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GAME shutting over 100 UK shops

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by iamtheoneneo, 23 Apr 2010.

  1. iamtheoneneo

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    http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/game-shutting-over-100-uk-shops



    Talk about shooting yourself in the foot, i remember years ago working for Game when they brought out Gamestation and literally had to be the most stupidest thing i have ever seen....and now their closing down alot of stores together with massive staff hour cuts

    idiots.
     
  2. Glaucus

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    Probably has more to do with online shops and digital downloads.

    Who buys games in shops anymore.
     
  3. Burnsy2023

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    Well considering there are 3 Game stores and a Gamestation in Southampton City Centre alone, we can afford to lose one or two.
     
  4. Burnsy2023

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    I do. Half my game purchases are spare of the moment things when I'm out.
     
  5. Cosimo

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    All of my purchases are now online.

    We have one here and it always looks empty.
     
  6. Glaucus

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    Ok apart from you :D.

    It's a declining market though and I expect to see places like Game close stores every year or two.
     
  7. scorza

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    People still use shops?
     
  8. Abraham

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    there are two gamestations and two games in the Arndale in Manchester alone, all reasonably busy all the time and one of the gamestations has just opened. They do have more shops than they need in most places, but I'm surprised they're struggling
     
  9. 4T5

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    The Gamestation in my town is Superb & I have a Great relationship with my Independent store as well.
    They better not close down my Gamestation store :mad: The Dudes in there offer Superb service with Brilliant after sales & have done me Untold favours. :cool:
    360 Borked, I exchanged it, that Borked 12 months later so they gave me a Brand new 150w Jasper, No fuss no hassle just here you go Malc. Game prices are Superb & they'll match any deal I have proof of.
    Every single time I ask them for something they offer discount & get the deal done. I honestly cannot praise my local Gamestation enough.
     
  10. Burnsy2023

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    Actually, now I think about it there are 4 Game stores within a 5 minute walking distance of each other in Southampton.
     
  11. ran_out

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    They have 2 game stores and a gamestation in Stevenage all within 1mins walking distance of eachother as well, don't know why they want to compete with themselves so much.
     
  12. dokko

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    Were lucky to have Grainger Games in the North East who are cheaper and have better stock. One or two dodgy assistant mind, but they've been moved on last I seen.

    It's no surprise really, especially after the takeover last year or the year before.
     
  13. steve-h

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    This. Same reason record shops are closing.

    Not to forget the recession, a ton of places are closing.
     
  14. 4T5

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    I reckon I should be safe as we just have the One Gamestation store & One Indi, We do have a couple of market stalls but only two shops. I'll ask when I go down town as I'm off out in a bit, God knows whether they are doing well, They do have quite a few staff.
    I would honestly be Gutted if it closed.
     
  15. GravyMonster

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    How long before this gets pinned on piracy?

    /devils' advocate
     
  16. Hilly

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    there's two game shops and a gamestation in Telford Town centre (which isn't exactly big!).
     
  17. m0r94n

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    We have 3 GAME stores and 1 Gamestation store in Swindon town center, all of these within about 2-3 minutes walking distance of each other. One of them is close to permanently empty, its stupid.
     
  18. Glaucus

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    sounds like they need to get rid of 1/3rd - 2/3rds of their shops and lower prices more. Or move them further apart.
     
  19. Morgoth

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    From the thread so far it seems they had too many stores anyway. There are 2 Game stores and 1 Gamestation in Stirling within 2 mins walking distance as another example.
     
  20. Buffman

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    I think theres about 4 in Glasgow, so no huge loss.