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Gamestation price increases?

Post by rossi46 » Fri Aug 15, 2008 9:49 am

I suppose it had to happen, but when I went into my local GS yesterday, all the Gamecube stuff was £5.99 and up. Where's all the 4 for £10 deals? There were not really many PS2 titles either for the multi-buy bargain hunters like myself.

Fckuking credit crunch :evil:
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Post by ShadowMan » Fri Aug 15, 2008 9:53 am

Thats odd, when I went to gamestation last week I though prices were coming down on GC stuff (Donkey Kong Jungle Beat for £1.99). Who knows!
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Post by gmintyfresh » Fri Aug 15, 2008 10:26 am

The Gamestation in Leeds city centre has very little retro stuff now, not even the odd random console in the window :(

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Re: Gamestation price increases?

Post by ToxieDogg » Fri Aug 15, 2008 10:57 am

rossi46 wrote:I suppose it had to happen, but when I went into my local GS yesterday, all the Gamecube stuff was £5.99 and up. Where's all the 4 for £10 deals? There were not really many PS2 titles either for the multi-buy bargain hunters like myself.

Fckuking credit crunch :evil:
There's still plenty of '4 for £10' games (inc. Gamecube) and lots of PS2 games in the Liverpool branches. I'm a bit spoilt though, because I've also got the choice of CEX and a fair few independents as well.
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Post by tpt » Fri Aug 15, 2008 11:24 am

Gamestation in MK has no Gamecube games at all :(

Which is rubbish considering I only just got my hands on a Gamecube!

I've noticed Gamecube console prices are dropping rapidly. £15-20 I'm seeing them for most of the time. Xbox has dropped to £30 as well.
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Post by Antiriad2097 » Fri Aug 15, 2008 11:26 am

I thought my local GS was doing well because it finally dropped the price of GC games below £20. Some of them are still near full retail price!
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Post by rossi46 » Fri Aug 15, 2008 12:35 pm

ToxieDogg wrote: I'm a bit spoilt though, because I've also got the choice of CEX and a fair few independents as well.
I think the answer's in there, Toxie. Our GS has only Smith's and Woolies for competition. Hence the prices. IMO
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Post by psj3809 » Fri Aug 15, 2008 12:44 pm

I know its not Gamestation - but just ordered from Game for the first time ever , selected quick one day delivery and 3 days later still nothing. Gonna take it all back once i get it (whenever that is) and get my money back out of principle. Wont be using them again.

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Post by thl » Fri Aug 15, 2008 12:59 pm

tpt wrote:Gamestation in MK has no Gamecube games at all :(
That's a shame. The Gamestation in Wood Green still does few Gamecube games, usually priced between £2.99-£7.99

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Post by Sureshot » Fri Aug 15, 2008 1:05 pm

In GAME over here Gamecube games are €8 a go. They actually had hardly any left in the shop near me, but I discovered that in one of the stores near work they had quite a few.

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Post by Dudley » Fri Aug 15, 2008 2:24 pm

psj3809 wrote:I know its not Gamestation - but just ordered from Game for the first time ever , selected quick one day delivery and 3 days later still nothing. Gonna take it all back once i get it (whenever that is) and get my money back out of principle. Wont be using them again.
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Post by Fightersmegamix » Fri Aug 15, 2008 3:24 pm

Gamestation in Bath has sod all retro and the PS2 section is damn poor - the shop stinks too!

Its about time given the size of the industry we had decent sized game stores like HMV or waterstones instead of tiny shops with only enough room for the latest releases and usually, on a Saturday, not enough room for the que of people at the till.

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Post by Machine+Soul » Fri Aug 15, 2008 3:25 pm

my local GS (bangor) has some stuff, Game cubes, wonderswans gbas, i picke dup a dreamcast pad for 99p the other day

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Post by STranger81 » Mon Aug 18, 2008 9:26 am

i dont go in gamestation because the one in derby always stinks of waz. as does the one in nottingham (but thats nottingham so its expected)

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Post by sscott » Mon Aug 18, 2008 2:23 pm

My local gmestation (Sheffield) have started re-stocking retro - althought Nightrap on Mega CD for £20 - got that for £2 in Rotherham markets recently...

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