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Gizmondo's going cheap

Posted: Fri Mar 31, 2006 11:16 am
by william
Hi all
just returned from a shopping trip in HMV and managed to pick up a gizmondo for £39.99 and it's games for £6.99 each,when i asked the assistant he said that they were selling off the entire stock of hardware and software,but the hmv returns policy will not apply with purchasing it.so if anyone's after one then check their local HMV and pick up a bargin :roll:

Posted: Fri Mar 31, 2006 11:28 am
by RetroReserve
I heard that on the digitpress forum. Might pick one up for myself next time I'm in. I wonder if it is worth waiting though to see if the price goes down even more.

Posted: Fri Mar 31, 2006 11:50 am
by william
I wonder if it is worth waiting though to see if the price goes down even more.
Thats a bit of a gamble ,in Edinburgh's HMV there was only three left when i got mine and i picked up the last of the games of the shelf as well.

Posted: Fri Mar 31, 2006 11:50 am
by stigodump
Wondered when this would happen.

But that's a bargain make no mistake.

What are they like?

Posted: Fri Mar 31, 2006 12:08 pm
by william
What are they like?
just spent the last half hour playing about with it and i think its great(esp for the price)good graphics and sound(esp with the headphones)and fairly decent gameplay as well(alright i suppose for the only games HMV had-Trailblazer,Hockey rage 2005,Sticky balls and Richard burns rally).
so does anyone know what good games to go for?
Also,i've just checked ebay prices for the machines:lol:

Posted: Fri Mar 31, 2006 12:18 pm
by william
Forgot to mention-have seen gamestation selling gizmondo games for £1.99 :D

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Posted: Fri Mar 31, 2006 2:44 pm
by paranoid marvin
william wrote:Forgot to mention-have seen gamestation selling gizmondo games for £1.99 :D

Does that make Gizmondo retro gaming?

Posted: Fri Mar 31, 2006 3:30 pm
by Dudley
I've written my feature for issue 52 already.

Posted: Sat Apr 01, 2006 12:44 pm
by mel the bell
gah none round here, looked in hmv, virgin, game, gamestation, woolworths today in middlesbrough, didnt see any gizmondo stuff at all

all that and i forgot to visit a newsagent to get the 2nd retro gamer anthology :P

Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 6:11 pm
by william
Got a couple more giz games from gamestation for £1.99 each and managed to pick up a case for it for £3. :D

Yes,i know it isn't retro,but in 5-10 years time it will be and will hopefully be worth a fortune and i'll be happy to have picked it up so cheap in the first place.also i prefer buying my handhelds new or as new as poss as i can't stand trying to get a decent handheld with an unscratched screen.

Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 6:14 pm
by Ash
I picked up the games cheap but can't find a machine anywhere. :(

Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 6:18 pm
by william
but can't find a machine anywhere.
my local HMV sold out over the weekend,everyone's got the same idea to get one for that price.its a bargin for the price.

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Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 6:47 pm
by Ash
william wrote:
but can't find a machine anywhere.
my local HMV sold out over the weekend,everyone's got the same idea to get one for that price.its a bargin for the price.
My local HMV didn't even put theirs on sale. They just sent em back to the supplier. :(

Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2006 3:37 pm
by william
My local HMV didn't even put theirs on sale. They just sent em back to the supplier.
:? don't know why?.the assistant i bought from gave me a no returns form to say that they can't take them back due to the fact that they couldn't get their money back on returns due to gizmondo going bankrupt,and he mentioned that they were being sold to clear out the storeroom.

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Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2006 3:47 pm
by Ash
william wrote:
My local HMV didn't even put theirs on sale. They just sent em back to the supplier.
:? don't know why?.the assistant i bought from gave me a no returns form to say that they can't take them back due to the fact that they couldn't get their money back on returns due to gizmondo going bankrupt,and he mentioned that they were being sold to clear out the storeroom.
That's what I heard too but my housemate works on the games counter at HMV Leeds and he assured me that they've gone back to the supplier. I'm under the impression that different HMVs deal with different suppliers though, so it might not apply to all stores.