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  • TheSplund - March 27, 2012 12:28 a.m.

    It's a shame that yet more are going to be made redundant but I'm surprised that GAME lasted this long. In fact I'm surprised anybody is left trading in media on the high street when Amazon & Play (both also dealing in 2nd-hand stuff), and all the Supermarkets are nearly always cheaper - also consider those that must/want/need to buy their games/media via XBoxLive/PS3Network(?)/Steam/GoG/iTunes etc and you have to admit that the only things these places have got going is their bargain buckets.
  • jmcgrotty - March 28, 2012 12:45 a.m.

    My first impression was to grumble about this happening, then I gathered myself and used common sense.... "No refunds or exchanges, no refunds for existing pre-orders and any cash or points value on gift cards or loyalty cards is worthless until otherwise stated. Which could be never." At the same time, it could be in 3 hours from now. While I expect that ultimately it will turn out bad for the people who will be losing out, be rational about it. Just calm down, take a deep breath and wait a bit for them to figure out what is going on before you rail agaist them. And it needs to be pointed out that, in terms of games and orders, there is one phrase that was never said: "We won't honor pre-orders and we won't honor online sales." Really, their only comments had to do mostly with the whole online system. At the time being, no one has lost anything except whatever those reward cards are. I understand the bigger disappointment is the closure of a brick and mortar store (since there is aboslutely no good reason to not buy in person... not taking into account the store closing), and I expect it to end ugly for people, but the overall picture is too hazy right now to get too worked up over what the final result will be. It is only semi-related, but remember how many people freaked the hell out after the PSN theft? People treated it like the end of the world, cancelling credit cards, changing login passwords and security questions for every single account they have for anything, etc, etc... What was the result of the theft? Nothing. Zero. Zip. People freaked out over a non-issue before knowing what the truth is. This is the same situation.
  • sleepyMexican45 - March 31, 2012 4:59 a.m.

    While it was always apparant that there were too many Game stores, my local (in Cornwall) was always bustling. Has the online Game shop destroyed the highstreet stores? Luckily there are two great local independant shops that will benefit hugely from my nearest Game shop closing. (They struggled previously both with preorders and retail pricing.)

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