GAME talk me out of a sale

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  • bivith 20 Feb 2006 10:51:48 2,466 posts
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    Well, not literally. I was browsing through some pre-owned 360 games, were they charge 44.99 for a pre-owned copy, which is ridiculous, and I noticed one of them had an ASDA sticker left on it which read 39.97. "Bugger this" I thought, and popped down to ASDA, and sure enough brand new copies of every 360 game for 39.97. Picked up NFS:MW and Quake 4, for a full 20.04p cheaper than they cost in Game.

    Nice going, Game staff...

  • gerg 20 Feb 2006 10:58:38 880 posts
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    GAME charges 60 for a new Xbox 360 game?!
  • Tiger_Walts 20 Feb 2006 10:59:21 16,582 posts
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    No, he bought 2 games.

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  • gerg 20 Feb 2006 11:00:53 880 posts
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    Maths never was my strong point....
  • StixxUK 20 Feb 2006 11:06:40 7,232 posts
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    Nor spelling, eh Gergory? ;-)
  • President_Weasel 20 Feb 2006 11:08:56 8,981 posts
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    maths aside, are you telling us that Game are selling used 360 games for more than they cost new?

    (oh wait, that would still require some basic maths)

    Edited by President Weasel at 11:09:30 20-02-2006
  • Tiger_Walts 20 Feb 2006 11:10:33 16,582 posts
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    They sell some pre-owned games at 44.99, which is a joke.

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  • bivith 20 Feb 2006 11:15:51 2,466 posts
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    This thread has become recursive.
  • Fozzie_bear 20 Feb 2006 11:18:48 15,489 posts
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    Furbs wrote:
    You can get them in Asda for 39.99

    That's not a bad deal, you know. Saw some in GAME at 44.99. And they were second hand!

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  • thegamesthething 20 Feb 2006 11:19:38 1,079 posts
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    some what?
  • President_Weasel 20 Feb 2006 11:21:42 8,981 posts
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    Maybe my maths is letting me down here, but isn't 44.99 more than 39.99?

    I don't know about you guys, but I would expect a games shop to sell a pre-owned game for less than it cost when new.
  • HarryB 20 Feb 2006 11:21:54 6,114 posts
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    go to hmv, say your a student, 10% off 39.99 games
  • Deleted user 20 February 2006 11:22:56
    Value can be quite amusing though. Many a time have I bought an old, still sealed game that has a price tag on it far below what I just paid for it. Most memorable was spending nearly 50 on an incredibly limited edition boxed version of the original Dune PC game, which had a price tag of 5.99 on it.
  • Fozzie_bear 20 Feb 2006 11:23:14 15,489 posts
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    President Weasel wrote:
    Maybe my maths is letting me down here, but isn't 44.99 more than 39.99?

    I don't know about you guys, but I would expect a games shop to sell a pre-owned game for less than it cost when new.

    Yes. Yes, that's what you'd expect. But you'd be wrong when it comes to second hand 360 games in Game.

    Apparently, they're cheaper in Asda but those reports are unverified.

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  • Stickman 20 Feb 2006 11:25:48 29,661 posts
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    HarryB wrote:
    go to hmv, say your a student, 10% off 39.99 games

    Which is a darn sight less than in some places. I hear GAME sell some for 44.99.

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  • HarryB 20 Feb 2006 11:27:08 6,114 posts
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    GAME charge 50 in my store... but i mean i got quake 4 for 31, fifa for 31.. both brand new

    just gotta be on the look out for a bargain

    oh brand new games 50 i forgot the whole 2nd hand thing... no point in trading games into GAME, swap them with people you get better value

    Edited by HarryB at 11:27:57 20-02-2006
  • Stickman 20 Feb 2006 11:27:32 29,661 posts
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    Certainly, if you buy from Asda.

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  • Tiger_Walts 20 Feb 2006 11:29:07 16,582 posts
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    You can save 20 when buying 2 games by shopping at ASDA you know?

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  • Deleted user 20 February 2006 11:29:24
    Asda? I hear they sell new X360 games cheaper than Game's second hand ones. Can anyone confirm?
  • stinky 20 Feb 2006 11:29:29 320 posts
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    HarryB wrote:
    GAME charge 50 in my store... but i mean i got quake 4 for 31, fifa for 31.. both brand new

    just gotta be on the look out for a bargain

    Where did you get them at that price for? I'm trying to get PGR3 on the cheep but can't get it below 39.99. Also don't you have to show your NUS card at HMV in order to get the student discount or just saying you're a student work?
  • Stickman 20 Feb 2006 11:29:47 29,661 posts
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    Tiger_Walts wrote:
    You can save 20 when buying 2 games by shopping at ASDA you know?

    GAME sell 360 games for 60?

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  • Fozzie_bear 20 Feb 2006 11:31:21 15,489 posts
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    Stickman wrote:
    Tiger_Walts wrote:
    You can save 20 when buying 2 games by shopping at ASDA you know?

    GAME sell 360 games for 60?

    Wouldn't surprise me. Their second hand stuff can be 45! Anyone know where you could pick up new copies for the same price, or perhaps 5 cheaper?

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  • Mike_Hunt 20 Feb 2006 11:31:42 23,512 posts
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    GAME aren't selling 360 games for 60.

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  • Fozzie_bear 20 Feb 2006 11:36:39 15,489 posts
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    Mike_Hunt wrote:
    GAME aren't selling 360 games for 60.

    [MH]

    Bivith says they are.

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  • Fozzie_bear 20 Feb 2006 11:46:49 15,489 posts
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    Where?

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  • Stickman 20 Feb 2006 11:47:09 29,661 posts
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    Asda.

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  • stinky 20 Feb 2006 11:47:52 320 posts
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    ...and when that happens questions get ignored... so...

    HarryB wrote:
    GAME charge 50 in my store... but i mean i got quake 4 for 31, fifa for 31.. both brand new

    just gotta be on the look out for a bargain



    Where did you get them at that price for? I'm trying to get PGR3 on the cheep but can't get it below 39.99. Also don't you have to show your NUS card at HMV in order to get the student discount or just saying you're a student work?
  • Fozzie_bear 20 Feb 2006 11:49:34 15,489 posts
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    Furbs wrote:
    Stickman wrote:
    Asda.
    How much do they do them for?

    Less than those robbing bastards at Game are asking for second hand copies i hope! Have you seen how much they're charging?

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  • Stickman 20 Feb 2006 11:50:02 29,661 posts
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    I hear as much as 60!

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  • Mike_Hunt 20 Feb 2006 11:50:03 23,512 posts
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    Hang on - ASDA don't sell second hand games do they?

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