock but had it at £34.99)

Went into a local Tesco store who do Vita stuff and they had it at £29.99 which, with conjunction with my staff discount, brought it down even more. So If you're doing trade-in stuff just go to CeX, get the cash and make your way to your local supermarket that stocks Vita stuff and get it much cheaper (and 3p cheaper than the PSN store download)

There's no wonder that Game and Gamestation are going down if they cannot even stock games on launch day and then stick a good £5 ontop of the price for no reason. Good riddance if you ask me.

#2 Posted by Hizang (9359 posts) -

There in a tough time, but yeah Tesco is pretty cool with games, only recently have they seemed like they care about video games.

#3 Posted by aseddon130 (72 posts) -

as i say in my first comment i work for Tesco and i'm actually on the Entertainment section and we normally get the games in pretty early (a couple of days early) ready for friday launch and the store i'm in isn't even a big store, so you'd expect a Game store to have the same amount of content. Disappointing really.

#4 Posted by AssInAss (3059 posts) -

@aseddon130 said:

I've had a massive hassle this morning buying this game, tried three different stores in the town i live near and they weren't stocking it until the weekend at the earliest and they also had it marked up at £34.99 and not £29.99 like everybody else (also applies to HMV who had it in stock but had it at £34.99)

Went into a local Tesco store who do Vita stuff and they had it at £29.99 which, with conjunction with my staff discount, brought it down even more. So If you're doing trade-in stuff just go to CeX, get the cash and make your way to your local supermarket that stocks Vita stuff and get it much cheaper (and 3p cheaper than the PSN store download)

There's no wonder that Game and Gamestation are going down if they cannot even stock games on launch day and then stick a good £5 ontop of the price for no reason. Good riddance if you ask me.

Game and Gamestation will likely go out of business, which necessitates the question: "What would happen if GAME died?"

Great article.

Personally, I don't have a problem paying full-price for games, and I only buy around 4-5 games a year. But I can sympathise with people who are afraid if used games are gone, if CEX also disappears.

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