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General Chat Thread, GAME group goes into administration in General; Originally Posted by Michael It will be interesting to see what happens to Computer Exchange (CEX) as they're in the ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    It will be interesting to see what happens to Computer Exchange (CEX) as they're in the same business.
    CeX Only deal in pre-owned products which are purchased from customers for either cash or store credit. Having worked for Cex a few years ago while at uni they only purchase products with cash in the tills which are skimmed off to the safe every few hours and banked every few days once it reachs a certain target often several thousand depending on sales. When customers are told they cannot buy cash items at the moment this is true the till staff cannot, its not to say the store has no cash!

    If your lucky you can still find some retro games in cex, we were however in 2010 told not to accept PC games in the large cardboard boxs they must be in a DVD case
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garacesh View Post
    Ah, I remember getting demo disks for PS1 out of magazines...
    That's a take home and try experience which you can still do now. Game booths were an in-store try and buy.

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    Just been up town now on a doomed quest to get some other bits and bobs, and the GAME store here is closed - doors locked and handwritten signs up on the door.


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    What did the signs say?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnCondon View Post
    What did the signs say?
    Just CLOSED

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    Their website is closed now too...


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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesfed View Post
    The overall tone of that is 'there's pretty much no circumstance where we will give out any money, but if you're still stupid enough, you can still shop with us'.

    I didn't realise they also owned Gameplay. I used to shop online with them all the time, but stopped when I got steam...

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    GAME...... Over....


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gatt View Post
    GAME...... Over....

    Lol your full of jokes tonight


    Anyone popped ther head to their local game yet to see if they can get some good deals? (thats if the store is not closed of course)

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    @Earthling:

    Ooh! I wish i was a girley!

    Just like my dear Papa!!!

    hehe!

    Just had to go the whole hog!

    One of my all time favs in the "Monty Python's" repertoire

    Ooh and not really bothered about Game shops as I don't actually ever play games, I play for real in life
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    You have to laugh at that "GAME - You can't lose" banner on their Farcebook page. Bit rich considering the sods won't honour their gamecards or loyalty cards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bossman View Post
    Ooh! I wish i was a girley!
    It has been said, thus it is true.


    Quote Originally Posted by Norphy View Post
    You have to laugh at that "GAME - You can't lose" banner on their Farcebook page. Bit rich considering the sods won't honour their gamecards or loyalty cards.
    It would have been better with a very small "the" in front...

    I need to check how much I have on my GAME card... I was [originally] planning to buy what I want, whack the points on the card and then use it to buy something awesome outright.

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    Watched a clip on Sky last night and they were outside a GAME store. Barriers were pulled down there, had written sign in the door saying 'closed'. They said they managed to chat to a staff member earlier who said they were told to close the shop, and to say nothing to anyone about why.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rawns View Post
    and to say nothing to anyone about why.
    Which is silly... Because we all know what's going on.


    I just had a thought... Where the farquaad am I going to get my Wii U from?

    GAME/Gamestation are closing. [Gamestation was pretty decent.]

    Places like ASDA/Tesco/whatever usually sell at RRP with really bad bundles [in my experience]

    Amazon and Play... Well, they're good on price, but I'm not sure I trust them with a £XXX console. [YOOOOODEEEEEEEEEL!]
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